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First place winner in thirteen international classical guitar competitions, Brazilian Aliéksey Vianna has been featured in prestigious venues of over thirty countries thoughout the world. Some recent engagements include New York’s Carnegie Hall, Basel’s Stadtcasino, Canberra’s Wesley Music Center, Cairo’s Opera House, Mexico City’s Nezahualcoyotl and Sao Paulo’s Auditório Ibirapuera. Aliéksey has appeared as a soloist with orchestras such as the Sinfonieorchester Basel (Switzerland), Turku Philharmonic (Finland), Filarmonia das Beiras (Portugal), Orquesta Ciudad de Almeria (Spain), the Aukso Tychy Chamber Orchestra (Poland) and the Orquestra Filarmônica de Minas Gerais (Brazil). He has also performed in chamber settings with musicians as diverse as Paul McCandless, Artaria Quartet, Peter Erskine, Mike Eckroth, Dimos Goudaroulis, Tracy Silverman, Antonio Carlos Carrasqueira, Felix Renggli, Stephan Kurmann and Pierre Boulez. His discography reflects his versatility. Ranging from jazz and Brazilian music to contemporary classical works, it includes premiere recordings of pieces by composers such as Egberto Gismonti, Ralph Towner, Sergio Assad, Eduardo Angulo and others. In 2015, he released his fourth record as a soloist, Aliéksey Vianna Trio In Concert at the bird’s eye, for the Swiss company TCB – The Montreaux Jazz Label.
The Multi-textural Nature of the Guitar
Throughout history, the classical guitar has been widely explored as a vehicle for solo performances. Its centuries-long tradition of solo music, including the repertoire of early plucked-string instruments, has probably no parallel in any instrument other than those of the keyboard family.