Marko Topchii

Thursday, March 27, 2025, at 7:30 PM

Co-sponsored by the Guitar Foundation of American and the New York City Classical Guitar Society

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, 154 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019

The Ukrainian phenom, with more than 40 competition first prizes on four continents, including the 2023 Guitar Foundation of America International Artist Competition

Topchii emphasized the Bach BWV 996 Prelude’s improvisatory nature with dramatic contrasts of rhythm, dynamics, and timbre … [and] perfectly captured the references to flamenco music [in Angelo Gilardino’s Etude No. 19].” – Scott Cmiel, San Francisco Classical Voice


Marko Topchii was born to a family of musicians in Kiev, Ukraine and is started studying guitar at the
age of four. He is 24 years old and is currently pursuing a doctorate degree at the Tchaikovsky National Academy of Music in Kiev under the guidance of Prof. Yuri Alexik, Honored Artist of Ukraine. He completed his master degree in the National University of Arts in Kharkov in 2011, where he studied under Prof. Volodymir Dotsenko, Honored Artist of Ukraine.

Marko has won more than 50 awards in international guitar worldwide. Among them, 26 first places in the competitions in United States, Mexico, Japan, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Germany, Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Liechtenstein, Serbia and Ukraine. The most notable prizes are available in the “awards” section.

Marko plays guitars made by Karl-Heinz Roemmich, Yuichi Imai, Sakurai Kohno and Hong Sik Uhm.
He is a D’Addario artist since 2012. He actively performs around the world, regularly gives concerts with the orchestra.