PETER FINGER (GER)
in Weimar in 1954 to a conductor father. Began violin lessons at
age 6, later also learned to play piano. Has played guitar since
age 13. Music studies in Münster.
First recording in 1973; since that time, recordings on a regular basis in Germany, Italy, England and the USA. Record and/or CD releases for Kicking Mule Records, Stockfisch, Edition Collage and (since 1989) for Acoustic Music Records, represented on a number of international samplers.
Since 1976, repeated successful tours in Germany, the USA, Canada, Japan, England, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, France, Italy, Finland, Poland, Estonia and Russia
Since 1979, participation in numerous television and radio productions; as ab employee of WDR, Deutschlandfunk and Deutsche Welle, author of various programs on guitar music.
Since 1981, compositions for symphony orchestra; compositions for film and television since 1985.
In 1988, establishment of own music publishing company and the Acoustic Music Records label; since then, producer of dozens - in part prize-winning - CDs with the styles of guitar music, blues, jazz and worldmusic.
Since 1995, publisher of the Akustik Gitarre magazine.
1962 and 1969 prize winner in the Jugend musiziert (Youth Plays Music) competition
1973 winner of the newcomer competition of the Interfolk Festival in Osnabrück
1982 prizewinner of the Ernst-Fischer-Preis for orchestral music
1985 1st prize in the composition competition of the Oldenburg State Theater for the orchestral composition "Herbstwind" ("Autumn Wind")
2003 music prize of Niedersachsen
Peter Finger - Anyone who is at all interested in guitar music or, even
better, acoustic guitar music, can hardly avoid this name. Starting as far back as the Seventies, Peter Finger has enjoyed an outstanding reputation internationally as an acoustic guitarist, and the music press has included him in the pantheon of the world's best guitarists. Anyone who has listened to just one of his 13 record productions to date will gladly agree with this assessment. Countless tours have taken the successful musician around the globe: celebrated performances in Europe, the USA, Japan, etc. mark just some of the musical milestones of this extraordinary artist.
Peter Finger has accomplished something that few people achieve in our day:the perfect harmony of virtuosity, musicality and composition. His musical cosmos is boundless, showing profound knowledge of both music history and the contemporary state of the art. The attentive listener will therefore encounter the tonal language of Debussy, Ravel or Stravinsky time and again - and, in the same breath, perhaps find himself in the realm of rock. Or he will marvel at Finger's almost orchestral, sometimes breathtaking, experimental tapestry of rhythm, harmony and melody. It should definitely be mentioned that all of this fuses together organically instead of just standing side by side without any connection. Which is why Peter Finger's music is always a great sensual pleasure, far removed from any type of intellectual coolness - both demanding and stimulating at the same time.
That Peter Finger was able to "incidentally" win several first prizes in composition competitions and operate a studio with an excellent reputation is hardly surprising considering his diversified artistic biography. On the other hand, Peter Finger also deserves recognition as and label head: in addition to his activities as the publisher of the Akustik Gitarre magazine, he has also gathered a troop of highest quality musicians on his repeatedly distinguished label Acoustic Music Records.
2004 Dream Dancer
2003 Blue Moon
1998 Open Strings
1997 Best of Florian Poser & Peter Finger
1984 Neue Wege
1982 Im Labyrinth
1979 Zwei Seiten
1979 Acoustic Rock Guitar
1973 Bottleneck Guitar Solos
1979 Guitar Instrumentals
1973 Finger Picking
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