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Kobe Van Cauwenberghe

Kobe Van Cauwenberghe holds a master degree in guitar performance at the conservatory of Ghent as well as a master degree in Contemporary Performance Practice from the Manhattan School of Music in New York.
During his three year long stay in New York City, Kobe was a member of the Wet Ink Ensemble and was involved in several large projects as a freelance guitarist, including a tour with the Signal Ensemble and Helmut Lachenmann for the composer’s 75th birthday and, with the Talea Ensemble, the American premiers of Fausto Romitelli’s “Professor Bad Trip”, “An Index of Metals” and his solo work “Trash TV Trance”. He also worked with the Callithumpian Consort in Boston, the International Ensemble Modern Academy in Frankfurt and the Either/Or Ensemble in New York.
Kobe is currently a member of the electric guitar-quartet Zwerm, which he co-founded in 2007, the Nadar Ensemble and the Parisian collective soundinitiative. As a freelance guitarist he performed with the Ictus ensemble in Brussels and ensembles 2E2M and Multilatérale in Paris. He also forms the guitar duo Oh Mensch with Matthias Koole, with whom he is currently in residence at the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart.
As a soloist he released his first solo-album “Give my Regards to 116th Street” on the New York label Carrier Records in February 2015. In addition he can also be heard on Psi Label, New World Records, Bridge records and on Mode Records with a CD/DVD dedicated to the music of Helmut Lachenmann.