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Interview 10: Berndt Leopolder

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Interview 10: Berndt Leopolder

Interview 10: Berndt Leopolder Berndt Leopolder, from Austria, is a guitarist, composer, and arranger.  Since the late 1980s, in addition to writing and performing, he has taught at various music schools in Salzburg.  He is the composer of some 500 published works, mainly for guitar.  Here at Bergmann Edition, we publish a number of his works including ensembles, collections and concert pieces - https://bergmann-edition.com/collections/leopolder-berndt      Tell me a little about the range of music you have composed and published. The range of my composed and published work is very wide. In addition to teaching pieces of that range from...

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Interview 9: Niccolò Neri

Bergmann Edition Composer Guitar Interview Niccolò Neri

Interview 9: Niccolò Neri

Interview 9: Niccolò Neri Niccolò Neri was born in Citta’ di Castello (Umbria) in central Italy.  His passion for music began at a very young age while studying the classical guitar with guitarist/composer Marco William Duranti and achieving top-grade results at the London College of Music. It was during this period that he developed a liking to folk music as well as other musical genders and a deep interest in original songwriting. Niccolò also studied electric guitar with guitarist Samuele Martinelli and vocal coaching with Nicola Cesarotti (Accademia Visionaria).  At the age of 19, he joined a country music quartet...

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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

Bergmann Edition Composer Guitar Interview Simon Farintosh

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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