Artists

JudicaelJUDICAËL PERROY (France)

Judicaël Perroy has become widely known as an extraordinary virtuoso classical guitarist and musician with several prizes from prominent international competitions to his credit. In 1997 he captured the prestigious first prize of the 15th Guitar Foundation of America International Competition and Convention awarding him tour of the United States and Canada with more than sixty concerts and masterclasses. In between his North American tour that year, he gave several concerts in France where his performances were broadcast live on France-Musique followed by extensive recital tours throughout the world. Highly sought after and in great demand as a teacher, he has been invited to give master classes at many of the top conservatories and universities in the United States and abroad. In addition, Perroy’s students have won several top prizes in regional, national and international competitions including Guitar Foundation of America, while emerging as mature and upcoming rising stars of classical guitar and international music scene. Mr. Perroy is currently the Professor at the Ecole Nationale de Musique d’Aulnay-sous-Bois a position which he has held since 2004 and has been appointed to a teaching position at the Pole Supérieur of Lille starting in September 2011. He holds the Certificate of Aptitude (CA), and has taught at the Ecole Nationale de Musique du Blanc-Mesnil from 1995 to 2004. Furthermore, in winter of 2000, he was the chosen substitute for the chair of guitar department, Steven Robinson, at Stetson University.
During his GFA victory tour Mel Bay Publications recorded and published his live concert in Lubbock (Texas). Following his GFA victory tour,a CD recording entitled Aspen Suite as well as his earlier CD recording on the French label Quantum received high praise and won 5 Diapasons, awarded by Diapason Magazine and was subsequently re-released on Bayard Musique recording label in 2008. He has recorded two new CDs for the collection of Bayard Musique Meditation including a Disc with flutist Florence Bellon and another with harpist Joanna Kozielska. More recently, he has recorded an all Bach CD for Naxos label which includes an impressive and unprecedented performance of Bach’s second keyboard partita transcription on the classical guitar to be release digitally in summer of 2011 and in print by January 2012. Born in 1973 in Paris, he began playing the guitar at age 7 attending the Conservatoire Municipal Inter-districts of Paris. He studied with Delia Estrada and Raymond Gratien at the Ecole Nationale d’Aulnay-sous-Bois where he graduated with honors. At age 11, he performed as soloist in two concertos by Vivaldi with Ensemble Instrumental du Mans, under the direction of André Girard and continued his musical studies with Roberto Aussel and Daniel Lavialle. At 14, he won second prize at the International guitar competition of Ile de France. In 1992, he won grand prize and the audience award at the 15th Concours René Bartoli by unanimous jury decision. In 1994, he received Licence de Concert from Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris from Alberto Ponces class and later that year he was awarded the 1st prize at the 7th International Competition of Bourg-Madame where the final vote was by the general public without any jury. In 1996, he was the first prize winner of his graduating class at the National Conservatory of Music and Dance in Paris (Paris Conservatoire).
He currently resides in Paris while he enjoys teaching and traveling around the world.


musaEHAT MUSA (Kosovo, France)

The French guitarist, Ehat Musa, won the first award at the National Competition of Young Soloists as back as in 1969. Since 1970 he attended master-classes of Alirio Díaz in Italy. Later he moved to Paris and went on to study guitar with Alberto Ponce at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, exploring in the area of acoustics and following the tradition of Tarrega and Pujol. That was the beginning of his artistic career. Ehat Musa has given concerts, throughout the world, travelling from New York to Moscow, appearing as soloist and with grand symphonic orchestras. His repertoire includes works of J.S. Bach, Sor, Barios, Lauro,  Villa-Lobos, Powell, Reis, Brouwer.

 

 


KlaidiKLAIDI SAHATÇI (Kosovo)

Violinist Klaidi Sahatçi is appreciated for his beautiful and reach sound, elegant and expressive playing and his experience as a concertmaster, recitalist, soloist and chamber musician. He was born in 1972 in Tirana, Albania, where he began his musical studies at the age of six. In 1992 he moved to Italy to enrich his knowledge at the “G. Verdi” Conservatory in Milan studying with Gigino Maestri and obtaining his diploma with the highest grade cum laude and a mention of honor. After that, he continues to study with Salvatore Accardo at the “W. Stauffer Academy” in Cremona and Boris Garlitzky in Lyon.

