Roland Dyens in the skaï

Valérie Folco


Valérie Folco was the student of Roland Dyens from 1985 to 1995, before being part of his Octopus octet for which were created the first ensembles for guitar he composed and conducted.

A collaborator of the Cahiers de la guitare and currently of Gui­tare Classique, she wrote the educational works Premiers pas as well as different articles and columns.

She has formed a duo with Sebastian Morales with whom she performed in many countries and festivals, but also for the Jeunesses Musicales de France, the Croisières Paquet, etc.       

As specialist of Latin American music, she runs an annual course in Saint-Antoine-l’Abbaye (Isère) during which she conducts many works for ensembles by Roland Dyens.

Until July 2021, Valérie Folco is currently a teacher at the Conservatory of Puteaux (Hauts-de-Seine).

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