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Leon Koudelak

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7th Thailand International Guitar Festival 2007
11 - 14 OCTOBER 2007
Thursday 11 October 07
9:00         Master class:          Gentaro Takada
13:00       Master class:          Galina Vale
19:30       Concert:                  First Prize Winner of Moysicos Int. Competition 2007 
And  Ermanno Bottiglieri

Friday 12 October 07
9:00         Master class:         Galina Vale
13:00       Competition:         First Round Competition
19:30       Concert:                  Leon Koudelak

Saturday 13 October 07

9:00         Master class:            Ermanno Bottiglieri
16:00       Afternoon Concert:   Mitsuo Yoshimoto           
Duo Guitar/Mandolin
(Mandoline-Takami Kubota/Guitar-Gen Taguchi)
19:30       Concert:                  Galina Vale

Sunday 14 October 07
9:00         Master class:            Galina Vale
13:00       Competition              Finale Round Competition
19:30       Concert:                  Gentaro Takada
Leon Koudelak

Leon Koudelak is a winner of the guitar competition “Fundation Jacinto e Inocencio Guerrero” in Madrid and also received for his artistic performances the Appreciation Price from the Austrian Federal Ministry for science and research.  He performed in Europe, South America and Asia in countries such as Germany, Great Britain, Spain, Portugal, Czech republic and Slovak Republic, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Hungary, France, Greece, Liechtenstein, Cuba Japan, Nepal, Malaysia, South Korea and Thailand. He did the premieres of works by composers such as K.H. Stockhausen, R. Haubenstock Haubenstock-Ramati, M. Buchrainer. In 2002 he led the premiere of the guitar concert “Evasion 2002 – “Eschner - guitar concert” by Michael Buchrainer with the “Symphony orchestra Liechtenstein” at the Festival of Liechtenstein LiGiTa.
He released with Tyrolis Classics so far five CD’s: 1989 “Guitar Music from Spain, Mexico and Brazil”, 1992 “Modern Trend of Factories for Guitar”, 1994 “Joaquin Rodrigo – guitar music”, 1997 “Pavana Triste” as well as 2002 the last CD, “Exotic Fruits” which became the CD of the year by the “French Technical Periodical”
Leon Koudelak, is founder of the Liechtenstein Guitar days LiGiTa, one of the most important music events in Europe. Since 2001 he serves as the Artistic Director of the International Thailand Guitar festival in Bangkok, one of the largest and most important festivals of the guitar in Asia.
Leon Koudelak
Program :
David Coverdale                                             Saling Ships
(*1951)                                                            Soldier of Fortune / Is this love
Glenn Hughes                                                 This time around
Tom Pegram                                                    Prayer (Dedicated to leon Koudelak) (USA,*1951)
Manuel Maria Ponce                                       Variations sur « Folia  de España »
(1882-1948)                                                     Scherzino Mexicano
M.Castelnuovo-Tedesco                                 Sonata Op.77 (Omaggio a Boccherini)
(1895-1968)                                                     -Allegro con spirito
                                                                         -Andantino, quasi canzone
                                                                         -Tempo de minuetto
                                                                         -Vivo ed energico
Luigi Boccherini                                             Introduction et Fandango
(Italy, 1743-1805)
2. guitar Woratep Rattana – umpawan

Ermanno Bottiglieri

Ermanno Bottiglieri born in Siracusa (Italy) and began guitar lessons at 11 with Nello Alessi, and graduated with Paolo Nicolosi at “Conservatorio Vincenzo Bellini” of Palermo. He attended the masterclasses of: O. Ghiglia, A. Minella, M. Barrueco and R. Chiesa. Winner of many National and International Guitar Competitions (“Riviera in Musica” (Italy) 1993 - 1 st prize, “Amici della Musica” (Italy) 1994 - 1 st prize, “Musica Rara” (Italy) 1994 - 1 st prize, Savona International Guitar Competition (Italy) 1997 - 2 nd prize, 39 th Tokyo International Guitar Competition 1996 - 4 th prize, etc.) started the concert performance career in 1984 and played in Italy, Argentine, Russia, Japan, Vietnam. Since 1998 live in Japan. In 2000, in Japan, founded the Moisycos Music Edition and in 2005 the Moisycos Intercultural Institue in Italy. He has a intensive solo concerts activity and since 1997 played in regular duo that after 2000 became the “Moisycos Guitar Duo”. As soloist he recorded the cd “I and Me”, and as Moisycos Guitar Duo recorded three cds “J. K. Mertz – 15 th duets”, “Night by Night” and “Rossini – Ouvertures”. In January 2001 he receved from the Mayor of Siracusa the important “Aretusa Prize” for “his intensive and appreciate international career of classic guitarist”. He teachs in regular masterclass in Italy, Russia and Japan and is a member of Jury in important Guitar Competitions. Several composers have dedicated works to him: M. Iamone, F. Cavallone, D. Caruso, D. Ficco, C. Lacertosa.  
About him:
“…fantastic virtuoso…” (italian newspaper “La Stampa”)
“one of the best interpreter of my music” (Maurizio Colonna, guitarist and composer)
Emanno Bottiglieri

