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Johan Fostier

Guitar

Johan Fostier holds four international contests first prizes and won many others. He has already recorded two solo CDS, two with the Take Four Guitar Quartet and one with Belgian soprano Evelyne Bohen. He also performs with French guitarist Delphine Bertrand, flautist Sandrine Desmet and with cellist Stijn Kuppens.

He performed as a soloist with the National Orchestra of Belgium, the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège, Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, the Kaliningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, … and gave a tour of forty concerts through the United States and Canada.

He also took part in radio broadcasts in Belgium, in the United States and in Canada. He created ‘Platero y yo’ together with comedian Vincent Dujardin in Belgium and also the ‘Plaisir des Sens’ show with comedian Catherine Lambrecht. He is regularly called upon to play the Romancero Gitano for choir and guitar by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco.

Holder of a diploma from the Brussels Royal Conservatoire of Music in guitar (Diplome Superieur summa cum laude), and chamber music (Diplome Superieur cum laude), Johan Fostier studied further first at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Musique in Paris where he attended the teaching of Alberto Ponce and where he obtained the performer diploma and the concertist diploma with the jury's congratulations, and afterwards at the Conservatoire of Fribourg (Switzerland) with Joaquim Freire where he was awarded the diploma of virtuosity summa cum laude and with the jury's congratulations in 2001.

He is regularly approached to give master classes in Europe and at universities and festivals across the Atlantic. Spanish composer Mariano Ferrández dedicated his "Tres piezas para guitarra" to Johan Fostier.

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