"Between Europe and America, 400 years of music" with guitarist André Rodrigues in concert

André Rodrigues, the guitarist, will be performing classical pieces from European and American directories at the first benefit concert of the Heritage Foundation Sainte-Jeanne-de-Chantal, on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 10 pm at the historical church of Sainte-Jeanne-de-Chantal.

This talented guitarist now established in Quebec holds a Bachelor of Music at the Universidade Estadual de Campinas. In 2008, his talent is recognized in Brazil by winning a first place prize at the " Eustáquio Grilo" guitar contest and the following year, the Conservatory Guitar Competition "Villa-Lobos Sao Paulo". He also received many awards and honorable mentions at the International Guitar Competition called "Vital Medeiros".

In Canada, André Rodrigues had been awarded the third place prize at the "Grand prix de guitare de Montréal" in 2008. The following year, he obtained a Masters degree in interpretation of classical guitar at the University of Montreal under the supervision of Professor Peter McCutcheon and integrates the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne (NEM).

André Rodrigues created the show "Platero and I" for artistic company "Les Voyageurs Immobiles". In 2010, in partnership with the Ensemble Appassionata and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, he presents Brazilian and Venezuelan music workshops in Montreal high schools. He is also a guitarist and artistic director for the "Ensemble Musica lusitaniae". For his concert "Between Europe and America, 400 years of music" offered by the Foundation, André Rodrigues is as soloist and will delight his audience with the varied rhythms of classical guitar that he will deploy in the historical church of Sainte-Jeanne-de-Chantal.

Tickets for this concert ($20 for adults, $10 for children 12 and under) will be available in April at the Marie-Uguay Library, as well as with Agnes Morin Fecteau at 514 453-9438.

To book online: fsjdc.ndip@gmail.com

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