Note: Due to a visa complication, Irina Kulikova will not be able to enter the country for her US concerts.
Saturday, November 11, 2017 | 7:30pm
St. Mark’s Lutheran ChurchVenue Information
VILLA-LOBOS: Suite Populaire Bresilienne
ASSAD: 5 Brevidades
DUBEZ: Fantaisie sur des motifs Hongrois
BACH: Lute Suite No. 2, BWV 997
MANGORE: Choro de Saudade
The Guitar Series is presented in association with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts.
About This Performance
San Francisco Performances in partnership with OMNI Foundation for the Performing Arts is pleased to present French classical guitarist Judicaël Perroy as a replacement for Irina Kulikova.
Judicaël Perroy has become widely known as an extraordinary virtuoso classical guitarist and musician. His 2017 performances season started with the release of a new CD for Contrastes Records and met with great critical acclaim featuring the music of Heitor Villa-Lobos, Alexander Scriabin, Toru Takemitsu, Manuel Ponce, and Fernando Sor. Perroy will perform a program highlighting the virtuosic possibilities of his instrument, from Bach to Assad.
Judicaël Perroy has become widely known as an extraordinary virtuoso classical guitarist and musician. His 2017 touring season started with the release of a new CD for Contrastes Records and met with critical acclaim featuring the music of Heitor Villa-Lobos, Alexander Scriabin, Toru Takemitsu, Manuel Ponce, and Fernando Sor. Perroy started his United States tour in recital with the fast-rising American mezzo-soprano and Deutsche Grammophon artist, Angela Brower, as part of the Tucson Classical Guitar Society Series, followed by performances in Los Angeles, Phoenix, Tempe, and Flagstaff, Arizona; Austin, TX; Miami and Tallahassee, Florida and Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Born in 1973 in Paris, he began playing the guitar at age 7 attending the Conservatoire Municipal Inter-districts of Paris. He studied with Delia Estrada and Raymond Gratien at the Ecole Nationale d'Aulnay-sous-Bois where he graduated with honors. At age 11, he performed as soloist in two concertos by Vivaldi with Ensemble Instrumental du Mans, under the direction of André Girard and continued his musical studies with Roberto Aussel and Daniel Lavialle. At 14, he won second prize at the International guitar competition of Ile de France. In 1992, he won the grand prize and audience prize at the 15th Concours international de guitare René Bartoli by unanimous jury decision. In 1994, he received Licence de Concert from Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris from Alberto Ponce’s class and later that year he was awarded the 1st prize at the 7th International Competition of Bourg-Madame where the final vote was by the general public without any jury. In 1996, he was the first prize winner of his graduating class at the National Conservatory of Music and Dance in Paris (Paris Conservatoire).
In March of 2017 San Francisco Conservatory of Music announced his appointment to its prestigious teaching faculty. Perroy previously held teaching positions at the Pôle Sup' 93, Lille’s apPSEA (Association de préfiguration du Pôle supérieur d'enseignements artistiques) Nord-Pas-de-Calais and the Ecole Nationale de Musique d'Aulnay-sous-Bois, a position he has held since 2004