Vicente Bögeholz


A son of musicians, Vicente was born in Santiago, Chile and grew up in a musical household where Latin America met the West. These early beginnings are reflected in his current eclectic musical palette. He completed his studies in classical guitar in Cologne and Paris, receiving a diploma in concert-performance with highest honours. After serving as assistant to Professor Tadashi Sasaki in his university classes, he now heads the Aix-la-Chapelle city music school. His tours as soloist and with various orchestras have taken him to the countries of Europe and continents beyond. He continues to expand his artistic horizons and has performed with a number of ensembles, most often in original chamber works featuring guitar. A host of first performances and original creations of new works by the likes of Helmut Oehring, Cornelius Schwehr, Mathias Spahlinger and many other contemporary composers attest to his dedication to new and original music. Prominent among the prestigious chamber music ensembles and performers he collaborates with are the Quatuor Minguet (Cologne), the Quatuor Danel (Brussels) and the virtuoso bandoneon-player Juanjo Mosalini (Paris). Every local radio station in the national German radio and television network (ARD) have aired his recordings. His live performances have been recorded and broadcast by these radio stations: Bayerischer Rundfunk [BR], Belgischer Rundfunk [BRF], Hessicher Rundfunk [HR], Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk [MDR3], Westdeutscher Rundfunk [WDR3], KRO – Hilversum, and Radio Universidad [Concepción, Chile]. In 1995, Vicente Bögeholz was the recipient of an award for the furtherment of culture from the city of Aix-la-Chapelle. In 2006, he was awarded the German World Music Prize [MDR Figaro] along with Juanjo Mosalini. Since 2012, Vicente Bögeholz has been artistic-director of speGTRa – the Aix-la-Chapelle guitar festival.