In this exclusive interview at the Hersbruck Guitar Festival, Johannes Kreusch shares insights on his objectives as a festival director and ways he tries to set his festivals apart. Kreusch goes on to talk about his background as a guitarist and composer as well as the influence of improvisation in his works. The interview ends with a discussion about ways students can learn to think outside the “guitar-box.”
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About Johannes Kreusch
Johannes Tonio Kreusch´s numerous recordings have received high critical acclaim, e.g. the “10 de Répertoire“ award by the French music magazine “Classica Répertoire“ for the CD featuring the 12 Etudes by Heitor Villa-Lobos. It was praised for “the new recording standard supplanting the legendary recordings of Narciso Yepes and Julian Bream“.
ohannes Tonio Kreusch`s recordings cover a broad spectrum, from Bach´s work for lute to romantic and modern guitar music, including world premiere recordings of contemporary works as well as his own compositions and improvisations.
He is the author of many publications and artistic director of the International Guitar Festivals in Hersbruck and Wertingen. Together with his brother, Jazz pianist Cornelius Claudio Kreusch he is co-founder and artistic director of the award winning concert series Ottobrunner Konzerte near Munich, Germany and the music festival |Look into the Future| in Burghausen, Germany