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twelve strings


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So simple their name, yet so extensive and multi-faceted is their sound; all parts of the whole. The compositions sound emotional and perfect, and never pedantic or cold. They’re not just virtuosos on their instruments, but also unbeatably unpretentious and entertaining. That is the balance that makes these artists exceptionally successful.
- Westphalenpost


The two gifted guitarists played sometimes soft, sometimes fiery in all genres…The virtuosos’ original compositions on twelve strings brought listeners to an absolute hush.
- Nordkurier


…promises an evening of high emotional compositions, carried through suspenseful musical dialogues, with pure arrangements, and strong themes. This creates the blended beauty of their compositions on a deeper level, the virtuosity of their pieces is not overpowering
Kieler Nachrichten 23.09.05
- Kieler Nachrichten


A high-class acoustic guitar concert - Münchner Merkur


With unbelievable speed the fingers of both guitarists fly over the strings…
…original compositions masterfully performed in a tremendous atmosphere - Leipziger Volkszeitung


With their style this duo can’t be pigeonholed into any particular genre. The wide repertoire of their compositions guarantees a musical dialogue- powerful, emotional, unique - Siegener Zeitung


twelve strings (1996)



,,Twelve Strings” – The most authentic Project of the German guitar scene.
When the first pieces were shaped in 1989, it became more and more obvious what kind of potential was immanent in the cooperation of these two exceptional musicians.

Perpetual improvisation, as often taught in German music schools, was far off their spectrum.

In fact, melodies and stylistics are being interwoven, vividly mixed and worked out into finest detail.

Their main focus is on the melody and the quality of the sound, rather than speed of scales and phrases.
A preliminary end was marked by their CD production in the year 1996. After that Twelve Strings was temporarily put on hold until 2002. By December of that year Thomas Glatzer and Matthias Wiesenhütter decided to revive Twelve Strings not least out of encouraging remarks by their fellow musicians.
Glatzer and Wiesenhütter succeed in making Twelve Strings the most booked guitar ensemble by taking management in their own hands and delivering superb concerts to the audience. Approximately 100 concerts per year, the independence from a publisher and management plus the quality of their compositions are warrant and expression of the success Twelve Strings has had in recent years.