Roland Dyens in the skaï
Association

Francis Kleynjans

Honorary President

Roland and I shared this common passion uniting us: composing.

We had several opportunities to present our works by performing them during concerts which we often shared.

My “notes brother”, as I liked to call him, left us but he leaves behind a unique and magnificent body of work as well as recordings bearing witness to his huge talent as an interpreter. What a wonderful opportunity having met him and above all having been united by a deep friendship.

Francis Kleynjans

 

Born in Paris on 15 April 1951, Francis Kleynjans begins his classical guitar studies at 14. He works with Alexandre Lagoya at the Conservatoire National de Musique de Paris and later, with the renowned Venezuelan guitarist Alirio Diaz. He holds a scholarship from the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation.

Not only a talented performer but also a well-known composer, he is granted First Prize at the 22nd Paris Guitar Competition for his piece entitled À l'aube du dernier jour.

His output includes more than 600 pieces and they are played everywhere in the world. In Europe, Francis Kleynjans takes part in prestigious festivals broadcast on radio and TV. His three concertos are played in Canada and in the USA. Francis Kleynjans' discography includes eleven CDs with more than 200 of his works.

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