Fábio Zanon - Coordenador de Classe

Fábio Zanon começou a estudar violão na sua cidade natal de Jundiaí sob orientação de seu pai e do professor Antonio Guedes. Graduou-se em música na Universidade de São Paulo (USP) em 1987, estudando com Edelton Gloeden e Henrique Pinto. Em 1990, continuou seus estudos sob a orientação de Michel Lewin na Royal Academy of Music em Londres, onde obteve seu mestrado em música pela Universidade de Londres e participou da série de master-classes de Julian Bream. Fábio Zanon foi vencedor do 30º concurso “Francisco Tárrega” e do 14º Concurso da Fundação Americana de Violão (GFA). Em 1997 recebeu o Prêmio Moinho Santista e recebeu o título de Associate da Royal Academy of Music em Londres onde também atua como professor visitante.

Jonathan Leathwood

JONATHAN LEATHWOOD is one of the few guitarists to perform on six-string and ten-string guitars, mixing modern and traditional works in his innovative programs. His last London concert led Classical Guitar to call him “a genius”; the Musical Times of London has written of his “remarkable talent and singular artistry,” while Fabio Zanon wrote in Violão Intercambio that “he has to be seen to be believed.”

Jonathan was born in 1970 and has come to Denver from his native England. His first visit to the Lamont School of Music (at DU) was in 1996, when he spent the Spring Quarter as visiting guitar instructor at the invitation of Ricardo Iznaola, then on sabbatical. Recently Denver University awarded him its Artist’s Diploma, the first time they have made this award in individual performance, and made him the first recipient of the Ricardo Iznaola Guitar Scholarship. Jonathan is also guitar instructor at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Some of Jonathan’s recent recitals include appearances at the International Festival of the Classical Guitar at West Dean, the Nürtingen Festival in Germany, London’s Wigmore Hall (with flautist William Bennett), the Almeida Festival, the Cheltenham Festival (with cellist Steven Isserlis), and the Aldeburgh Festival (with the contemporary music group Jane’s Minstrels). He has performed in Germany, France, Belgium, Holland,Italy and Turkey. He will perform a solo recital in London's Wigmore Hall in November 2011.

Equally known as a collaborator with both performers and composers, Jonathan Leathwood has recorded two albums with the legendary flutist William Bennett (more information), and recorded and broadcast with elite cellists Rohan de Saram and Steven Isserlis. He performs also with flutist Christina Jennings, cellist Richard vonFoerster and pianist Heidi Brende Leathwood. His commissions from composers such as Param Vir, Stephen Goss, Robert Keeley and Chris Malloy have pushed the boundaries of both six- and ten-string guitars. His recordings of Dodgson, Goss and Malloy are available on the Cadenza label.

In 1988, Jonathan was a string finalist in BBC Television’s Young Musician of the Year competition. Since then he has won awards from a number of bodies, including the Park Lane Group, the Countess of Munster Trust, the Myra Hess Trust, the Holst Foundation, the Eric Falk Trust, and the Ian Fleming Trust. He was the first guitarist to record a recital for BBC Radio 3’s Young Artists’ Forum. He has twice performed in the Park Lane Group’s Young Artist Series at the Purcell Room in London. One of these concerts involved an exciting collaboration with the Indian composer Param Vir, whose four-movement work Clear Light, Magic Body was dedicated to him and later published by Novello. He has also premiered works by Robert Keeley, Chris Malloy, Stephen Goss, Mervyn Cooke, and Rodolfo Betancourt. Jonathan is one of the few guitarists to play the ten-string guitar alongside the traditional six-string model, and as a ten-string player he is particularly associated with the innovative and striking music of Maurice Ohana.

Jonathan Leathwood writes and lectures on a range of topics from Bach to Elliott Carter. In 2001 he conceived and edited Guitar Forum, a new scholarly journal for the classical guitar published in the United Kingdom by the European Guitar Teachers’ Association (EGTA UK). The previous year, he was the British delegate at EGTA’s international conference in Cambridge, England, where he gave a lecture on analysis and performance. He has a PhD from the University of Surrey and a Bachelor of Music from King’s College London. He was later invited back to King’s to teach Music Analysis and Techniques of Musical Composition, before eventually moving to the United States in 1998. His principal teachers in guitar have been Gordon Crosskey, Richard Wright, Paul Galbraith, Ricardo Iznaola and the pianist and conductor George Hadjinikos.

