Friday 16th March 2012 – Peter Finger with special guests Steve Hicks and Lynn Goulbourn plus John Montague.
The music press includes German born Peter Finger in the pantheon of the world’s best guitarists because of his virtuosity, musicality and technique. He was being supported on this short UK tour by Steve Hicks and Lynn Goulbourn.
Born in Weimar in 1954 to a conductor father. Began violin lessons at age 6, later also learned to play piano. Has played guitar since age 13. Music studies in Münster.
First recording in 1973; since that time, recordings on a regular basis in Germany, Italy, England and the USA. Record and/or CD releases for Kicking Mule Records, Stockfisch, Edition Collage and (since 1989) for Acoustic Music Records, represented on a number of international samplers.
Since 1976, repeated successful tours in Germany, the USA, Canada, Japan, England, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, France, Italy, Finland, Poland, Estonia and Russia.
Since 1979, participation in numerous television and radio productions; as ab employee of WDR, Deutschlandfunk and Deutsche Welle, author of various programs on guitar music.
Since 1981, compositions for symphony orchestra; compositions for film and television since 1985.
In 1988, establishment of own music publishing company and the Acoustic Music Records label; since then, producer of dozens – in part prize-winning – CDs with the styles of guitar music, blues, jazz and world music.
Since 1995, publisher of the Akustik Gitarre magazine.
1962 and 1969 prizewinner in the Jugend musiziert (Youth Plays Music) competition
1973 winner of the newcomer competition of the Interfolk Festival in Osnabrück
1982 prizewinner of the Ernst-Fischer-Preis for orchestral music
1985 1st prize in the composition competition of the Oldenburg State Theater for the orchestral composition “Herbstwind” (“Autumn Wind”)
2003 music-prize of Niedersachsen.
The entrance fee for the evening was £11 for members and £12 for non-members. The event started at 8.00 pm, with doors opening at 7.30 p.m.
Based in the Sketchley Meadows Business Park, Hinckley ACT is a high quality music venue that offers an informal and intimate atmosphere for concerts and for the monthly club nights, where musicians can come along and ‘take the stage.’ Established by company chairman, Keith London, on the premises of his firm Advanced Carbide Tooling (A.C.T.), the venue provides full stage and seating facilities, plus top quality sound and lighting equipment.
There is a licensed bar and ample free car parking.