Theduardo

Theduardo

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"Theduardo managed to generate his own light with both his skills as a guitarist and to my surprise as an arranger, displaying a level clearly a head and shoulder above any Indonesian guitarist of his generation."
- NOW!Jakarta Born and raised in Tangerang, Indonesia, Theduardo has performed in Germany, Spain, Slovenia, and Indonesia. He started his musical journey by learning guitar under the guidance of Eddy Husni Rachim. In the next few years, he started learning cello and actively played cello in many youth orchestras in Jakarta, Indonesia. He then finally decided to pursue his career in music by studying guitar in Germany.
Theduardo studied with Prof. Dale Kavanagh at the Hochschule für Musik Detmold in Detmold, Germany. Besides classical guitar, he also studied cello as second instrument and jazz guitar with Kim Efert during his study in Detmold. 
During his studies in Europe,  he has participated in master classes of Thibault Cauvin (France), Prof. Hans-Werner Huppertz (Germany), Prof. Thomas Offerman (Germany), Prof. Tilmann Hoppstock (Germany) Prof, Alexander Ramirez (Germany), John Paul (Indonesia), Bruce Holzman (USA), and Michael Newman (USA), to name a few. He has also involved in flamenco guitar workshops by Eduardo Trassierra, Rafael Rodríguez, Antonio Andrade, and Salvador Gutiérrez. 
In Detmold he met with flamenco dancer, Ángeles Santiago, and guitarist, Willi Grote, at Tanzbogen e.V. Since then he routinely accompanies flamenco dancers and added flamenco music to his repertoire. 
In 2017 he worked with them together as guitarist and arranger for an hommage concert for Federico García Lorca which was also attended by family members of Lorca. 

While in Germany, he taught classical, pop, and jazz guitar at Musikschule Schamei in Paderborn. He has been invited to give concerts and classes at Jakarta Conservatory of Music, State University of Semarang, Classical Guitar Society of Semarang, Indonesian Orchestra and Ensemble Festival, and at many various institutions in Indonesia. 
Theduardo and two other Indonesian guitarists founded GUITANESIA in 2017, an online guitar and music journal that writes about guitar events, concerts, articles, and music in general. Guitanesia also routinely organises events, such as concert series and master classes, to continue motivate other guitarists and to share the beautiful guitar music in Indonesia.
Currently, he working on his own flamenco project with musician in Indonesia and pursuing his master degree in classical guitar performance at Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Einsler” Berlin under the guidance of Prof. Eugenia Kanthou. Theduardo was an awardee of Deutschlandstipendium OWL.









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