Two of Matthias' students, Daniel Rojas Salgado and Tian Mengya , were prize winners at the International Guitar Competition held in Changsha, capital of the Chinese province Hunan.


The festival and competition, which took place July 27-30, had contestants from China, Russia, Germany, and Costa Rica, and featured famous guitarists like Yang Xuefei 楊雪霏, Johannes Möller, Grammy winner Jason Vieaux, and composer Roland Dyens.