Anna Slezáková

began playing the guitar at the age of ten in Uherské Hradiště, Czech Republic under the guidance of Ludmila and Alois Menšík. Later she studied at the Conservatory of Brno in the class of prof. Vladislav Bláha and then with prof. Alvaro Pierri at the "Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst" in Vienna where she finished with honours in 2012 . In 2007, she got a degree in musicology at the Masaryk University in Brno. From 2003 to 2013, she had been a member of Trio Nété (www.trionété.com). As a soloist or a member of chamber ensembles she has given concerts in various countries including France, Italy, Japan, Hungary, Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Austria, Switzerland etc. For the season 2011/2012, she was awarded a stipendium from ʺStiftung Dr. Robert und Lina Thyll-Dürrʺ. Since 2012, Anna has been leading her class at the Conservatory in Bern, Switzerland.

Marcos Zuñiga

musician-author, started studying the guitar and singing at the Conservatory in Fribourg (Switzerland) in 1988 and 2000 respectivelly. In 2005, in co-operation with Spanish guitarist Sabine Droz he recorded his first CD ʺClásico-Flamencoʺ with his own compositions. Between 2006 and 2007 he created a performance called ʺGuitar and Voiceʺ and was a singer of the ʺDe Corazonʺ flamenco group. He finished his guitar studies in 2008 in Lausanne. Since 2008, Marcos has been engaged at ʺOpéra de Lausanneʺ in the productions like Carmen (Japan tour) or Belle Hélène (TSR1 a TV Monde). He also had many soloistic roles in ʺAteliers d´Opéraʺ. He performed at the world renowned stages – Opéra de Reims, Vichy, Besançon, Barcelona, Granada and Tokyo. Since 2009 and 2011, Marcos has been studiyng under the guidance of highly respected teachers Rachel Sparer Bercier and Nicole Fallien.

Her prizes to date are:
 - 1st prize, The National Competition of Musik Schools in Opava, Czech Republic.
 - 1st prize, The Competition of Czech Conservatories in České Budějovice.
 - 1st prize, International Guitar Competition in Gorizia, Italy (as a member of Trio Nété).
 - 2nd prize, International Guitar Competition in Dolný Kubín, Slovakia.
 - 3rd prize, International Guitar Competition in Kutná Hora, Czech Republic
 - 3rd prize, International Guitar Competition ʺLIGITAʺ, Liechtenstein
 - 1st  prize, International Guitar Competition in Rust, Austria
 - 3rd prize, International Guitar Competition in Gorizia, Italy
 - 3rd prize, International Guitar Competition in Jaén, Spain and the Audience Prize
 - 1st prize, International Guitar Competition in Enschede, Holland