Gitaristenpodium Groningen, one of the most renowned classical guitar series in the country was run uninterruptedly between 1993-2013. Organising concerts of classical guitar crème de la crème and impeccable organisation attracted audiences from all over the Netherlands that helped to ensure an international prominence of Gitaristenpodium Groningen. After 5 very long years, Dutch Guitar Foundation is pleased to have brought back beloved GPG series to the classical guitar community in 2018. Season 2019/2020 features the up and coming star of this century, Thibaut Garcia, all-time prize winner, eccentric Ukrainian Marko Topchii and incredibly profound and humble Finnish, Otto Tolonen.
It’s going to be an exciting and varied season and we warmly suggest getting your tickets on time!
1st of November 2019
Thibaut Garcia, the Franco-Spanish guitarist, was born in 1994 in Toulouse, where he began learning the guitar at the age of seven. He then won the guitar prize in the class of Paul Ferret. At the age of 16, he was admitted to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, in Olivier Chassain’s class, while at the same time benefiting from the guidance of Judicaël Perroy. ( read more..)
27th of March 2020
Marko Topchii born in 1991 in Kyiv (Ukraine) to a musical family, he started to play the guitar with Volodymyr Homenyuk when he was four and graduated at the Kharkiv Conservatory under Volodymyr Dotsenko, an Honoured Artist of Ukraine, at the age of 21, continuing with a three-year postgraduate programme at the Kyiv Tchaikovsky Music Academy with Yuri Aleksik, Honoured Artist of Ukraine. ( read more.. )
8th of May 2020
Otto Tolonen is one of the most versatile and active classical guitarists of his generation. He is an artist who is constantly looking for new repertoire and experimenting with new concert forms and techniques. His career took off when he won top prizes in 20 international guitar competitions between 1995 and 2009. (read more..)