“… Nejc Kuhar’s
compositions have a strong personality and he plays them excellent.
“… Kuhar's composition can be easily compared to the works of great
The international prizes, glowing reviews (Classical Guitar Magazine,
Delo newspaper…) and the very response of the audience at home and
abroad all point to an artist in the round, successfully negotiating
the joined path of composition and interpretation.
Nejc Kuhar started to study guitar in Ljubljana (Slovenia), he is
finishing his Masters degree in guitar at Vienna University of Music
and Performing Arts with prof. Alvaro Pierri and he finished his
Masters degree in composition with Dr. Reiner Bishof and prof.
Christian Minkowitsch at Konservatorium Wien, Privatuniversität.
Nejc’s compositions are published by the renowned publishing houses,
such as Berben (Italy) and Les Production d'Oz (Canada). Recently the
Publishing and Record Label of the RTV Slovenia has released Nejc
Kuhar CD "String modulations" with his music for guitar played by Mak
Grgić with some of the finest Slovenian musicians of the young
generation. Since 2008 he is a scholarship holder of Slovenian
Culture Ministry and since 2011 of Gallus Foundation.
As a guitarist, he won numerous prizes: 1st prizes on TEMSIG and
Primož Ramovš competition (Slovenia), 2nd prize on Gorizia guitar
competition, 2nd prize on Vibo Valetia guitar competition (Italy),
2nd prize on World Guitar Competition for composers and guitarists in
Serbia, 3rd prize on Berlin guitar competition… In 2012 Nejc was also
chosen out of 164 competitors to compete in the final of the 23rd
Haverhill Sinfonia Soloist Competition in England, as the only
classical guitarist in history.
His composition Six Miniatures, for each season one has won him 1st
prizes at two international competitions. In 2009, his ensemble piece
was awarded 3rd prize at the prestigious Gustav Mahler Competition in
Austria. In 2010 the composition Svašta for double bass solo got the
1st Prize at the Recital Music Composition Competition in England and
was also awarded an 'Honorable Mention' in the 2010 ISB Composition
Contest in USA. His piece Concerto for Timpani and Percussion
Ensemble was awarded 3rd Prize in Moscow (from almost 200
compositions) and 2nd Prize on Fidelio Competition in Vienna; in May
2011 the same piece was preformed in Vienna Musikverein and will be
repeated in 2013 in Konzerthaus.
Nejc is regularly giving solo and chamber concerts, as well as
lectures on international guitar festivals (Forum Wien, Goriza,
Sarajevo guitar festival…). His concerts are given a very special
charm and uniqueness by dint of his interpretations of his own