Andreas Vollenweider - biography

Andreas Follenvayder (him. Andreas Vollenweider, b. 4 October 1953) - Swiss musician and composer. Known as the performer of his own works on the electro-harp of his own invention. Born in 1953 in Zurich family organist and composer. Since 1975, playing the harp, in 1979 released his first music album. At the same time begins to create and record music for movies. In 1981 he performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival. 


 In 1986, for its fourth album, Down to the Moon received a Grammy Award. In 1992 he was awarded the World Music Awards. At various times, worked with Bobby McFerrin, Luciano Pavarotti, Jivan Gasparyan. Follenvaydera works include many genres - jazz, new age, academic music. The main tool - created his own electro-acoustic harp, which gives his music a characteristic and unique sound. Author of fourteen albums, two of which are occupied by a total of 11 weeks of first place in the charts of the magazine Billboard, both in terms of "classical music", "jazz", "pop and crossover."

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