Alberto Mesirca

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”.

 

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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”).

 

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Stephanie Jones

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.

 

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Stefan Barcsay

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.

 

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Michael Brey

My initial training in the construction of Classical Guitars was given to me by Peter Barton in England from 1994 to 1996.
In the following years I worked for a Guitar Repair Shop a Guitar Dealer and a Violinmaker in Munich.

 

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Richard Newman

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.

 

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Ariel Ameijenda

Ariel Ameijenda was born in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1963, as the son of one of the country’s most famous guitar makers, Manuel Ameijenda. Ariel’s father had learnt this difficult art from Juan Carlos Santurion. Santurion had studied at Fleta’s workshop in Barcelona, Spain in the early 1950s.

 

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Markus Held

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.

 

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Marcelo Kayath

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

 

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Dmitry Zagumennikov

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.

 

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Ivan Petricevic

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…”

 

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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.

 

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Julia Trintschuk

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.

 

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Belmin Okanovic

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.

 

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André Ferreira

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.

 

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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.

 

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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

 

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Michael Sander

In my workshop in Wiesloch near Heidelberg, I build guitars, lutes and other stringed instruments to order. For me, the really interesting

 

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Cinzia Milani

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

 

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Harald Stampa

Harald Stampa studied guitar with Hans Graef and Oscar Ghiglia. He recorded two solo CDs “Choix de mes fleurs cheries” (1997) and “Danzas Argentinas”

 

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Tobias Braun

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

 

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Kenny Hill

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.

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Isabella Selder

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

 

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Don Alder

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

 

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Julia Malischnig

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

 

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Johannes Möller

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.

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Laura Fraticelli

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.

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Sanel Redžić

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

 

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Borbála Seres

“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

 

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Matthew McAllister

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.

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Jörg Holzmann

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

 

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Philipp Neumann

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

 

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Wawau Adler

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

 

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Eva Beneke

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.

 

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Murat Usanmaz

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

 

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Graham Wade

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,

 

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Esteban Antonio

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

 

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Pino Feola

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

 

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Martin Mastik

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

 

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Christian Lavernier

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.

 

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Kersten Müller

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.

 

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Francisco Gil

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.

 

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Tatyana Ryzhkova

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,

 

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John Schneiderman

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

 

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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

 

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Antonio Amodeo

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.

 

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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.

 

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Honey Pie

Vocal-Entertainment vom Allerfeinsten. Die drei Sängerinnen beherrschen nicht nur alle Facetten des Swing, sie glänzen auch mit temperamentvoller Choreografie und charmanter Conférence.

 

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Aniello Desiderio

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.

 

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Edoardo Catemario

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

 

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Helmut Oesterreich

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.

 

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Konrad Ragossnig

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,

 

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Robert MacKillop

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

 

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Michael Rodach

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.

 

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Elena Casoli

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.

 

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Hucky Eichelmann

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

 

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Lorenzo Frignani

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.

 

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Antonio Morales Nogués

Antonio Morales Nogués was born in July 1956 in Monesterio (Extremadura). After a brief stay at Seville, at the age of 15 he moved to Palma de Majorca where he is currently living. His love of guitar building started already in his early years, we could say it has been there all the time, since he worked as a child in a cabinetmaker’s workshop.

 

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Duo Historico

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

 

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Helmut Rauscher

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.

 

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Michael Fix

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.

 

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Adam Rafferty

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,

 

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Carlo Domeniconi

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

 

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Matteo Staffini

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.

 

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Ennio Giovanetti

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.

 

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Christof Hanusch

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“.

 

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Andreas Martin

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.

 

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Kathrin Hauser

Mit ihrer ersten eigenen Gitarre wurde sie zu einer Sonderausstellung nach Tokyo eingeladen. Die renommierte, japanische, Fachzeitschrift „Gendai Guitar“ widmete Kathrin Hauser einen ausführlichen Artikel anlässlich dieser Sonderausstellung.

 

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Hermann Hauser III

Beginning in 1974, Hermann Hauser III and his father built guitars independently in the same workshop. Hermann Hauser III provided his instruments with his own numbering and signature. Andres Segovia attested guitars of Hermann Hauser III undescribably beautiful sounds, and Pepe Romero simply calls his Hauser guitar the classical guitar with

 

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Thomas Ochs

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.

 

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Lucio Matarazzo

Lucio Matarazzo studied with M° E. Caliendo at the Conservatory “D. Cimarosa” in Avellino (Italy), where he graduated “summa cum laude”.

 

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Annette Stephany

Since 2003 I have been occupied with the construction of guitars and acustic plucked instruments. After three years of instruction at Mittenwald luthier school in Germany I worked for the master luthier Lorenzo Frignani in Modena (Italy) from 2006 to 2009.

 

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Bernhard Kresse

During the last 25 years I have restored a considerable number of instruments, early 19th century guitars in particular, like Stauffer Panormo, Lacote or Fabricatore but also spanish-built guitars like Arias, Torres, Garcia or Hauser.

 

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Till Veeh

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.

 

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Stefan Hackl

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.

 

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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.

 

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