Frank Bungarten

Frank Bungarten is a classical guitarist from Germany. Born in Cologne in 1958, Bungarten had his early influence of Guitar music when he was a teenager. In 1981, he got noticed in the international guitar scene, when virtuoso guitarist Andrés Segovia honored him with the first prize at the Guitar Competition of Granada, combined with an extensive concert tour of Spain. To date, he has performed in more than 40 countries. Among his recordings, “J.S.Bach ~ Sonatas and Partitas for Violin solo”, got serious recognition. Although he is often regarded as a Bach expert on the Concert Guitar, Bungarten claims to love and play a wide & diverse repertoire.Under the influence of rock music of the 60s, 10-year-old Frank had picked up his first Guitar. His first teacher was a Paraguayan virtuoso named Carlos Baez, a temporary resident of Rhineland. Frank played his first gigs as a guitarist when he was just 13 years old in a band formed by teachers and his school. His passion for jazz led him to learn self-taught tenor and soprano saxophone. Despite his later career as a classical musician playing the Classical guitar, he has always regarded John Coltrane as one of his towering influences. Bungarten had studied Music at the Academy of Music Cologne. After musical training with Karl-Heinz Bottner and Hubert Käppel and a master class with Oscar Ghiglia in Italy he slowly worked on his own artistic voice and direction on his principle instrument,which is the Classical Guitar. In addition to the guitar he has played the saxophone with his group

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