Stefan Barcsay is a renowned guitarist, born in Würzburg. He discovered his passion for music in his early youth and studied music (guitar) at the HdK in Berlin.
Stephanie Jones’ childhood resonated with the sound of music from a very young age.
She played many instruments, beginning first with the piano, and progressing to the violin, viola, saxophone and flute.
Hanna Link received her first guitar lessons at the age of six, which resulted in numerous prizes at "Jugend musiziert", also at the national level. She also learned to play the piano at an early age. From 2009 to 2013 she studied with Prof. Thomas Königs at the...
“He has really amazed us for his flawless and enchanting technique and his expressive maturity, uncommon in such a young musician: warmness of the sound, breathing phrasing, refined colours; you had the feeling that the artist and his instrument were one” (Carla Zanetti Occleppo – “Il Risveglio Popolare”).
The American Record Guide praised his Scarlatti as “The best Scarlatti I’ve heard on solo guitar”, and Classical Guitar Magazine wrote: “Superb recording from the prodigiously talented Mesirca”.
After decades of engaging with music, I’ve come back to the roots: the roots of new beginnings. A constant is the classic repertoire – with free improvisation rippling out in ever-widening circles.
We borrowed the name 'BitterGreen' from a romantic, melancholic title by the great Canadian singer and musical storyteller Gordon Lightfoot. That's no coincidence, because that's what it's all about: songs that tell stories and create images in our minds. Often the...
1986- 1990 studies at the Musikhochschule Stuttgart with Prof. Dr. Mario Sicca and 1986 diploma as music teacher with the grade "very good". Subsequently, scholarship for gifted students for the concert class at the Lucerne Conservatory with Frank Bungarten. 1996...
I was born in Holzminden/Weser, Germany in 1960. The following year my family and I moved to Perchtoldsdorf, a suburb of Vienna, Austria. After finishing
Harald Stampa studied guitar with Hans Graef and Oscar Ghiglia. He recorded two solo CDs “Choix de mes fleurs cheries” (1997) and “Danzas Argentinas”
They are counted among the top-class international guitar duos, receiving enthusiastic reviews from all over the world. Canadian Dale Kavanagh and her German partner Thomas Kirchhoff have made up the Amadeus Guitar Duo since 1991.
Orignaly from Portugal, André Ferreira completed his bachelor degree with the highest mark and honor in Conservatorio Superior de Música de Vigo (Spain) with the prestigious teacher Margarita Escarpa. More recently, he studied in Akademie für Tonkunst Darmstadt (Germany) with Tilman Hoppstock and now does his Master degree in Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Graz (Austria) with Paolo Pegoraro.
Belmin Okanovic (1997, Tuzla, B&H) started to play the classical guitar at the age of seven in his hometown, where he finished Elementary and High music school under the direction of Prof. Predrag Stankovic.
Benjamin Scheck was born in Geneva. He studied at the conservatories of Zurich, Bern and Lucerne, as well as at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Musique in Paris. He performs both as a soloist and in various chamber music formations. He is particularly interested in...
Bertram Burkert (*1994 in Jena) received guitar lessons from Anett Bartuschka from the age of 7 and has been studying classical guitar with Prof. Thomas Müller-Pering at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar since October 2013 as well as jazz guitar with and...
Burkhard "Buck" Wolters studied classical guitar at the Hochschule für Musik Westfalen/Lippe and jazz guitar and composition at the Amsterdam Hochschule der Künste. His compositions have been publicly performed worldwide from Canada to New Zealand and distributed by...
Jörg Hofmann (1974) is a guitarist, singer and composer. As the founder of the ensemble madrugá flamenca, he has shown his vision of a new, open flamenco concept in numerous theatres and festivals since 2000. With his stage programmes staged in conjunction with dance,...
Julia Trintschuk, born 1997, began learning the guitar at the age of 4 with her father Anatoli Trintschuk. Later she studied with Prof. Mario Sicca , Martin Wiedmann, Prof. Johannes Monno, Ivo and Sofia Kaltchev and Mateus dela Fonte.
Luis Orias Diz has trained for three years in France with Roberto AUSSEL & Javier HINOJOSA and has participated in several Seminars and training courses in Argentina and abroad.
El Condado Ahora: “…professionalism, cleanliness in touch, technique and great musicality are the characteristics of Petricevic, which lately has won the most important competitions in the world of the guitar…”
Dmitry Zagumennikov is a Russian classical guitarist born in 1987. He received his first guitar lessons at the age of eleven from Vadim Belov. He also studied piano at music school, where he finished with distinction.
Born in Brazil, Marcelo Kayath began studying the guitar at age 13 with Leo Soares and continued with Jodacil Damaceno and Turibio Santos. When he was only 16 he won the “Segovia Prize” at the International Villa-Lobos Competition and two years later became the first
Cinzia Milani began studying classical guitar at a very young age and after private studies, graduated from the Conservatorio ‘A Boito’ in Parma at the age of 18. She has studied with many teachers and developed her guitar technique with the distinguished
Christian Gruber and Peter Maklar, two dedicated and idealistic ambassadors for the classical guitar, have been playing together for 30 years and have long represented one of the pre-eminent ensembles on the international guitar-music scene. Composer
Already at the age of 8 Frank Fischer (*1978 in Thuringia/Germany) played his first concerts on the guitar. He won various competitions for children and young people, whereupon the Erfurt Music School accepted him as a talented student. At the age of 15 Frank received...
