Brussels International Guitar Festival & Competition du 20 au 24 avril 2018


FRIDAY 20 APRIL 2018  -  20:00


Guitar & Orchestra


Nicola Montella
, guitar (Italy)
Chapelle Musicale de Tournai conducted by Philippe Gérard (Belgium)

Homage to Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco on the 50th anniversary of his disappearance

Concerto for guitar and orchestra opus 99 by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco

www.nicolamontella.com
www.chapellemusicaletournai.be



Two guitars & Orchestra


Guitar duo Eerik Maurage (Belgium/Finland) & Thomas Montagne (France/Belgium)
Chapelle Musicale de Tournai, conducted by Philippe Gérard (Belgium)

Homage to Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco on the 50th anniversary of his disappearance

Concerto for two guitars and orchestra opus 202 by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco



SATURDAY 21 APRIL 2018  - 09:00

Brussels International Guitar Competition "Ilse & Nicolas Alfonso": Public final - Results - Awards ceremony

11:30 : recital by the laureates of the 2017 Brussels National Guitar Competition during the deliberation of the jury


SATURDAY 21 APRIL 2018  - 20:00


World Music/Jazz/Pop

BLACK DÜNYA (Belgium/Turkey/Finland/Japan)

Ülkü Dursun (vocals)
Eerik Maurage (guitar)
Charles Slingeneyer (piano)
Jordi Cassagne (bass)
Yüki Takano (drums)

"Chaos" - world premiere (compositions by Eerik Maurage)


 

A duo of celebrated guitar virtuosos


Anabel Montesinos (Spain/Austria) & Marco Tamayo (Cuba/Austria)

"Corazones de Fuego"

Homage to Ilse & Nicolas Alfonso, Bach, Paganini, Granados, Rodrigo…


www.marcotamayoedition.com




SUNDAY 22 APRIL 2018  - 15:00


Musical comedy for children between the ages of 3 and 10
– in French


Compagnie « Dans les Bacs à Sable »
(France)

"La Clef des Rêves" -  Belgian premiere

A magical, whimsical story on dreams in life, making one's dreams come true and overcoming nightmares.This is the story of Lea, a tiny flower rooted in her meadow whose dream is to roam the world. It's the story of a Key which opens the door to boundless imagination – the gateway to one's inner freedom: the Land of Dreams. However, it is also the story of a dream which turns into a nightmare. During her thrilling adventure, in the heart of her dream, Lea comes face to face with her greatest fear - witches. Dragged into a dark place of her own making, our naive heroine has to learn how to free herself from her predicament. Her courage and determination will help her rein in her imagination, conquer her fears and banish her nightmare. Once back in her wonderful world, Lea finds herself playing an unaccustomed role: the witch casts her weapons aside and begs the little flower to help her by revealing how miserable her life has become. Lea realises that the witch's unhappiness has caused her to become evil. So, in order to free her from her sufferings, she gives her the Key of Dreams.


www.spectaclesdesenfants.com

www.laclefdesreves.com



SUNDAY 22 APRIL 2018  - 20:00

Music & images show


Duo Paseo Musical
(Belgium/France)

Amélie Douay (flute)
Caroline Schneider (guitar)
Charles Bruere (visuals)

"Contemporary landscapes" - world premiere

Takemitsu, Beaser, Coles, Lysight (creation)


www.paseomusical.com


Recital by a living guitar legend


Costas Cotsiolis
, guitar (Greece)

"Latin landscapes": Brouwer (Belgian premiere of sonata n°3), Albéniz, Domeniconi…


www.costascotsiolis.com



MONDAY 23 APRIL 2018  - 10:00 & 13:30

Show for children - for schools
Musical comedy for children between the ages of 3 and 10 - in French


Compagnie « Dans les Bacs à Sable » (France)

