PAVEL STEIDL SOLO CLASSICAL GUITAR CONCERT
6pm, Saturday 17 December
2pm, Sunday 16 December
Open to all festival participants and observers
9-11.30am, Friday 17 December
Pavel will be giving limited private masterclasses to advanced students.
Audition for a private masterclass with Pavel Steidl
To audition for a private masterclass with Pavel Steidl:
– register for the festival
– upload a video of yourself (preferably a private or unlisted link) performing a classical guitar piece
– send the link in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: “Pavel Steidl Masterclass Audition”.
“Here was a guitarist who knew how to laugh with the music and share the joke with his audience. But behind the entertainer lies a serious artiste, whose extended composition in memory of Jana Obrovska proved fully capable of stirring emotions at the other end of the scale. Never was a standing ovation more richly deserved. Pavel Steidl had won the hearts and minds of a capacity crowd.”
– Classical Guitar Magazine
Pavel Steidl was born in Rakovnik (Czech Republic). Since he won first prize at the Radio France International Competition in Paris in 1982, he has become one of the most widely celebrated soloists of his generation. He has studied with such guitarists as Milan Zelenka and Stephan Rak in Prague. In 1987, he decided to emigrate to the Netherlands.
After years of studying and getting inspiration from many different artistes, Pavel Steidl has created his own style which is in part the authentic way of interpretation of 19th-century guitar music on period instruments and at the same time contemporary and cutting edge inclusive of world music elements. Pavel Steidl also composes himself and performs these compositions in concerts.
He has played in more than 40 countries all over the world including Canada, USA, China, India, Japan, Europe, South and Central America and many others.
On demand of the Italian guitar magazine Guitart, the readers voted for him as Guitar Player of the Year 2004.