Interview with Classical Guitarist Samuel T. Klemke from Germany

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CGA was given the opportunity to interview the amazing classical guitarist Samuel T. Klemke when he came to Malaysia in 2013.

He shared a lot of invaluable advice for inspiring classical guitarists.

A must hear for any serious classical guitarists.

Note: The video is 45 minutes long and the audio may not be as good as it should be. We apologize about this.

Video Main Minutes

0:07 How to pronounce his full name?
0:33 When did he started playing classical guitar?
2:18 Improving confidence in playing and overcoming nervousness in performing.
5:30 Why does he chooses classical guitar? Why not other instruments?
7:17 Does he play electric guitar?
9:06 Who are his guitar influences?
10:36 Has he met Julian Bream or John Williams?
12:04 Who is his favorite composer?
14:53 What is his favorite classical guitar piece?
16:42 Has he achieved his goals?
18:02 How does he sees himself in 30 years time?
19:47 How does he learn a guitar piece?
23:57 Why does he keeps a long hair?
24:31 He talks about his James Bond video theme song.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwOhHl…
26:21 Would he become an actor?
27:10 Two movies a guitarist should see.
28:26 What his advice for aspiring classical guitarists?
30:15 What future does he sees for classical guitar?
37:40 About his guitar.
40:27 What kind of guitar suitable for beginners?

About Samuel T. Klemke

Born in 1978 • First guitar lesson with his father at the age of 4 • Early success at national competitions, playing solo and also in a duo with his sister Laura • 1999 he started studying in Weimar in the guitar class of Prof. M. Rost, he accomplished the final exam with highest marks • Postgraduate study at the same unviersity in the guitar class of Prof. Müller-Pering • Master classes with Romero, Russel and Tannenbaum.

2004 he was awarded with the postgraduate scholarship of the Free State of Thuringia • During this time he studied the works of Toru Takemitsu and Hans Werner Henze • Prices at many national and international competitions such as the Stafford Classical Guitar Recital Competition • Concert tours abroad lead him to Martinique, Japan, USA, Southamerica and Southeastasia • Samuel T. Klemke is a very diverse guitarist, his repertoire reaches from old music till music of the 20. and 21. century • Together with his sister Laura he plays in the Guitar Duo Klemke, their first recording “Danza espanola” was released in 2005

Website
http://samuel.klemke.de/

This interview was organized by Tarrega Guitar House (M) Sdn Bhd.
HEAD QUARTERS
No 25 & 27, Wisma TARREGA
Lorong Leboh Gopeng,
Off Jalan Goh Hock Huat,
41200 Klang, Selangor.
Phone : +603-3341 3239

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