April 26, 2020 - 18:00 (CET)

Judicaël Perroy, guitar

Works by Bach, Sor, Mertz, Villa-Lobos, Scriabin, Rachmaninoff and Albéniz

April 26 – Gravity Media LA

Judicaël Perroy


French guitar phenomenon Judicaël Perroy has become widely known as an extraordinary virtuoso classical guitarist and musician with several prizes 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. He tours extensively throughout the world and has made a number of recordings, including a CD with flutist Florence Bellon and another with harpist Joanna Kozielska. His recording has been awarded many prices including 5 Diapasons. More recently, he 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.

Widely considered one of the best guitar professors in the world, his students regularly gather prizes around the world and have recorded for Sony Music France and ERATO.

Since 2017 Perroy is a Professor at San Francisco Conservatory and continues to teach at the Conservatoire de Lille in France.

“This young Frenchman may be the most intense, driven and jaw-droppingly brilliant performer around, on any instrument…He played every note as though it might be his last; every phrase contained wheels within wheels.” – San Antonio Express News


Limitless – Music for the Classical Guitar

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Suite BWV 997 (arranged by T. Hoppstock) (20′)

Fernando Sor (1778-1839)
Fantaisie élégiaque Op. 59 (18′)

Johann Kaspar Mertz (1806-1856)
Fantaisie hongroise Op. 65 No. 1 (6′)

Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)
Suite Populaire Brésilienne W020 (10′)

Alexander Scriabin (1871-1915)
Prélude for the left hand Op. 9 (Transcription by A. Fougeray) (5′)

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
Prélude Op. 23 No. 5 (Transcription by A. Fougeray) (4′)

Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909)
Sevilla Op. 47 No. 3 (Transcription by M. Barrueco) (5′)