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Eva Beneke

A native of East-Berlin, Eva Beneke first wanted to be a pianist - but her family could not afford the instrument and she picked up one her father's and grandfather's many classical guitars.

Eva Beneke is an exciting and versatile musician. She is an internationally acclaimed soloist, chamber musician, teacher and arranger, known for "refinement of tone, and a palpable energy" (Scott Tennant, L.A.G.Q.).

In addition to numerous prizes at international guitar festivals Eva Beneke is an unstoppable performer. Highlights of her career include appearances with the German Symphony Orchestra under Kent Nagano, invitations to international festivals in Perú, Germany, Lithuania, the U.S. and Canada and a live performance with Carrie Underwood at the 2010 American Country Music Awards.

Eva Beneke's debut CD, Coming Home, was released to wide critical acclaim in 2010. Her performances have been broadcasted internationally. Beneke's arrangements for guitar ensemble are gaining international recognition. The American publishing-house Clearnote Music published two of her guitar compositions in 2009.

Eva Beneke began her studies at the Berlin University of Arts with Martin Rennert. She then received the prestigious solo artist diploma at the Franz Liszt Hochschule in Weimar where she trained extensively with Thomas Möller-Pering, one of Germany's most influential guitarists.

Eva plays a Hill Signature Stand-up model.

In 2012, Beneke received a doctorate with honors from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, after having studied with Grammy® winning guitarist Scott Tennant and jazz-guitar legend Bruce Forman.

Starting September 2012, Eva is honored to join the renowned faculty at McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul, MN.




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