Benoit Albert

“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. At age fourteen, 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, North America, South America, French impressionistic music, and electronic music. He 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 a guitar professor at the
Conservatoire (C.R.R.) and the Pôle Supérieur (I.S.D.A.T.) of Toulouse - France.

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