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    Duo Kitharsis is an active Romanian guitar duo made up of Alexandra Petrișor and Dragoș Horghidan, who have been performing on stage since 2009.
    After successfully graduating as solo artists from the Faculty of Music Performance, The National University of Music Bucharest, under the guidance of their guitar professor, Lecturer C
ătălin Ștefănescu-Pătrașcu, PhD, they pursued a Master’s degree as a guitar duo at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart with Duo Kaltchev, Ivo and Sofia Kaltchev.
   Since 2013 they have been studying at Conservatoire de Strasbourg under the guidance of one of the most well-known guitar duos in the world, Duo Melis, Alexis Muzurakis and Susana Prieto.

   They have taken part in differrent competitions with the following distinctions:
1st Prize at IX. Transilvania International Guitar Competition, Cluj Napoca (Romania) 2011.  
2nd Prize at X. European Classical Guitar Competition"Enrico Mercatali", Gorizia (Italy) 2013.
Prize "Champagne Mailliard" at 28th European Chamber Music Competition, Paris (France) 2014.
1st Prize at V. "Drumul spre celebritate" Competition, Bucharest (Romania) 2014.
1st Prize at VII. "Concorso di Esecuzione Musicale 'Città di Piove di Sacco'", Padova (Italy) 2014.
1st Prize at II "Concorso Internazionale di Esecuzione Musicale", Castel Ritaldi (PG) (Italy) 2014.
 "Grand Prix" at IX. "International Guitar Course & Competition", Olsztyn (Poland) 2014.

   Duo Kitharsis have been invited to perform among famous international artists in different guitar festivals such as: Transilvania International Guitar Festival (Cluj-Napoca, Romania), Terra Siculorum (Odorheiu Secuiesc, Romania) and Hibernal de Chitară (Bucharest, Romania), Olsztyn Guitar Festival (Olsztyn, Poland).
     Beside giving concerts in some of the most important Romanian halls like: The Romanian Atheneum,
Șuțu Palace, Mogoșoaia Palace, Cantacuzino Palace, Peleș Castle, Bran Castle, they have also performed in the world renowned classical music festival, The “George Enescu International Festival” in 2011.
     In 2014, the third edition of the extraordinary tour "Music in Romania's Palaces" featured Duo Kitharsis as the protagonists. The concerts were held at Mogo
șoaia Palace, Marincu Palace, Peleș Castle, and proved to be a great success among the classical music lovers.
    Also, in 2014, Duo Kitharsis performed in the "Nouveaux Talents" series held at the The Auditorium - Cité de la musique et de la danse in Strasbourg.
    Duo Kitharsis  made their debut in Paris in 2015, at the Hôtel de Soubise - Archives nationales in the concert series organized by the  "Jeunes Talents" Association.
   They played Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco's "Concerto for two guitars and orchestra" in national premiere with the National Radio Bucharest Orchestra.
    Duo Kitharsis was invited to give concerts on international stages in Germany, France, Italy and Poland.
    Duo Kitharsis plays on instruments made by the Romanian guitar luthier Alexandru Marian. (



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