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Anders Miolin

Anders Miolin is one of the most highly renowned classical guitar performers of today. Anders Miolin is an extraordinarily individual and innovative musician who's art is repeatedly attaining international acclaim in ardent press critics of his concert programs and CDs. Anders Miolin is a performer, composer, professor of guitar at the Z├╝rich University of Arts, and author (his book "The Art of the Classical Guitar" awaits publication 2011).

The art of Anders Miolin is founded in the great tradition of classical performing, and keeps that tradition alive with innovation and expression, always staying true to the music and its inner meaning. His amazing virtuoso technique is never a purpose, always a means of expressing the music and letting it touch the hearts of his audiences. His interest in traditions of not only the Western music, but also other musical traditions of the world is mirrored in his compositions where elements from Indian ragas, traditional Chinese music, and sounds of nature find new and amazing combinations to express the fundamental human emotions and the beauty and wonder of life.

As an outstanding virtuoso and artist with passion for colours and emotions, Anders Miolin knows no constraints to his flight of imagination when composing music for his unique instrument, the 13-string-guitar, developed in Zurich by him and the guitar luthier Ermanno Chiavi. This worldwide unique and pioneering instrument has a span of 5 octaves allowing for a dizzying amount of possibilities in terms of repertoire, including arrangements of renaissance and baroque lute music, and piano music. Apart from his recordings with the internationally highly renowned label BIS, Anders Miolin has also recorded several CDs with this new instrument and recently, a DVD, with the unique repertoire on the 13-string guitar.

The playing of Anders Miolin is both subtle and powerful, delicate and passionate, unmistakably colourful and musically insightful, and never ceasing to be innovative and daring in breaking boundaries and opening new horizons. Anders Miolin is a poet of music... an amazing, masterful artist who must be heard!