Stefan Wester was born and raised in Alingsås, Sweden. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm with Rolf La Fleur and Lulea University of Technology, College of Music in Pitea with Tilman Hoppstock and Zoran Dukic. He also studied with many other great teachers and performers, including David Russell, Scott Tennant, Zoran Dukic, Tilman Hoppstock, and John Mills. Since 1998, Stefan lives in Piteå where he teaches guitar at the School of Music and Dance. Stefan plays concerts on a regular basis as a soloist or in different chamber music ensembles. He works with contemporary composers and has premiered several works dedicated to him. In May 2014, he premiered the suite Miro's Paintings (dedicated to Stefan) by Julia Finkelstein in Iowa City, IA, USA. Since 2007, Stefan has helped to revive the nowadays rarely played Russian 7-string Guitar and its repertoire. He is a frequent performer at IARGUS, a guitar festival in Iowa City (USA) entirely dedicated to the Russian 7-string guitar and its music. Stefan Wester is a prolific arranger and composer for guitar solo, guitar and other instruments, guitar ensembles and guitar orchestra.