Nikos Zarkos


 “I have been playing with Hannabach strings since 2003, when I moved to Germany for my postgraduate studies with Franz Halasz. Through the years I have tried many different series - Silver Special, Custom Made, Green Line and Goldin – and used them for my recitals and for the recording of my CDs.

Lately, my favourite Hannabach strings are the Titanyl 950 MHT. I find that their beauty of tone is unparalleled, their colouristic palette is enormous, the intonation is always accurate and the duration seems everlasting, their dynamic range is extreme, and most importantly all these attributes are combined with a magic sense of ease and comfort. Hannabach Titanyl strings are a pure delight for the guitarist.“

Nikos Zarkos

After the graduation in Korea, Xingye went to Germany to study with Prof. Reinbert Evers at Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Musikhochschule Muenster in 2009. In November he represented the Musikhochschule Münster at the „Forum der Musikhochschulen in NRW“, organized by the WDR(West German Broadcasting Cologne).

In 2010 Xingye won 1st prize - International Guitar Competition in Tychy, Poland. In the next year, he won 1st prize and Public Prize - International Guitar Competition “Printemps de la Guitare” in Charleroi, Belgium; and won “Förderpreis” Artist of the GWK, Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Westfälischen Kulturarbeit.

Xingye has now 3 CD recordings: 2011 “Printemps de la Guitare” Live recording in Belgium. In 2012 “Guitar Music of Early 19th Century” recorded in Poland, and in 2013 he will record his 3rd album "20th Century Masterpieces for guitar" in Germany.

Since 2003 Xingye has been playing with Hannabach Goldin strings.

Nikos Zarkos is playing the following Hannabach Strings:

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