Recognized as one of the most singular guitarists-composers of our time, invited to the major festivals around the world, he has to his credit three thousand concerts, and numerous master classes throughout sixty countries visited five continents.
Temperament of deliberately eclectic repertoire ranges from Dowland to Berio (DUMOND part in the prestigious Sequenze integral of the Grand Theatre of Geneva in 2002 in the presence of the author). His knowledge of the more contemporary music is as popular as his sensitivity to new interpretations of baroque music.
He won the International Competition of Radio France Paris (the first French to win the 1st prize in the history of this historic contest), Contest Yamaha of Tokyo (for interpreters-composers), the Gaudeamus Competition (contemporary music / all instruments), Jeunesses Musicales International, etc.
Dumond himself founded a festival in Paris around 2000 to associate the guitar with other instruments in the music of today, the SPAG, whose honorary committee was composed by Maurice Ohana, Elliot Carter and Edison Denisov and ... Hector Berlioz in memoriam.
In addition to his solo recitals, Arnaud Dumond performs with specific duets including guitar duo with arpeggione, violin, flute, harpsichord, percussion, cello, singing and reciters. He also made duets with folk guitar, jazz guitar, classical guitar, electro-acoustic guitar (acoustic live).
A. Dumond currently focuses on 2 Duets. One is very asked, with classical famous tunes, transcended, even confronted with Flamenco: the Duo Classico por Flamenco with the great guitarist Pedro SIERRA, from Sevilla. This duet has performed in Spain, Canada, China, Australia and numerous French cities. With the same spirit he performs with the young French Samuelito. He finally has another Duet, most of composed of his works and arrangements for 2 guitars, and other famous pieces. He plays with Frédéric BERNARD.
Albums are in preparation for all these three bands.
Arnaud Dumond continues along a prolific composer activity in the repertoire of many other guitarists in the world: solos, duets, guitar quartets, numerous duets with other instruments. He also has to his catalog of chamber music, several concertos for guitar, orchestral works and choral (Mass Madrigals). He receives every year orders from international guitar competitions for example. He received several composition prices (USA, Switzerland, Colombia, France, Japan).
He's published at Lemoine, Oz-Dobermann in Canada, and various editors including his own edition ADN.
Played twelve times already, his monumental Requiem of the Nativity, for mixed choir, children's choir, soprano & mezzo, reciters, instrumental ensemble and set of plucked strings, was established in 2010 in several cathedrals in France: Reims, Evreux, Rouen as well as the church of La Madeleine in Paris with the reciters Marie-Christine Barrault, Michael Lonsdale and Robert Hossein.
He has recorded to date twenty discs (at Integral Classic, Verany, Harmonia Mundi etc.) comprising as the works of the great repertoire that his own works solo in the orchestra.
As a composer he won price controls and homes in the USA, Switzerland, Colombia, France, Japan etc. He also teaches in Paris.
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