Rupert Guenther - An international virtuoso violin player

Rupert Guenther - An international virtuoso violin player

Rupert Guenther is an international virtuoso violin player, spanning acoustic and electric violin, giving concerts in classical music, rock, ambient, world music and blues. He has released over 27 albums of his own music since 2003, and regularly plays concerts in Australia, UK, Europe, and the USA.

The former member of the Vienna Chamber Opera has been sideman to stars such as Beatles producer Sir George Martin, Olivia-Newton John, Demis Roussos, John Farnham, Anthony Warlow, and more recently Hollywood singer-songwriter Lisbeth Scott. 

RUPERT GUENTHER & THE CRYSTAL VOYAGER BAND (AMBIENT & WORLD MUSIC)  

Rupert Guenther with the Crystal Voyager Band brings ambient & world music in a mystical journey of sounds and beats, from the quiet of the mosques, temples, the bamboo forests of the East, and East European gypsies, to the rhythms of Africa, the Middle East and central Asia. Renowned for his amazing electric violin tone and style, his concerts are an imaginative journey of ancient, ambient, electronic and world- music influences, in an uplifting and positive experience for audiences of all ages.

FORMAT: SOLO & LOOPING DUO, 3 PIECE, 4-7 PIECE

THE RUPERT GUENTHER BLUES BAND (BLUES)

Front man Rupert Guenther and his band play hard-hitting blues originals, classic blues, and instrumentals. Spanning from “unplugged” through to blistering electric sounds from his “gold top” electric violin - even incorporating an antique silver spoon for sizzling slide violin - he brings 30 years of stage experience to his shows. Renowned for his unique blues breakers electric violin sound, as part of the “new wave” of blues players his blues can be old school Delta blues one minute, and embrace diverse elements such as jazz and world-music influences the next.

FORMAT: 3 PIECE, 4-7 PIECE

CELESTIAL MUSIC CONCERTS RUPERT GUENTHER (AMBIENT & MEDITATION MUSIC)

Rupert Guenther’s unique celestial music concerts are a new concept combining relaxation and well-being through exquisite music. They provide an opportunity to experience the mystical dimensions of the ancient world of the East through to the cathedrals of Europe; an uplifting and positive experience for audiences of all ages.

The Celestial Music concerts have been performed at festivals, concert venues and cathedrals in New York, Portland and Mt Shasta (USA), London, Vienna, Milan, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Byron Bay, including the Gin Gin Science Festival in Western Australia.

FORMAT: SOLO & LOOPING 

CLASSICAL CONCERTS RUPERT GUENTHER (CLASSICAL)

Rupert Guenther’s evocative classical music takes audiences on an imaginative journey of feelings, images, and spirit of place. There is always depth and meaning in his original classical music, which is usually performed on an acoustic classical violin in an ambient or reflective environment. Every concert has a unique theme such as a geographic place in the world (“Southern Oceans Suite”), or the constellations in the sky (“Galaxy”), or personal reflections on life (“The Invisible Architecture Of Compassion”).

Commissions and recordings include five CDs for ABC Classic FM, and world premieres of new major concert-length commissioned works at Tate Britain (London), Museum of London Docklands, Guildhall Festival (London), Vorarlberg State Conservatorium (Austria), Bombora House (NYC, USA), National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (Australia), UWA Winter Arts, Perth, St George’s Cathedral Perth, and Melbourne International Festival.

FORMAT: SOLO & LOOPING

TESTIMONIALS:

"An accomplished musician" - The Australian

“The real thing, not the snug sentimental favourites” - The Age, Melbourne

“There is a real depth and class to Guenther’s violin skills” - Nova magazine

“Guenther’s compositions have a distinctly spiritual quality” - 3MBS-FM Libretto magazine, Melbourne