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The German guitarist Franz Halász began his international career in 1993 when he was awarded first prize in the Andrés Segovia Competition in Spain and in the same year first prize in the Japan Seto-Ohashi Competition. In 2000 he won an award from the Munich Ministry for Science and Culture and in 2007 took the Bavarian Culture Prize. His many recordings for BIS include the complete guitar music of Joaquín Turina and Toru Takemitsu and for Naxos the complete guitar compositions of Hans Werner Henze (8.557344 and 8.557345), and the works of Ferdinando Carulli for guitar and piano (8.570587 and 8.570588). A guest performer at major festivals and events throughout the world, he has worked together with colleagues of high distinction. He is a professor at the Munich University of Music and Performing Arts and also offers masterclasses at institutes all over the world including the Manhattan School of Music in New York, the Royal Academy Stockholm, the Academy of Music in Oslo, the Salzburg Mozarteum, São Paulo University, Esmuc in Barcelona and Musikene San Sebastián.

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