Friday, December 2, 2011

Nathan Kolosko's Composition "Tonadilla" Performed by Marlène Lemay

Excerpt from the Gala Concert organized for the 25th anniversary  of Les Production d'Oz, November 2nd 2011 at the Henri-Gagnon Concert Hall, in Louis-Jacques-Casault Building in Quebec City at Laval University.

25 compositions  80 p., Level 3
(CD included)   Marlène Lemay, guitar
We are celebrating in 2011 the 25th anniversary of the publishing house Les Productions d'OZ.  In 2009, I invited 25 of our composers to write an original piece for this event. All of them accepted immediately, with great enthusiasm, and it was the beginning of a beautiful journey.  I entrusted my daughter, Marlène Lemay, to bring to life these compositions, both on this recording and on stage, knowing that she would display her wonderful talent. When she was born in 1990, I dedicated my guitar method to her with the citation: "To Marlène, for whom everything begins." Today, after more than 20 years, it is 25 composers from around the world who are dedicating their pieces to her.   What could be more gratifying and stimulating for a publisher than having such a wonderful project as this, with composers, a special performer, and dear friends involved in the creation of a book and recording!
- Sylvain Lemay

Jean-Marie Raymond - La cité d'Émeraude
Thierry Tisserand - Yamandou
Máximo Diego Pujol - Misterio
Adrian Andrei - Ronde transylvanienne
Nathan Kolosko - Tonadilla
Roland Dyens - The Wiz'
Daniel Boyer - Éclats de Ré
Claude Gagnon - Paysage roumain
Andrew Zohn - Marlène's Song
David Gaudreau - Sentiments oubliés
Denis Mortagne - Perpetuum mobile
Simone Iannarelli - Matteo
Jürg Kindle - Magma
Yvon Demillac - Nina
José-Luis Narváez - Alla cubana
Claudio Camisassa - Song for Marlène
Giuliano Belotti - Valsarab
Bernard Piris - La presque valse
Patrick Roux - Milonga del Mar
Mark Houghton - Marlène's Rag
Jim Ferguson - Requiem for a Fallen Artist
Francis Kleynjans - 25 printemps
Gilbert Clamens - Prélude et valse
Takashi Ogawa - Parapluie de Kyoto
Annette Kruisbrink - Tendresse 

Critically acclaimed guitarist/composer Nathan Kolosko has performed throughout the US, Europe and Asia.  As a musician, Nathan is compelled to expand the voice of the guitar through composition, improvisation, and collaborations with both musicians and visual artists.  He is currently collaborating with visual artist Ling-Wen Tsai on several inter-disciplinary projects, and performs regularly with flute player Carl Dimow.  Nathan has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including grants from the Allied Arts Foundation and D'Addario Strings. As a composer, Nathan has made numerous contributions to the repertoire for the guitar. His works are currently published by Doberman-Yppan & amp; Productions D'Oz.

In addition to being a performer and composer Nathan teaches guitar at l'Ecole Francaise du Maine.