Partita 2 BWV1004 (Tr. Solal)
Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Gigue, Chaconne
Villa-Lobos and his influences
Ernesto Nazareth (1863-1934), Brejeiro (arr. Solal)
Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959), Choro n°1
Villa-Lobos and his succesors
Heitor Villa-Lobos, Mazurka-choro
Jobim (1927-1994), Chorando coraçao (arr. Bellinati)
Tristorosa (arr. Solal)
Roland Dyens (1955-2016)
Tuhu (Hommage à Villa Lobos)
Egberto Gismonti (1947)
Agua e vinho (arr. Solal)
Lamentos no morro (arr. Solal)
*Repertoire is subject to change based on live line up.
Gaëlle Solal (Guitarist)
Gaëlle Solal was born in Marseilles (France) and began playing the guitar at age 6 with René Bartoli. At 14, she won three gold medals at the Conservatoire de Marseilles and, as the best student among all instruments, was awarded the Prix de la Ville de Marseille. She has performed in prominent festivals and venues including Festival d’Ile de France, Noches en los Reales Alcázares in Seville, Festival d’Avignon, Festival Montpellier-Radio France, and at Salle Cortot (Paris), Zellerbach Hall (Berkeley), Tsuda Hall, Nikkei Hall, Oji Hall in Tokyo, Merkin Concert Hall (New York City), and at the Guitar Foundation of America’s International Convention in 2011.
Du Yipeng (Founder of String-139)
Du Yipeng graduated from the Mannes School of Music in New York, USA. In 1999, he taught at the International School of Beijing. The same year, he participated in the performance of the European (Beijing) Drama Art Festival. In 2000, he held his first guitar solo concert, in Beijing. He has participated in master classes with Rolan Dynes, Fabio Zanon, Oscar Ghiglia, and Manuel Barrueco. He has been invited to visit several international guitar art festival exchange programs, and helped organize dozens of visits to China for international guitar masters, including performances and exchange programs. At the moment, he is engaged as an art director for cultural performances and exchanges in China and abroad.
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.