Thomas Etschmann studied guitar with Eliot Fisk at the Mozarteum Salzburg. In addition to classical music, he is also interested in jazz (touring with Mal Waldron, among other artists) and early music. He is a multiple winner of international competitions, including those of Radio France in Paris, Seto Ohashi in Japan, and Mauro Giuliani in Italy.
He has made a name for himself in the professional world through his interpretations of contemporary guitar music as well as his crossing musical boundaries between folk, jazz, and classical music. He took part in the Munich Biennale under the direction of Hans Werner Henze and has repeatedly been invited as a soloist on concert tours as far as Japan.
In addition to his career as a performer, he always finds time for his own compositions, which include works for solo guitar, chamber music with guitar, and film music. His compositions have been published by Gendai in Japan and Akustik Gitarre in Germany, among others. He performs in the Munich Guitar Trio, for which he also composes, as well as in different orchestras such as the Orchestra of the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz, Munich and the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg.
Duo Mattick Etschmann
The two renowned Munich soloists Christian Mattick and Thomas Etschmann have been performing together as a duo since 2005. With their fascinating and varied concert programs, they have since been touring all over Germany with great success.
Photography: Dominik Parzinger
The Artist's Homepage: http://www.thomasetschmann.de
Music for Flute and Guitar
Works by Ravi Shankar, Astor Piazzolla, Toru Takemitsu, Robert Beaser and Heitor Villa-Lobos
Christian Mattick, Flute - Thomas Etschmann, Guitar