Nejc Kuhar finished his Masters degree in guitar at Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts with prof. Alvaro Pierri, as well as his Masters degree in Composition. He is currently pursuing his Music Research PhD at Surrey university with prof. Steve Goss.
His music has been performed by himself and/or other musicians in various venues, including Musikverein and Konzerthaus in Vienna, Washington National Gallery of Art, Rachmaninov Hall of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Slovene Philharmonic Hall, etc.
Kuhar’s works have also been published by the renowned publishing houses, such as Les Production d’OZ/Doberman-Yppan (Canada), Trekel (Germany) and Berben (Italy).
Nejc is regularly performing solo concerts, in duo Eminent Duo with violinist Moeko Sugiura, teaching master classes, giving lectures, as well as being member of juries on various international guitar festivals.
In 2019 he was appointed Associate Professor for guitar and contemporary music at University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna and in 2018 Guitar Professor at Joseph Haydn Conservatory in Eisenstadt. Besides his activities as guitarist, composer and teacher, he is also an active lecturer, giving lectures about composing for guitar on various European and USA Universities, such as The Juilliard School, Curtis Institute of Music, Manhattan School of Music, Vienna and Frankfurt Universities, etc…
My PhD research is practice-based and one of the primary outcomes would be my composition portfolio, consisting of 12 Guitar Etudes, 12 Preludes and 3 Guitar Concerti. Each of the compositions or set of compositions will be based on various works of reference and will be written with a specific “Contribution to Knowledge or Repertoire” in mind.
This PhD research challenges me (a) as a composer, to write various compositions, (b) as a guitar pedagogue, to compose useful and practical educational works, and (c) as a guitarist, to perform my own music – the performer/composer.