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Born in Frauenfeld, Switzerland, this guitarist plays many styles including Rumba Flamenco, Gypsy, Spanish Classical, and Jazz. He began to play guitar in 1985 and studied at the Jazz Conservatory St. Gallen. After formimg and playing in a dozen bands and recording an album with "The Minimals" he moved to Los Angeles to attend Musicians Institute in Hollywood where he graduated with honors. In 1993 he enrolled at L.A.V.C. to study classical guitar, arranging and orchestration, attend master classes and perform recitals. Then, in 94' he began to play mandolin, banjo and other exotic string instruments, developed a strong interest in flamenco guitar and studied with L.A. teachers.

Spanish Guitar

While Indian master Hari Har Rao tutored him in the art of sitar playing Narada recording artists Axiom of Choice invited him in 1994 to join the band for their debut album. In 95' he designed a series of guitars with Luthier Boaz Elkayam, recorded and released an album with his Rumba Flamenco band and also played on Ricky Martin's "A Medio Vivir" featuring the hit song "Maria." He was later called up to play on Ricky's Grammy Winning 98 release Vuelve.

His solo debut album was released in 2000 and he has now finished his second solo album.
Since 1995 he played on 80 plus albums, numerous film scores, TV shows and documentaries. He also appears in the movies "Paulie" and "Love and Basketball," recorded two albums with his rumba band and gives more then 230 live performances each year. He has performed or recorded with many Latin and Middle Eastern Stars: Ricky Martin - Cristian Castro - Lucero - Paulina Rubio - Nydia Rojas - Robi Rosa - Cheech Marin Fernando Allende - Mostafa Amar - Ragheb Alama - Andy - Faramarz Assef - Baila Habibi - Eden's Crush - El Chicano.

Other Credits Include: The Mexican - Popstars - Doubletake - Love and Basketball - Paulie - Gunshy - Shasta McNasty - Party of Five

Partial Song List

Canon in D - Pachelbel
Jesu,Joy of Man's Desiring - J.S. Bach
Air on the G-String - J.S. Bach
Prelude in C Major - J.S. Bach
Prelude in D Minor - J.S. Bach
Sheep may savely graze - J.S. Bach
Brandenburg Concerto Excerpts - J.S. Bach
Ave Maria - Schubert
Trumpet Voluntary - Clarke
Trumpet Tune - Purcell
Vivaldi - Spring
Spanish Ballad - Anonymus
Fur Elise - Beethoven
Hornpipe - Handel
Salut D'Amor - Elgar
Sabor a mi
Cancion de Mariachi - From Desperado
Never on Sundays - Greek
Europa - Gato Barbieri
Minor Swing - Django Reinhardt
George Benson - Breezin'
Godfather Theme

Standard Classical Guitar Repertoire, Gipsy Kings, Santana, Ottmar Liebert, A.C. Jobim, Coldplay, The Turtles, Eric Clapton, Richard Marx, Frank Sinatra, American Standards, Traditional Flamenco, Bossa Nova, Gipsy Swing, Smooth Jazz, Folksongs from Mexico, Turkey, Iran, Italy, France, Greece etc.

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Temecula, CA 92591 USA
Tel. 951-491-0480
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