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Interview 8 - Roland Chadwick

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Interview 8 - Roland Chadwick

Introduction My latest interview is with prolific composer and concert performer Roland Chadwick.  Roland is an Australian-born, British-based composer and guitarist, writing for guitar, various guitar ensembles, orchestra, and other solo instruments.  You can find out plenty about Roland on his website https://rolandchadwick.com .  There’s also an excellent extended interview, “The £75 note”, on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1t4W7AoDMs.  I’d highly recommend it to readers who are interested in knowing more about Roland personally.  But in these interviews for Bergmann Edition, we are focusing less on biography and more on composition. I did this as a Zoom interview with Roland and though we’d...

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Interview 7 – Simon Farintosh

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Interview 7 – Simon Farintosh

Interview with Simon Farintosh Simon Farintosh is an award-winning concert guitarist from Canada, and a teacher, composer and arranger.  His music covers a broad palette, taking in jazz and electronica in addition to classical.  As a composer he is relatively new to Bergmann Edition.  Readers can see his bio at https://bergmann-edition.com/collections/farintosh-simon and visit his YouTube channel (recommended) at https://www.youtube.com/user/simonf5436/videos Questions Tell me a little bit more about the classical education and training – first, what was your reason for embarking on it? Was it primarily with a view to a career as a concert player? I spent my formative years...

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Interview 6 - Eric F Lemieux

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Interview 6 - Eric F Lemieux

Eric F Lemieux Eric F Lemieux is a composer, guitar instructor, concert performer and poet based in Montreal, Canada.  You can read his biography on his website at https://ericlemieux.com/  Eric is also one of the founding composers of Bergmann Edition.  He has a number of major compositions in print with our publisher – see his composer page at https://bergmann-edition.com/collections/lemieux-eric-f You can see and hear Eric in performance on his YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/ericlemieuxmusic In this interview, as always, we focus on Eric as a composer.  A francophone, Eric was more comfortable receiving my questions in advance in writing, and replying...

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Interview 5 – Martin Schley

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Interview 5 – Martin Schley

Martin Schley We have some background on you in the Bergmann Edition composer pages https://bergmann-edition.com/collections/martin-schley - anything you would like to add to that?  What is the current position with your studies? Currently I´m working on my master’s thesis and my exam concert, which will be held at the end of June. In October I will start a second master’s degree with a focus on the instrument. I think your Ten Studies were your first published work? I was interested to read (https://bergmann-edition.com/collections/martin-schley/products/schley-ten-etudes ) that you produced them as undergraduate work, and that your tutor recognised their quality to the...

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Interview 4 – Colette Mourey

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Interview 4 – Colette Mourey

Introduction Colette Mourey was one of the first composers published by Bergmann Edition.  She is a concert guitarist, a prolific composer with over 1000 published works, an arranger, a highly respected academic musicologist with many research and teaching publications to her name.   She is also the author of eight published novels.  There is a lot more information in her Wikipedia entry https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colette_Mourey ; and a selection of compositions for guitar and many ensembles can be found on her YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/keni71240 .  The selection of Colette’s works published by Bergmann Edition can be found at https://bergmann-edition.com/collections/mourey-colette I sent Colette...

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