Guitar, Electronics

February 24, 2018
4:00 pm
WPAC Concert Hall

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Openness and curiosity particularly characterize the musical thought of Pierre Bibault, multifaceted French Classical and Electric Guitar performer. Soloist and Chamber Musician, he explores all periods of music from the Renaissance to nowadays, and is a pioneer of new music: he is a talented transcriber and the dedicatee of numerous pieces from contemporary composers.

He holds three Masters Degrees (Performance, Pedagogy and Musicology) and is currently finishing a Ph.D. in Arts, Instrumental Performance Guitar at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, Belgium, specialized on Gesture and microGesture, and vibration transmission from the composer to the audience.

On an endless Tour since 10 years, Pierre Bibault performs more than 40 concerts a year in various countries from Western and Eastern Europe to the United States, Asia, Canada and North Africa, and for numerous and prestigious venues such as the Philharmony Halls of Paris, Brussels, Liege (BE), Lviv, Khmelnitskie (Ukraine), the Maison de la Radio in Paris and Brussels, the Operas of Avignon, Reims, Liege, the Palais des Festivals of Cannes, the St George’s Bloomsbury Church of London, the Art and Culture Center of Bangkok, the Cathedral and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Liege, the Tyska Kyrkan of Stockholm, the Bon-Pasteur Chapel of Quebec, the Kouvoutsakis Art Institute of Athens, the Universities of Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Houston, Louisville and Lafayette, Louisiana (USA).

Pierre Bibault’s musical activities are extensive and various:

As a soloist, he explores a Contemporary Music repertoire combining classical and electric guitars, live electronics, samplers, loopers, and computers.

He is also a demanded Guitar performer for renowned Contemporary Music Ensembles such as 2E2M, Mezwej, or Variances, and for various and numerous Chamber Music formations: with cello, violin, flute, voice, chamber and symphony orchestra.

Between 2006-2016, he has played with the Duo Resonances, one of the most active guitar duos of its generation. Together, they have played more than 300 concerts and recorded a CD acclaimed by the critics: album of the week on iTunes, Feb-2014; Jun-Tokusen (Classical Music Award in Japan), June 2015; “A first-rate album” – ThisIsClassicalGuitar, March 2014.

Past 16 years, Pedagogy is also an important part of the musical life of Pierre Bibault: he is a Teacher-Researcher at the Brussels Royal Conservatory / University and a Full-time Professor and Artistic Coordinator at the Conservatoire de Sèvres – Grand Paris. He gives Masterclasses and Lectures in France and abroad: Universities, Festivals, Summer Academies, Conservatories, Cultural Institutions.