The French guitarist, Frédéric Zigante, graduated at the Conservatory “Giuseppe Verdi” of Milan. He has studied with Ruggero Chiesa, Alirio. Complete editions are Frederic Zigante’s specialty: He recorded all of Nicolo Paganini’s guitar works, the entire guitar catalogue of Villa-Lobos, as well as the . Where people listen. Mexico City, MX37 LISTENERS; Santiago, CL25 LISTENERS; São Paulo, BR24 LISTENERS; Madrid, ES19 LISTENERS; Milan, IT

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This is how an interpreter and a composer can cope to “travel” together without any conflict. What really makes the difference is the music that is written for it.

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What constitutes a good live performance in your opinion? Behind this desire for integrity hides no pathologically prolific mind, but a man who searches for profundity and who wants to use the power of interpretation to the good. I haven’t noticed any crisis.

First I need a contract then I shall begin thinking about it! I am a little bit annoyed by crossovers but I do realize that it is just a fashion that will pass without too many damages. I play both baroque and classic guitar and I consider them two different instruments.


But his power can be negative and he can trederic music, modify it or misinterpret it. My father and my brother Manuel. It is necessary to know exactly what the composer intended but this isn’t always possible on the only basis of the written text.

An interpreter has a great power in his hands because without him the work has no life and can’t be heard.

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People need to be educated about classical music, before they can really appreciate it. What would be on freedric program for this season? Have you ever tried playing a different instrument? What do you tell them? Interpretation is a task: Complete editions are Frederic Zigante’s specialty: How would you describe the relationship with your instrument?

But I know that I shall certainly not: There are still so many works to be discovered and recorded even for instruments like the guitar. I would probably be a medical doctor or a politician. What or who was your biggest influence as an artist?

A good live performance requires good technical standards and acceptable contents for the audience.

After this reserach I bring out my personal emotions on the condition that they do not affect the composer’s idea. An interpreter’s task is to give life to emotions that are latent in the musical text not only to play them!


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How do you balance the need to to put your personal emotions into the music you play and the intentions of the composer? You need to see the whole picture here – after all, that is what Frederic Zigante is all about. Community Links Countries Recording Services.

With a clear mind, he recognises current cross-over tendencies and hip genre-bending see his answers to our Festival-question! In essence, his tendency for established values and the ongoing fascination for the infinite possibilities within the purity of a piece is not a sign of conservatism – but rather of class. And yet, he is by no means an anachronism.

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You are given the position of artistic director of a concert hall. False, the only thing about which people need to be educated is listening with curiosity:

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