Vicki Genfan (USA)

26. 11. 2009 07:30

Concert belongs to the 12th International Music Festival GUITAR ACROSS STYLES Pardubice castle

Vickin Genfan (born in 1959 in the USA) is a guitar virtuoso, composer and an excellent vocalist. Her music operates on the boundaries between folk, jazz, pop, soul and world music. Vicki plays the guitar finger-picking style, uses the guitar as a percussive instrument and uses different instrument tunings within a single concert. She performs regularly at prestigious international festivals (e.g. Montreal International Jazz Festival, Soave in Italy, and Open Strings in Osnabrück) and gives concerts as a soloist throughout the world. In 2008 Vicki Genfan won the title Guitar Superstar, awarded every year by the American magazine Guitar Player to the most interesting performer in the world. She was the first woman to receive this most prestigious award in guitar playing. She recorded five solo CDs (Native, Outside The Box, Vicki Genfan Live, Up Close & Personal, Uncovered).