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Roland Dyens

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Roland Dyens

Born on October 19, 1955, French interpreter, composer, arranger and improviser Roland Dyens began guitar studies at the age of nine.
Four years later he became a student of Spanish Master guitarist Alberto Ponce and, in 1976, was awarded the Licence de Concert de l’école Normale de Musique de Paris.
While learning his instrument, Roland Dyens also studied composition with the renowned teacher, composer and conductor Désiré Dondeyne under whose guidance he was awarded the First Prize in Harmony, Counterpoint and Analysis.
Among the most distinguished awards obtained during the early years of his career, Roland Dyens received the Special Prize at the International Competition Città di Alessandria (Italy) and the Grand Prix du Disque de l'Académie Charles-Cros, both in honor of the major Brasilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos. Other honours to notice are from Menhuin fondation, Guitar Foundation of America (GFA), Winnipeg Free Press, Guitar Ensemble Association of Japan and the magazine "Guitarist", which elected him as one of the best 100 guitarists of the wolrd.
Roland Dyens shares the joy of his musical talent through his performing, composing and teaching accross the world. This three-dimensional profile provides the basis for his phenomenal success and his ongoing evolution.
Roland Dyens has a sensitive and colorful approach to the guitar - an unfailing open-mindedness which brings together all forms of music to each and every one of his programs. His stage presence, his improvised openings and unique relationship with the listeners undeniably position him at the forefront of guitar performance today.
His compositions and arrangements are widely performed and highly acclaimed throughout the world. They provide a new breath of life for the guitar as this player and composer never ceases to challenge the limitations of his instrument. The growing number of participants and auditors in Roland Dyens master classes is surely due to the depth of his approach which is rich in innovative themes.