Ekaterina Uvarova is a new name in a generation of Russian classical guitarists. Born in Siberia in a family of non-musicians, she began studying the classical guitar at the age of fourteen. Despite her late start, she graduated from the Russian State University named after A.N. Kosygin with top honors and the top score for the performance of her final exam.
According to Russian guitarist and professor Evgeni Finkelstein, the head of the department of classical guitar in Moscow: ’’The performing style of Ekaterina Uvarova is distinguished first of all by the richness and beauty of tone, sincerity of performance and clarity of figurative content.’’
Ekaterina Uvarova is a prize-winner of the Dutch Guitar Foundation Competition (2022) and other 13 international and national competitions. In March 2021 she performed live on the Dutch state radio NPO Radio 4. Also, she had the honor to perform at many prestigious halls, for example at Muziekgebouw in Eindhoven and at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow.
She attended masterclasses with the most important figures of the classical guitar world, such as Leo Brouwer (Cuba), Raphaella Smits (Belgium), Aniello Desiderio (Italy), Stepan Rak (Czech Republic), Carlo Marchione (Italy/The Netherlands), Remi Jousselme (France), Thomas Müller-Pering, (Germany), Otto Tolonen (Finland) and many others.
Besides solo performing, Ekaterina Uvarova is passionate about chamber music performance and collaborating with contemporary composers.
She obtained her Master’s Degree in The Netherlands with an outstanding professor Johan Fostier at the Fontys University of Applied Sciences (FHK) with a scholarship “Fontys Scholarship of Musical Excellence” with the support of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science of the Netherlands.