Teachers in Seckau 2017


Paolo Pegoraro

(Italy) is considered today one of the most renowned teachers and interpreters of his instrument. He graduated with distinction at the Conservatory “Benedetto Marcello” in Venice. He frequented masterclasses of M. Barrueco and D. Russell, as well as receiving the"Diploma di Merito" at the Chigiana Academy of Siena in Oscar Ghiglia's Class

He founded the Segovia Guitar Academy, now an established and internationally recognised place of learning for guitarists,  Since 2010 Paolo is professor at the “Kunstuniversität” in Graz (Austria). Over the years the students at these institutes have won over 180 awards at major national and international competitions, including those of Alessandria (Pittaluga), Benicassim (Tárrega), La Herradura (Segovia), Tokyo a. o. 

In Seckau on  Friday, 21st of July



Toshiyuki Kumagai

(Japan) with with distinction at “Showa College of Music” (Tokyo) and at University of music in Vienna (with Alvaro Pierri). 2 CDs (solo and with Kcarinet). Prizewinner of many competitions in Japan and abroad (“Tokyo International Guitar Competition 2007”, “Miguel Llobet” 2010 (Spain), “Antony Concours de Guitare” 2013 (France).

He is professor at Showa University of Music and also teaching at Keio Shonan Fujisawa High School in Tokyo.



Johann Palier

studied classical guitar at Graz University of Music. Laureat of the International Guitar Contest in Volos (Greece). Professor for classical guitar at "J.J.Fux Conservatory" in Graz. Many of his students have come in first at national and international guitar competitions. Big success with popular music: „Opus – Live is life“, „White Stars“, records in gold and platinum status.
8 CDs with solo guitar and chamber music (recorder, flute and violin). Last one: "Violarra goes Baroque"
Many times invited to international guitar Festivals at home and abroad (2013: Guitar Festival Antalya, Turkey)

Recordings for radio and television and concerts as soloist and chamber musician in many European, Asian and Central American countries.

f .ex.: Concierto de aranjuez with philharmonic orchestra in Guatemala city
International Guitarrenfestival Antalya (Türkei) http://www.antalya.bel.tr



Florian Palier

Florian Palier was born in Austria in 1987. He started to play the guitar at the age of 8. His first important teacher was his father Johann Palier, he graduated with distinction at Käntner Landeskonservatorium (Marco Tamayo) and at the university of music in vienna (Alvaro Pierri). He won several first prices in national and international competitions. He played concerts and has made television and radio recordings in Austria, Germany, Italy, France, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovenia, England and the USA.
Debut-CD "Florian Palier-Gitarre";
last CD "Castillos de Espana" with excellent reviews
Since 2012 he has his own guitar class at the conservatory of music in Graz with big success of his students at competitions.



Christian Haimel

“Bachelor + Master of Arts“ with distinction at Bruckner Universität (Marianne Waidhofer) in Linz. Postgraduate-Studium in Alicante (Spanien) with distinction .

He frequented masterclasses of M. Barrueco and D. Russell

Prizewinner at competitions in in Kutna Hora /CZ, Weimar, Bath (England), a .o.

Concerts in Germany, USA, Chile, Korea, Ukraine u.a.

guitarteacher at the music school Linz. 2012/13 professor at Bruckner University. His first Solo-CD (2007) got the „Pasticcio Award“ von Ö1 (Austrian broadcast). Last CD: „Viaje – Eine Reise durch Spanien“



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