(Hans-Werner Huppertz will hold workshops with and conducts the
Gitarrenorchester at the International Guitar Festival Rust 2007)
Interview with Hans-Werner Huppertz:
Question: Who do you think is
the most overrated and the most
underrated composer for the
for classical guitar are underrated,
I think, but who am I to say which
composer is overrated.
Question: Which „Slogan“
would you use in advertising for the
„The voice of the guitar must be
something between the human and the
divine.“ (Francisco Tárrega)
I like this sentence by Tarrega very
much, even if it is not useful as a
Question: With which
prejudices – that are connected with
the classical guitar – would you
like to get rid of?
I try not to notice prejudices.
Question: Which attributes do
you find typical for classical
Most guitarrists I know are friendly,
intelligent, polite, helpful...so
many positive attributes, I hope
they are typical.
Question: What things in your
life do you definitely want to learn
and what do you regret not having
Question: What dreams do you
have that you would like to fulfil?
Most of my wishes (not really dreams)
have nothing to do with guitar.
Question: What is
embarrassing for you?
Maybe in the final consequence
Question: What short phrase
would you use to discribe your lifes
"Always look on the bright side of
life" (Monty Python)
Question: Which abuse in your
native country would you like to do
I don't know
where to start.
Question: In relation to
world history, which personalities
fascinate you the most?
Of course there are many
personalities in the history and in
our times, which fascinate me and
many other people, but the most I'm
fascinated by my 2 sons.
Question: Which question would
you like to be asked and what is
your answer to this
It should be a verbal question,
because I'm not so good in
Question: Which guitar
virtuoso today has the makings to
follow in the footsteps of Andres
At the moment I'm thinking more
about the guitarists in which
footsteps Andres Segovia followed.
But for me there are many
guitarrists who did a very good job
for the guitar.
Thank you very much Hans-Werner for this interview.
his studies under Prof. Tadashi Sasaki at the „Hochschule für Musik” in
Aix-la-Chapelle Aachen“; there he achieved the degree of a graduate solo
player. Numeros masterclasses held by Prof. Thomas Müller-Pering, Prof.
Hubert Käppel, Abel Carlevaro, Prof. Dieter Kreidler followed and rounded
his academic training and development off.
In 1990 he was the
winner of the international competition "Seto Ohashi" in Okayama/Japan. In
the same year he also won the second price at the international competition
Huppertz is in charge of a university class and a lecturer of master
courses, as well as a member of juries for international competitions .
concerts and teaching he is a music producer and co-editor of the „Edition
Mejoru“ which publishes notes.
has been art director of the music festival "AquisGranGuitarra" at
Aix-la-Chapelle since 1999.