Aleksandr Tsiboulski’s guitar playing has been praised for its ‘responsive virtuosity’ (The Age) and ‘sensuous intensity’ (Classical Guitar, UK). A former Fulbright Scholar, Tsiboulski is also first-prize winner in twelve international competitions, including the 2000 Australian Guitar Competition and the 2006 Tokyo International Guitar Competition. His 2010 Naxos release, Australian Guitar Music, was nominated for a ‘Best Classical Album’ ARIA. Based in Australia, he regularly gives concerts and lectures internationally, is exploring the 19th century guitar, and continuing his lifelong passion for the works of JS Bach through a series of filmed performances of the Cello Suite arrangements.

“deeply engrossed in the romantic strains of the music, he played with a sensuous intensity” (Classical Guitar Magazine, UK, December 2001)

“a daredevil technician” (Classical Guitar Magazine, UK, 2002)

“he played with fluidity, finesse, and passion” (The Herald-Times, Bloomington, IN, 2003)

“a fine exhibition of responsive virtuosity” (The Age, Melbourne, Australia, 2005)

“It would be hard to imagine a more moving performance of John Dowland’s “Lachrimae Pavan” of 1604. Tsiboulski wove gently billowing phrases into a testament of grief, … producing a beautiful, transparent, lute-like sound” (San Antonio Express-News, February 2007)

“Apart from immaculate technique, Tsiboulski displayed a rare ability to engage with the emotional dimension of the music, imbuing it, when required, with passion, humour and sensuality. In a scene full of talented young players, Tsiboulski stands out.” (The Advertiser, Adelaide, 2007)

“The Ukrainian took top prize in the Southwest Guitar Festival’s inaugural solo competition with fearless, virtuosic and deeply engaged performances of music by Leo Brouwer, John Dowland and Isaac Albéniz.” (The San Antonio Express-News, December 2007, listing the ten top musical performances in San Antonio, TX, USA, for 2007)

“Yet in a tiny 30-seat inner city venue called Gallery Delacatessen, one of the year’s most remarkable concerts took place. Adelaide guitarist Aleksandr Tsiboulski, now studying in the US, gave a dazzling recital of Manuel Ponce and Stephen Dodgson on his new Greg Smallman guitar. The intensity and deep musicianship of his playing was on a par with anything at the Guitar Festival – which itself earns big plaudits for expanding this city’s musical life.” (Adelaide Review, December 2007)

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