Guilherme de Camargo

Formação: Doutor em musicologia pela Universidade de São Paulo e graduado com os títulos de mestre em musicologia e bacharel em violão erudito pela mesma instituição Atividades Artísticas: Guilherme de Camargo é doutor em musicologia pela Universidade de São Paulo e graduado com os títulos de mestre em musicologia e bacharel em violão erudito pela mesma instituição. Vem-se destacando como um dos mais importantes instrumentistas de cordas dedilhadas antigas do Brasil, levando às salas de concerto de todo o  Brasil e do exterior a música para alaúde, teorba, guitarra barroca, viola de arame e guitarra romântica. Além de sua atividade como solista, é considerado o mais ativo instrumentista de cordas dedilhadas antigas em conjuntos ou orquestras no país, com trabalhos realizados junto à Osesp, ao Coro da  Osesp, à Banda Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo e ao Coral Paulistano, entre outros. Suas apresentações já o levaram às salas de concerto da China, França, Espanha, Portugal, Finlândia, Bolívia, Argentina, Paraguai e Equador, além de todo o Brasil. Dono de uma discografia que inclui mais de uma dezena de títulos, dedica-se também ao ensino, em cursos regulares (junto ao núcleo de música antiga da Emesp – SP) e em oficinas e palestras por todo o Brasil.

Guilherme de Camargo

Giacomo Susani is an Italian guitarist; recently graduated from the Royal Academy of Music, he has won numerous prizes including the XXI International Competition – Forum Guitar Wien (Austria 2016), I Guitar Masters International Guitar Competition (Poland 2016), VII Changsha International Guitar Competition (China 2018), XXVII Koblenz International Guitar Competition (Germany 2019) and the 1st Prize at the London International Guitar Competition. He also received the support from The Julian Bream Trust, The Calleva Foundation, The Countess of Munster Musical Trust (Star Award), Help Musicians UK (Ian Fleming Award), The Worshipful Company of Musicians (Yeoman programme) and The Park Lane Group.
In 2016 he was selected by the International Guitar Foundation – Young Artists Platform for a concert tour in the UK. In 2018 EuroStrings – European Guitar Festival Collaborative invited Giacomo to perform and teach masterclasses at guitar festivals across Europe. He continues an intense performing schedule as soloist and chamber musician playing in prestigious venues in England (The Athenaeum Club, St. Martin in the Fields, King’s Place -Hall One, St James’s Piccadilly among the most recent) and in Europe.
Giacomo has already released two solo albums with the label Stradivarius which were both highly praised: ‘Giacomo Susani plays Petrassi, Bach, Tansman, Weiss’ (2015) and ‘Gebeth, Romantic music for Guitar’ (2018). In March 2018 he premiered in London the ‘Tate Sonata’ by Marek Pasieczny who dedicated the work to him. In addition to performing internationally, Giacomo has honed his compositional skills with Michele Brugnaro and Stephen Goss. His major works include a ‘Concerto for Guitar and Small Orchestra’,‘The Blue Madeleine’ for solo Guitar dedicated to David Russell,  ‘Of Dark Tales for two Guitars, ‘Songs of Elegance and Wisdom’ for Soprano and Guitar and ‘Quintet’ for Guitar and String Quartet (the last two published by Armelin Musica, Padova).
In 2016 he was appointed artistic director of MoMùs-More Music, a charity which promotes young classical musicians with a focus on classical guitar. He also acts as music programmer of the Barco Teatro in Padova where he was born. After studying guitar in Vicenza with Stefano Grondona, Giacomo was awarded a place with Michael Lewin at the Royal Academy of Music in the UK where he graduated and received the Gershon Ellenbogen/ Maccabean Award and August Mann Prize. He had the privilege to participate to master classes led by Leo Brouwer, Paul Galbraith, Oscar Ghiglia, David Russell, Fabio Zanon and Julian Bream.
He has just been appointed guitar teacher at the Junior Academy (RAM) and regularly lead masterclasses across Europe. He plays on two guitars made by Domingo Esteso (1926) and David Rubio (1996). He is a D’Addario and City Music Foundation Artist.

