Portland Classic Guitar - Classical Guitar Specialists

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2006 Guitar Foundation of America Winner 1st Prize winner Thomas Viloteau

Concert - Saturday, November 17th, 2007 at 8:00 PM
Master Class - Monday, November 19th 2007 at 2:00 PM

Thomas Viloteau

Born in Paris in 1985, Thomas Viloteau began his musical education at age twelve in Port St. Louis (France).  In 1998, he entered the Escuela de Música Juan Pedro Carrero in Barcelona, Spain, where he also participated in numerous masterclasses with Alvaro Pierri.  Two years later, he entered the Consrvatorio Superior de Música de Barcelona where he studied with Joan Furio.

In 2001, Thomas received a scholarship of the Fondation Zigmund Zaleski to study under the direction of Alberto Ponce at the Ecole Normale in Paris, where he graduated with a Diplôme Superieur de Concertiste in 2004. Entering the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris that same year, Thomas studied in Roland Dyens’ class while also working with Judicaël Perroy and participating in masterclasses with Rolf Lislevand and Manuel Gonzales.

Thomas Viloteau has placed first in several competitions, including the Salou guitar competition (Spain), the Segovia international competition in Linares (Spain), the Ville d’Antony international competition in Paris, the Mottola competition held in Italy, and most recently he received first prize in the 2006 Guitar Foundation of America competition.

Thomas Viloteau has performed in Italy, Spain, Sweeden, France, and Germany.  As the winner of the Guitar Foundation of America Competition, in September of 2007 he will embark on a seven month concert tour of over fifty cities in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. 

Also some of the concert series dates are wrong the Jason Vieaux master class needs to be changed to Wednesday, September 19th at 2:00 PM. The Thomas Viloteau Master Class needs to be changed to Monday, November 19th at 2:00 PM.


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