Hucky Eichelmann

World Music on Guitar

Biography
Musical Bridge between East and West

Hucky’s professional career spans over four decades. He has toured globally and performed at some of the world’s top venues including a concert at United Nations headquarters in New York City. 
 
In Thailand, where he lives since nearly four decades, he pioneered the development of music and dance as Artistic Director of the Bangkok International Guitar Festival & Series (1984-1989) and the Thailand Festival of the Arts (1997-2000), Thailand’s first ever arts festival which inaugurated a new dimension to Thailand’s art and cultural scene.
 
Though holding a master degree in classical music, Hucky has developed his own musical repertoire of great diversity bridging the Cultures of East and West as well as the Classical with the Folkloristic and the Classical with the Popular. The international press has dubbed him as “Musical Ambassador between East and West”. In Thailand Hucky’s popularity is closely associated with his recordings of the music of His Majesty the King.
 
Hucky represented Thailand at various events, including ‘The Taste of Thailand Festival’ at London’s Regent Park, the high profile ‘Concert to Celebrate the 7th Cycle (84th) Birthday Anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand’ at London’s Bloomsbury Theater in 2012 and the ‘The Musical Night in Celebration of the Establishment of the ASEAN Community’ at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bangkok in 2016.

As an artist and producer Hucky has worked with Ravi Shankar, KITARO, Stuttgart Ballet, CHICO & The Gypsies (formerly Gipsie Kings), Pat Metheny, George Winston, Richard Harvey, Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal, Martin Taylor, Nina Corti, Carlos Bonell, Paco Peña, Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, David Russell, Juan Martin and Xuefei Yang to name but a few…
Quotes
“When I heard Hucky's guitar playing a few months ago in Los Angeles, I was extremely impressed and admired his virtuosity and mastery in playing different styles apart from playing the strictly classical. He is a sensitive and wonderful musician. • Pandit Ravi Shankar  • Indian sitar legend

...world class, but stuck on the musical language of the East.
• Far Eastern Economic Review

"Hucky Eichelmann is a great guitarist, arranger, interpreter and composer. I really love his Asia album. He looks deeply into the soul of many cultures. He is truly a world citizen musically and plays with great heart and soul."
• George Winston, GRAMMY AWARD - new age piano
Reviews
FAR EASTERN ECONOMIC REVIEW
… world class, but stuck on the musical language of the East.

CLASSICAL GUITAR, LONDON
His very first notes showed us that his command of the guitar was 100%. No fluffs and no missed notes, just sheer musical paying. ... the playing was beyond reproach....the best night out I have had at a guitar recital this year. I urge you to see this man. You won’t hear his like anywhere else. - Chris Dumigan-

MERKUR, MUNICH
... the ultimate pleasure! First Class Musicianship.

GENDAI GUITAR, TOKYO
Abundant musical sense, beautiful tone and good balance of sound.

LA PRESENCIA, LA PAZ
Virtuosity to the limits of the possible.

SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST, HONG KONG
... absolutely meticulous perfection.

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE ADVERTISER, England
Stunning guitar work. No one’s ever played the guitar like that. I hadn’t known anyone else to get such flowing tone or use such brilliant fingerwork - and I’ve heard Segovia, Julian Bream and John Williams.....
Discography
AMI Records
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CANDLELIGHT BLUES
The compositions of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand Vol.1
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SWEET WORDS
The compositions of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand Vol.2
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ASEAN GUITAR
Fusion of South East Asian Music
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MAGICAL MELODIES OF THAILAND
Thailand's most loved melodies
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GUITAR FAVOURITES
Alltime classical guitar favorites
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WITH LOVE FROM ASIA
Great selection of Asia's most loved melodies
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GAMGAH - GAMGAH
Virtuoso Asian Guitar Music
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SILK and BAMBOO
Music of Serenity
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Finger Works
Your key to developing a complete guitar technique.
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SILK & BAMBOO Tour
Hucky & Harvey

THAILAND Tour
Hucky & Harvey Band

Other Labels
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FALLING RAIN
The music of the King of Thailand
EMI 07243 5 56419 46
BSO 5 96-2
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GUMGAH - GUMGAH
WEAMC 84008
WEALP 84008

ONPA
CD 84008
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HUANG COME NUENG #1
MGACD 83179
MGAMC 83179
MGALP 83179
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HUANG COME NUENG #2
MGACD 113187
MGAMC 113187
MGALP 113187

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LOVE IN STRINGS
PACIFIC MC
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KUEN NUENG
The music of the King of Thailand
PEACOCK MC
Guest Artist Appearances
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THE SPIRIT OF SURIYOTHAI
Soundtrack featuring HUCKY & HARVEY
AMI CD 2001-07
AMI MC 2001-08
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Asanee & Wasan Chotikul
album:
Phak Chee Krade Fuck Thong
MGA G1126-80
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Surasri Ithikul
album: BEATLES Profile
MGA G018071
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Raviwan Chindha
album: Phor Rauw Kauwchai
LIGO CA10-1087
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Butterfly
album: Muar Dawan Luang
Butterfly Productions
CDs produced by Hucky
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Interviews
Englisch
Classical Guitar feature
Classical Guitar interview
Modern Guitar Magazine
Thailand Tatler Magazine
Bangkok Post
Bangkok Post Life
Bangkok Post Realtime
Bangkok post Magazine
In Residence Magazine
NATION Weekly
BonCafe Magazine

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Sound Stage
Sound Stage
Kuan Ruan Magazine
Soojutmai Magazine
Siam Arya Magazine
Siam Rath Magazine

Deutsch
Thailand Aktuell
Thaizeit German Magazine
Das Musikblatt
Gitarre und Laute
Badische Zeitung
Das Musikinstrument
Wochenblitz
Instrumentenbau
Thailand Interaktiv
Zupfmusik
Instruments & Gear
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Gerhard Schnabl No.715-XII/2012
Canadian Sitca Spruce/East Indian Rosewood

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Gerhard Schnabl No.720-IX/2013
German Hazel Spruce/Bosnian Maple

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Luciano Lovadina XII/2015 Italian Red Spruce/Brazilian Rosewood

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Udo Roesner 2010 German Spruce/Indian Rosewood - For Sale

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HANNABACH treble strings
GOLDIN medium/high tension

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HANNABACH bass strings
EXCLUSIVE medium tension

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HANNABACH bass strings
PSP
(precision smooth polished) medium tension

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AER Classical Guitar Amp CGA V2
Custom Made-External Mic/Piezzo/Intern Mic

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Schoeps Microphone MK4
CMC 6U - No.41250

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Neumann Microphone
KM 184

Tutoring
Private guitar lessons with Hucky
HUCKY is accepting a limited number of guitar students. Students must be of advanced or at least intermediate levels.

HUCKY's informal and relaxed one-to-one sessions are designed to guide and inspire advanced guitar students to identify their individual strengths and potentials and to develop their own musical identity.

Rather than being conventional guitar lessons these sessions present an opportunity for guitar students to analyze and discuss their musical development, and to receive advice and guidance from one of the world's most acclaimed classical world guitar masters.
Topics HUCKY will discuss with you include:

  • general musicianship
  • the power of musical parameters
  • forming and phrasing
  • designing a concept for a "musical technique"
  • the art of practicing
  • handling of your fingernails
  • sound and tone shaping
  • designing programs
  • stage and performance techniques
  • career advice
For further information contact
09-9287 2466
info@huckyeichelmann.com
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