Zarek Silberschmidt

Zarek Silberschmidt is characterised by audiences and colleagues alike as a chameleon within his articulation of acoustic guitar performance.

Stylistically defined as remarkably versatile, some would go as far to state, a natural born performer. Zarek’s unique dexterity in the art of shape shifting sounds has been described as simply outstanding by listeners. A spectrum of techniques mastered through a vast comprehension of genre specific qualities, grants his ability to seamlessly accommodate to each individual performance. With cultural ties from one end of the world to the other, Zarek remains connected to his humble beginnings in Aotearoa (New Zealand). The cultural mix of his antipodean upbringing continues to fuel his passion for exploring musical styles from around the globe.

“No other guitar I have played has matched up to the versatility, sound, aesthetic and feel as my Maestro. I play a lot of different styles of music, both as a soloist and ensemble player, no matter how challenging or dynamically intensive the music I need to play is, I know my guitar will be able to deliver a high quality and professional sound that gets the job done right.”

Zarek Silberschmidt


Leaving New Zealand in 2015 after graduating a Bachelor of Musical Arts, Zarek moved to Switzerland and began to build his career in Europe. He has played several international festivals with some of the highlights being the ‘Swing In The Wind Jazz Festival’ (Estavayer-le-Lac 2016 & 2017) ‘Basel Plucks’ (Basel 2017) and the ‘Contemporary Architecture and Music Festival’ (Basel 2017). These festivals have hosted greats from various disciplines such as Biréli Lagrène, Fred Frith and Sylvain Luc.

Zarek has continued to build his international network, with two tours through Spain (2017), a ‘European Tour’ consisting of 14 concerts throughout Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg and the U.K (2017), collaborated with industry based organisations such as INDHE (U.K), The Swiss Music Foundation For Young Musicians (Switzerland), as well as becoming an endorsee for RightOn! Straps (Spain), Guitar-Repairs Urs Winkler (Switzerland) and Schertler Acoustics (Switzerland).

Zarek is now releasing his first EP titled ‘Home’, beginning 2018 with a tour of New Zealand.

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