Niklas Johansen was born in 1989 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
He has already received international acclaim after winning several international competitions and awards. He has played concerts as a soloist and in chamber music groups in 16 countries all around the world. He has frequently been invited for concerts and masterclasses at renowned festivals across Europe, Russia and big parts of China.
Furthermore he has recorded his debut cd in 2016 with the Italian label dotGuitar, the cd “Paganini // Piazzolla” in 2018 with Kehan Zhang, and he has performed as a soloist with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and Pleven Philharmonic (Bulgaria).
Niklas started playing guitar at the age of 9, and began his studies in 2009 at The Royal Danish Academy of Music under Jesper Sivebæk. In 2014 he went one year abroad and studied a year with Ricardo Gallén at the Hochschule Für Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar, Germany. In 2015 he played his Master’s Recital in Denmark receiving the highest grade and since then he has been doing post-graduate degrees with Jesper Sivebæk in Denmark and Ricardo Gallén in Weimar.
Carlotta Dalia was born in Grosseto (Italy) August 25th 1999. She began to study classical guitar at the age of 8 with Maestro Alessandro Nobili, then with Maestro Alessandro Benedettelli and Maestro Fabio Montomoli. Subsequently with Maestro Aniello Desiderio. She did her Bachelor degree at the Academic Institute of Musical Studies “R. Franci” in Siena, Italy, where she was admitted at age of 14 with honors, in the class of M° Marco Del Greco. At present she is a student of Maestro Giampaolo Bandini in Lucca. She attended the courses of the “Accademia Chigiana” Siena in the class of Master Oscar Ghiglia receiving the Diploma of Merit and the Scholarship. She has already participated in major public performances at numerous festivals in Italy and abroad, holding her ﬁrst solo recital at the age of 12.
She has won over 20 first prizes in national and international competitions. At the 24th International Guitar Convention in Milan she was awarded the "Golden Guitar Prize for the Young Promise 2019". At the age of 16 he released her ﬁrst album, entitled "Gran Solo" for the Italian label DotGuitar. In 2017 she recorded her second album, entirely dedicated to the baroque repertoire.
Carlotta is a D'Addario artist since 2016.
Yan Kok is an internationally award winning Norwegian classical guitarist after winning several international guitar competitions, among others the Hong Kong International Guitar Competition in China, Twents Guitar Competition in The Netherlands and International Young Talents Competition in Sweden.
She recently graduated from studying Konzertexamen in Cologne, Germany at «Hochschule für Musik und Tanz» with Prof. Roberto Aussel. She began playing the guitar at age 7 and since then studied at «Barratt Due», «Norwegian Academy of Music» (Oslo, Norway) and «Robert Schumann Hochschule» (Düsseldorf, Germany) and is already recognized as one of the most renowned classical guitarists of Norway.
As an artist, she has performed all over the world as both soloist, with orchestras such as «Gran Orquestra Tipica de Tango», and chamber musician.
Yan is sponsered by Augustin Strings.
Rami Blomqvist ( b. 1999) started playing the guitar at the age of seven. At 15 he entered the Sibelius Academy youth department in Helsinki. Currently he is studying in bachelor program at the Academy with Ismo Eskelinen as his teacher.
In 2019 he won the first prize in the Guitar Nordic competition. He was also awarded first prize in the guitar duo category in the national Juvenalia chamber music competition in Finland in 2017.
He received a grant from the Pro Musica foundation in 2018.
Ignacio Rodes (1961, Alicante, Spain) is a first Prize winner of five international competitions, including the prestigious ‘Andrés Segovia’, ‘Francisco Tárrega’ and ‘José Ramirez’, Ignacio Rodes is internationally considered to be one of the best guitarists and teachers of his generation. Since his brilliant debut at the Wigmore Hall (London) in 1986, he has been invited to perform at international festivals in most of the European countries, USA, South America, China and Japan. He has appeared as soloist with the English Chamber Orchestra, Zurich Chamber Players, Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, among others.
His discography includes five Cds, published by Opera Tres, Fundación de Música Contemporánea and EMI Classics. He has played in very prestigious concert halls including Alice Tully Hall (New York), Performing Arts Center (San Francisco), Alte Oper (Frankfurt), Tonhalle Maag Zurich. Rodes has broadcast on many European and American television and radio stations. He has conducted master classes at conservatories like Manhattan School of Music (New York), Mannes School of Music, (New York), Bloomington School of Music (Indiana University).
At the moment he is professor at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Alicante and academic director and professor of the Master in Classical Guitar Performance organized by the University of Alicante.