avel Steidl was born in Rakovnik (Czech Republic). Since he won first prize at the Radio France International Competition in Paris in 1982, he has become one of the most widely celebrated soloists of his generation. He has studied with such guitarists as Milan Zelenka and Stephan Rak in Prague. In 1987, he decided to emigrate to the Netherlands.
After years of studying and getting inspiration from many different artistes, Pavel Steidl has created his own style which is in part the authentic way of interpretation of 19th-century guitar music on period instruments and at the same time contemporary and cutting edge inclusive of world music elements. Pavel Steidl also composes himself and performs these compositions in concerts.
He has played in more than 40 countries all over the world including Canada, USA, China, India, Japan, Europe, South and Central America and many others.
On demand of the Italian guitar magazine Guitart, the readers voted for him as Guitar Player of the Year 2004. CALCUTTA INTERNATIONAL CLASSICAL GUITAR FESTIVAL Pavel Steidl will be performing as part of the 8th edition of the Calcutta International Classical Guitar Festival held from 15-17 December 2017 at the ICCR, Kolkata. This edition of the festival is titled ¡¡ Guitarra Latina !! and will be celebrating Latin America. Guitar music from Brazil, Mexico, Uruguay and music from the region will be in focus for this festival.