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Johanna Beisteiner

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Occupation(s)  Guitarist
Albums  Austrian Rhapsody
Labels  Gramy Records
Record label  Gramy Records
Role  Guitarist
Instruments  Guitar
Name  Johanna Beisteiner

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Born  20 February 1976 (age 39) Wiener Neustadt (1976-02-20)
Genres  Classical music, Film score
Similar People  Robert Gulya, Bela Drahos, Budapest Symphony Orchestra, Mauro Giuliani, Miguel Llobet

Years active  fl. ca. 1992 - present

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Johanna Beisteiner (born 20 February 1976) is an Austrian classical guitarist.


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Johanna Beisteiner received her first guitar lessons at the age of nine at the Josef Matthias Hauer music school in her hometown Wiener Neustadt. In 1992, only sixteen of age, she became a student at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, from where she graduated as a concert guitarist as well as a Doctor of philosophy with a PhD Thesis on Art music in figure skating, synchronized swimming and rhythmic gymnastics.
Johanna Beisteiner is an internationally active guitar soloist, her repertoire contains music from the 15th to the 20th century as well as contemporary classical music. Inter alia she played several world premieres of works by the composers Robert Gulya, Reuben Pace and Eduard Shafransky. Moreover, she worked with known orchestras such as the Budapest Symphony Orchestra, Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, Sochi Symphony Orchestra, Graz Chamber Philharmonic and Budapest Strings Chamber Orchestra, renowned conductors such as Michelle Castelletti, Béla Drahos, Achim Holub and Oleg Soldatov and the Argentine Tango dancer as well as choreographer Rafael Ramirez. In addition to her numerous recordings for Gramy Records, she also appeared in television and radio productions for RAI 3 (Italy), Channel 4 (Russia) and Bartok Radio (Hungary) and recorded soundtracks for movies. In 2012 she composed her first own piece Zemlinsky's Night on themes by Alexander von Zemlinsky. With the Austrian actress Heidrun Samstag she presents since 2013 the literary-music evening Farkas discovers America dedicated to Karl Farkas.
In 2017 Beisteiner was invited by the Valletta International Baroque Festival to give concerts at Manoel Theatre as well as National Library of Malta.

Johanna Beisteiner plays on classical Spanish guitars made by Paulino Bernabe Senior and Junior.

Honours and awards

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  • 2008: Crystal trophy 200 Years Teatro della Concordia (Monte Castello di Vibio, Italy)
  • 2011: Honorary Membership in the Association Hohenschönhausen Castle (Berlin, Germany)
  • 2016: Premio Teatro della Concordia 2016 for Beisteiner's own composition Don Quixote Fantasy on themes from a ballet by Minkus
  • Works by Robert Gulya

  • 2000: Fairy Dance for guitar solo
  • 2006: Capriccio for guitar and piano
  • 2007: Night Sky Preludes for guitar solo
  • 2009: Concert for guitar and orchestra. Sample of first movement performed live in 2009 by Johanna Beisteiner and the Budapest Symphony Orchestra conducted by Béla Drahos (Video published in 2010 by Gramy Records).
  • 2009: The Milonguero and the Muse (Tango), second version for flute, guitar and string orchestra. Sample of this tango performed live in 2009 by Béla Drahos, Johanna Beisteiner and the Budapest Symphony Orchestra (Video published in 2010 by Gramy Records)
  • 2010: Waltz for guitar solo
  • 2013: Nutcracker Variations for guitar and string orchestra
  • Works by Reuben Pace

  • 2017: Concertino for guitar, harpsichord and orchestra
  • Works by Eduard Shafransky

  • 2004: Requiem for guitar
  • 2007: Caravaggio oggi or Reflections on a painting by Caravaggio. Sample (Video published in 2010 by Gramy Records)
  • 2007: Night in Granada
  • 2009: Old quarters of Alanya
  • 2009: Songs of breakers
  • CD

  • 2001: Dance Fantasy
  • 2002: Salon
  • 2004: Between present and past
  • 2007: Virtuosi italiani della chitarra romantica
  • 2012: Austrian Rhapsody
  • 2016: Don Quijote
  • DVD

  • 2010: Live in Budapest
  • Soundtracks

  • 2005: Truce
  • 2007: S.O.S Love!
  • References

    Johanna Beisteiner Wikipedia