Biography

Andreas Brunn

He born in Weimar in 1964, he has been playing clarinet since the age of six and started learning the guitar at the age of fourteen. Andreas Brunn studied guitar and musicology at the renown “Franz Liszt” university in Weimar. His composition „Two Faces“ won the first prize at the national guitar composing contest „OPEN STRINGS“ by the magazine AKUSTIK Gitarre.

The guitarist tours on diverse european and asian festivals. He has worked e.g. with Petri Hakala, Stoyan Yankoulov, Ateshan Husseinov, Uli Bartel, Mack Goldsbury, Ralf Siedhoff, Ferenc Snetberger.

2003 he was Scholar of Senatesadministration for Science, Research and Culture Berlin in Bulgarien. In July 2004, he was artistic director of the cultural project supported by the European Union “Young music caravan – Europe 2004”. The young european musicians travelled over 7000 km through Europe playing at well renowned festivals in 10 countries.

Alaa Zouiten

In 2015 Alaa won a scholarship from the Arab Found for Arts and Culture. After he worked on his second Album “Talking Oud”. In this Album he efforts the Oud with stylistic, technical e esthetical possibilities. The result is a fascinating Mix from arabic, andalusian Jazz and Rock. In his composition and arrangements Alaa Zouiten used an infinite variety in time and room. A creative process, which celebrate costantly new musical perspectives, looking for the beauty on music.

Muhammad Ra’fat

Muhammad Ra’fat is a classical qualified dummer and good known Darabouka player and took part on Workshops of the Grammy-prizewinner artist Fathy Salama. In younger times, he toured around Egypt, the near East, Nordamerica and Europa with many artists and projects, how Fathy Salama, Dina El Wedidi, Youssra El Hawary, Ramy Essam and Rami Attallah Group.