Madison Classical Guitar Society
in classical guitar concert
Artist's biography from The Cairo Guitar Collective (CGC): Classical guitarist Paweł Kuźma was born in 1985 in Piekary Śląskie, Poland. He is currently an adjunct professor at The American University in Cairo where he teaches World Music and private applied guitar. Along with composer Bahaa El Ansary, Kuzma co-directs Cairo Impro, a group dedicated to the education and performance of avant-garde improvisation. As a performing artist, Pawel has given many concerts in Poland, Finland, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria and, more recently, Egypt.
His passion for classical guitar started in his first year of primary school. At the beginning of his musical education, Pawel won many national music competitions. Later, he won international competitions and grants from the Polish Ministry of Culture and City Council.
Considered by many to be one of the most promising guitarists in Poland, Pawel graduated from high school with honors. Pawel continued his education at the Szymanowski Music Academy in Katowice, Poland. There, he studied under the renowned professor, Alina Gruszka. During this time, Pawel was awarded a grant by Young Poland, an organization founded by Ministry of Culture.
After graduating from the Szymanowski Academy, Pawel moved to Finland to continue his education at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, which is widely considered to be one of the best music programs in the world. Pawel studied under Dr. Jukka Savijoki. Pawel became co-director of CGC in fall 2017.
Admission is free but donations are welcome
Location: Lakeside Street Coffee House
402 W Lakeside St, Madison, WI 53715