Grigory Novikov

Grigory Novikov was born 1979 in Kirov (Russia). He started to learn to play the guitar at the age of 16 with the professor Vera Tataurova in guitar music School in Kirov (Russia). Between 1997—2006 he studied at the Music College in Kirov and Ninjni Novgorod. He continued his studies in N.Novgorod’s Conservatory with the well known musician and accomplished guitar player professor Vladimir Mityakov. Since 2011, he has been director Matyaev's International Guitar Festival (Kirov, Russia), Argamakov's International Guitar Festival (Kislovodsk, Russia), International Guitar Competition (N.Novgorod, Russia), GPS International Guitar Festival and “New Generation” International Guitar Competition (Perm, Russia).

In 2013, the Asia Pacific Brands Foundation conferred Grigory Novikov brand personality as a world-leading classical guitarist. Since 2010, Grigory also has an official contract with the company Savarez (France) and LLuthier (Malaysia).

In recent years, he has played in many important musical events. These include International Guitar Festivals and Music Halls in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Israel, Holland, Switzerland, Mexico, Indonesia, Austria, Italy, Spain, Greece, Russia, Germany, France, South Korea, Thailand, Croatia, Ukraine and Belorussia.

Several composers have dedicated works to him: S.Luckman (Indonesia), A.Belousov (Israel), T.Shvanserberg (Germany), R.Bauer (Germany), S.Arbiol (France) and N.Ratanakarn (Thailand).