|c. BMus (Hons); BA (Hons); DEM|
After winning a scholarship in the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS), he moved to Glasgow in September 2020 to start his Bachelor in Classical Guitar Performance. He is currently studying under renowned teachers Matthew McAllister and Allan Neave.
Valentin is a dedicated teacher who has been giving lessons for 4 years now, both private and in conservatoires.
His teaching focuses on developing a strong technique and a good knowledge of the repertoire, in a dedicated and kind atmosphere. He is also keen on helping them be more attuned to their body sensations and posture, an approach which he has refined through working with physiotherapists and through his own practice of mindfulness meditation.
Valentin has also been refining his skills over the years by attending many masterclasses, workshops, or private lessons with famous guitarists such as Judicael Perroy, Marcin Dylla, Thomas Viloteau, Rémi Jousselme, Olivier Pelmoine, Natalia Lipnitskaya, and Antoine Fougeray.
Valentin also holds a degree in Musicology from the University of La Sorbonne in Paris.