(born 1969 in Athens, Greece) is a Greek guitarist
, recording artist, concertizer, and the founder and Chair of the Pre-College Division of the Guitar Department at the Juilliard School
She studied with Evangelos Assimakopoulos at the National Conservatory of Athens, with John Mills at the Royal Academy of Music
and extensively in master classes with Julian Bream
. She continued her studies with Sharon Isbin
at the Juilliard School
in New York
She has performed throughout the United States
, and other countries. Among the highlights of this past summer was a special concert with the Hannover Radio Orchestra at the famed Odeon of Herodes Atticus. Her career blossomed in the mid-1990s after winning the Guitar Foundation of America Competition, which resulted in some 65 concerts in North America and a contract with Naxos Records for which she has recorded three highly successful CDs.
Goni is a professor at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels
, and artist-in-residence for San Francisco Performances. She was Chairman of the Guitar Department at Juilliard Pre-College Division between 1995 and 2004, and she currently holds positions at Columbia University and the Royal Academy of Music in London, splitting her time between both coasts of the United States, Brussels and Athens.