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Mar
27

BrankoMilena_Comme-des-Grand

Here is the duo of Milena Petkovic and Branko Barnic with the first movement of Roland Dyen’s Comme des Grandes, on a pair of Teodoro Perez Especial cedar-tops – one, played by Branko, is a 2016 Especial with CSA rosewood back and sides, and the other, played by Milena, is a 2017 Especial with a gorgeous set of Imbuia for the back and sides.

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Mar
22

BrankoMilena_Il-Funghetto

Here is the duo of Milena Petkovic and Branko Barnic playing Il Funghetto, the 2nd movement of Roland Dyens’ Comme des Grandes, on a pair of Teodoro Perez Especial cedar-tops – one, played by Branko, is a 2016 Especial with CSA rosewood back and sides, and the other, played by Milena, is a 2017 Especial with a gorgeous set of Imbuia for the back and sides.

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Nov
01

roland

This weekend the guitar world reeled with the news of the passing of the great guitarist/composer/arranger Roland Dyens. Few have done as much for the instrument in the last 50 years as Dyens, and as some of you will know we were in the process of publishing some videos of a concert we held with Roland last year. Quite appropriately, the piece I was in the process of mixing and editing when I heard the news was Berimbau, his arrangement of the Baden Powell piece that Roland used to close his concerts. So here’s Roland Dyens, saying goodnight at the end of a fantastic concert.

David Collett, president of GSI, also wanted to share some thoughts about his recent experience hosting Roland last year the weekend of his concert:

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Oct
19

dyens

Today is Roland Dyens’ birthday, so it seemed like a perfect time to publish some video we have of him playing a concert at GSI with a very historic guitar. The guitar is a 1947 Robert Bouchet, the second guitar Bouchet ever built and the first he ever sold (he kept the first guitar, as he had made it for himself). This guitar can rightly be said to have launched the French school of luthiery, which would go on to include such figures as Daniel Friederich, Dominique Field and now the current generation of young French luthiers like Jean-Noel Rohe and Bertrand Ligier.

In the first video GSI president David Collett gives us a brief history of the guitar (including a great photo, taken the year Dyens was born, of the guitar being played by Friederich while sitting next to Joseph Reinhardt, Django’s brother), then Dyens plays Sor’s Le Calme. In the second video Dyen’s plays his arrangement of Django Reinhardt’s Nuages, and in the third he plays his new arrangement of Piazzolla’s Oblivion.

Huge thanks to the guys at AEA (RibbonMics.com) for lending us their N22 and N8 microphones for this concert!

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May
20

24th International Guitar Festival – MOTTOLA (ITALY), July 9 – 17, 2016
International Competition – Concerts – 11th Biennial Exhibition of “Liuteria” for Guitar – Master classes

Guitar Master Class with ROLAND DYENS: July 10, 11 and 12.

For further information, email: info@mottolafestival.com, or visit www.mottolafestival.com.

May
20

24th International Guitar Festival – MOTTOLA (ITALY), July 9 – 17, 2016
International Competition – Concerts – 11th Biennial Exhibition of “Liuteria” for Guitar – Master classes

Guitar Master Class with ROLAND DYENS: July 10, 11 and 12.

For further information, email: info@mottolafestival.com, or visit www.mottolafestival.com.

May
20

24th International Guitar Festival – MOTTOLA (ITALY), July 9 – 17, 2016
International Competition – Concerts – 11th Biennial Exhibition of “Liuteria” for Guitar – Master classes

Guitar Master Class with ROLAND DYENS: July 10, 11 and 12.

For further information, email: info@mottolafestival.com, or visit www.mottolafestival.com.

Aug
13

roland_blog

Here’s Roland Dyens from our concert last month playing two of his compositions – Alba Nera and El Ultimo Recuerdo – on that great 1969 Daniel Friederich.

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Aug
09

Dyens ‘Prelude’                                                                              Dyens ‘The Wiz and Angelo’s Waltz’
Tchaikovsky ‘Barcarolle’ & Chopin ‘Waltz, Op. 69, No. 2’                                                       Fernando Sor ‘Le calme’
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Aug
06

Dyens-Waltzes

Here’s Roland Dyens playing his arrangements of two waltzes – Tchaikovsky’s Barcarolle and Chopin’s Waltz Opus 69 No. 3 – on a gorgeous 1969 Daniel Friederich at our recent concert in the GSI showroom.

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