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Oegmundur Thor Johannesson

Oegmundur Thor Johannesson

He joined the Nux family and he is going to use our new acoustic guitar amplifier Nux Stageman for his performances and records with his classical guitar.  
He graduated in June 2008 from Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Austria, from the class of Marco Tamayo with his Masters Degree, with the second one taken at the Maastricht Conservatory in Holland with Carlo Marchione.
He also took private classes with Ricardo Gallén at Escuela Luthier Barcelona 2000-2002   He has taken various master courses with Aniello Desiderio, Costas Cotsiolis, Joaquín Clerch, Thomas Müller Pering, Pavel Steidl, Manuel Barrueco and David Russell, amongst others.  
He has performed at many festivals and events in Europe, USA, South America and Asia, in has been guest performer, teacher and member of jury of international guitar festivals of China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar and Vietnam.   He has received various awards and recognitions and became a prizewinner in Tokyo and Bangkok international guitar competitions in November 2011.  
He has taught master classes in Iceland Academy of Arts, Washington University, Manhattan School of Music, Catholic University of Santiago de Chile, Silpakorn University in Bangkok, Xinghai Conservatory in Guangzhou and Tianjin Conservatory.   He is artistic director of the Midnight Sun Guitar Festival in Reykjavik, Iceland, and co- founder of the Global Guitar Institute, as well as one of active core members of the Worldwide Guitar Connections team. He is currently Brand Ambassador of Natasha Guitars and director of international relations.   He received excellent critics for both of his solo recitals for the Tíbrá Concert Series in Iceland in 2005 and 2008 from mbl.is : “...Ögmundur is an astonishing guitarist”, “...technical security... emotional depth... convincing... with fire... guitarist of great expectation...”

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