Prof. Bernard Hebb

-Born in the U.S.A.
-Guitar studies under Francis La Pierre, U.S.A. Completed general studies with an emphasis in music at Keene High School; Director of Music, Robert M.Cook.
-Student of Prof. Karl Scheit at the State Academy of Music in Vienna, Austria. Assistant to Prof. Karl Scheit.
-Completed his studies in Vienna and recieved a diploma in guitar (Master´s Degree) with honors.
-Instructor of guitar at the Hamburger and later the Bremen Conservatory of Music.
-Publisher of a series of music for guitar by Trekel Pub. Co., Germany
-Gold Medal of Honor from the "Federation of the Worker´s Music Association of Austria" (VAMÖ) for workdone in the area of teaching and performing folk musik.
-Jury member at international festivals.
-Founding member and Artistic Director of the "Zevener Guitar Festival" in Germany.
-Professor of guitar at the Hochschule für Künste (State College of Music) Bremen, Germany.


Tilman Purrucker

-studied in Berlin, Hamburg and Bremen
-solo concerts and chambermusic in various combimations e.g. with piano, flute, voice and orchestra
-since 1977 concerts with the duo „Die zwei Gitarren“ in Germany, Scandinavia, Italy and France, invitations from the german „Goethe Institut”
-1980 founder of the „Zevener Guitar Festival“, providing since then annual concerts of famous guitarists from all over the world, accompanied by highclassed guitar- workshops
-record and CD- productions
-radio and television appearances
-own compositions, combining elements of jazz, latin and classical music
-organising a music- school in Rotenburg\ Wümme, Germany


Julia Malischke
Guest Instructor 2019

Ulf Kröger

- Born in Hamburg-Altona, Germany
- Studied Musicology, History of Art and Folklore in Hamburg at the University of Hamburg. Wiesbaden and Frankfurt
- Pedagogical Guitar Studies at the Wiesbaden Conservatory of Music and a resumption of his studies he started in Hamburg at the University of Frankfurt/Main
- Studies (Soloists Diploma) at State College of Music in Bremen, Germany
- Conductor of guitar orchestra at the "Zevener Guitar Festival"
- Personalmanagement Supervisor of Expo 2000 in Hannover
- Director of the State Music School Frankfurt / Oder


Tim Schikoré

- Tim Schikoré was born in Osterholz-Scharmbeck (Germany) in 1968 and has played guitar since he was 9 years old. By the time he was 17 years of age, he was performing his own compositions as a master class participant at the Zevener Guitar Festival. Since then, he has given many guitar recitals as soloist and in chamber music ensembles, mostly of spanish guitar music.
- From 1987 - 1993 he studied guitar at the Hochschule für Künste Bremen (State College of Music), his teacher being Prof. Bernard Hebb.
- During his studies, he took part in the master classes of internationaly known personalities like: Pepe Romero (Spain/U.S.A.), Manuel Barrueco (Cuba/U.S.A.), Roberto Aussel (Argentina/France) and David Russell (Schottland).
- After he finshed his studies, Tim Schikoré dedicated himself more and more to his own music, which is a fusion between Flamenco, Latino and Jazz and has taken part in radio programs and productions.
- In 1997 Schikoré opened his own guitar school: „GUITARRERO“, which is located in Bremen, Germany and in the same year, he founded the group „Don Mendo“.
- Since 2001, he has worked together with the well known flamenco dancer Ana Sojor, the Venezuelan flutist Efraín Oscher and with the German actor Otto Sander.