Sean Samimi is a classical guitarist, who decided to work in the industry with a double strenght.Since 2009 he has collaborated with eminent musicians and composers, thus creating a network of music industry professionals from around the world. He is an Artistic Administration in organization Philharmonic Society of Orange County. In 2015, Sean founded the artistic agency Aranjuez Artistic Services, which deals with the promotion and activities of their charges, and supports the careers on internationally stage.
Annette Kruisbrink is a guitarist and composer from Netherlands, who has won numerous accolades for her prolific compositional output. She has given recitals and masterclasses guitar/composition in many countries. She composed over 300 compositions published by international publishing houses. Annette is the producer of 22 CDs with her compositions.
Martha Masters is an educated musician and doctor of arts. She learned from the best, e.g. Scott Tennant. In her musical career she has been repeatedly awarded at the International Competition, organized by the American Foundation Guitar ( GFA ) and the Competition of Andres Segovia in Linares, Spain. She was also a finalist of the International Competition of Musical Personalities called Aleksander Tansman in Łodź. Her 2015/2016 season includes performances at festivals and concert series on the tour will extend across the United States, Germany, Poland, Russia and China. She is currently President of the GFA.
Shin-Ichi Fukuda has a surprisingly large repertoire, which also includes his solo works, concerts, chamber music and songs further extending chronologically from the Renaissance to the 21st century. In 1981, he received the highest award of honor in the world of classical guitar. Activity concert Fukuda is widely known in the international arena. He has more than 2 000 concerts in major cities around the world. During his debut tour in 1992, in the United States, he enjoyed phenomenal success in the famous Concert Hall Markin, in New York. He was a student, among others, of Maestro Oscar Ghiglia.
Leszek Możdżer is definitely the pride of Polish jazz of the last decades. He is the creator of a new style in jazz and the most popular Polish musician, who represents the genre. Outstanding pianist and composer, performed in Polish jazz mental and stylistic revolution. Pianist’s rich discography includes over one hundred albums of completed projects as their own or in cooperation with outstanding artists. He records and performs, such as David Gilmour, Nana Vasconcelos, Marcus Miller, John Scofield, Tan Dun, Pat Matheny. Immense popularity and recognition brought pianist concerts, recordings and cooperation with the composer Zbigniew Preisner. Leszek Możdżer also working with John A.P. Kaczmarek (recording to the Oscar-winning soundtrack to the movie" Finding Neverland" and the album "Kaczmarek by Możdżer") as well as he composes music for film and theater.
Musical character of 21st century, Johannes Möller stands out as a progressive musician who remains faithful to the tradition that produced him. The classical music brought him establishment and had to offer for him: awards from among the most prestigious musical colleges in the world (Royal College of Music, London and Conservatorium van Amsterdam); international competition success (including the coveted Guitar Foundation of America Prize); and even an engraving of his name on the walls of the Concertgebouw concert hall in Amsterdam. Möller has the highly characterised and idiosyncratic voice that many listeners around the world have come to admire.
Marek Pasieczny is award winning guitarist and composer. He is one of the most respected contemporary composers writing for the guitar worldwide. Pasieczny holds three Master Degrees in music from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow, UK (for composition and performance with distinction) and “Karol Lipiński” Academy of Music in Wrocław, Poland (for performance with distinction). As a composer, guitarist, lecturer and adjudicator Pasieczny has appeared regularly at festivals in Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Pasieczny has composed for and collaborated with such musicians as: Pat Metheny (CD „Upojenie”), Odair and Clarice Assad, David Russell, Roland Dyens, Carlo Domeniconi, Ana Vidovic, Pavel Steidl, Edoardo Catemario, Gabriel Bianco, Krzysztof Pełech, Duo Melis and many others.
Ian Cooper is a popular Australian violinist. In his works he presents musical genres such as jazz, gypsy rhythms, classic, irish and country. Along with John Frohlich'em gave a spectacular performance ‘’Tin Symphony'' at the opening ceremony of the Games XXVII Olympiad in Sydney, which was a great event, displayed on television around the world. The show is watched by about 2.85 billion viewers. Also performed with artists such as Tommy Emmanuel, James Morrison, Barry White, Deni Hines etc. His discography includes many intriguing sounds, which has been recognized and award-winning.
