• „... an extraordinary guitar concert ...“
  • „... each of them technically brilliant and virtuoso ...“
  • „... sensitive interpretations ...“
Unequivocally the young and sympathetic ARTIS GuitarDuo gained a firm place in the international concert world. Their lively, emotional style of playing and blind understanding on stage create an intense, intimate atmosphere and turn a concert into a unique experience.

True to the motto „the guitar is an orchestra“ the two musicians cover the whole color range of their instruments and play completely by heart. The result is a communication and liveliness on stage as it is rarely found.

Invitations to numerous international music festivals and further concert tours took the duo as artists, teachers and jurors to Italy, Belgium, Lithuania, Slovenia,Croatia, Scotland, Czech Republic, Kosovo and Poland. Invited by the Goethe-Institute, they already concerted as cultural ambassadors in Brazil, China and Andalusia.

The guitar legend Pepe Romero praises the duo as „exceptional guitarists and extraordinary musicans“. The newspaper RP writes: „A musical unity in a most perfect way“
Several first and second prizes at international chamber music competitions in Italy, Spain, Liechtenstein and Germany as well as many audience awards confirm the outstanding quality of the duo.
They successfully graduated with distinction from the universities in Stuttgart (teachers: Prof. Johannes Monno and Kaltchev Guitar Duo), Frankfurt (Prof. Michael Teuchert) and with Prof. Olaf van Gonnissen in Hamburg, where they got the highest postgraduate degree with distinction as the first guitar duo in the history of the university.

Julia and Christian Zielinski, both born in 1987, are scholarship holders of the highly skilled foundations ING DiBa and the DAAD. Furthermore, they regularly performed in charitable organizations for the Yehudi Menuhin Society "Live Music Now". They recorded their first CD in 2007 with premiere recordings of Beethoven and Pujol. In 2013 their second CD „Portrait“ was released by karlklang and received great critical acclaim from the trade press. In 2016 they both released a Solo-CD: “Versus“ and “Solo“ to emphasize their individuality.

Since 2018 Christian Zielinski is lecturer for guitar and methodology at the music academy in Wiesbaden.