Artists, Teachers & Jury members 2021

 

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Prof. JOHANNES MONNO

 

The combination of artistic, academic and pedagogical work is prof. Monno's central concern . His exploration of the instrumental range and stylistics of the various epochs has resulted in five CD productions and various publications to date. In addition to chamber music projects with artists such as Wilfried Jochens, Ingo Goritzki, Olaf Van Gonnissen, Thomas Müller-Pering, Kolja Lessing, the Ensemble Rilegato and the Trio Gremonda, in the last few years Johannes Monno has also made a name for himself with thematically refined solo programmes. He was appointed to the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Stuttgart in 2004.

He is the founder and artistic director of the SICG Festival.

Prof. Johannes Monno

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GORAN KRIVOKAPIĆ

 

Der montenegrinische Gitarrist Goran Krivokapić studierte u.a. an der Fakultät für Musikkunst in Belgrad, bei Hubert Käppel an der Musikhochschule Köln und bei Carlo Marchione in Maastricht. Der Gewinn mehrerer hochkarätiger Wettbewerbe, u. a. 2004 den der Guitar Foundation of America, waren der Beginn einer beeindruckenden Karriere, die in regelmäßig zu Konzerten auf allen Kontinenten führt.
Krivokapić ist ebenso ein gefragter Dozent und Jury-Mitglied bei internationalen Gitarrenfestivals und Wettbewerben. Seine Einspielungen werden in Fachzeitschriften hoch gelobt, sowohl als Solist als auch im Montenegrin Guitar Duo zusammen mit Danijel Cerović.
2018 wurde Krivokapić zum Prof. an die Musikhochschule Wuppertel berufen. Ebenso leitet er eine Gitarrenklasse am Prins Claus Conservatorium in Groningen (Niederlande) und an der Musikhochschule Detmold.
Ein besonderes Anliegen ist ihm das Projekt "Rhapsody in School", einer Outreach-Initiative von Lars Vogt, die sich dafür einsetzt, klassische Musik in den Schul-Unterricht zu bringen.

Goran Krivokapić

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FRANÇOIS-XAVIER DANGREMONT

 

François-Xavier Dangremont began playing guitar at the age of 10 at the Le Mans Conservatory in Brigitte Palisson's class, with whom he obtained his Diplôme d'étude musicale (DEM). After having followed a specialized course with Tania Chagnot at Hay-les-Roses, he entered Judicael Perroy's class at the pôle d'enseignement supérieur de Lille (ESMD). In 2017, he obtained his diplomas in musicology, performance (DNSPM) and pedagogy (DE). He now teaches at the Conservatoire de Chaville (92370).
Eager to develop as an interpreter, he participated and won several international competitions: 1st prize at the Carry-le-Rouet 2017 international competition (France), 1st prize at the Coria 2018 international concert (Spain), 2nd prize at the Amarante 2018 international competition (Portugal), 2nd prize at the Vienna international competition (Austria) 3rd prize at the Koblenz international competition (Germany), and also 3rd prize at the Alberto Ponce international competition (France).

François-Xavier Dangremont

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DUO GOLZDANILOV

 

MWith great emotion and technical brilliance, the two young artists Sören Alexander Golz and Ivan Danilov demonstrate the versatility of two classical guitars at the highest level. In addition to numerous competition successes and international engagements, e.g. in Brussels, Chongqing (China), Guayaquil (Ecuador), Paris and Vienna, the Kulturförderpreis of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia in 2017 and the Enno and Christa Springmann Foundation Prize 2019 also confirmed that the wordless unity and virtuoso interaction of the two guitarists are unique. At the age of 14 both guitarists began studying with Prof. Alfred Eickholt and Prof. Gerhard Reichenbach at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln/Wuppertal. Their initial studies were accompanied by numerous concerts and competition successes, including the most important international youth competition for guitar "Andrés Segovia" of the European Guitar Teachers Association (EGTA).