Piotr Restecki, has been known as Restek is guitarist and composer. He learned from the best teachers of music: Jerzy Pikor (Poland), Marco Tamayo (Cuba), Pavel Steidl (Czech Republic), Thomas Müller - Pering (Germany) and others. Winner of many competitions at national and international level. Restek has performed on stage with many artists from the country and abroad, including with: Tommy Emmanuel, Preston Reed, Jon Gomm, Andrew Piaseczny,The Brothers Cugowski. He collaborated with jazz, country, blues and rock. This is a musician in love with fingerstyle. In the compositions and arrangements you can hear the influence of Tommy Emmanuel, Chet Atkins, Merle Trawis, though not shun music Steve Vai, John Scofield, Miles Davis. He was known by wider public as a finalist of the first edition of the program Must Be The Music, as well as a mentor in the next editions of the program Talent Show or the guest in the Kuba Wojewódzki Show.
Martin Taylor is british jazz guitarist and the best known for his solo fingerstyle performances. He started at early age and at 15-tennage he became a professional musician. He was nominated to Grammy and many prestiguos awards. In 2007 he received from BBC Radio 2 a special award ‘’Heart of Jazz” in recognition of his career in music and was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the North Wales Jazz Guitar Festival for his “Contribution to Jazz Guitar Worldwide”. Since 2010, he has been teaching his solo method of guitar to students around the world at the Online Fingerstyle Guitar School with Martin Taylor. His philosophy is that the guitar should, like the piano, be a complete instrument able to provide bass, harmony and melody. Art Tatum and Bill Evans are major influences and this can clearly be heard in his playing.
A master technician. Before starting his solo career, he was a member of the Australian rock bands. Before Tommy Emmanuel piled up numerous awards, including two Grammy nominations, two awards from the Australian ARIA labels, as well as multiple awards in the poll ‘’Guitar Player Magazine’’, in which the casting vote had readers. Excellent guitarist in Fingerstyle. Emmanuel is known from the fact that often acts as a sort of one-man team, which supports the melody chord at a time Compatible bass. He performs all over the world, it can not be denied unbelievable talent and skills.
Oscar Ghiglia is from an artistic family, he had to choose between brushes and melody. His early choice produced water colours and oil paintings, but music was his way. For this he thanks his dad, who once made him pose for a portrait with a guitar. This painting started his lifetime of dedication to music. He has been a visiting professor in the most important music centres in the world. In 1976 he inherited Segovia’s chair in the Accademia Chigiana of Siena, where for almost 40 years he has been nurturing talents, their musical outlook and interpretation. Besides solo touring he has performed with some of the greatest names in the music world. His latest ”Stradivarius” CDs were dedicated to Manuel Ponce and to J.S. Bach lute works.
Berta Rojas extraordinary Class guitarist, that already was three times nominated to do the prestigious Grammy Award. Proclaimed as the ambassador of classical music. She is known for its warm chords and musicality, each time takes listeners on a colorful journey of sounds that evoke admiration among the audience. She has performed in major concert halls including in New York, Washington, Dublin and Brussels. She performs successfully all over the world. Also she is the initiator of many music projects in the field of classical guitar. Rojas has been honored as a Fellow of the Americas by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for her artistic excellence. In a 2014 publication, the news agency EFE deems her one of the most influential women in the Hispanic world.
Thomas Kirchhoff is talented guitar virtuoso, who cooperates with prominent composers. Among his works, we can find concerts for two guitars and orchestra by Harald Genzmer, Gheorghe Zamfir, Gerald Garcia, Carl Domeniconi, Roland Dyens, Jaime Zenamon and Christian Jost. The works for the duo of guitar and flute for the Amadeus Guitar Duo have been written by many composers, including Stephen Dodgson, Jaime Zenamon, Alfonso Montes, Martin Herchenröder, Toby Twining, Harald and Genzmer, Stepan Cancer, Peter Michael Hamel and Christian Jost. Since 1996, he gave more than 2 000 concerts in more than 60 countries, Europe, Asia, the United States, South America. He produced 20 highly acclaimed albums. Since 1991, with his wife, Dale Kavanagh plays the Amadeus Guitar Duo. He is the founder of the International Guitar Symposium, Iserlohn in Germany.