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Gabriel BIANCO

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For many years Gabriel Bianco has established himself as one of the most active guitarists of his generation. ADAMI's "Révélation Classique" in 2011, his constantly-updated repertoire comprises both original works and transcriptions covering all periods of classical music.

An eight-time First Prize winner at the most prestigious international competitions (notably at Vienna, 2006, GFA in San Francisco 2008, Madrid 2011), Gabriel Bianco gives recitals all over the world (Tchaïkovsky Hall in Moscow, Central Conservatory of Beijing, Herbst Theatre at San Francisco, The Luis Angel Arango Library at Bogota, The Centre Culturel of Sao Paulo, at Bucharest with the Romanian National Orchestra, the Auditorium of the Music Academy at Poznan, among others). He has also performed at aroung fourty international guitar festivals (France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Greece, Russia, Thailand, India, Peru, etc).

His first CD was released in 2009 by the Naxos label. It received high praise in the musical press, Classical Guitar Magazine, Guitare Classique, and La Guitarra. He made the cover of Thai Guitar Magazine.

He has recorded for French television (Mezzo), as well as for TVR Cultura (Romania) and various radio programmes (Gaëlle le Gallic on France Musique, CBC Canada, SRR Radio Romania).

Gabriel was born into a musical family, and started playing the guitar at the age of 5. From the age of 9, he attended the Regional Conservatoire of Paris in the class of Ramon de Herrera. At the age of 16 he was admitted to the Paris Conservatoire under Olivier Chassain, where he obtained 1st prize by unanimous vote and the congratulations of the jury, in 2008. He also received expert guidance from Judicael Perroy.

He teaches at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam as head of classical guitar studies.

Gabriel Bianco uses "Savarez/Correlli" strings, and the "Karura" Flight Case.