Jean-Francois Desrosby | Domeniconi: Koyunbaba - Tansman: Variations On a Theme By Scriabin - Sasseville Quoquochi: Totems II -  Sasseville Quoquochi: Kaos

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Domeniconi: Koyunbaba - Tansman: Variations On a Theme By Scriabin - Sasseville Quoquochi: Totems II - Sasseville Quoquochi: Kaos

by Jean-Francois Desrosby

A second album for this classical guitarist. The compositions of Domeniconi, Tansman and Sasseville-Quoquochi are played here with a impressive level of depth and energy. A journey from the ethereal to the energy of rock.
Genre: Classical: Contemporary
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Koyunbaba, Op.19: I. Moderato
3:36 $0.99
2. Koyunbaba, Op.19: II. Mosso
1:33 $0.99
3. Koyunbaba, Op.19: III. Cantabile
4:15 $0.99
4. Koyunbaba, Op.19: IV. Presto
4:01 $0.99
5. Variations On a Theme By Scriabin
8:46 $0.99
6. Totems II: II. Masko
5:31 $0.99
7. Totems II: I. Mahikan
8:47 $0.99
8. Kaos
8:33 $0.99
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Album Notes
Known for his energetic style—“...equalling the energy of a rock band - move aside Hetfield!” (Classical Guitar Canada), “...whoever chose the term energetic wasn’t kidding...”(Classical Guitar Magazine)—the Canadian classical guitarist Jean-Francois Desrosby has shown his talent on the stages of the United States, Mexico, France, Germany and Canada.

Described by the magazine InfOpera as a musician with “... great taste and the true meaning of music...,” the composer Pascal Sasseville-Quoquochi highlights, “... a completely mastered technique and a sense of musicality full of a surprising depth.” He has garnered praise for his exceptional musicianship, his virtuosity and, finally, “... the purity of his interpretation and his ability to captivate his audience” (R. Servin. Dir. FIGI, Mexico).

His first recording—Giuliani, Moreno-Torroba, Sasseville-Quoquochi, recorded by Raiu was enthusiastically received and generated much praise as highlighted in the reviews of Classical Guitar Canada (“I look forward to hearing more from Desrosby and highly await his next recording) and the prestigious Classical Guitar magazine (“... the white-knuckle approach to Giuliani technical acrobatics leaving us no doubt that we’re in [the] presence of a guitarist who can send out [a] lot of notes within an impressively narrow timescale... I’d now be very interested indeed to witness this guitarist performing live on stage.”).

His artistic approach is clearly influenced by his close relationship with nature. Being an outdoor enthusiast, many of his musical ideas flow directly from the observation of natural forces and events that surround it. Proof of his passion and experience in the wilderness, he even accepted his appointment as a volunteer search and rescue coordinator for his region, to help locate missing persons in the backcountry.

Besides his concert career, Jean-François is also recognized as an excellent teacher, heading the Classical Guitar Department at the University of Sherbrooke and giving several master classes and conferences each year. His research in the fields of biomechanics and psychology of performance has led to the writing of the book Classical Guitarists: Unlock Your Potential!], and the blog “”. This positioned him as a new player in the modernization of guitar pedagogy. He also teaches young musicians from the University of Sherbrooke, how to optimize their musical performance by using knowledge of biomechanics and performance psychology. As a modern actor on the classical-guitar scene, he has collaborated with several composers to create a new repertoire for the instrument.

He holds a Doctorate in Music Performance (D.Mus.) from the University of Montreal (research topic: Optimizing the performance on classical guitar with biomechanics and psychology) and the Prize with High Distinction from the Conservatory of Music in Montreal. He has also had the opportunity to work with some of the leading guitarists of our time, and he has received several prestigious prizes and awards during his career. Jean-François uses exclusively Savarez strings and plays a guitar by Antonius Müller (2013).



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