Gabriel Bianco

Concert artist & Masterclass teacher

Gabriel Bianco is considered to be one of nowadays’s finest classical guitarists. Gabriel has won first prize in several international competitions, has performed in over fifty countries spanning every continent, and has recorded 8 CDs.

ADAMI Classic Revelation in 2011 as well as first prize competing in Sernancelhe (Portugal, 2005), Ile de Ré (France, 2006), Gitarre Forum Wien (Austria, 2006), “Silesian Autumn” in Tychy (Poland, 2006) , “Hubert Käppel” in Koblenz (Germany, 2007), Barbezieux (France, 2007), Guitar Foundation of America (United States of America, 2008), “Fundación Gredos san Diego” in Madrid (Spain, 2011), “ Andrés Ségovia” in Almuñecar (Spain, 2012).

Gabriel Bianco has performed in concert in prestigious venues such as the Théâtre du Châtelet, la Folle Nantes Day, the Radio-France Occitanie Festival, the International Festival of guitar in Paris, the Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco, the Luis Arango Auditorium in Bogota, the Central Conservatory of Beijing, the Musashino Art Center and the Yamaha Hall in Tokyo, the Kyiv Philharmonic, the Zurich Opera and the Lausanne Opera.

Gabriel Bianco is passionate about chamber music. He has been a member of Quatuor Eclisses since its creation in 2012, for which he has composed many arrangements and has recorded 4 records with the Ad Vitam record label.

He also performs with Marina Viotti (Mezzo-soprano), always with his arrangements of classical and popular music, whose record release is scheduled for April 2023 with the Aparté label.

He has also made record dueting with oboist Michaela Hrabankova on the Ad Vitam label. He occasionally shares the stage with Edgar Moreau (cello), Maïté Louis (violin), Mathilde Caldérini (flute), Lola Descours (bassoon), Kévin Amiel (tenor), Romuald Grimbert-Barré (violin).

Bianco has recorded 2 solo records, the first with the Naxos label in a Bach, Mertz & Koshkin programme then with the Ad Vitam Records label in Da Milano, Scarlatti, Regondi & Paganini programmes. Gabriel is very active in the creation of contemporary pieces.

He has worked with Atanas Ourkouzounov, Sergio Assad, Karol Beffa, Orestis Kalampalikis, Matthieu Stefanelli, Jules Matton, Camille Pépin, Inès Halimi and Thomas Viloteau on the creation of new works for solo guitar or chamber music.

Born in 1988 in Paris. Gabriel started playing the guitar with his father. In 1997, he enrolled at the CNR (Conservatoire National de Région) in Paris in Ramon de Herrera’s class.

He was in music-study until the baccalaureate. In 2005 he was unanimously admitted to the CNSMDP (National Conservatory of Music and Dance in Paris) where he joined Olivier Chassain’s class.

He won his guitar prize in 2008 and his chamber music prize in 2015, both times with the congratulations of the jury.  

Since 2018, Gabriel Bianco is Senior Docent at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. He gives individual guitar lessons and directs the classical guitar section. He plays exclusively on Savarez. strings.

Today, he directs the higher education at the “Conservatorium van Amsterdam” (Netherlands), he gives individual lessons there.