On her new album, “My Guitar”, Ingrid Riollot records 6 compositions written by the great guitarist Australian born John Williams (not the one of Star Wars). Those pieces are wonderful, and so well written for the guitar but, unfortunately, are not very well known by the audience.
Other than John Williams himself, nobody has yet recorded many of the pieces he composed.
Riollot also records 6 other tracks, including Folk Songs from Ireland, Scotland and Japan, with the famous Sakura Variations.
Also included are a famous and popular Anonymous Romance known in her native country France under the name of “Jeux Interdits” (a famous movie), and a French piece written for piano Gnossienne by Erik Satie.
The arrangement of Down By the Salley Gardens is a premiere world recording made by Gary Ryan, professor at the Royal College of Music in London and guitarist playing with John Williams .
Where to Listen
“My Guitar” Track Listing
Composer: John WILLIAMS (1941)
- Madrugada (3’40)
Johann Sebastian BACH (1685 – 1750)
- Prelude 999 (1’29)
John WILLIAMS (1941)
- Song without words (3’52)
- Prelude to a song (3’29)
- Sakura Variations (6’04)
- Romance (2’36)
John WILLIAMS (1941)
- From a bird I (2’40)
- From a bird II (1’39)
- From a bird III (4’04)
Erik SATIE (1866 – 1925)
- Gnossienne No. 1 (3’05)
Celtic Music arr. David RUSSEL (1958)
- Kildare Fancy (1’13)
- Cherish the ladies (1’56)
- The Bonnie, Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond (1’49)
- Loch leven Castle (1’04)
Trad Irish arr. Gary RYAN (1969)
- Down by the Salley Gardens (2’58)
Guitar: 2021 Greg Smallman and sons Damon & Kym
Recorded at Greg Smallman workshop, Australia
Released in Sept 2021
About Ingrid Riollot
INGRID RIOLLOT was born in 1981. She is a French classical guitarist based in Esperance, Australia.
Ingrid gives masterclasses, sits on international juries and performs across the globe: Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Australia, New-Zealand.
Before to dedicate her time performing, she taught for 18 years in French Conservatories of Music: Albertville, Nancy, L’Hay-Les-Roses and Montbeliard where she was the head of the guitar studies. She taught in Geneva, Studio Kodaly, Switzerland.
Since 2019, she is dedicating her time performing, giving masterclasses and being part of international jury competitions.
She started learning music at 6 and classical guitar at 8 years old. She graduated from the National Conservatory of Music in Lyon, France where she studied with Marc Franceries and Jesus Castro-Balbi. She earned all the distinctions with the highest awards: First Prize classical guitar, chamber music, analysis, harmony and received a “Special Prize Young Talent” from the Philharmonic Society. She continued her post-graduated guitar studies in Barcelona, Spain with Ricardo Gallen. She received masterclasses with: Joaquin Clerch, Marco Tamayo, Costas Cotsiolis, Gerard Abiton, Eric Franceries, Alberto Ponce.
Ingrid has a Master in Classical Guitar Pedagogy.
Since 2018, Ingrid and Damon Smallman give lectures/demonstrations about history and design of Smallman Guitars.