*Repertoire is subject to change based on live line up.
Adrien Brogna (Guitar Musician)
Born in 1985, Adrien Brogna is one of the most talented Belgian guitarists of his generation. Noted for the sensitivity of his playing and his rhythmic fire, Brogna now divides his time between the roles of soloist, chamber musician and teacher. In 2008 he graduated with Great Distinction from the Conservatoire royal de Mons in Belgium. Then followed tours of the United States (via the Benaroya Hall in Seattle), England, Scotland, Greece (at the prestigious Pallas Theatre of Athens), and participation in the “Holland Festival” at the Muziek Gebouw aan 't IJ Amsterdam and the Festival Guitarras del Mundo in Argentina. In addition to his expertise in Romantic guitar, Adrien Brogna is also a committed modern musician. He was previously Guest Professor at the Lemmens Instituut of Leuven, assisting Raphaella Smits. Since 2015, Brogna has been a Professor at the Royal Conservatory of Liège, Belgium. He is generously supported by the US strings company D’Addario.
Du Yipeng (Founder of String-139)
A veteran classical guitar educator with more than 20 years of experience in classical guitar education for adults and children. Graduated from the Mannes School of Music in New York, USA, studied under the famous music professor and grammy award winner Frederic Hand, specializing in classical guitar music education and performance. His students come from more than a dozen countries and regions, and many of them have won awards in international competitions. Du taught at the Beijing International School (ISB) In 1999 and had successfully held his first solo concert in Beijing in 2000. He is often invited to participate in various international classical guitar music festivals.
In 1723, Bach finished his No. 139 cantata Believe in God, God Blesses (Wohl dem, der sich auf seinen Gott, BWV 139) to express his love for the Lord. The name of this cantata perfectly described Bach's life of pure belief. Although new music forms are constantly being created, people have never given up on upholding tradition and faith. As time passes by, when fashion trends become classics, and persistence solidifies into greatness, classical works act as a mirror for people to slow down and reflect upon their true selves.
The aim of GuitarW Music Workshop (www.guitarw.com) is to share passion for the classical string music world. Inspired by Bach's commitment to his belief, our goal is to invite likeminded string masters to perform with us, in the “139” musical style, to demonstrate our musical beliefs.