Camilia Silva

Nascida em Santos – SP, Camilla Silva iniciou seus estudos em violão erudito em 2007 no Conservatório de Tatuí. Doutoranda em Música pela Universidade Estadual de Campinas, sendo Mestra e Bacharel pela mesma universidade. Seus principais professores de instrumento são Dagma Eid, Fabio Scarduelli e Fabio Zanon. Ex-integrante da Camerata de Violões de Campinas, com a qual recebeu o 1o. prêmio no XI Concurso Internacional de Guitarra do Uruguay. Bolsista dos 47o, 48o, 49o e 50o Festival de Inverno de Campos do Jordão, onde se apresentou com músicos como Pedro Gadelha e Rafael Altino. Apresentou recitais no Brasil, Argentina, Uruguai e Portugal. Desenvolve pesquisa em cognição musical e performance.

Aliéksey Vianna

Aliéksey Vianna iniciou seus estudos de violão erudito em Belo Horizonte com o professor Rogério Bianchi. Concluiu o curso de Formação Musical da Escola de Música da UFMG, onde estudou com os professores Fernando Araújo, Maria Raquel Marcondes e José Lucena Vaz. Graduou-se pelo San Francisco Conservatory of Music (EUA), onde foi aluno de David Tanenbaum. Atualmente cursa o Mestrado em performance na classe do professor Pablo Márquez, da Hochschule fur Musik Basel (Suíça). Premiado em mais de 20 concursos internacionais de violão, hoje é conhecido como um dos melhores violonistas de sua geração. Já se apresentou por mais de 25 países em várias das principais salas de concerto, entre elas as prestigiosas Carnegie Hall, de Nova York, o Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, de San Francisco, e a sala Nezahualcoyotl, da cidade do México. Em 2005 Aliéksey lançou seu primeiro CD. O álbum é inteiramente dedicado às composições para violão solo de Sérgio Assad, e foi produzido pelo compositor para a gravadora americana GSP Records. Em Março de 2006 o disco foi lançado no Brasil em um show no Grande Teatro do Palácio das Artes em Belo Horizonte. Aliando uma sólida formação erudita a um profundo envolvimento com a arte da improvisação, Aliéksey trafega com desenvoltura tanto na música popular quanto na erudita. A propósito, ele é hoje, dos músicos brasileiros que mais se empenha no sentido de abolir tais fronteiras. E com este intuito, tem desenvolvido projetos ao lado uma enorme variedade de músicos de diversos estilos. Na área da música erudita, Aliéksey mantém intensa atividade com seu trabalho de violão solo. Também tem se apresentado frequentemente ao lado de importantes nomes do cenário internacional, tais como: o lendário compositor Pierre Boulez, o violonista Dusan Bogdanovic, o Quarteto de Cordas da Cidade de São Paulo, Orquestra Sinfônica de Campinas, Orquestra Filarmonia das Beiras (Portugal), Aukso Tychy Chamber Orquestra (Polônia), Orquestra Filarmônica de Turku (Finlândia) e o Quarteto Brasileiro de Violões. No âmbito do Jazz e da música popular, Aliéksey já se apresentou ao lado de músicos renomados como Carlos Malta, Antônio Carlos Carrasqueira, Harvey Wainaple, Marco Pereira e Peter Erskine (do grupo Weather Report). Atualmente, desenvolve trabalhos ao lado de Paul McCandless (oboísta do grupo Oregon) e o violoncelista Dimos Goudaroulis e ainda com o pianista Michael Eckroth. Juntamente com os violonistas mineiros Fernando Araújo e Juarez Moreira, Aliéksey é um dos diretores fundadores do Festival Internacional de Violão, que em 2008 completou sua quarta edição em Belo Horizonte.

