Gabriel Guillen:

Gabriel Guillen wurde in Maracay, Venezuela geboren. Im Alter von 5 Jahren begann er unter dem uruguayischen Gitarristen Mario Vidalin Gitarre zu lernen. Unter demselben lernte er die Technik Abel Carlevaros und bekam eine Einführung in uruguayische und argentinische Musik. Später lernte Gabriel Guillen unter Jose Gregorio Guanchez. Zwischen 1984 und 1988 nahm er an fast allen venezolanischen Gitarrenfestivals teil und gab Konzerte in über 15 Städten. 1987 gewann er den dritten Preis im Antonio Lauro Wettbewerb und wurde von Rotary International mit dem ersten Preis ausgezeichnet. Zu dieser Zeit nahm er an mehreren Meisterkursen mit Abel Carlevaro, Alfredo del Monaco und Abrahm Abreu teil. Gabriel Guillen nahm 1986 an einer wichtigen Produktion des „Radio-Television Caracas“ mit dem Namen „Clasicos Dominicales“ teil, einem Programm, dass alle wichtigen venezolanischen Künstler dieser Zeit zeigte. 1988 erhielt er dann ein Stipendium für ein Studium in Europa und zog noch im selben Jahr nach Wien, Österreich. Dort studierte er unter Prof. Walter Würdinger und in Zürich, Schweiz, unter Prof. Konrad Ragossnig. Während seines Studiums gab Gabriel Guillen Konzerte in fast allen europäischen Ländern, Süd Amerika, den USA und Japan. Nach Beendigung seines Studiums erhielt Gabriel Guillen den „Merit Award“ der österreichischen Regierung, die „Amigo de Venezuela“ Auszeichnung, die Ehrenauszeichnung des Rotary Club Caracas-Avila, Den Kery-Stiftung Preis, den Aringer Preis sowie die Ehrenauszeichnung der Statt Fiuggi in Italien 2010, sowie 2014 gemeinsam mit Musikern wie Leo Brouwer und Alirio Diaz.
Heute ist er ein international anerkannter Künstler, der am Joseph Haydn Konservatorium in Eisenstadt, Österreich, unterrichtet und in mehr als 44 Ländern Meisterkurse und Konzerte gab, sowie Aufnahmen für die Firmen „Universal“ und „Record.v4m“ machte.

Senio Diaz:

Born in Siena, Italy, in October 1955. His guitar teachers were: his father, maestro Alirio Díaz and professor Umberto Incutti,professors Angelo Amato in the “Benedetto Marcello” Conservatory in Venice, and Carlo Carfagna of the “Santa Cecilia” Conservatory in Rome, where he finished his studies and earned a degree as a guitar professor.He studied harmony, counterpoint and musical forms with the teachers Carlo Cammarota and Armando Renzi, in the Pontificio Instituto de Música Sacra. In 1978 he attended a course in Orchestral Conducting with the instructor Sergio Celibidache.He has worked as a guitar professor at the “Juan José Landaeta” Conservatory in Caracas, and has performed several times for the RAI (Italian Radio and Television).Now is Guitar Professor in Conservatory”Giuseppe Martucci” Salerno(Italy)For several years he has worked as a concert musician, performing solo and in a duo with his father, as well as performing in chamber music groups in the main Italian and international music centers, such as the Academia Nacional de Santa Cecilia in Rome, the Teatro Teresa Carreño in Caracas, the Royal Academy of London and La Maison de l’Amerique Latine in Paris ecc.

He has also served as a judge for important international guitar competitions.

Senio Alirio Diaz plays like soloist special guest with Venezuela Joung Orchestra under the prestigious direction by M°Jose Antonio Abreu who founded the Sistema Young Orchestras of Venezuela and under many other famous conductors.

He is Fundacion Alirio Diaz Assistant President and he takes care to diffuse the guitar music in all over the world with a special attention for latino – american repertoire. 

Senio is the founder of National Guitar Competition “Alirio Diaz” of Venezuela and

international Guitar Competition “Alirio Diaz” in Rome.

Maestro Andrés Segovia gave him one of his instruments in recognition of Senio Díaz’s artistic merits.

Simone Iannarelli

Simone Iannarelli is one of the best guitarist-composer of his generation, highly recognized by critics and musicians alike. Renowned Composer Carlo Domeniconi describes his “Trois Preludes as “…beautiful music which brings new colors and new aspects to the guitar…” Steve Marsh, on Classical Guitar magazine says: “Here is a truly remarkable writer of contemporary guitar music."

Mr. Iannarelli was born in Rome in 1970. He studied classical guitar with Massimo Delle Cese. He graduated from the Conservatory “A.Casella” in L’Aquila, receiving his final diploma with highest honors. Afterwards, he moved to Paris in order to study with the composer, arranger, and guitarist Roland Dyens .

He has published more than 40 works for  solo guitar, guitar duo, guitar  & flute, Guitar and String Quartet, Guiterand Orquesta and other chamber ensemble ; in Canada, United States and Italy with Les Productions d’Oz ,Guitar Solo Publication  , Sinfonica,  Bérben and Carish  .His  musical production has been performed recorded and broadcasted worldwide, by international recognized players.

Beside his activity like composer , Mr Iannarelli  keep a lively schedule as a concert player, focus on the  interpretation of his own music, that carried him  throughout  France, U.S.A.,Canada, New Zealand, Spain, England, Italy, Nederland, Switzerland, Czech Republic ,Hungary, Poland ,Uruguay, Chile, Peru and Mexico.

In 2004 he released his first CD “Rue De La Folie Regnault” featuring pieces composed and played by him (GuitartLabel). His New Cd “Playa Paraiso” has been released by Mexican label Urtext Digital Classic.

In September 2005 Mr. Iannarelli was awarded with the “Chitarra d’oro “(Golden Guitar) for the composition by the Presidency of the International Guitar Competition "Città di Alessandria". 

In July 2014 was premiered in Spain his “Concerto de Petrer” for Guitar and Symphonic Orchestra.

Equally passionate for teaching, Mr Iannarelli is currently professor of classical guitar at the Institute of Fine Arts at the University of Colima (Mexico).

Adam Zalas

Musician, classical guitarist. Winner of numerous guitar competitions, among others in Strzelce Krajeńskie, Zamosc, Krakow.  He acquired knowledge and improved his skills under the guidance of recognized masters of classical guitar (David Russell, Roberto Aussel, Abel Carlevaro, Rafael Romero). He is a guitarist performing in almost all European countries,as well as the Middle East. In the years 1996 - 2010 he served as artistic director of the International Guitar Festival. Czeslaw Droździewicza in Krynica-Zdroj.