Finger - Anyone who is at all interested in guitar music or, even better,
acoustic guitar music, can hardly avoid this name.
Starting as far back as the Seventies,
Peter Finger has enjoyed an outstanding reputation internationally as
an acoustic guitarist, and the music press has included him in the pantheon
of the world's best guitarists. Anyone who has listened to just one of
his 17 record productions to date will gladly agree with this assessment.
Countless tours have taken the successful musician around the globe: celebrated
performances in Europe, the USA, Japan, etc. mark just some of the musical
milestones of this extraordinary artist.
Peter Finger has accomplished something
that few people achieve in our day:the perfect harmony of virtuosity,
musicality and composition. His musical cosmos is boundless, showing profound
knowledge of both music history and the contemporary state of the art.
The attentive listener will therefore encounter the tonal language of
Debussy, Ravel or Stravinsky time and again - and, in the same breath,
perhaps find himself in the realm of rock. Or he will marvel at Finger's
almost orchestral, sometimes breathtaking, experimental tapestry of rhythm,
harmony and melody.
That Peter Finger was able to "incidentally"
win several first prizes in composition competitions and operate a studio
with an excellent reputation is hardly surprising considering his diversified
artistic biography. On the other hand, Peter Finger also deserves recognition
as and label head: in addition to his activities as the publisher of the
Akustik Gitarre magazine, he has also gathered a troop of highest quality
musicians on his repeatedly distinguished label Acoustic Music Records.
— It should definitely be mentioned that all of this fuses together
organically instead of just standing side by side without any connection.
Which is why Peter Finger's music is always a great sensual pleasure,
far removed from any type of intellectual coolness - both demanding and
stimulating at the same time.
- Born in Weimar in 1954 to a conductor father. Began violin lessons
at age 6, later also learned to play piano. Has played guitar since
age 13. Music studies in Münster.
- First recording in 1973; since that time, recordings on a regular basis
in Germany, Italy, England and the USA. Record and/or CD releases for
Kicking Mule Records, Stockfisch, Edition Collage and (since 1989) for
Acoustic Music Records, represented on a number of international samplers.
- Since 1976, repeated successful tours in Germany, the USA, Canada,
Japan, England, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg,
France, Italy, Finland, Poland, Estonia and Russia.
- Since 1979, participation in numerous television and radio productions;
as ab employee of WDR, Deutschlandfunk and Deutsche Welle, author of
various programs on guitar music.
- Since 1981, compositions for symphony orchestra; compositions
for film and television since 1985.
In 1988, establishment of own music publishing company and the Acoustic
Music Records label; since then, producer of dozens - in part prize-winning
- CDs with the styles of guitar music, blues, jazz and worldmusic.
- Since 1995, publisher of the Akustik Gitarre magazine.