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Reinbert Evers (Guitar)

Born: 1949 - Dortmund, Germany

The German guitarist, Reinbert Evers, studied guitar under Maritta Kersting at the Robert Schumann Academy of Music in Dusseldorf, and subsequently with Karl Scheit at the Academy of Music and Fine Arts in Vienna. At both academies he concluded his study with the soloist exam and was awarded “Distinction”. He simultaneously studied musicology, philosophy, and German languege. He was appointed Professor of Guitar at the Hochschule für Musik Detmold, Dep. Münster in 1976, and in 1980 he received the Young Artists Award from the City of Dortmund.

Reinbert Evers is in demand internationally as a musician, with a broad repertoire ranging from J.S. Bach to contemporary music His profound understanding of both classical and contemporary music has made him a much sought-after performer at major venues and festivals both in Germany and abroad. Above all his particular interest in contemporary music has made him one of the most influential guitarists of our time. He has premiered more than 120 compositions, and many well-known composers have written works for him. He has performed in Western and Eastern Europe, North and South America, Africa and East Asia. At the request of the Goethe Institut he toured Italy, France, Scandinavia, Yugoslavia, Greece, Israel, East- and Westafrica, USA and Russia. Since 1990 he has toured several times in the East of Europe (Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, Rumania, Ukraina, Bulgaria, Poland, Hungary) and Asia (Korea and Japan, China, Mongolia).

Reinbert Evers has broadcast widely and his impressive discography comprises works by composers ranging from J.S. Bach (complete works for lute) through 19th century masters such as Sor and Giuliani to those of our time, De Falla, Henze, Britten, Trojahn etc. This versatile artist is also much in domand as a chamber musician.

In addition to producing solo CD's featuring both contemporary and classical repertoire, Reinbert Evers has recently been increasingly involved in chamber music, has recorded El Cimarron by Hans Werner Henze, two CD's with new music for two guitars and a duo recording with the Canadian flutist Robert Aitken, a CD with chamber music for guitar from the Baltics and two CD's with concerts for guitar and chamber orchestra. Since 1995 he works with the percussionist Mircea Ardeleanu. In the last years he gave a lot of attention to the new music of Eastern Asia and the Baltic states. Pieces were written for him from e.g. Jo Kondo, Shih, X. Chen, Bonu Koo, K.H. Chae, H.S. Lee and O. Balakauskas, O. Narbutaite, V. Barkauskas, P. Vasks.

In the period 1991-1999 Reinbert Evers has given first performances of works by : E. Denisov, M. Kubo, J.P. Ostendorf, W.M. Danner, B. Dimov, W. Heider, H. Oehring, A. Schlünz, A.D. Ruoff, D. Glanert, Alexander Knaifel, Dieter Schnebel, Anatol Vieru, Bojidar Spassov, and Georg Hajdu, under the direction of Spiros Argiris, Lothar Zagrosek, Emil Tabakov, Vladimir Fedosseiev, Alicia Mounk, and Donatas Katkus.

Reinbert Evers' outstanding concert performances as guitarist have earned him national and international acclaim: Cantiere Internazionale D'Arte; Montepulciano 1980, 1981, 1985; Internationaler Gitarrenkongress Mettmann 1981, 1985, 1987; Wittener Tage für Neue Kammermusik 1981; Berliner Bachtage 1982, 1985; Kasseler Musiktage 1984, 1986; Musica Nova Bremen 1984; Internationale Woche zeitgenössischer Gitarrenmusik im "Ijsbreker" Amsterdam 1985; Sommerliche Musiktage Hitzacker 1985; Bach-Tage der Internationalen Bachgesellschaft Duisburg 1986; Los Angeles Bach Festival 1988; Tage für Neue Musik Zürich 1988; Internationale Gitarrentage Berlin/GDR 1988/1990; Festival International de Guitare, Liège 1989; Festival Dei Due Mondi, Spoleto 1989; Heidelberger Schloßfestspiele 1989/1993; "Frankfurter Feste" Alte Oper, Frankfurt 1989; Darmstädter Ferienkurse für Neue Musik 1986/1988/1990/1998/2000; Kammerkonzerte des WDR 80/86/91/02; Internationales Guitarfestival Poltava/ Ukraine 1990/1992; Donetzk 1991; Moscow modern 1992; Festival Presences Paris 1993; Budapest Springfestival 1993; Ars Nova Konzerte SWF 1993/1997; ORF- Kammerkonzerte Graz 1993; Sofia music weeks 1994; Berliner Festival für Gitarre und Kammermusik 1994; International chambermusic festival Plovdiv 1994; Römerbad Musiktage 1994; Dresdener Tage für zeitgenössische Musik, 1994; Sankt Petersburg Spring Festival, 1996; International Guitarweek in Dublin, 1996; Internationales Gitarrenfestival in Tiflis, Georgien, 1998; Vilnius Musiksommer 1998/2000/2001/2002; Bogota, Santiago de Chile 2000; Vilnius Philharmonie 2001; International Musifestival Rousse (Bul) 2001; Caracas, Havanna 2001.

In 1998 and 2000 Reinbert Evers was docent for guitar at the "Ferienkurse" / Internationales Musik-Institut Darmstadt. From 1995 until now he works as Dean of the Dep. Münster / Hochschule für Musik Detmold. International master-classes have made him well known as one of the most stimulating guitar teachers of our times. He is founder and artistic director of the "Europäisches Musikfest Münsterland", an international festival that will be hold since 1999 yearly. As chairman of the Gesellschaft für Neue Musik Münster he gives a lot of energy and force to projects and concerts.


Source: Mostly Reinbert Evers Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (June 2008)

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