Florian Larousse is part of a rising crop of young French classical guitar virtuosos bound for stardom. Like his colleague Gabriel Bianco, Mr. Larousse is a product of Conservatoire Sup‚Äö√†√∂¬¨¬©rieur de Paris and a winner of the Guitar Foundation of America's International Concert Artist Competition. As the 2009 GFA winner, Mr. Larousse embarked on a 9-month tour of the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and China. The performance captured in this film details his stop at Cal IV Entertainment in Nashville. Mr. Larousse approaches each composition with a level of control clearly honed through countless hours of practice. His performance is extremely dynamic, full of drama and excitement across a very diverse program. He breathes life into each phrase and matches his expressiveness with precise execution and a deep, balanced tone. Mel Bay is proud to feature the talent and musical mastery of Mr. Larousse.