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Volker Höh

Volker Höh is one of the most versatile German guitarists. As a soloist, with orchestras and in chamber music ensembles he is at home on international and festival stages, often as cultural ambassador for the Goethe Institute. His CD productions, were awarded prizes by specialised critics, show stylistic diversity and varied sound-aesthetics. Like his concert programmes, they are thematic and range from contemporary music through classical repertoire with historical instruments to Spanish/Latin-American music. Regular radio and TV recordings document his artistic position, just as the many works by well-known composers dedicated to him. He can be heard on CD and film productions with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra under major conductors, such as Michael Gielen, Eliahu Inbal, Dmitrij Kitajenko and Marcello Viotti. He has been distinguished with many stipends and sponsorships, as well as the “GlückSpirale” prize for special merit by the Musikrat (music council) of Rhineland Palatinate. In addition to his artistic endeavor, Volker Höh has developed a wide pedagogical activity. He has been holding a teaching position at the University of Koblenz. Currently he is guitar professor the State Music Grammar School of Rheinland-Pfalz in Montabaur. He founded the “Cantomano” guitar ensemble, which has been several times the winner of the German Orchestra Competition and won as well many international prizes. Furthermore, Volker Höh works as editor and author for publishers and technical publications and as jury member and tutor at international competitions, courses and masterclasses. Volker Höh studied at the Universities of Koblenz and Münster. Further studies took him to Julian Bream, Leo Brouwer, Alberto Ponce, José Tomas and the pianist György Sebök.