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Antje Asendorf began classical guitar studies at the age of five. At age 15 she was admitted as a special student in guitar studies at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia, USA. Studies at the Akademie fur Tonkunst in Darmstadt, Germany, followed. In 1999, she graduated from the Musikhochschule Hamburg as a student of Klaus Hempel and Olaf van Gonnissen. She completed a Master of Music degree and the degree Solistenexamen after further studies with Carlo Marchione at the Maastricht Conservatory in the Netherlands and with Johannes Monno at Stuttgart. She has completed master classes with Manuel Barrueco, Leo Brouwer, Thomas Müller-Pering, Konrad Ragossnig, and Aniello Desiderio and was supported by the Y. Menuhim-Live Music Now organization.
 
Ulf Borcherding s tudied music at Cologne School of Music at Aachen with Tadashi Sasaki and Thomas Müller-Pering; masterclasses with Oscar Ghiglia, Eliot Fisk, Roland Dyens, Pepe Romero, Alvaro Pierri; worked regularly with Theater Aachen for several years, participated in numerous opera and chamber music productions; prize winner at the Music Conservatory Competition of North Rhine-Westphalia in 1989; scholarship and “Diploma Di Merito” at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, Italy; concert tours with various orchestras throughout Germany and abroad; initiator and artistic director of the “Internationale Gitarrentage Wetzlar” from 1998-2007.
 
Stefan Hladek studied classical guitar with Olaf Van Gonnissen and at the London Royal Academy of Music with Timothy Walker, Julian Bream and John Williams; prize winner of major international competitions: Concours International pour guitare en duo in Montélimar, France, 1992 (in a duet with Rudi Weinacker), Concours Printemps de la guitare, 1994/1996, Concurso Internacional de guitarra in Alcoy, Spain, 1996, Internationales Musikfestival Schloss Weikersheim; invited to international festivals in England, Greece, Italy; albums recorded: “Gitarrenduo Hladek-Weinacker” (1999), “Stefan Hladek spielt Bach, Cezanne, Sor und Moreno-Torroba” (2002).
 
Martin Wentzel studied guitar under Wilfried Halter at Dr. Hoch Conservatory in Frankfurt am Main; participated in masterclasses conducted by world-class guitarists such as Scott Tennant, William Kanengiser, Hans-Werner Huppertz and Tadashi Sasaki; numerous concerts with the BGQ in Germany and abroad; with the BGQ winner of international competition “Simone Salmaso” in Viareggio, Italy, in 2000.
Martin Wentzel plays guitars by Dieter Müller (spruce 2012, cedar 2006) and a Baroque Guitar by Otto Rauch (2010).
 

 

 

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