Feelings of Fantasies
Listening to Paco Hallak play guitar is like listening to his heart sing. Since he was five years old, has been exploring the expressive power of music, mastering flamenco and classical styles, and always staying true to his love of expression and passion for creativity. Listening to his recordings, one can feel his heart in every note he plays, and watching him perform, one can witness his concentrated yearning written across his face.
He has released three albums, Feelings of Fantasies, 25 Melodic and Progressive Studies, Op. 60 by Matteo Carcassi, Nostalgia, played on some of the world’s finest stages, and collaborated with various artists from many countries. Paco developed his art by taking masterclasses from world-renowned guitarist Paco Peña, and adopted techniques and styles from Eastern and Western cultures on his travels and tours.
Paco’s latest album, “Feelings of Fantasies” released in April 2023, is filled with emotionally wondrous pieces assembled in a romantic journey. The songs take the listener on a pilgrimage through Paco’s inspirations in life, including composers such as F. Tárrega, F. Sor, and A. Barrios. The album ends with two compositions by Mauro Giuliani, the greatest influence of Paco, who was a virtuoso guitarist and autodidact Italian composer. In his performances, the listener can feel the very tangible emotions evoked by his playing. Paying tribute to his inspirations, brings out the subtle shades and complex textures of the compositions through focused and sincere performances.
Currently living in Hamburg, Germany, playing guitar concerts teaches in schools all over the city, working to spread his passion for creativity to the next generation of guitarists. Paco hopes to keep mining for new ideas and staying open to life’s wonders, continuing to record albums of cherished compositions, composing his own pieces, touring the world, and playing in orchestras.
“Music is beauty that remains pure, and melodies that explain feelings can’t be said.” – Paco Hallak