ABOUT Thomas Müller-Pering
Thomas Müller-Pering was born in Cologne, Germany, and received his first training on the guitar at the age of 13. He studied at the Music Academy of Aachen under the tutelage of Prof. Tadashi Sasaki and graduated in 1980 with an Honours Certificate of the Arts. During this time, he also participated in numerous international masterclasses with such luminaries as Siegfried Behrend, José Tomas, Oscar Ghiglia, John Williams, and Manuel Barrueco.
Thomas is one of only a handful of guitarists that have won a prize at the prestigious German Broadcast Association (ARD) classical music competition in Munich. His other prizes include first at the Concurso Internacional de Música (1983) in Chile and the Young Artist's Award (1983) from Nordrhein-Westfalen in Germany. Müller-Pering has toured as a soloist in approx. 40 countries throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America. In Japan, he has released two solo-CDs and in 1988, became one of the first classical guitarist to produce a 60-minute video recital. Thomas has been actively involved in several chamber ensembles, has appeared on numerous recordings, and has served as a professor and lecturer in many capacities.