Malte Vief is a composer and guitarist. He is a musician caught between the two poles of concert and rock music. Through this conflict, Vief's style has emerged and been labelled 'HeavyClassic'. HeavyClassic is concert music that rocks. In November 2006, the eponymous debut album was reviewed as outstanding by leading magazines, with 'Gitarre und Bass' (Guitar and Bass) awarding Vief Best Newcomer of the Month. Right now there are two albums in the making: 'Euphoryon', a collaboration with cellist Matthias Huebner, and concept album Antigo, HeavyClassic with echoes of Renaissance and Baroque, played by the band HeavyClassic.
In the meantime, Vief is performing 80 concerts this year and has already played the impressive Semper Operahouse, international guitar and rock festivals, and on radio and TV (ARD, ZDF and other channels).
He has been a finalist and prize winner at international competitions (including Open Strings, taking the European Guitar Award). Vief teaches at the Carl Maria von Weber Academy in Dresden, Germany, and is regularly invited to workshops across the whole of Germany. Some of his compositions have appeared in print. He endorses Hannabach strings.