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Time and again, I’m just amazed at the intense beauty –  found in all those multifarious kinds of music in our world. As for me, being constantly inspired as well as challenged to get myself involved with something new, this search for an individual and authentic way to play music whereas embracing everything I hear, is never ending…” and

“Tradition is the spread of fire and not the worship of ashes.” Gustav Mahler

Andreas Brunn, who combines various influences in his style, sounds like a small orchestra with his seven-string instrument: his guitar is a magical instrument, can be drum or bass alike. The pickup of this instrument works in stereo, the bass and melody strings on different channels seem almost like different instruments and allow a particular perception of the sound. Including a looper, an exciting new soloprogram was developed.


“Basically, each day with music is a new beginning to me and I’m grateful to have found my way to this unique instrument  – through all twist and turns of our zeitgeist.
Regarding the many, many possible ways one can create sounds and rhythm, harmonize them in various styles – all that makes playing guitar an Endless Universe…”



Andreas Brunn – born in Weimar in 1964, playing the clarinet since the age of six, began to learn guitar at the age of fourteen, and has been a musician in bands of various styles since the time. Andreas Brunn studied guitar and music theory at the “Franz Liszt” Academy of Music in Weimar. The guitarist has performed at various European and Asian festivals and worked among others … with Ferenc Snetberger, Stojan Yankoulov, Uli Bartel, Ateshan Husseinov, Mack Goldsbury, Ralf Siedhoff and Petri Hakala.

He leads and composes for the Ensemble FOR FREE HANDS with Vladimir Karparov (BG) soprano & tenor saxophone, Diego Piñera (UY) drums, percussion and Roberto Badoglio (IT) electric bass.

He is also involved in the duo Karpaov & Brunn, with BalkaNova with Viktoria Lasaroff (BG) Vocals, Accordion, Percussion & Horst Nonnenmacher (D) Double Bass, 13 strings with Simon Rainer (I) and Talking Strings with Alaa Zouiten (MAR) – Oud (Arabic lute) and Ra ‘Fat Muhammad (EGY) – Percussion, Darbuka, Drums

Noteworthy: from 1995 to mid-2017 he performed together with Hans Hartmann (CH) Chapmanstick (formerly at FFH later in the duo Hartmann & Brunn) to Hans due to his illness. Last CD “19 strings” Laika Records

Andreas Brunn was conga student of Topo Gioa and teach percussion with the Ta-Ke-Ti-Na method. In 2003 he won a scholarship of the Senate Administration for Science, Research and Culture, Berlin for studies in Bulgaria and in 2008 also a scholarship for studies in Finland. In the summer of 2004 and 2007 he worked as artistic director of the EU-supported project “Young Music Karawane-Europa”, which in both years traveled with young European musicians 7.500 km around Europe and played concerts at renowned festivals in many countries.

New Guitar s

October 3rd marks an important day:  My new seven-string is finished !!!
On October 3rd, 2012,  in the city of Berlin, my car along with a 7-string acoustic guitar and all of my equipment were stolen within an hour. Today, a year later, I am playing a new, wonderful 7-string guitar and thanks to the assistance and commitment of several friends, this loss has been compensated. Many thanks to Leszek Bryk for his stereo pickup, Leonhard Skversky for the installation and, last but not least, Jens Kummer for his phenomenal guitar.