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GAQUERE, Boris (Belgium)
Boris GAQUERE obtains his First prize as well as his Superior Diploma of Guitar in the class of Sérgio and Odair Assad to the Royal Music Conservatoires of Brussels and Mons (Belgium).
He studied with Leo Brouwer, Roland Dyens (with who he participates to the French creation of 'Hamsa' for guitar ensemble by Roland Dyens), David Russell, Roberto Aussel, Costas Cotsiolis and Paulo Bellinati during international master-classes.
In 1997, he creates the 'Duo Gaquere-SungHô' together with the guitarist Denis SungHô. Very quickly they were invited to play in cycles of concerts for young talents in Germany, in The Netherlands and in Belgium.
They produced their first recording in 1998 under the label CHAMBER, with works by Astor Piazzolla and Sérgio Assad. In this occasion, Boris Gaquere also recorded one of his compositions 'Obrigado' for solo guitar, dedicated to Sérgio Assad and published by Productions d'Oz which will generate
The composer's activity allowed him to be published by Productions d'OZ (Canada), by GSP (California) with, among others, 'Tabi', a work asked for the occasion by Columbia Music Entertainment, Ltd. to Boris Gaquere and recorded by Shin-ichi Fukuda. The duet 'Xeque-Mate', written for the Assad Brothers, was published by Editions Lemoine.
Boris Gaquere pursues an international career which allowed him to play in France, Germany, The Netherlands, Great Britain, Poland, Spain, Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, Japan, South Korea, in the United States and in Canada. In these countries, he participated in numerous radio and television broadcasts.
In 2001, he recorded the 'Double Concerto for Guitar and Bandonéon' by Astor Piazzolla for the RTBF (radio and Belgian national television) with the Wallonie's chamber orchestra.
The first solo album, recorded in San Francisco by the label VGo Recordings, Inc., has been released in 2003. Boris Gaquere plays Sérgio Assad, Roland Dyens and Sébastien Vachez, his duet 'Xeque-Mate' engraved here together with Odair Assad and some of his compositions for solo guitar. Three waltzes for guitar duo written by Clarice Assad (Sérgio Assad's daughter) are also part of the repertoire of this CD.
Boris Gaquere realized and recorded the arrangements of several Antonio Carlos Jobim's songs, for guitar and different ensembles, on the Japanese label J-Room (Columbia Music Entertainment). This CD will be released in 2004.
He also recorded a new CD for VGo Recordings, Inc. with a repertoire of baroque musics in 2004.
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