Prior to joining the prestigious position of the First Concertmaster of the Tonhalle Orchestra in Zürich in 2009, he was Violon Solo of National Orchestra of Lyon, Second Concertmaster of Italian Switzerland Orchestra, First Concertmaster of Chamber Orchestra of Zurich and First Concertmaster of the Orchestra of Scala Theater Milan and Scala Philharmonic Orchestra playing under the baton of conductors such Riccardo Chailly,Daniele Gatti,Lorin Maazel,Kurt Masur,Bernard Haitink, Andris Nelsons,Daniel Barenboim,David Zinman,Valery Gergiev,Herbert Blomstedt etc.
Simultaneously with his activity as Concertmaster, Mr.Sahatçi has performed as a soloist with RAI Italian National Symphony Orchestra, Tonhalle Orchester Zurich, Orchestre National de Lyon, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Zürcher Kammer Orchester, I Virtuosi Italiani, Orchestra da Camera di Milano, Orquesta Sinfonica de Chile, Cameristi della Scala,Orquesta filarmonica de Gran Canaria under the baton of D.Zinman,E.Krivine,A.Lombard, H.Griffiths,M.Nesterowitz,Gunter Herbig,Lionel Bringuier etc. As a passionate chamber musician he has appeared alongside with artists such Rafael Oleg,Claire Desert,Bruno Giuranna,Bruno Canino, Dmitry Sitkovetski,Julian Rachlin,François-Frederic Guy,Fazil Say, Yuja Wang and many others. Mr.Sahatci is one of the founding members of Altus Trio with cellist Sandro Laffranchini and pianist Andrea Rebaudengo with whom has recorded for label Limen Music piano trio music from Schumann, Donizetti and Bernstein. Recently he recorded with the Albanian pianist Dh.Lazo a cd titled “Albanian Memories” dedicated to the work of Albanian composers during the dictatorial time,and a new cd with the pianist G.Koukl for label Naxos with works for violin and piano from the polish composer A.Tansman. Since 2012 Mr.Sahatci has been a professor at the University of Music of Italian Switzerland in Lugano and has given several masterclasses at home and abroad. Klaidi Sahatçi plays an Antonio Stradivarius violin, the “ex Wieniawsky” of 1719 offered by Mercedes-Benz Zurich.


petritPETRIT ÇEKU (Kosovo, Croatia)

Petrit Çeku’s exquisite sensibility and expressiveness have attracted and engaged audiences worldwide. He has performed many recitals throughout Europe and North America and was a soloist with major symphonic orchestras such as Baltimore Symphony, Czech Chamber Philharmonic, State Hermitage Orchestra of St. Petersburg and Zagreb Philharmonic. He also appears regularly with the famed string ensemble Zagreb Soloists and is a founding member of Guitar Trio Elogio, established in 2008. Hailed by guitar critic Colin Cooper as “a soloist of the highest ability”, Çeku is the first prize winner of many international guitar competitions, including the most prestigious ones like Parkening (Malibu, USA), Schadt (Allentown, USA), Biasini (Bologna, Italy), and Pittaluga (Alessandria, Italy). Born in 1985 in Prizren, Kosovo, Çeku took his first guitar lessons with Luan Sapunxhiu. In 2002 he moved to Zagreb, Croatia, after receiving an invitation to study with Xhevdet Sahatxhija. In 2008, Çeku graduated from the Zagreb Academy of Music, in the renowned class of Darko Petrinjak. He then went on to study with the great master, Manuel Barrueco, at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore USA, where he completed his studies in 2013. Çeku’s first CD was released in 2008 by Naxos. In late 2015 the Spanish label Eudora will issue his recording of all six Bach Cello Suites, arranged by Valter Dešpalj.
Petrit Çeku plays on a Ross Gutmeier guitar.


ThomasTHOMAS OFFERMANN (Germany)

