In tough international competition, both Ho Yan Kok and Hedvika Švendová have previously won the Uppsala International Guitar Festival's Young Talents competition. Now they take place again on stage in Uppsala Concert & Congress, but now as soloists in their own power.

At their concerts Ho Yan Kok has demonstrated an outstanding ability to communicate his repertoire, ranging from John Dowland and Bach, to newly written music, with strong performing arts and phenomenal game technology. She is from Norway but is currently living in Cologne, Germany. After initial studies at the Norwegian Music School in Oslo for Professor Erik Stenstavold, she continued her studies for Professor Alexander Sergei Ramirez at Robert Schuman College for Music and Dance in Cologne. In addition to the win of Young Talents, Ho Yan Kok has also won the first prize in Hong Kong's international guitar competition and was awarded the Jörgen Rörby scholarship.

Croatian Hedvika Švendová started playing the guitar at the age of four and immediately demonstrated his exceptional talent. With its dazzlingly elegant technology and classical repertoire, she enchantes her ever-growing audience and is also invited to many of Europe's premier festivals. Švendová has also been acclaimed for his interpretation of the Italian giant Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco's first guitar concert, which she presented with the Bohemian Philharmonic.

Hedvika Švendová, studied at the Conservatory of Pardubice, has been awarded a series of awards, including promising young talent of Czech television, and won first prizes in competitions such as Forum Guitar Vienna, International Guitar Festival in Rust, also in Austria, and Anna Amalia competition in German Weimar.

Music genre   Classical
Sunday Oct 15 at 1 pm
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