Cello Solo

Cello Solo

The new sound of classical music

Matthieu Saglio
composition, cello, sampler
Emilio Garrido
texts, voice

 
 
Matthieu Saglio combines classical tradition where Cello Solo’s roots are buried, with sounds and rhythms brought from his encounters across the world. In his compositions, you can hear resonating echoes from the Western cathedrals and souks of Maghreb, the Latin-American tango and the Iberian flamenco.

The figure of the French cellist Matthieu Saglio blends two factors together which works what seems to be the improbable: an indisputable ability from his classical training, to extract all forms of possible sonority from an instrument, and an opening of methods that have no stylistic or geographic limits, from which it is possible to draw a straight line that begins with Bach and reaches tango, funk, or oriental auras, without derailing his train in doing so.
El País - Carlos Pérez de Ziriza

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jerez texas

Jerez Texas

The fieriness of flamenco,
The freedom of jazz,
The elegance of classical music

Ricardo Esteve
flamencan guitar, composition
Matthieu Saglio
cello, composition
Jesús Gimeno
drums, cajón
 
After completing 500 concerts in 25 countries and 4 albums, Jerez-Texas have imposed themselves as one of the major references of modern flamenco.

Jerez-Texas’ music is a small miracle, or a big one, depending on how you see it. It’s the type of music you would listen to all your life. It’s the feeling of being lifted away by Isabel’s sinuous voice, Matthieu’s velvet cello, Ricardo’s sol y sal guitar, Jesús’ gypsy-like percussions…Jerez-Texas’ music isn’t flamenco, or jazz, or even flamenco-jazz, but rather something else that is difficult to describe, as there are no words that successfully manage to describe a dream.
El País – Chema García Martínez

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Cello Solo

NES

Jazz/World

Nesrine Belmokh
lead vocal, cello, composition
Matthieu Saglio
cello, sampler, composition
David Gadea
percussion
 
 
Between jazz, soul and world music, in english, french or arabic, NES blurs out the frontiers between styles and languages to give birth to songs full of soul, switching from intimacy to lyric or explosions.

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José 'el Piru' and Matthieu Saglio

José 'el Piru' & Matthieu Saglio

Eclectic Flamenco

José 'el Piru'
flamenca guitar
Matthieu Saglio
cello

 
 
French cello player Matthieu Saglio and flamenco guitarist José “El Piru” crossed their paths for the pleasure of our senses, resulting in a spontaneous dialogue, a simple obviousness, and ten chords composing a melodious rainbow arranged in uncountable nuances.

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Saglio / Ben Yakoub

Diouke

Cool afro-jazz

Abdoulaye N'diaye
kora, lead vocal, composition
Matthieu Saglio
cello, composition
Alfie Copovi
keyboard

David Gadea
percussion
 
Grass never grows on the road where people walk by », says an African proverb. That is probably why the musicians of Diouke, rather than following the beaten tracks, let their sensibility flow free, giving birth to a clearly contemporary style of music but nevertheless anchored into European and African traditions.

"Fabulous album, (...) which gives sense to the term “Global Music”.  I wish all the music born under the alibi of fusion would have such a laid-back approach."
Carlos Pérez de Ziriza

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Saglio/Ben Yakoub

Saglio / Ben Yakoub Duo

Eight strings above the Mediterranean

Fathi Ben Yakoub
violin, composition
Matthieu Saglio
cello, composition
 
The music which is composed by Saglio and Ben Yakoub feeds on their classic western repertoires and the Arab-Andalusian music which forms its own proper language and establishes a dialogue based on emotion and virtuosity.

Beyond instrumental and interpretive virtuosity-both musicians showed complete mastery in their respective string instruments- in aesthetic and stylistic virtuosity. Yakoub and Saglio have achieved this fusion, this mix of oriental and western, of North and South, hanging a silver bridge across the Mediterranean in which both musical expressions have found themselves and joined together to become one voice, one pulse, in a unique way of expressing emotions, feelings, happiness, daydreams and most definitely, sensuality.
Diaro Levante - Josep Lluís Galiana

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Collaborations

Fondation Menuhin International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation
Matthieu has the honour of having been named artist-ambassador by the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation, which promotes the value of sharing, respecting diversity and transmitting culture. This also means the chance to take part in prestigious and unique events with musicians from many different countries and styles. www.menuhin-foundation.com
 

Resonace Résonance
Original work dedicated to early music led by Quentin Dujardin (guitar) and  Samuel Cattiau (countertenor). Resonance is touring in magnificent places with exceptional acoustics.
You may discover this project’s trailer or order the album on www.resonance-music.fr.
 

Compagnie 1420 Compagnie 14:20
An imaginary journey, card tricks, shadow work, mischievous living objects... or how to turn magic into a an art full of surprises. Live music with piano and cello. Website : www.1420.fr
 

Lorcamente Lorcamente
A  tribute to the grand Federico García Lorca in a flamenco art style, with voices, flamenco dance, guitar, cello and percussion.Video