G. Sanz                                                     Suite Espanola
M. Iamone                                                Song for the Sea (dedicated to E. Bottiglieri)
N. Paganini                                               Variation from "The Venice's Carnival"

J. Cardoso                                                 Milonga
A. Ruiz-Pipo                                            Cancion y Danza n.1
J. Jirmal                                                    Baden Jazz Suite
M. Colonna                                              Spanish Capriccio


Galina Vale
Guitarist Galina Vale (Vernigora) was born in the Ukraine and comes from a family of musicians. She began studying the guitar and made her first public appearance on state television at the age of eight, from twelve she was performing major guitar concertos with the Kharkov Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra.   1991 to 1995 she studied at the Moscow Gnesiny Music College while also employed as a principal guitarist with the Kharkov State Philharmonia from 1986 until 1997.
Galina has won prizes at international guitar and music competitions in Poland, Italy, Hungary, Spain, the United Kingdom, and has performed over 2000 concerts across West and Eastern Europe . In 1996 the British Ambassador and High Commissioner to Kenya invited her to Africa for a concert tour and television appearances. Her recitals have included very technically demanding works, such as the arrangement by Japanese virtuoso guitarist Kazuhito Yamashita of "The Bogatyr Gates of Kiev" (from "Pictures at an Exhibition" by Mussorgsky), considered "impossible for guitar" (Goniezc Pomorsky) alongside her own arrangements of works like Rachmaninov's "Prelude no.5 in G-minor" and"Hungarian Dance no.5" by Brahms.
Her repertoire has ranged from 'orthodox' classical guitar (Sor, Mertz, Tarrega, Villa-Lobos), music from the renaissance and baroque (Galilei, Bach, Dowland, Scarlatti) through arrangements of classical instrumental,orchestral works and opera (Liszt, Paganini, Sarasate, de Falla, Gimenez, Bizet, Rossini...) the modern guitar (Walton, Dyens, Rak...) to flamenco (Escudero, Sabicas, Pe?a...) and arrangements of South American and East European folk music (Cardoso, Ramirez, Shevchenko...).
Her interpretation of pieces by the famous guitarist-composer Stepan Rak inspired his praise before a huge audience at the 1987 Esztergom International Guitar Festival (Hungary)..."finally I have found a guitarist who can perform my music!" She has also starred in three music films produced by Ukrainian State Television:"Portrait with guitar" (1987)"Strings and Sails" (1991)"Spirit of Spain" (1997) Her first CD "The Legend" was released in 1996 (under her maiden name Galina Vernigora) with the support of Gendai Guitar Foundation of Japan and Masaru Kohno.
It featured on US FM radio in the network programme edition of "Great Women Guitarists" produced by 'Classical Guitar Alive' in 1997 and later with the Maltese National Radio on the programme "Cantabile". After her album of The Legend (1996), and after moving to Manchester in 1997, Galina released two more CDs - Hungarian Rhapsody (1999) and Great Gates of Kiev (2002). The Hungarian Rhapsody includes works by Liszt, Paganini, Rossini, Barrios, de Falla, Sainz de la Mazza and Rachmaninov. The Great Gates Of Kievincludes works by Mussorgsky, Piazzolla, Albeniz, Llobet, Brahms, Barrios, Dyens, Fampas, Rak, Sabicas, Batista, Steidl and Kozlov. Instrumental Guitar.
The Album - 'Hungarian Rhapsody' was featured on BBC World Service radio and described by the World of Guitar magazine (Poland) as 'an unbelivable performance... a disc which deserves world-wide recognition'.
Since moving to the U.K. she has performed at major festivals incl. Eurowirral International Guitar Festival, Ripon Music Festival, "Hola Mundo" and venues incl. Royal Festival Hall, Purcell Room, Kensington Roof Gardens, Leighton House and Bridgewater Hall. She has also worked with the Instituto Cervantes in Manchester and London performing Spanish guitar music programmes for the Open University, British Council and other events.
During year 2006 Galina has performed in Spain, Portugal,Turkey and Thailand

