- (Daniel Bolshoy)
- Format: CD
Guitarist Daniel Boloshy has released a recording that is a deliberate mixture of traditions and styles within four original large-scale guitar compositions. Two are by composer guitarists (Clark Ross and Sergio Assad), and two by composers who were inspired by the guitar but did not play it themselves. As a result, these guitar pieces are challenging in many ways and hopefully showcase the instrument's finest qualities. The recording features: McGillicuddy's Rant - theme and ten variations by Clark Ross Sonata III by Manuel Ponce Sonata Para Guitarra by Antonio José Aquarelle Suite Pour Guitare by Sergio Assad Composer Clark Ross said 'I was profoundly moved by Daniel Bolshoy 's performance of McGillicuddy's Rant; he has a deep understanding of the music, as well as amazing technical proficiency. He is a fantastic musician!". Sergio Assad comments on Aquarelle Suite Pour Guitarra "This is a great rendition of this piece. The sound is very very good. The playing is highly virtuosic and full of personal touches." About Daniel Bolshoy Daniel Bolshoy is committed to bringing classical guitar to the attention of audiences everywhere. He is regularly praised for his friendly and informative spoken introductions, and progressive programming of solo and chamber music. Mr. Bolshoy has performed for many prestigious festivals including the Ottawa and the Vancouver International Chamber Music Festivals, the Halifax Guitar Festival, the Indian River Music Festival, the Guelph Spring Festival, the Westben Arts Festival, the Festival des arts Boré-Art (Montreal) and the International Music Festival in Macao. He has toured under the auspices of Prairie Debut, Debut Atlantic and Musique Royale, and has performed for the Début Series in Montreal, Vancouver and the CBC/NAC Début series in Ottawa. His U.S. concerts include a tour for Live on Stage and numerous appearances at music festivals and on University campuses. Mr. Bolshoy's recitals are frequently broadcast on CBC Radio, and he has also appeared in two documentary films for the Bravo! Series The Classical Now. Mr. Bolshoy regularly performs solo and chamber music recitals in Canada's most prestigious venues, including the Glenn Gould Studio, the Toronto Centre for the Performing Arts, the National Art Centre, and Vancouver's Chan Centre among others. Among recent orchestral appearances are concertos by Rodrigo, Ponce, Kernis, and Castelnuovo-Tedesco with orchestras across North America including: The Mexico City Philharmonic, the Toronto Philharmonia, the New Mexico Symphony, theVancouver Philharmonic, the Peterborough Symphony, the Huntsville festival, the Red Deer Symphony, the Oakville Symphony the Etobicoke Philharmonic as well as the Manitoba and Ottawa Chamber Orchestras. Daniel Bolshoy appears on four commercial CD recordings: Resonance, España featuring Spanish music with mezzo-soprano, Julie Nesrallah (Boldan Music). McGillicuddy's Rant (Centaur classics), as well as soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian's Tango Notturno (CBC records).