GOLZDANILOV(c)Matthias Wolfering

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IGOR KLOKOV

Igor Klokov was born in 1994 in Yeletz, 350 km southeast of Moscow, where he received his basic musical education. After completing his bachelor's degree at the Janaček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno (Czech Republic) with Vladislav Bláha, he completed his education in Germany, first at the Koblenz International Guitar Academy and then in the master's degree programme in guitar at the Hochschule für Musik of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in the class of Prof. Hubert Käppel. In addition, he attended master classes by David Russell, Alvaro Pierri, Judicaël Perroy and Zoran Dukić.

Igor Klokov

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Prof. ALEXANDER-SERGEI RAMIREZ

 

Alexander-Sergei Ramírez was born in Lima, Perú into a family of artists. After studying guitar with Prof. Maritta Kersting, he continued his studies in Alcoy (Spain) with José-Luis González, a student of Andrés Segovia, and with Pepe Romero in San-Diego, USA. Since winning a first prize at the International Guitar Competition "Alhambra", Ramírez has performed worldwide as a soloist, chamber musician and with orchestras. Important stations were performances at the Salzburger Festspiele, the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival and the Rheingau Musikfestival, among others. Numerous CD recordings document his versatile artistic work. The editor and critic Matanya Ophee wrote about his recording "Confesión", released by Deutsche Grammophon: "...the most fascinating 75 minutes I have ever heard". Ramirez, professor at the Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf, is a regular guest at international guitar festivals, conducts master classes worldwide and serves on the juries of international guitar competitions, as he did this year as chairman at the SICG competition.

Alexander-Sergei Ramríez

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Prof. GEORG SCHMITZ

 

Georg Schmitz studied at the Peter Cornelius Conservatory (guitar/piano) and at the Johannes Gutenberg University (musicology, philosophy, history) before completing his studies in Mainz with the private music teacher's examination at the music department. Study visits to Poland, Hungary and France complemented his musical education. At the music school of the city of Koblenz, Georg Schmitz built up the departments of plucked instruments/guitar academy, rock/pop/jazz and study preparation/theory, respectively, as head of department and teacher. Under his direction, the Koblenz International Pfingstseminar, which he founded, has developed into one of the leading institutions of its kind in the world as the Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy. The combination of festival activities and study programmes is carried out in cooperation with the Hochschule für Musik Mainz. Georg Schmitz is regularly invited to international guitar festivals as a lecturer and juror. He has published numerous works as a composer and arranger. In 2020, he was appointed honorary professor at the Mainz University of Music for his achievements regarding the master's degree programme in guitar.

Georg Schmitz

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Prof. JINHEE KIM

 

Born in 1992 in Seoul, Korea, Jinhee Kim drew attention to her performances at the age of eighteen when she won the "Adelaide International Guitar Competition" in Australia. In 2014 she came to Europe to cover her wide range of interests with Master's degrees in performance and pedagogy with Prof. Pablo Márquez at the Hochschule für Musik in Basel, the variant instrument in historical context with Peter Croton at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, music physiology at the Hochschule der Künste in Zurich and most recently she finished the concert exam studies with Prof. Hampel at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg. During her studies she received numerous prizes at international guitar competitions. In addition to her solo concert activities, she is currently a member of the contemporary ensembles HOAX-Quartett in Basel and ÉRMA-Ensemble in Cologne. In April 2021 she was appointed professor at the Musikhochschule Trossingen. At this year's SICG Festival, she is a member of the competition jury.

Jinhee Kim

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PETER GRANEIS

 

Born in Stuttgart, Germany, Peter Graneis received his first guitar lessons at the age of 9. As a young student he began his studies with Professor Johannes Monno at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Stuttgart, Germany, where he later completed his Bachelor of Music degree with distinction, as well as subsequently his Master's studies with Prof. Dukić at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya in Barcelona and at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. Peter Graneis is a prize winner and finalist of numerous international guitar competitions, he holds a scholarship of Yehudi Menuhin's Live Music Now Foundation and of the renowned German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). He attended master classes with renowned guitarists such as Carlo Marchione, Judicaël Perroy, Laura Young and Thomas Müller-Pering. Graneis has performed regularly, including 2018/19 as a "Eurostrings Artist" at guitar festivals throughout Europe. Now he is returning to the Musikhochschule Stuttgart to participate in the SICG Festival as a lecturer and jury member.

