Nicolas de Angelis
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About Nicolas de Angelis
With his delicate guitar playing and impressionist compositions, Nicolas de Angelis has helped to create a new French romanticism. A classically trained instrumentalist, he's performed on film scores by Michel Legrand and Jean-Claude Petit and in the recording studio with Yves Montand, Claude Aznevour, Michael Berger, Yves Duteil, Nilda Fernandez, Enzo Enzo, and Sylvie Vartan.
De Angelis has been equally successful performing his own compositions. His debut album, Quelgues Noyes Pour Anna, was certified gold a month after its release in 1981. His tenth solo album, Les Plus Belles Melodies Religieuses a la Guitare, released in 2000, featured interpretations of what he called the "most beautiful religious melodies."
Born in Saint-Cloud, a west Parisian suburb along the shores of the Reine River, de Angelis studied guitar at the Paris Academy from the age of ten. Hailed as one of the new breed of French romantic guitar players while still in his teens, he was performing in Parisian cabarets as an accompanist for such French pop stars as Julian Clerc, Sylvie Vartan, and Fabienne Thibault before his 18th birthday. ~ Craig Harris
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