Johan Fostier

About Me

“The sound is the mirror of the soul”

Classical Guitar

my history

My biography

“The sound is the mirror of the soul”

 An essential figure amongst contemporary classical guitarists! Johan Fostier’s sound and interpretative art never go unremarked! He performs throughout the world as a soloist and chamber musician (Take Four Guitar Quartet, Almaviva Duo, Estrellitas Duo) and in the most famous concertos for guitar; his tours took him throughout Russia, the United States, Canada, Chile, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Germany, France, Belgium, Italy, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Estonia, Afghanistan…

His sovereign technique, deeply connected to music, enabled him to win several prestigious international competitions (among which the Guitar Foundation of America in 2001, Mottola, De Bonis, Tromp Muziek,…).
A university- educated linguist, interested in words, he has also collaborated with several comedians, singers and directors, which diversified and enriched his perception of the stage.

Carried and transfigured by his studies in Brussels (conductor Guy van Waas), Paris (Maestro Alberto Ponce, Ecole Normale) and in Switzerland (Joaquim Freire, Susane Mebes, his stars in guitar!), he perfected his art in the masterclasses of Nigel North and Eduardo Isaac.

He teaches in Bachelor and Master programs in Tilburg (Fontys Hogeschool voor Kunsten) and is invited throughout the world to give masterclasses.

JF sums up his artistic approach in 3 points:

1. To be
2. To give
3. There’s no third…

toured contries

nationalities of students

festivals and courses





2001, First Place

2000, First Place

1999, First Place


Johan Fostier

Classical Guitar