The Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts (TCFA) is excited to welcome the renowned French-Algerian guitarist Pierre Bensusan to perform on Friday, April 7, 8:00pm. Bensusan is making a stop at TCFA on his 2017 United States Tour. Pierre’s fantastic live performances have been recognized by the Independent Music Award in the Live Performance Album category for his latest triple live album “Encore”.
Described variously as Celtic, folk, World music, New Age and Chamber jazz, with scat singing added, Bensusan’s music has been hailed by some of the greats. Consider what other musicians have to say:
- Leo Kottke: “Pierre’s music gives me the shakes. No other guitarist shares his strange gifts of sophistication, accessibility and downright joy. Even at its most complex, Pierre’s music only needs ears to be enjoyed.”
- Steve Vai: “Listening to Pierre Bensusan is rejuvenating. Beside his extraordinary touch and tone, the notes and melody appeal directly to the tender side of our human nature.”
- George Winston: “One of the truly gifted musicians of our time—he plays the guitar as if it were the very soul of himself.”
Pierre has won numerous awards, including the Rose d’Or at the Montreaux Festival for his very first album, recorded when he was just 17, and been named the “Best World Music Guitar Player” by the readers of Guitar Player magazine.
This concert is being brought to you with support from the Community Arts Partnership and the TCFA Board.