West Sussex Guitar Club

Charity No. 1124762

Patrons: Gary Ryan & Fabio Zanon


Natalia Lipnitskaya

Natalia Lipnitskaya was born in 1980 in Belarus (Minsk)

She began to play the guitar at the age of 9 with Marina Dubovik (1989). In 1995 she entered the College of Music where she studied in the class of Vladimir Belyshev.

Afterwards she continued her studies at the Belarussian Academy of Music (class of Eugen Gridyushko), later in the Musik University of Vienna, with Alvaro Pierri.

She was a laureate of following competitions:

  • 1996. National Competition ( Belarus) : Third prize .
  • 1999. National Competition ( Belarus) : First prize .
  • 2000. International Competition (Krynica, Poland) : Second prize .
  • 2002. International Competition (Rust, Austria) : First prize .
  • 2004. International Competition (Kutna Hora, Czech Republic) : Second prize .
  • 2004. International Competition (Alicante, Spain) : First prize .
  • 2005. International Competition (Savona, Italy) : First prize .

She has given solo recitals and master classes with great success throughout Europe and the USA since 1999. She has played in Los Angeles, Dallas (USA), Prague, Brno (Czech Republic), Moscow (Russia), also in Switzerland, Hungary, Austria, Monaco and Spain.

"The music was played so magically that it is hard to find anything to say about her that does not sound over the top. The last movement of David Russell’s transcription of the flute-and-continuo Sonata BWV1034, light in texture yet steely strong, left the audience with a sense of having heard something rather special (…) the points are made with the utmost musicality and a rare sense of proportion." Colin Cooper, Classical Guitar Magazine (2004)

"With Natalia Lipnitskaya a new star was born. Her performance was of magnificent technique and great musicality." Gabriel Guillen (Venezuela) Classical Guitar Magazine(2004)

"Outstanding example of brilliant playing and intelligent, deeply-felt musicality" David Grimes, director of the Guitar Foundation of America, about the recital in Los Angeles .(2003) Website