Solo Artists (en)

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Dinesh Mishra – Flute

Dinesh Mishra, from Mumbai (India), is playing the Bansuri-Flute. He has built himself solid reputation as a solist and improvisational artist, as a teacher as well as a composer. After his studies as a master student, under the world-famous Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, he followed his studies in indian classical music for over 25 years. He [...]

Nils Kercher – Kora

Nils Kercher is one of the very few musicians, that have mastered their play on the African Harp / Kora. Nils Kercher                         Website

Ignacio Bejar

Ignacio Bejar is a virtuous musician, music therapist and composer. He is researching the healing-value of music in different cultures. His motivation lies in seeking a language of music, which is universal. Website

Sónnica Yepes- Vocals, Composition

Sónnica Yepes The spanish singer Sónnica Yepes, daughter of a family of actors grew up in Madrid and got to know theater life really early Music accompanied her life at home and became for her during her early years, a personal way of self expression. In 1995 she moved to Germany and studied [...]

Wilfried Schewik

Wilfried Schewik Wilfried Schewik comes from Goslar, he studied the piano at the Musikhochschule Detmold, learnt the jazz piano at the Folkwang University Essen and School music at the University of Dortmund. He obtained his higher education under the american jazz pianist Richard Beirach. Currently, he operates and works closely with the Ruhrstadt [...]

Nicolás Alexander Kretz – Guitar, Live electronics

Nicolás Alexander Kretz was born in 1980 near Karlsruhe. For many years he played the guitar and electronics in different bands. In 2011 Nicolás Alexander Kretz began his studies in Electronic Composition at the Folkwang Universität der Künste. There he is particularly engaged in physical theater. Nicolás Alexander Kretz Nicolás Alexander Ketz explains [...]

Martin Pauls – Drums, Cajon

Martin Pauls – Schlagzeug Martin Pauls knew early on the impressive nature of a good groove and followingly decided on drums. Afterwards, following the Youth Distinction( Landesmeister Jugend Musiziert NRW, Köhler Osbahr-Förderpreis) he kick-started his fascination with unknown sounds and rhythms in the music culture and his actual hobby, the Cajon. Today he [...]

KittC DELANEY

KittC Delaney is a multi instrumentalist, songwriter and performer of modern folk and traditional irish music. KittC Delaney was born in Dublin, Ireland. During his more than 30-year-career in music, he has travelled around the world. KittC has performed his music for Irish plays such as “The Hostage” by Brendan Behan in Berlin and at [...]

Joachim Pfahl & Friends

Joachim Pfahl & Friends Joachim and Friends create a mood with their music that touches directly. Through their classical Ghandarva-Veda vocal training inspired voices, Joachim Pfahls and the angelic voice of Berit Kruger preserve the magic of the Sanskrit-Verse, chants and songs. Through one or their classical Ghandarva-Veda vocal training inspired voices, Joachim and the [...]

Gunnar Nesterov – Percussion

Gunnar Nesterov Gunnar Nesterov, born as Hess is known as a percussionist and has been playing since 1990 in different bands such as Ruhrcraft, Jamiro-like, Fritz Brause Band etc. He has also played at the Duisburg Philharmonics as a guest musician. His first musical career with drums was in 1989. In 1998, he [...]

Ivan Snegur – guitar

Ivan Snegur from Kazakhstan has been living in Germany since 2003, studied guitar at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen and has been working with various groups in NRW ever since.

Afshin Ghavami – flamenco guitar

Afshin Ghavami is of Iranian origin and he is estimated as a virtuosic and sensitive flamenco guitarist. Afshin began his flamenco guitar training by Armin baker. Then he accompanied various Flamenco dancers. Afshin Ghavami Afshin Ghavami After studying classical guitar and jazz, he founded Afshin Ghavami Group, which played mainly his Latin jazz [...]

Andreas Heuser – guitars, violin

Andreas Heuser is an autodidact. After his years as a beginner followed a classical and jazz guitar studies and many years of practical work with non-european (especially oriental) music. These stations are the most important of his musical career that have shaped both - his compositions and his playing technique. He is a unique composer, [...]

Antje Vetter – violin

Through her continued commitment in various ensembles and her degrees in music pedagogy (Folkwang) and jazz violin (Arnhem) Antje Vetter has earned since than an outstanding experience. Her unmistakable style is defined by the combination of classic and modern, both in her arrangements as well as in her free improvisations. Antje Vetter © C. [...]

