Jürgen Rost

Jürgen Rost (born 7 March 1945)[1] is a classical guitarist and was Professor of Guitar at The Liszt School of Music Weimar, Germany.

Jürgen Rost
Born7 March 1945
Occupation(s)Classical guitarist, Professor

Rost was born in Jena and studied under Roland Zimmer and Ursula Peter at the Liszt School of Music Weimar.[2] He has won many competitions, both national and international, and his performances include television, radio, commercial recordings and live concerts in many countries,[2] performing both solo and in a duo with his wife, Monika Rost.

He became Professor of Guitar at the Liszt School of Music and taught a number of successful performers,[2] including Thomas Fellow,[3] Venci Pavlov,[4] Karoline Kumst,[5] Magdalena Kaltcheva,[6] Nora Buschman, Petr Saidl[7] and the Kaltchev Guitar Duo Ivo and Sofia Kaltchev.[8] In 1993, together with his wife, he initiated the Anna Amalia Guitar Competition in Weimar. He retired in 2010 and today teaches exceptional students at the Musikgymnasium Schloss Belvedere.


  1. ^ Press release on the occasion of his 70th birthday in 2015: https://www.hfm-weimar.de/de/journalisten/pressemitteilungen/detailansicht.html?tx_jobase_pi2%5BjoNewsDetail%5D=728&tx_jobase_pi2%5BjoRefererId%5D=142&tx_jobase_pi2%5Baction%5D=news&tx_jobase_pi2%5Bcontroller%5D=Elements&cHash=b0689035b749d16ebfdb9c03fbd9a444 Archived 2017-12-01 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b c "Prof. Jürgen Rost – Guitar". The Liszt School of Music Weimar. Retrieved 2012-01-22.
  3. ^ "Thomas Fellow". Retrieved 2012-01-22.
  4. ^ "Venci Pavlov". Project Scenderman. Archived from the original on 2012-06-10. Retrieved 2012-01-22.
  5. ^ "Karoline Kumst". Duo Consensus. Retrieved 2012-01-22.
  6. ^ "Magdalena Kaltcheva". International Guitar Festival in Balatonfured, Hungary. 2010. Archived from the original on 2010-08-24. Retrieved 2012-01-22.
  7. ^ "Petr Saidl (CZ)". Guitar Kutná Hora. 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-02-07. Retrieved 2012-01-22.
  8. ^ "Intervenants 2010". Les Journées Internationales de la Guitare à Sion. 2010. Retrieved 2012-01-22.