Biography

Guitar
masanobu Nishigaki

西垣 正信

Born in Kyoto. Studied with Henri Dorini at Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Nice CRR. In 1971, he graduated from the Conservatory with the special award of unanimous judges. The following year, In 1972, he was also awarded the Grand Prix de la Ville de Nice for his interpretation of Concerto de Aranjuez with Nice Philharmonic Orchestra. 

Since then, he has been invited to participate in recitals and master classes in France, Monaco, Switzerland, others European countries, England, Asia and Eastern Europe.

In Japan, he played the first performance many of contemporary music composed by Toru Takemitsu, Hinoharu Matsumoto, and Norio Fukushi. In chamber music, Mr. Maxence Larrieu, Mr. Michael Coughler, Mr. Grussen Tatu, and Mr. Robert Eitken of the flute. Performed a lot with famous musicians.

In 2000, he was invited to the concert “The four Lute Suites” for the 250th anniversary of Bach's death in England and France. In addition, the world's first publication of "Goldberg Variations" by Bach arranged on a guitar doublet became a hot topic, and the name is known as Bach playing. In 2002, commissioned by York College in England, composed a "monodrama based on new and modern poems" and premiered at the National Center for Early Music in England. In 2015, he performed Arpeggione Sonata by F.Schubert and in 2016, Boléro by M.Ravel with the world's first guitar solo.

Even now, he is mainly based in Japan and Europe, and is performing recitals Bach, Scarlatti, Schubert, Beethoven, Chopin, Falla, Debussy and Ravel. He is one of the few classical guitarists who can play these novel, amazing and difficult programs.

Since 1988 he has been a member of the jury of the Maria Canals International Music Competition sponsored by the Spanish government. 

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REPERTOIRE

 

≪J.S.Bach≫

 Lutes Suites/1.WV996  2.BWV997 3.BWV995 4.BVW1006a 

 ※Touts Jouer dans un recital

 Chaconne  etc

≪D.Scarlatti≫

Sonata K.9, 11, 32, 34, 54, 94, 480, 141, 146, 175, 208, 232, 322,

376, 377, 379, 380, 384, 462, 466, 491・・・

≪F.schubert≫

 Arpeggione Sonata pour solo

    Mov1 Allegro moderato
    Mov2 Adagio
    Mov3 Allegretto

 Winterreise

    Gute Nacht

    Der Lindenbaum

    Der Leiermann

    Die Nebensonnen   etc

≪N.Paganini≫

 Grand Sonata pour solo

 43 Ghiribizzi 

 22 pièces pour guitare seule 

 MS 106, Menueto, en mi majeur, pour mandoline solo, violon et Guitare

 Grand Sonata avec violon

≪L.V.Beethoven≫

La Bagatelle en la mineur, WoO 59, La Lettre à Élise
Sonatine adagio WoO.43a
Sonatine allegro WoO.44a
Adagio WoO.43b Pour La Belle「J」
Variations pour Mandoline et Clavecin WoO.44b

≪L.H.Belioz≫

 Un bal

 Marche au supplice

≪C.Debussy≫

 Clair de lune,

 L'Isle Joyeuse,

 La fille aux cheveux de lin,

 La Vals romantique,

 La cathédrale engloutie

≪M.Ravel≫

 BORELO

 Pavane pour une infante défunte

≪M.Falla≫

Tombeau de Debussy,

Danse du meunier «Le Tricorne»

Nana
Danse espagnole «La Vie brève»
Danse rituelle du feu «L'Amour sorcier »
Danse finale «Le Tricorne»,etc

≪I.Albéniz≫

≪F.Tárrega≫ 

≪J. Rodrigo≫

 Concerto d'Aranjuez/Fantaisie pour un gentilhomme

≪G. Händel≫

≪A.Vivaldi≫

 Touts les Lute Concerto

≪Musique de Chambre≫ 

 Touts les suites conclu degitare  Paganini et Boccherini

 Accompagnement de Flute pour les pieces generals repertoires de Maxence Larrieu et A. Piazzolla

 

≪Guitare duo≫

 Les programmes de Presti Lagoya

 J.S.BACH/Variations Goldberg

 F.schubert/Winterreise