Karol Samuelčík

Karol Samuelčík was born in 1991, Banská Bystrica (Slovakia). Between 2011-2016 was studying at the Academy of music and performing arts in Bratislava with prof. Jozef Zsapka.
He has graduated with the highest honour, Prize of the Rector. He enriched his musical progress during few months in Spain where he studied with famous Margarita Escarpa.
At present is student of full-time postgraduate study at Academy of music and performing arts in Bratislava. His pedagogue is worldwide known prof. Jozef Zsapka.

Karol had performed in the numerous cities in the whole Slovakia (Bratislava - International guitar festival J.K. Mertz, Sunday matinee; Nitra - Cithara Aediculae; Prešov - Presov Music Spring; Banská Bystrica; Žilina; ...) and abroad (Spain, Austria, Czech republic, Italy, Hungary, Greece, ...).

As a soloist performed with orchestras as The Slovak Philharmonic; The Slovak State Philharmonic, Košice; The Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina and Cappella Istropolitana.
In 2016, he recorded his debut CD with compositions by Isaac Albéniz, Johann Sebastian Bach and Vicente Asencio for Diskant records.

He has attented a lot of International guitar festivals and masterclasses with such a great artists like L. Brouwer, S. Assad, P. Steidl, C. Domeniconi, M. Socias, R. Smits, M. Dylla, A. Pierri, C. Marchione, R. Dyens and the others.
Karol gained 1. prize at the International guitar competition of J.K. Mertza 2012, Thailand International Guitar Competition 2016, Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe Scholarship program 2012/2013, International guitar competition of Ivan Balla in Dolný Kubín 2009, The Slovak Conservatories Students Competition 2009. In 2013 recieved prize for the best performance of an italian piece in international competition Udine (Italy). In 2015 became one of laureates at Forum Gitarre Wien.

From 2013 he has joined to the organization team of J. K. Mertz festival in Bratislava.
Karol is playing the guitar by Masaki Sakurai, model Maestro.