André Mergenthaler


André Mergenthaler was born in Petange (Luxembourg) on February 17, 1957. After studying cello at the Musikhochschule Cologne refining his background of classical music, André Mergenthaler joined the progressive rock bands Univers Zero and Art Zoyd before starting his solo career, which ever since has earned him international renown. Mergenthaler is well known for being a passionate cellist and composer who has performed on stages around the world. Nicknamed the “Cello Poet” and the “Crazy Musician”, André Mergenthaler will take his audience to a world of magic and great virtuosity. His most intimate relationship with his beloved instrument and his famous cello loops which draw an outstanding bow from classical music to rock, jazz and experimental sounds will not fail to give his devotees goosebumps. Besides being an inveterate live performer, André Mergenthaler has recorded a couple of CDs (Musik für einen Engel, 1993 and Jubilations, 2004) and composed some fine soundtracks amongst others Freigesprochen (2006), Special Treatment (2011), Doudege Wenkel (2012), Hannah Arendt (2013), Naked Opera (2013) and Voices from Chernobyl (2016).


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