Galina Vale
Manuel de Falla                                             Miller's Dance
 Jorge Cardoso                                               Milonga
 Anatoly Shevchenco                                     Carpathian Rhapsody
 Augustin Barrios Mangore                           Vals no.3
 Johannes Brahms                                          Hungarian Dance no.5 (arr. by G.Vale)
 Maximo Diego Pujol                                    Valz
 Niccolo Paganini                                           Caprice no.24" (arr. by G.Vale)
 Stepan Rak                                                    Rumba
 Anon                                                             Gentleman with one brown shoe (arr. by                                                                     G.Vale)
Augustin Castellon Sabicas                            Malaguena
Manuel de Falla                                              Spanish Dance" from the opera "La vida                                                                                                                                                                                                                      breve (arr. G. Vale)
Augustin Barrios Mangore                            Cancion de la Hilandera"
Sergei Rachmaninov                                      Prelude in G-minor, op.23 no.5                                                 
Pavel Steidl                                                     Elise
Roland Dyens                                                 “Fuoco" Finale from "Libra Sonatine"
Gioacchino Rossini                                         Tarantella (arr.J Morel)
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky                       The Bohatry Gate of Kief  (from Picturs from Exhebition (arr Yamashita)

Mitsuo Yoshimoto
Mitsuo Yoshimoto,a Japanese guitarist,was born in Nagoya in 1949.
He studied the guitar under kyouei Shimogaki,Akinobu Matsuda,the late Yoshio Hohsido,Alirio Diaz, including the instructions of J.L.Gonzales in Spain. He studied Renaissanse Lute also under Shin Watanabe.
Moreover he received valuable advices from J.Bream,J.Thomas,C.Parkning,when they visited Japan. He began his career as a classic guitarist from 1972. He released two works CD. `Guitar Solo Album 1`
( Recuerdos de la Alhambra ) in 2001.` Guitar Solo Album 2 `( La Catedral ) in 2003. We can enjoy his beautiful sounds through them. In 2005 and 2006 he was invited as one of juries of `Moisycos International Guitar Competition `in Italy,and gave his solo concert there as a guest player, which was enthusiastically received. At present he belongs to three Guitar Associations?in Japan.
`Japan Spain Guitar Assosiation` as a member of professional guitarist.
`Central Districts of Japan Guitar Association` as one of directors.
`Nagoya Classic Players Assosiation` as one of directors.
We are looking forward to his more activities throughout the world

Mituo Yoshimoto

G.Frescobaldi                                      Frescobalda La Frescobalda
D.Scarlatti                                            Sonata E Moll
S.Bach                                                  Sarabande -   Double
F.Tarrega.                                Lagrima/ Adelita/ Preludio Nr.10/ Maria    
Capricho Arabe

H.Villa-Lobos                                     Etude Nr.1 /Prelude Nr 1

A.Lauro                                   Vals Criollo    
                                          El Negrito


N.Paganini                                           Caprice Nr.24

Mandoline & Guitar Duo
Mandoline - Takami Kubota
Guitar - Gen Taguchi

She lives in Osaka Japan.  
She began her mandolin lessons at the age of 15, and continued to play 
at the mandolin club between junior high school to high school of 
Tezukayama-Gakuin.  She is also graduated Tezukayama-Gakuin University 
famous in Osaka.  She studied the mandolin under professor Masaki Kinoshita 
in Osaka and still continue to study under one of famous mandolinist 
in Japan Kizoh Sakakibara stay at Nagoya. 
She got 2nd prize Mandolin-Solo competition at Nagoya in 2004.
And she was given to play one of graduated members of Tezukayama-Gakuin 
University at the Museum special concert in Osaka.
Current activity is concert mistress at the Armonia Mandoline Orchestra in Osaka. 

