Niklas Johansen is a classical guitarist born in 1989 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He has recently received international acclaim after winning several international competitions. His prizes include: 1st prize in the 3rd International Guitar Competition in Pleven (Bulgaria) 2017 1st prize in the 6th International Guitar Competition in Berlin (Germany) 2016, 1st prize in the 2016 China Shenyang International Guitar Competition, 1st prize in the 18th “Alirio Diaz” International Guitar Competition in Rust (Austria) 2016, 1st prize in the 21st International Guitar Competition in Mottola (Italy) 2015, 2nd prize in the 17th International Guitar Competition “Alirio Diaz” in Rust (Austria) 2015, 1st prize in the 3rd International Guitar Festival “Aachener Gitarrenpreis” (Germany) 2014, 1st prize in the 9th International Guitar Competition in Olsztyn (Poland) 2014.
Niklas started playing the guitar at the age of 9, and began his studies in 2009 at the Royal Danish Academy of Music under Jesper Sivebæk. After finishing his bachelor exam and obtaining the highest grade possible, he went to Alicante in 2013 and finished his Master’s in Classical Guitar Performance with professors David Russell, Manuel Barrueco and others. After finishing his final exam and obtaining the highest grade possible, he received the Latin honor “cum laude”. In 2014 he went abroad for one year and studied with Ricardo Gallén at the Hochschule Für Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar, Germany. In 2015 he played his Master’s Recital in Denmark and received the highest grade.
He has played concerts as a soloist and in chamber ensambles in Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Austria, Iceland, The Faroe Islands, China, Russia and Spain. Furthermore he has recorded his debut CD in 2016 with the Italian label dotGuitar. Alongside his studies and career, he has attended several classes with high-profiled guitarists such as Marcin Dylla, Alvaro Pierri, Pavel Steidl, Scott Tennant, Ana Vidovic, Judicael Perroy, Aniello Desiderio and Zoran Dukic.