Charles-André Conforto comes from Cargese, Corsica, as does his friend, Bernard Fieschi, who encouraged him to write his compositions down in 2001. A self-taught musician born in Gabon in 1951, Conforto is a Doctor who was captivated by the classical guitar in the Seventies after hearing Turibio Santos playing La Catedral by Augustin Barrios. Conforto has travelled extensively and listened to the music of other nations, capturing its essence and penetrating the cultural and musical folk song heritage of the Mediterranean but, in particular, of Corsica. Fascinated by the emotional and therapeutic power of this music, he seeks to understand how it is perceived and assimilated by different individuals. C-A Conforto draws his inspiration from the universal language that he feels is so wonderfully expressed by Bach, Schubert, Chopin, Albeniz, Granados, Sor, Tarrega, Lauro, Sabicas and many others. In the same way, the Mediterranean legacy of Corsican, Neapolitan, Sicilian, Greek and Portuguese folk songs has only started to reveal its trove of secret treasures to him. ELPE-Musique currently publishes 11 opus by C-A Conforto, of various inspirations and including 4 Etudes Cargésiennes, a wonderful tribute to the beauty of his home village by the sea.
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