Guitarist / Composer / Teacher
After a long stint
in the USA, Christian Rover is making a name for himself on the
international music scene. A summa cum laude graduate of Berklee
Of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, Rover captured first prize at
"Music Fest USA" and was awarded the Joe Zawinul Award for outstanding
achievements in music synthesis. His own CDs and numerous other
demonstrate his unique musical talent, both as a solo artist and a
Rover has toured and given concerts in the USA, Israel, China, Japan
Rover has performed
and recorded with such jazz greats as Rhoda Scott, Pee Wee Ellis,
Houston Person, George Garzone, John Zorn, Chris Cheek, Matt
Garrisson, Jim Black, Dan Rieser,
John Stowell, Jarek Smietana, Skuli
Sverrisson, Cesar Olguin, Enzo Zirilli, Alberto
Marsico, Raetus Flisch, Piotr Barron, Jaromir Honzak, Gildas
and Jean-Batiste Boclé, Emil
Mangelsdorf, Wolfgang Engstfeld, Yumiko Murakami among
many others. He enjoys being active in many styles of music from
contemporary to popular, ethnic to all shades of jazz. The settings
that he has worked in range from solo performances to unique band
projects to leading a Japanese/East German
Big Band ("Far
East Far Out Orchestra”). A skilled composer Rover likes the challenge
of writing in contemporary as well as
classical context such as
arranging and performing the Goldberg Variations on three electric
guitars for the International Bachfestival.
Christian Rover is
also in great demand as a teacher. He has worked as a professor at the
University of Graz (Austria), the
of Music in Weimar and Leipzig (Germany) and has taught at Berklee
College of Music in
Massachuessetts (USA). He has given countless lectures
at conservatories such as
the Sibelius Academy (Finland), in Zurich
and Basel (Switzerland) as well as workshops in Gdansk
(Poland), Prague (Czech Republic) and many
other institutions around the globe. For many years he has been a
contributing writer to major publications such as Gitarre
Bass, Musiker and Fachblatt.
from critics and fellow musicians:
"Superb jazz guitarist..."
talents... very individual. Christian has his own voice...
a voice which deserves
to be heard !”
is a guitar virtuoso and a multi-faceted jazz musician
also play blues, fusion and rock
with the best of them."
"I was immediately
impressed by his guitar playing and sense of musicality...
A very original musician.”
|"Pioneer of live looping."
NEUE ZÜRICHER ZEITUNG
|"A very promising
guitarist. His playing is excellent and thoughtful.”
|“A touch of magic.”