Tatyana Ryzhkova performs Mauro Giuliani's Sonata in C Major, Op. 15

Tatyana Ryzhkova performs Sonata in C Major Op. 15 (Giuliani) on a 1916 Hauser Sr. Guitar

Belarusian classical guitarist Tatyana Ryzhkova performs Mauro Giuliani’s Sonata in C Major, Op. 15, a one-movement piece for classical guitar. Guitar: Hermann Hauser, Sr. (1916), provided by Dr. Michael Rust, this is an original guitar by Hermann Hauser I, that restored by Tatyana Ryzhkova herself.

Tatyana Ryzhkova was born in 1986 in Minsk, the capital of Belarus. At the age of 10, she took her first guitar lessons from V. Gromov. She was able to achieve a high proficiency level, which allowed her to perform successfully at an international duets competition in Poland. As the youngest competitor, Tatyana got the highest mark in her group and was given an honorary diploma.

In the following 2,5 years Tatyana took part in more than 200 concerts on some of the most significant stages of Minsk and Belarus, such as the Big Hall of The National Philharmonic, Theatre of Musical Comedy, the Church of St. Roch, and also at some governmental and presidential concerts.

In 1999 Tatyana Ryzhkova was given the scholarship of the Presidential foundation in support of young talents. Various radio and TV performances helped her win love and success of the public.

She started her higher education under the guidance of Michael Zhuravlev at the Glinka Music College in Minsk. After only a year she successfully passed all the necessary exams and was accepted in the Liszt Academy of Music Weimar, Germany (Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar) into one of the most prestigious guitar classes by the famous professor of guitar Thomas Müller-Pering.

In 2009 Tatyana Ryzhkova became the scholarship holder of the New Liszt Foundation (Neue Liszt Stiftung Weimar).

Prize-winner of various competitions in Belarus, Russia, Poland and other countries, participant at international festivals in Poland, Germany, Italy, Tatyana took master-classes by the leading guitarists of Europe, such as Carlo Marchione, Pavel Steidl, John Dearman (LAGQ), Olaf van Gonnissen, Giampaolo Bandini, Darko Petrinjak; Tomasz Zawierucha, Kurt Rodarmer among others.

Hermann Hauser, Sr. (* 1882; † 1952) was a German luthier. He worked in Munich and later in the Bavarian Reisbach. Guitar models by Hermann Hauser, Sr. included the Vienna Model and the Munich Model, the Terz-Guitar, the Prim-Guitar and the Fifth-Bass Guitar (Quintbass). Hermann Hauser, Sr. found to his own style by orienting at the constructions of Antonio de Torres. Today the Hermann Hauser, Sr. Guitar, which was played by Andres Segovia from 1937 to 1970 is inventory of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The British guitarist and lute player Julian Bream played Hermann Hauser Sr. guitars built 1936 and 1947.

Hauser’s son, Hermann Hauser II (1911-1988) and grandson, Hermann Hauser III (born in 1958) have continued the master luthier’s tradition.

Together with the Munich entrepreneur, producer and guitarist Klaus Wolfgang Wildner, Hermann Hauser III established in 2005 the non-profit organization of the civil right “Hermann Hauser Guitar Foundation”. The foundation is dedicated to Hermann Hauser, Sr.

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