ABOUT EVA BENEKE:
Born in East Berlin, Eva Beneke began her studies at the
Berlin University of Arts with Martin Rennert. Her success
there led her to the Franz Liszt Hochschule in Weimar to
study with Thomas Müller-Pering, one of Germany’s most
In 2012, Eva received a doctorate with honors from the
University of Southern California in Los Angeles where she
studied with Grammy®-winning guitarist Scott Tennant,
Pepe Romero and jazz-guitar legend Bruce Forman.
In addition to prizes at international guitar festivals in
The Netherlands, Italy and the U.S., Eva Beneke is an
internationally acclaimed soloist, chamber musician and
published arranger and composer. Her performances have
been broadcast internationally on radio and television.
Highlights of her career include appearances with the
German Symphony Orchestra under Kent Nagano,
invitations to international festivals in Perú, Germany,
Lithuania, the U.S. and Canada and a live performance
with Carrie Underwood at the 2010 American Country
In the Fall of 2012, Eva Beneke joined the faculty at
McNallySmith College of Music in St. Paul, Minnesota.
ABOUT SCOTT TENNANT:
Scott Tennant is considered to be one of the world’s
premiere guitar virtuosos, and is a favorite guest artist
with orchestras, on music series and major guitar festivals
around the world. He is a founding member of the
Grammy®-winning ensemble L.A. Guitar Quartet, now in
their 30th year. He has made numerous recordings as a
soloist on the GHA and Delos labels, and with members of
the LAGQ he has recorded for GHA, Delos, Sony Classical,
Windham Hill, Deutsche Grammophon and Telarc labels.
Their Telarc release “LAGQ LATIN” was nominated for a
Grammy®, and it was their Telarc title “LAGQ’S GUITAR
HEROES” which won a Grammy® as the best classical
crossover recording of 2005.
Mr. Tennant is well known as a teacher and author,
currently with eight books to his name. His first book,
Pumping Nylon, is an advanced book on classical guitar
technique and is used by students and teachers alike in
most of the world’s major guitar programs. It has attained
a kind of “cult status,” being hailed as the only book of
its kind. He lives in the Los Angeles area, and is on the
faculties of the USC Thornton School of Music, and the
Pasadena Conservatory of Music.