Holger Jetter
Holger Jetter


May 2011

Holger  Jetter  

electric bass violin

Holger Jetter lives and works as musician, composer, arranger and producer in Auroville, South India. He studied western classical music, principal instrument violin, at the Richard Strauss Conservatory in Munich, Germany and at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Austria with Prof. Jürgen Geise. Further studies with Lynn Blakeslee (now at Eastman School, Rochester, USA) and Jean-Jacques Kantoroff in Nice, France, completed his violin education. 

At the age of 18 he already released a first recording with the German rock band “Gantenbein”. His broad stylistic and artistic interest subsequently moved him from the bluegrass band „Flying Spoon Acoustic Band“ via the Argentinean tango ensemble „Quartetto Tango“ and klezmer music at the “Theater der Jugend“ in Munich to the Clowns duo „Conelli”. 

Holger's strong affinity to improvised music led to formation of the „Modern String Quartet“. Fresh sounding string arrangements and many original compositions contributed to the wide success of the ensemble. In the following six years of collaboration involving more than 1000 concerts and two CD productions, the quartet toured several times with well known artists such as Constantin Wecker, Joan Baez and Mercedes Sosa. 
During this period Holger intensified his activities as composer and produced music for audio books and for small movies. After the first America tour he left the Modern String Quartet and went to Kolkatta, India, to study Indian classical music with Ustad Imrat Khan.

He then settled with his family in Auroville, South India. In the following years he composed music for several modern dance productions, initiated and led a children’s choir, and composed and produced the children's opera “Beyond Asleep and Awake” with them. 
He built, together with his partner Tina Suchanek the project recording studio „Sunshine Music Studio”, where since then a great variety of music, art and media projects are realized. Live shows and collaborations with international artists enrich the broadness of his artistic works. 

With his actual trio “Three Raags” - a jazz fusion band with Indian elements - Holger plays in India as well as abroad. 

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