Boris GAQUERE obtains First Prize as well as a Superior Diploma of Guitar from the Royal Music Conservatoires of Brussels then Mons (Belgium), class of Sérgio and Odair Assad. Boris followed master-classes with Leo Brouwer, Roland Dyens, David Russell, Roberto Aussel, Costas Cotsiolis and Paulo Bellinati in the course of his studies.

In 1997, together with guitarist Denis SungHô they form the “Gaquere-SungHô Duo”. Very soon they are invited to play in concert cycles for young talent in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands. Together they produce their first recording in 1998 for the CHAMBER label. The cd includes Astor Piazzolla’s “Tango Suite”, Sérgio Assad’s “Tres Cenas Brasileiras” as well as Boris’ own ‘Obrigado’, composition for guitar, published by Productions d’Oz. Boris is delighted to discover that ‘Obrigado’ is interpreted by other musicians around the world.

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Boris’ compositions are currently published by Productions d’Oz (Canada), GSP (California, USA) and Editions Lemoine (Paris, France). Columbia Music Entertainment, Ltd. Japan, commissioned Boris to compose ‘Tabi’, as recorded and performed by Shin-ichi Fukuda in 2003. This gave Boris the opportunity to arrange and record several Antonio Carlos Jobim songs, for guitar and assorted ensembles, for the J-Room label, a subsidiary of Columbia Music Entertainment. Other Japanese guitarists have recorded Boris’ musics: Yasuji Ohagi , for Victor Entertainment, Inc. and Tomonori Arai, for ALM Records.

Boris Gaquere pursues an international career with concerts in all major cities of Europe, both East and West. He also regularly performs both in North and South America as well as Taiwan and Japan. Boris regularly appears in numerous radio and television shows.

In 2001, he recorded Astor Piazzolla’s ‘Double Concerto for Guitar and Bandonéon’ for the RTBF (radio and Belgian national television) accompanied by the Wallonia Chamber Orchestra.

‘Xeque-Mate’ Boris’ first solo album for VGo Recordings was recorded in San Francisco in 2003.

Boris is privileged to duet with Odair Assad on the album’s title track; one of Boris’ compositions for this cd. Other material includes Sérgio Assad’s “Aquarelle”, Roland Dyens’ “Hommage à Villa- Lobos” and Sébastien Vachez’ “Cavatine”. Three waltzes for guitar duo written by Clarice Assad are also part of the repertoire of this CD.

‘Carpe Diem’ released with some pride in 2005, is Boris’ second album for VGo Recordings. The album focuses on music from the Baroque period, with pieces by J.S. Bach, Sylvius Leopold Weiss and more.

‘Tempo Feliz’ is an album recorded with Brazilian master percussionist Renato Martins is the fruit of this labour which was released in the course of 2006, on Mogno Music a Belgian Jazz, Roots and Fusion recording label.

Boris Gaquere’s is currently performing with the following bands :

Caçamba(Victor da Costa : gtr / Claudio Rocha : sax / Boris Gaquere : gtr / Osvaldo Hernandez : perc.)
Boris Gaquere & Renato Martins Duo (guitar and percussions)
Comboio (Manu Comté : accordion & bandoneon / Boris Gaquere : gtr / Sam Gerstmans : double-bass / Renato Martins : percussions)

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