In 2009, the duo, the Guitarduo lieske spindler guitars, was launched. On the occasion of the 150th birthday of Isaac Albèniz, they recorded the CD "Evocaciòn", with transcriptions of his piano works. The guitarists used two legendary instruments from Antonio de Torres (1856) for this recording. This debut was received with euphoric reviews and was honored by the renowned Gramophone Editors Choice.
With their new CD "Bottom's Dream" the Duo is setting new standards, this time with contemporary music from Astor Piazzolla, Charles Mingus and Wulfin Lieske.
These musicians' inquisitive desire and openness to cross conventional lines in music and genre is clearly reflected in the variety of their repertoire, as well as their choice of instruments. Whether Scarlatti, Sor, Lhoyer, Debussy, Ravel or Arvo Pärt, these works are played on rare instruments, which originate from prominent collections and are exclusively provided to Wulfin Lieske and Fabian Spindler. Among these are Spanish Master Guitars made by Antonio de Torres, Manuel Ramirez and Santos Hernandez, as well as acoustic six string guitars from the workshops of Fritz Ober and the FRAME Works guitars by Frank Krocker.
"Hailing from his birth place, Linz, Austria, guitarist and composer Wulfin Lieske made his professional début at the age of 14, in Iona, Scotland in the famous Abbey. Today he is one of the leading international guitarists. His musical interpretation reveals an entirely new insight into traditional guitar music. Lieske’s playing abounds with sensuousness, subtle ornaments and a tremendously wide variety of dynamism and tone colours, combined with the perfect mastery of his instrument.
So far, Lieske has worked with conductors such as Gidon Kremer, Astor Piazzolla, Juan José Mosalini and has accompanied the Hilliard Ensemble.
Wulfin Lieske was the first ever artist to record a CD using an instrument created by the legendary luthier Antonio de Torres. This contributed to the revival of interest in the original Old Spanish guitars (EMI Classics).
The artist was born in Göttingen and is one of the most promising young guitarists of his generation.
During his studies in Cologne and Paris his guitar duo was awarded numerous national and international prizes including the “audience’s prize”, the most highly endowed competition for guitar duos in Montélimar, the first prize in the Wuppertal music competition as well as the Premio special giurio in the Concorso Mauro Giuliani in Bari, Italy.