Andreas Vollenweider is born on October 4, 1953. The son of Hans Vollenweider, one of the Europe's leading organists, Andreas grew up in a rich creative environment, inmersed in nearly all forms of artistic expression: dance, painting, sculpture, literature and, especially, music. Encouraged to create and explore, Andreas was drawn toward improvisation more than formal study and taught himself a wide array of musical instruments in his search for "his" instrument.
In 1975, he discovers his love for the harp. He develops his own playing technique and modifies the instrument in order to meet his requeriments. In addition to this, he composes music for countless film, theatre and television productions.
In 1979-80, Vollenweider records his first solo album Eine Art Suite. In 1981, Andreas Vollenweider & Friends perform their first concert, a resounding success. They tour around Europe over the next three years. In 1982, he launches his own record company. In 1983, Andreas writes, produces and directs an award-winning video to accompany his maxi-single Pace Verde.
In 1984, his name enters the USA charts for the first time. He tour USA for the first time also. In 1987, he is awarded a Grammy for the album Down to the Moon.
In 1990, the album Traumgarten (father and son improvise), recorded with Andreas' father, is released. In 1992, Andreas plays at an open-air benefit concert for the children of Chernobyl held in Moscow's Red Square. In Monaco, he is awarded the "World Music Award". In 1994, Luciano Pavarotti invites Andreas Vollenweider and his musicians to take part in the Pavarotti international show, which is broadcast live by the Italian TV channel RAI UNO.
-EINE ART SUITE
-BEHIND THE GARDEN
-DOWN TO THE MOON
-DANCING WITH THE LION
-TRAUMGARTEN (& Hans Vollenweider)
-BOOK OF ROSES
-ANDREAS VOLLENWEIDER & FRIENDS - LIVE 1982-1994
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