Video Pick of the Week: Christine Petit-d’heilly Plays Sérgio Assad’s ‘Valseana’

We want to share this brand-new video from one of France’s finest guitarists, Christine Petit-d’heilly, who lives and works as a life coach and teacher in the beautiful Vosges region of northeastern France. Originally from Paris, Christine is a brilliant interpreter working solo or in various ensembles in different styles. Here she plays Sérgio Assad’s splendid Valseana—the middle movement of his well-known 1986 work Aquarelle—intercut with gorgeous scenery shots of the Vosges. Christine was last featured in a Video Pick in September 2019Blair Jackson

And if you’d like to see more videos of Assad pieces, check out this group of eight (including another version of Valseana):


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