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Public defense Yiannis Efstathopoulos

dinsdag, 19 oktober, 2021 - 17:00
Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus
Faculty Languages & Humanities
Openbare doctoraatsverdediging / PhD Public Defense

The concert guitar in Spain from 1920 to 1939. Reconstructing its lost performance practice.

What? Public defense of the PhD in the Arts of Yiannis Efstathopoulos

When? Monday October 18 at 5pm

Where? Online

Want to join? To receive the zoom link, send an e-mail before October 16

Jury Members: Eliot Fisk, Karen François, Antigoni Goni, Jonathan Leathwood, Jan Michiels, Maarten Stragier, Kristin Van Den Buys

Academic Supervisors: Maarten Stragier, Kristin Van Den Buys

Artistic supervisor: Antigoni Goni

About the PhD research of Yiannis Efstathopoulos

During 1920s and ‘30s the guitar underwent a renaissance in Spain, which brought with it the creation of modernist repertoire written for guitarists Miguel Llobet, Andrés Segovia, Regino Sáinz de la Maza, and Emilio Pujol. This PhD project presents my historically inspired performance of this repertoire. It focuses on canonical works by such giants as Manuel de Falla, as well as a wealth of music that only recently resurfaced after long being buried in the turmoil of the Francoist regime. I share insights gained from interpreting these works on gut-strung period instruments, mediating the stylistic context of Spanish modernist music with the romantic practice common amongst guitarists of the time.

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