Biography

Ema Kapor was born in 1998 in Belgrade (Serbia) where she graduated from primary music school and music high school “Stanković” in the class of Professor Boris Đujić. Afterwards, she completed two years of studies at the Koblenz International Guitar Academy (Germany) in Professor Hubert Käppel's class. Currently, she is studying at the Cologne University of Music and Dance, also with Professor H. Käppel.

In 2014, she completed a course of the Summer Academy at the University of Mozarteum in Salzburg (Austria), in Professor Marco Tamayo's class. In 2019, she participated at the Zbaszyn International Masterclass (Poland) held by Professor Lukasz Kuropaczewski and also completed a course at the International Music Academy - MusicAlp in Tignes (France) in the class of Professor Judicaël Perroy.

Furthermore, she has attended masterclasses with many famous guitarists and pedagogues such as Oscar Ghiglia, Pepe Romero, David Russell, Costas Cotsiolis, Aniello Desiderio, Zoran Dukić, Alvaro Pierri, Marcin Dylla and others.

At guitar competitions, national and international, Ema has won more than 40 prizes: in Germany (Stuttgart, Oberhausen, Gevelsberg, Jüchen, Monheim, Velbert), Estonia (Tallinn), Austria (Vienna, Rust), Slovakia (Bratislava), Italy (Mottola, Alessandria, Gorizia), Greece (Molyvos – Lesvos, Hermoupolis – Syros, Volos, Thessaloniki), Croatia (Omis), Liechtenstein, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia.

She has given solo concerts in Germany, Greece and Serbia and also performed in France, Poland, Spain and Austria. As a soloist accompanied by an orchestra, she has performed Joaquin Rodrigo’s “Fantasia para un Gentilhombre” in Timisoara (Romania) and in Belgrade (Serbia) at the Guitar Art Festival 2019.

Ema Kapor is promoted by the organisation Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now - Cologne, which arranges concerts in social and medical institutions, for people of all ages who otherwise would not be able to experience public concerts live. In 2019, winning the first prize at the Tallinn Guitar Festival, she became part of the EuroStrings Artists Exchange Programme, earning the opportunity to tour festivals of the EuroStrings Platform. Ema plays on a guitar made by Carsten Kobs.

Recent Awards

2019

Tallinn Guitar Festival, Estonia – I Prize and Audience Award

International Guitar Festival, Gevelsberg, Germany – I Prize

International Guitar Festival, Tübingen, Germany - II Prize

2018

Guitar Art Festival, Belgrade, Serbia – I Prize

Oberhausen International Guitar Competition, Germany – II Prize

International Guitar Competition, Jüchen, Germany – III Prize

International Competition of J.K. Mertz, Bratislava, Slovakia – III Prize

2017

ARION International Guitar Festival, Molyvos – Lesvos, Greece – I Prize

14th International Guitar Competition ''Enrico Mercatali'', Gorizia, Italy – II Prize

International Guitar Festival of Thessaloniki, Greece – III Prize

2016

Youth Guitar Competition, Jüchen, Germany – I Prize

Omiš Guitar Fest, Croatia – I Prize

International Guitar Competition, Jüchen, Germany – II Prize

2015

Rago Competition, Stuttgart, Germany – I Prize

Volos International Guitar Festival, Greece – II Prize

Forum Gitarre Wien, Austria – III Prize