antoine boyer & samuelito coïncidence
concert / 60 min
Sunday 10th of March 4p.m. Tarascon Castle – Art Center René d’Anjou
One comes from gypsy guitars, the other from flamenco. Nylon strings against steel strings, Django and Paco are all set, the two young prodigies are also trained to classic rigor. From their incandescent encounter is born a delightful music of multiple origins and inpirations, a duo among the most exceptional ones of the moment !
Antoine Boyer (1996) drank from the most authentic sources of gypsy jazz, being a disciple of such masters as Mandino Reinhardt and Francis-Alfred Moerman, withwhom he recorded his first CD-DVD in 2009, which was acclaimed by French and American critics (Jazzman, Vintage Guitars). Antoine Boyer's 2nd CD, Leské ('for him', in Sinti language) received several awards, among which Trad'Mag's ‘Bravo'. Following the release of his 3rd CD, called Sita, which earned a « Révélation » award from Jazzman magazine, he was chosen as the « Révélation 2012 » by Guitarist Acoustic magazine. He is the winner of the "Révélation Guitare Classique 2016" by the Guitare classique magazine. Antoine Boyer has been billed by most major gypsy jazz festivals in Europe and the United States. He has shared the stage with such renowned musicians as Philip Catherine, Angelo Debarre, Christian Escoudé, Stochelo Rosenberg, Raphael Faÿs, Stéphane Wrembel, Olli Soikelli, Tim Kliphuis, Jon Larsen, Adrien Moignard, Robin Nolan, Paulus Schäfer, etc…
Samuelito started classical guitar at 7 years-old at the Conservatoire de Caen (Normandy). He was soon fascinated by world music and particularly flamenco that he discovered through the singing and guitar. Samuelito followed a dual classical and flamenco guitar path, which led him to meet many great performers (Paco de Lucía, Ramón Sanchez, Juan Carmona, Roland Dyens, Gérard Abiton, Arnaud Dumond, Ibrahim Maalouf, Vincent Ségal, Larry Coryell, Antonio Rey, Jerónimo Maya, Pedro Sierra and many others) and made him a very eclectic musician. His first concert took place on the day of his 16th birthday on the national stage of Caen, broadcasted by France Télévisions. It was the beginning of an international career (France, Spain, Germany, Croatia, United States…).
Deeply attached to the flamenco tradition, both as an interpreter and composer, this young guitarist already plays a very personal music. His artistic talents have been sought for other kinds of projects such as film music, album collaboration, master classes, magazine tutorials, etc…
Antoine Boyer & Samuelito met at the Conservatoire de Paris in Gérard Abiton’s classical guitar class. They soon started to play together and developed a new duet repertoire combining different influences and techniques (jazz, flamenco, classical, pop…). They played their first concert together at the Issoudun Guitar Festival in 2014.
This year (2016), their performances at the Samois Django Reinhardt Festival and Djangofest Northwest (Seattle) have earned them standing ovations. They also won the 4th European Guitar Award in Dresden, as a result of which they will appear in several concerts and have just recorded an album (Coincïdence) with the label Doctor Heart Music.