Prof. Dr. Thomas Offermann began to play the Guitar at the age of seven. As soloist, with orquestras, as chamber musician in different ensembles and together with the internationally outstanding DUO SONARE Thomas travelled to more than 40 countries worldwide. Concerts, master classes, member of juries and lectures at the important Guitar festivals of the world and at numerous international Music universities. He has numerous international radio and TV productions, eight CD recordings with DUO SONARE. Together with the Duo Sonare; since 1985 Thomas was amongst the first to open the repertoire of the classical guitar to music by composers such as Chick Corea, Frank Zappa or Mike Oldflield. After his severe illness in 1996, Thomas gave up playing concerts in 2002. Ever since, he focusses his interest on teaching, writing, conducting and holdings lectures at Guitar festivals and universities. As a D’Addario Artist, since 2010 Thomas represents D’Addario Strings/New York as D’Addario’s “European classical guitar representative”. Doctorate in 2014 (Dr. phil.); title of the dissertation: “The integrative guitar technique”. He studied at the Musikhochschule Köln (classes Tadashi Sasaki and Hubert Käppel, and graduated “with distinction”. Thomas was also awarded the “Solistendiplom der Musikakademie Basel” (Class Oscar Ghiglia) Further teachers: AMADEUS–String Quartett, Manuel Barrueco, Leo Brouwer, David Russell, Karl Scheit, John Williams. Thomas was awarded several scholarships by the DAAD and also was awardee of the “Richard-Doerken-Stiftung”; he was finalist and prizewinner at several international Guitar competitions (International Scandinavian Guitar Competition, Finland, Certamen International „Andres Segovia“ und Certamen International „Francisco Tárrega“, Spain).


feri-201x300MARKO FERI (Italy)

Marko Feri took his Diploma in guitar at the “G.Tartini” conservatory in Trieste (Italy) and then attended many masterclasses with D.Russell, M.Barrueco and A.Ponce. He plays regularly in important music festivals in Europe (Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Spain, Germany, France, Romania, Bosnia, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Hungary), USA (GFA 2006 – Columbus GA, GFA 2012 – Charleston SC, and other festivals in New York State, Texas, Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee), Canada (Toronto Guitar Society Series 2011,2012), Mexico, Australia and Japan, both as a soloist and with chamber music ensembles – “Gorni Kramer Quartet”, duo with accordeonist S.Zorza, with flutist A.Zupan, with Natissa and Cappella Civica choirs, with jazz singer Martina Feri, with “Concordia Chamber Orchestra” (Operita Maria de Buenos Aires by A.Piazzolla, The Threepenny Opera by Kurt Weill). . He has recorded several CD’s: “Vivo” (2014) and “Nocturnal” as soloist; “Strolic” (2014) with Natissa choir (music by Sivilotti); “Castelli friulani” (2014) with flutist N.Mazzanti (music by G.Tortora); “Notes Vagabondes – Live” and “Modulante” with the Gorni Kramer Quartet; “20th Century Original Works For Flute And Guitar” with E.Michelazzi; “Viva Sevilla” with the “Italian Guitar Consort”; “Astor Piazzolla-Orchestral Works” with the Concordia Chamber Orchestra; “Evasion” (music by Piazzolla and Bolling) with Evasion group. He teaches guitar at the Glasbena Matica “Marij Kogoj” in Trieste-Italy and gives masterclasses in Europe, USA, Canada and Mexico. He is also the art director of the International Guitar Festival “Kras” (Italy/Slovenia).


AntonioANTONIO FRUSCELLA (Italy)

ANTONIO FRUSCELLA is born in Campobasso (Italy) where he obtained successfully the classical guitar Diploma in 1999.
He subsequently perfected at the “Conservatoire National de Règion” of Aubervilliers – La Courneuve in Paris, attending the teaching by Alberto Ponce, getting in the year 2002 the guitar and chamber music diploma with full marks.
He attended in the same conservatory the two years post-diploma specialization course 2001/2003. He also attended several masterclasses by famous teachers such as: D. Russell, L. Zea, G. Listes, A. Valente, O. Ghiglia.
He won many prizes in Italian national competitions (Barletta, Mottola, Recanati, Caramanico, Ortona, Pesacara, Savona) and international competitions (First prize at Paris Duo Guitar Contest; Fourth prize at Montélimar Duo Guitar Concours; Second prize at the “Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris A. Cortot” in “J. Rodrigo” Competition).
He attended the High Specialization Course at Villecroze Accademy (France) and at the International Masterclass in Mendrisio (Switzerland) both given by Alberto Ponce. In 2001 he received the “Subinates ” prize as best student at the XIII International Course in Mendrisio (Switzerland).
In 2002 he received a scholarship from the “Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris A. Cortot” and in 2003 he obtained the Superior Musical Performance Diploma.
He has recorded for “Alfa Musica” the inedited Sonata of Antonio Ruiz Pipó.
In 2001 he founds the “Debs Fruscella Duo” with the pianist Rania Debs. They achieve 2 CD: “Momenti Samai” and “Opus Mixtum” and they take a part in many festivals and concert series around Europe, Middle East and Mexico.
He plays as soloist or in other ensemble in many festivals and concert series in Italy, France, Belgium, Spain, Russia, Lebanon, Switzerland, Croatia, Macedonia, Austria, Mexico, Portugal, Germany, Taiwan, United Kingdom and Poland.
Among the projects that better emphasize his eclectic background there are the Duo CHORG with Simona Fruscella guitar and pipe organ; flute and guitar duo with flutist Jacques Simony.
He is invited how teacher in many courses and masterclasses of guitar in Italy and abroad: Conservatory of Music in Cesena (Italy), Conservtory “A. Segovia” of Linares (Spain), Conservatory of Music in Morelia (Mexico), “Classical Guitar Retreat” in Cumbrae (Scotland), “Guitar Stage” in Seckau (Austria).
He is teacher of guitar at the Conservatory of Music and Dance “Les Deux Muses” in Melun, at the Conservatory in Vaux-Le-Pénil, and at the E. I. in Vert-Saint-Denis, situated on Paris Department (France).


