Olaf Van Gonnissen
Olaf Van Gonnissen biography
Olaf Van Gonnissen (Musikhochschule Hamburg /Akademie für Tonkunst Darmstadt).
Olaf Van Gonnissen was born in Tiengen, Oberrhein in 1954 and received violin lessons from the age of four before switching to the guitar at the age of eight. He studied with Prof. Heinz Teuchert at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt am Main.
He made himself a name performing with Michael Teuchert in the ‘Frankfurter Gitarren Duo’. The Duo has toured the world since the 1970s and has been broadcast on many occasions. He is particularly interested in performance practice using original instruments.