Alexis Vallejos / Double top 2016
He is artist has won major awards at national and international level, among which the first prize, awarded unanimously, in the XXI International Guitar Competition "Andres Segovia" in Linares, Spain. He has also been awarded in 2008 Musicampus Classical Guitar (Cordoba, Argentina); in the XI Festival Guitar "Ciutat d'Elx" 2009 (Valencia, Spain); International Guitar Competition "Comarca del Condado" 2013 (Jaen, Spain); the IX Festival Guitar "Norba Caesarina" 2010 (Caceres, Spain); and the XI Festival Internazionale Dell 'Adriatic 2010 (Pescara, Italy), where he received the award for Best Performer Italian Music, among others.
Song-Ou Lee / Double top special 2016
Lee Song-Ou has won several prizes as a guitarist in South Korea. In 2002, Lee Song-Ou was nominated “Artist of the Year“ by KBS Broadcasting, which is South Koreas leading radio and television broadcaster.
He is currently Guest Professor at the Senyang(China) and also teaches at the Korean National University of Arts in Seoul.
Pursuing an active concert schedule, Lee Song-Ou performs as a soloist, in duo with guitarist Oliver Fartach-Naini, with Korea violinist Professor Sung-Ju Lee and in various other chamber music settings. Radio and television recordings, master classes, festival appearances and concerts have taken him through Europe, Asia and Australia.
A graduate of the University of the Arts in Berlin with Laurie Randolph, Lee Song-Ou has participated in many international master classes, including among others Abel Carlevaro and Nigel North.
Song-Ou’s latest passion is perfecting his skills as a balance engineer and music producer(Pann music Records), a new-found role in which he enjoys fostering young talent.
JangHeum Bae / Double top 2016
The most popular and famouse guitarist in Korea.
A guitarist, Bae Jang-Heum who was regarded as an exceptional guitarist with many talent by David Russel and a true musician by Roland Dyens receives attention as a representative young musician in Korea.
He mastered the guitar at Korea National University of Arts(KNUA) and won the first prize in the Korea Guitar Association competition and Daejeon Newspaper competition. Also he has given dozen of guitar recital and invited to hundreds of performances.
He has played with KNUA Simphony, Suwon Philharmonic Orchestra, Jeju Chamber Orchestra, Gyeongbuk Philharmonic Orchestra, Eurasian Philharmonic Orchestra, Hungary national Simphony, Rodrigo Festival Orchestra, Romanian National Radio Orchestra, (Romanian Iasi State Philharmonic Orchestra, Romanian Satu Mare State Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladivostok Philharmonic Orchestra, Gwangjin Simphony, Janacek String Quartet, and New Zealand String Quartet. Also he took part in composition, playing, and arrangement of various movies and dramas, such as Christmas in August, An Affair, Nowhere yp Hide, Bank Attack, Star's Lover, and Fried.
Since 2002 he has annually given project performance at Recital Hall of Seoul Art Center. On the official visitation of the president of Ireland at the year 2005, he was invited by Cheongwadea, the Korea presidential residence of which he performed at reception hall. From 2006 to the present. Vladivostok Cultural Exchange Center and Pushkin Theatre invited him to have performance at Vladivostok, Nakhodka, and Kharovsk and he has been active in various occasions in Russia, such as International Master Class and International Guitar Festival. Also he was invited for performance at Ibaraki Guitar Festival, Daejeon International Guitar Festival, Goyang International Guitar Festival, Jecheon International Music & Film Festival.
He has recently been working in various fields of activity: Director of Korea Guitar Association, Art Director of Vladivostok International Guitar Festival and Goyang International Guitar Festival , as well as a panel of international competition and a visiting professor.
Fabian Freesen/ Limited 2012
Fabian Freesen was born in Mönchengladbach in 1984. At the age of 7 he began his musical training with the main subject "classical guitar" at the Städtisches Musikschule Mönchengladbach.
