Biographical


The guitarist NORA BUSCHMANN was born in Berlin and began her artistic-musical career with Jürgen and Monika Rost at the "Franz Liszt" College of Music, Weimar. As a scholarship holder of the Berlin Cultural Foundation for Young Artists (Kulturfonds-Stiftung), she continued her studies in the soloist class of Hubert Käppel at the Cologne College of Music (Musikhochschule Köln). She perfected her skills with virtuosos such as David Russel, Manuel Barrueco, Oscar Ghiglia and Thomas Müller-Pering.

Nora Buschmann is a prizewinner of national and international competitions - the International Guitar Competition in Kutna Hora, Czechia (1986); the "Heitor-Villa-Lobos" competition in Esztergom, Hungary (1987); the "Tonger Wettbewerb", Cologne (1992); the "Deutscher Musikwettbewerb", Bonn (1992); the International Guitar Competition of Gargnano, Italy (1993).

As a scholarship holder of the German Council of Music (Deutscher Musikrat), Nora Buschmann has been invited to perform a great number of solo concerts (among others at the Frankfurt and Nürnberg opera houses, the Beethoven-Haus in Bonn and NDR-Funkhaus Hannover) and to make appearances with orchestras in Germany. She has made radio recordings with the Norddeutscher Rundfunk and the Bayrischer Rundfunk.

During a four year stay in Greece, Nora Buschmann turned her interest and activities to teaching and chamber music. She worked intensively on traditional Greek music and Byzantine singing.

Nora Buschmann is a regular recitalist and teacher in important International guitarfestivals including Iserlohn and Bielefeld (Germany); Esztergom (Hungary); Istanbul, Adana and Karaburun (Turkey); Thessaloniki and Afitos (Greece) and Sinaia (Romania). The Goethe Institute and the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa) have invited her for many events. Concert journeys have taken her to Poland, Russia, Spain, Switzerland,Ukraine to Argentina and Brasil.

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Education
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First guitar education in the age of 8 at the Musikschule Berlin-Pankow with Ingrid Schunk, 1977

Special school of music at the Hochschule für Musik "Franz Liszt" Weimar, 1982-1986

Study of classical guitar with Prof. Jürgen and Monika Rost at the Hochschule für Musik "Franz Liszt" Weimar, close: "Diplomsolist für Gitarre" and "Berechtigung zur Lehrtätigkeit im Fach Gitarre an Hochschulen für Musik und Musikschulen", 1986-1990

Education in vocal music at the Hochschule für Musik "Franz Liszt" in the division Dance- and popular music, 1987-1989

Hochschule für Musik Köln, additional studies in guitar with Hubert Käppel, close: "Künstlerische Abschlussprüfung mit Auszeichnung", 1991-1993

Hochschule für Musik Köln course of studies "Konzertexamen" with Hubert Käppel, 1993-1995

Education in byzantine singing at the Konservatorium "Galaxias" Thessaloniki, Greece, 1995-1998


Masterclasses

1987, 1988

David Russell

Esztergom (Hungary); Krakau

1989, 1994

David Russell

Wien and Berlin

1987, 1989

Hubert Käppel

Esztergom (Hungary)

1989

Gordon Crosskey

Esztergom (Hungary)

1991, 1993

Thomas Müller-Pering

Berlin, Weikersheim

1991

Ignacio Rodes

Siegburg

1992, 1993

Oscar Ghiglia

Gargnano (Italy)

1993

Manuel Barrueco

Aschaffenburg


Prizes
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2nd prize and special prize as "Ausgezeichnete Bach-Interpretation"; Kutna Hora (Czechia), 1986

2nd Prize and "Villa-Lobos-Medaille" at the "Heitor-Villa-Lobos"-Contest; Esztergom (Hungary), 1987

1st Prize, Tonger-Contest; Köln, 1992

3rd Prize, Guitarcontest of Gargnano (Italy), 1993

2nd Prize, Internat. Guitarcontest Wien, 1998

Contest of Deutscher Musikrat, Bonn, 1992

Scholarship holder and nomination for the 37. Bundesauswahl "Konzerte Junger Künstler", 1993/94


Concerts
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1978-1984

First concerts and honouring: Contests "Junge Talente" in Berlin, Weimar and Sondershausen; Apollo-Saal at national opera Berlin;

1985

Appearance in the musical TV show "Theo Adam lädt ein", national opera Berlin;

1987

Chambermusic-Tour with the Konzert- und Gastspieldirektion
(Violine, Violoncello, Gitarre) through Russia and Ukraine;

1988

Concert at the International days of guitar Berlin, "Theater im Palast";

1989-1991

Solo concert at the International festival of guitar
Esztergom; also in Germany and Poland;

1989-1995

Solo concert with orchestra:
"Wismut-Aue"-Orchester Karl-Marx-Stadt (Chemnitz);
Chursächsische Philharmonie Bad Elster;
Bad Herforder Philharmonie;
Kammerorchester Madrid (Benicasim);

1993/94

"Konzerte Junger Künstler" in Germany:
Solo concerts, i.e. Alte Oper Frankfurt; NDR-Funkhaus Hannover;
Beethoven-Haus Bonn; Nürnberger Oper; Schloss Charlottenburg Berlin;
Radiorecordings: NDR Hannover; Bayerischer Rundfunk;

1994-1997

Solo- and Chamberconcerts in Greece:
i.e. Thessaloniki, Athen (Goethe-Institute); Edessa und Veria;

1996/98

Soloist and member of the jury at the 1. International festival of guitar Sinaia (Romania);
Solo concerts:
6. International symposium of guitar Iserlohn;
"Anna-Amalia-Festival" Weimar;
1st International festival of guitar northern Greece (Afitos);
Cooperation and chamberconcerts together with the flautist Philippe Malfait (Belgium);

1998

Concert at the EGTA-conference Bern (Switzerland);
Recording of the first Solo-CD "Live in Bern";

1999-2001

Concerts and Tours:
Konservatorium Zurich;
International guitar festivals in Istanbul, Adana und Karaburun (Turkey);
Guest at the Goethe-Institute Wroclaw;
Guest at the Institute of foreign relations (ifa) in Szczecin, Miedzyzdroje, Torun und Gdansk (Poland);
Thessaloniki - Solo and together with the composer and guitarist Carlo Domeniconi;
and also:
Appearances with other musicians, vocalists, writers and fine artists;

2001-2003

Member of the Cuarteto Latinoamericano
Concerts with the Mandolinplayer Caterina Lichtenberg
Concerts with the Amandeus Guitar Duo and Frank Gerstmeier (Barock-Night with Orchestera)
Program: Evening with Gina Pietsch (In´t Helle, in´t Dunkle, in Beedes - Compositions of Carlo Domeniconi)
Concerts 2001 in Argentina (Festival Guitarras del Mundo)
Concerts 2003 in Argentina and Brasil


Teaching
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1994-1998

Conservatorium "Galaxias" Thessaloniki (Greece)

1996-1998

Musicgymnasium Thessaloniki (Greece) to prepare students for diploma and permission for european music schools

1996-2001

Masterclasses:
i.e. Iserlohn; Sinaia (Romania); Thessaloniki und Afitos
(Greece); Karaburun (Turkey); Zurich (Switzerland);
Gitarrenforum Bielefeld
Member of the jury at the contests of Musikgymnasium Weimar

2001-2003

Lecturer at the music school Berlin-Treptow
Masterclasses at the Intern.Guitarsymposium Iserlohn
Masterclasses in Mendoza (Argentina) and Sao Paolo (Brasil)