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100/100 score on International Guitar Competition in Treviso

Nejc Kuhar was awarded the 1st Prize on International Guitar Competition Musikrooms in Treviso Italy, with an absolute score of 100/100

1st Prize on Acerra Guitar Meeting Composition Competition

Nejc Kuhar was awarded the 1st Prize on Acerra Guitar Meeting Composition Competition and is invited on a festival next year for a concert and as a member of the jury for Composition competition

All 6 Suites for Young Guitarists are published

With the Suite for Young Guitarists No.6 published by Les Productions d’OZ, the opus of all 6 Suites is finish! They can be ordered form their website (link) or directly by me (e-mail)

Kuhar’s portrait on Ö1 Talenbörse

Nejc Kuhar was chosen to be presented as guitarist and composer in Talent archive/ Talentbörse of the Ö1 radio- Radio ORF (Interview)

3rd Prize for Nejc Kuhar in Berlin

Nejc won a 3rd prize on International Guitar Festival and Competition in Berlin 2012.

The only guitarist to play in the Final of the prestigious competition in England

Nejc Kuhar was chosen out of 164 competitors to compete in the final of the 23rd Haverhill Sinfonia Soloist Competition in England, as the only classical guitarist. The competition is open to all of the instruments.

Prize for Black Hole

Nejc was awarded “honorable mention” among 83 compositions for his piece Black Hole on International composition competition in Boston

A video interview on a slovenian internet portal 24ur.com

Please watch the video, where Nejc talks about his work as a guitarist and a composer, he also plays two of his composition. Watch here

Interview in a popular slovenian magazine

Read a new interview with Nejc about guitar and composition in a popular slovenian magazine Jana (in slovenian language for now!)

Kuhar’s composition an obligatory piece on Sarajevo Guitar Competition

Nejc Kuhar was commissioned by the Sarajevo Guitar Festival and Competition 2012 to write an obligatory piece “Black Hole” for the VII category. You can see all informations and also download the piece here

Award for Nejc Kuhar on a important international composition competition in Moscow

Nejc Kuhar was awarded 3rd Prize (1st not awarded) among 183 entries for his piece Concertino for Timpani and Percussion Ensemble on International Jurgenson composition competition for young composers in Moscow, Russia

Interview with guitarist and composer Nejc Kuhar in an important daily newspaper

Read here an interview with Nejc Kuhar in an important Slovenian daily newspaper Dnevnik (in Slovenian language)

New review of Kuhar’s and Grgić’s new CD

“Nejc Kuhar is a talented composer with rich invention in chamber music. /…/ Being a guitarist himself alows him to create a variety of instrumental combinations. /…/ He is developing in a mature composer.” (Marjan Zlobec, Delo, Slovenia, 22.06.2011)

You can read it here (in Slovenian language)

New review of Berlioz duo’s concert (with flautist Melanija Pintar)

You can read a new review from Berlioz duo’s concert here (momentarily just in Slovenian language)

New review of Kuhar’s piece Svašta- Everything is possible for solo double bass

After wining a Honorable mention award on IBS composition cometition, the review of the piece was published in Bass World Magazine. The piece was described as “a tour de force conventional bass technique” and you can read the whole review here

Recording of a interview from radio ARS

Listen to Kuhar’s interview and his music here (in Slovenian language)

2nd Prize for Nejc Kuhar’s piece on World Guitar Competition for composers

12. March 2011 Nejc was awarded 2nd Prize on World Guitar Competition for composers in Novi Sad, Serbia, after he played the winning composition Suite in two movements

Kuhar’s first authorial CD with best Slovenian young musicians is out!!!

