Mircea Gogoncea is a 24-year old Romanian-born classical guitarist based in Germany.

He has performed in over 350 concerts on 5 continents. Having been awarded a total of 160 prizes, he is considered the classical guitarist with the highest number of awards in the world.

Among the most prestigious of these have been the 1st prize at the Julián Arcas Guitar Competition in Almería, the 1st prize at the GFA Youth Solo Competition in Los Angeles, and the Audience Prize at the Francisco Tárrega Competition in Benicassim, Spain.

He made his orchestra debut at the age of 13 together with the National Radio Orchestra of Romania playing the 1st concerto op. 30 by Giuliani.

He recorded his first album with eminent sound engineer John Taylor in London, featuring music from his 2014 tour of China. During his studies, he maintains a regular performing career, especially in Europe and the Americas.

Since the beginning of this year, he has performed in Russia, Germany, Israel, Cuba, the UK, Spain and Peru, counting recitals in the thousand-seat Auditorium of the Santa Ursula College in Lima, open-air concerts in Spain, and other exciting venues among his projects.

He is currently studying with Joaquín Clerch at the Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf as part of the “Konzertexamen” excellence programme, as well as with Michael Lewin, David Russell and Fabio Zanon on the “Advanced Diploma” programme of the Royal Academy of Music in London.

He completed two master degrees simultaneously at the aforementioned institutions in Düsseldorf and London. During his studies at the Royal Academy of Music, he was awarded the inaugural David Russell Prize in June 2014.