George Vassilev


Co-founder and Artistic Director of Les Journées Internationales de la Guitare à Sion

Considered as a guitarist with excellent artistry and a unique mastery of his instrument, and winner of several international competitions, George Vassilev has performed as a soloist in renowned venues in many countries around the world. He has been invited to collaborate with several concert houses and has played with many prestigious ensembles under the baton of renowned conductors.

In high demand as a chamber musician, he has collaborated with artists such as James Crabb, Richard Toghetti Brigitte Fournier, Stéphane Chappuis, André Ducret, Irina-Kalina Goudeva, Elmira Darvarova, Lionel Monnet, Ejnar Kanding, Christophe Fellay, Boris Berezovski, Ute Lemper, Angel Zaberski and Emmanuel Pahud, among others.

Besides his concert work, George Vassilev is often invited to conduct masterclasses and participate in various forums and festivals throughout the world. He has also taught at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne in Sion since 2001.

George Vassilve thoroughly enjoys recording. Apart from radio and television broadcasts, he often participates in contemporary and experimental music studio projects. He has made about fifteen CDs, two of them solo, distributed by different producers or by his own label GVRecords (


Site officiel de l'artiste Artist official website offizielle Website des Künstlers

Récompenses Awards Belohnungen

1995  |  First Prize Concours International d’Exécution Musicale CIEM - Geneva / Switzerland

1995  |  Second Prize "Jacinto and Inocencio Guerrero" International Competition - Madrid / Spain

1994  |  Second Prize and Audience Award "Francisco Tàrrega" International Competition / Spain

1992  |  First Prize “Maria Canals de Barcelona” International Competition - Barcelone / Spain

1991  |  First Prize “Città di Alessandria” International Competition - Alessandria / Italy

1988  |  First Prize “Silesian Guitar Autumn” International Guitar Competition - Tychy / Poland

1985  |  First Prize and Special Prize National Young Musician Competition - Tchirpan / Bulgaria

Enseignement Teaching Kurse

2001  -  aujourd'hui Haute école de Musique de Lausanne - Sion / Suisse

 -  Conservatoire cantonal de Sion - Sion / Suisse

 -   |  Instructional method L'art de la guitare

Albums de l'artiste Artist album Alben des künstlers

George Vassilev, guitar
George Vassilev, guitar


L'ART DE LA GUITARE Instructional method
L'ART DE LA GUITARE Instructional method

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