Following the success of last year’s premiere, the team and I would have been happy to see you from may 14th to 17th for the 2nd International Music Festival « Guitare en Alpes ». Sadly, due to the worldwide sanitary crisis, we have no other choice but to postpone our Festival to the next year, where you will hear almost all the musicians we were supposed to have this year.
Among the prestigious guests, you should have had the pleasure to hear Thibaut Garcia, 2019-revelation as ‘instrumental soloist’ at the Victoires de la Musique Classique; as well as two great French masters who are dear to me: Eric Franceries – my teacher when I was still a young Savoyard student ! – and Gérard Abiton, my predecessor at the Paris Regional Conservatoire de Musique.
« Guitare en Alpes », while allowing instruments and aesthetics question and respond to each other, aspires to gather together « the finest names around the guitar ». This year I had therefore also invited Pierre Fouchenneret, known as one of the greatest French violinists of today (Le Figaro), he is also my playing partner; as well as Mirta Alvarez from Argentina, guitarist and singer, with whom you would have travelled to the rhythm of tango!
I thank the many partners who have joined the adventure this year, including the « Orchestre des Pays de Savoie » which we will meet again in 2021 !
Finally, I would like to pay tribute to the outstanding and priceless work of the local and regional stakeholders, who support « Guitare en Alpes » throughout the year performing with much talent social and cultural actions and springboard scenes, and also thank the team of the Festival and each one of the volunteers, those who have been with me from the start, and those who are joining us this year to give life to this event and share together moments of musical happiness.
See you in May 2021, and until then, take care of yourselves !