Thomas Viloteau performs and teaches Roland Dyens famous “fake” tango, Tango en Skai. Viloteau, who studied with Dyens, shares many of the composer’s interpretive preferences, the primary one being that the piece should always feel improvised.
The lesson focuses on many of the piece’s technical challenges which Viloteau solves by breaking down into small, “easy things.” Viloteau also emphasizes the importance of playing with rhythmic accuracy, especially in the sections that are three against two.
Thomas Viloteau is considered one of the most gifted classical guitarists of the younger generation and not without reason. His first concert was in his home country of France only a year after he began his studies, in front of an audience of 200 people. Since that concert, Thomas has played in some of the best venues through out the United States of America, Canada, Mexico, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Norway, Great Britain, Taiwan and Puerto Rico.