Life

"It is possible to recount everything,
except for real life."

(Max Frisch)

All that's left is to compose it

It was just right after finishing secondary school that the guitarist Benjamin Doppscher decided to become a professional musician. Since then, he has been very active in the German music scene and has performed on stage with various musicians all over the country. Initially, he studied under the expert tutelage of guitar player Sigmund Kiesant, and then later, under Manfred Dierkes, whose unique concept of "Fingerstyle Jazzguitar" became his primary influence.


During the last decade, Doppscher performed in various bands and musical projects, most successfully with the Band YOKO. In 2006, they won the "German Rock & Pop Award" and were broadcasted on radio stations across all of Germany.

In addition to this, he collaborated with the New York singer Rita Louey Moss, and also performed as a Big Band guitarist in both the "Compass Big Band" and the "Jazzorchester Neue Welt" (conducted by Ralf Ruh, Hans Dieter „Sherry" Bertram, Wolfgang Richarz and Christian Fischer.)

Since 2007 Doppscher has concentrated much more on his solo guitar program and has also performed as a supporting act for other famous jazz ensembles, including the "Premier Swingtett" a group led by Ulrich Hofmeier, guitarist of the "Max Raabe Palast Orchestra"

As a "one-man-band"  he decided to spend the year 2009 in northern Sweden, whose countryside has fascinated him since his childhood. While living close to nature, he played solo concerts and worked together with various members of the Swedish jazz scene.

During the world famous "Wintermarknad in Jokkmokk," he performed with the "Tommy Lakso Quartet" and the dutch bass player Hanz de Waard.

A concert trip to Los Angeles in 2018 pushed his project Becker I Doppscher and the promotion of their record KINTSUGI very much forward. They are a requested Duo, know for their intense and powerful interpretaions. They perform worldmusic, klezmer and originals.

In 2020 Doppscher released his guitarbook LAGE-EGAL at Friedrich Hofmeister Music Publisher and already a 2nd edition of his Music Theory Workbook "Musiklehre vol. 1 - 3"  

Currently he is teaching guitar and music theorie at the "Musikschule Sächsische Schweiz" near by Dresden (Saxonia) where he is living since 2013.


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