• „... 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. As Soloists they played concerts together with Leipziger Symphonieorchester, Frankfurter Solisten, the new Chamber orchestra of Dresden or the Camerata suevica. The duo has also been invited to participate in the Frankfurt Opera House several times.

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. 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“. 2019 and 2021 the reknowned radiostation SWR broadcasted two live full concerts.

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.

At the Age of 19 they recorded already their first CD with premiere recordings of Beethoven and Pujol. In 2013 their second CD „Portrait“ was released by karlklang.In 2016 they both released a Solo-CD: “Versus“ and “Solo“ to emphasize their individuality. In 2019 they released their latest CD-project „Baroque Masterpieces“ with NAXOS and received great critical acclaim from the trade press.

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".

Julia Zielinski teaches at the university of music in Saarbrücken and with much enthusiasm also fosters young musicians at the music school in Wiesbaden. Christian Zielinski is head of the study department at the music academy in Wiesbaden and lectures the class for guitar in bachelor’s degree.