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Executive Committee
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Constantin Andrei teaches classical guitar at "Gheorghe Dima" Academy of Music, Cluj-Napoca and at the Faculty of Music from Piatra-Neamt. His activity includes participation to different artistically events from Romania and abroad like International Guitar Festival Sinaia (1983-1990), or Musical Spring in Prague (1990).
In 2000, alongside his brothers Aurelian and Adrian, he forms "Andrei Guitar Trio", and in 2003 he initiates the TRANSILVANIA Guitar Festival Cluj-Napoca.

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Vice President:
Stefan Trifan completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at "Gheorghe Dima" Academy of Music, Cluj-Napoca, where he is now assistant teacher of classical guitar, in addition to beeing theacher of classical guitar at the "Sigismund Toduta" Music Highschool, Cluj-Napoca.
He is a prolific teacher with many successfull students, and he founded the Transilvania Guitar Association in 2006, alongside Constantin Andrei.


Livia Ardelean

Simona Plesuvu

Board of Members Emeritus
For years of service, ACT acknowledges and honors these distinguished recipients with a lifetime membership, in appreciative public recognition of distinction and merit for the valuable contribution in the field of classical guitar.
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Ulrich Muller graduated the Music Conservatory from Osnabruck, Germany; he fondled and conducts many guitar ensembles in Osnabruck and from 2001 he teaches guitar in the Conservatory Institute for Musical Education within the University of Science in Osnabrück.
Since 1980 concerts in Europe, Japan and the USA as solo and concert guitarist with orchestras and chamber ensembles, special Guitar Duo and Voice / Guitar - Lute. Founder of the Guitar – Ensembles Osnabrück, in 2001 Muller was named Professor of Guitar at the University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück.

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Tilman Hoppstock - Since 1978 he has undertaken concerttours to the most important culturcentres of the whole world. Tilman Hoppstock has so far made solo appearances in all major centres from Paris to London and from New York to San Francisco, as well as in cities as scattered as Berlin, Jerusalem, Athens, Istanbul, Tokyo, Boston, Singapore, Casablanca, Martinique and Mexico-City.
He has been teaching guitar classes at the Gutenberg University in Mainz and the Academy of Music in Darmstadt for more than 20 years and additionally teaches chamber music, guitar harmony and counterpoint Music.

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Dávid Pavlovits is one of the most creative personalities of the new generation. He began to play the guitar at the age of 17. He played the guitar only three years when he has won a prize at an international guitar competition (Zory, Poland). The leading Polish daily newspaper described him as a personality "close to a genius".
He has been teaching guitar, music theory and music history since 1996, recently he is teacher at the Faculty of Music of the University of Szeged. He has obtained Ph.D. title in 2006 at "Gh. Dima" Academy of Music (Romania). He is also regularly invited to juries and master courses of international music competitions.


Claire Stancu Delerue, guitarist, lutenist and theorbiste, graduated the National Music Academy from Paris and the University of Southern California where she obtained the "Summa cum laude" degree for classical guitar and ancient music in 1988 and 1991. She attended the master courses of David Russel, Manuel Barrueco, Ben Verdery and David Starobin. Between 1983 and 1991 she performs in chamber music concerts, medieval, baroque and renaissance music ensembles, with authentically instruments.

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Maestro Dumitru Capoianu graduated the Music Conservatory in Bucharest, where he studied among others with Victor Gheorghiu, Mihail Jora and Martian Negrea.

Violinist, conductor, sound master and musical producer at Romanian Broadcasting, he was distinguished with many important awards: Second Prize at the World Festival of Youth from Moscow (1957), Palmes d'Or from Cannes (1975), The Union of Composers Awards (1970, 1974, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1983), Romanian Academy Award (1977).

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Liviu Georgescu is the president of the Romanian Guitar Foundation and the organizer of Sinaia International Guitar Festival. He is a representative figure for classical guitar not only in Romania, but also for the international guitar community. By organizing the Sinaia Guitar Festival, master classes and recitals, Liviu Georgescu has the merrits of connecting the young Romanian guitar community to the larger and more experienced international community. He teaches classical guitar at "George Enescu" Music High School, Bucharest, his students beeing laureated in important national and international guitar competitions.

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Eugen Mang is a guitarist and teacher of German and Romanian origin. After graduating the "Richard Strauss" Academy of Music in Munchen, he returns to Bucharest, Romania where, alongside other Romanian teachers, he creates a strong guitar school.
His students, like Mircea Gogoncea, Stan Zamfirescu, Ionut Zamfirescu and Georgeta Zamfirescu, won numerous national and international guitar competitions and they are today professional classical guitar players. He is regularly invited to juries and master courses in international music competitions.

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Constantin Dumitriu discovered the guitar in 1987 under the directions of Eduard Pamfil. Advised by the same great guitarist and professor, he begins constructing the instruments which later will travel along and across Europe.

The professionalism, the importance of details and his creative passion, the willing to innovate and to experiment new techniques, those are the definitive attributes of the DUMITRIU classical guitars, used by great guitarist from the entirely world, like Hubert Käppel, Marcin Dylla, Thomas Kirchhoff, Dale Kavanagh, Stan Zamfirescu or Maxim Belciug.

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Aurelian Andrei graduated the "George Enescu" Academy of Music, Iasi. He teaches classical guitar at "Dinu Lipatti" Music Highschool in Bucharest. His activity includes participation to different artistically events from Romania and abroad like International Guitar Festival Sinaia, where he obtains three prizes.

In 2000, alongside his brothers Constantin and Adrian, he forms "Andrei Guitar Trio", one of the most successfull Romanian guitar trios.

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Adrian Andrei graduated the "Gheorghe Dima" Academy of Music, Cluj-Napoca, where he studied composition with professof Dan Voiculescu. Guitarist and composer, his creation includes 38 works, dedicated mostly to classical guitar and edited by prestigious publishing houses like Musical Publisher Company, Arpeggione, Starborn Music.

In 2000, alongside his brothers Constantin and Aurelian, he forms "Andrei Guitar Trio", one of the most successfull Romanian guitar trios.


Nemes Gyorgy graduated the Technical School of Constructions from Targu Mures. Beginning with 1980 he starts building guitars and since then he keeps on evolving in the pursuit of the perfect sound and ideal form. The success of his work is confirmed by the esteem of notorious interpreters which perform today on his instruments, like Constantin Andrei, the artistically director of Transilvania International Guitar Festival.

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