Maël Goldwaser has lived in Toulouse since 2010, has a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish and a State Degree for teaching traditional music. After attending Manolo Sanlúcar’s theoretical classes, he began a Master’s Degree in musicology to further develop his own understanding of Flamenco. He took his Master’s Degree after an Erasmus year at the ESMUC in Barcelona. His research thesis dealt with the relationship between Manolo Sanlúcar’s theoretical and musical thinking.
In addition to this academic background, he studied the Flamenco guitar with a number of well-known teachers in France (Kiko Ruiz, Vicente Pradal) and in Spain (Manolo Sanlúcar, Serranito, José Antonio Rodríguez, Juan Manuel Cañizares). In 2017, accompanied by the guitarist José Antonio Rodríguez, Maël renewed his solo recital and created the current version of this concert. In 2019, he founded a duet with the accordeonist Arthur Bacon. Beyond his personal projects, Maël works with artists coming from various other musical and artistic milieux : he explores the possibilities of improvisation with the danser Meritxell Martín Clavo, accompanies the poetess Blanca Haddad in the performance « Ay Chavela », works on free improvisation with musicians of various horizons, and so forth.
2020 : Selected by Occijazz for an artist residency in collaboration with Jazz à Junas
2019 : Jury of the guitar competition of the city of Albi
Second carte blanche at the Cave Poésie in Toulouse
2018 : Mael joins the Toulouse label Troisième Face
Carte blanche at the Cave Poésie in Toulouse
2017 : He earns a Master’s Degree in musicology
Third prize of the Concurso Internacional de Guitarra Flamenca (Barcelona)
2016/17: Erasmus year at the ESMUC of Barcelona
2016: First prize of the Flamenco guitar competition of the city of Albi
2015: Graduation with the State Diploma of Music Teacher
2014: Graduation with a Bachelor in Spanish (LLCER)
2013: Graduation with the Diploma of Musical Studies