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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.
Videos by Siccas Guitars
Tow new videos came out. Both Videos ware recorded by Siccas Guitars in Karlsruhe, Germany. In these Videos Gvaneta plays the first part of El Decameron Negro - "El Arpa del Guerrero" by Leo Brouwer and Romance by Niccolò Paganini.
Gvaneta Betaneli together with her Duet partner mezzo-soprano Ekaterina Aleksandrova won a prestigious scholarship of Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now.
New Video is online now
Another new video is online on Gvaneta's YouTube channel. She performs Fugue BWV 1000 by Johann Sebastian Bach.
The Video was recorded in Bonn (Germany) with Salgert Media.
Regularly check out Gvaneta's Youtube channel to watch the latest video clips as well as live videos from concert performances.
Concert in Burgholzhausen
Recently Gvaneta played together with Ekaterina Aleksandrova a recital concert in Burgholzhausen (Germany). The Program contained solo guitar compositions as well as duets for guitar and mezzo-soprano. Live videos from concert will come soon online on Gvaneta's YouTube channel. Stay turned.
In 2018 Gvaneta Betaneli started duet project with mezzo-soprano from Russia Ekaterina Aleksandrova. From the beginning of its existence the duet has been playing regularly concerts in different cities of Germany.
Nowadays the repertoire of the duet includes different works of classic period as well as pieces of romantic and modern time.
In November 2018 Gvaneta and Ekaterina together as duet ''Akkordance'' won prestigious scholarship of Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now foundation.
In December 2019 the duet was recorded in special short film about "Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now" foundation and about there scholars. The film was made by German TV. In this Film you can hear the moments of live concert of Gvaneta and Ekaterina es well as their interviews.
To see the Video just scroll down this page.
Film about "Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now" foundation.
Photos of duet Akkordance
Because of the situation nowadays with COVID-19 Live Concerts as well as online concerts are to be announced as soon as possible in this page. Stay turned.
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Gvaneta is available for privat guitar lessons and master classes in Frankfurt am Main (Germany).
If you live far away from Frankfurt or you are unable to travel, you can take also online lessons via Skype, Zoom 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. Playing guitar has no age limit. You can start or continue it any time in your life and bring nice atmosphere and enjoyment to yourself and to others.
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