Partners of the competition

The General Partner


Petr Matoušek


Petr Matoušek, the main partner of the seventh “International Guitar

Competition Zruč nad Sázavou 2018”. One of the most reputable builders of the master guitars, not only in the Czech Republic but also in the Central Europe. His instruments are owned by the broad range of the Czech guitarists (P. Saidl, V. Kučera, M. Freml, P. Vacík, V. Mikulka and others); and also by many foreign ones e. g. M. Vesely, M. Schwarz, C. Cotsiolis, Z. Dukic.

His instruments are widely present in Poland and Hungary,as well as in the U. S. A.



The laureate of the 7th “International Guitar Zruč nad Sázavou 2018” will receive the master instrument built by Petr Matoušek, luthier.



The Competition Partners


Richard Hruš


Luthier Mr. Richard Hruš has been manufacturing his guitars and deeply analyzing guitars' construction since 2005. However, his first woodworks are dated back to 1992. By his own words: “my skills and woodworking craftsmanship were mastered gradually, hand in hand with my life experience”.


The Richard Hruš master guitar is the 1st prize in the 4th category.



Pavel Vitáček


High quality and naturally dried wood with a precise finish is the key for the quality of the Pablo Vitaso musical instruments. These instruments are worked out in the smallest details resulting in a monumental piece. A strong, balanced and at the same time colorful sound that meets the highest demands is a n evident proof.

My name is Pavel Vitáček, I am the founder of Pablo Vitaso musical instruments brand and active guitar player. If you need any advice on selecting a musical instrument that fits to you, I am here to assist!


The concert guitar Pablo Vitaso is the 1st prize in the 3rd category.




Jirí Bednár IKA


We make hard cases, created with special technology. Products belong to new generation of commodities in this area not only with their quality design, but also with excelent technical parameters. They show high firmness and toughness when falling or when some different mechanical damage occurs, have very low weight, thermoisolating attributes and they are provided with a seal, which protects the instrument from changes in humidity and from rain. They have comfortable interior, used accessories are made solely of wood.








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