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Gvaneta Betaneli

- classical guitarist -

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Gvantsa (Gvaneta) Betaneli – georgian classical guitarist, winner of numerous national and international competitions, considered to be one of the best performers of her generation.

Gvaneta was born in Tbilisi, Georgia. She began studying guitar at the age of three under the careful guidance of her father Ferdinand Betaneli. Already 5 years old she gave her first solo concert. At the age of 13 she successfully participated in a competition and became soloist of the State Philarmonic of Georgia. One year later she started recording with famous labels in Georgia following many successes, lots of concerts and later international career.

   

Gvantsa Betaneli successfully graduated from Experimental Musical Gymnasium of Tbilisi State Conservatoire (Central Music School for talented kids). At the age of 16 she became the youngest student at Tbilisi V. Sarajishvili State Conservatoire, where she finished her Bachelor and Master degree with honor.

In 2011 Gvaneta received prestigious scholarship of DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) to continue her study in Germany at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main. In 2014 she graduated from HfMDK and got KA Diplom. After that she continued her study in the same university in class of Helmut Osterreich for Master, which she finished with honor in 2017.

 

During study at Tbilisi Conservatoire Gvaneta won five times in succession scholarship of Georgian President, which is one of the most prestigious awards for students in Georgia. In Germany, she has been supported by DAAD scholarship four times. Among them three times she was awarded a semester scholarship-prize for best foreign students “DAAD STIBET III” 2013, 2014, 2016. In November 2018 Gvaneta won prestigious scholarship of  Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now foundation.

 

Gvaneta has a very active concert life. Starting from early years she performed in numerous concert venues in Georgia, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Germany, Spain, and Costa Rica. She has been participating in international charity concerts, festivals, giving master classes. Beside her solo carrier Gvaneta often plays chamber music. She gives lots of concerts as a member of Duos, Trios and different ensembles. She received many awards for her concert tours. In 2010 she got special diploma of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and Embassy of Ukraine in Georgia for doing her special contribution in cultural relations between two countries. In 2017 guitarist received special certificate from municipality of Cartama for her concert tour in Spain. Many reviews about her concerts are written by magazines, newspapers and internet portals of several countries. 

 

 Gvaneta has been participating and getting prizes in numerous national and international competitions in Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Russia, Ukraine, Croatia. She has obtained more than ten prizes such as the Second prize at the 2nd International Guitar Competition Bale-Valle "Live Guitar" (Croatia Bale); The first prize at the 10th international guitar competition “Guitar Renaissance” (Belarus Gomel); The second prize at the 1st Tbilisi International Guitar Competition (Georgia Tbilisi); The first prize at the III international competition of musician performers “Renaissance” in (Armenia Gyumri); The second prize at II national classical guitar competition (Georgia Tbilisi).

 

Gvaneta regularly introduces master instruments of the best guitar makers and records videos with renowned guitar salon Siccas Guitars (Karlsruhe, Germany). Her Videos have thousands of views on YouTube. 

 

Along with performing career young guitarist is also very active as a teacher in Germany. From 2013 she became a pedagogue of guitar at one of the prestigious music schools in Germany - Frankfurt State Music School (Musikschule Frankfurt am Main e.V). 

Gvaneta spends her free time by writing some prose, essays and books about music. She has written one essay and several books, out of them one is in Georgian language and the rest in Russian. 

She is fluent in Georgian, German, English and Russian languages.

 

New videos will be online soon. Videos ware recorded by Siccas Guitars in Karlsruhe. Gvaneta plays the first part - El Arpa del Guerrero - from El Decameron Negro by Leo Brouwer and Romance by Niccolò Paganini

New Videos in 2019 by SiccasGuitars 

In November 2018 Gvaneta Betaneli together with mezzo-soprano Ekaterina Aleksandrova won a prestigious scholarship of Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now. 

Prestigious scholarship 

New video is coming out soon. Fugue BWV 1000 by Johann Sebastian Bach. Video was recorded in Bonn (Germany) with Salgert Media. Check out Gvaneta's Youtube channel to see the newest videos.

New Video

A few weeks ago Gvaneta played together with Ekaterina Aleksandrova a recital concert in Frankfurt am Main (Germany). The Program contained solo guitar compositions as well as duets for guitar and mezzo-soprano.

Concert in Frankfurt

 
 

Gvaneta Betaneli started a new duet project with mezzo-soprano from Russia Ekaterina Aleksandrova. The repertoire of the duet include different works of classic periode, as well as pieces of romantic and modern time. 

In November 2018 Gvaneta and Ekaterina together as duet ''Accordance'' won prestigious scholarship of Yehudin Menuhin Live Music Now foundaition. Nowadays they play concerts in different cities of Germany.

 

 

Januar 7, 2020

Concert ''Live Music Now" with Ekaterina Aleksandrova (Duo Akkordance).

Frankfurt am Main, Germany Beginn at 4:00 p.m.

November 27, 2019

Concert ''Live Music Now" with Ekaterina Aleksandrova (Duo Akkordance).

Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Begin at 11:00 p.m.

November 27, 2019

Concert ''Live Music Now" with Ekaterina Aleksandrova (Duo Akkordance).

Bad Homburg, Germany. Begin at 19:30 p.m.

Januar 7, 2020

Concert ''Live Music Now" with Ekaterina Aleksandrova (Duo Accordance).

Frankfurt am Main, Germany Beginn at 4:00 p.

April 25, 2019

Recital Concert Solo and with Ekaterina Aleksandrova (Duo Akkordance) in "Hauskonzerte in Lingen".

Falkenstraße 17, 49808 Lingen. Begin at 7:00 p.m.

Some impressions from past Concerts

Introduction & variations on a Theme by Mozart Fernando Sor

 

Choro da Saudade

Agustín Barrios Mangrove

 

Romance

Niccolò Paganini

El Decameron Degro

Leo Brouwer

Etude No. 8  

Heitor Villa-Lobos

Café 1930  

Astor Piazzolla

 
 
 
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Are you interested in personal guitar lessons with professional guitar player? 

Gvaneta is available for privat guitar lessons or master classes in Frankfurt am Main (Germany).

In case you live far away from Ffm or you are unable to traval, you can take also online lessons via Skype or Facetime. Online Lessons can be done with a laptop or even a tablet, regardless of location.

Lessens are for any level and any age. To play music there is no age limit. You can start or continue it any time in your life and bring nice atmosphere to yourself and to others.

If you are interested in lessons with Gvaneta feel free to contact her through the contact page per e-Mail or through her facebook Page. Also don't forget to write some words about yourself, and about your interest for music and guitar.

                                       

 

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Are you interested in personal guitar lessons in Frankfurt am Main or via Skype with Gvaneta? Online Lessons can done with a laptop or a tablet, regardless of location.

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