Andreas Green - Andreas Grün

Andreas Grün (born August 4, 1960 in Pforzheim ) is a German guitarist, composer and musicologist.


Andreas Grün graduated from Kepler-Gymnasium Pforzheim in 1979 with his Abitur [1] and studied school music from 1980 to 1986 at the Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe and from 1981 to 1985 musicology. From 1986 to 1988 he studied guitar with Konrad Ragossnig at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna . From 1988 to 1992 he studied composition with Wolfgang Rihm in Karlsruhe and from 1992 to 1993 with Rudolf Kelterborn at the Music Academy of the City of Basel. In 1989 he had a guitar teaching assignment at the Karlsruhe University of Music to represent Wilhelm Bruck, who was on leave. From 1995 to 2001 he was the conductor of the plucked orchestra "Mandolinata Karlsruhe" [2] , and from 1996 to 2012 he was a guitar teacher at the music and art school Westlicher Enzkreis. From 2003 to 2012 he taught the instrumental guitar course at the University of Music and Performing Arts Mannheim . Since 2006 he has been teaching guitar and new music for guitar at the Trossingen University of Music .

In 1994 Grün was invited to Vilnius for the first time as a player and composer , from which a long-term private and artistic connection with Lithuania developed. From 2008 to 2009 Grün received decisive impulses from the Dutch musician physiotherapist Gerrit Onne van de Klashorst, the founder of Dispokinesis . Since then he has campaigned for a physiologically sound guitar playing technique in workshops and publications.

As a guitarist, Grün has premiered numerous works, including by Stephan Marc Schneider , Frank Michael , Rolf Riehm , David Lang , Felix Werder , and Simone Fontanelli. In 2010 he found the manuscript of the previously lost earliest guitar work by Hans Werner Henze , whose music, written in 1955 for Ernst Schnabel's radio novel The Sixth Song , [3] which he performed for the first time in 2016. [4]

Grün lives in Karlsruhe , where he has been chairman of the Karlsruhe regional association in the Baden-Württemberg Tonkünstlerverband since 2015 . [5]

Works (selection)


  • Capriccio over mi-chae-la (1985/88) for flute
  • String trio: shadows ... traces ... splinters ... - ... (1987)
  • questionable (1989) for violin, trumpet and string orchestra
  • Notes on Vivaldi's “Jahreszeiten” (1990/2011) for solo violin and strings
  • Piano Trio (1990-91)
  • Since it is not so (1991) for string quartet
  • MiniMusic 2/3 - An excursion into the mountains for four electric guitars (1991/92)
  • on the verge / requiem for holofernes (1991–92) for electric guitar, drums, flute, soprano, clarinet, string trio , trumpet, harp, accordion and double bass
  • Entrance to a Quarry (1992) for guitar and speaker or guitar solo
  • Gesang zur Nacht (1992–93) for low voice and piano ( Georg Trakl )
  • Folk songs and other everyday noises (1992–93) for mezzo-soprano, flute, piano, percussion and tape
  • The Hölderlin settings by Josquin Desprez - 1st book (1997–1999) for guitar
  • The Hölderlin settings by Josquin Desprez - 2nd book (1992–2002) for piano
  • Odyssey (2001–2002) for violoncello and piano
  • d'autres jeux interdits (2002–2003) for guitar and flute and / or violoncello


  • Wolfgang Rihm: Länders (1979) version for plucked orchestra (1998)


  • Suite for guitar alone op.164 - An analytical consideration . In: Guitar & Lute 3/1984
  • Charles Baron d'Aichelbourg and his four duos for mandolin and guitar . In: concertino 2/2007
  • Some thoughts on 21st century guitar technique - fine motor skills, guide fingers, and focal dystonia - what we can learn from music physiologists . In: Guitar current IV / 2012, I / 2013, II / 2013, III / 2013 and IV / 2013
  • “A dash that makes trembling waves” - Hans Werner Henze's approach to the guitar in his music for the radio novel “The sixth song” (1955) In: concertino 3/2013, 4/2013 and 1/2014
  • Six strings for the sixth song - The rediscovery of a lost guitar music by Hans Werner Henze . In: new music newspaper 7 8/2016
  • "Where to now?" - Hans Werner Henze's guitar music for the radio novel "The sixth song" - revisited / reloaded / reanimated . In: EGTA -Journal 4/2017
  • Mastering guitar technique with knowledge of music physiology , Verlag 13oder14 Karlsruhe, 2020, ISBN 978-3-948529-05-5


  • 2001 Second prize at the Schweinfurt International Chamber Music Competition


Individual evidence

  1. Abitur graduates at the Kepler-Gymnasium in Pforzheimer Zeitung of May 23, 1979, p. 17
  2. ^ Chronicle of the Mandolinata Karlsruhe
  3. ^ Communication from the Hans Werner Henze Foundation
  4. Program of the 6th Trossinger Days of New Guitar Music (PDF)
  5. Tonkünstlerverband Baden-Württemberg, Regional Association Karlsruhe