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(Sept. 15, 2019, 8:30 PM. Auditori Eduard Toldrà, CMMB)

The Berlin-born guitarist Nora Buschmann began her musical education with Monika and Jürgen Rost at the Liszt School of Music, Weimar. Having received a scholarship from the Cultural Fund for Young Artists in Berlin, she continued her studies as a solo pupil of Hubert Käppel at Cologne College of Music. She went on to win national and international competitions and was awarded a scholarship by the German Council of Music. Masterclasses with virtuosos such as David Russell, Oscar Ghiglia, Thomas Müller-Pering and Carlo Domeniconi completed the formation of this highly talented classical guitarist. During a five-year stay in Greece, she immersed herself in traditional Greek music and taught guitar at various music conservatories. Nora Buschmann has since been engaged in a variety of musical activities. She is a regular soloist and tutor at leading international festivals, and her concert tours have taken her throughout Europe and South America. Composers such as Carlo Domeniconi, Sebastian Zambrana, Ricardo Cianferoni and Quique Sinesi have dedicated works to her. The two solo CDs, Suite Orientale, with pieces by Carlo Domeniconi and Dusan Bogdanovic, Live in Bern and Appassionata Latina received highly positive critical acclaim.

One associates outstanding musicality and the highest degree of virtuosity with this classical guitarist from Berlin, who has already earned herself an international reputation with her expressive solo concerts. In addition to her refined playing culture, her elegant tone and highly nuanced performance, this winner of the German Music Council stipendium shows a remarkable sense of independence and extends the boundaries of classical guitar music with her in-depth knowledge of Mediterranean mentality, eastern European musical culture and Latin American joie de vivre. She reveals what she considers “music for life”, with a Brazilian choro and modinha, an Argentinean chacarera and a milonga. Nora Buschmann, sure-fingered in her expression, with outstanding sound, filled with elegance and fire, shows why she has won numerous international guitar competitions. And while the press describes this artist and her performances as “intelligent and sensitive” and “lively and spunky”, one must absolutely add attributes such as open-minded, grandiose and captivating.

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