Beatrix Kovács (Zagreb Guitar Festival)


Beatrix Kovács was born in 1996 in Hungary, started her musical education in her age of 9 and now she studies at the Faculty of Music of University of Szeged in the class of Andrea Bozóki and András Csáki. ’Her stamina and talent is indisputable, her determination is extremely rare in her generation.’ – said…

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Valeria Galimova (International Guitar Festival Rust)


Valeria Galimova is one of the most prominent Russian young classical guitarists, winner of several prestigious competitions, who passionate to continuously master her art, and curious to enlarge her repertoire through collaborations with other instruments. By the final year of the study at Gnesin Academy in Moscow (class of Artyom Dervoed), Valeriya Galimova has become…

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Cristina Galietto (Guimaraes International Guitar Festival)


Cristina Galietto’s musical studies have been strongly influenced by the presence of her father Alberto, a classical guitar teacher, who introduced her to this wonderful musical instrument. At the age of 10, she started attending the Conservatory of Music “San Pietro a Majella” in Naples. Cristina participated in numerous national and international music competitions, obtaining…

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Katarzyna Smolarek


Katarzyna Smolarek is a Polish guitarist born in 1995. She started playing the guitar at the age of 8. She was studying classical guitar in Polish music schools with professor Lidia Przyłęcka and professor Ryszard Bałauszko. In 2015 she started her bachelor’s degree at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg with professor Marco Diaz-Tamayo. She has…

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You Wu


You Wu was born in 1993 in Lishu, China, where he began to study guitar under his father’s tutelage at the age of 8.  Later he studied guitar with prof. Danny Yeh in the Middle Music School affiliated to Shanghai Conservatory of Music. In the year of 2012 he graduated from Shanghai Conservatory of Music,…

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Stanislav Steshenko (Antwerpen Gitaarfestival)


Stanislav Steshenko was born 15.01.1996. At the age of five Stanislav began to learn vocals and piano, and later at the age of 9 years he begins to study guitar in Mirgorod music school (teacher Kasyanenko M,2004-2011) Graduates from the Kyiv Music College named after Glier (2011-2015, teacher Drozdova O). He is currently a student at the…

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Viktor Đuknić


Viktor Đuknić was born in 1992 in Valjevo, Serbia. At age 8 he started to play guitar. Finished elementary and secondary music education in the class of prof. Milkica Ponjavic. In 2011 enrolled into the Faculty of Arts in Novi Sad (Serbia) in the class of Mr. Zoran Krajisnik. Finished Masters studies in the class…

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Yuki Saito

One of the best young Japanese guitarists, Yuki Saito was born in 1997 in Tokyo (Japan) and started playing the guitar at the age of five. In Japan, he studied guitar under Kazuhito Osawa, Noboru Muraji, Daisuke Suzuki, Mariko Tsubokawa, Kiyoshi Shomura, Tsuneo Ema, Yong Tae Kim, and Soichi Muraji. In addition, he studied composition…

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Simone Rinaldo

Italian Guitarist, Simone Rinaldo graduated from the Conservatory of Music “G. Verdi” of Milan in 2013 under the teaching of M. V. Jedlowski with Summa cum Laude (Bachelor of Music in Classical Guitar). In February 2016 he graduated with F. Biraghi with Summa Cum Laude and Special Mention (Master of Music in Classical Guitar). Simone…

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Mateusz Kowalski


Mateusz Kowalski is a classical guitarist born in 1995 in Koszalin, Poland. He has recently received international acclaim after winning several international competitions, including: 1st prize in the International Guitar Festival RUST, Austria (2018), 1st prize in the Joaquin Rodrigo International Guitar Competition in Olsztyn, Poland (2018) 1st prize in the XIX International Guitar Competition…

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