Guitar Days 2021
Studies at the KUG with OH Prof. Heinz Irmler, diploma examination with distinction.
Together with the Graz guitarist HorstSattlegger, he founded the guitar duo spielART. The duo has released 3 records so far and has given concerts at home and abroad.
Helmut Weinhandl leads a guitar training class at the Gustav Mahler Private University for Music in Klagenfurt. He is a lecturer at the “International Guitar Week Benediktbeuern” (D), the “International Guitar Festival Hersbruck” (D), the Festival “Popular Guitar” (A), at “Tallers Musicals d´Avinyo” (ESP), the “Konservatorij Za Glasbo in Balet Ljubljana “(SI). Juror at Prima la Musica, Klagenfurt International Guitar Festival.
A native of Serbia, Miroslav Mirosavljev aka Mickylee has found his home in Vienna Austria, where he has been active in the music scene for many years now.
After getting his Master of Arts Degree in Jazz Guitar and Jazz Composition at the world-known University for Music and Dramatic Arts in Graz, where he studied with Guido Jeszenszky, Karl Ratzer, and Karlheinz Czadek, Mickylee concentrated mostly on playing and teaching. However, his portfolio also includes composing music for theater and motion pictures. During his long collaboration with Virtual Sheet Music, he arranged many works for solo guitar as well as other ensembles, such as string quartets, brass quartets, etc.
In 2001, Mickylee won the 1st prize at the International Big Band Composition Contest in Barga, Italy. He regularly performs in Austria and all across Europe but has also played concerts in North America, Africa, and Asia. On his Youtube Channel, Mickylee has around 400 videos, mostly due to his 2013 project called “Daily Solo”, where he posted a video a day for a whole year.
His solo album “deComposing Cats” ensured him a place among the top Jazz/Fusion guitar players in this part of the world. He is also a member of a Viennese Fusion/Funk band Inspirational Corner, with which he recorded an album called “Chameleon Lab Explosion”. “In the Wheel” is the name of the album he recorded with acoustic guitar player Peter Mayer. In his most recent collaboration with renowned guitar players John Stowell and Ulf Bandgren, Mickylee recorded called “A Long Time Coming”, which is currently in the pre-production phase.
Besides teaching privately and in the music school in Brunn am Gebirge, Mickylee also gives guitar lectures at the JAM MUSIC LAB Private University Vienna, where he also works as a Dean of Studies.