Kristof’s guitar – who or what is that?
has to be the guy whose hands you see in the videos.
I’m a 23‑year‑old student from Berlin (Germany) who has passionately played the guitar since more than 15 years now.
For some while I have envied pianists. On their instrument they can produce up to ten notes at once, they are able to play nearly every type of music in any key and can make use of endless sheet music that has been written for them alone. However, guitarists mostly find information about which chords they have to play repeatedly to perform a famous pop song. This kind of making guitar music never satisfied me. I wanted to play the piano on 6 nylon strings! That is why I began to read piano or even orchestra scores of my favourite genres (soundtracks and musicals) and tried to figure out how I could play this music on my guitar. I didn’t want to leave out to many notes and the original piece or song always had to stay recognizable.
Some kind of ambition developed and I got better in writing those arrangements for the guitar. First I presented my work in school productions, recieved positive feedback and finally got the idea of uploading Ludovico Einaudi’s Una Mattina to YouTube. The video eventually got more views per day than any of my occasional live performances und I decided to produce further videos.
My drawer is full of arrangements that I plan to publish and furthermore I have many new ideas. Unfortunately it takes quite some time to record and edit a new video but if you visit this website from time to time you will definitively find new stuff.
is the Konzert C Cut from Duke guitars. The top is made of massive cedar, back and rips are mahogany. The venetian cutaway makes it possible for me to play in high positions which I couldn’t do on my old Alhambra guitar. I use the original stringing Savarez 500 ARJ mixed tensions. Beneath the bridge of my guitar there are 6 pickups (Nanoflex-6) in total which I can mix with the preamp Shadow SH 4020‑C. With my computer I record the resulting stereo signal via USB audio interface UR 22 by steinberg.