Peter_Graneis(c)Steffen_Brunner

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JÖRG HOLZMANN

 

Jörg Holzmann first studied classical guitar at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Stuttgart, where he both graduated from the artistic and pedagogical courses with the highest marks. He then was active in solo and chamber music, worked as a guitar teacher at several music schools, intensified his studies in composition and successfully took part in international guitar competitions, winning prizes at important festivals in Spain, India, Korea and the USA. From 2017 to 2021 he studied musicology, literature and art history in Stuttgart, Halle (Saale) and Leipzig, his master's thesis dealing with piano rolls recorded by women. At the same time, he was employed at the Musical Instruments Museum Leipzig. In 2020 he become research assistant at the Bern University of the Arts, in the “Historical Embodiment” project under the direction of Professor Kai Köpp, where he is writing his PhD on the evaluation of musicological benefits gained from early film documents.

FOTO JÖRG HOLZMANN

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TILLMANN REINBECK

 

Tillmann Reinbeck studied with Luis Martin Diego and Michael Hampel at the Musikhochschule in Trossingen, as well as with José Tomás in Alicante. In 2003 he completed his concert exam with Olaf Van Gonnissen with distinction. Following international competition successes, he has performed worldwide. He teaches at the State Colleges of Music in Stuttgart and Trossingen. In 2002 the critically acclaimed CD "Invocación y Danza" was released by Acoustic Music Records. Since 2005 Tillmann Reinbeck has been a lecturer for guitar at the staatliche Hochschulen für Musik in Stuttgart and Trossingen. He is a competent and conscientious teacher, active as a soloist and is a member of innovative chamber music projects, e.g. the Aleph Guitar Quartet. In 2019, Tillmann Reinbeck was appointed professor at the Musikhochschule Stuttgart.

Tillmann Reinbeck

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MATEUS DELA FONTE

 

Mateus Dela Fonte has won numerous guitar competitions. He studied in Salvador (Brazil), Barcelona, Madrid and Stuttgart with Mario Ulloa, Àlex Garrobé and Johannes Monno, among others. Concerts have taken him to various countries in Europe and Latin America. As a soloist, chamber musician, lecturer and juror, he has been a guest at festivals such as the International Guitar Festival Mikulov (Czech Republic), the International Guitar Festival Balatonfüred (Hungary) and the International Guitar Festival Guitarmania (Portugal). His second CD "Paisagem Brasileira - Brazilian Landscape" was released in 2013 and is dedicated to the music of his homeland - especially to the Brazilian instrumental style Choro. Part of the CD was recorded as a duo with Vítor Diniz. In the winter semester 2013/14, Mateus Dela Fonte received a teaching assignment for guitar with a focus on chamber music at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Stuttgart.

Mateus Dela Fonte

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KATRIN KLINGEBERG

 

Katrin Klingeberg began her studies as a student at the Musikhochschule Stuttgart with Ihsan Turnagöl, followed by studies at the Musikhochschulen Hannover, Lucerne and Weimar. Most recently she studied in the concert class of Prof. Thomas Müller-Pering at the Musikhochschule Franz Liszt in Weimar and completed her concert exam in 2014. At the same time, she completed a master's degree and subsequent concert exam in chamber music with her partner Sebastián Montes at the Stuttgart University of Music and Performing Arts, taught by the renowned Kaltchev Guitar Duo. After winning numerous first prizes at international competitions, the Klingeberg-Montes guitar duo is one of the most sought-after guitar duos in the international guitar scene. Katrin Klingeberg has performed successfully in many countries in Europe and South America, as well as in Japan and the USA. She is regularly invited to festivals and competitions as a lecturer for master classes and as a jury member . Since 2015, Katrin Klingeberg and Sebastián Montes have been the artistic directors of the International Guitar Festival Nürtingen, one of the most important guitar festivals in Europe. Since 2016, Katrin Klingeberg has held a teaching position at the Musikhochschule Stuttgart.

Katrin Klingeberg

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