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THOMAS VILOTEAU
THECLASSICAL GUITARIST
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Thomas Viloteau
The Classical Guitarist

 




Thomas Viloteau is considered one of the most gifted classical guitarists of the younger generation and not without reason. His first concert was in his home country of France only a year after he began his studies, in front of an audience of 200 people. Since that concert, Thomas has played in some of the best venues through out the United States of America, Canada, Mexico, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Norway, Great Britain, Taiwan and Puerto Rico.

Born into a family of fine arts enthusiasts, Thomas took his first lesson at the age of twelve. Although a late start for an internationally recognized musician, inspired by listening to Naxos recordings of other prominent classical musicians, Thomas decided at the outset of his career that he wanted to record such a CD too. Eager to learn as much as he could about his instrument, he immediately went on to study at an international level, moving from Barcelona (Escola de Musica Juan Pedro Carrero and Conservatorio Superior Municipal), to Paris (École Normale with a scholarship from Fondation Zigmund Zaleski and CNSM) and San Francisco (San Francisco Conservatory of Music), seeking advice from some of the leading professors like Alvaro Pierri, Alberto Ponce, Judicaël Perroy, Roland Dyens and Marc Teicholz.

Equally as talented as a performer, Thomas has also proven his versatile abilities as a competitor. Thomas has placed in numerous international competitons, taking first prize in the Segovia Competition (Linares, Spain), Mottola (Italy), Ville d’Antony (Paris, France), Sernancelhe (Porto, Portugal) and in 2006, only nine years after he started playing, the renown Guitar Foundation of America International Competition which allowed him to record his first CD with the label Naxos. In the summer of 2012, after years away from competitions, he played for the first time at the Francisco Tàrrega Competition in Benicàssim, where he won the prestigious 1st prize.

Always willing to push his passion for classical guitar further, Thomas has recently finished writing a book about the modern advanced techniques of the classical guitar. “Dans la Boîte Noire – Technique(s) de la Guitare Classique” is based on his own experiments, thoughts and those of his teachers and contemporaries. With this book, Thomas has created a tool in helping others get to a point that he was able to accelerate to so quickly.

In the past years, Thomas Viloteau has lived in Barcelona, Paris, San Francisco, New York City, London, Tucson and Montréal. He only uses Savarez strings and plays since 2006 on a guitar made by the Australian luthier Greg Smallman.

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A Collection of Audio, Photo and Video

Dans la Boîte Noire
Photos
Naxos Guitar Recital
Ginga
Saltitante Video
Romàntic
Music of Memory
In the Black Box
Suite Brasileira
Composing for Film
Photoshoot Columbretes
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Dans la Boîte Noire

96 pages de techniques avancées de la guitare classique. Jetez un oeil ici!

Dans la Boîte Noire

Découvrez l’eBook qui a fait tant parler de lui. De la réalisation du barré à la préparation au concours en passant par le trémolo, 96 pages de technique(s) de la guitare moderne.

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In the Black Box

96 pages of technique, with advice on how to practice. Sneak peak here!
In the Black Box

Discover the groundbreaking eBook ‘In the Black Box’. With advice ranging from performing bars to preparing for competitions, 96 pages of advanced techniques of the modern guitar.

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