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.”Watch Now
Johannes Tonio Kreusch studied with Eliot Fisk and the Cuban guitarist Joaquin Clerch-Díaz and graduated from the University Mozarteum in Salzburg. For further studies, he went to the Juilliard School of Music in New York, where he took a Master´s degree, completing his studies with Sharon Isbin. Since his debut in 1996 at New York´s Carnegie Recital Hall, his concert tours as a soloist and chamber musician have taken him to many countries in Europe and to Latin America, the US and the Middle East. His close cooperation with contemporary composers like Tulio Peramo Cabrera, Andy York or Máximo Diego Pujol inspired many new compositions for guitar.