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Jury members

 

 

Laurent BoutrosLAURENT BOUTROS

Laurent Boutros was born in 1964 in Maisons-Alfort , near Paris. While still young 
he attracted to music from oral traditions, and became interested in Flamenco, 
then popular Brazilian and Argentinian music, final folowing the music through 
to his origins.

Then in 1997 he began to travel through Europe, making several tours in Turkey, Armenia, Maroc, Hungary, Montenegro, Switzerland and Cuba. As a guitarist he enjoys playing with others, and has performed with the jazz bass- player Renaud Garcia Fons, the Iranian Percussionist Bijane Chemirani and the Indian musician Ikram Khan.

In 2003, Laurent Boutros formed in own trio, with F. Ziouani on the cello 
and F. Thiant on the accordeon.

In 2004, upon request by the Pompidou Center Museum, he composed a pièce for guitar about Joan MIRO painting « Carnaval d’Arlequin ». Last but not least he is the director of the festival « Nuits musicales de Cieux », in the Limousin departement, which is centred around the guitar. Here several different styles rub shoulders, including world music, jazz and classical.

In 2007, his last CD is available « A guitar in Armenia » around his own compositions. This Year Laurent Boutros make several tours in Cuba ( invited by « The Instituto Superior del Arte » and Venezuela ( Festival internacional de guitarra de Choroni).

Laurent Boutros was born in 1964 in Maisons-Alfort , near Paris. While still young 
he attracted to music from oral traditions, and became interested in Flamenco, 
then popular Brazilian and Argentinian music, final folowing the music through 
to his origins.

Then in 1997 he began to travel through Europe, making several tours in Turkey, Armenia, Maroc, Hungary, Montenegro, Switzerland and Cuba. As a guitarist he enjoys playing with others, and has performed with the jazz bass- player Renaud Garcia Fons, the Iranian Percussionist Bijane Chemirani and the Indian musician Ikram Khan.

In 2003, Laurent Boutros formed in own trio, with F. Ziouani on the cello 
and F. Thiant on the accordeon.

In 2004, upon request by the Pompidou Center Museum, he composed a pièce for guitar about Joan MIRO painting « Carnaval d’Arlequin ». Last, but not least he is the director of the festival « Nuits musicales de Cieux », in the Limousin departement, which is centred around the guitar. Here several different styles rub shoulders, including world music, jazz and classical.

In 2007, his last CD is available « A guitar in Armenia » around his own compositions. This Year Laurent Boutros make several tours in Cuba ( invited by « The Instituto Superior del Arte » and Venezuela (Festival internacional de guitarra de Choroni).

 

JOAQUÍN CLERCH

The Cuban guitarist Joaquín Clerch was born in Havana. He studied guitar, music and composition in Havana, graduating from the Art University of Havana in 1989.

In 1990, Joaquín Clerch continued his studies at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Austria. Here he studied guitar with Eliot Fisk and Early Music with Anthony Spiri and Nikolaus Harnoncourt He graduated with distinction in Salzburg in 1991 and was awarded the prize for extraordinary artistic achievement by the Austrian ministry of science and research.

Joaquín Clerch has won many important guitar competitions, such as the Andres Segovia competition in Granada, the Heitor Villa-Lobos competition in Rio de Janeiro, Printemps de la Guitare in Brussels and the ARD competition in Munich.

He has played in many cities and prestigious concert halls the world over, e.g. Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Palacio de la Música (Barcelona), Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie (Brussels), Alte Oper (Frankfurt), Auditorio Manuel de Falla (Granada), Teatro Nacional (Havana), Cemal Resit Rey (Istanbul), Kölner Philharmonie (Cologne), Brucknerhaus (Linz), Auditorio Nacional de Música (Madrid), Münchener Philharmonie (Munich), Radio France (Paris), Beijing Concert Hall (Beijing) and Konzerthaus (Vienna).

Since 1999, Joaquín Clerch has held a professorship of guitar at the Robert Schumann University in Düsseldorf.

 

David Del PuertoDAVID DEL PUERTO

Born in 1964 in Madrid, musically trained in the guitar, disciple of Francisco Guerrero and Luis de Pablo in his native city, David del Puerto emerged very early as one of the most talented composers of his generation. At just 20 his name was on the bill at the Almeida Festival in London and shortly afterwards he was commissioned by Pierre Boulez to write a new work for the Ensemble InterContemporain. Since then, his music has been present at the most important concerts, festivals and seasons in Europe, Japan,  Indonesia, Australia, USA, Canada and Latin America, where it has been performed by ensembles such as the London Symphony, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Nieuw Ensemble, Wisconsin University  Symphony Orchestra, etc...

He has also been intensely active in teaching as guest professor at Universities, Conservatories and courses in Europe and the USA. He is currently professor of Analysis at the Escuela Reina Sofía in Madrid.  David del Puerto’s musical career has been marked by a calm but steadfast search for himself, with no reservations or concessions, which has led him along one of the most original and personal paths in the world of  music today. 

www.daviddelpuerto.com

 

Kyuhee ParkKYUHEE PARK

Kyuhee Park was born in Incheon city, South  Korea, in 1985. She started studying guitar when she was 3 years old. She won the 1st prize in “youth” of the National Korean Guitar Competition at 9 years old. In 2004, she started to study in the Tokyo College of Music. She participated in an opera-tour which was conducted by Maestro Seiji Ozawa. She was taught by Shin-ichi Fukuda and Kiyoshi Shomura who are Japanese leading classical guitarists. Nowadays, she is studying in Vienna Music University with Alvaro Pierri.

Kyuhee Park has got many prizes in various competitions as below:

  • 2005  Korean guitar music competition 1st prize.

  • 2007  Heinsberg international guitar competition 1st prize and audience prize

  • 2008  Printemps de la Guitare international competition 1st prize (She is the 1st prize winner as female and also as Asian in this competition history), Koblenz international guitar competition 2nd prize

  • 2010  Agustin Barrios International Guitar Competition 1st prize.

  • 2012  Alhambra International Guitar Competition 1st prize and audience prize.

Kyuhee Park took part in the “Guitar Festa” in Hakuju Hall, Tokyo, 2009. Her performance was highly acclaimed and she gathered broad attention. She made her CD debut with “Sueño” from FONTEC in Japan in 2010 and released “Sonata Noir” in 2012. Both CDs have highly acclaimed and more over the sales are extraordinary among the classical guitar world.

 

Wolfgang WeigelWOLFGANG WEIGEL

Wolfgang Weigel (Germany). Began studying in the Higher Schools of Music in Saarbrücken and Lübeck when he was 16. In 1974, he completed his studies and was qualified as an artist and teacher of music. He studied with the eminent teacher. Karl Scheit in Vienna. His concert tours as a soloist, with orchestra and chamber music groups, have taken him through every country in Europe, U.S., Latin America and Canada, performing at important international festivals. Weigel is a very skilled guitarist in the interpretation of contemporary music for guitar. He has released a multitude of woks from international composers, and feels a special predilection for Spanish music of our time.