Chriatian Haimel

Christian Haimel    (Linz)

studied guitar with distinction at Bruckner University in Linz and at a Postgraduate-Studies in Alicante (Spanien). He frequented masterclasses of M. Barrueco and D. Russell.
Prizewinner at competitions in in Kutna Hora /CZ, Weimar, Bath (England), a .o. Concerts in Germany, USA, Chile, Korea, Ukraine a.o.    
Guitar teacher at the music school Linz.   
Often invited as teacher to guitarfestivals in many countries in Europe, USA, Chile, Korea, Russia a.o.  His first solo CD (2007) was awarded the „Pasticcio Prize“ by Ö1 (Austrian broadcast).
 Last CDs: „Viaje – Eine Reise durch Spanien“ 2017 „Bad Kreuzener Idyllen“ upon music of Jan Truhlar.                                                                            photo: Loucaz Steinher              

 Nathasja van Rosse cpoyr

Nathasja van Rosse     (Netherlands) 
started playing guitar at Havo (school of higher general secondary education) in Rotterdam.
Later she studied in Graz with Leo Witoszynskyj, completing Master’s Degree with Zoran Dukic in The Hague, graduating with excellent results.
She attended masterclasses with David Russell, Alvaro Pierri, Carlo Marchione a.o.

She was very succesful at international competitons and concerts in the Czech Republic, Greece, Turkey, Canada  a.o. 
Her latest CD "Loving Urgency" (compositions by L. Walker, F. Palier, A. Piazzolla) published in February 2022 received terrific critics.

                  photo: Pollert                                                                            

Johann Palier home

Johannn Palier
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). 9 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

Florian Home 2018

Florian Palier     (Graz / Klagenfurt)
studied the guitar with his father Johann Palier and finished his studies with Álvaro 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  teaches guitar at the conservatory of music in Graz with students winning many prizes at competitions. 
For many years he was teaching at the University of music in Vienna as assistent to Álvaro Pierri. 
Since 2022 he is also professor for guitar, counterpoint and tabulature at Gustav-Mahler-University Klagenfurt  CDs: Florian Palier - Castillos de España; “Poetry and Colours”, brandnew CD „Bach und Ich“.                                                                                         

   Hugo Gonzalez 1 test

Hugo Fernando González (Austria / Venezuela) studied guitar and composition in Venezuela and Austria (with Leo Witoszynskyj) and participated masterclasses with M. Barrueco, A. Pierri, A. Diaz, P. Steidl  a.o.  Recordings on TV and radio in many countries in South America and Europe. Big successes as a composer. Many commissioned arrangements of music for the Festival La Strada and Styriarte.
1.Prize at VII. International Guitarcontest “Kutná Hora 94” - Czech Repubic. 
CD-production „Besame Mucho“ 2017 for Sony Classical International with Juan Diego Flórez. 
Since 2006 Senior Lecturer at Kunstuniversität Graz for Klassik, Jazz and Popmusic. 
Institute board deputy at the department for strings at University for music in Graz. 
He is many times invited to teach the students at the Guitarfestival Seckau.



Carlos Pinana  (Spain, Andaluz)

belongs to a family of great flamenco tradition, his grandfather Antonio Piñana being the patriarch of the “cantes mineros”. His first guitar teacher was his father Antonio Piñana. He studied classical guitar at the Music Conservatory of Cartagena, holds a degree from the Murcia Superior Conservatory of Music and a Masters Degree in Musical Investigation from Murcia University. Many first prizes at Flamenco contests. On the path of Paco de Lucia he is one of the most famous Flamenco guitar players nowadays, giving highly acclaimed concerts all over the world many time times together in Duo with Rainer Maria Nero.

In Seckau he will hold a seminary on playing Flamenco on guitar together with

Rainer Maria Nero
guitarist and composer studied classical guitar with  Alexander Swete and flamenco guitar with Carlos Pinana. He graduated summa cum lauda at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna in 2019. In addition to early successes as a prizewinner at international competitions, he also proves himself worldwide on stage at the side of Carlos Pinana. He is invited regulary as a lecturer to international master classes, where he suggests his unique and connecting methods to his students                                      

Maciej Ziemski
(Polen / Deutschland)

Studied classical guitar at the music academy and at Hochschule für Künste Bremen with Jens Wagner and Bernhard Hebb, each one with distinction.

With his wife, the pianist Jolanta Ziemska they gave concerts as Duo Klavitarre in many countries in Europe, South Corea, Venezuela, Canada and USA.

In 2017 they founded a non  profit association for supporting young musical talents from Germany and Poland                                                     

Sina Shaari für Prospekt

Sina Shaari studied classical guitar at the Kunstuniversität Graz with additional main topics in Jazz, Ethnomusicology, film score, pedagogy and variant instruments.Committed and succesful teacher for Guitar and Electric Guitar at the Zentralmusikschule Jennersdorf and as Jazz-guitar player with the All-Star-Big-Band of Muikgymnasium Graz
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.  
will teach in Seckau on Thursday - Saturday