"They're young, they're cool, and they play SO well together!"

- Classical Guitar Magazine

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Dear Friends and Listeners!

We are about to release our first album and we need your support to realise the last stages. The CD is already recorded, the design is done. To pay for outstanding bills and to finance the manufacturing and licensing we decided to start a crowdfunding campaign.

 

If you decide to support the project you can do so by following this link:

Crowdfunding Campaign

It's going to be a great CD and we hope you enjoy it!

 

All the best,

Stephanie, Karmen, Hanna & Jakob

Who We Are

The Weimar Guitar Quartet is an enchanting innovation in the world of chamber music. The ensemble consists of Stephanie Jones, Karmen Stendler, Hanna Link and Jakob Schmidt. The four renowned musicians from Australia, Slovenia and Germany played their first concert together in 2016. Since then they have been inseparable on stage, where they delighted their listeners with an unmistakable enthusiasm for all sounds the guitar has to offer.

 

Their playing is notable for their great technical repertoire, a wealth of contrasts and sound colours, and an uncompromising devotion to music in detail and drama. All four musicians were fortunate to enjoy an exceptional education with the best teachers from across the globe. This, along with many awards and prizes, is only a confirmation of an unforgettable experience that is shared with a world-wide audience.

© Weimar Guitar Quartet 2018

Dear Friends and Listeners! Stephanie, Karmen, Hanna & Jakob

Stephanie Jones is an active soloist and chamber musician who is currently in Germany and studying Konzertexamen at the University of Music Franz Liszt with Prof. Thomas Müller-Pering.

 

Stephanie continues to perform extensively around the globe in multiple tours and festivals, and has also released two solo albums. She has also won numerous awards in prestigious competitions, including first prize at the Hannabach Guitar competition, Uppsala International Guitar Festival Competition, and Fine Music Network Young “Virtuoso of the Year” Competition.

 

Stephanie is passionate about sharing her music with others and is recognised as an innovative and deeply musical artist.

 

www.stephaniejonesguitar.com

 

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Karmen Stendler is a classical guitarist based in Germany who is performing solo and chamber music around the globe. She has graduated with two master’s degrees after studying at music universities in Slovenia, Germany and Spain, and she is currently doing Konzertexamen with Prof. Thomas Müller-Pering.

 

Karmen is a multiple prizewinner at international competitions and recipient of the Preseren Award for her exceptional artistic achievements. Since 2009, Karmen has been regularly recording for the Slovenian Radio and Television and in 2016 she released her solo CD  “First.”

 

Karmen is fluent in five languages and is an advocate of Slovenian and Balkan music, which she regularly includes in her programs.

 

 

www.karmenstendler.com

 

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Hanna Link is an active guitar soloist and sought after chamber musician who performs regularly in various ensembles. She first studied with Prof. Thomas Königs in Nuremberg, and then completed her formal education with a master’s degree in Weimar. In 2018 she released her solo debut „Serenade“.

 

For two years she taught at the University of Music in Nuremberg as a lecturer for the subjects chamber music and classical guitar. She also received valuable additional inspiration amongst others from Ricardo Gallén, Carlo Marchione and Alvaro Pierri.

 

Hanna is a multi-instrumentalist, a capable singer and has been officially certified as a church musician and organist.

 

 

www.hannalink.de

 

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Jakob Schmidt is a guitarist from Bavaria. Already at a young age, he was awarded numerous prizes. He studied in Weimar with Prof. Thomas Müller-Pering and  enjoyed master classes with renowned teachers such as Tilman Hoppstock, Paolo Pegoraro and Sérgio Assad. Concert tours, primarily with the Kaiser Schmidt Guitar Duo, lead him across Europe and to China and Brazil.

 

Besides his guitar playing, Jakob is an enthusiastic teacher hoping to emulate the success of his father and mentor Stefan Schmidt. He also is an active and successful video maker whose music videos with various musicians have been watched many million times.

 

Dear Friends and Listeners!
Stephanie, Karmen, Hanna & Jakob

Stephanie Jones is an active soloist and chamber musician who is currently in Germany and studying Konzertexamen at the University of Music Franz Liszt with Prof. Thomas Müller-Pering.

 

Stephanie continues to perform extensively around the globe in multiple tours and festivals, and has also released two solo albums. She has also won numerous awards in prestigious competitions, including first prize at the Hannabach Guitar competition, Uppsala International Guitar Festival Competition, and Fine Music Network Young “Virtuoso of the Year” Competition.

 

Stephanie is passionate about sharing her music with others and is recognised as an innovative and deeply musical artist.

 

www.stephaniejonesguitar.com

 

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Karmen Stendler is a classical guitarist based in Germany who is performing solo and chamber music around the globe. She has graduated with two master’s degrees after studying at music universities in Slovenia, Germany and Spain, and she is currently doing Konzertexamen with Prof. Thomas Müller-Pering.

 

Karmen is a multiple prizewinner at international competitions and recipient of the Preseren Award for her exceptional artistic achievements. Since 2009, Karmen has been regularly recording for the Slovenian Radio and Television and in 2016 she released her solo CD  “First.”

 

Karmen is fluent in five languages and is an advocate of Slovenian and Balkan music, which she regularly includes in her programs.

 

www.karmenstendler.com

 

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Hanna Link is an active guitar soloist and sought after chamber musician who performs regularly in various ensembles. She first studied with Prof. Thomas Königs in Nuremberg, and then completed her formal education with a master’s degree in Weimar. In 2018 she released her solo debut „Serenade“.

 

For two years she taught at the University of Music in Nuremberg as a lecturer for the subjects chamber music and classical guitar. She also received valuable additional inspiration amongst others from Ricardo Gallén, Carlo Marchione and Alvaro Pierri.

 

Hanna is a multi-instrumentalist, a capable singer and has been officially certified as a church musician and organist.

 

www.hannalink.de

 

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Jakob Schmidt is a guitarist from Bavaria. Already at a young age, he was awarded numerous prizes. He studied in Weimar with Prof. Thomas Müller-Pering and  enjoyed master classes with renowned teachers such as Tilman Hoppstock, Paolo Pegoraro and Sérgio Assad. Concert tours, primarily with the Kaiser Schmidt Guitar Duo, lead him across Europe and to China and Brazil.

 

Besides his guitar playing, Jakob is an enthusiastic teacher hoping to emulate the success of his father and mentor Stefan Schmidt. He also is an active and successful video maker whose music videos with various musicians have been watched many million times.