Biography

KARPAROV & BRUNN  
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Vladimir Karparov

was born 1977 in Sofia. He started playing saxophone at the age of 13 and made concerts already very soon with a bulgarian blowing orchestra. He played jazz first as street mucisian in Sofia. At this time he was involved both with big bands and smaller formations, and played also rock, soul and ska.From 1995 until –99 was he studying at the state’s music academy “Pantcho Vladigerov“ in Sofia; as his concentration pont had Karparov chosen jazz- and popular music.

In 1999 he began studying jazz at the College for popular music in Hamburg, and ended his studies at the Polytechnic for Music „Hans Eisler“ Berlin with success.

Taking part in diverse festivalevents, numerous concerts in Europe, India and Japan complete the image of this many-sided mucisian. Above all this he has played e.g. with Theodossi Spassov, Milcho Leviev, Ivo Papasov ,Okay Temis, Yaldaz Ibrahimova, Jiggs Whigham, Martin Lubenov, Gerard Presencer and John Hollenbeck.

 

 

 

 

Andreas Brunn

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. Andreas Brunn also took conga-lessons with Topo Gioa and also works as a teacher of ta-ke-ti-na percussion.

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.