Eva Beneke & Richard Kriehn

 Eva Beneke 

Eva Beneke 

 Richard Kriehn

Richard Kriehn

About Eva Beneke -
German-born guitarist Eva Beneke earned her Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University
of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles in 2012 and has studied at Franz Liszt
Hochschule in Weimar, Germany. She has won prizes at international guitar festivals in
The Netherlands, Italy and the U.S., and has performed on internationally broadcast
radio and television programs. Highlights of her career include appearances with the
German Symphony Orchestra and invitations for festival appearances in Peru, Mexico,
Germany, Lithuania, the U.S. and Canada, as well as a televised performance with
famed singer Carrie Underwood. Her latest album is a NAXOS recording of Fernando
Sor ́s “Complete Works for Voice and Guitar” with mezzo-soprano Nerea Berraondo and
was released in 2017. Eva prefers strings by LaBella.

 About Richard Kriehn -
Minnesota-based multi-instrumentalist Richard Kriehn played with the “Guys All-Star Shoe Band” and the “House Band” on A Prairie Home Companion from June of 2010 until the host, Garrison Keillor retired in July of 2016. Richard has performed in symphony orchestras, bluegrass bands, baroque ensembles, pit orchestras, cover bands, country bands. Before Prairie Home Companion, Richard lived in Nashville.  While in Nashville, he toured with Travis Tritt, Aaron Tippin and Michael Peterson, all the while, playing in the Nashville Mandolin Ensemble and the bluegrass group 1946.  He appeared numerous times on the Grand Ole’ Opry and made appearances on The Rosie O’Donnell Show, Prime Time Country as well an episode of Walker, Texas Ranger. Before he and his family moved to the Twin Cities, they lived in Eastern Washington where he was a faculty member in the School of Music, Washington State University.


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