Samuel Bonnet

Guitarist - Composer - Educator


Exploration des liens entre la musique espagnole, la musique séfarade et la musique impressionniste

Exploration of the links between Spanish music, Sephardic music and Impressionist music



Répertoire / Program

Francisco Tarrèga "Capricho Arabe", "Recuerdos de Alhambra", "Danza Mora"

Ruben Seroussi "Two Sephardic Songs"

Isaac Albeniz "Asturias", "Sevilla"

Claude Debussy "Arabesque"

Manuel de Falla "Miller Dance", "Homaje à Debussy"

Naftali Lahav "Cuando el Rey Nimrod", "Arvolicos de Almandra"

“He is a formidable classical guitarist [...] much of his compositional output reflects a love of traditional Jewish musics; some of his solo works sound like explorative improvisations, others sound like pristine and carefully crafted compositions [...] The common thread amongst all of this is a virtuosic skill which enables completely authentic communication; when you listen to Bonnet, there’s no mistaking who you are listening to, or what he’s saying to you.”
— Bob Ben -
I think there is in your compositions the same kind of delicacy and “bon gout” as in your playing. Congratulations!
— Ruben Seroussi - Classical guitarist & composer (Tel-Aviv University)
Milford Arts Center (Milford, Connecticut) - 2015

Milford Arts Center (Milford, Connecticut) - 2015

Felicia Blumenthal Music Center (Tel-Aviv, Israel) - 2014

Felicia Blumenthal Music Center (Tel-Aviv, Israel) - 2014

Cover photo : Yan Itovic -  Background photo : Julie Beauchemin