Oliver Ridderbusch

__________ Guitarist __________

Music Samples


by British film composer Stanley Myers (1970). Cavatina is one of the few instrumental pieces that ever made it into the UK Top 20 hits. Solo Guitar

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Concierto Aranjuez

by Joaquin Rodrigo. Perhaps the most famous piece of the whole guitar repertoire. With orchestral accompaniment.

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Fantasia para un Gentilhombre

Another masterpiece by Joaquin Rodrigo for guitar and orchestra.

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Serenata Espanola

by Joaquim Malats. Spanish guitar music at its best.

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Valse No. 1

Bossa Nova by Brazilian composer Baden Powell. For guitar, bass guitar, and percussion.

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by British film composer Karl Jenkins. Performed by the Corylus Avellana Guitar Quartet.

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by Gabriel Faure. Performed by the Corylus Avellana Guitar Quartet. Cover versions featured in TV series (Better Call Saul), and videogames (Civilization V).

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Una Limosna por el Amor de Dios

'An Alm for the Love of God' by Agustin Barrios. His last composition before his death one month later.

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What They Say


classical music in Munich and the Rhine-Main region

Oliver Ridderbusch (1984) is a Mainz-born guitarist living in Munich. Having also studied physics and patent law, Oliver works successfully as a patent attorney. He has been pursuing his great passion, guitar playing, since childhood years. From 1992 to 2006 he studied with guitarist Thomas Kolmar. In 2003 and 2006 he has awarded prizes in competitions of the 'Stiftung der Kreissparkasse Gross-Gerau zur Förderung der Kultur'. For several years he was a guitar teacher at the Musikschule Mainspitze, teaching kids and teenagers in one-to-one or group lessons. Oliver has performed with many renowned musicians and orchestra, in particular as a soloist with the Hochheimer Kammerorchester and the Rüsselsheimer Jugendorchester. He is a member of the Munich-based guitar quartet Corylus Avellana.


solo repertoire

Oliver plays original guitar compositions as well as arrangements from music originally composed for other instruments, spanning five centuries. Starting with renaissance music by, e.g., A. Mudarra, and baroque music (predominantly by J. S. Bach), an emphasis is on romantique and modern (20th century) music, for instance by F. Tarrega, E. Granados, I. Albeniz, H. Villa-Lobos, and A. Barrios. Oliver also focuses on spanish music, which has a vibrancy and temperament best-suited for the guitar.


quartet repertoire

For samples and more information on the guitar quartet Corylus Avellana, please visit its website.