Gabriel Guillén (right side) with artist Roberto Fabbri at the
International Guitarfestival Rust 2006
is founder of the International Guitar Festival Rust..
From 2. - 4. April 2007 Gabriel will give a master course in Rust.
In 2006 Gabriel recorded a CD called "transcriptions.on.the.guitar"
Please listen to the performance of Gabriel Guillén
of Domenico Scarlatti's
sonata.k32 arranged for guitar by Jovan Pesec..
Interview with Gabriel Guillén:
Who do you
think is the most overrated and the most underrated composer for the
There are a different composers for classical guitar, I would not say there
are overrated or underrated composers, There are different composers wich
style can be played by so many differerent players.
Which „Slogan“ would you use in advertising for the classical guitar?
Like Berlioz:... a miniatur orchestra"
With which prejudices
– that are connected with the classical guitar – would you like to get rid
well, i think in this time people knows about classical guitar, i mean if
somebody who doesn´t know about guitar it is a question of education.
Question: Which attributes do you find typical
for classical guitarists?
Gabriel Guillén: a guitar player who gets money
plays so many concerts until the money is finish...
Question: What things in your life do you
definitely want to learn and what do you regret not having done?
Gabriel Guillén: there are so many things what
I still like to learn if i start to speak about i would never ending this
about thinks what I regret not having done i think i am happy with myself
and there is nothink at the moment what I regret not having done.
Question: What dreams do you have that you
would like to fulfil?
Gabriel Guillén: The same dream when i was a
child: learn and play the guitar doesn´t matter if I have concerts to play
Question: What is embarrassing for you?
Gabriel Guillén: when a person speak too much
without knowing what is he speaking about.
Question: What short phrase would you use to
discribe your lifes philosophy?
Gabriel Guillén: don´t speak too much and play.
Question: Which abuse in your native country
would you like to do away with?
Gabriel Guillén: too many words and to less
Question: In relation to world history, which
personalities fascinate you the most?
Gabriel Guillén: Napoleon Bonaparte, Chales de
Gaulle, Winston Churchill, Niccoló Paganini and Leonardo da Vinci.
Question: Which question would you like to be
asked and what is your Gabriel Guillén to this question?
Gabriel Guillén: How was the day as you play
the guitar for the first time in your life?
The sky was blue, I really will never forget this day.
Question: Which guitar virtuoso today has the
makings to follow in the footsteps of Andres Segovia?
Gabriel Guillén: No idea, I don´t care about
Thank you very much Gabriel for this interview.
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