Born in 1975 (Belgium), Jan Depreter is considered one of the most remarkable guitar players of our time. Discovering music at the age of 5, Santa Claus introduced him to his first guitar 3 years later, resulting in a lifelong passion for the instrument and its music....
Tilman Hoppstock (*1961) studied guitar and cello in Darmstadt and Cologne. Since 1978 he has undertaken concerttours to the most important culturcentres of the whole world. Tilman Hoppstock has so far made solo appearances in all major centres from Paris to London...
Stuttgart-born classical guitarist Peter Graneis received his first lessons at the age of 9. As a young scholar, he began his studies with Professor Johannes Monno at the State University of Music and Performing Arts in Stuttgart, Germany where he later received a...
Setting new standards with technical virtuosity and his characteristical interpretation of old and new repertoire makes Goran Krivokapić one of the leading guitarists and chamber musicians of the new, international scene. He won his first international competition at...
The 20-year-old guitar virtuoso Julia Lange from Babenhausen/Langstadt can look back on numerous prizes at national and international competitions. Having been trained in classical music at a very early age, she now particularly enjoys fingerstyle on steel-string...
was born in Toulouse (France) in 1993 and received her first guitar lessons at the age of 7 from Pia Gazarek-Offermann. In 2009 she became an early student of the "Young Academy Rostock" and studied with Prof. Dr. Thomas Offermann at the Hochschule für Hochschule für...
Biography Winner of the prestigious Guitar Foundation of America (GFA) Competition in 2019 and defined as the "Classical Guitar Revelation 2017" by the french magazine "Guitar Classical Magazine", Johan Smith has been invited to perform in renowned festivals, as...
Roman Viazovskiy was born in Donetsk (Ukraine) in 1974. He first studied guitar with Viktor Krivenko and Valery Ivko and conducting with Ludmila Popova and Vladimir Viazovskiy in Donetsk. In 1995 he was awarded a scholarship by the President of Ukraine for outstanding...
"A young artist - immersed in music" The German guitarist Judith Bunk regularly impresses audiences and press alike with her sensitive, differentiated playing, harmonious interpretations and precise tone culture. As a soloist and chamber musician she has already...
Carlotta Dalia was born in Grosseto (Italy) August 25th 1999. She began to study classical guitar at the age of 8 with Maestro Alessandro Nobili, then with Maestro Alessandro Benedettelli and Maestro Fabio Montomoli. Subsequently with Maestro Aniello Desiderio. At...
Biographie Katarzyna Smolarek, geboren 1995, begann im Alter von 8 Jahren mit dem Gitarrenspiel und ist derzeit Studentin an der renommierten Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg in der Klasse von Professor Marco Diaz-Tamayo. Trotz ihres jungen Alters hat sie bereits...
A B O U T After studying classical guitar, piano, jazz guitar and composition at the world-renowned Chetham's School of Music for seven years, Alexandra Whittingham gained a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Having graduated with...
Hannah Murphy is an active performer and teacher based in New York City. She has been a featured performer at the Wilmington Classical Guitar Society, Lincoln Center, and the Raritan River Music Residency Program. As an online advocate for classical guitar, she has...
Born in 1995, Cyprien N'tsaï grew up in Marseille in the South of France. Inspired by his father, he took an interest in the guitar and followed Raymond Gratien's teaching at the Marseille Conservatory. In 2013, he moved to the capital to perfect his skills with...
Already at a young age, Valeria Galimova showed her originality and tremendous talent as a guitarist. At the age of 14, and as a student in a Russian music school, Valeria was invited to serve as an artist and a jury member at a international children's festival...
Ana Vidovic is an exceptional talent with impressive talents, taking her place among the elite musicians of today's world. She is known for her beautiful tone, precise technique, well-defined phrasing and thoughtful artistry and musicality. Her international concert...
Classical guitarist, pedagogue and recording artist Natalia Lipnitskaya has been a prizewinner in numerous international guitar competitions and has performed throughout Europe, the United States and Mexico. Born in Belarus, Natalia began playing guitar at age 9 and...
Born in 1982 in Bergamo, Italy, Diego Salvetti grew up listening to classical styles, jazz and flamenco music performed by his father and two older brothers. It was his father who introduced him to music theory, and soon thereafter Diego began studying classical...
Irish guitarist Damien Kelly made his first major breakthrough in the Irish classical music scene with his debut EP “Jolt” in collaboration with composer Ciarán Farrell. It went straight to number one in the Irish iTunes classical chart in 2011. In 2012 he...
