Jens Wagner completed his studies with Karl Scheit, one of the great pedagogues of modern guitar playing. Important impulses and high sensitivity he received through intensive study of the old music. As a soloist and together with the Duo Sonare he has toured in more than 40 countries and played on major festivals.
As an arranger he has enriched the guitar repertoire with works also from rock and pop music e.g. Mike Oldfield’s “Tubular Bells”, a milestone in the history of music, or guitar virtuoso John McLaughlin’s compositions. You can find in his programs contrasting connections of different music styles performed on the 19th century guitar and the modern Spanish guitar.
As an experienced guitarist and lutenist Jens Wagner has a profound knowledge that he passes on to his students. He is professor at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg (www.hfmt- hamburg.de) and at the University of the Arts Bremen (www.hfk-bremen.de).
His professional articles about “posture and movement theory” and “filing technique for guitarists” have been published in several magazines. Jens Wagner guitar arrangements of works by Telemann and Haydn are published by Heinrichshofen and Trekel. In 2017 his modern guitar school for young kids came out published by Acoustic Music Books.
12 highly acclaimed CD recordings document his artistic work.