Anne-Kathrin Gerbeth and Bernhard
Dolch formed the DUO GUITARTES
after the two of them had already enjoyed international success
as soloists. They gave numerous concerts on European festivals
and are among the few German guitarists of their generation who
have been awarded prizes at renowned international competitions.
They were awarded diplomas in the classes of Carlo Marchione,
Joaquín Clerch and Tadashi Sasaki at the universities of Berlin
(Hanns Eisler), Munich, Duesseldorf and Maastricht.
Along with interpretations of the established repertoire, they
concentrated on the study of historical performance practice and
premièred numerous contemporary compositions, among others at
the “Berliner Philharmonie” and the ”Konzerthaus Berlin”. In addition to their academic
studies, they also received instruction from lutenist Paul
O´Dette, the guitarists Pepe Romero and Leo Brouwer, as well as
from Eberhard Feltz (mentor of the Kuss Quartet and the Vogler
The two performers
established DUO GUITARTES
out of the desire to get off the beaten track. Their aim is to
arrange significant and less known compositions from Baroque and
Renaissance music for two guitars in a way, that the enormous
liveliness and emotional profundity of this music is awakened to
new life through the possibilities offered by modern
A further central concern for DUO GUITARTES
is premièring contemporary compositions, thus contributing to
the further development of the repertoire for classical guitar.
Meanwhile several well known composers dedicated works to DUO GUITARTES,
at last Joseph Phibbs (winner “British Composer Awards“).
addition, they also interpret the established repertoire of all
offer a range of programmes which are either dedicated to a
particular musical theme or epoch, or juxtapose compositions
from the Renaissance, Baroque or Classical periods – linked by a
unifying thematic idea – with works from the 20th and 21st
centuries, for instance "Chr. W. Gluck and Neoclassicism",
"Dances and Fugues", "Early Classic and Late Baroque", "The
Guitar in the 21st Century" and "Heaven and Earth – music
between the twin poles of spirituality and worldliness".
performs regularly on well known chambermusic- and
guitarfestivals such as in Stockholm, Vienna and Berlin.
Their first CD with works by J. S. Bach, G. Ph. Telemann and D.
Scarlatti was released by ELM. Work is currently in progress on
a further CD with unpublished compositions by Jacob Ter
Veldhuis, Joseph Phibbs, David Gorton, Alessandra Salvati, Nigel
Clarke, Agustín Castilla-Ávila and other composers.
Sheet music editions of their arrangements or
dedicated works were published by Acoustic Music Books,
Ricordi-London and Trekel-Musikverlag.
Bernhard Dolch is
lecturer in classical guitar at the university
A discreet amplification system by
Schertler is employed in halls where the acoustics are not
adequate for the classical guitar.