The Duo Mélisande is composed of Sébastien Llinares and Nicolas Lestoquoy, both graduates of the prestigious Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris, where they studied respectively in the classes of the teachers Rafael Andia and Alberto Ponce.
Their interpretation is distinguished by a touch of the greatest guitar tradition and a particular attention to musicological accuracy. By renewing this famous piece of Bach, both baroque synthesis and timeless masterpiece, they open perspectives for their instrument. For this project, they chose to play modern guitars of the Australian luthier Caldersmith. Thanks to the power and wide range of sound of these instruments, these Goldberg Variations can be adapted to any concert hall and reach a wide audience. Sébastien Llinares and Nicolas Lestoquoy use the transcription of Benedetto Montebello (Chanterelle ed.) To which they make modifications, mainly in terms of ornamentation and distribution of voices.