BesaBESA LLUGIÇI (Kosovo)

BESA LLUGIQI Soprano The acclaimed soprano from Kosovo, Besa Llugiqi was born in Prishtina (1986). In 2013 she won Grand Prix Award at International Competition “Elena Nikolai” in Bulgaria. From the start, audiences in different countries were impressed over her cultivated voice, innate sense of musical line and natural legato. After her operatic debut at Tirana State Opera House (Albania) with the role of Liu from “Turandot” (G.Puccini) in 2011, she got engagements at different Opera Houses and renowned international festivals. She collaborated with well known musicians such as: Giuseppe Gipali, Henk Smit, Rafet Rudi, Claudio Buchler, Marilyn Schmiege, Vittorio Parisi, Ekhart Wycik, Ricardo Rodriguez Moreso, Claudio Donadio, Nayden Todorov, Sebastiano Rolli, Noorman Widjaja , Ognian Draganoff, Hose Maria Florensio , Chris McCracken , Maria de Rose , Jennifer Larmore , Bruna Baglioni . Besa appeared on stage with the role of Donna Elvira from “Don Giovanni” (W.A.Mozart), Lauretta “Gianni Schicchi” (G.Puccini), Mimi from “La Boheme” (G.Puccini) and Lucia from “Lucia di Lammermoor” (G.Donizetti),Violeta Valery “La Traviata” (G.Verdi) , Liu “Turandot” (G.Puccini) In 2015 she made her debut of Lauretta from opera “Gianni Schicchi” (G.Puccini) where she sang together with international well know Albanian baritone Gëzim Myshketa. In 2010 she was invited to sing “Messe in A” from Cesar Franck in Austria and Italy. She also was a soloist in Gabriel Faure’s “Requiem” in Albania also in Mozart’s “Requiem” in Bulgaria. Besa studied in Faculty of Arts in Prishtina with prof. Ahmet Dërguti and continued her master studies with prof. Maria Muratovska in Faculty of Musical Art in Skopje. Since 2012 she works with the great opera singer from Sofia, Christina Anghelakova . Besa is soloist of Kosovo Philharmony


monikaMONIKA KRANJC ŠTIH (Slovenia)

Monika Krajnc Štih obtained her Bachelor’s Degree and Masters with Martin Mysliveček at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Graz, Austria. In her Masters dissertation she researched the life of one of the most important guitarists, Ida Presti and for this purpose she interviewed the revered guitarist and composer, John W. Duarte, and published the interview in the dissertation. She has attended guitar seminars with professors Jerko Novak, Istvan Romer, Tomaž Lorenz, Abel Carlevaro, David Crosky, John W. Duarte, Pavel Steidl.
As a secondary school student she won many first prizes when competing solo or with chamber music. After a series of successful concerts all over Slovenia and Austria, she and her husband Boris released a CD of compositions for a guitar duo. They were one of the first guitar duos in Slovenia. In 2005 they were invited by guitarist Franz Palier to perform in Graz and in July they also led a master class on a guitar festival in Seckau, Austria.
Since then she has performed as a soloist or a member of various chamber ensembles.
She is teaching at the music school and the secondary school of arts in Velenje. Her students are achieving the highest recognition awards and prizes at national and international competitions. This year her guitar duo Mia Koper and Nace Apšner competed at nationals (TEMSIG) and won a gold recognition award, first prize and two special prizes – for the best performance of the obligatory composition and for the best performance of the composition by a Slovenian composer. Her guitar duo Doris Ćosić and Din Ćejvanović won a gold recognition award in their category in the same contest. Both duos also won a first prize at the international competition Zagreb Guitar Festival.
She has dedicated a big part of her teaching career to developing guitar orchestra not just at the music school in Velenje, but in the whole country. The orchestra of music school Velenje has attended the show of guitar orchestras, which takes place in Žalec every two years and proudly presented with original Slovenian compositions, written or arranged for the orchestra. The show is recorded by RTV Slovenija, therefore their work is presented on the national level. Compositions and arrangements for the orchestra were written by Saša Lušić (Transibirian) and Mihael Hrustelj (Afinism, Pesem za Marušo, arrangement of Toto’s Africa). On this year’s Zagreb Guitar Festival the orchestra won a first prize and performed with the orchestra of ZGF.


