Tag Thomas Viloteau

Thomas Viloteau Plays Grande Sérénade Op.30 by Coste

Thomas Viloteau plays Grande Sérénade Op.30 by Napoléon Coste (1805-1883). This comes via his fantastic YouTube channel. Viloteau is one of my favourite players for his balanced musical approach, virtuosity, and down to Earth videos. He’s a former GFA winner…

Thomas Viloteau plays Danza Caracteristica by Brouwer

Thomas Viloteau plays Danza Característica “Quítate de la Acera” (1957) by Leo Brouwer (b.1939) on a Alkemia-Strasbourg model guitar by Bastien Burlot, made with a spruce soundboard and African rosewood back and sides. This comes via Guitar Salon International and their…

Thomas Viloteau Plays Suite Populaire Brésilienne by Villa-Lobos

French guitarist Thomas Viloteau plays Suite Populaire Brésilienne by (1887-1959). In order: Mazurka-Chôro; Schottish-Chôro (2:30);  Valsa-Chôro (5:56); Gavota-Chôro(10:03); Chorinho (15:38). This comes via his fantastic YouTube channel. Such beautiful playing as always from Viloteau, a great mix of musicality with relaxed but straight forward delivery.

Thomas Viloteau plays Valse en Skaï by Dyens

French guitarist Thomas Viloteau plays Valse en Skaï by Roland Dyens (1955–2016). This comes via his great Youtube channel. Viloteau is a GFA winner and concert guitarist but also very down to Earth, I love these at-home videos from such an amazing player. Nice…

Thomas Viloteau Plays Recuerdos de la Alhambra

French guitarist Thomas Viloteau Plays Recuerdos de la Alhambra by Francisco Tárrega (1852-1909). This comes via his great Youtube channel. Viloteau is a GFA winner and concert guitarist but seems really down to earth with these at-home videos and extra…

Thomas Viloteau Plays Music of Memory by Maw

French guitarist Thomas Viloteau plays Music of Memory by British composer Nicholas Maw (1935–2009). One of the great works of the period (1989, rev. 1991), Viloteau pulls it off beautifully. Pretty nice sound too despite it’s just a small room.…

Thomas Viloteau Plays Ponce’s Folia Variations & Fugue

French guitarist Thomas Viloteau plays Variations and Fugue on ‘Folia de España’ (1929) by Mexican composer Manuel María Ponce (1882–1948). This is one of a handful of monumental works for the guitar. This fantastic set of variations ends with a…

Thomas Viloteau Plays Suite Brasileira #3 by Assad

French guitarist Thomas Viloteau plays the fourth movement of the Suite Brasileira #3 by Sergio Assad, commissioned by and dedicated to Thomas Viloteau. Guitar by Bastien Burlot, 2015. I love how the pros are catching up with the YouTube generation and just…

Thomas Viloteau Plays Caterete by Sergio Assad

French guitarist Thomas Viloteau plays Caterete, written by Sergio Assad on a guitar made by Bastien Burlot. Notice that this guitar has no soundhole…it frightens me. It’s like looking at a face with no eyes..or eye holes I guess. I…

Thomas Viloteau Plays Dyens

Thomas Viloteau plays the iconic Tango en Skaï by Roland Dyens, with whom he studied with in Paris. You can grab the sheet music via Amazon.com, it’s a fun piece and not outrageously difficult (although Viloteau gives us all a…