FRENCH guitarist Ingrid Riollot moved to Australia in 2018 to marry guitar maker Damon Smallman and the couple now reside in rural Esperance.
It’s a pretty unlikely location for a world-class guitarist who’s criss-crossed continents while wowing audiences and scooping up a multitude of awards; likewise for the workshops of luthiers Smallman & Sons, whose instruments are played by the likes of John Williams, Craig Ogden, to Perth’s own Jonathan Paget.
Riollet will be the international artist-adjudicator for the 2022 WA Classical Guitar Ensemble Festival in Carine on August 20-21, but meanwhile will be holding a masterclass at the WA Academy of Performing Arts on Thursday August 18 at 4.30pm which will feature performances by several up-and-comers, as well as a demonstration of hubby’s unique guitars.
She’s also performing a concert for the Classical Guitar Society of WA at WAAPA’s Richard Gill Auditorium on August 19 at 7.30pm.
Tickets from https://events. humanitix.com/Ingrid-riollot-guitar-recital, while info about the masterclass can be found at https://guitarwa.com.au/event/ingrid-riollot-masterclass-with-damon-smallman