Born: August 6, 1964 Primary Instrument: Lute
Andreas Düker studied classical guitar with Wolfgang Lendle in Kassel and lute with Stephen Stubbs in Bremen. His concert activity includes numerous ensemble and soloconcerts and participation in various opera-performances. In 1996, he was the only lute-player to get an “Ehrenvolle Erwähnung (honored acknowledgement) at the international competition “Musica Antiqua in Brügge. He played concerts at the Händel Festival in Göttingen, the Early Music Days in Kassel and Georgsmarienhütte and the Göttingen Jazz Festival. After years of experience in ensembles and orchestras in the early music field, he felt the urge to revive these “old instruments through improvisation, arrangement and composition. He joined „YATRA“ - a Duo with the Tabla-Player Bala Prasad amalgamating early baroque music with Indian rhythms and modal improvisations. In addition, he plays electric guitar in the soul-funk-jazz group „EASE BACK“ and with MOJO FREEWAY. He also explores the possibilities of „non-idiomatic improvisation“ as laid out by guitar innovators like Derek Bailey and Fred Frith with the trio „PALLADIM“ and with the Quartet BRAINVILLE DESPERADOS.