Guitarist Kobe Van Cauwenberghe is a commited performer of the music of today. He obtained a Master in Guitar Performance at the Conservatory of Ghent and a Master in Contemporary Performance Practice from the Manhattan School of Music in New York City where he studied with David Starobin and Mark Stewart.
Van Cauwenberghe was a member of the Wet Ink Ensemble in New York City. He has played concerts all over the world, both as a soloist as in chamber music formation and large ensemble. As a freelance guitarist he was involved in several large projects such as the Signal Ensemble, Talea Ensemble, Callithumpian Consort in Boston, the International Ensemble Modern Academy in Frankfurt and the Either/Or Ensemble in New York, the Ictus ensemble in Brussels and 2E2M and Multilatérale in Paris.
Van Cauwenberghe is currently a member of the electric guitar-quartet Zwerm, which he co-founded in 2007, and the Nadar Ensemble. He forms the guitar duo Oh Mensch with Matthias Koole. He released his first solo-album Give my Regards to 116th Street on the New York label Carrier Records. Kobe Van Cauwenberghe can also be heard on Psi Label, New World Records, Bridge records and on Mode Records with a CD/DVD dedicated to the music of Helmut Lachenmann.
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