martedì 2 settembre 2014
Jürgen Ruck's guitar playlist
Jürgen Ruck was born in Freiburg (Germany). He studied guitar in Freiburg with Sonja Prunnbauer and in Basel with Oscar Ghiglia. In 1986 he won first prize in the German national music competition „Deutscher Musikwettbewerb“ and in 1990 the international Kranichstein prize for the interpretation of New Music.
Jürgen Ruck’s repertoire consists of music from the 16th century to the present day. He performs in a big variety of chamber music combinations and has given concerts in many international festivals. He played as soloist for example with Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Ensemble intercontemporaine Paris and the London Sinfonietta. Jürgen Ruck is especially interested in the music of our time: being the guitarist of Ensemble Modern, the leading German Ensemble for New Music and collaborating with important composers like György Kurtág, Hans Werner Henze, Helmut Lachenmann and John Adams. Since 2003, Juergen Ruck very succesfully performs his remarkable project „Caprichos Goyescos“, a cycle of solo compositions, especially written for him. All these compositions are related to Francisco de Goya’s famous set of etchings “Los Caprichos“. Until now, over 40 pieces were created by 20 different composers. Jürgen Ruck teaches guitar at the Musikhochschule in Würzburg.
He is also head of the guitarstudio at the International Darmstadt Summer Courses for New Music.