Classical Guitar

Lucian Plessner

"I enjoyed Lucian Plessner's recital to the utmost. His arrangements of Bernstein's music are so tasteful."

Sid Ramin


Is our repertoire...?

A fictional interview detailing significant aspects of our repertoire. Read it here.

Plessner plays Plessner project is moving

Guitar Concerto by composer Amotz Plessner written for Lucian Plessner takes final shape, MI USA

Prokofiev Radio Drama

WDR Germany produced a radio drama by Lucian Plessner and Leonhard Koppelmann featuring the writings of Sergei Prokofiev which Lucian found years ago in Moscow and published at Penguin Random House (see Projects).
Listen here:

New Videos

On Jewish Music

Part I: A musical contribution to 1700 Years of Jewish Life in Germany

Part II: Alexandre Tansman Cavatina

by Lucian Plessner

Bernstein at 100: 2017-2019

Lucian Plessner participated in the Leonard Bernstein Centennial performing his arrangements worldwide, which were made on the composer’s request.

Bernstein at 100: Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra presents a centennial tribute

Lucian Plessner presents the world premier of the Suite from West Side Story for guitar and orchestra with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra

October 13 & 14, 2018, Indianapolis, Indiana  

Suite from West Side Story for guitar and orchestra now available

„This is chamber music.“  These are the words Leonard Bernstein used when he addressed the orchestra in The Making of West Side Story. Classical guitarist Lucian Plessner and co-arranger Andreas Kowalewitz have now brought fresh life to these words in a new presentation.

Stephen Dodgson's Concerto No. 2 for guitar and chamber orchestra

Lucian Plessner brought Dodgson’s concerto back to the stage  for the first time since its premiere with the  Hallé orchestra in 1974. Philharmonisches Orchester Plauen-Zwickau, conductor Lutz de Veer.

November 3 &4,  2016, Plauen-Zwickau, Germany


Rossi, Rameau, Bach and Hindemith are just a few of the transcriptions Lucian has brought to the classical guitar 


Regularly a soloist with orchestra, Lucian has performed in prominent concert halls around the world


Lucian’s performances combine guitar music and narration from composers such as Prokofiev and Bernstein

„Plessner’s transcriptons from Bernstein’s more popular theatre works, notably Mass, Candide and West Side Story, are immensely attractive. They capture the spirit of the originals yet sound completely at home on the guitar.“
Humphrey Burton former first head of music and arts department of BBC television


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