Fabricio Mattos

Fabricio Mattos é um violonista clássico e pesquisador em performance musical com vasta experiência como performer, contando com turnês em grandes centros musicais como Inglaterra, Itália, Suíça e Estados Unidos, assim como em países com crescente tradição de concertos como China, Vietnã, Mianmar, e Zâmbia. Lançou várias gravações em sua carreira, incluindo o CD España em 2007 e o DVD Heritage - Live in South Korea em 2015; realizou inúmeras turnês, como SESC Sonora Brasil (2009) com 87 concertos por todo o Brasil, e turnês mundiais pelo WGC-Worldwide Guitar Connections, o qual fundou em 2011 e com o qual já se apresentou em 27 aíses desde então.  
 Ganhou inúmeros prêmios em reconhecimento à sua alta capacidade artística, como o aclamado Julian Bream Award, além de primeiros lugares em diversos concursos, conquistas estas que o possibilitaram alcançar um nível cada vez mais elevado de performance e pesquisa. Fabricio atua regularmente em parceria com o flautista Lucas Jordan, com a cantora Georgia Knower (trilogia The Colours of Eden), e com a poetisa Audrey Ardern-Jones (The Poetry & Music Ensemble). Mattos é também muito requisitado no campo didático, atuando como professor de música em Londres e artista convidado/palestrante em diversos festivais, instituições acadêmicas, e representações diplomáticas brasileiras em todo o mundo. Fabricio é um músico profundamente comprometido com a busca de novos caminhos para a performance musical. Tem colaborado regularmente com dezenas de compositores, poetas, musicistas, bailarinos, e outros artistas de várias nacionalidades, origens e estilos ao longo dos últimos anos. Seu aclamado projeto WGC-Worldwide Guitar Connections tem grande contribuição na expansão das possibilidades da produção musical contemporânea, através de atitudes específicas no que se refere principalmente à relação entre performer e público. Mattos apresenta-se regularmente como solista e camerista ao redor do mundo, e está sempre à procura de uma interpretação diferenciada que valoriza a mensagem artística holisticamente, questionando regularmente padrões de performance historicamente estabelecidos.  Nascido em Curitiba, iniciou sua vida musical aos seis anos de idade tocando instrumentos de percussão em bailes de carnaval com seu pai, o saxofonista Élio Mattos, que também o orientou nos primeiros passos de teoria musical. Após estudos de flauta, violino e coro, frequentou aulas de violão clássico com Dirceu Saggin, e posteriormente graduou-se na EMBAP sob orientação instrumental de Luiz Cláudio Ferreira. É mestre em performance musical pela​​ Royal Academy of Music (Londres), tendo recebido uma bolsa integral da instituição por seu alto desempenho artístico. Na RAM, recebeu orientação instrumental de Michael Lewin, Timothy Walker, Fábio Zanon, David Russell, e Julian Bream, e foi orientado no campo acadêmico por Sarah Callis e Neil Heyde, desenvolvendo intensa pesquisa com tema ‘Gestos Performáticos e a Performance de Equinox, de Toru Takemitsu’ e obtendo por essa uma ‘Distinção’, a mais alta categoria de avaliação da instituição. Atualmente é doutorando pela Royal Academy of Music, desenvolvendo pesquisa sobre a espaços e layouts de performance sobre a dinâmica e a terminologia na performance artística. Ainda na Royal Academy, Fabricio Mattos produziu também a série 'Spencer Series', explorando instrumentos históricos e publicações raras da Spencer Collection, uma das coleções mais importantes do mundo para violão e alaúdeç e atualmente faz a curadoria, produz e apresenta a série 'Marés - Journeys into Brazilian Music' na Embaixada do Brasil em Londres, e a 'New Stages Series', conectada à sua pesquisa de doutorado.

