Boston Classical Guitar Society Concerts

Guitar Duo: Francois Chanvallon & Karl Marino


Sunday, February 19 at 3:00

Born and raised in Paris, François Chanvallon started the guitar at 11 years old. Soon, he realized that he wanted to make a living out of music and dedicate most of his time to his instrument.

François began his formal studies at the IMEP (International Music Educators of Paris), previously known as the American School of Modern Music, in 2011. It is there that he fell in love with jazz music and studied during 4 years with jazz masters such as: Rick Margitza, Peter Giron, Bernard Vidal, Yaron Herman. During this period, François started as many different projects as he could (going from Metal to Free Jazz) and played intensively in Paris and its surroundings.

François now considers himself as a jazz player and composer even though he loves and listens to a myriad of different styles and bands. To him, versatility is a very important quality for a musician as it helps connect with more people. Admitted to Berklee College of Music in 2015, François now resides and studies in Boston, MA.

From Montreal, Canada, Karl Marino is a guitarist, composer and arranger. Having a solid classical guitar background, his insatiable curiosity for any and all styles of music permeates in his playing style in a very unique way. From classical concert pieces to jazzy song arrangements, Karl Marino is dedicated to expanding the palette of the nylon string guitar repertoire and sound.

Karl Marino’s musical contributions are quite varied. He has recorded and toured with the award winning Forestare guitar ensemble. He also co-wrote, coarranged and recorded Trifield Guitar Project’s first album Montana Suite, featuring two other fellow Six String Theory finalists Rami Halperin and Alex Sill. 

The Hingham Library and the Boston Classical Guitar Society gratefully acknowledge the sponsorship of Coastal Heritage Bank for the Sunday Sounds Special series of concerts.

Download the Sunday Sounds Special 2016/17 season brochure [PDF].

Karl Marino and Francios Chanvallon,

Upcoming Performances

  • February 19 - Karl Marino & Francios Chanvallon, Guitar Duo

  • March 12 - Steve Marchena, Solo Guitar

  • April 23 - Bob Margo, Solo Mandolin

  • May 21 - Steve Rapson, Solo Guitar

  • June 25 - David Newsam, Solo Guitar

Previous Performances



Some of the previous BCGS concerts can be viewed on the Library's YouTube page. Thank you to HCAM-TV for filming these terrific performances!