Gerhard Reichenbach - Germany

Concert, jury member and masterclasses during 2016

Gerhard Reichenbach is one of the most successful european guitar virtuosos. He studied classical guitar at the University of Music Cologne with Prof. Dieter Kreidler and at the Athens Conservatory with Costas Cotsiolis. The native german artist and Puerto Rico Guitar Competition winner 1989 is regularly invited for solo recitals and concerts with orchestra to many of the important international guitar festivals , but also to concert halls like the Berliner Philharmonie .In 2014 he played his celebrated solistic debut recital in the International House of Music in Moscow, one of the biggest and most prestigious concert halls in the world.
In Europe Gerhard Reichenbach became well known not only for his brilliant guitar playing and his powerful stage presence, but also for his own transcriptions of baroque piano music such as the first and the third Piano Partita by J.S.Bach or the harpsichord sonatas by D.Scarlatti. His repertoire consists of 35 different recital programmes, chamber music programmes and 13 concertos for guitar and orchestra.
Many compositions have been written for him or have been performed by him for the first time. Recently Gerhard premiered the Twelve Concert Studies for Guitar by the german crossover guitarist Buck Wolters, the Balkanska Sonata by Rossen Balkanski, and in July 2014 the Canto spirituoso, also written by Rossen Balkanski for the Sinaia International Guitar Festival.
His transcriptions are published at Schott, Chanterelle and BalkaNota, and he released 4 CDs at Dabringhaus&Grimm, Aurea Vox and Gega Music.
Gerhard Reichenbach is a full professor for guitar at the University of Music Cologne (Hochschule für Music und Tanz Köln) .