Stefan Grasse And Raphael Kempken In Concert

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Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta says
Join the Atlanta-Sister Cities Commission, the City of Nuremberg and the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta as they present Stefan Grasse and Raphael Kempken in Concert.

Enjoy a musical performance presented from Stefan Grasse on guitar and Raphael Kempken on percussion.

About the artists:

Stefan Grasse was born in Munich, Germany in 1962 and studied jazz and classical guitar with Peter O'Mara (Munich Jazz School), Kurt Hiesl (Nuernberg Conservatory), Phillip Thorne (Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Glasgow) and Pepe Romero (International Summer Academy, Salzburg).

He has been awarded Bavarian Radio scholarships, the Royal Scottish Academy's "Guitar Challenge Prize 1991", the "Scottish Society of Composers' Award 1991", the City of Nuernberg Cultural Award 1996 and the Cultural Award 2004 of the Kulturforum Franken, Germany. Stefan Grasse has given over 1,800 concerts in Europe, Australia, Argentina, Turkey, China and the U.S.A. (including the "Concierto de Aranjuez").

Stefan Grasse lives as a freelance concert guitarist and producer in Nuremberg, Germany, where he is also artistic director of the "Nuremberg Guitar Nights" and teacher at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.

Raphael Kempken made his international debut at the age of 16 at the „Fringe“ Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland and the „Skopje Summer Festival“, Macedonia. He started his musical training at the age of five at the Junior Music School in Nuremberg. During his High School years he already studied with Professor Radek Szarek at the Nuremberg University of Music. Since 2013 he has been a student of Jochen Sponsel at the College of Music in Dinkelsbühl, Germany.

Admission: Complimentary
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By: Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta

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