Hermann Hauser Guitar Foundation
Foundation | The Foundation
The Hermann Hauser Guitar Foundation utilizes its capabilities to bring forward new ideas to the international guitaristic movement. New developments are to be stimulated and innovative ways for the professional education of the rising guitaristic generation are to be developed.
The Foundation helps to set up capacities for research and education, and establishing the presentation of historic fundamentals regarding the development of music and the manufacturing of instruments in the context of up-to-date music culture. The Foundation is interested in picking up topics and domains that have not been taken into account in a sufficient way by state-run or other promotional institutions.
The Hermann Hauser Guitar Foundation especially nurtures, in a non-dogmatic way, the development of guitar playing, musicians, educating the rising generation and advanced training of professional guitarists in an international context.
Foundation | Mission and Profile
Hermann Hauser Guitar FoundationAccording to its constitution, the Hermann Hauser Guitar Foundation promotes science and culture in the range of guitar and lute music, concentrating on topics and initiatives developed by the Foundation itself. Thus, the Foundation both calls attention to recent areas and contents of development, and initiates considerable improvement as to cultural and international cooperation.
The Foundation is amenable to cross-cultural projects and even supports individual projects beyond the offers of the Foundation. While the concept of promotion constitutes a firm framework, tangible promotion will be subject to permanent change. Once a promotion has served its initial purpose, it will be put to an end, thus providing space for new ideas and promotions.
As the Foundation will not pick up ceased projects of promotion again, continuous change is guaranteed - especially in terms of contents.
Foundation | HHGF Short Story
The Hermann Hauser Guitar Foundation owes its name to the Bavarian instrument manufacturers with a fine tradition - the Hauser family. The Foundation was established by the luthier Hermann Hauser III and the Munich guitarist and entrepreneur Klaus Wolfgang Wildner. Hermann Hauser and Klaus Wolfgang Wildner are united by the symbiosis of a deep understanding for musical instruments and musicality.
The reason for establishing this Foundation derives from the wish for a better promotion of the rising guitaristic generation as well as of cross-cultural, interdisciplinary cooperation of artists and scientists around the world.
The Foundation was established to be a non-profit foundation having legal capacity by civil law in 2004. Announcing the Foundation caused appreciation and enthusiasm among instrument manufacturers, artists and scientists worldwide.
History of the instrument manufacturing Hauser family
Foundation | Constitution
The Foundation carries the name Hermann Hauser Guitar Foundation. It is a public foundation having legal capacity by civil law. The registered office is in Munich, Germany.
Foundation | Curatorship
Hermann Hauser Guitar Foundation (HHGF)
Curatorship - Board of Trustees
Foundation | Board of Directors
The management of the Foundation is in the field of responsibility of the Board of Directors, which is authorized by the foundation board. Mrs. Heidi Schmidt, Chairwoman, Ms. Grit Schmidt, Deputy Chairwoman, and Mr. Masayuki Kato manage the office of the Hermann Hauser Guitar Foundation.
- Studies with I. Suzuki in Tokio
- 1969 First Prize at the music contest of the national Japanese broadcasting company
- 1972 Emigration to Germany
- International master classes with Oscar Ghiglia, Narciso Yepes, Alirio Diaz and Julian Bream
- Musical influence of Alexandre Tansmann, John W. Duarte and Joaquin Rodrigo
- 1974 Silver Prize at the international music contest „Viotti“ and First Prize at the international guitar competition in Milano
- 1974 thru 1980 Lecturer for the subject guitar at the University of Music, Aachen, Germany
- Lecturer at international guitar classes in Reisbach and Tokio
- 1996 Seminar at the University of Music in Oslo, Norway
- 1998 Invitation for a seminar at the University of Music, Essen, Germany
- More than 800 concerts and international music festivals as well as radio and tv broadcasts in Europe, Japan and the US
- Sheet music at Gendai Guitar Edition in Tokio
- Member of the jury at the international guitar competition in Japan, Germany and Spain (international guitar competition „Andres Segovia“)
- Chamber music in duet with Peter Lukas Graf, one of the world´s best flutists, and in the Matiegka Trio with the soloists of the Stuttgart Chamber Orchstra
- Graduate in civil engineering
- Business manager Wildner AG
- Head of the Academy Wildner AG
- Master in Ceramics
- Management and Supervisory Board Wildner AG
- Quality Manager | Education Management