The Duo was formed in 1992.
Since then, they have firmly established themselves in the
world of music, both at home and abroad, where invitations
have led them both to Bulgaria, Germany, Austria and Spain.
The duo Jochen Brusch and Finn Svit have performed over 800
school concerts in both Germany and Denmark, as well as strings
of concerts in churches, for music societies and at various
international festivals. The duo has broadcast on radio and
television, both at home and abroad. Their two CDs "Treasures
for the Violin and Guitar" and "More Treasures"
have been highly acclaimed by a number of international music
publications. The world famous violinist Yehudi Menuhin warmly
recommended the duo before his death.
Jochen Brusch studied the violin at the
conservatories of Duisburg, Essen and Hanover (Germany). He
is also a graduate of the Royal College of Music, London.
From 1980 to 1986 he was violinist in the Herning Stadstrio,
a piano trio based in Jütland (Denmark). After a period
as concertmaster of the Essen Philharmonic Orchestra, Brusch
moved to Tübingen southern Germany, a university town,
which became the center of his teaching. Also an active performer,
his schedule comprised approximately 100 concerts every year,
a large number of these take place in the Scandinavian region
and Germany. Other performances have taken him to Denmark,
Norway, Sweden, Holland, Belgium, France, Spain, Austria,
Bulgaria, Italy, Switzerland and the US.
Brusch often performs the complete cycle of works for solo
violin by Johann Sebastian Bach (3 sonatas and 3 partitas),
and is dedicated to the repertoire of the Romantic period.
Over the years he has performed and recorded many forgotten
and neglected works by Gounod, Massenet and Henriques. He
has recorded over 100 different works on CD and his compositions
and transcriptions are regularly published.
Finn Svit completed his studies of music
teaching at the North Jutland Music Conservatory where he
received a Danish Music Association Scholarship and participated
in master classes given by some of Europe’s most renowned
guitarists. He has taught at the international guitar seminar
in Barmstedt (Germany) since 1989 and gives lectures at the
New Bulgarian University, the National University and at the
National Palace of Culture in Sofia (Bulgaria). He sat on
the jury at the International Competition for Guitar Duos
in Bubenreuth and has judged the International Guitar Competition
in Plovdiv (Bulgaria) several times. For a number of years
he has been conductor of the North Jutland Guitar Orchestra.
Svit is the founder and artistic director of the Aalborg
International Guitar Festival, which annually attracts top
names in the guitar world. He has appeared as soloist and
chamber musician in various combinations, performing in numerous
concerts throughout Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Austria and
Bulgaria. He has been featured in several radio programs and
has appeared in television productions in Denmark and Bulgaria.