In 2004, he began his music studies at the Conservatory Maastricht at the internationally renowned Prof. Carlo Marchione, which he completed in 2008 with the "Bachelor of Music", with a teaching diploma. In 2010 he finished his studies "Master of Music", also with Prof. Marchione.
Fabian Freesen has already received several international awards:
1st Prize Axis International Guitar Competition, Netherlands 2010
2nd place Daejeon International Guitar Competition, South Korea 2012
2nd place International Guitar Competition Guitarmania, Portugal 2008
2nd place International Guitar Competition Veria, Greece 2010
2nd place International Guitar Competition Nürtingen, Germany and 2012
3rd place International Guitar Competition Iserlohn, Germany 2010
His concerts have already taken him to Italy, Portugal, Greece, the Netherlands, Lithuania, Russia, Israel, India, South Korea and the USA.
On 27.04.13 he is guest in the TIG, u.a. With works by Mertz, Turina, Tedesco, Tarrega, Iannarelli and De Lucia.
Guitar duo polypony / Doubletop 2016
Guitarist Seung-Wan Seo and Kim Kyung-tae were formed in 2005.
Polyphony originally meant polyphony, and it was decided in the name of the team to pursue a more stereoscopic musical expression that was difficult to express as a solo.
Polyphony Guitar Duo is a classical guitar duo that crosses many genres of music such as classical, film music, Korean classical music, and South American music. It also plays various guitar festivals and broadcasting stations and participates in fringe of various international music festivals.
In particular, he has been selected as a Rising Star by participating in Tongyoung Yoon Sang International Music Festival Fringe. In 2011, he released his first album "Song of Polyphony".
They are always interested in new music and always try to change in consistency. Sometimes, with images, sometimes with different performances, we want to reach out to the general public by expressing the music with the colorful feeling of polyphony.
Guitar duo VITO
Seongjun Lee / Antonio Marin Montero
An accomplished guitarist, Sung Jun Lee began studying the instrument at the age of eleven and soon won many competitions. Among his many awards and prizes, he has gained top prizes in competitions held by the Korea Guitar Association Competition and the Korean Baroque Chamber Orchestra.
Lee gives more than fifty recitals a year. His performances have been broadcast by KBS (Korean Broadcasting System) and he has performed in musicals and operas such as While You Were Sleeping and The Barber of Seville. He was invited as a guest guitarist for the ICon Arts Contemporary Music Festival in Romania. He is a member of the Gran Guitar Duo (with his sister, Soo Jin Lee), Quintet, and Ensemble, as well as La Mer et L’lle.
Lee studied with Namjoong Kim, Sung Jin Kim, and Byeong Woo Lee, graduating from Seoul National University. He has kept developing his musical talent by attending various musical festivals and master classes, such as ones by Roberto Aussel, Reinbert Evers, and Emmanuel Segre.
Soojin Lee / Hongsik Uhm Double top special 2016
Renowned for her artistic versatility, Soo Jin Lee is one of the most outstanding young Korean guitarists. Ms. Lee’s extraordinary musical talent was discovered in childhood. At the age of nine, she started studying the guitar with Namjoong Kim and the same year won first prize in the Korea Guitar Association Competition (Grades 1–3). The next year, she was awarded another first prize (Grades 4–6), then became the youngest first-prize winner of the Korea Guitar Association Competition (Adult Section) at the age of eleven. In 2002, she debuted in the Kumho Prodigy Concert, which is supported by the Kumho Asiana Cultural Foundation, and was invited as a guest artist for concerts by the Korea Guitar Association and Korea University Classical Guitar Association.
Ms. Lee studied the guitar at Seoul National University with Byeong Woo Lee and Sung Jin Kim, double majoring in Aesthetics to gain a thorough understanding of the arts. While at SNU, she was selected as a soloist for the string ensemble concert and for the Fall in Guitar Ensemble. As a chamber musician as well as a concert guitarist, she has given recitals as half of the Gran Guitar Duo (with her brother, Seong Jun Lee) and as a member of Botticelli, the only female guitar quartet in Korea.