"La Clef des Rêves" Belgian premiere

A magical, whimsical story on dreams in life, making one's dreams come true and overcoming nightmares.This is the story of Lea, a tiny flower rooted in her meadow whose dream is to roam the world. It's the story of a Key which opens the door to boundless imagination – the gateway to one's inner freedom: the Land of Dreams. However, it is also the story of a dream which turns into a nightmare. During her thrilling adventure, in the heart of her dream, Lea comes face to face with her greatest fear - witches. Dragged into a dark place of her own making, our naive heroine has to learn how to free herself from her predicament. Her courage and determination will help her rein in her imagination, conquer her fears and banish her nightmare. Once back in her wonderful world, Lea finds herself playing an unaccustomed role: the witch casts her weapons aside and begs the little flower to help her by revealing how miserable her life has become. Lea realises that the witch's unhappiness has caused her to become evil. So, in order to free her from her sufferings, she gives her the Key of Dreams.



MONDAY 23 APRIL 2018  - 20:00


Recital by the French grande dame of the guitar


Valérie Duchâteau
, guitar (France)

"La guitare chante Brel" world premiere

Homage to Jacques Brel on the 40th anniversary of his disappearance

Arrangements by Valérie Duchâteau


www.valerieduchateau.com



Poetry & guitar show - in French


Françoise Villiers, Cindy Besson, Manuela Sanchez, Jean-François Brion and Frédéric Lepers (narrators) & Hugues Navez (guitar)

Que la vie en vaut la peine

Homage to Pascale Mathieu and Charles Kleinberg

Poems by de Fontaine, Lamartine, De Vigny, Maurel, Prévôt, Garcia Lorca, Elskamp, Thiry, Bodart, Aragon, Montal…
Works by Bach, Sor, Villa-Lobos, de Falla, Mozzani…

stage director : Françoise Villiers – concept : Charles Kleinberg and Hugues Navez



TUESDAY 24 APRIL 2018  - 20:00

14 young virtuosos


Ensemble de guitares du Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles, conducted by Hugues Navez

"Recuerdos", Caccini, Albéniz, Pujol, Marquez, Adele & Epworth…

Inaugurated by Nicolas Alfonso in 1965 and one of Europe's oldest, the unique guitar class at the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles-Ecole Supérieure des Arts comprises numerous very high standard Belgian and foreign students. Hugues Navez has been the full professor of this class since 1999. The Conservatoire offers these future professionals the opportunity to perform regularly on stage : Château du Karreveld, Flagey, the Brussels Parliament, the Brussels Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Maison de la Musique, the Salon Musicora in Paris... Conducted by their professor, current students perform together and share their passion with the public.

www.conservatoire.be
www.huguesnavez.be



Flamenco show


Oleo – Antonio Segura Group (Spain/Belgium/Canada)

Antonio Segura (flamenco guitar), Serge Dacosse (electric bass), François Taillefer (percussion)
guests : Ana Perez (dance), Kuky Santiago (dance) & Antonio Paz (vocals)

"De Otro Mundo" - world premiere
compositions by Antonio Segura


www.oleotrio.com



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(19 april 1954 - 6 maart 2018)
foto © Willy Schuyten

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Special thanks to our photographers:

Annie Boedt
Klaas Boelen
Henning Bolte

Serge Braem
Cedric Craps
Christian Deblanc
Cindy De Kuyper

Koen Deleu
Ferdinand Dupuis-Panther
Anne Fishburn
Robert Hansenne
Stefe Jiroflée
Jos L. Knaepen
Hugo Lefèvre

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Arnold Reyngoudt
Willy Schuyten

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Geert Vandepoele
Guy Van de Poel
Cees van de Ven
Harry van Kesteren
Geert Vanoverschelde
Roger Vantilt
Patrick Van Vlerken
Marie-Anne Ver Eecke

Jan Vernieuwe

and to our writers:

Robin Arends
Henning Bolte
Danny De Bock
Ferdinand Dupuis-Panther
Paul Godderis
Jean-Pierre Goffin
Bernard Lefèvre
Claude Loxhay
Etienne Payen
Herman te Loo
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