About Gitaristenpodium Zwolle
It is always our goal as the Dutch Guitar Foundation to spread some guitar love, that is why we are proud to announce a second season of the Gitaristenpodium Zwolle! Through performances from international masters of the instrument, these concerts aim to bring the best music the guitar has to offer to the Netherlands. Last season we heard the acclaimed guitarist Oman Kaminsky and the award-winning Campbell Diamond who both gave a great concert.
This year, three new top guitarists will enter the stage in Zwolle. The opening concert will be played by Jack Hancher and later on in the year Kristina Vårlid will play the second concert and present her new CD to the Dutch audience! In spring none other than the Serbian Vojin Kocic will close the season with a beautiful concert. Once again, all concerts in this series will take place in the Theodora Chapel in Zwolle.
Grab your tickets soon and look forward to an amazing season full of exciting guitar music right in the heart of Zwolle!
28th of October 2022
Described by Gendai Guitar Magazine as a “poet and a painter, colouring sounds out of the guitar as if his imagination and the guitar were one”, Jack Hancher is a rising star of the classical guitar. In 2022, he won the Royal Overseas League Competition Strings Section, which was preceded in 2021 by a tour of several European Guitar Festivals as a EuroStrings Artist. In 2020, Jack won a string of awards at various guitar competitions, including First Prize at both the Zagreb Guitar Festival Competition and the Plovdiv GuitArt Festival Competition and in 2021, he was awarded Second Prize at the Altamira International (read more..)
3rd of February 2023
Thanks to his musicality and expressive playing, virtuosity, guitar music interpretation from the Renaissance to the music created in the 21st century, Vojin Kocić belongs to the very summit of the international guitar scene. Critics call him ‘Maestro of Gentle Tones’ (SRF, Switzerland). He studied in a class of leading professors like prof. Darko Karajic, prof. Srdjan Tosic in Belgrade, and prof. Anders Miolin in Zürich, Switzerland. Vojin was perfecting his playing in 2007, 2010, 2014 and 2015 with Maestro Oscar Ghiglia at “Accademia Chigiana” in Siena, Italy, where he received “Diploma d’Onore” for his artistic (read more…)
14th of April 2023
Kristina Vårlid (b. 1994) from Stavanger, Norway is already an internationally acclaimed classical guitarist after winning several competitions and awards. Among others she got the 1st prize in Antwerpen International Guitar Competition 2017, finalist and winner of the Koblenz International Guitar Academy Award at the Koblenz International Guitar Competition 2018 and finalist in Tokyo International Guitar Competition 2018. She was named the best music student in The Netherlands in 2017 when she won Grachtenfestival Conservatorium concours. In 2018 she became a part of the prestigious (read more…)