Goodbye, Roland!

Roland Dyens, the great composer and guitarist, dies at 61


Yesterday, on my Facebook stream, I see this news:

https://www.facebook.com/parisguitarfoundation/photos/a.1430675880537182.1073741830.1429881190616651/1814149778856455/?type=3

“It will certainly be a hoax!”, I thought.

But later the news was also confirmed by other sources:

From his website:

Born on October 19, 1955, French interpreter, composer, arranger and improviser Roland Dyens began guitar studies at the age of nine. Four years later he became a student of Spanish Master guitarist Alberto Ponce and, in 1976, was awarded the Licence de Concert de l’École Normale de Musique de Paris.
While learning his instrument, Roland Dyens also studied composition with the renowned teacher, composer and conductor Désiré Dondeyne under whose guidance he was awarded the First Prize in Harmony, Counterpoint and Analysis.

I like to remember him with this video, from Guitar Salon International Youtube Channel:

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