Prof. Andreas von Wangenheim
Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Schwitzerland
Andreas von Wangenheim is regarded as one of the most interesting and expressive guitarists on his generation. He received his musical education at the music conservatories of Hamburg and Basel. In 1987, he won the Bach Prize of the international guitar competition for students in Europe and has since given concerts in most European countries as well as Korea, China, Japan, Canada and the USA. He is a guest of well known festivals such as the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Chamber Music Festival Delft, Rheingau Music Festival, Appollonia Festival Sofia, “Ticino Musica” Switzerland and “Virtuosii Moscow”.
Andreas von Wangenheim recorded his own transcriptions (Arte Nova/BMG) of the six solo cello suites for the “Bach Year 2000” for which he received excellent reviews. Also with Arte Nova, he recorded a CD containing his own transcriptions of Mozart and Haydn Divertimenti.
Andreas von Wangenheim is also active in other artistic areas:
He released several CDs with his own compositions and improviations blending classical, world and jazz elements. The CD “Orlando” (BMG/ RCA) was awarded by the press the title “audiophile CD of the Month”. As composer from film music he won the first prize in the film festival in Dublin in 1991. His guitar performances are included in the soundtracks of in the films “Beyond the Silence” and “Nirgendwo in Afrika”.
Andreas von Wangenheim is Professor for Guitar at Hochschule Luzern (Switzerland).