January 8th, 2020 8:30pm Stage 3
Alexandr Misko is a dazzling new breed of modern fingerstyle guitarist. The 21-years-old Russian already plays concerts all over the world and has often appeared on television in his homeland and other countries.
Drawing influences from the musicians who pioneered and expanded this guitar style, Misko manages to break through to new heights while never losing sight of the underlying music. He is a passionate and energetic performer who has released three solo albums. With an organic approach, Misko’s work has been viewed over 100 million times on video platforms and has amassed nearly 1 million followers of his music. In 2018, Alexandr was named the “Guitarist of the Year” at the prestigious UK Guitar Show. He has played notable concerts with fingerstyle legends including Jon Gomm, Mike Dawes, Luca Stricagnoli and many others in his global tours.
Alexandr Misko is a young musician, composer and arranger from Russia, who has received world fame thanks to the Internet resource YouTube.
In 2015 his video with an original tune “Guitar & Pen Tapping Song” quickly gained over a million views, which was the reason for inviting him to appear on the well-known Russian TV talk show “Evening Urgant”.
In January 2017 Alexandr Misko’s video cover of Michael Jackson’s song "Billie Jean" got over 33 million views on Facebook, which was the first big step to enter the world guitar scene and allowed him to perform on the same stage at the Guitar Summit showcase in Germany with such outstanding guitar players as Jon Gomm, Guthrie Govan, Tobias Rauscher, Maneli Jamal.
In December 2017 Alexandr released his second album "Beyond The Box” and the very first single from the recording (“Careless Whisper” by George Michael) gained more than 80,000,000 views within a month on Facebook and YouTube accumulated.
The number of Alexandr’s subscribers on his YouTube channel is growing exponentially, now it’s almost 500,000.
Alexandr's music story is amazing and simple at the same time.
He started playing the instrument at the age of 12 doing classical guitar with a private teacher for 3 years. After becoming acquainted with the modern style of guitar playing called “Fingerstyle” on the Internet, he began to learn it on his own. Now Alexandr graduates from the university by the profession of linguist.
Since 2016 he released 3 studio albums and has been actively performing around the globe with solo shows, teaching, recording music, and in October 2018 he received the title “Guitarist of the Year” according to the noticeable UK magazine “MusicRadar".
A unique style, a very musical and technical presentation, coupled with original works, make Alexandr’s music accessible to any listener. The language of his music is universal and understandable for audiences anywhere in the world.