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Marko TopchiiMarko was born into a family of musicians 1991 in Kyiv, Ukraine. At the age of 4 he started studying guitar under the direction of Volodymir Homenyuk and then Boris Belskiy. At this time young artist comes into building his own way of music interpretation. As a true musician and creative performer he takes precise attention to musicality of each interpreted piece. Every work becomes a unique creation in the words of fingering, nuances and articulation. In 2011 Marko graduated from the I. Kotlyarevsky National University of Arts in Kharkiv (under the teaching of Professor Volodymir Dotsenko, Honored Artist of Ukraine).

In addition, he attended master classes with Marcin Dylla, Tania Chagnot, Carlo Marchione, Judicael Perroy, Aniello Desiderio, Elena Galuzevskaya, Yuri Fomin, Natalia Marunich and other talented teachers.

The early career of artist has started in 2002 and includes about twenty prizes in junior category of national and international competitions. In February 2009, Marko successfully held his first solo concert in the Lysenko Column Hall of the National Philharmonic of Ukraine. The second concert was presented on March 2010. Here guitarist introduced his new concert program, which includes a "Pictures at an Exhibition" - a famous suite in ten movements composed for piano by Modest Mussorgsky in 1874, then originally transcribed for guitar by Kazuhito Yamashita and now rearranged by Marko. As the beloved artist he actively gives recitals in Ukraine and abroad: Italy, Spain, Germany, France, India, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, etc.

At the age of 20 Marko already a laureate and finalist in many international competitions in professional category, including:


1st International Competition of Guitarists in Ukraine "National Philharmonic of Ukraine" [Kiev, Ukraine] – 1st prize and the youngest performer


3rd International Guitar Competition “Dniprovski suzir’ya” [Ukrainka, Ukraine] – 1st prize
7th International Competition of Musical Personalities “Alexander Tansman” [Lodz, Poland] – Finalist and the youngest performer


6th European Classical Guitar Competition “Citta di Gorizia” – Premio Enrico Mercatali [Gorizia, Italy] – 1st Prize, Enrico Mercatali Prize, Audience prize
3rd International Guitar Competition Heinsberg [Heinsberg, Germany] – 1st Prize, Audience Prize, Junior Jury Prize
2nd International Guitar Competition “GuitAs” [Kiev, Ukraine] – 1st Prize


18th Mottola Guitar Competition [Mottola, Italy] – 1 st Prize
International Guitar Competition "Ciudad de Coria" [Coria, Spain] – 2nd Prize
Calcutta International Guitar Competition “Nikita Koshkin” [Calcutta, India] – 2nd Prize
13th Jan Edmund Jurkowski Memorial Competition [Tychy, Poland] – 3rd Prize
15th Forum Guitarre Wien [Vienna, Austria] – Best interpretation of a classical work prize


12th Guitar Art Competition [Belgrade, Serbia] – 1st Prize
Le Concours International de Guitare “Ville d’Antony” [Antony, France] – 1st Prize
6th International Ligita Guitar Competition [Eschen, Liechtenstein] – 1st Prize
3rd International Robert J. Vidal Guitar Competition [Charente, France] – 1st Prize
13th International Sernancelhe Guitar Competition [Sernancelhe, Portugal] – 1st Prize
5th International Guitar Competition in Singapore [Singapore] – 2nd Prize
7th International Guitar Competition “Guitarmania” [Almada, Portugal] – 3rd Prize
1st International Guitar Competition "Heitor Villa-Lobos" [Salamanca, Spain] – Best young performer prize


4th International Guitar Competition “Ferdinando Carulli” [Rome, Italy] – 1st Prize
41th International Guitar Competition “Fernando Sor” [Rome, Italy] – 2nd Prize

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