GPX Strings


“From the concert stage to the studio, there’s something about the warm color of Oasis® GPX strings that just sounds inspiring right out of the packaging. With Oasis®, I know that I’m getting reliable intonation, long sustain, and power  without excessively high overtones.”                      – Piotr

On concert stages throughout the world, Piotr Pakhomkin’s performances ring out on Oasis® GPX high tension strings!

As the winner of the 2016 Respighi International Soloist Competition, he will make his concerto and solo debut at Carnegie Hall in the Chamber Orchestra of New York’s “Masterwork Series” for the 2017-18 season. Classical Guitar Magazine recently wrote about Piotr: “The Respighi victory is just the latest triumph in the continuing upward trajectory of Piotr Pakhomkin’s career.”

Canfali Edition wrote of his recent May 2016 solo performance in Spain: “His neat execution and mastery of the instrument impressed the audience, who cheered the artist.”

Hailed by the Baltimore Sunpapers as an artist of “formidable talents,” Russian-American guitarist Piotr Pakhomkin has performed at the Kennedy Center, Strathmore Hall, Jordan Hall in Boston, Mimara Concert Hall in Croatia, Teatro Pablo de Villavicencio in Mexico, D.B. Clarke Auditorium in Canada, New York’s Dweck Center for Contemporary Culture, and Panama’s historic National Theater. He was also a featured soloist for the Baltimore Classical Guitar Society, the Phillips Collection, the Washington D.C. Guitar Society, Waterford Series, LiveArts Maryland, Washington County Museum Fine Arts Series, and as a concerto soloist with the McLean Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfonica de las Artes and the Annapolis Chamber Orchestra.

After finishing his studies with Manuel Barrueco at Peabody Institute, Piotr became the First Prize winner of the 2012 Mexican International Guitar Competition in Culiacan, and has taken top prizes at the 2012 Boston GuitarFest International Guitar Competition, Great Lakes Guitar Competition, Montreal International Guitar Competition, and the European International Guitar Competition, “Enrico Mercatali,” in Italy.

Piotr plays exclusively on a 2010 Ross Gutmeier Guitar