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PAUL BROWN JUST TURNED US ON TO THIS GUY... YOU'VE GOTTA SEE THIS!
Guitarist / Producer Paul Brown posted a link to Soenke Meinen's YouTube videos and we can't stop watching! Check him out! He is truly amazing. The following is an exerpt from Sönke Meinen's website: He was born in 1991 in Aurich/East Frisia. Studying at the College of Music in Dresden where he receives lessons from the renowned musicians Thomas Fellow, Stephan Bormann and Reentko Dirks since 2011, Soenke Meinen can already look back on over 300 concerts in various projects. In addition to his solo concerts Meinen also performs together with the guitarist Philipp Wiechert, danish violin virtuoso Bjarke Falgren or jazz singer Anna-Lucia Rupp. Yet he has also shared the stage with musicians like Adam Rafferty, Joscho Stephan and Joe Robinson. He won the first prize at the “Guitar Masters 2016” competition and got awarded at the Open Strings competition 2008 (third prize) and the European Guitar Award in 2016 (sponsoring price). Besides that, he was granted a well-known scholarship (“Deutschlandstipendium“) in 2014 and only one year later he received the “eco-Musikförderpreis“, an art advancement award. In 2016 he was „Artesano Guitarist of the Year“. In addition to his musical work as a guitarist, he initiated the International Freepsum Guitar Festival which annually takes place since 2011. Meinen organizes the festival as one of the artistic directors in co-operation with the local registered association “Landkultur Freepsum e.V.“ Soenke Meinens solo album „Perpetuum Mobile“ will be released in August 2016 at DR. HEART MUSIC. More on his website https://www.soenkemeinen.com/en/