The finalists 2015 are selected
Competition for Young Musicians — The International Young Talent Competition — has become an increasingly important element of Uppsala International Guitar Festival. The competition is open to guitarists up to 25 years from all over the world and covers all genres — classical, fingerstyle jazz, rock, etc.
— Never before have so many sought to Young Talents Competition that at this year's festival,
says festival leaders Klaus Pontvik & Stefan Löfvenius. After painstaking jury's work is now seven finalists selected for the final concert Saturday, October 10. After the concert appoints an international jury this year's winners.
The finalists in this year's competition for young talents come from many different countries, representing a variety of genres. Icelandic Gulli Björnsson
is both classical guitarist and composer and is currently studying at the Yale School of Music in the United States. Carlotta Dalia
coming from Italy has won numerous awards for her classical guitar playing and is studying right now for Aniello Desiderio. Nordic Guitar Duo consists of guitarists Alvi Joensen
from Iceland and the German Max Napel
. They met at the Malmö Academy of Music. Together, they have acquired a broad repertoire, but has a particular focus on Latin American music. Swedish Ioannis Theodoridis
currently studying in London for Chris Stell and Carlos Bonell scholarship of Gålöstiftelsen and Helge Ax: son Johnson Foundation. He also gives about 60 concerts annually in churches and concert halls in both Sweden and England. Self taught fingerstyle guitarist Jacky Bastek
from Norway has just finished high school and is currently based in Frankfurt, Germany. Ho Yan Kok
comes from Oslo, and is currently studying at the Academy for Music and Dance in Cologne. Marton Stummer
from Gyor, Hungary, has won several competitions and is active in several genres, both as a teacher and soloist. He has also toured internationally, including in the United States.