Viennese Guitar Trios
- Featured: Dana Chivers
- Release Date: 7/4/2006
Born in Los Angeles, virtuoso guitarist Dana Chivers has, from an early age, lived and performed in Europe. In addition to performance studies with José Tomás in Spain, where he also attended the Segovia Masterclasses, he studied composition, theory and interpretation with Nadia Boulanger and Jean Catoire and later interpretation with Miriam Solovieff in Paris. His active career spans thirty years during which he has played concerti, many recitals and chamber music concerts. During the 70's he briefly flirted with a career in writing film music, signing notably the score for Pour Memoire by Jean Daniel Pollet that was chosen in the French contingent of films and seen at the Festival International de Cannes. His interest in theatrical works have led him to conceive evenings of guitar and voice around the works of Juan Ramon Jimenez's, Platero y Yo His London debut in 1985, featured three impromptus written especially for him by the Polish composer, Piotr Moss. Often aware of currents before their time, his interest in early nineteenth century guitar chamber music led to the world premier Wenzl Matiegka recording, in London, for Erasmus in 1987. The recording has been highly regarded on both sides of the Atlantic. He has recently recorded Matiegka's op 19 & 22 for guitar and violin with David Chivers. Mr Chivers has been heard on live and pre-recorded programmes on syndicated radio in the United States, Classic FM and the BBC in Great Britain, Radio Suisse Romande. Over the last decade he has performed more that 300 concerts with his son the violinist David Chivers under the name of the Chivers Duo in Europe and the United States.
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