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Gabriel Bianco (Guitar)

Born: 1988 - France

The French guitarist, Gabriel Bianco, was born into a family of musicians, and received an early start on the guitar, receiving lessons with his father at age 5. A few years later, in 1997, he began his studies in Paris with Ramon de Herrera at the Conservatoire National de Région, Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris (CNR-CSP). He went through it in 2005 with an unanimously first prize and congratulations. The same year, he received the highest rank in the entrance competition to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (CNSMDP), where he received the highest performance distinction under the teaching of Olivier Chassain. In addition, he attended master-classes with Roberto Aussel, Jose Luis Campana, Roland Dyens, Marcin Dylla, Edouardo Fernandez, Jérémy Jouve, Stephen Schmidt. Since 2005 he has also studied with French virtuoso Judicaël Perroy.

Gabriel Bianco has many various musical activities (theater piece, creation of new contemporary works...), but his main one is to perform as a soloist in recital. He played his first concert in Paris when he was 15, and in 2002-2003, he performed in a theater play in Paris during a whole season with "théâtre fragile" company. He has performed concerts regularly for the last five years, and has already appeared in over 30 music festivals across the word, in France, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Austria, Spain, Italy, Hungary, Romania, Portugal, Slovakia, and Thaïland, and now he is invited to play in differents countries (France, Italy, Autria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Spain...).

Gabriel Bianco has already won severals prizes in internationals competitions in Europe among which : 1st prize at the International Guitar Competition of Sernancelhe, Portugal (2005); 1st prize at the International Guitar Competition of Ile de Ré, France (2006); 1st prize at the International Guitar Competition of Gitarre Forum Wien, Austria (2006); 1st prize at the International Guitar Competition of Tychy (Śląska Jesień Gitarowa), Poland (2006); 1st prize at the International Guitar Competition "Hubert Käppel" of Koblenz , Germany (2007). He also won 1st prize at the competition in Barbezieux, France. His most recent win at the 2008 Guitar Foundation of America Competition (GFA) has earned him the coveted 50-concert tour in the USA, Mexico, and Canada with additional concerts in China, Colombia, and Brazil.

When he was 12, Gabriel Bianco recorded for French television, "Mezzo TV", for the program "Musiciens en herbe", and later appeared on Romanian television (TVR Cultura). He takes part too in the creation of contemporary works (Alma Sola). He has just recorded a DVD for the Italian magazine La Guitarra and his first CD was released in 2009 on Naxos.

Source: Gabriel Bianco Website, Naxos Website; Supplements from other websites
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (July 2009)

Gabriel Bianco: Short Biography | Recordings of Instrumental Works

Links to other Sites

Gabriel Bianco, classical guitar (Official Website) [French/English]
Facebook: Gabriel Bianco

Gabriel Bianco Biography (Naxos)
Gabriel Bianco wins 2008 GFA International Solo Competition

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