Borislova N. - Arbatski Vals - Guitare
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Guitarist and composer Nadia Boríslova was born in Moscow in 1969. She studied guitar and orchestral direction of Russian folk instruments at the 48th Musical School of Moscow and at the Gnesin State School of Moscow. Since 1988 she has been engaged in an intense concert activity, and has performed concerts in Russia, France, Hungary, U.S.A, Costa Rica, Cuba, Paraguay, Morocco, and Mexico. As a composer, her compositions have been published in Russia, Mexico, Italy, Sweden, Spain and Canada. These editions present music for solo guitar, duets, and quartets, clarinet and guitar, concerti for guitar and piano, and others. Her work is in a contemporary music style. Her discography consists of 10 CDs: 3 Doubles with classical and contemporary repertory for guitar and other instruments from different composers and epochs, including her own music. She has written several compositions on commission of the Centro Hispanoamericano de Guitarra of Tijuana, Baja California. These works were played for the first time at the International Guitar Festival in Tijuana, Mexico and they were recorded on the CD En una noche femenina (1999). Since 1999, she has been the Artistic Director of the International Guitar Festival of Puebla. In 2005, in the IV Guitar Festival, she integrated and directed the Orchestra of 80 musicians from different States of Mexico and seven well-known women guitarists from different countries, in order to commemorate the International Day of Woman. Since 1994, Nadia Boríslova is a professor at the School of Arts of the Universidad Autónoma de Puebla in Mexico. Front cover painting is a fragment from a picture of the Spasopeskovskaya Square by Aleksandr Brusilov. The square is a well known Moscow location along the famous Arbat’ street, the place that inspired the present composition.