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Joep van Leeuwen

Joep van Leeuwen plays both the acoustic and the electric guitar in various roles, from solo guitarist to big band member. He has collaborated with musicians in the Netherlands and abroad, and performed at many venues and festivals in Europe, including three times at Montreux.

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Joachim Schönecker

As a leader or as sideman, guitarist Joachim Schönecker has worked with many reknown musicians like Patti Austin, Paquito D ́Rivera, Peter Erskine, Rich Perry, Bert Joris, Philippe Aerts, Jan Delay, Don Braden, John Riley, Jeff Hamilton, "Toots" Thielemans, Dick Oatts, John Marshall, Michael Abene, Peter Weniger, Richie Beirach, the WDR Bigband and the WDR Sinfony Orchestra.

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Markus Wienstroer

Markus Wienstroer (born June 24, 1959 in Dusseldorf) is a German musician, who is active in the field of rock and pop as well as jazz as a studio and live musician. He works mainly as a guitarist. Wienstroer began to play the violin at the age of seven and since the age of eleven has been a junior student at the Robert Schumann University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf.

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Peter Bernstein

(Guest Teacher) As a teacher, Peter Bernstein has been widely involved in New York City and with regular workshops worldwide. We are honored to invite him as our regular guest teacher for our guitar department every semester.

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Lage Lund

(Guest Teacher) Lage Lund is acclaimed as one of the finest guitarists of his generation, and one of the more compelling jazz artists today. A regular in the “Rising star – Guitar” category in the Downbeat Critic’s Poll, he has been hailed by Pat Metheny as a favorite young guitarist, and is “all music and all soul” according to Russell Malone - one of the judges who awarded Lund top prize in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition...

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