Edson Lopes graduated from the Conservatory of Musical and Dramatic Arts “Dr. Carlos de Campos” in Tatuí, SP, Brazil, in 1978. In 2003, Lopes received the title “Licentiate in Guitar Performance” by the Trinity College London. He was the first prize winner in every...
Markus Held was born in Heidenheim in 1973. At the age of seven, he had his first contact with the classical guitar. Today he lives in South-Germany near the Swiss border between Freiburg (D) and Basel (CH) in Müllheim-Vögisheim. His workshop is situated in the same building.
I was born in the south of England in 1964. I build traditional guitars using traditional methods and materials. I am always aware that all the timbers I use were once living trees and deserve much respect. For this reason, I strive to achieve the finest workmanship possible using predominantly traditional hand tools.
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...
Davide Giovanni Tomasi
“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”
Amadeus Guitar Duo
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...
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.
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.
Gitarrenduo Gruber & Maklar
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
Luis Orias Diz
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…”
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
A graduate of Jesus College, Cambridge, and Fellow of Trinity College of Music, London, Graham was formerly Head of Strings and professor of guitar at the City of Leeds College of Music and Tutor in Guitar to the Universities of Leeds and York. His publications include biographies of Andres Segovia,
Kaiser Schmidt Guitar Duo
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...
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
Josef „Wawau“ Adler, born 1967 in Karlsruhe, Germany, started to play the guitar at the age of nine and played his first concerts with 13. Until 19 he devoted himself to jazz manouche or gypsy-swing in the tradition of Django Reinhardt – later he turned also to other
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
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
Don Alder, often referred to as the “Hendrix” of Acoustic Guitar is a Multi-Award Winning Acoustic guitarist from Canada. Hot off his recent performance with Chris Hadfield, Commander of the Intl’ Space Station, Alder continues to “Wow” audiences around the world with
Kenny Hill is one of the most accomplished, experienced and versatile classical guitar makers in the world today. He is recognized as a fine maker, player, teacher and innovator. He has worked as an individual luthier, in small workshops as well as in large factory settings, to bring fine guitars to thousands of players of all levels around the world.
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.
Konrad Ragossnig was born in 1932 in Klagenfurt, Austria and studied with Professor Karl Scheit in Vienna. His career began with the first prize award at the 1961 “Concours International de Guitare” in Paris. Since then, concert tours have taken him throughout the world and to prestigious festivals such as Salzburg,
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.
Curt Claus und Marc-Julian Voigt
Curt Claus Voigt began his apprenticeship in Mark Neukirchen, at the company Marma, Karl Bauer KG, a small factory in of 8-10 guitar makers, which manufactured in almost all types of guitars, including classical, jazz, and Hawaiian, as well as electric guitars and basses, mandolins and banjos.
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
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,
Hucky is widely regarded as one of the world’s top classically-trained world guitarists. He was born in the musically vibrant south-west region of Germany, in the town of Sulzburg. He started playing guitar at a young age and completed his Masters degree in
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.
Martin Mastik studied guitar in London with John Duarte and lute at the Early Music Center with Anthony Rooley and Chris Wilson. Upon graduation he received the Hepzibah Menuhin Award and participated in master classes with Julian Bream in Lübeck and Andres Segovia
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
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”.
Seit September 2004 arbeitet Thomas Ochs in seiner eigenen Werkstatt in Kemmern nahe der Weltkulturerbestadt Bamberg in Oberfranken. Als Gitarrenbaumeister hat er den Anspruch, sich auch intensiv mit der Geschichte und den wissenschaftlichen Grundlagen des Instruments Gitarre auseinanderzusetzen.
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.
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.
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“.
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.
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
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
The first time I heard the guitar I was still in my mother’s womb” says Adam Rafferty. Born and raised in Harlem, Adam started playing blues guitar at age 6, got mugged in front of his building at 10, played in a hard rock band at 12, was ripped off by a club owner on his fi rst gig at 15,
Lorenzo Frignani’s general interest in luthery begins at the end of the 1970s. His professional experience commences in 1985 and since then he has received numerous acclaims for his craft on both a national and international level. He has also won several lute-making competitions.
Put a guitar into Michael Fix’s hands and the emotional possibilities of music are suddenly released. This remarkable composer and musician has the power to create myriad sensory experiences through his music – it captures and conveys emotions, experiences and images with ease.