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   Gvantsa (Gvaneta) Betaneli – georgian classical guitarist, winner of numerous national and international competitions.

   Gvaneta was born in Tbilisi, Georgia. She began studying guitar at the age of three under the guidance of her father Ferdinand Betaneli. Already 5 years old she played her first solo concert. At the age of 13 she successfully participated in a competition and became soloist of the State Philarmonic of Georgia. 

  Gvaneta graduated with honor 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 was 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.

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

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

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

- Second prize at the 1st Tbilisi International Guitar Competition (Georgia, Tbilisi); 

- First prize at the III international competition of musician performers “Renaissance” (Armenia, Gyumri); 

-  Second prize at II national classical guitar competition (Georgia, Tbilisi).

  She also received many other awards: 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. 

Gvaneta has active concert life. 

  Starting from early years she performed in numerous concert venues in Georgia, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Germany, Spain, France 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 performs lots of concerts as a member of Duos, Trios and different ensembles. 

 Gvaneta collaborates and records regularly videos with guitar salon SiccasGuitars (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. Already 10 years 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.

Gvaneta’s another big hobby is photography.

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