Stefan (7)STEFAN SCHMIDT (Germany)

Stefan Schmidt (born in 1964) has for years been one of the most successful guitar teachers in Germany. A student of Stephan Werner (1987-91) and Professor Michael Teuchert (1991-94) at the Frankfurt University of Music, his students in turn achieved remarkable success at national and international competitions during the last years. He regularly gives lectures at German music universities about his teaching methods. Since 2011, he also teaches didactics and methodology of the guitar at the University of Augsburg’s Leopold Mozart Centre.

 

 

 


giannisGIANNIS PALEODIMOPOULUS (Greece)

Giannis Paleodimopoulos was born in 1947 in Karpenissi – Greece and studied Economics at the University of Stockholm, Sweden. He lived for thirteen years in Sweden, and in 1980 he met Mr. Karl Eric Gummesson, a Swedish maker of renaissance lutes and classical guitars. Under his guidance Mr Paleodimopoulos began to experiment with stringed musical instruments. After his return to Greece in 1983, he established his first workshop in the Old Upper Town of Thessaloniki in northern Greece, and in 1999 transferred it to a small village, Kato Sholari, near Thessaloniki, where he began making classic guitars, and various Greek traditional stringed instruments, on a professional basis. Since 1988 he has devoted himself to building classical guitars, using high quality materials, and his long-term experience on the subject, and achieving successful results. For five years he was the master teacher at the school of traditional instruments at Kastoria. Mr. Paleodimopoulos has now participated for many years in the greatest guitar festivals and guitar exhibitions around the world. His famous guitars are played in Germany, Switzerland, Cyprus, Portugal, Korea, Sweden, USA, Croatia, Serbia, Mexico, Turkey and Greece. In 2007 he won the bronze medal (3d Prize, in the 1st Classical Guitar Making Competition “Cremona Mondomusica”– Italy, where the 1st Prize was not assigned). Dominique Field, Matthias Dammann and Vincenzo De Bonis were but a few of the members of the jury of the competition, under the artistic direction of the maestro Giovanni Puddu. “The main quality of this jury – stated Mr. Puddu proudly – is its variety. It consists of great Masters of Classical Guitar Schools and researchers such as Mr. Dammann. With such a jury the winning instruments will be certainly exceptional”.


sahatxhiaXHEVDET SAHATXHIJA (Kosovo, Croatia)

Xhevdet Sahatxhija graduated from the Music Academy in Zagreb in the class of Professor Darko Petrinjak. As a guitar professor, he has been working for many years in Music scholl Pavla Markovca. Currently, he is an External Associate at Music Academy in Zagreb and a Docent at Faculty of Art in Pristina. He educated generations of young guitarists among which are those who won valuable awards at national and international competitions and who are now recognized artists and music teachers. In 2004 he received Croatian Society of Music and Dance Teachers Annual Award. From 2003 to 2009 he was the head of professional council for guitar pedagogues and a mentor to many young teachers. Sahatxhija is the President of Croatian Society of Guitar Teachers and since 2009 the Principal of Music Scholl in Novska. In addition to regular teaching work he also leads the International Summer Guitar School in Pucisci and Milna on Brac and in Porec as well. Besides being a jury member at many national and international competitions, he also performs solo and as a member of various chamber ensembles in Croatia and abroad.


lukasLUKAS MILANI (Italy)

Luka Milani had his first classic luthery teachings from Bruno Barnes, in 1996 he opened his first workshop in Vicenza (Italy). In 2001 he moved his business to Crete (Greece), deepening meantime his knowledge about local woods and construction skills. Back to Italy in 2008 he widened his competency in guitar making approaching pianos and strings physics. He worked on several guitar models always keeping himself focused on classical guitar construction. His instruments are currently played in several countries.
 

