Biography Augustin Wiedemann

The guitarist Augustin Wiedemann, a resident of Munich, was the 1992 winner of the 6th International Guitar Competition held in Havanna, Cuba. At this internationally famous competition, whose jury members included, among others, Leo Brouwer and Alvaro Pierri, he was also awarded four special prizes (including prizes for the best interpretation of Spanish music and for the best interpretation of Cuban music played by a foreigner). In the same year he was honored with the first „Cultural Award for young artists“ by the city of Deggendorf. From 2001-2004 Augustin Wiedemann was teaching at the Salzburg Mozarteum. In the academic year 2006/2007 he was teaching as visiting professor at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm/Sweden. In Munich he was awarded the “Pasinger Kunst- und Kulturpreis” in 2008. 

Since September 2011 Augustin Wiedemann is teaching as guitar professor at the Vorarlberger Landeskonservatorium in Feldkirch/Austria

He appeared as a soloist in the USA, South Corea, Sweden, Netherlands, Russia, Cuba, Portugal, Spain, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Italy, Austria and Germany as well as with diverse orchestras including the “Members of the Munich Philharmonic” and the “South Bohemian Chamber Philharmony”. His chamber music partners include the conductor of the Kyoto symphony Orchestra Uwe Mund (piano), Anja Lechner (cello, member of  the “Rosamunde String Quartet”), Bavat Marom (contralto), Johannes Erkes (viola) and Michael Kupfer (baritone). Alongside his classical concerts, Augustin Wiedemann also plays in the crossover-project “Classic meets Soul” with jazz singer and guitarist Kosho (member of the most successful German Hip Hop/Rockband “Söhne Mannheims”). The CD “Classic meets Soul - Live in München” was released in fall 2002.

Augustin Wiedemann´s CD´s „All in Twilight – Guitar Music of the 80´s“ and “4 Miles 2 Davis – Guitar music of the 90´s” appeared on Arte Nova (Sony/BMG) and received highest critical acclaim. “Bach meets Monk” and “324” were released with wildner records. 

Augustin Wiedemann belongs to the Foundation Board of the “Hermann Hauser Guitar Foundation”.

The Brazilian guitarist/composer Sergio Assad about „All in Twilight“:

„Beautiful... Although we heard these familiar works performed so many times by other skilled guitarists Mr. Wiedemann manages in his own versions to create something new and refreshing.

Besides being a great player, Mr. Wiedemann is a true musician.“

Roland Dyens about Augustin Wiedemann´s interpretation of the „Libra Sonatine“:

 „...What a nice feeling to hear someone who understands this music so clearly...his way of playing, different of most of the classical guitarists, is that of an open-minded musician close to this very end of a musical century full of richness...I do believe in Augustin Wiedemann because he is simply a complete and moving artist and, according to me, this significates much more than being only an excellent player. Bonne chance !“