Andreas Vollenweider (born October 4, 1953) is a Swiss musician. His music has been categorized as World Music, Jazz fusion, New Age, and even Classical; two of his albums were No.1 on the Billboard charts simultaneously in the categories Classical, Jazz, Pop, and Crossover for more than 11 weeks. His primary instrument is an modified, electroacoustic harp of his own design, but he also plays a wide variety of instruments from around the world, including the Chinese guzheng and the African harp the kora. His albums feature many musicians performing his compositions with him, ranging from solos to suites for orchestra and soloists. His music is mostly instrumental but he has occasionally forayed into vocal music as well.

His past collaborators include Bobby McFerrin, Carly Simon, Djivan Gasparyan, Eliza Gilkyson, Luciano Pavarotti, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Carlos Núñez, Ray Anderson, and Milton Nascimento.

Politically, Andreas Vollenweider is an outspoken pacifist and follower of the principles of non-violent conflict management of Mahatma Gandhi. On his website he features quotes from Gandhi (among others), and in an effort to spread awareness of the American war in Iraq, he has also posted a ticker reflecting the current number of casualties in the conflict, both American and Iraqi.

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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1979 Eine Art Suite in XIII Teilen Andreas Vollenweider 3 2
1981 ...Behind the Gardens-Behind the Wall-Under the Tree... Andreas Vollenweider 3 8
1983 Caverna Magica (...Under the Tree - In the Cave...) Andreas Vollenweider 4 5
1984 White Winds (Seeker's Journey) Andreas Vollenweider 5 6
1986 Down to the Moon Andreas Vollenweider 3 6
1989 Dancing With the Lion Andreas Vollenweider 4
1991 Book of Roses Andreas Vollenweider 5 2
1993 Eolian Minstrel Andreas Vollenweider 4 5
1997 Kryptos Andreas Vollenweider 5
1999 Cosmopoly Andreas Vollenweider 4
2000 Moon Dance Andreas Vollenweider 1
2004 VOX Andreas Vollenweider 2
2006 Midnight Clear Andreas Vollenweider 2
2007 Traumgarten Hans Vollenweider & Andreas Vollenweider 1
2009 Air Andreas Vollenweider 1
Down to the Moon / Dancing With the Lion Andreas Vollenweider 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1990 The Trilogy Compilation Andreas Vollenweider 4 2
2000 The Essential Andreas Vollenweider Compilation Andreas Vollenweider 1
2005 Magic Harp Compilation Andreas Vollenweider 1
2005 The Storyteller Compilation Andreas Vollenweider 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1994 Live 1982-1994 Live Andreas Vollenweider 1
2008 25 Years Live (1982-2007) Live Andreas Vollenweider 1

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