“Being an IGF Young Artist Platform artist was one of the very first professional experiences I had after moving to the UK. This allowed me to smoothly enter the local music scene, giving me the opportunity to perform in prestigious venues in London and in other UK cities. In particular winning the London International Guitar Competition playing Concierto de Aranjuez at Milton Court in 2016 opened a window on a wider international range of experiences by allowing me to join the EuroStrings programme, which gave me the chance to perform and teach in guitar festivals in several European Countries (Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Bosnia and Herzegovina, The Netherlands, Finland, Estonia, UK) which gave me a real taste of what is to be expected professionally as guitarists attending guitar festivals.
Learning and performing new music was also an important part of the IGF experience and it was greatly formative, by establishing the foundations of my current work in the field of contemporary music, both when collaborating with composers and writing new music myself. I believe the greatest contribution of IGF to my career has been providing me with a solid ground of eclectic experiences on which to build both my professional and artistic profile as a musician today.”