Benjamin Stein – Persian instruments

Benjamin Stein has learned several instruments self-educated in his childhood, he played in bands CMEP and Fara Toga Man, but he has increasingly turned to Eastern European and Middle Eastern musical traditions and began to learn Santur, Tar, Oud, Robab, Dotar, Tambur and accordion. Benjamin Stein In recent years he enriched the interaction [...]

Daniel Düring (guitar)

Daniel Düring has been active for many years in the music scene of the Ruhr. Stylistically he moves between rock, jazz and Global Pop. In his appearances to the instrumental project "Guitar Comics" the sound spectrum of acoustic and electric guitar is enhanced by live recorded loops and guitar synthesizer sounds. The accompanying album has [...]

Edmund Held – trumpet

Edmund Held was born in Russia, where he grew up in a musical family. Since 1992 he lives in Germany. He studied classical trumpet at the Folkwang University in Essen and played in numerous orchestras in Germany. But the jazz music caught his attention and soon became a new passion. Edmund Held Through [...]

Fethi Ak – Virtuosic Percussion

Fethi Ak, who was born in Germany, started to play at Turkish weddings on darbuka when he was a child. Meanwhile, he is one of the most virtuosic darbuka players in Germany and he is a very required musician in the Turkish, Kurdish and world music scene for studio recording and live performance. Fethi [...]

Jens Pollheide – flute, bass

By almost everything what has to do with world music and mixing of various forms of improvisation, is Jens Pollheide a welcome musician in the Ruhr region - as a flutist or bassist. Jens Pollheide - Bass und Flöten He toured for years with the world music legend EMBRYO through the country, and [...]

Jho Kaufmann – piano, accordion

Jho Kaufmann Jho Kaufmann is a pianist and accordionist. After classical education in Darmstadt (main subject - bassoon, piano and counterpoint/composition), he worked as a bassoonist with the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra. Since 1970, Kaufmann worked with Ingo Werner at electronic music projects. Then he worked as ballet accompanist at the Frankfurt Opera and [...]

Jim Galakti – trumpet

Although the Russian trumpet player and composer first proposed initially a classical direction during his military service and later at the music academy in Kiev, he was more and more influenced by Jazz music. It’s a Jazz, which inspires Laktionov from the bigger part, a direction that he processed with deep sound spectrum and dimensional [...]

Kioomars Musayyebi – santoor

Kioomars Musayyebi was born on 01/17/1977 in Tehran. With 7 years he started playing santoor and studied with masters Faramarz Payvar. Later, he studied music at the University in Iran. Kioomars Musayyebi Today he is a composer, he makes music for film, he plays world and oriental music as a solo musician and [...]

Markus Gerlach – drummer, percussionist

Markus Gerlach - drummer and a percussionist and working in this field at a professional level for many years. Markus Gerlach From Latin styles, rock, techno / breakbeat / drum & bass / Electro to exotic Drum stylistics: He is stylistically at home everywhere and his sense of rhythm and the ability to [...]

Paolo Dinuzzi – bass

Paolo Dinuzzi The bassist and composer Paolo Dinuzzi thrilles his listeners again and again with his own compositions.

Rechungpa – gongs, vocal, percussion

Rechungpa is known for intuitive music and instant composings with gongs, singing bowls, overtones and various percussions - from Sounds of Silence to Mantra Pop to World Fusion. He is the bandleader of The Positive Creative World Ensemble and plays in various formations with musicians from all over the world. Rechungpa is a multi-media artist [...]

Stephanie Lepp – flute

The flutist Stephanie Lepp grew up in a musical family and she absolved many stage performances as a child. At the age of six she learned to play the piano and started taking ballet lessons. After she learned to play the flute, she won the prize of Youth Competition when she was 18. She developed [...]

Stevko Busch – Keys

Stevko Busch (1966) grew up in Rheinland. Between 1989 and 2005 he lived in Amsterdam, since then in Arnhem. He is a pianist, composer and artistic leader of the foundation Gallery of Tones. After Jazz and free improvisation, he was interested  more and more in the beauty and simplicity of traditional songs, world music and [...]

Susanne Schulz – violin

Susanne Schulz © Barbara Beck Susanne Schulz grew up in a musical family. She became a multi stylistic violinist in various ensembles of areas -  jazz, gipsy, latin music, as well as classical music, contemporary music and improvisation. Then followed numerous concerts and tours around the globe. Susanne Schultz also occurred at various [...]

Vic Anselmo – vocals

Vic Anselmo is the first Latvian alternative singer who has become known across the Baltic states. With her extraordinary voice and her wide-range musical horizon she brings in her compositions her own special style. Vic Anselmo Her songs sound like the soundtrack for dreams. They are very sensual and inspired through their dynamic [...]