The guitar community faces the loss of one of its originals, the Tunisian-French classical guitarist, arranger and composer Roland Dyens. Dyens was known for his extraordinary improvisatory skills and his brilliantly colorful and evocative compositions that incorporate elements of jazz and folk music. He was the only classical guitarist invited to participate in the concert honoring the great Django Reinhardt at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. Dyens taught at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris.
In his memory, the full length of his interview for My First Guitar: Tales of True Love and Lost Chords, is posted here.
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