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   Gvantsa (Gvaneta) Betaneli – georgian classical guitarist, winner of numerous national and international competitions. Born in Tbilisi, Georgia she began studying guitar at the age of three under the guidance of her father Ferdinand Betaneli. At the age of 5 Betaneli gave her first solo concert and a few years later she appeared internationally. Already at the age of 13 Gvaneta successfully participated in audition and became soloist of the State Philarmonic of Georgia. 

  Betaneli graduated with honour from musical gymnasium by Tbilisi State Conservatoire (Central Music School for musical talented kids). At the age of 16 she became the youngest student at Tbilisi State Conservatoire, where she received her Bachelor’s and Master‘s degrees, booth with highest scores.

  In 2011 Gvaneta gained DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) scholarship to continue her study at the University of Music and Performing Art Frankfurt am Main, Germany (HfMDK Frankfurt). 

She also graduated from HfMDK and got her KA Diplom as well as Master's degree, both with best marks. 

  During her study in Georgia, Gvaneta gained five times in succession scholarship of Georgian President, which is one of the most important awards for students in the country. 

   In Germany, she has been supported by DAAD scholarship four times. Among them three times she was awarded a semester scholarship-prize for the best foreign students “DAAD STIBET III” 2013, 2014, 2016. 

   In 2018 Gvaneta won the audition in Frankfurt am Main and was awarded another prestigious scholarship of Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now e.V foundation. During the next several years she was giving namerous concerts as a Scholarship holder of Yehudi Menuchin Live Music Now e.V, in different citys and towns of Germany. 

    Gvaneta also has been participating and getting prizes in national and international competitions.

Awards on competitions:

- 2nd prize at the 2nd International Guitar Competition Bale-Valle "Live Guitar" (Bale, Croatia)

-1st prize at the 10th international guitar competition “Guitar Renaissance” (Gomel, Belarus)

- 2nd prize at the 1st Tbilisi International Guitar Competition (Tbilisi, Georgia) 

- 2nd prize at the 2nd national classical guitar competition (Tbilisi, Georgia)

-1st prize at the 3rd International Competition of musician performers “Renaissance” (Gyumri, Armenia)

   Starting from early years Gvaneta's career has taken her to perform concerts around the world in Germany, Spain, France, Georgia, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Costa Rica and others. She has been participating in international charity concerts, festivals and giving master classes. Betaneli also received many awards for her international concert tours. In 2010 she was awarded with 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 she received special diploma from municipality of Cartama (Spain) for her concert tour in Spain. In addition to her solo carrier Betaneli also plays chamber music. She performs lots of concerts as a member of different ensembles. 

  Betaneli collaborates and has regularly video recording sessions with well known guitar salon Siccas Guitars (Karlsruhe, Germany).

   In 2023 Gvaneta starts collaboration with Altamira Guitars and recorded for their Social Media channels Altamira Home Concert.

   Along with performing career a young guitarist is also an avid teacher. Since 2013 she is a pedagogue of guitar at one of the biggest and prestigious music schools in Germany - Frankfurt State Music School (Musikschule Frankfurt am Main e.V). 

   Gvaneta spends her free time by reading books, writing some prose, essays and small books about music and art. She has written one essay and several books, out of them one is in Georgian language. Other main hobbies of her are Yoga, Photography and Ski.

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