Eva Beneke

DEC. 2, 12pm
Coffee Concert Series with Nerea Berraondo
University Club, St. Paul

Dec. 3, 8pm
Ferguson Hall with Nerea Berraondo
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Dec 4, 3:30pm
Masterclass for guitar students
University of Minnesota

Dec 4, 8pm
LOWERTOWN CLASSICS with Nerea Berraondo
Lowertown Lofts Artist Cooperative, St. Paul

Dec. 10
Panflute and Guitar with Matthias Schlubeck
Ratlingen, Germany

Dec. 11 12pm
Panflute and Guitar with Matthias Schlubeck
Eglise Protestante Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Dec. 11 8pm
Panflute and Guitar with Matthias Schlubeck
Wittlich, Alte Synagoge, Germany

Dec. 30
Panflute and Guitar with Matthias Schlubeck
Wetzlar, Germany

Jan. 8
Lowertown Classics: SPECIAL EDITION: OboeBassFluteGuitar!
Lowertown Lofts Artist Cooperative, St. Paul

Jan. 16
Lakeville Area Arts Center in Lakeville, MN

German-born guitarist Eva Beneke recently earned her Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles and has studied at Franz Liszt Hochschule in Weimar, Germany. She has won prizes at international guitar festivals in The Netherlands, Italy and the U.S., and has performed on internationally broadcast radio and television programs. Highlights of her career include appearances with the German Symphony Orchestra and invitations for festival appearances in Peru, Mexico, Germany, Lithuania, the U.S. and Canada, as well as a televised performance with famed singer Carrie Underwood. Her latest CD "In Dulci Jubilo - A Classical Guitar Christmas" (2012) is a duo-collaboration with Grammy®-winning guitarist Scott Tennant (L.A.G.Q.). An active arranger and educator, Eva Beneke joined the faculty of McNallySmith College of Music in St. Paul, Minnesota in 2012. Eva plays strings by LaBella and a Kenny Hill signature guitar.


Eva Beneke next took the stage and took us in an entirely different direction and new heights. She captured the profundity and the joy of Bach in two of her own transcriptions of his music for solo violin and cello, and then poured her heart into one of her own compositions. She is a musician to be reckoned with and we will hear more from her in the future.

— Brantford Expositor, 9. February 2012 (Canada)