Krivokapi? was born in Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia and started his music education at the age of eight through Mi?o Poznanovi? at the Music School of Herceg Novi in Montenegro. Soon after that, he began to perform publicly and quickly built up a reputation as a "freak of nature", which inspired the famous montenegrin poet and TV personality Dragan Radulovi? to produce a documentary about him in 1993. He continued his studies at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade (class of S. To?i?), graduating in 2000, and further pursued them with Hubert Käppel and Roberto Aussel at the Hochschule für Musik Köln in Germany, where he graduated and received the "Konzertexamen" degree. During that time, he also received his master's degree at the Conservatorium Maastricht (the Netherlands), under the tutorship of Carlo Marchione.
Goran Krivokapi? did his first international competition ("Petar Konjovic" in Belgrade) in 1994. After winning it, he continued competing in the most prestigious international competitions and won a total of seventeen first prizes, making this number unique in the music world. Some of them are:
XVI International Guitar Competition Andrés Segovia in Almuñecar (Spain - 2000), XXXIII Michele Pittaluga International Classical Guitar Competition (member of WFIMC) in Alessandria (Italy - 2000), XXIII International Guitar Competition Rene Bartoli in Aix-en-Provence (France) XXXII International Guitar Competition Fernando Sor in Rome (Italy - 2003), VII Alhambra International Guitar Competition in Alcoy (Spain - 2004), XXV International Guitar Competition Mauro Giuliani in Bari (Italy - 2004), XXII Guitar Foundation of America International Solo Competition in Montréal (Canada - 2004), XXXI Dr. Luis Sigall International Competition for Musical Performance (member of WFIMC) in Viña del Mar (Chile - 2004).
As a soloist, Goran has performed with the Slovak Chamber Orchestra, Belgrade Philharmonic, Montenegro Symphony Orchestra, Montenegro Chamber Orchestra, Chilean Symphony Orchestra and Turin Philharmonic. He has given solo recitals and master-classes at guitar festivals, music festivals and concert seasons in Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, Netherlands, France, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Serbia, Greece, Turkey, USA, Canada, Mexico, South Africa and Chile.
His solo career has enjoyed extensive media coverage over the years. Several television documentaries were made about him (TV Montenegro, TV Arte, TV Politika) and he performed for and gave interviews to TV and radio stations such as RTS, RTCG, TVBK, FOX7, FMR... Various newspapers and music magazines wrote about him: Classical Guitar Magazine (UK), Akustik Gitarre (Germany), Gendai Guitar Magazine (Japan), Les Cahiers de la Guitare (France), Musica (Italy), Seicorde (Italy), MobilArt (Montenegro), Stampa (Italy)...
In 2005 he recorded a CD for Naxos Records, which received excellent reviews worldwide.
For his outstanding musicianship, Goran has received several honorary awards, including "The Golden Guitar" award, presented to him during the 10th International Guitar Convention in Alessandria (Italy) 2005, for the best up-and-coming guitarist. A year later (2006), he received another "Golden Guitar", this time for the best CD of the year.
His future projects include solo recitals and master-classes in Europe, America, Russia and South Africa, as well as DVD productions for Mel Bay Publications (USA) and La Guitarra (Italy) and new CD recordings for Naxos Records and Dutch Record Company.
Recorded at the St John Chrysostom Church, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada, 28 April - 1 May 2005 NAXOS 8.557809 [61:11]