About Jubing Kristianto
Jubing Kristianto is four times national winner of "Yamaha Festival Gitar Indonesia" (1987, 1992, 1994, and 1995)and 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 in criminology from Universitas Indonesia.
After been working as journalist for 13 years, in 2003 Jubing decided to be a guitarist. He had been working together since then with prominent musicians/vocalist in various genre --both in recording or live performing.
Jubing had released five solo guitar albums: Becak Fantasy (2007), Hujan Fantasy (2008), Delman Fantasy (2009),Kaki Langit (2009), and Pagi Putih (2015) 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 published by PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama.
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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)