Budapest International Guitar Festival and Competition
September – October of 2021
final – video uploads by contestants
Martin Cába was born in 1996 in the Czech Republic and since 2016 he has been Professor of Music and Dance at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. Petr Saidl and prof. Between 2017 and 2021, he won several prizes at international guitar competitions. He is currently a teacher at the Jan Deyl Conservatory in Prague and the International Conservatory.
- Antonio José – Sonata para guitarra
- Joaquín Turina – Sonata op. 61
Andrzej Grygier was born in 1998 in Leszno, Poland. He had been working with Mr Maciej Konczak, his teacher and a tutor from 2007. Since 2017 he has been a student of the Academy of Music in Poznan. Currently he is in Prof. Łukasz Kropaczewski’s class. Since 2009 he has already won over twenty guitar competitions. His greatest achievements include prizes at international competitions organized in Gorizia (Italy), Zruc nad Sazavou (the Czech Republic), Krynica Zdrój(Poland), Olsztyn (Poland), Velbert (Germany), Tallinn (Estonia), Weimar (Germany), Vienna (Austria), Stuttgart (Germany), Żory(Poland) or Brno (the Czech Republic), Klagenfurt (Austria), Tychy( Poland). For his outstanding artistic achievements, he was also awarded a Ministry of Culture and National Heritage scholarship for the years 2011-2016 and the “Young Poland” Scholarship for the year 2013.
- Fernando Sor – Andante Largo op.5 no. 5
- Antonio Jose – Sonata para Guitarra
Luis Guevara is a Chilean Classical Guitarist, trained at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Chile where he obtained a degree in Arts. These studies have been complemented by numerous specialized courses and the Master’s degree in Interpretation at the Escuela de Música de Cataluña (ESMUC). His main teachers were Marco Correa, Ernesto Quezada and the Catalan Doctor and musician Alex Garrobé.
He has won numerous first prizes in international and chilean competitions: International Guitar competition “Guitarra sin fronteras” (Chile, 2015), Carlos Pimentel competition (Chile, 2016), International Guitar competition “Homenaje” (Chile, 2016), Guitar competition of Santiago FIGS (Chile, 2018), Guitar Competition (Bolivia, 2010), Guitar competition “Miguel Llobet” Barcelona (España, 2012).
- M. Llobet: Variaciones sobre un tema de Sor
- J. Rodrigo: Invocación y Danza
- L. Brouwer: Sonata no.1
Ema Kapor was born in 1998 in Belgrade, Serbia. In July 2021, she graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Music and Dance in Cologne, Germany, where she continued her studies with Hubert Käppel. Ema Kapor will start her Master’s degree at the Robert Schumann University of Music and Media in Düsseldorf with Professor Joaquin Clerch.
Ema has won more than 40 prizes at national and international guitar competitions: in Germany, Austria, Estonia, Slovakia, Italy, Greece, Croatia, Liechtenstein, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia.
Ema Kapor is promoted by the association Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now – Cologne.
- Manuel Maria Ponce – Sonata III: Allegro moderato, Chanson, Allegro non troppo
- Domenico Scarlatti – Sonata K. 213
- Johann Kaspar Mertz – Elegie
Marcin Kuzniar was born in 1992 in Krakow, Poland. finished the postgraduate studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Graz in 2020 in the class of Prof. Paolo Pegoraro. Before, in 2016, he graduated with distinction from the Academy of Music in Katowice in the class of Prof. Alina Gruszka and Marcin Dylla. He is a laureate of over 40 prizes at international guitar competitions in Austria, Croatia, Germany, Italy, Montenegro, Poland, Spain, Serbia, Ukraine, USA.
- J. S. Bach (arr. P. Pegoraro) – Allemande & Courante from 2nd Cello Suite BWV 1008
- M. M. Ponce – Sonata III
- A. Gilardino – Etude No. 12 %22Omaggio a Sergej Prokofiev%22 from Studi di virtuosita e di trascendenza
Io Yamada was born in Japan in 1995. After his studies in his home country, he studied in Austria with Professor Alvaro Pierri at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna from 2018-2020, and in Germany with Professor Ricardo Gallén at the Liszt Ferenc University of Music in Weimar from 2020-2021. Between 2008 and 2021, he won seven first prizes and several other prizes at International Guitar Competitions.
- G. Regondi – Introduction et Caprice L.
- Brouwer – Sonata No.2 %22Sonata del Caminante%22