An acoustic guitar, a voice, charisma - that's all it takes to pleasantly distance oneself from the uniform mush of the German addiction to the superstar era. A strangely independent mix of hypnotic bass lines and rhythmic hits on the guitar body, melancholic melodies...
At the age of 3 Sandie already sings English pop songs. First stage appearance with 13 in her father's band. First studio experiences and further stage appearances follow. Abitur 1991, from then on continuously active in the music business. With the soul formation...
Born in East Berlin, Eva Beneke began her studies at the Berlin University of Arts with Professor Martin Rennert. Her success there led her to the Franz Liszt Hochschule in Weimar to study with Professor Thomas Müller-Pering, one.
He was born in Istanbul. In 1994 he started playing the guitar without any professional help. In 2001 he started attending the Guitar Department of the Istanbul University State Conservatory and in 2005 he graduated from Cem Kücumen’s class. Between the years 2005 and 2007
Born in 1985 Jörg Holzmann received his first guitar lessons at the age of seven. From 2005 to 2011 he studied classical guitar with Prof. Johannes Monno, chamber music with Sofia Kaltchev and jazz guitar with Werner Acker at
Every single one of my guitars is the product of a long, intensive process. I call on all my knowledge and experience in order to produce high quality instruments. This is why I never build more than two guitars at the same time so that I can concentrate on every detail. Since the sound of the instrument depends
“In Giuliani’s work everything was together to be a perfect fit for the young artist. Arduous virtuosity, humor, dynamism, emotionality, which at every point were played with the exact intensity the piece desired; she applied her
Matthew McAllister is widely regarded as one of the most exciting and talented Classical Guitarists in Europe. Matthew has been delighting audiences worldwide with his insightful performances and effortless presentation in a concert career spanning well over a decade.
The Swedish guitarist and composer Johannes Möller has captivated audiences throughout the world with charismatic and soulful performances. In 2010 he was awarded first prize in the GFA Concert Artist Competition, considered by many to be the most prestigious guitar competition in the world.
Being born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Laura Fraticelli studied with Walter Ujaldón and Eduardo Fernández. The love for music gave her the courage to emigrate to Europe where she continued her studies at the Royal College of Music in London with Carlos Bonell and then later at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague where she was accepted in the class of the rename guitarist Zoran Dukic.
Sanel Redžić is one of the most virtuoso guitarists of the young generation, whom many experts predict a brilliant international career. Performing various repertoires from the baroque to the
Julia Malischnig‘s compositions tell stories full of colors and contrasts, intensity and passion. She is a painter of sounds, expressing herself through her music. She is not only recognized as a brilliant concert
Since 2006, the young guitarists Jessica Kaiser and Jakob Schmidt have been united by their passion for their instrument: the simple and captivating combination of two guitars with their innovative creative will elicits all their liveliness and intensity. They...
Born in Friedberg (Bavaria) in 1990 Isabella began her guitar studies with Stefan Schmidt at the age of six years.
From these early years of studying on she gave concerts at guitar festivals like the festival “Young Talents” in
Active for several years on the international concert scene, Elena Càsoli presents a multi-faceted image of her instrument from classical authors to the guitaristic experimentalism of the “New Music”, collaborating with composers, performing her concerts on classical, acoustic and electric guitars, archilute, chinese pipa, with live-electronics and video, taking part in theatrical and multimedia events.
Rob MacKillop (born in 1959 in Dundee) is a Scottish composer, lutenist, theorbist, vihuelist, and guitarist. He is an important performer of Early Music in Scotland. He has recorded seven CDs of music for various Early plucked instruments, three of which
Michael Rodach (1957), guitarist and composer. He studied classical guitar with Prof. Dr. Mario Sicca at the “Hochschule für Musik in Karlsruhe”, and Jazz at “Berklee College of Music” in Boston.
Helmut Oesterreich studierte Gitarre (Künstlerische Ausbildung) bei Prof. Michael Teuchert und Prof. Heinz Teuchert an der Musikhochschule Frankfurt und hat seit 1986 ein Lehrauftrag an der Musikhochschule Frankfurt.
International Guitarist and Pedagogue, Edoardo Catemario, was born in Naples and started his music studies at the age of 5. He has been studying guitar with Salvatore Canino, Antimo Pedata, Jose Tomas and Maria Luisa Anido. Analisys with Titina De Fazio
Born in Naples in 1971, ANIELLO DESIDERIO started playing guitar when he was very young. He studied with B. B. D’Amario and Stefano Aruta; he also attended musical interpretation classes with Leo Brouwer, who chose Mr. Desiderio for special group lessons.
Vocal-Entertainment vom Allerfeinsten. Die drei Sängerinnen beherrschen nicht nur alle Facetten des Swing, sie glänzen auch mit temperamentvoller Choreografie und charmanter Conférence.