Petri Kumela

Petri Kumela, one of Finland’s most versatile and sought-after classical guitarists, is equally at home with period instruments as in working with contemporary composers. He is also one of the Finnish guitarists best known on the international scene, with a reputation for originality and versatility, whether he is giving a recital in Calcutta or a school concert in Japan, or motorising guitars in Mexico. Petri Kumela studied at the Helsinki Conservatory with Juan Antonio Muro and at the Hochschule für Musik Nürnberg-Augsburg in Germany with Franz Halász. He was the first guitarist to be accepted for the prestigious Meisterklassen study programme. For two years in succession he was awarded a rare DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) scholarship to continue his studies in the Halász masterclass. He has also attended masterclasses with Leo Brouwer, Oscar Chiglia, Alirio Díaz, Eduardo Egüez and David Russell. Winner of the first prize in the international Scandinavian Guitar Festival and Stafford Classical Guitar Recital competitions, Petri Kumela has appeared outside Finland in many European countries, South America, the United States, Russia, Japan, India and Bhutan, at venues that have ranged from intimate domestic concerts to Finlandia Hall in Helsinki, the Purcell Room in London’s Southbank Centre and the Kitara Hall in Sapporo. At home in Finland, Petri Kumela has been heard at numerous festivals and in many concert series and he has been the soloist with f.ex. the Chamber Orchestra of Lappland, Kymi Sinfonietta, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Oulu Sinfonia and the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra with conductors Ann-Maria Helsing, Juha Kangas, Massimo Lambertini, Rumon Gamba, Hannu Lintu, Ari Rasilainen, Yasuo Shinozaki, Dima Slobodeniouk and John Storgårds. He is also an extremely active chamber musician, appearing with the Avanti!, Uusinta, defun, Insomnio, Tampere Raw and many other ensembles and musicians. An artist with a special commitment to contemporary music, Petri Kumela has premiered nine guitar concertos and numerous solo and chamber works both in Finland and abroad by f.ex. Kalevi Aho, Paavo Korpijaakko, Olli Kortekangas, Minna Leinonen, Joachim F.W. Schneider, Poul Ruders, Riikka Talvitie, Lotta Wennäkoski and Pehr Henrik Nordgren. Kumela was the artistic director for the chamber music series of the Nordic Music Days 2013 and the festival Sound of Sipoo started under his direction in Sipoo in 2017. He is also the co-curator for the concert series Hietsu is Happening! and Classical Hietsu. Petri Kumela teaches guitar at the Sibelius Academy and Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences. The ten recordings released so far by Petri Kumela have all won high critical acclaim. “Change is gonna come” (2010) was chosen by both the Helsingin Sanomat and the American Record Guide as critic ́s choices of the year and the disc “In Strange Company” (2013) was nominated for the album of the year by the Finnish Broadcasting Company (YLE) and for the recording industry ́s EMMA- prize. In 2016 He released “Fantasía Andaluza” together with the flamenco guitarist Joonas Widenius and in 2017 "Goldberg" with the german guitarist Jürgen Ruck. His recording of the music by Fernando Sor with a period guitar was elected by the prestigious Classical Guitar Magazine as one of the ten best recordings of 2018. His latest album ”Small Creatures – A Musical Bestiary” (2020) contains 35 miniature pieces for the guitar, each by a different living composer. Kumela has also made a number of recordings for the Finnish Broadcasting Company and other radio and television networks. He currently has a three-year artistic grant by the Arts Council of Finland.

Gabriele Leite

Recém-formada em música pela UNESP, Gabriele tem se destacado em diversos concursos, dentre os quais o concurso internacional de violão de Koblenz de 2019, do qual foi semifinalista e ganhadora do prêmio de “Melhor Participação Brasileira”. Além da carreira solo, Gabriele também atua com música de câmara, sendo membro do Quarteto Abayomi, que se apresentou recentemente ao lado de Badi Assad. Gabriele é aluna de Paulo Martelli e bolsista da Cultura Artística desde 2016. Matriculada no curso de mestrado em violão na Manhattan School of Music, Gabriele recebeu uma bolsa integral da Universidade, que a isenta de pagar anuidade, e foi beneficiada com uma bolsa internacional da Cultura Artística, contribuindo para sua manutenção nos Estados Unidos ao longo dos próximo dois anos.

