News & Live Concerts

What music can do...

What music can do...

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?

Farewell concert for Claude Nobs

Farewell concert for Claude Nobs

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.

SWISS MUSIC AWARD for “Outstanding Achievements”

SWISS MUSIC AWARD for “Outstanding Achievements”

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.

AVAF at the Montreux Jazz Festival 2011

AVAF at the Montreux Jazz Festival 2011

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.

AVAF returns to South Africa

AVAF returns to South Africa

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.

Report of the "Dream-Concert" in Switzerland

Report of the "Dream-Concert" in Switzerland

21st August 2010, a beautiful late summer evening at the shore of the Lake of Zurich, Switzerland.
Report of the first live concert of the new and extended "Andreas Vollenweider & Friends", playing in a beautifully pictoresque setting, under the spacious dome roof of the Swiss Circus STEY, for a special and enthusiastic crowd. The event also marked the beginning of an special anniversary year:

AVAF in Shanghai, China

AVAF in Shanghai, China

Andreas Vollenweider & Friends
performing in Shanghai, China with a special programme

"The Watercourse Way"

Andreas and his friends perform at the sold out theatre of the Shanghai Center, June 3rd 2010, playing for a highly enthusiastic crowd.

Vollenweider followed an invitation of the three Swiss cities Zurich, Basle and Geneva for their special presentation at the World Expo 2010. Vollenweider elaborated a special programme, specifically exploring the theme of the project "Better Water, Best Urban Life".

A I R - live 2009

A I R - live 2009

Tour: March - December

A breath of music!

Nomen est omen!
The title says it all: very much following the joined theme of air, breath, wind… Andreas' has put together a mini-live-orchestra: most of the sounds are created either by wind, breath or air!

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