Hugo Fernando González (Austria / Venezuela)
studied guitar in Venezuela and Austria with Leo Witoszynskj,
attented masterclasses with Manuel Barrueco, Alvaro Pierri, Abel Carlevaro a.o.
Recordings on TV and broadcast in Venezuela and many countries in Europe.
Big successes as composer.
1.Prize at VII. International Guitarcontest “Kutná Hora 94” - Czech Repubic.
Many commissioned arrangements of music for the Festival La Strada and Styriarte.
CD-production for Juan Diego Flórez „Besame Mucho“ at Sony classical.
Since 2006 Senior Lecturer at Kunstuniversität Graz for Klassik,
Jazz and Popmusic.
Anton Črnugelj (Slovenia)
studied guitar at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana. He attended lessons with Konrad Ragossnig, David Russell, Costas Cotsiolis a.o. Additionally, he graduated in electronics from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in Ljubljana. He has performed in Slovenia, Croatia, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Hungary, Greece and the Netherlands.
He is teaching at the Conservatory of Music and Ballet in Ljubljana where he is currently a head of department for guitar and harp.
His pupils have received over 55 prizes at national and international guitar competitions.
His success in competitions has significantly contributed to the recognition of Slovenian guitar scene in Europe.
He is the artistic director of the international guitar festival "Guitar Week in Postojna."
studied classical guitar at the Musikhochschule Graz. Laureate of the International
Guitar Contest in Volos (Greece). Recently he has retired from his teaching at the J.J.Fux Conservatory
in Graz, many students have come in 1st prizes and good results at competitions. Success with popular
music: „Opus“, „White Stars“ (records in gold and platinum status). 8 CDs with solo guitar and chamber
music. Brandnew CD: “Violarra - Saitenspiel” with Daniela Hölbling - violin. Lecturer and jury member
at international guitar festivals in Austria and abroad. Recordings for radio and television and concerts
as soloist and chamber musician in many European, Asian and Central American countries
studied the guitar with his father Johann Palier and finished his studies with Alvaro Pierri
at the University of Music in Vienna with distinction. He won several first prizes at national and international
competitions; 1st prize at the International Guitar competition in Enschede (Netherlands). Concerts,
television and radio-recordings in many countries in Europe, in Japan,Taiwan, USA a.o. Since 2012 he
teaches guitar at the conservatory of music in Graz with students winning many prizes at competitions.
Since 2017 he teaches at the University of music in Vienna as assistent to Álvaro Pierri.
Recently he gave a enthusiastic acclaimed concert and was part of the jury at Ivanov-Kramskoy Festival in Moscow.
CDs: Florian Palier - Castillos de España; “Poetry and Colours”, brandnew CD „Bach und Ich“.
Sina Shaari (Austria / Iran)
Studies at the Kunstuniversität Graz with Martin Myslivecek and Lukasz Kuropaczewski with additional main topics in Jazz, Ethnomusicology, film score, pedagogy und variant instruments
Teacher for Guitar and Electric Guitar at the Zentralmusikschule Jennersdorf
Divers and international musical activity as a composer, Guitarist and Oud-player in various genres (Classic, World Music, Jazz, Rock, Fusion, Persian Classical Music et al.)
3 times 1st prizes at Austrian music competition Prima la musica
Several published own-composed albums like Rohab, Niavaran, foundation of several ensembles and projects like Colourful Windows or Moments and longtime collaboration with renowned artists like Massoud Shaari, Pejman Hadadi and Claudio Spieler a.o.
||Finn Elias Svit (Denmark)
studied guitar at Nordjysk Musikkonservatorium in Aalborg, Denmark; where he received Master Diploma in Classical Guitar.
Took masterclasses with Karl Scheit, Wolfgang Lendle, Per Oluf Johnson, Göran Schöllser, a.o.
Founder and artistic Director of the Aalborg International Guitar Festival in Denmark. Jury member at international competitions.
Received the Pakhus price for his work at Aalborg International Guitar Festival.
Artist of the year 2006 in Skørping Kommune, since 2007 Director (CEO) of Mariagerfjord School of Art.
Concerts, Jurymember, Lectures and Seminars in many countries in Europe, in America and in China.