February 2011 New CD with Nejc Kuhar’s music, played by Mak Grgić and other best Slovenian musicians entitled String Modulations is out! Take a look here, where you can also buy it, or you can order it from me

New review of Kuhar’s piece Sonata No. 1 from Classical Guitar Magazine

This Slovenian composer, born 1987, has written a very “Classical” Sonata, complete with a first movement in Sonata form (even the relative sections i.e. Exposition, Development etc. are dutifully marked as such in the score).
The opening allegro moderato has a scherzando descending passage in semiquavers as its extensive first theme, leading to a rhythmic relaxation built on three recurring and unusually harmonised chords and a bridge passage marked Meno mosso on the same material. Out of this comes the introduction to theme No 2, itself quite lengthy and base on repeated pattern of notes. After a brief codetta, the development takes over, leading us back over foregoing material for the next 85 bars, before the recapitulation and a coda marked delicato, which leads swiftly to a largo final bar.
Movement 2 is an adagio, at turns lyrical and emotional with a quiet almost folk-like beginning moving to a passionate middle section before returning to calm at its close. There is constant movement throughout its 100-or-so bars with at least one voice on the go the whole time.
The third and final movement is toccata-like with multiple changes in time signature along the way. It is extremely difficult and only achievable by a really good technician as it moves continuously around every imaginable fret at great speed never letting up even for a second. A presto spurt at the end leads to a climactic finish.
This is considerable in length and in performing difficulty and is moreover written in a modern but understandable language that many advanced players will be happy to spend time getting to know better. Nicely printed.
Chris Dumigan (Classical Guitar Magazine)

Major composition for percussion instruments written

September 2010 Nejc Kuhar wrote a major three- movement composition Concerto for Timpani and Percussion Ensemble, for info about world premiere click here

Top prize for composition SVAŠTA- EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE at international composition competition in England

15. July 2010 Nejc was awarded 2nd Prize for his piece Svašta, Everything is possible for double bass solo on international composition competition in England (1st not awarded), and it will be published by Recital Music

Top prize on international competition for Prokofiev guitar duo

6. June 2010 PROKOFIEV GUITAR DUO was awarded 2nd prize at International competition for guitar duos Gorizia

New videos from Nejc Kuhar’s composition

You can watch them here

New videos from PROKOFIEV GUITAR DUO

You can see two new videos here

Composition Carpe GuiCell for guitar and cello is published by canadian publisher d’OZ

September 2009 Kuhar’s composition Carpe GuiCell for guitar and cello is published by Canadian publisher Les Production d’OZ

Guitar duo’s studio recordings including one of Nejc Kuhar’s piece are out

July 2009 Guitar duo recorded two compositions in studio RTV Slovenia: L. Boccherini’s Quintet and N. Kuhar’s Niagara Falls with water – you can listen it here

Sonata No. 1 for guitar solo won a special prize at Brescia composition competition

June 2009 Composition for solo guitar Sonata No. 1 won a special prize at Brescia composition competition in Italia

Composition for large ensemble won 3rd Prize at Gustav Mahler composition competition

30. May 2009 Kuhar’s composition Dearest of my hearts won 3rd Prize at composition competition Musikforum Klagenfurt in Austria

Composition SONATA NO. 1 for solo guitar is published by d’OZ publisher

March 2009 Kuhar’s composition Sonata No. 1 for solo guitar, which he wrote for guitarist Mak Grgić is published by Canadian publisher Les Productions d’OZ

Composition HOMMAGE A ERIK SATIE got 2nd Prize at composition competition and is published by Wicky publisher

Kuhar’s composition Hommage a Erik Satie got a 2nd Prize at Povoletto composition competition and is published by Italian publisher Editioni Musicali Wicky

Composition SIX MINIATUR, FOR EACH SEASON ONE won a composition competition and is published by Berben publisher

Nejc Kuhar’s composition for solo guitar Six miniatures, for each season onE is published by Italian publisher Berben, after winning IGS composition competition

Composition for double bass solo was awarded

September 2008 Kuhar’s composition for solo double bass SVAŠTA- Everything is possible was in finale of the composition competition ISB Bass in Paris

Composition for solo guitar was awarded

September 2008 Kuhar’s composition for guitar solo Journey of the pony Baloony won a special prize at Povoletto composition competition