Harold Beizaga (BOLIVIA)junio 27, 2016
Alexis Méndez (CUBA-BOLIVIA)junio 29, 2016
Perfil: Interpretación, pedagogía
Estilo: Guitarra clásica europea, música vanguardista del siglo XX (impresionismo, postromanticismo, revisionismo, serialismo, etc.)
Formación Instrumental: Guitarra clásica
PIA GAZAREK OFFERMANN studied with Prof. Dr. Thomas Offermann and Prof. Jens Wagner at the Universities of Music in Berlin and Bremen, Germany and also persued post-graduate studies at the «Centro Chitarristico » F.Tarrega» in Pordeone, Italy with Prof. Paolo Pegoraro.
In addition to her guitar studies she has been a member of the internationally acclaimed Youth Radio Choir and chamber choir Wernigerode as well as the international prizewinning Vocal Consort Weimar.
She has also participated in masterclasses with Roberto Aussel, David Russell, Hopkinson Smith and the reknown New York pianist, Seymour Bernstein.
She was a prizewinner at the International Guitar Competition for classical guitar in Cracow, Poland in 1994.
Pia Gazarek Offermann has performed throughout Europe, Asia and North America. She currently lives in Berlin and is on the teaching staff at the University for Music and Arts, Bremen.
She is a frequent guest tutor at international universities, e.g. as Artist in Residence at Mount Royal University Calgary in Canada and jury member at international competitions.
Pia Gazarek Offermann’s debut solo CD » Satyagraha» published in 2007 by AureaVox, www.aureavox.de, has been highly praised by press and public alike.
Her solo CD «Spanish Guitar Masterpieces» published in 2013 by AureaVox has already gained highly international appreciation.
Since April 2010 Pia Gazarek Offermann is an official D’Addario Artist.
Shin-ichi Fukuda(Japan): «… Your playing is so beautiful in Chavarri’s rare Sonata! Brava! Also Great performance ! …»
Benjamin Verdery(Yale University, New Heaven, USA) … the color, the phrasing really shapes the piece in a way I have never heard, I particularly like the tempo of the first movement. I will now play your interpretation for my students who play this work! It has to be one of the best. It is clear you are so passionate about the piece and understand the work on the deepest level … «
Rafael Andia(Ecole Superiore Normal, Paris): » … Siempre tan noble y poetica, meditativa y profunda! …»
Axel Weidenfeld (Uni Oldenburg, Germany): » … a CD, you can really be proud of it – without any doubt I would say, this CD belongs to the one of the Top Guitarists today … «
Don Witter,Jr.(NYC, USA), member of NYCCGS: » … In the gifted hands of Pia Gazarek-Offermann, the many varied textures in the compositions were crafted with expertise and knowing musical understanding.The thematic variety in this composition will surely challenge the greatest musical minds in make coherent sense of so much variety but Pia is up to the task … What Pia does is to make these works one jewel after another. Her use of tone color, phrasing and articulation is of the highest realm of execution which makes the music sings it’s best song … in this musical world we yearn for our hearts to be touched and senses awakened, here is someone who does just that and more. PIA GAZAREK-OFFERMANN must be experienced!
Stefan Majakowski (Amsterdam): » … the overal feeling is that you are playing from inside the music, not at all wrestling with the composare’s intentions; this is obviously a big achievement. I was really surprised by your ability to put new life into Mompou’s suite (the tempo and lightness of the 1st mvt. is really fantastic). I’ve heard this suite so often, but it can sound so tired or just frozen in the way its approached. Here the piece is rejuvinated, I think (maybe even to the point of bringing out some of the flaws in the actual composition)The sound quality is also striking – especially the high registers are absolutely magical …»
Daryl Perry(Canada): » … I must say that your playing is quite wonderful. So sensitive and so poetic, finely textured, played with strong feeling, but yet measured and well proportioned. Your sensitivity towards the music is acute and finely tuned and you are able to bring the listener into that refined understanding of these wonderful pieces …»
… admirables de poesie et de maitrise du discours … Rafael Andia – Ècole Normale Supèrieure de Musique Paris
… I have already listened to your CD for several times. Very, very beautiful! … Joachim Sartorius (Director of Berliner Festspiele)