He began to study guitar in 16 years old.
He had Guitar-Solo Recital at Osaka in 1972 and 1975. 
He studied the guitar technic under one of maestro in Japan Masaji Nawata 
from 1966, and got masterdegree in 1972 from his school, and studied to play 
mandolin technic also from him.
Moreover he got special lessons of the guitar from Norihiko Watanabe(Paris 
International Guitar Competion Winner), proffessor Haruo Kusaka 
and master class of Konrad Ragossnig, etc.
From 1972, he organized Guitar Quartet and released an LP record "Modern 
Melody in Japan", his ensemble got some prizes at few contests and gaven 
the Culture Honor Prize from Osaka prefecture in 1992.
His one of current activity is interchangeable culture of the guitar and 
mandolin etc. between Thailand and Japan. 

Theme and variations"Sakura" composed by Yokihiro Yokoh - Guitar Solo

Fantasia"Sakura" composed by Seiji Nawata - Mandoline Solo

Variations by Schubert's lullaby (Seiichi Suzuki) - Mandoline Solo
Danza e Cantabile Op.30 (Raffaele Calace) - Mandoline & Guitar
Capriccio Spagnuoko Op.276 (Carlo Munier)- Mandoline & Guitar
Solea (B.Cateura) - Mandoline & Guitar)
Nanban-Torai (Takashi Yuasa) - Mandoline & Guitar
Tico Tico no Fuga ( Zequinha de Abreu) - Mandoline & Guitar

Gentaro Takada

Classical guitarist Gentaro Takada was born in Tokyo,Japan in 1964.He began to play the electric and acoustic guitars by himself from the age of 14, and from 18 began to study classical guitar in earnest under Professor Yuji Konno. In 1987 Takada won several important prizes in Japan,1st prize at GLC Guitar Competition,1st prize at the Spanish Guitar Music Competition, and 2nd prize at the International Guitar Competition "Jose Luis Gonzales". In 1988 he gave his debut recital in Tokyo,and in succeeding years he won several top prizes in varous international guitar competitions. Of particular note are 1st prize at Concurso Internacional "Alhambra"(Spain) in 1988,1st prize at Primer Encuentro de Guitarra Argentina(Argentine) in 1992 ,and Special Juror's Prize at Concurso Internacional Manuel Ponce(Mexico) in 1994. From 1993 to 1996 Takada was Head of Faculty of Guitar at the Concervatorio Nacional de Musica, at La Paz,Bolivia and during this 4 year period taught many master classes and gave many concerts in Bolivia,Brasil,Peru,Uruguay,Chile and Argentine. Takada has studied under Professor Yuji Konno in Japan,Jose Luis Gonzales in Spain,and Abel Carlevaro,Eduardo Fernandez and Alvaro Pierri in Uruguay. Takada has translated a famous guitar method "School of the Guitar" by Abel Carlevaro, so he is a recognized authority on teaching the Carlevaro Method in Japan. Currently he is teaching at University of Music Showa in Tokyo,Japan.
-Takada has released numerous recordings of guitar solo and ensemble with various instruments, as "Astor Piazzolla:Las cuatro estaciones Porten~as" "Rocks on the Guts" etc.

Leo Brouwer                                        Berceuse
Three Brasilian piece
H.Villa-Lobos                                      Preludio Nr 3
D.Reis                                                  Se ella preguntar/Choro
Two Bolivian folksongs(arr.Fernando Arduz)
            Man~anita de Pascua
La despedida de Chuncho
A.Ramirez                                          Alfonsina y el mar
A.Piazzolla                                           Invierno Porten
Oton~o Porten



A.Carlevaro                                         Three Preludios Americanos

Frederic Hand                          Five Etudes
J.Duarte                                               Sua cosa

Four arrangements dedicated to 4 great rock guitarrists (arr.Gentaro Takada)
-Mood for a Day(Steve Howe)
Dee (Randy Rhodes)
Catch the Rainbow(Ritchie Blackmore)
Crossroads(Eric Clapton)


Yuichi Imai (Japan)

Karl-Heinz Rommich

Kim Hee Hong ( South -Korea)

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