Gérard Abiton (FR) - gitar
Fredag 4. april 2014
- Sonata K.238 (G minor)
- Sonata K.380 (G major)
- Sonata K.545 (C major)
- Sonata K.466 (G minor)
- Sonata K.113 (D major)
- Tango op.165
- Ricordatti (Mazurka)
- Cuba op.47
- Sevilla op.47
Gerard Abiton always renews his repertory in quest of musical emotions, utmost perfection, and simple happiness, which he easily shares. A story close to his heart, shall we say. Gerard Abiton performs regularly on international stages. Every single concert represents an event in the musical world : either playing solo or with an orchestra.
At 16 years old, Gerard Abiton joined the Conservatoire superieur national de musique of Paris in Alexander Lagoya's class.
In addition to his instrumental studies, he studied harmony and counterpoint.. Gerard Abiton also attended the summer classes of Andres Segovia (Spain), Abel Carlevaro (Uruguay), and John Williams (Australia / Great Britain).In 1990 and 1991, he completed his training by attending the baroque interpretation classes of Herve Niquet, the Musical Director of the "Concert Spirituel".
In 1981, Gerard Abiton won the 37th International Contest of Musical Execution of Geneva and the "Frank Martin" special price from the Musicians Association of Geneva. In 1983, he became the winner of the Georges Cziffra association.
Since 2010 he teaches at the "Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional" and the "Pôle Supérieur" of Paris (France) and he regularly sits at juries of nationals and international contests.
Gerard Abiton who is regularly invited at international events, plays recitals, chamber music and also plays with orchestras in many countries. He has been soloist with National Symphonic Orchestra of Cuba, Collegium Musicum of Basel, Sinfonia of Manchester, Symphonic Orchestra of Orleans, Orchestre du CRR de Paris, Ensemble Orchestral Stringendo de Paris, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, National Symphonic Orchestra of Mexico, Orchestre Symphonique du Rhin...
Gerard Abiton's repertoire is eclectic, with a certain predilection of music from the first half of the 20th century, witnessed by his recordings devoted to the composers M.M. Ponce, J. Turina, F. Mompou, F.M. Torroba and J. Rodrigo.
Dedicated to many works of French composers - J.C. Wolff, P. Leroux, G. Iglesia, R. Campo, Y. Krier, A. Margoni, M. Delaistier, T. Brenet, G. Drozd, A.M. Rioux, R. Creuse...- Gerard Abiton reveals the guitar's integration in the different musical trends of our time.