Mircea Gogoncea is a 26-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 165 prizes, he is considered one of the guitarists 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 graduated from the “Konzertexamen” excellence program with Joaquín Clerch at the Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf, as well as the “Advanced Diploma” programme of the Royal Academy of Music in London under Michael Lewin and visiting professors David Russell and Fabio Zanon.
Previously, he had completed two master degrees simultaneously in Düsseldorf and London. During his studies at the Royal Academy of Music, he was awarded the inaugural David Russell Prize in June 2014.
He maintains a regular performing career, especially in Europe and the Americas Since the beginning of 2016, he has performed in Isrel, Russia, Cuba, Peru, the UK, Germany, the USA, Spain, France and Romania, counting among his projects a three-week chamber music tour through Peru’s most prestigious concert halls, a double concert for guitar, violin and orchestra in London in October, as well as sold-out masterclasses in Peru and Romania.
In the past six months, he performed accompanied by orchestras such as the Valencia Philharmonic in Benicásim, Spain, the Electoral Palatinate Chamber Orchestra in Germany with Isaac Stern competition winner Mayu Kishima, as well as in his adoptive hometown, where he joined Joaquín Clerch, Ricardo Gallen, Marco Tamayo, Alexander Ramirez, flamenco star Cañizares and the Sinfonietta Ratingen for the final night of the latest Düsseldorf Guitar Festival.