Biography

“Kuhar’s pieces were eclectic and fun…” (Washington Post)

… Nejc Kuhar’s compositions have a strong personality and he plays them excellent. Bravo.” (Roland Dyens, guitarist/composer)

Nejc Kuhar finished with honours his Masters degree in guitar and composition in Vienna (guitar with prof. Alvaro Pierri and composition with Dr. Reiner Bishof and prof. Christian Minkowitsch). Since 2015 he is teaching guitar at Music Academy in Vienna and since 2013 at Frankfurt Music School.

As a guitarist as well as a composer, he won numerous prizes (1st prizes in Germany, China, Italy, Turkey, USA, etc.); he was also scholarship holder of Slovenian Culture Ministry and of Gallus Foundation.

His music has been performed by himself and/or other musicians in prestigious venues, including Musikverein and Konzerthaus in Vienna, Washington National Gallery of Art, Rachmaninov Hall of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Slovene Philharmonic Hall, etc. His commissions include those by the Washington National Gallery of Art, Frankfurt Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst, LiGITa festival, Hong Kong and Sarajevo Guitar Festivals, guitarist Mak Grgić, organist Stephen Ackert and others.

Kuhar’s works have also been published by the renowned publishing houses, such as Les Production d’Oz (Canada), Trekel (Germany) and Berben (Italy), some of which are recorded on his debut CD from ZKP Label, entitled “String modulations”, featuring guitar virtuoso Mak Grgić.

Nejc is regularly performing solo concerts, teaching master classes, as well as being member of juries on various international guitar festivals (LiGiTa in Liechtenstein, Forum Wien, Taiwan Guitar Festival, Sarajevo, Seckau, Postojna Guitar Festival in Slovenia). His concerts have a special charm and uniqueness due to his interpretations of his own compositions.