 

 


bageskiDARKO BAGESKI (Macedonia)

Darko Bageski is born 1981 in Skopje. He started his education in music (primary and part of his secondary education) as a student in the DMBUC (State Music and Ballet Educational Centre)  Ilija Nikolovski Luj in Skopje in professor Jane Penov’s class. Further on he graduates from his secondary school Pavao Markovac in Zagreb,Croatia in professor Xhevdet Sahatxhija’s class. He continues his higher education at The Liszt School of Music Weimar, Germany in professor Christiane Schpanoff’s class, and graduates within professor Jurgen Rost’s class. Consequent to this he enrolls for his three-year post graduation studies at the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki, Greece in professor Gerhard Reichenbach’s class. He is currently working on his master exam in professor Kostas Kociolis’s class.In the course of his education he has participated in state competitions (winning the first and third places), as well as numerous professional seminars held by eminent professors and pedagogues of acoustic guitar: Zoran Krajishnik (Serbia), Thomas Miller Pering (Germany), Laura Young (Canada), Dimitar Dojchinov (Bulgaria). As a passive participant he has attended lectures of  K. Markione, H. Kepel and A. Desiderio. He has also attended lectures  in world music taught by professor Thomas Fellow (Germany) and lectures in methodics of acoustic guitar taught by professor Monica Rost (Germany). He has had many soloist concerts and performances in Macedonia, Croatia, Germany and Greece, having performed both as a soloist in many chamber orchestras, and with the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra. He currently works as a full time guitar professor at the Faculty of  Fine Arts-Music, both of them in Skopje.


drilonDRILON ÇOÇAJ (Kosovo)

Drilon Çoçaj started to learn guitar at the age of 7 in the family surroundings, to continue later at Music School “Lorenc Antoni “in Prizren in the class of Professor L. Sapunxhiu. In 2004 he enrolled in Academy of Arts, University of Prishtina, in the class of the well-known professor Xhevdet Sahatxhija. Çoçaj successfully finished the Master’s degree in guitar interpretation with Professor Sahatxhija. He is the Winner of the first and second place in International competition of young musicians organized by ArsKosova in Prishtina. He participates in solo concerts and various ensembles, such as in DamFest, Tirana Guitar Sounds, ReMusica, ChopinFestival. He was a Jury member at the Ehat Musa Competition in Peja, at ArsKosova Pristina and the guitar competitions in Tivat, Montenegro. He is distinguished for pedagogic work, where his students are rewarded in various international competitions. Çoçaj currently works at the music schools “Prenk Jakova” in Prishtina, School of Music in Gjilan and Music School “Misbah & Friends” in Prishtina.


lucijaLUCIJA ŠTIVČEVIĆ (Croatia)

Lucija Štivčević (born 21st May 2000, Zagreb) is a 1st grade student of Hight Music school Pavao Markovac in class of Xhevdet Sahatxhija.
She has won first prizes in Croatian regional competitions in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017, Croatian state competitions in 2011, 2015 and 2017, at International Guitar Competition „Enrico Mercatali“ (Gorizia, Italy) in 2012 and 2014, at Zagreb Guitar Festival (Croatia) in 2015 and 2016, at International Guitar Competition „Porečki tirando“ (Poreč, Croatia) in 2013, at International competition „Svirel“ (Slovenia) in 2013. She has also won 4th and 2nd prize at 8th Andres Segovia Guitar Competition (Velbert, Germany) in 2014 and 2016, 2nd prizes at 12th Anna Amalia Guitar Competition (Weimar, Germany) in 2014 and 2017, 2nd prize at Michele Pitalluga Guitar Competition junior (Allessandria, Italy) in 2015 and 1st prizes at 2nd Peja International Guitar Festival (Kosovo) and International competition “Alexis Rago” (Stuttgart, Germany) in 2016.
She received “The Oscar of knowledge” for school year 2015/2016 for achievements in the field of music.
She performs regularly at all important school concerts, promotions and festivals. As a solist, she studied in masterclasses with Pepe Romero, Paolo Pegoraro, Carlo Marchione, Zoran Dukić, Istvan Romer, Lukasz Kuropacewski, Petrit Ceku, Tomislav Vukšić, Stefan Schmidt, Gabriel Bianco, Andres Miolin and Ehat Musa. She also attends guitar summer school in Poreč led by Xhevdet Sahatxhija.