Philip Weberndörfer began playing the classical guitar at the tender age of 7 years. After completing his early education, he studied Jazz with leading German guitarists Helmut Kagerer and Paulo Morello. He graduated with an Artistic Diploma, a Diploma for Music Pedagogy and a Masters Degree from the University of Music at Nuremberg.
During that time Philip had additional Lessons and Masterclasses with Pat Martino, Peter Bernstein, Jack Willkins, Paul Bollenback, Jesse Van Ruller, Howard Alden, Karl Ratzer, Jim Mullen, Bruce Arnold, Frank Möbus, Dick Oatts, Aaron Goldberg, Bob Mintzer, Kenny Werner and many more.
Since April 2013, with the age of 26, Philip has been a teacher for jazz and popular guitar at the University of Music of Nuremberg.
Philip has performed with various artists such as Bernhard Pichl, Tobias Weidinger, Peter Cudek, Kim Barth, Nimrod Guez, Reinette van Zijtveld-Lustig, John Davis, Mátyás Nemeth, Florian Kettler, Norbert Emminger, Matthias Roßenbauer, Henning Sieverts, to only name a few.
He also performed with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Regional Theatre of Coburg, chamber music formations of the Bamberg Philharmonic Orchestra and with the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Bavaria.
“The Caravans“ are three musicians from three different countries with different musical mother tongues. Consequently, their repertoire consists of three different genres: Klezmer, gypsy jazz and Hungarian or German “gypsy music“. A native of Israel, violinist and violist Nimrod Guez is recurring every year as a popular soloist since the beginning of the festival “erstKlassik am Sarnersee”. He is professor of viola at the Würzburg University of Music (Hochschule für Musik Würzburg). From his home, he passes on the klezmer. Philip Weberndörfer, who was born in Germany, lectures at the Nuremberg University of Music (Hochschule für Musik Nürnberg) and plays in numerous jazz formations. With his virtuoso improvisations he brings the gypsy jazz pieces to life. Matyás Németh, the double bass player, was born in Hungary and is a member of the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra. His native musical tongue is the Hungarian folklore and “gypsy music“. The common spirit and melancholic-fervent expression of these three styles of music is astounding. Despite the extremly high musical level and difficult techniques, the three musicians succeed in making their interpretations sound easy and contagiously entertaining.
Guitarist Philip Weberndoerfer is a musician who is all about melody, swing and heart. You can hear it in his own compositions as well as feel it in the way he respectfully deals with all of Jazz’s standard literature.
Listeners can expect a rich interpretation of the traditional quartet-sound with special emphasis on communication, creativity and fantasy.
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