Due to the Covid19-Situation the concert on Insel Grafenwerth in Bad Honnef, Germany, had to be postponed for another year.
New Date: June 5th 2022
Der erste Roman von Andreas ist nun auch als Hörbuch-Download, gelesen von Schauspieler Christoph Gaugler, verfügbar.
The 35th anniversary concert at the Montreux Jazz Festival on the 7th of July 2011 was the last public concert of AVAF. After that Andreas went into a retreat and continued his work in silence. Everything was ready for June 2020 to finally go out to the world again with concerts. But like for everybody else in the performing world, due to COVID19, everything had to be postponed for a long time or even cancelled. Now we have to make new plans, about which we will inform you as soon as possible...
Music for prematurely born children
It certainly is the sound of the harp, which defines the character and personality of Vollenweider's music most effectively. Never before has this instrument been used in such a context, never before has a broad international audience showed such an interest in contemporary harp music. It was simultaneously featured No. 1 during weeks in the Billboard charts in the categories of Jazz, Classic, Pop and Crossover. It was decorated with the worlds most important achievements, including the Grammy Award. Audiences frequented the worlds most prestigious concerts halls, such as the Carnegie Hall/NYC or Radio City Music Hall/NYC… To this day, this music has remained unique and incomparable. But what makes this music and sound so special?
8th of February 2013: Farewell concert for Funky Claude Nobs, founder of the Montreux Jazz Festival. Claude died unexpectedly during the Christmas days, a very big loss of a friendship as well as a very important "enabler" for the world wide music scene. Andreas played with his friends Walter Keiser, drums and Daniel Pezzotti , cello.
On March 2nd 2012 Andreas Vollenweider received a SWISS MUSIC AWARD for his “Outstanding Achievements”.
The award was presented to Andreas by the founder of the Montreux Jazz Festival, Claude Nobs, who unfortunately died very shortly after this event.
Andreas Vollenweider & Friends made their first appearance exactly thirty years ago at the Montreux Jazz Festival July 1981. Vollenweider returned to Montreux with friends new and old on 7th July 2011 for a very special concert evening.
After the success of the last performances at the Joy of Jazz-Festival in Johannesburg, November 2009, Andreas and Friends returned to South Africa for a new adventure.
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