Benoit Albert

Classical Guitar

Composer

France

 

         
    
“Innovation, beauty and virtuosity… these are Benoît

           Albert’s legacy to an evolving musical culture.”

                           Alan Fark – “Minor 7th” 

 

As a solo guitarist, chamber musician and composer, French guitarist Benoît Albert is a unique and versatile voice in the world of classical guitar.

 

Benoît Albert grew up in Charente, in a Southwest region of France. As a very young man he was inspired by pop, progressive rock and classical music. Later on, at the age of 14, he decided to study classical guitar. He acquired his formal education at the Conservatoire de Bordeaux and the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, where he graduated with top honors.

 

As a composer Albert describes his musical language as modal with a broad rhythmical spectrum reflecting popular music influences from Eastern Europe and North/South America as well as French impressionistic music and electronic music. He has co-created productions involving modern dance (Laurène Albert and Pierre Michaël Faure), paintings (Paul Storey), and chamber music (les Frères Méduses, Duo Laborde-Albert and la Compagnie des Arts).

 

As a performer, Albert has toured Europe, Venezuela, the US, and Malaysia. His compositions for solo and chamber music are published Les Productions d’Oz (Canada), and has recorded nine CDs, four of which are comprised entirely of his own work.

 

Since september 2014, Benoît Albert is guitar Professor at the
Conservatoire (C.R.R.) and the Pôle Supérieur (I.S.D.A.T.) of Toulouse - France.

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GUITAR TRIPTYCH

 

Program

 

XIXth Century

Post-romantique Spanish guitar, Anonymous 1850

Ferdinando CARULLI (1770 - 1841)

 

Johann Kaspar MERTZ

From the Barden-Klange (1806 - 1856)

Capriccio

Unruhe

Liebeslied

Fingals-Höhle

Elégie

 

XXth Century

Martin Guitar (Frank Henry) 1905

Duke ELLINGTON (1899 - 1974)

 

Jazz Standards

Take the A train

Don’t get around much anymore

I never felt that way before

Do nothin’ till you hear from me 

Caravan

Satin doll

 

 

XXIth Century

Guitare Erik-Pierre HOFMANN 2007

Benoît ALBERT (1969 - )

 

Suite N°1 - «Fingerstyle»

Prelude 

Finger Estile 

Quietly 

Eastern Rush

 

Guitar Triptych is an incredible program featuring 3 guitars (2 historical), and 3 composers covering 200 years of music and guitar making history. From the early romantic era to my own modern compositions without forgetting Duke Ellington's jazz standards on a original 1905 Martin guitar.