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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If yes, how good were you at it? But I know that I shall certainly not: What do you tell them? Just imagine what would happen if someone went to a museum and decided to change the colors on a painting: 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 ziganet Villa-Lobos’ Etudes.

But his power can be negative and he can destroy music, modify it or misinterpret it. What would be on your program for this zigants This is how an interpreter and a composer can cope to “travel” together without any conflict. What really matters is to transmit emotions and feeling. With a clear mind, he recognises current zihante tendencies and hip genre-bending see his answers to our Festival-question!


Interpretation is a task: People need to be educated about classical music, before they can really appreciate it.

15 Questions to Frederic Zigante

A good live performance requires good technical standards and acceptable contents for the audience. An interpreter’s task is to give life to emotions that are latent in the musical text not only to play them!

I play both baroque and classic guitar and I consider them two different instruments. 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.

First I need a contract then I shall begin thinking about it! 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.

There are still so many works to be discovered and recorded even for instruments like the guitar. Is there a crisis?

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After this reserach I bring out my personal emotions on the condition that they do not affect the composer’s idea. And yet, he is by no means an anachronism. This is what some performers do sometimes, they even cut off some parts of the works! 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.


Frédéric Zigante

Complete editions are Frederic Zigante’s specialty: This is the way to discover beauty in all music, not only classical. Have you ever tried playing a different instrument? Someone who takes care of other people’s problems.

About Our aim The team History. False, the only thing about which people need to be educated is listening with curiosity: What really makes the difference is the music that is written for it. How would you describe the relationship with your instrument?


I would probably be a medical doctor or a politician. I am a little bit annoyed by crossovers but I do realize that it is just a fashion that will pass without too many damages. What constitutes a good live performance in ziganfe opinion?

Community Links Countries Recording Services. I haven’t noticed any crisis. What or who was your biggest influence as an artist? The hardest part about being a musician is to often be alone and the best is to get emotion during a performance.