• June 21, 2019

The French guitarist, Frédéric Zigante, graduated at the Conservatory “Giuseppe Verdi” of Milan. He has studied with Ruggero Chiesa, Alirio. Complete editions are Frederic Zigante’s specialty: He recorded all of Nicolo Paganini’s guitar works, the entire guitar catalogue of Villa-Lobos, as well as the . Where people listen. Mexico City, MX37 LISTENERS; Santiago, CL25 LISTENERS; São Paulo, BR24 LISTENERS; Madrid, ES19 LISTENERS; Milan, IT

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Someone who takes care of other people’s problems. You are given the position of artistic director of a concert hall.

Frédéric Zigante

I haven’t noticed any crisis. I play both baroque and classic guitar and I consider them two different instruments.

This is the way to discover beauty in all music, not only classical. The one that mediates between the written text and the auditors. Just imagine what would happen if someone went to a museum and decided to change the colors on a painting: You need to see the whole picture here – after all, that is what Frederic Zigante is all about. False, the only thing about which people need to be educated is listening with curiosity: In essence, his tendency for established values and the ongoing fascination for the infinite possibilities within the purity of a piece is not a sign of conservatism – but rather of class.

But his power can be negative and he can destroy music, modify it or misinterpret it. First I need a contract then I shall begin thinking about it! What or who was your biggest frrderic as an artist? It is necessary to know exactly what the composer intended but this isn’t always possible on the only basis of the written text. During the next two months I will be preparing a new repertory for my CD recordings and I will be working on my critical edition of Villa-Lobos’ Etudes.


The hardest part about being a musician is to often be alone and the best is to get emotion during a performance. What would be zihante your program for this season?

What really makes the difference is the music that is written for it. And yet, he is by no means an anachronism. People need to be educated about classical music, before they can really appreciate it. With a fredeirc mind, he recognises current cross-over tendencies and hip genre-bending see his answers to our Festival-question!

Community Links Countries Recording Services. I live between two beautiful Italian towns: Behind this desire for integrity hides no pathologically prolific mind, but a man who searches for profundity and who wants to use the power of interpretation to the good.

A good live performance requires good technical standards and acceptable contents for the audience.

An interpreter has a great power in his hands because without him the work has no life and can’t be heard. Complete editions fredeeic Frederic Zigante’s specialty: How do you balance the need to to put your personal emotions into the music you play and the intentions of the composer?

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But I know that I shall certainly not: Interpretation is a task: An interpreter’s task is to give life to emotions that are latent in the musical text not only to play them! After this reserach I bring out my personal emotions on the condition that they do not affect the composer’s idea. What do you tell them?


There are still so many works to be discovered and recorded even for instruments like the ziagnte. What constitutes a good live performance in your opinion? What really matters is to transmit emotions and feeling.

Is there a crisis? My father and my brother Manuel.

15 Questions to Frederic Zigante | interviews Guitar Classical

I would probably be zigahte medical doctor or a politician. About Our aim The team History. If yes, how good were you at it? Have zigahte ever tried playing a different instrument? This is how an interpreter and a composer can cope to “travel” together without any conflict. The latter implies that Zigante eschews or may we even say “despises” the modern-day tendency to submit a Classical works to the arbitrariness of subjectivity, to change it, alter it or even leave out certain passages for more easy digestability.

Frsderic am a little bit annoyed by crossovers but I do realize that it is just a fashion that will pass without too many damages. If a perfomer has nothing to say and simply plays the music, he should stay home.