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Chris­t­ian Gru­ber and Peter Mak­lar, two dedicated and idealistic ambassadors for the classical guitar, have been playing together for more than 30 years and have long represented one of the pre-eminent ensembles on the international guitar-music scene. The Süddeutsche Zeitung wrote after one of their concerts: “This is how one imagines benchmark performances.” Their successful concert career took off when Gru­ber and Mak­lar won first prize in the Inter­na­tional Gui­tar Duos Competition in Montélimar/France in 1991.

Numer­ous con­cert tours have taken the Duo to almost all countries in Euro­pe, as well as to Mex­ico, Chile, Mar­tinique, Canada, USA, Rus­sia, Japan and South-Korea. Christian Gruber and Peter Maklar have been guest performers as such famous venues as the Man­hat­tan School of Music in New York, the Moscow Philharmonic Society´s Tschaikovsky Concert Hall, Gendai Gui­tar Hall in Tokyo and Amsterdam´s Con­cert­ge­bouw.

Many respected composers, including Dusan Bogdanovic, Enjott Schneider, Wulfin Lieske, Atanas Ourkouzounov and Paolo Devecchi have written works for the Duo or dedicated pieces to them.

Eight CD releases featuring music ranging from Baroque to modern testify to the Duo´s artistic versatility, as do the numerous editions of their arrangements of special masterpieces by Doberman-Yppan in Canada.

The Duo maintains artistic partnerships with the Japanese singer Tomoko Nakasugi, the oboist Christoph Hart­mann (Berlin Phil­har­monic Orches­tra), the vio­lin­ist Key-Thomas Märkl (Bavarian Radio Sym­phonic Orches­tra), Bavarian Radio´s announcer Alex Dorow and the inter­na­tion­ally famed gui­tarists Tilman Hopp­stock and Dim­itri Illar­i­onov. Since 2009 Duo Gruber & Maklar has made regular guest appearances with the Amadeus Gui­tar Duo.

Since 2008 they have been organisers of “Festival Faszination Gitarre” in Landsberg am Lech/Bavaria a course for over 70 participants, with internationally renowned artists and workshops (





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