Juuso Nieminen (born 1979) began playing classical guitar at the age of nine. In 1998 he won the Scandinavian Guitar Festival, and since then he has been a prize winner in a total of 19 competitions, of which eight have been first prizes. In 2008 he graduated from Sibelius Academy under the supervision of Jukka Savijoki. Besides giving concerts and having recorded 3 CDs, Juuso Nieminen is always eager to experiment with different styles and techniques. For example, his latest work involves use of the quarter-tone guitar.