Tristan Angenendt

Tristan Angenendt was regarded early as one of the greatest talents on the guitar in Germany. At the age of only 14 years he became the youngest student ever accepted to study in the renowned class of Prof. Hubert Käppel at the University of Music and Dance Cologne (HfMT Köln), where he graduated with honours. Further studies with Aniello Desiderio at the Koblenz International Guitar Academy and master classes with most of the leading guitarists in the world complete his artistic education.

Tristan Angenendt has won more than 30 prizes and awards at national and international guitar competitions and is therefore considered the most successful German guitarist of his generation. Meanwhile, he himself is invited regularly as a judge to various competitions in Germany and abroad.

He made his debut as a soloist with orchestra at the early age of twelve, followed by his first full solo recital only one year later. Since then, he is performing all over Europe and in South America, captivating both audiences and the press, who regularly praises his “brilliant technique”, “great expression” and his “extraordinary diversity of sounds”. With his well-conceived, dramaturgical cleverly designed programs and a diversified, demanding repertoire, Tristan Angenendt is one of the leading ambassadors of his instrument in the European concert landscape. In addition to his career as a soloist, he repeatedly appears in various chamber music projects with internationally acclaimed artists and forms the Angenendt Guitar Duo with his wife Martina.

His debut CD “Between the Centuries” with 20th and 21st century works, including several world premier recordings, received consistently outstanding reviews in guitar magazines and publications, such as Akustik Gitarre, neuemusikzeitung, Gitarre & Laute (Germany) and Gendai Guitar (Japan). Live recordings and productions for national and international radio and TV stations complete his artistic activities and were broadcasted in a total of 20 countries in Europe and Asia.

Since 2007 Tristan Angenendt pursues a regular teaching activity and is currently teaching his own guitar class at the University of Music and Drama Rostock (hmt Rostock). Students from his classes have already won numerous prizes in soloist and chamber music competitions. As a sought-after teacher, Tristan Angenendt is also regularly invited to give masterclasses at international guitar festivals and as a guest lecturer to various conservatories and universities in Germany and abroad.