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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

"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

Biography

Musical Bridge between East and West 
Hucky’s professional career spans over five 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 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 media has dubbed him as “Musical Ambassador between East and West”. 

In Thailand Hucky’s popularity is closely associated with his legendary recordings of the music of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great (King Rama IX). Hucky’s music and playing style has had a hugh influence on the younger generations of guitar players, many of whom use it as a model.

Hucky represented Thailand at various important 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 Rama IX 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. He also performed as part of 66 episodes of the “Empyrean Light: A Documentary Series in Honor of His Majesty King Rama X" portraying the life and work of the King.

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…

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.....

Reviews on ALL CLASSICAL GUITAR
Reviews of ASEAN Guitar
Reviews of Magical Melodies of Thailand

Discography

AMI Records

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CDs produced by Hucky
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Hucky on other labels
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Guest Artist Appearances
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Collaborations

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with Pundit Ravi Shankar
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with Carlos Bonell
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with Stuttgart Ballet
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with KITARO
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with Friends
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with Surasri Ithikul, Asani Chotikul, Dnu Huntraul
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with O-Olarn
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with WAEN (Thitima)

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