Leon Koudelak will be performing for:
CALCUTTA International Classical Guitar Festival & Competition
DELHI International Classical Guitar Festival & Competition
Leon Koudelak was 1987 finalist at the prestigious guitar competition “Fundation Jacinto e Inocencio Guerrero” in Madrid and 1989 at the “Andres Segovia” international guitar competition in Palma de Mallorca. He also received for his artistic performances the Appreciation Price from the Austrian Federal Ministry for science and research. He study with the most famous guitarist and teacher such Karl Scheit at the Vienna Music University, at the Zurich University of the Arts with Konrad Ragossnig and with Julian Bream in Liechtenstein. He obtained the Bachelor Degree, Master Degree (Mag.Art.) and the Master of Arts Education Degree.
As artist he performed in Europe, South America and Asia in countries such as Germany, Great Britain, Spain, Portugal, Czech republic and Slovak Republic, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Hungary, France, Greece, Liechtenstein, Cuba, Mexico, Japan, Nepal, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, Indonesia and Thailand. He did the premieres of works by composers such as Roman Haubenstock-Ramati, Karlheinz Stockhausen and Michael Buchrainer. In 2002 he led the premiere of the guitar concert “Evasion 2002 – “Eschner – guitar concert” by Michael Buchrainer with the “Symphony orchestra Liechtenstein” at the Festival of Liechtenstein LiGiTa. The XIV Festival Hispanoamericano de Guitarra, Manuel Zavala y Alonso described him as “La mano santa de la guitarra” (‘the holy hand of the guitar’).
With Tyrolis Classic he released so far five CDs: 1989 “Guitar Music from Spain, Mexico and Brazil”, 1992 “Modern Trend of Factories for Guitar”, 1994 “Joaquin Rodrigo – guitar music”, 1997 “Pavana Triste” as well as 2002 the last CD, “Exotic Fruits” which became the CD of the year by the “French Technical Periodical”. In 2011 the DVD called “ Leon Koudelak live in Seoul” was released by Tyrolis Music.
Leon Koudelak is co-founder of the Liechtenstein Guitar days “LiGiTa”, there he serves as artistic director. Today one of the most important music events in Europe. 2001 he found together with Woratep Rattana-umpawan the Asia International Guitar Festival “AIGF” in Bangkok, the largest and most important festivals of the guitar in Asia. Since 2005 Leon Koudelak lives in Bangkok and teaches at the Mahidol and Silpakorn University so as at the Thailand Guitar Society where he holds the position as artistic director.
Leon Koudelak obtained with unanimous award the Master of Education, the Masters of Arts degree at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, and the Magister (degree) in Vienna and at the Zurich University of Music and Arts.
He received for his artistic performances the Appreciation Award from the Federal Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture (Austria), (Austrian Federal Ministry for Science and Research)
The CD ” Exotic Fruits” which was released 2002 by Tyrolis Music was awarded as “the best CD of the year” by French Technical Periodical “Les Cahiers de la Guitar”.
Leon Koudelak entered in 2011, the ranker list of “the most famous classical guitarists of all time”
August 2012, Leon Koudelak was appointed as Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Indonesia International Guitar Festival & Competition and became 2013 member of the Honour Committee for the Tirana International Guitar Festival Competition.