Gunter Herbig was born in Brazil and grew up in Portugal and Germany. Influenced by such different cultures and aesthetic languages, he has developed a highly personal, charismatic, and expressive style of playing and performance. The balance of Brazilian sensuousness, intense Portuguese passion and German intellect and finesse is the hallmark of his playing.
Since moving to New Zealand in 1989 he has made numerous national concert tours and has a busy performance schedule which has taken him to South America, Central America, and Europe, where he appears as a soloist and chamber musician in concerts and festivals. He has performed on several live broadcasts on television and radio in New Zealand and Mexico and has recorded for a number of film scores and television documentaries.
He served as the Head of Classical Guitar and Chamber Music at the New Zealand School of Music in Wellington and now teaches Guitar at the School of Music at Auckland University but is based in Wellington.
Gunter's bestselling CD is "Hauturu - Where the Winds Rest"
In May 2009, Naxos, the world's largest classical music label released Gunter's second CD "Prospero Dreaming - New Zealand Guitar Music by Douglas Lilburn and David Farquhar" which received a 5-star review from the NZ Herald.
Ideal for: background music for corporate function, private party, wedding,
The repertoire usually includes a mixture of classical guitar classics from the Baroque era (J.S. Bach luteworks), Spain (Isaac Albeniz Asturias, Granada, Cadiz etc. Fernando Sor and some Renaissance works by Luys de Narvaez) and South and Central American Romantics like Heitor Villa-Lobos, Dilermando Reis and Antonio Lauro to name but a few.
Gunter can also play New Zealand works by Douglas Lilburn or the Cuban Leo Brouwer if you would like a slightly contemporary edge to proceedings.
Gunter was great. It all went well.
Director of Sales & Marketing
The Langham, Auckland (Wellington event)
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