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Claire Besson - Gitarre

Claire Besson begins her musical studies in the Regional Conservatory of Perpignan, where she wins prizes in chamber music and

Following a year's study on the advanced course at the Academy of Orléans, she undertakes in 2010 the "Pôle d'enseignement Supérieur Paris Boulogne" ( PSPBB) where she receives a Bachelor's degree in Musicology as well as the Professional Musician's Upper National Diploma ( DNSPM) in the class of Gérard Abiton.

Keen to widen her musical horizons, Claire joins the program of acoustic guitar "Concert Music / World music / jazz " in September 2014 at the Hochschule für Musik of Dresden (Germany), with Thomas Fellow, Reentko Dirks and Stephan Bormann as teachers.

She receives her Master's degree in June 2016. Since 2022, she also started to study Jazz guitar in Strasbourg Conservatory.

In May 2010, Claire Besson wins first prize in the competition of Montigny-le-Bretonneux by unanimous decision.

She wins first prizes in the competitions of Fontenay-sous-Bois and at the International Competition of Guitar "Nuits Musicales de
Cieux" in March 2012 and July 2014 respectively.

She is invited to perform at many international music festivals: "International Guitar Festival of Saint Cyprien" (FR), International Guitar Festival of Paris (Guitares à Suivre), Festival "Guitares en Picardie" ( 2013 ), International Festival "Sul Tasto Paris Festival", “Internationales Freepsumer Gitarrenfestival ”, "Gitarrenfestival Saiten-Zeit",

She has also participated in concerts and recordings in the Galmeas orchestra and quartet of guitars "Quatuor de l'Alba", and plays regularly in several ensembles in France and abroad, such as the duet flute-guitar "Clariana", or with singer/bass of the “Compagnie Divague”.

In May 2016, the French embassy in Beijing organised 8 dates across China for her duet "Clariana".

Through numerous workshops and Masterclasses, she has been able to develop alongside famous concert performers such as Roland Dyens, Carlo Marchione, Denis Azabagic, Judicaël Perroy, Alberto Ponce, Tania Chagnot among others.

Claire immerses her audience into a contrasting and moving musical universe, oscillating between guitar and voice. In her performances, she presents her own arrangements and compositions that seamlessly weave between world music and jazz, with captivating energy and passion.

" Claire BESSON begeistert mit ihrer leidenschaftlichen Art zu musizieren, voller Ausdruck und intensiver Dynamik. Es ist eine wahre Freude ihr zuzuhören, denn Ihr Spiel ist stets lebendig und facettenreich. Zudem hat sie mit ihrem wundervollen Arrangement des bulgarischen Volksliedes BUCIMIS aufgezeigt, welch kreatives Potenzial in ihr schlummert. " -Thomas Fellow-

" Claire played one of the most outsanding concerts I have ever witnessed. Her playing is spectacular and rich of sounds a bless for the modern classical guitar ! " -Reentko Dirks