Burkhard “Buck” Wolters studied classical guitar at the Hochschule für Musik Westfalen/Lippe and jazz guitar and composition at the Amsterdam Hochschule der Künste. His compositions have been publicly performed worldwide from Canada to New Zealand and distributed by renowned publishers and labels such as Mel Bay, Schott Music, Wildner Records or Acoustic-Music-Records. Buck Wolters is regularly invited to international guitar festivals in Aalborg, Bern, Buenos Aires, Caracas, Luxembourg, Munich, Hamburg, Tijuana and Vienna. Numerous radio and studio recordings as well as international professional publications complement his work. Solo projects: “Still my Guitar” classics of the 60s and 70s by George Harrison, Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix and many other artists of that era. Buck Wolter’s professional audience and music lovers alike are amazed and thrilled when melody, harmony, bass lines and percussion sound simultaneously. You think you hear a whole band or orchestra instead of just six strings and two hands. 12 Konzertetüden, op. 41 (Schott-Verlag) From the preface by Prof. Gerhard Reichenbach: The present 12 Etüden für Konzertgitarre op.41 by the German composer and guitarist Burkhard (Buck) Wolters represent a new milestone in the repertoire of concert guitars…The harmonic sequences captivate with a modern, original interpretation of the major and minor tonality… The freshness and purity of the inspiration should contribute significantly to the great future popularity of the cycle with musicians and audiences… The freshness and purity of the inspiration should contribute significantly to the great future popularity of the cycle among musicians and audiences… World guitar: In this solo program Wolters combines Far Eastern, African, Latin-Caribbean and Jazz-Einﬂüsse with classical compositional forms such as suite, sonata and variation form. With captivating rhythms, imaginative timbres, interesting melodies and surprising harmonic twists he knows how to entertain and inspire the audience with his compositions and arrangements.
Further projects: Tribute to Chet Baker: In duo with trumpeter Dmitrij Telmanov. Buck Wolters as jazz guitarist and singer of famous jazz standards like “Georgia on my mind”, “My funny valentine”, etc. Tropical Turn: Latin-Caribbean-Jazz with compositions by Buck Wolters for the US publisher Mel Bay. In duo with percussionist Benny Mokross, or in quartet plus Dmitrij Telmanov and Uli Bär (bass).