Czech Dreams 2024
Pavel Steidl / guitar
Pavel Steidl was born in Rakovnik. Since he won first prize at the Radio France International Competition in Paris in 1982, he became one of the most celebrated soloists of his generation. Between members of the jury were artist like Alexander Tansman, Antonio Lauro and Maria Luisa Anido. Before that he studied with such guitarists as Milan Zelenka and Stephan Rak in Prague. In 1987 he decided to emigrate to Netherlands where after years of studying and getting inspiration from many different artist he has created his own style which is not ignoring authentic way of intepretatione 19th century guitar literature on periodic instruments and going far to some world music elements. Pavel Steidl is composer himself and his own compositions are often played on his concerts.
He performed in more then 40 countries of the world such as Canada, USA, China, India, Japan, Europe, South and Central America and many others. He was awarded guitarist of the year 2004 by readers of the Italian Guitar Magazine Guitart. Pavel Steidl plays many instruments, but mainly Francisco Simplicio (1926) and Franz Butcher (2008), romantic guitar: copies of J. G. Stauffer guitar made by B. Kresse and original instrument from the beginning of the 19th century Nikolaus G. Ries cca. 1830.