Vladimir Gorbach, guitar
Internationally acclaimed guitarist Vladimir Gorbach has captivated audiences across Europe, Australia, the United States and his native country of Russia.
His international success began when he was accepted into the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation “Live Music Now” outreach program. He then went on to win many international guitar competitions and prizes in Spain, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Greece and most recently at the 2011 Guitar Foundation of America earning him a full season concert tour throughout North America, including at Debut Carnegie Hall, NY; Canada, Mexico, South America, and China, in addition to a publication with Mel Bay and a recording for Naxos label distributed worldwide.
He opened the season for the Boston Classical Guitar Society in 2013/14 and started his new duties as appointed guitar faculty member at California State University, Fullerton. In addition, he is the first International Artist Fellow in Music at the University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music to pursue his Doctoral of Musical Arts (DMA) studies. (USC’s most elite graduate fellowship in the Arts granted annually to only one fellow in each of five arts schools at USC).
He has performed in recital and as soloist with chamber ensembles of Orchestra de Las Beiras, the Orchestra de Aveiro, the Russian Academic Chamber Orchestra Musica Viva, the Symphony Orchestra of New Russia, and Junge Philharmonie Köln , as well as appearances at the Moscow Philharmonic Concert Series, Koblenz International Guitar Festival (Germany), Guitar Art Festival Belgrade (Serbia), Vienna Guitar Forum (Austria), Nantes Summer Guitar Academy (France), Vondelpark Festival (The Netherlands), and Sydney Crows Nest Concert Cycle (Australia), in addition to giving master-classes at numerous festivals.
He began his guitar lessons at an early age in the class of Professor Yuri Kuzin at the State Music School in Novosibirsk and later with Arkady Burkhanov at the Glinka Conservatory. He continued his studies at the Music Academy in Cologne, Germany with Roberto Aussel.
Mr. Gorbach plays a 2005 Daniele Chiesa instrument fitted with Augustine Strings.
For more information, please visit www.vladimirgorbach.com
“Brilliant young guitarist Vladimir Gorbach, first-prize winner of the Guitar Foundation of America’s International Concert Artist Competition in 2011, has constructed a programme to showcase the variety and versatility of his instrument.”
- Graham Wade, Naxos.com
”Wonderfully clean technique — reminds me of how Horowitz played the piano. What a gift to the world of music!”
– Thomas Heck
”…He literally subdued the audience with his musicality and extreme virtuosity.”
– Quest, France
“His debut at the Koblenz International Guitar Festival 2008 was an absolute triumph for the music world at large, the highlight of the festival.”
– Hubert Kaeppel
“As a musician, Gorbach is the complete package. He showed himself to be a master of subtlety and delicacy, as well as the possessor of daunting technique and considerable charisma.”
– Sarah Bryan Miller, St. Louis Post-Dispatch