Guitar Masters 2016 – Hedvika Švendová /// CLASSICAL GUITAR / ROUND I

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VOTE for your favourite musician participating in Guitar Masters 2016! The guitarist who collects the biggest amount of “THUMBS UP” by 30.08.2016 will win a guaranteed spot in Round II – Live auditions in Wrocław, Poland. || More info http://www.guitarmasters.pl || Let’s meet Hedvika: “Hedvika Švendová began learning the guitar at the age of 4 with her mother. Since 2011 she has been studying with Petr Saidl. In 2013 she performed the Guitar Concerto No. 1 by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco with the South Bohemian Philharmonic in the Dvořák Hall of the Rudolfinum in Prague. As well as the guitar, Hedvika also plays the flute, violin and piano. In 2013 she won first prize for flute playing at the Czech conservatory competition. Since 2014 she is in D’Addario family. She has given concerts at some of the important guitar festivals : Mikulov, Křivoklát, Forum Gitarre Wien, Lanckorona, Tychy, Žory, Rust, Chengdu (China),  Ligita (Lichtenstein), Bratislava, Balaton, Venezuela and others. Now she plays the 8strings guitar made by Petr Matoušek.

Prizes
2012  1st prize – Forum Gitarre Wien (Austria)
2013  2nd prize – Concertino Praga (CZ)
2013  1st prize – Anna Amalia-Gitarrenwettbewerb Weimar (Germany)
2013  1st prize – International Guitar Competition, Dolný Kubín (Slovakia)
2013   1st prize – International Biennal Guitar Competition, Kutná Hora (CZ)
2014  1st prize – International Guitar Festival, Žory (Poland)
2014  3rd prize – Budapest International Competition (Hungary)
2015  1st prize – International Guitar Festival, Rust (Austria)
2015  1st prize – Anna Amalia-Gitarrenwettbewerb Weimar (Germany)
2015 1st prize – Forum Gitarre Wien (Austria)”

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