About Gitaristenpodium Zwolle
The Dutch Guitar Foundation aims to promote the classical guitar throughout the Netherlands, our slogan is ‘Spread Some Guitar Love’ for a reason! For this reason, we are proud to give the concert series in Zwolle a third season! Once again this year, up-and-coming talents on the guitar will be heard in this beautiful city. Last season, we heard acclaimed guitarists Jack Hancher, Vojin Kocic and Kristina Vårlid.
This year, three new guitar concerts will take place where the young talents of the classical guitar world will take the audience by storm with enchantment. Besides a solo recital by the Portuguese Francisco Luis, known among other things from his spectacular participation in the Groningen guitar competition, and a double concert with top students of the Groningen conservatory Andreas Fosshaug & Dylan Prentner, we will have a duo in the series for the first time: The Macedonian Duo Denicija! Once again, all concerts in this series will take place at the Theodora Chapel in Zwolle.
Buy your tickets soon and look forward to a great season of exciting guitar music in the heart of Zwolle!
26th of January 2024
Francisco Luís, born on July 22nd, 1998, in Caldas da Rainha, is an internationally recognized artist who has won over 30 prestigious awards. Widely regarded as one of the most talented artists of his generation, Francisco began his musical journey at the age of 10 at the Conservatory of Caldas da Rainha under the guidance of Professor Luís Roldão.
His performances have captivated audiences from diverse backgrounds, showcasing his remarkable skill and profound interpretations. Francisco’s repertoire incorporates a wide range of styles, featuring innovative elements like classical improvisation, his own compositions, and unique arrangements. With his dynamic and fresh approach to music, he has left a lasting impression on countless listeners worldwide.
5th of April 2024
Macedonian Anastasija Mileska and Aleksandar Andrijevski have been performing as Duo Denicija since 2018. In the same year, the duo won the first prize at the international competition “Ida Presti” in Hungary. Both had already won several major prizes as soloists at that time. Anastasija and Aleksandar completed their individual bachelor and master studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne where, as a duo, they continued to complete a master’s degree in chamber music. The duo has given concerts at various international festivals in recent years. Their varied repertoire includes compositions by such greats as Bach and de Falla as well as works by contemporary composers.
Dylan Prentner & Andreas Fosshaug
7th of June 2024
Andreas Fosshaug and Dylan Prentner are two of the rising talents of the Guitar in the Netherlands. Currently both studying with Kristina Vårlid, these two players aspire to push the boundaries of the classical guitar. They share a large sum of awards between them, among which both having won the youth category of the Antwerpen Guitar Festival and having been finalists in the Grachtenfestival Concours. Apart from being soloists, Andreas and Dylan also play together as a duo. Combining their solo and duo repertoire allows them to showcase the unique marriage between their equally strong personalities.