Guitarist and composer Brian Head chairs the classical guitar program at the USC Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles, California, where is also the Assistant Dean for Academic Programs. He has subsequently received several honors as a teacher including the Thornton School’s highest faculty honor, the Simon Ramo Faculty Award. Brian Head is currently an Artistic Director of the Guitar Foundation of America.
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As a composer, guitarist and performer of his own works he is a winner of many national and international competitions. Among others, he has won the European guitar competition »Enrico Mercatali« (Italy), the »Guitar Art Summer Fest« international competition (Montenegro) and the »Temsig« national competition (Slovenia).

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In the last 5 years he won more than 40 prizes in many international competitions.
As a recognition of his artistic merit, in 2013 he received the “Golden guitar award” for the best up-and-coming guitarist of the year at the 18th International Guitar Convention “Pittaluga” held in Alessandria.  >>> ...
He has won 1st prize at the 15th Enrico Mercatali Competition and at the 10th Oberhausen Guitar Competition as well as the 2nd prize at the 11th J. K. Mertz Competition.   >>> ...
Since 2006 he is teaching at the Music Academy of University of Sarajevo. His students have gained worldwide attention with their successes at international competitions and concerts throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina and abroad.
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Paolo Pegoraro is considered today one of the most renowned teachers and interpreters of his instrument. Elected in 2003 “Best guitarist of the year” by the readers of the magazine Guitart, both the critics as recognized figures of the music world appreciate in Paolo Pegoraro an uncommon depth and artistic sensibility.   >>> ...
Andrej Grafenauer (1958) started the study of guitar under professor Tomaž Šegula in Ljubljana and continued on High school for Music in Graz (Austria), where he graduated in the class of professor Marga Bäuml-Klasinc. He perfected his knowledge under professor Abel Carlevaro, the famous guitar virtuoso from Uruguay.  >>> ...
István Römer was born in Zagreb, Croatia in 1962. He studied the guitar with Marga Bäuml - Klasinc at the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Graz, Austria and with Darko Petrinjak at the Zagreb Academy of Music  >>> ...
The Hungarian guitarist-composer Dávid Pavlovits began to play the guitar at the age of 17. He played the guitar only three years when he has won a prize at an international guitar competition (Zory, Poland).  >>> ...
Jure Cerkovnik (Slovenia, 1990) is a young Slovenian classical guitarist. He graduated in 2013 from Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna (Austria) in class of prof. Alvaro Pierri. In his class, two years later, he also finished his master studies.   >>> ...
“… Nejc Kuhar’s compositions have a strong personality and he plays them excellent. Bravo.”
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Anton Črnugelj studied guitar at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana, first with Andrej Grafenauer and later with Tomaž Rajterič. During his studies he had lessons with renowned teachers, such as István Römer, Jordi Codina, Konrad Ragossnig, David Russell and Costas Cotsiolis.  >>> ...