Biography and programs: Finn Elias Svit

Finn Elias Svits repertiore contains music by composers like Bach, Barrios, Tarrega, Albeniz, Dowland, Turina, Villa-Lobos, Sanz, Sor, Giuliani, Brouwer and modern music by danish composers such as Ib Nørholm, Per Nørgaard, Mogens Christensen and Flemming Weis. 


Over the years Finn Elias Svit has played many a concert, in many a country arround Euroupe and in the USA. Next to a solo carrier Finn has had the pleasure to perform especialy together with the German violinist Jochen Brusch and in guitarduo with Prof. Bernard Hebb. But he has also done tours in guitarduo with Prof. Michael Tröster and with Petko Genkov from Bulgaria and been a part of chambermusic encembles, such as The Danish Guitarorchestra, Trio Excelsa and Trio Canconetta. Next to this Finn Elias Svit has been soloist with orchestras, done TV and Radio broadcarsts and CD recordings publised by Gega New, Classco and Trekel Records.  


In conection to the concert activities Finn has given marsterclasses, lectures, workshops, conducted guitar orchestras and been a jury member at many a guitarfestival arround Europe. 




  • Educated at Nordjysk Musikkonservatorium in Aalborg, Denmark; received Master Diploma in Classical Guitar.

  • Scholarships from “Dansk Musiker Forbund” and the Nordjysk Musikkonservatorium.

  • Active participant in the international masterclasses with Prof. Karl Scheit, Prof. Sonja Prunnbauer, Hubert Käppel, Wolfgang Lendle, Prof. Per Oluf Johnson, Göran Schöllser, Milan Zelenka and Prof. Bernard Hebb.

  • Founder and Artistic Director of the Aalborg International Guitar Festival in Denmark.

  • Jury member at international competitions.

  • Director at Mariagerfjord School of Art.



Austria, Bulgaria, Denmark, Poland, Spain, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Sweden, Norway, Italy, Greece, Germany and USA.


Vendsyssel Festival, Trekant Festivalen, Hanherred Festivalen, Brovst Musikuge, Oddsherred Musikuge, Barmstedt Gitarrentage 1989 - …, Hamburg 1992 – 93, Bubenreuth Gitarren Wettbeweb 1995, National Palace of Music, Sofia 1996, International Competition for Guitar, Plovdiv 1996 – 2000, New Bulgarian University 1999, Zeven Gitarrenwoche 1999, Mors Guitarweek 2000. Koblenzer Gitarrenseminar 2001 – 2013, International Guitar Festival and Competition Rust 2001. 2002 – 2003 Taragona in Spain. Concert tour and masterclasses at Universities in New Jersey, New York, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Flagstaff, American Guitar Society, Danish Guitar Society, Wroclaw International Guitar Festival and many, many others over the last 25 years.




















Capricho Arabé - F. Tarrega.



More than 1300 concerts for LMS - live music in schools all over Denmark. Programs where Jochen Brusch and I present classical music to young children. Our programs have been "Animals in Music", Around the Earth in 45 Minutes, Nicolo Paganini - a master on violin, Classical Music with Brusch & Svit, and other programs that have all been a great success.




Danish Radio and Television productions, recordings and TV programs in Bulgaria.



Treasures for Violin and Guitar with Jochen Brusch (violin)for Gega New (Bulgaria).


More Treasures for Violin and Guitar with Jochen Brusch for Gega New (Bulgaria).


Guitar Impressions for Guitar Duo with Bernard Hebb (guitar) for Gega New (Bulgaria).


Animals in Music for Violin and Guitar with Jochen Brusch for FES RECORDING.


Hommage aux Danmark for Violin and Guitar with Jochen Brusch for


Baroque Treasures for Violin and Guitar with Jochen Brusch for FES RECORDING.


Finn Svit and Friends: with Bernard Hebb, Bernd Ahlert, Kalli Kastori, Jochen Brusch, Sven-Ingvart Mikkelsen, Petko Genkov and others for Gega New (Bulgaria).


Bach for Violin and Guitar with Jochen Brusch for


Schubert & Paganini with Jochen Brusch – Trekel














H. Villa Lobos                                          Prelude nr. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

1887 - 1959                                             



J. S.  Bach                                                Cello suite nr. 1 i D-dur BWV 1007.

1685 - 1750                                                   Prelude




                                                                    Minuet I + II



Manual de Falla                                       Homenaje “Le Tombeau de Claude Debussy”

1876 – 1946


Leo Brouwer                                            Una dia de Novembre

1939                                                         Danza Caractaristica


Augustin Barrios Mangoré                      Una Limosna Por el Amor de Dios.































Luys de Narvárez                                    Cancon del Emparador

1500 – 1555                                            Quatro Diferencias


J. S.  Bach                                               Suite in a minor nr. BWV 995.

1685 - 1750                                                  Preludium - presto 




                                                                    Gavotte I + II



Francisco Tárrega                                    3 Preludier

1852 - 1909                                             Vals in re.

Capricho Árabe.


Henrik Rung                                           Presto

1807 - 1871


Frederik Rung                                         Idyl

1854 - 1914


Fernando Sor                                          Variations on a Theme of  Mozart op. 9.

1778 – 1839


Ohlshinsky                                              On the Cross.



Augustin Barrios Mangoré                      La Catedral

1885 – 1944   

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