It’s the guitar like you’ve never seen it — the Canadian Guitar Quartet, one of the world’s finest guitar ensembles, will present their unique and expert handling of this popular instrument.
The show is part of the group’s intense 23 concert, 25-day tour of B.C. and the passion musicians Julien Bisaillon, Renaud Côté-Giguère, Bruno Roussel and Louis Trépanier hold for the guitar is clearly inexhaustible. He is one of the award-winning ensemble’s founding members from when it began in 1999. The current line-up of accomplished guitarists each has been with the group for a number of years and collectively they have an impressive background of accolades and experience.
Together they will share the stage at the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre as they perform their broad repertoire, which includes the exotic sounds of South America, original works and also transpositions of classical music, while using musical techniques such as vibrato and utilising the guitar’s form as a drum.
“The guitar is a lovely percussion instrument, depending on where and how you tap it, there is a whole rich family of sounds,” Trépanier said.
“Beethoven never wrote anything for guitar, the kind of music he did, which you can play in various forms, are hard to fit on the guitar in a way that works well,” Trépanier explained.