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Reentko Dirks is a guitarist, composer and producer. He writes music for movies, artists of the Cirque du Soleil and the Semperoper Ballet. He is a member of the EUROPEAN GUITAR QUARTET (among Zoran Dukic, Pavel Steidl and Thomas Fellow) and appears regurlarly in his own show on German TV. He has worrked with musicians such as
YoYo Ma, Ksenija Sidorova, Giora Feidman and German Pop acts like Yvonne Catterfeld, Andreas Bourani or Tim Bendzko. His music is a distinctive blend of unorthodox, self-developed percussive playing techniques covering a wide range of styles. He is one of the few guitarists who can claim to be every bit as much in demand in the classical world as in the pop and world music scenes. 2007 saw him become a professor at the music academy in Dresden. Some of his projects have also received awards (a.o. Special Prize "European Guitar Award", Germany Cabaret Award). His debut CD "Sounds for the silver screen" was partly a collaboration with Hollywood composer Richard Horowitz, his second CD "Le Cirque" got nominated for "Best German CD of the Year".Performances and workshops have taken Reentko to concert halls and festivals all around the world, such as Carnegie Hall New York, Concergebouw Amterdam and Tchaikovsky Hall Moscow.