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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 2, Valérie Hartzell

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Interview 2, Valérie Hartzell

I caught up with Valérie shortly after a successful Classical Minds Guitar Festival (she is the festival’s Artistic Director). The interview was conducted by Zoom, and it didn’t go exactly to plan.  I had prepared a set of questions, but Valérie was far too engaging and interesting an interviewee for me to do anything but go with the flow of conversation. First, give us a little background about your education in guitar and music generally. My mother (a French national) was a classical guitarist who studied in Paris under Alberto Ponce and later at the New England Conservatory – she...

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Bergmann Edition - how it started.

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Bergmann Edition - how it started.

Bergmann Edition started as a reaction to the changes in the classical guitar societies from the late eighties to the beginning of the first decade in the 21. century.

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