Guitarist, arranger and composer from Russia
Alexandr Misko is a dazzling new breed of modern fingerstyle guitarist. The 21-years-old Russian already plays concerts all over the world and has often appeared on television in his homeland and other countries.
Drawing influences from the musicians who pioneered and expanded this guitar style, Misko manages to break through to new heights while never losing sight of the underlying music. He is a passionate and energetic performer who has released four solo albums. With an organic approach, Misko’s work has been viewed over 200 million times on video platforms and has amassed more than 1 million followers of his music. In 2018, Alexandr was named the “Guitarist of the Year” at the prestigious UK Guitar Show. He has played notable concerts with fingerstyle legends including Jon Gomm, Mike Dawes, Luca Stricagnoli, Thomas Leeb and many others in his global tours.
In 2015 his video with an original tune “Guitar & Pen Tapping Song” quickly gained over a million views, which was the reason for inviting him to appear on the well-known Russian analog of an American TV talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!".
In January 2017 Alexandr Misko’s video cover of Michael Jackson’s song "Billie Jean" gained over 30 million views on Facebook, which was the first big step to enter the world guitar scene and allowed him to perform on the same stage at the Guitar Summit showcase in Germany with such outstanding guitar players as Jon Gomm, Guthrie Govan, Tobias Rauscher and Maneli Jamal.
In December 2017 Alexandr released his second album "Beyond The Box” and the very first single from the recording (“Careless Whisper” by George Michael) gained more than 80,000,000 views within a month on Facebook and YouTube accumulated. The number of Alexandr’s subscribers on his YouTube channel is growing exponentially and now has more than 500.000 followers.
Alexandr's musical story is amazing and simple at the same time. He started playing the instrument at the age of 12 doing classical guitar with a private teacher for 3 years. After becoming acquainted with the modern style of guitar playing called “Fingerstyle” on the Internet, he began to learn it on his own.
Since 2016 he released 4 albums and has been actively performing around the globe with solo shows, teaching, recording music, and in October 2018 he received the title “Guitarist of the Year” according to the noticeable UK magazine “MusicRadar".
A unique style, a very musical and technical presentation, coupled with original works, make Alexandr’s music accessible to any listener. The language of his music is universal and understandable for audiences anywhere in the world.
“Alexandr Misko is the future of acoustic guitar. People have watched my generation play and said "That's it, that's the limit, nobody can take the guitar any further." But that would be a tragedy to me. The moment I first saw Alexandr my heart filled up with relief and joy, as I saw that they had been wrong”
— Jon Gomm (singer songwriter / virtuoso guitarist from the UK)