Heitor Villa - Lobos
(1887 - 1959): SUITE POPULAR
Johann Sebastian Bach
(1685 - 1750):
SUITE BWV 997
(arr. Thomas Hoppstock)
Manuel Maria Ponce:
Allegro non troppo
Fernando Sor (1778 -
FANTAISIE ÉLÉGIAQUE À LA MORT DE
MADAME BESLAY, NÉE LEVASSEUR, OP. 59
Judicaël Perroy has become widely known as an
extraordinary virtuoso classical guitarist and musician with several
prizes from prominent international competitions to his credit. In
1997 he captured the prestigious first prize of the 15th Guitar
Foundation of America International Competition and Convention
awarding him tour of the United States and Canada with more than
sixty concerts and master classes. In between his North American tour
that year, he gave several concerts in France where his performances
were broadcast live on France-Musique followed by extensive recital
tours throughout the world.
Highly sought after and in great demand as a
teacher, he has been invited to give master classes at many of the
top conservatories and universities in the United States and abroad.
In addition, Perroy's students have won several top prizes in
regional, national and international competitions including Guitar
Foundation of America, while emerging as mature and upcoming rising
stars of classical guitar and international music scene. Mr. Perroy
is currently the professor at the Ecole Nationale de Musique
d'Aulnay-sous-Bois, a position which he has held since 2004 and has
been appointed to a teaching position at the École Supérieure de
Musique et de Danse of Nord de France starting in September 2011 and
at the Pole Supérieur 93 since 2012.
He holds the Certificate of Aptitude
(CA), and has taught at the Ecole Nationale de Musique du
Blanc-Mesnil from 1995 to 2004. Furthermore, in winter of 2000, he
was the chosen substitute for the chair of guitar department, Steven
Robinson, at Stetson University.
During his GFA victory tour Mel Bay
Publications recorded and published his live concert in Lubbock
(Texas). Following his GFA victory tour, a CD recording entitled
Aspen Suite as well as his earlier CD recording on the French label
Quantum received high praise and won 5 Diapasons, awarded by Diapason
Magazine and was subsequently re-released on Bayard Musique recording
label in 2008. He has recorded two new CDs for the collection of
Bayard Musique Meditation including a Disc with flutist Florence
Bellon and another with harpist Joanna Kozielska. More recently, he
has recorded an all Bach CD for Naxos label which includes an
impressive and unprecedented performance of Bach's second keyboard
partita transcription on the classical guitar to be release digitally
in summer of 2011 and in print by January 2012.
Born in 1973 in Paris, he began playing the
guitar at age 7 attending the Conservatoire Municipal Inter-districts
of Paris. He studied with Delia Estrada and Raymond Gratien at the
Ecole Nationale d'Aulnay-sous-Bois where he graduated with honors. At
age 11, he performed as soloist in two concertos by Vivaldi with
Ensemble Instrumental du Mans, under the direction of André Girard
and continued his musical studies with Roberto Aussel and Daniel
Lavialle. At 14, he won second prize at the International guitar
competition of Ile de France. In 1992, he won grand prize and the
audience award at the 15th Concours René Bartoli by unanimous jury
decision. In 1994, he received Licence de Concert from Ecole Normale
de Musique in Paris from Alberto Ponces class and later that year he
was awarded the 1st prize at the 7th International Competition of
Bourg-Madame where the final vote was by the general public without
any jury. In 1996, he was the first prize winner of his graduating
class at the National Conservatory of Music and Dance in Paris (Paris
He currently resides in Paris while he enjoys
teaching and traveling around the world.
The weeping of the
The goblets of dawn
The weeping of the guitar
to silence it.
to silence it.
It weeps monotonously
as water weeps
as the wind weeps
to silence it.
It weeps for distant
Hot southern sands
yearning for white camellias.
Weeps arrow without target
evening without morning
and the first dead bird
on the branch.
Heart mortally wounded
by five swords.
F. Garcia Lorca