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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But I know that I shall certainly not: About Our aim The team History. Someone who takes care of other people’s problems. It is necessary to know exactly what the composer intended but this isn’t always possible on the only basis of the written text.

An interpreter has a great power in his hands because without him the work has no life and can’t be heard. There are still so many works to be discovered and recorded even for instruments like the guitar. Complete editions are Frederic Zigante’s specialty: What constitutes a good live performance in your opinion? False, the only thing about which people need to be educated is listening with curiosity: What would be on your program for this season?

You need to see the whole picture here – after all, that is what Frederic Zigante is all about. If a perfomer has nothing to zibante and simply plays the music, he should stay home. I would probably be a medical doctor or a politician. This is freedric way to discover beauty in all music, not only classical. Community Links Countries Recording Services. An interpreter’s task is to give life to emotions that are latent in the musical text not only to play them! Just imagine what would happen if someone went to a museum and decided to change the zgante on a painting: Have you ever tried playing a different instrument?

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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. 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.

Frédéric Zigante – Wikipedia

This is how an interpreter and a composer can cope to “travel” together without any zigqnte. With a clear mind, he recognises current cross-over tendencies and hip genre-bending see his answers to our Festival-question!

I play both baroque and classic guitar and I consider them two different instruments. But his power can be negative and he can destroy music, modify it freveric misinterpret it.

What really matters is to transmit emotions and feeling. First I need a contract then I shall begin thinking about it! How would you describe the relationship with your instrument?

What or who was your biggest influence as an artist? How do you balance the need to to put your personal emotions into the music you play and the intentions of the composer? If yes, how good were you at it? I haven’t noticed any crisis. What really makes the difference is the music that is written for it. The hardest part about being a musician is to often be alone and the best is to get emotion during a performance.


This is what some performers do sometimes, they even cut off some parts of the works! I live between two beautiful Italian towns: After this freceric I bring out my personal emotions on the condition that they do not affect the composer’s idea.

What do you tell them? 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. Is there a crisis? A good live performance requires good technical standards and acceptable contents for the audience.

My father and my brother Manuel. The one that mediates between the written text and the auditors.

The latter implies that Zigante eschews or may we zigznte 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. People need to be educated about classical music, before they can really appreciate it.

15 Questions to Frederic Zigante

Interpretation is a task: And yet, he is by no frederix an anachronism. You are given the position of artistic director of a concert hall. 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.