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1st prize at “Guitar Masters 2016”

I am still totally overwhelmed. Two days ago I won one of the biggest and most prestigious guitar competitions in the world: the Guitar Masters 2016 in Wroclaw/Poland. What an honor it was to share the stage with so many great guitarists from all over the world!
A big thank you to the jury around Martin Taylor, Preston Reed, Krzysztof Pelech and Piotr Restecki, my teachers and “Hochschule für Musik” in Dresden: Reentko, Thomas Fellow, Stephan Bormann, Daniel Wirtz and Nora Buschmann as well as to everyone who supported me through this competition!

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my album “Perpetuum Mobile” will be released on August 19th

Finally I recorded a solo album! It´s called “Perpetuum Mobile” and contains 14 pieces. On three of them I have some fantastic guest musicians joining me: Bjarke Falgren on violin and Reentko Dirks on Percussion and guitar, the other songs are like you know them from most of my concerts: solo.
I can´t wait to hold the album in my hands soon! “Perpetuum Mobile” will be released on August 19th at DR. HEART MUSIC and will be available on this homepage, directly at the label and of course at live concerts!

Here is already the cover – thank you to Manfred Pollert for the fantastic artwork!

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awardee of the EUROPEAN GUITAR AWARD

I am thrilled and overwhelmed to be one of the three awardees (sponsoring price) of the 4th European Guitar Award!
Biggest congratulations also to the EGA winners Janko Raseta (PL) and Antoine Boyer & Samuelito (F)!

Endorsement for ACUS Sound Engineering

Dear people,
I am pleased to announce that I am endorsing ACUS Sound Engineering now. Their acoustic amplifiers are really the best I come across so far. My new ONE 8 is awesome and will from now on share the stage with me at my concerts.

If you’re a guitar player who plays amplified from time to time, check out www.acus-sound.it!

Hamburger & Neuenburger Gitarrentage

Hey folks,
tomorrow (October 28th) the “Neuenburger Gitarrentage” will start again. It´s a wonderful festival in the north of Germany (Frisia) and I´ll be teaching and playing there for the first time. Saturday evening I will be the support act of BASCO.

On Friday and Saturday I´ll be also part of the Hamburger Gitarrentage: On friday at 8pm I will share the stage with the wonderful Michael Fix (Australia), Don Ross (Canada) and Ewan Dobson (Canada). On Saturday at 9:30am there will be a workshop. Main topics are arranging for solo guitar and percussive techniques.

See you there!
Sönke

Featured Artist

I am “featured artist” at www.fingerstyleguitarists.com – with my “Perpetuum Mobile” video and an interview (in German AND English). To those of you, who always wanted to know, how you come up with the idea to become a professional guitarist, why I just had to move to Dresden or what I´m doing, when I´m not playing the guitar, I recommend to click on the link!

Best wishes to everyone!
Sönke

brand-new homepage!

Hey everyone!
Tadaaaaaaaaa – I proudly present: my new homepage! Thank you for stopping by!
Thanks to the great Joshua Krueger the page has not only a new design but also a lot of new features like a new concert calendar, a “Promo” section for concert organizers, a new store, a page for my duet with Philipp Wiechert (“PhiliSöphen”), information on the International Freepsum Guitar Festival and much more. And the best thing is that everything is now in German and English – the homepage itself as well as all downloads in the promo section!
If you would like to have a beautiful homepage, you should get in touch with Joshua, I can highly recommend him: mail@joshuakrueger.de.
Furthermore, a big thanks to Manfred Pollert, who took (almost) all the photos on this page. He also designed the writing of my name, my posters as well as the looks of my Facebook page and my Youtube channel.
For me the next stages are now a new instrument (I will have it very soon, yay!) and new videos – but until then I wish you lots of fun poking around on this page! If you want to contact me, just go to the contact page. I’m looking forward to hearing from you!

All the best,
Sönke

news about the summer tour

Hey folks,
unfortunately Gareth Pearson cancelled our Germany tour in August and also his concert at the International Guitar Festival in Freepsum. The concert in Kassel is now cancelled, the other concerts take place! I will not play them solo, in Krefeld and Wuelfrath I will share the stage with the amazing Simon Riedlecker from Austria. Simon completes also the Lineup of the festival in Freepsum – we are really looking forward to his appearance. Here is a short video of his song “Timmy´s Dance”.
I will announce some news about the shows at Musikhaus Spula in Delmenhorst and the concert in Krumke in the next days.

Please apologize this little “Lineup chaos”, unfortunately there was nothing to change at Gareth´s cancellation!

See you soon!

Best wishes,

Soenke