Tag: France

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Vincent Beer-Demander plays for Japan

Vincent Beer-Demander is one of the leading mandolin players in France and a great composer too. In June 2021 he performed a special online concert for Japan which is available at youtube.

Vincent Beer-Demander and friends played a selection of compositions for mandolin, mandola, two mandolins, three mandolins and songs with piano and mandolin.

Vincent Beer-Demander plays for Japan – Marseille 2021

Vincent Beer-Demander (Mandoline, mandole)

Nina Grimaut (Mandoline)

Siham Pichon (Mandoline)

Pascale Sicaud (Piano, voix)

Remi Beer-Demander (Voix)

Juna Iwamato (Présentation)

Olivier Fordant (Vidéo)

From a comment in Japanese (with google translation) this is the program:

Part One
Vincent Beer-Demander solo
-Improvisation by Vincent B.D. with a Japanese theme
-Andante / J.S. Bach Arrangement: Vincent Beer-Demander
-From the animal guessing quiz Bestiere (bestiary). (Guess what animal the theme of Vincent is playing.)
-A tribute to the movie musician Ennio-Moricone, who passed away last year Arrangement: Vincent Beer-Demander

Part 2
Mandolin song for kids

-Duck Dolan le canard / Composition: Vincent Beer-Demander
-Archangel L’Arcange Galivel / Composition: Vincent Beer-Demander
-Egg L’œuf de Grocuche / Composition: Vincent Beer-Demander

Part 3
Mandol’in pour mandoline

-Le verre de cocadine Coke’s cup Composition: Vincent Beer-Demander
-La conservature en laine La conservature en laine Composition: Vincent Beer-Demander
-Le Machayou Le Machayou Composition: Vincent Beer-Demander

Part 4
Three new songs announced and France’s representative song

-Three songs for singer, mandolin and piano
(There are 3 short songs) Composition: Vincent Beer-Demander

-Göttingen / Barbara Arrangement: Vincent Beer-Demander
-Amsterdam / Jacques-Brel Arrangement: Vincent Beer-Demander
-Rosy Life / Edit-Piaf Arrangement: Vincent Beer-Demander
-The Windmills of Your Wind / Michel-Le Grand Arrangement: Vincent Beer-Demander

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Julien Martineau and Thibaut Garcia

Video – Live Concert Julien Martieau et Thibaut Garcia

Julien Martineau and Thibaut Garcia have given an online concert in January 2021. The complete concert is available as a youtube video.

Programme

Carlo Munier: Capriccio spagnuolo

Niccolò PAGANINI: Cantabile MS 109 / Sonata per Rovene MS 14 / Romanza MS 3 / Serenata MS 16

Raffaele CALACE: Rapsodia napoletana op. 66 / Mazurka VI op. 141 / Bolero op. 26

Astor PIAZZOLLA: Bordel 1900 (Histoire du Tango) / Nightclub 1960 (Histoire du Tango)

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Bruno Helstroffer – Theorbo

My newspaper had a review some days ago about the album “Calling the Muse – Old & New Pieces for Theorbo” by the French theorbo player Bruno Helstroffer.

Bruno Helstroffer has studied the guitar in Straßburg in France and has also started to play the theorbo, the lute and the vihuela. The theorbo and the lute are now his favorite instruments.

Helstroffer has played with different old music ensembles playing music of the Renaissance. He has played solo performances with his theorbo and has a very creative way to play old and new music on the lute instruments. He is composing new music for the theorbo, arranging modern compositions for the lute and even plays arrangements of pop songs.

Let’s start with a solo performance:

Fragment of “Mr Instrument Instrument presents The Great Invention for thirsty theorbo, asleep double bass, four dancers and absolute crime.”

Music: Bruno Helstroffer, Jean-Philippe Morel

Choreography: and direction: Malgorzata Haduch

Dance: Krystyna Mazurówna, Rachel Arianna Ogle, Weronika Pelczyńska, Małgorzata Haduch

Light and set design: Sebastian Molski

Camera: Filip Molski

Costumes: Unfinished Company In collaboration with Dance House Lemesos, Burdąg Foundation and with the support of Instytut Adama Mickiewicza

Bruno Helstroffer is taking part in different projects, a great example is this trio with guitar, oud and theorbo playing a composition ba Arvo Pärt:

Grégory Dargent, oud, Kevin Seddiki, guitare classique et Bruno Helstroffer, théorbe interprètent Pari Intervalo d’Arvo Pärt. Extrait du concert Ocora, Couleurs du monde enregistré le 10 septembre 2018 au Studio 105 de la Maison de la Radio.

Playlist Bruno Helstroffer

Playlist – Calling the Muse – Bruno Helstroffer

Additional information

Website Faenza: http://faenza.fr/fr

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Florentino Calvo – An Important Mandolinist from France

Florentino Calvo is one of the leading mandolinists from France. He has studied mandolin and guitar at the concervatory of music and dance in Argenteuil with Mario Monti and in the masterclass of Alberto Ponce.

Florentino Calvo is especially interested in contemporary music. Together with the trio Polycordes (mandolin, harp and guitar) he has premiered and recorded many contemporary compositions.

But Florentino Calvo has also recorded several albums with the most important works for the mandoline of the 17th century and the Romantic age for mandolin solo or mandolin with piano, harpsichord or guitar.

Florentino Calvo is also the conductor of several orchestras like the Ensemble MG21.

I have found several live videos with Florentino Calvo and playlists of some of the albums.

Playlist Florentino Calvo

Beethoven Sonatine, recordings with the Trio Polycordes, Florentino Calvo as conductor

Complete albums at youtube

Gabriele Leone: Six sonates pour la mandoline et basse, Livre I (2015)

Ensemble Spirituoso

From Prag to Vienna

Florentino Calvo, Mandoline and Aline Zylberajch, Piano

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