Gaëlle Solal presented a brilliantly programmed and expertly performed recital on Saturday afternoon in Mixon Hall that was so full of spirit and energy that on a couple of occasions she literally skipped onto the stage.

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Gaëlle Solal, guitar

Guitarist of extraordinary passion and virtuosity, she was born in Marseilles (France) and began the guitar at age 6 with René Bartoli. At 14, she won three gold medals at the Conservatoire de Marseilles and as best student of all instruments, was awarded the Prix de la Ville de Marseille. A first Prize winner at many competitions early in her career including Alessandria Competition, Locquémeau, Savona, Sernancehle, and Finalist at Concert Artists Guild New York. Long list of her accomplishments include Honor Diplom at Accademia Chigiana and 2nd Prize at 2006 Guitar Foundation of America (GFA), Gaëlle has performed in more than 35 countries around the world. She performed in Festival dIle de France, Noches en los Reales Alcázares in Sevilla, Festival dAvignon, Festival Montpellier-Radio France and at Salle Cortot (Paris), Zellerbach Hall (Berkeley), Tsuda Hall, Nikkei Hall, Oji Hall in Tokyo, Merkin Concert Hall (NY) and at the Guitar Foundation of America’s International Convention in 2011. As a soloist she appeared with the Berkeley Symphony, the Garde Républicaine Orchestra and the Philharmonic Turin Orchestra. Recent and upcoming USA recitals included New York City Classical Guitar Society; the Garth Newel Chamber Music Festival (VA), Cleveland, OH Guitar Weekend, St. Louis Classical Guitar Society, the GFA Conventions in Charleston and Louisville; Hillsborough Community College, Tampa; Xavier University, Cleveland; the State University of New York, Fredonia; Sarasota Classical Guitar Society, Clemson University, the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque and teaching for the Albuquerque Public Schools; the Nashville Public Library, and educational outreach recitals for the Austin Classical Guitar Society, TX. Gaëlle’s upcoming tours will take her to France, Italy, Bosnia, Germany, Marocco and Peru.

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1ère partie

J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Partita n° 2. BWV 1004 *
Allemanda, Corrente, Sarabanda, Giga, Ciaccona

Vasks, Peteris (né en 1946)
Vientulibas Sonate (Sonate de la Solitude)

2ème partie

Nicolas Bacri (né en 1961)
Sérénade mélancolique (1ère au Canada)

Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)
Mazurka-choro, Schottisch-choro (de la Suite populaire brésilienne)
Prélude n°2

Egberto Gismonti (b. 1947)
Agua e vinho *

Anibal Augusto Sardinha “Garôto” (1915-1955)
Lamentos do morro *

* Arrangements/transcriptions de Gaëlle Solal

Trailer Ohana Project (Gaëlle Solal & Giusy Caruso)

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Chaconnes & Passacailles CD

M. Castelnuovo-Tedesco: concerto in D (2º mvt)

Tedesco: Sonata (II)

E. Gismonti: Agua e vinho

Garoto: Lamento de Morro

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