João Luiz

The guitarist, educator, and composer João Luiz began to play the popular music of his native Brazil professionally during his childhood and was later trained in classical guitar by his mentor Henrique Pinto. As a performer and composer João is equally at home with classical, Brazilian and world music; his solo guitar, guitar ensemble and chamber music repertoire cover all the main works in the guitar literature from Dowland to Carter and Brazilian rhythms from Choro to Baião. His versatility led him to be chosen to collaborate with Yo-Yo Ma and Carlos Prieto on a project to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Cuban composer Leo Brouwer in a landmark concert in Cuba in 2014. João’s interests include bridging Classical, Jazz, and Latin American music, and discovering ways to make classical music education more accessible to minorities. While studying with Henrique Pinto, with whom he recorded two albums as a member of the Violão Câmara Trio ensemble, the Brasil Guitar Duo with Douglas Lora was born. In 2006 the Brasil Guitar Duo won the prestigious Concert Artists Guild Competition in New York, resulting in a full global touring schedule and numerous critically acclaimed recordings. For five years João also performed and recorded with the classical guitar quartet Quartenaglia, one of Brazil’s most important chamber music ensembles. Musicians such as Sérgio Abreu, Paulo Martelli, Fábio Zanon and Alice Artzt have also been very important in his development as a guitar player. João has recorded more than thirteen CDs playing solo, duo, trio and in quartet, all of which have featured his arrangements of classical or Brazilian works. He has recorded for Avie, Naxos, CAG records, Equilibrium and Guanabara Records. Quaternaglias’s Presenca (2004) and Estampas (2007) feature Joao’s interpretations of Tom Jobim and Alberto Ginastera’s compositions. Brasil Guitar Duo’s Bom Partido (2004), the duo’s first CD of all-Brazilian repertoire, was the first recording produced by Concert Artists Guild. The Brasil Guitar Duo’s debut for the Naxos label features two CDs of the complete works for two guitars by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (2009) and the complete works for two guitars by Cuban composer Leo Brouwer (2015). Just one of many stellar reviews includes the American Record Guide, which wrote, ‘’It would be hard to imagine a better performance... this is wonderful music played at the highest interpretive level.” Another release features the complete Bach Flute Sonatas with flutist Marina Piccinini released on Avie in 2010. For this collaboration, João and Douglas transcribed all of Bach’s sonatas for flute and harpsichord to flute and two guitars. Neblina, his first solo CD featuring Spanish composers, was released in July 2012. The duo has also recently recorded Edu Lobo Songbook, a CD of Joao’s arrangements of one of Brazil’s most important popular music (MPB) composers. An eager advocate of Latin American music, João has premiered works by composers such as Leo Brouwer, Paulo Bellinati, Marco Pereira, Egberto Gismonti and Marlos Nobre. He also formed the Trio Virado in 2011 with flutist Amy Porter and violist Juan Miguel-Hernandez to promote contemporary Latin American chamber music. The first CD of the trio, Mangabeira was released in the fall of 2015 featuring world premiere recordings of works written specially for the trio by Assad, Hand and Brouwer. Joao currently teaches guitar and chamber music at New Jersey City University, Cuny Hunter College and is also the head of the guitar department at SUNY Purchase. As a soloist and teacher, he is on the faculty of important music festivals such as Festival Eleazar de Carvalho and Santa Marcelina College in Brazil and the New York Guitar Seminar at Mannes where he teaches guitar and chamber music. João holds a Masters in Classical Guitar from Mannes College of Music in New York as a student of Michael Newman and Frederic Hand. As the recipient of the Augustine Foundation scholarship, João earned his doctoral degree from Manhattan School of Music as a student of David Leisner. His arrangements and compositions have been recorded and played by Marina Piccinini, Fabio Zanon, Paulo Martelli, Quaternaglia, Ná Ozzetti, Paquito D’Rivera, Clarice Assad, Parker String Quartet, Sybarite 5, The Newman & Oltman Duo and the New York City Classical Guitar Society. For his project with Grammy-award winner Paquito D’Rivera, Joao wrote all of the arrangements for their Latin American Synergy Tour. One of Joao’s favorite projects was writing the guitar methods for beginners, designing the guitar curriculum and training instructors for an important music education initiative for underprivileged children in São Paulo, Guri Santa Marcelina. João made his debut at the Aspen Festival in July 2010 as a member of the Brasil Guitar Duo. Previous summers have included concerts at New York’s River to River Festival, The Gran Teton Music Festival, Chautauqua Institution, Bermuda Guitar Festival, Tirol’s Outreach Festival (Austria), and Two Moors Festival (UK). Recently featured New York City recital engagements include Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, NY Guitar Seminar at Mannes College, Symphony Space and New York Guitar Society. In addition, the duo has performed for the Orange County (CA) Performing Arts Center, Lied Center (University of Kansas), Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Chicago, Spivey Hall, Montalvo Center for the Arts, Purdue University Convocations, Daytona Beach International Festival, Virginia Arts Festival, CityFolk Festival in Dayton, OH, the Santa Barbara Symphony’s Guitar Festival, the Miami Guitar Festival, the Asociacion Nacional de Conciertos in Panama City, Semana de La Guitarra in Colombia, and the Classical Guitar Societies of St. Louis, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Tucson and Upstate New York.

Antigoni Goni

The Greek guitarist Antigoni Goni enjoys a truly international career, having performed extensively in Europe, Russia, North and South America and the far East, both as a recitalist and soloist.

Antigoni Goni’s career blossomed in the mid ‘90s when she added to her long list of competition prizes the first prize of the Guitar Foundation of America Competition, becoming thus the first and only Greek to ever win it.
Her victory resulted in some 65 concerts in North America and a contract with Naxos Records, for whom she has recorded three highly successful CDs.

