Yuval Avital

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Born in Jerusalem, 1977, living in Milan, his works spread from huge sonic events for numerous performers to demanding orchestral and chamber compositions, from Icon/sonic operas which include side by side classical musicians, electronics, visuals and traditional carriers of ancient cultures, to highly technological projects, involving scientists, artificial intelligence and live sonic elaborations. His creations move from abstraction to complex observations of  the global reality - but at the same time are striking with their coherence and immediate impact on large heterogeneous public. As stated by one of Italy's major dailies, Il Sole 24 in their weekend cultural edition : "a contemporary cultural concert in which any kind of public will applaud" (Il Sole 24 Ore Domenica 01/02/2013).
An important role in his works is the study and collaboration with living ancient musical traditions, which had given birth to concerts involving the nomads of Kazakhstan, the Samaritan cantors, the Ethiopian Ques & the Suotheast Asian gong and bamboo traditions. He connects traditions, cultures, art forms with no barriers, always putting great passion and profound study to reach new creative and poetic forms of synthesis.

Michael Boner

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Michael Boner studied classical guitar at Zurich University of the Arts under Walter Feybli, Jury Clormann and Anders Miolin and was awarded Bachelor- and Master-Diplomas with distinction in his major instrumental subject. During this time he was awarded a stipendium from the Fritz Gerber Foundation for young talent, as well as the sponsorship prize for his Bachelor project by Zurich University of the Arts, awarded once per year for an outstanding diploma project. He also took part in national and international competitions and masterclasses. He studied with Alvaro Pierri, Pavel Steidl, William Kanengiser and Scott Tennant among others. From 2011 to 2014 he studied Master Performance at Lucerne School of Music under Andreas von Wangenheim. He was awarded his degree in February 2014 with the grade “very good”. Within the scope of this Master’s study Michael Boner often worked with ensembles in the field of new music, which resulted in two appearances at the Lucerne Festival, one of which was in the KKL Lucerne.
In 2007 together with Pascal Piller he founded the Marvin Guitar Duo, with whom he appears all over German-speaking Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Together they attended masterclasses by Odair Assad and Leo Brouwer among others. In addition to pieces from all periods of classical music, in their repertoire the duo also has their own compositions, which combine jazz- und pop-influences with classical models of composition. In July 2013 the duo launched their first CD 'Gravity' in the Moods Jazz Club in the Schiffbau, Zurich. “My guitar, a Model 05 from Ermanno Chiavi, captivates you with its warm but also very well-defined tone. The guitar sings beautifully, even in the higher fret-positions, while the bass always remains transparent. At the same time the guitar’s volume can easily hold its own with guitars with double-top or sandwich-top constructions, which is incredibly valuable for me in playing as a duo or with other chamber-music ensembles”.

Admir Doçi

Admir Doçi is one of the most innovative guitarists of his generation. His interpretations are acclaimed for their great virtuosity, their big dynamic range, the technical mastery and for their artistic maturity from the international press all over the world. Born in Tirana (Albania) 1982 he studied at the Zurich University of the Arts with Prof. Anders Miolin and won over ten awards at international competitions in Switzerland, Thailand and Liechtenstein (among others the first prize at the international guitar competition of Liechtenstein). His busy concert schedule includes appearances at renowned festivals such as Boswiler Sommer, Liechtenstein Guitar Days, Ohrid Summer Festival, as well as tours with mezzo soprano Leila Pfister, flutist Matthias Weilenmann, cellist Mattia Zappa and the Galatea Quartet. As a soloist he has performed with well-known conductors such as Kai Bumann, Markus Bosch or Carlos Dominguez-Nieto with different orchestras such as Kammerphilharmonie Graubünden, Ensemble of contemporary music Zürich, Albanian Radio-Symphony Orchestra, Neues Glarner Musikkollegium, Zuger Sinfonietta and Swiss Youth Symphonic Orchestra. He already made his debut at prestigious concert halls such as Tonhalle Zurich, Kulturcasino Berne and Victoria Hall Geneve. Contemporary music plays a special role in his career, premiering many works dedicated to him from composers like Martin Derungs, Fabian Müller or Martin Schmid.
His CD recordings with labels Euroclassics and Guild are played worldwide by renowned radios such as BBC Radio or Fine Arts Radio Missouri Since 2008 he is a professor of guitar at the University of the Arts, Tirana and at the Faculty of Arts at the State University of Tetova / Macedonia.Boccherini

Anders Miolin

“In Anders Miolin we are confronted with a true artist, who makes us forget that he is also a virtuoso because he has mastered that unusual quality and virtue called poetry.” Leo Brouwer, composer, conductor and guitarist, Habana, Cuba The highly distinguished artistry of Anders Miolin is characterized by a unique sound, a unique repertoire and a unique instrument. Anders Miolin’s excitingly innovative programs are boundless journeys in time and space, revealing new worlds of musical art. Through his worldwide concerts, master classes and several recordings for the renowned label BIS, Anders Miolin has won international acclaim as an exceptional artist of the highest order.
Anders Miolin is professor of guitar at the Zürich University of the Arts Anders Miolin records with a Chiavi Guitar