Jürgen Rost

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Jürgen Rost
Born 7 March 1945
Nationality German
Occupation Classical guitarist, Professor

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

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
  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. Retrieved 2012-01-22. 
  5. ^ "Karoline Kumst". Duo Consensus. Retrieved 2012-01-22. 
  6. ^ "Magdalena Kaltcheva". International Guitar Festival in Balatonfured, Hungary. 2010. Retrieved 2012-01-22. 
  7. ^ "Petr Saidl (CZ)". Guitar Kutná Hora. 2011. Retrieved 2012-01-22. 
  8. ^ "Intervenants 2010". Les Journées Internationales de la Guitare à Sion. 2010. Retrieved 2012-01-22.