Bögeholz                                                           Biography

Vicente Bögeholz was born into a family of professional musicians in Santiago de Chile. Growing up, he was surrounded by both Latin-American and Occidental music, something that has continued to shape his very broad stylistic spectrum of music to this day.

He studied classical guitar in Cologne and Paris, completing his studies with a graduate recital. He was previously Assistant to Prof. Tadashi Sasaki in Sasaki’s Conservatory classes and is now a tutor at the City Music School in Aachen.

Concert tours have taken him as both a solo guitarist and orchestra member to many European countries and overseas. In his various projects and diverse ensembles the focus has always been concentrated on presenting original chamber music for guitar. His numerous debut performances and premieres of works by Helmut Oehring, Cornelius Schwehr, Mathias Spahlinger and many other contemporary composers underline his dedication as an advocate for innovative and modern-day music.

His chamber music colleagues include such renowned ensembles as the Minguet Quartett (Cologne) or the Quatour Danel (Brussels) and also solo performers such as the bandoneon virtuoso, Juanjo Mosalini (Paris). His recordings have been put on air on all public radio stations in Germany with live recordings made and broadcast by the following radio stations: Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR), Belgischer Rundfunk (BRF), Hessischer Rundfunk (HR), Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR), Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR3), KRO - Hilversum, Radio Universidad (Concepción Chile).

In 1995 Vicente Bögeholz was awarded the Arts Promotion Prize by the City of Aachen. In 2006 he received the German World Music Prize (RUTH - MDR Figaro) as a duo with Juanjo Mosalini.