About Jubing Kristianto
Jubing Kristianto is four times national winner of "Yamaha Festival Gitar Indonesia" (1987, 1992, 1994, and 1995).
He's also a recipient of Distinguished Award at "Yamaha South-East Asia Guitar Festival" in 1984.
He studied classical guitar from Suhartono Lukito and Arthur Sahelangi at Yamaha Music School in Semarang and Jakarta, Indonesia. His formal education is not in music but criminology, from Universitas Indonesia.
After been working as journalist for 13 years, in 2003 Jubing became a full-time guitarist. He's now enjoying activities as guitar teacher, examiner, and endorsee for Yamaha Music Indonesia.
Jubing had been working and performing together with prominent musicians/vocalist in various genre --both in recording or live performing.
Since 2005 he joined Punakawan Quartet together with Jaya Suprana (piano), Heru Kusnadi (bass), and Junaedi Musliman (percussion). Promoting Indonesian folksong, the quartet had performed in Indonesia, Japan, Australia, and Singapore.
Jubing had released three solo guitar albums: Becak Fantasy (2007), Hujan Fantasy (2008), Delman Fantasy (2009),and Kaki Langit (2011) produced by IMC Record. Most of the pieces is solo guitar music of his own arrangements and compositions. Children songs, folksongs, and pop songs are his favourite materials. His performances and his CD's had received critical acclaims from music-lovers and media in Indonesia. Rolling Stone Indonesia magazine had enlisted his Becak Fantasy as one of "The Best 20 Indonesian Albums of 2008".
Jubing have wrote two books on guitar: Gitarpedia: Buku Pintar Gitaris (2007) and Membongkar Rahasia Chord Gitar (2008), published by prominent book publisher in Indonesia, PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama. He writes regularly for two Indonesian music magazines: "Staccato" and "GitarPlus".
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"His musical education provided him with the skills to add attractive ornaments " classical, jazz and blues -- to traditional Indonesian songs"
(The Jakarta Post, February 2008)
"Is hard to believe that a single guitar could produces many sounds and nuances of silence at the same time." (Rolling Stone Indonesia, December 2007)
"Jubing had proved the exploration of guitar playing"
(Forum Magazine, July 2007)
"In Jubing's hand, this six string music instrument could produce thousand kinds of sounds" (Kompas, June 2007)
"With his hand, a piece of guitar could became a mini-orchestra"
(Tempo Magazine, July 2007)