Born in 1955
Born on the 19h of October 1955, the French performer; composer; arranger and improviser Roland Dyens began to study the guitar when he was nine years old. Later he studied with the Spanish master Alberto Ponce in a class where he obtained, in 1976, the "Licence de Concert" from l'Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris (France).
In parallel whith his studies as an instrumentalist, Roland Dyens also pursued conducting with equal enthusiasm, studying with the French composer and conductor Désiré Dondeyne (composition and orchestration) and he received a first Prize in harmony, counterpoint and analysis. Among the awards that he received in th early stages of his career are the Special Prize of the International Competition of Alessandria (ltaly) and the Grand Prize of the Charles-Cros Academia (for his recording "Hommage à Villa-Lobos"). A laureate of the Menuhin foundation, in 1988 he was classed among the 100 best contemporary guitarists of ail styles by the french magazine "Guitarist".
Today, his compositions and arrangements are performed around the world to unanimous praise and enthusiasm. Truly, his work sheds new light on the possibilities of the guitar. Because of his unique talent and the originality of his music, Roland Dyens must be considered one of the most innovative and complete musicians of our time.
Roland Dyens is teaching at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris.
Ao Vivo (1997)
Globe Music 844.233.2
Chansons Françaises vol.1 et 2 (1997)
Empreinte digitale ED13061 et ED13053
Citrons Doux (2001)
Moreno Torroba, Tojira - Chopin, Valses op.69 n°1 et 2, Mazurka - Murena, Indifférence - Sor, Mes Ennuis - Barrios, Valse n°3 - Weiss, Courante et Aria - Dyens, Hommage à Franck Zappa, Valse des loges, Flying wigs, Citrons doux.
GHA Records 126.059
Concerto de Aranjuez - Concerto Métis (1997)
Rodrigo, Concerto de Aranjuez - Dyens, Concerto Métis, Tango en Skaï.
Empreinte digitale ED13074
Concerto en Si - Rythmaginaires - Coté Sud (1994)
Roland Dyens - Ensemble de guitares "Côté Sud"
Empreinte digitale ED13030
Elena Papandreou plays Roland Dyens (2005)
Tango en Skaï, Triaela, Songe Capricorne, Hommage à Villa-Lobos, Trois Pièces Polyglottes, Lettre Encore..., Libra Sonatine.
Hommage à Georges Brassens (1993)
Varitions sur 5 thèmes de Brassens, Libra sonatina, Tango en Skaï, Version Latine.
Naïve/Audivis A 6193
Reinhardt, Nuages - Villa-Lobos, Aria de Bachianas brasileiras n°5 - Jobim, Felicidade - Monk, Round Midnight - Villoldo, El Choclo - Satie, Gnossienne n°1 - Dyens, Ville d'Avril, Valse en Skaï, Triste musette, Songe capricorne, Sols d'Ièze.
GHA Records 126.043
H. Villa-Lobos, Concerto pour guitare, Suite populaire Brésilienne, Chôros n°1 - R. Dyens, Hommage à Villa-Lobos.
Villa-Lobos H. - Dyens R. (1990)
H. Villa-Lobos, Les Préludes - R. Dyens, Trois Saudades, Capricornes.
Disques SM 121812/SM63
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