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Antoine Guerrero – France

Antoine Guerrero – France

Born in 1996, Antoine Guerrero started his studies in classical guitar at the age of 8 with Argentinian guitarist Rodolfo Lahoz. At the same time, he also developed a strong passion for flamenco...

Georgi Dimitrov-Jojo

Georgi Dimitrov-Jojo

Born in Sofia in 2000, the Bulgarian classical guitarist Georgi Dimitrov - Jojo is in his first year of his Masters of Arts at the Royal Academy of Music London, receiving the prestigious Bicentenary Scholarship. He completed his undergraduate degree with Paolo...

Bozhana Pavlova – Bulgaria/Austria

Bozhana Pavlova – Bulgaria/Austria

Bozhana Pavlova was born in Pleven, Bulgaria. From 2003 to 2008 she studied guitar at the National Music School “Ljubomir Pipkov” in Sofia with Prof. Stolina Dobreva. After that she became a student at...

Teodor Grozdanov-Bulgaria

Teodor Grozdanov-Bulgaria

Teodor Grozdanov was born in 1991 in Etropole and started playing the guitar at age of 14. His first teacher was Simeon Simov. After he graduated from the National School of Finance and Business he attended the National Academy of Music “Prof. Pancho Vladigerov” where...

Svilen Voychev – Bulgaria

Svilen Voychev – Bulgaria

Svilen Voychev is a graduate of NUI "Dobri Hristov" - Varna in Sevdalin Stefanov's guitar class. In the period 2018-2023. obtained the degrees of "Bachelor" and "Master" in the specialty "Classical Guitar" at "HEMU" Vaud, Valais, Freiburg in Switzerland with teacher...

Stephanos Demetriou-Cyprus

Stephanos Demetriou-Cyprus

Stephanos Demetriou was born in the city of Limassol, Cyprus. From an early age, he was inspired by the classical guitar and began to learn on his own as well as with various teachers. Subsequently, he continued his education in Sofia, under Assoc. Dr. Rosen...

Tsvetan Nedyalkov – Bulgaria

Tsvetan Nedyalkov – Bulgaria

Tsvetan Nedyalkov is one of the most popular Bulgarian guitarists. He  studied at “Pancho Vladigerov” Academy of Arts. He started his higher education with classical guitar and finished it with jazz and pop music. There are many awards from our and international...

Stefan Trifan – Romania

Stefan Trifan – Romania

One of the most prominent guitar teachers in Romania, Stefan Trifan, born in the small town of Roman, started playing the violin at age 6. He discovered the classical guitar by the age of 15 and began studying it professionally at the Ionel Țiganus class in the Fine...

Stela Miteva-Dinkova – Bulgaria

Stela Miteva-Dinkova – Bulgaria

Born into a family of musicians, Stela Miteva-Dinkova began studying the guitar with her father, Blagoi Mitev. In 1984, she was accepted in the Music High School, Dobri Hristov, located in Varna...

Rossen Balkanski – Bulgaria

Rossen Balkanski – Bulgaria

Rossen Balkanski was born in 1968. In 1995 he was admitted at the State Academy of Music in Sofia in the guitar class of Emil Saev. He worked as a teacher of guitar at a music school and as a teacher of...

Stolina Dobreva – Bulgaria

Stolina Dobreva – Bulgaria

Stolina Dobreva (Phd) was born in 1970 in Bourgas, Bulgaria. She finished the National School of Music “Lyubomir Pipkov” in Sofia, Bulgaria and graduated guitar and pedagogy in the “Staatliche Hochschule...

Milena Maneva-Valcheva – Bulgaria

Milena Maneva-Valcheva – Bulgaria

  Milena Maneva-Valcheva was born in the city of Dobrich where she completed her secondary education and where she commenced her artistic and teaching career. In the year 1991 she graduated from the...

Sevdalin Stefanov – Bulgaria

Sevdalin Stefanov – Bulgaria

Sevdalin Stefanov was born in 1972 in the town of Dobrich. He started playing the guitar in 1981. After that he studied successively with Trendafil Mihailov from 1983 to 1985; Valentin Valchev from 1985 to 1990 and Lyuben Haralambiev from 1990 to 1992. In the period...

Boyan Doychev Bulgaria

Boyan Doychev Bulgaria

First musical steps at mid school “Marin Drinov” in Stanimir’s Dikov guitar class (Varna). Graduated in national, music school “Dobri Hristov” 1998-2007 in guitar classes of Liuben Haralambiev, Sevdalin...

NINIO – Bulgaria

NINIO – Bulgaria

Born in Sliven, Bulgaria in 1999, Ilin Papazyan comes from a mixed marriage with an Armenian descent from his father's side. Originally, he took up the guitar at the age of 12, but in time his desire...

Hristo Neychev – Bulgaria

Hristo Neychev – Bulgaria

Hristo Neychev was born in 1996. He began his guitar training at the age of 11. In 2019 completed his higher education with a master's degree in NMA "Prof. Pancho Vladigerov ”, specialty“ pop and jazz...

Stanimir Stanimirov – Bulgaria

Stanimir Stanimirov – Bulgaria

Stanimir Stanimirov was born on 1974 in the city of Shumen. He studied guitar with Lyuben Haralambiev in the city of Varna. From 1993 to 1997, he was a student at AMTII, Plovdiv, later - in 2000, he specialized under Prof. Stella Miteva - Dinkova. Participated in...