Peter Finger (born 11 October 1954) is a German acoustic fingerstyle guitarist, songwriter, composer and record producer. His most notable recordings include "Just Another Day in May", "Vielleicht Im Nächsten Leben", "Fanesca", "For You", "101 South", "Blue Horizon", and "No Man's Land".
|Born||11 October 1954|
Weimar, Bezirk Erfurt, East Germany
|Genres||Pop rock, folk, blues, new-age|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, songwriter, composer, record producer|
|Instruments||Acoustic guitar, classical guitar, violin, piano, vocals|
|Labels||Kicking Mule, Acoustic Music, various|
Allmusic journalist, Tim Sheridan, noted when relating to Finger's 1999 album, Open Strings, that "Finger displays remarkable skill and sensitivity as a musician. The title track is a standout showcase of jaw-dropping technical skill and melodic invention".
Life and careerEdit
Peter Finger was born in Weimar, Thuringia, Germany. He came from a musical family with his father being employed as an orchestral conductor, and Finger studied both violin and piano before taking lessons on guitar playing at the age of 13. He won first prize for classical violin in the Jugend musiziert on two occasions. He later studied music in Münster.
His debut recording took place in 1973, which saw Bottleneck Guitar Solos issued by Kicking Mule Records. Following further releases, Finger toured from 1976 onwards and performed worldwide. He later expanded his activities to include production work for radio, television and films. In 1981, he commenced composing works for orchestral arrangements, and this led four years later to similar work for television and film productions. In 1985, he was awarded first prize in a competition run by the Oldenburgisches Staatstheater, for his composition "Herbstwind" ("Autumn Wind"). In the same decade, Finger also performed in a duo with the vibraphone player, Florian Poser, and in a trio with Trilok Gurtu and Charlie Mariano.
By 1988, Finger had set up his own music publishing business and record label, the latter being known as Acoustic Music Records. From 1995 onwards he worked as the publisher of the Akustik Gitarre magazine.
In 2008, Finger performed at the Guitares au Palais.
In 2009, Finger appeared at the International Çukurova Instrumental Music Festival.
|1973||Bottleneck Guitar Solos||Kicking Mule|
|1975||Detlef & Finger||Kicking Mule|
|1975||Bottleneck Guitar Solos||Kicking Mule|
|1978||The Elf King – Acoustic Rock Guitar||Kicking Mule|
|1979||Zwei Seiten||Stockfisch Records|
|1990||The Colors of the Night||Shanachie Records|
|1999||Open Strings||Acoustic Music|
|2002||Between the Lines||Acoustic Music|
|2003||Blue Moon||Acoustic Music|
|2004||Dream Dancer||Acoustic Music|
|1998||The Best of Peter Finger and Florian Poser||Acoustic Music|
|2001||Collection||Solid Air Records|
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