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8th International Competition for Young Guitarists
«Andrés Segovia» in Velbert from 18th to 21st June 2014

Georg Schmitz

Image of jury member Georg Schmitz

Georg Schmitz studied at the Peter-Cornelius-Conservatory and the University of Mainz. Hence followed masterclasses with Konrad Ragossnig, Hubert Käppel and David Russell, several composition Summer Schools at IRCAM in Paris, studies in Poland and Hungary, many years as an arranger and conductor of choirs and orchestras.

His compositions include:
"Operation Hochhalten" commissioned by the Land Rheinland-Pfalz for opening the "Cultural Summer", "Robot", commisioned by the German-Polish Society, "Fantasie" for Guitar solo (Edition Margaux), "Letzte Zugaben" (Chanterelle), "Toccata & Elegie" (Chanterelle).

Georg Schmitz is founder and director of the "Koblenz International Guitar Festival & Academy". He teaches guitar, composition and aural ability at the Music School of Koblenz.