Antonio Amodeo was born in Piacenza in 1980. He began studying classical guitar with Maestro Marco Taio at the “Conservatorio G. Nicolini” in Piacenza, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree with honors, praise and mention.
Carlos Juan Busquiel began playing the guitar at age 12, although he formal studied violin. His interest on luthery began when, self-taught, he embarked on the construction of an electric violin for personal use. It was a very simple instrument, but it helped
Critically acclaimed virtuoso of plucked instruments since age nine, John Schneiderman specializes in the performance practice and repertoire of eighteenth-century lutes and nineteenth-century guitars. Based in California, Mr. Schneiderman is in demand as a soloist
Tatyana Ryzhkova was born in 1986 in Minsk, the capital of Belarus. At the age of 10, she took her first guitar lessons from the best music teacher of Belarus, V.V.Gromov. Thanks to her talent, perseverance and the guidance of her teacher, she was able to achieve a high proficiency level,
With performances in Mexico, the US, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, England, Italy, Spain, Germany, Hungary, Malaysia, Singapore, Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina and Uruguay, Francisco Gil is one of the Mexican guitar players with bigger international recognition.
Kersten Müller ist Direktor der Musik- und Singschule Heidelberg und studierte an der Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart Gitarre bei Mario Sicca sowie Laute bei Robert Barto.
Christian Lavernier was born in Imperia on July 27 1979. He has started his classic guitar studies with the teacher of music Mario Senise who led him to the matriculation at Giuseppe Verdi conservatoire in Milan, where he excellently graduated in Paolo Chierici’s class.
Esteban began playing the guitar at the age of three, was composing by the age of four and was awarded a scholarship to the Royal College of Music at nine. Esteban studied Classical and Flamenco guitar in parallel. Followed masters John Williams, Paco de Lucia
The Italian guitarist Pino Feola was born in Rome in 1980 and now resides in Basel, Switzerland. He studied in the class of Maestro Massimo Delle Cese at the Arts Academy of Rome and at the Conservatory “Alfredo Casella” in L’Aquila where became the first student ever to graduate cum laude
Ulrich Uhland Warnecke studierte Gitarre und Barocklaute bei Prof. Dr. Mario Sicca und Robert Barto an der Staatlichen Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart sowie in der Solistenklasse von Frank Bungarten in Luzern.
Von 1993 bis 1996 wurde er von Herrn Helmut Rauscher an der Musikschule Calw unterrichtet. Während seiner Ausbildung an der Musikschule in Calw erhielt er Stipendien für Gitarre Solo und Duo, die er sich bei Musikschulwettbewerben erspielte.
Stefan Hackl, Dr. phil., geboren 1954, ist Lehrer am Tiroler Landeskonservatorium und am Mozarteum Salzburg/Innsbruck. Aus seiner Gitarrenklasse gingen zahlreiche Preisträger nationaler und internationaler Wettbewerbe hervor.
Lucio Matarazzo studied with M° E. Caliendo at the Conservatory “D. Cimarosa” in Avellino (Italy), where he graduated “summa cum laude”.
A native of Frankfurt, Andreas Martin began his musical development with the study of the classical guitar under Prof. Dr. Mario Sicca at the Stuttgart Musikhochschule and under Ruggiero Chiesa at the Conservatorio di Musica Giuseppe Verdi in Milan.
Christof Hanusch wird 1960 in Oschersleben an der Bode, Sachsen Anhalt, geboren. Er beginnt mit 15 Jahren leidenschaftlich und autodidaktisch Gitare zu spielen – Rocksongs. Bands „Argus“ und „Rockwärts“.
Seit 1998 baut Ennio Giovanetti klassische Konzertgitarren. Damals schrieb Ennio Giovanetti sich in der „scuola di liuteria“ in Mailand ein und hatte bestimmte Vorstellungen von den Instrumenten, die er zukünftig anfertigen wollte.
Matteo Staffini wurde in Mailand, wo er heute noch lebt und arbeitet geboren. Er begann das Studium der Gitarre mit Sergio und Bruno Giuffredi und diplomierte dann am Konservatorium “Giuseppe Verdi” in Mailand bei Paolo Paolini.
Carlo Domeniconi was born in Cesena (Italy) in 1947. He began to study the guitar with Carmen Lenzi-Mozzani at the age of 13. At that time he also started to compose his first pieces. Having obtained a diploma from the Conservatory of Pesaro when he was only 17 years old, he went to (West)-Berlin where
Helmut Rauscher ist Mitglied mehrerer Gitarrenduos wie z.B. dem Süddeutschen Gitarrenduo, das neben der umfangreichen Konzerttätigkeit inzwischen auf eine lange Reihe von Rundfunk – und Fernsehaufnahmen beim SDR, SWF, SWR, ZDF, Südwest 3, Radio France, Tschechischer Rundfunk zurückblicken kann.
With historic guitars in hand and a lively performance style, Duo Historico breathe life into the seductive music of the 19th century Their small elegant guitars, which have a surprisingly large and beautiful tone, despite their size, bring an extra energy