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Gunter Herbig

Guitarist, Gunter Herbig was born in Brazil and grew up in Portugal and Germany. Influenced by such different cultures and aesthetic languages, Gunter has developed a highly personal, charismatic, and expressive style of playing and performance, which sets him well apart from his contemporaries. The balance of Brazilian sensuousness, Portuguese intense passion and German intellect and finesse are the hallmark of his playing. His performance and interpretation philosophy centers on the personal and subjective approach to music as a direct way to create an even triangle between the composer, the performer, and the audience and puts the sense of musical adventure and exploration back on stage. Gunter’s dynamic and expressive sense of adventure has made him an audience favorite on the concert platform wherever he goes and has solicited universal praise by critics in the music world.

Since moving to New Zealand in 1989, Gunter has made numerous national concert tours of this country and has a busy performance schedule, which has taken him to South America, Central America, and Europe where he appears as a soloist and chamber musician on concert platforms and festivals. He has performed on several live broadcasts on television and radio in New Zealand and Mexico and has recorded for a number of film scores and television documentaries. His debut solo CD Hauturu – where the winds rest was released in 2007 by Ode Records and spent seven weeks in the top ten in the Radio New Zealand Concert chart, a first for a New Zealand guitar CD.

Naxos and Chandos, two international labels have both expressed interest in releasing Prospero Dreaming Gunter’s recording of the guitar music by Douglas Lilburn and David Farquhar and Preludes from the New World, a new CD with world premiere recordings by New Zealand’s own John Elmsly as well as Heitor Villa–Lobos later in 2008.

Specialties:Performance, performance coaching, personality development, recording, production, tertiary education course development and delivery, administration of university departments.

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Don King – Academy of Guitar

Hello, my name is Don King.

I teach private acoustic guitar lessons in Wellington, New Zealand.

When you enrol with me at the Academy of Guitar you will have the benefits of:

• expert tuition
• friendly, one-to-one personalised weekly lessons
• step-by-step lessons making learning easy and enjoyable
• learning the versatile classical/acoustic finger-style technique
• having fun while developing your playing skills by exploring a wide variety of music including renaissance, baroque, classical, folk, blues, pop classics, rock and Spanish flamenco
• easy to understand lessons in music reading and theory.

I especially welcome adult beginners.

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Chris Hill

Classical & flamenco lessons.

After growing up in Hawkes Bay, Christopher Hill came to Wellington and completed an Honors Degree in classical guitar in 2001 at Victoria University studying under Bill Bower. In 2004 he traveled to Spain to study flamenco guitar and while he was there he also gave performances in Italy and Portugal. In June 2010, Christopher toured on behalf of Chamber Music NZ with the Wellington Guitar Duo.

A member of numerous groups/ensembles, Christopher is a creative composer with a keen interest in new music and (more recently) guitar building. He currently plays as a classical/flamenco guitarist and all-round versatile studio musician, and is a member of the New Zealand Guitar Quartet.

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Directory Tags: Classical and Flamenco.