Judith Beckedorf Acoustic Guitar, Singer/Songwriter
„Oh, you play the guitar. Do you sing, too?“ is one of the phrases Judith often hears. As of late, her answer to this question is „yes“. Songs that the Dresden-based guitarist has been working on in secret until now finally get to see the light of day. They bear titles such as „Du Held“ (You Hero) or „Flowers on my Grave“ and convey a sense of longing while simultaneously maintaining a positive outlook on life. The subject matter is a medley of her own personal experiences and tales of fiction. She names her guitar hero Tommy Emmanuel as one of her greatest influences, as well as traditional folk songs. Judith’s repertoire consists of original songs and instrumental arrangements in a perfect balance between soft ballads and groovy backbeats.
Growing up near Hamburg, Germany, Judith discovered her passion for guitar at the age of 14 and for the most part taught herself how to play. She developed an interest in the fingerstyle scene, making a name for herself with a number of successful YouTube videos. Wanting to expand her knowledge and musical skills, she moved to Dresden in 2012 and enrolled at the University of Music Carl-Maria-von-Weber Dresden, where she is currently studying with the renowned guitarists Thomas Fellow, Reentko Dirks and Stephan Bormann. Since then she has performed regularly as a solo artist, in different small ensembles and with the singer Victor Sepulveda. To broaden her horizon even more she move to Nashville, TN (USA), so called “Music City” to learn more about songwriting and bluegrass music.
In early 2016 she released her debut EP “Flowers” consisting of three original songs and three instrumental pieces.
- Acoustic guitar
- Classical Guitar