Antigoni Goni regularly performs in concert halls such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Covent Garden and the Wigmore Hall in London, Gasteig Hall in Munich, the Athens Megaron and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Acropolis (Athens) as well as the Philharmonic and the Cappella Sale in St. Petersburg and the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory. Across the Atlantic her US engagements bring Ms. Goni every year to concert halls such as the Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall and the Juilliard Theater in New York City, Spivey Hall in Atlanta, Benaroya Hall in Seattle and Herbst Theatre in San Francisco.
Antigoni Goni is a British council, Onassis Foundation and Royal Academy scholar. In 1990 Julian Bream himself awarded her the prestigious Julian Bream prize

Having studied with great masters such as Evangelos Assimakopoulos, John Mills, Julian Bream, Sharon Isbin and Oscar Ghiglia, she brings her internationally acclaimed expertise to universities and music academies around the world through regular seminars and master classes and she is regularly invited to judge the most prestigious international guitar competitions in Europe and the United States.

A NAXOS and KOCH recording artist, her highly successful recordings have been praised for being "expressively poetic and technically exciting" and have been received with great enthusiasm by the international musical community. At least a dozen of the pieces she has recorded, have been included in Enrique Robichaud’s classical guitar Cd guide: Guitar’s TOP 100 Best.
Composers such as Augusta Read Thomas, Sergio Assad, Stanley Silverman, Ernesto Cordero, Tulio Peramo, Calliope Tsoupaki, John Magnussen, Atanas Ourkouzounov, and Dusan Bogdanovic have composed and dedicated works to her.

Since 2005 Antigoni Goni is Professor of Guitar at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels (Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel) and a member of its Artistic Committee. She was the founder and chair of the Guitar Department at the Juilliard Pre-College Division (where she also taught for 10 years), an adjunct professor at the Columbia University as well as Artist –in-Residence with San Francisco Performances where for 5 years she gave semi-annual performances, master classes and workshops for a diverse group of students and audiences. For her International achievements, the Royal Academy of Music in London awarded her with the honorary position of Associate Professor (ARAM).

In 2007 she founded the Volterra Project, Summer Guitar Institute (of which she is Artistic Director), an innovative Classical Guitar workshop that every summer brings together in Italy, international students and professionals of the highest caliber for 10 days of intense study and inspired performances in the Tuscan territory.

As a performing artist who has lived and worked in both the U.S. and in Europe, the Volterra Project’s Founder and Artistic Director, Antigoni Goni, has a long and in-depht experience with both the cultural differences between these societies, and with the universal climate of competition that exists in traditional guitar training programs. She enjoys a truly international career, performing extensively in Europe, Russian, North and South America and the Far East, both as a recitalist and soloist.

In the 2016, the British record label Timespan recordings released her new solo album: Hymn to the Muse, a recording of works inspired by the Greek culture and heritage, composed and dedicated to her.

Antigoni Goni performs and records exclusively on Galli Genius Strings

Elodie Bouny

Elodie Bouny nasceu em Caracas, criou-se em Paris, vive no Brasil e tem no violão sua forma de expressão e investigação. Premiada em seis importantes concursos internacionais, Elodie vem se apresentando mundo afora em festivais como o MIMO e o Guitarras del Mundo, além de estar na banca de renomados concursos. É idealizadora, diretora, produtora e jurada do Concurso Novas, ação que premia composições inéditas para violão em todo o território nacional. Mestra em Educação Musical e doutoranda em Processos Criativos pela UFRJ, a solista foi iniciada pelo Conservatório de Boulogne-Billancourt, aperfeiçoou-se no Conservatório de Estrasburgo, passando pelo Conservatório Nacional de Folclore de Buenos Aires, onde se aproximou da música latina. Seu primeiro CD, Terra Adentro (2011), é dedicado ao repertório latino-americano e conta com a produção artística de Yamandu Costa – para quem já orquestrou peças como o Concerto Fronteira, tocado em vários países sob a regência de maestros como Alondra de la Parra, Kristjan Jarvi e Roberto Mincsuk. Como compositora, Elodie Bouny fez obras comissionadas para os violonistas Gilson Antunes, Alan Juarez Bardenas, para o Quarteto Paris Guitar Quartet e o Conservatório de Música de Saint-Michel-sur-Orge. Multifacetada, a violonista imprime sua marca nos projetos em que atua e lugares por onde passa.