These 5 young female guitarists from Bulgaria, Hungary, Russia, Japan and Austria have been enchanting a steadily growing international audience with their sensitive musical interplay and virtuous performances. In 2014 they provided with the 3rd Price and the special price from the Audience on the 3rd international competition for chamber music with guitars in Aschaffenburg, Germany impressive proof of their musicality and excited both the professional jury and the audience.
Thanks to their unusual line-up - the quintet consists of an octave guitar (Olga Dimitrova), three concert guitars (Réka Mihalovics-Zottmann, Antonina Ovchinnikova and Ayako Kaisho) and an acoustic bass guitar (Emily Smejkal) - and their original arrangements, the ensemble is breaking new ground in the genre of classical guitar music.
They create a refreshingly original sound which gives a new dimension to popular classical works as well as less well known compositions. It is characterized by a wealth of musical colour and an orchestral density which is rarely heard.
One former member of the ensemble, Krisztina Dobó is also responsible for almost all of the arrangements, which combine cleverly balanced voicings with an airy transparency and make ingenious use of the entire range of playing techniques including percussive effects.
The current Line-Up wants to adopt the legacy of Gitarrissima, which was found and build with devotion and love to the music and the guitar by Krisztina Dobó, Olga Dimitrova, Maria Benischek, Réka Mihalovics and Carolina Auer since 2002, which love and devotion let them win a prize at the international guitar contest "Open Strings 2002" in Osnabruek (Germany) and led them to performances in Germany, Austria, Taiwan, China, Luxemburg, Italy, England, Croatia, Hungary, Mexico, Estonia and Turkey as well as appearances in various TV productions.

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