Marko Topchii has won over 50 awards in international guitar competitions, including 21 first prizes in the United States, Mexico, Japan, China, Taiwan, Germany, Switzerland, France, Italy, Portugal, Liechtenstein, Serbia and Ukraine. He is performing in the D’Addario Performance Series as part of his victory at the 2013 JoAnn Falletta International Competition.
Marko was born into a family of musicians in Kiev, Ukraine and started studying guitar at the age of four. Now 23 years old, he is currently pursuing a doctorate degree at the Tchaikovsky National Academy of Music in Kiev under the guidance of Prof. Yuri Alexik, Honored Artist of Ukraine. He completed his master’s degree in the National University of Arts in Kharkov in 2011, where he studied under Prof. Volodymir Dotsenko, Honored Artist of Ukraine.
Marko plays guitars made by Karl-Heinz Roemmich, Yuichi Imai, and Sakurai Kohno. He has been a D’Addario artist since 2012.