Germán Díaz

Germán Díaz
Músicas Populares de la Gran Guerra
Brigada Bravo Díaz


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  • country:Spain
  • style(s):Folk
  • label:Producciones Mirmidón
  • type:Duo
  • gender:male
  • instrumentation:vocal, percussion, guitar
  • artist submitted by:Mirmidón Productions

Line up

  • Antonio Bravo (guitar, arrangement and composition of additional )
  • Germán Díaz (voice, hurdy-gurdy, Barrel organ, programmable mus)


Born in 1978 in Valladolid, where he studied classical guitar and classical philology at the University of Valladolid and the Postgraduate Course "Specialist Studies University Tradition".
Zanfona studied with Rafael Martin, Pascal Lefeuvre, Laurent Tixier, Isabelle Pignol, Gilles Chabenat, Nigel Eaton, Patrick Boufard, Laurence Bourdin, Valentin Clastrier, etc ...
He has performed all over the world (Colombia, Brazil, Algeria, Russia, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Bulgaria, Morocco, Slovenia, Finland, Switzerland, Netherlands, Norway, Moldova, Ukraine ...) in prestigious venues and festivals such as the Theatre Royal in Marrakech, ConcertGebaum of Amsterdam, University of Colombia, Alcazar of Seville, Odessa Jazz Carnival -Ucrania-, House architects of Moscow, Amuz -Amberes-, Stans Music Festival, Switzerland is, Storas -Norway- Festival, European Jazz Festival Night -Oslo-, UER -Finland- Festival, Ethno Jazz Festival -Moldavia-, Kulturbrauerei -Berlin-, Nits Music of the Miró Foundation -Barcelona -...
He has collaborated with numerous formations and interpreters as Rao Trio, Viellistic Orchestra, Wafir Shekeldin Gibril, Pascal Lefeuvre, Valentin Clastrier, Joaquín Saura, Quarteto Medieval de Urueña, Paolo Angeli, Tasto Solo...
It belonged to the legendary Viellistic Orchestra, seated hurdy gurdy in France. The project ended in 2004, and German, formed a duo with the artistic director of the Orchestra, Pascal Lefeuvre, and co-founded the Symphonia Quartet, iberian hurdy gurdy quartet, with Rafael Martin, Marc Egea and Pascal Lefeuvre.
In 1999 he was awarded the Gold Award Cluster music for his work gathering and dissemination of traditional music.
In 2004 he created his own label, ephemeral productions, alongside Fernando Fuentes, which has been given special attention to projects like Marc Egea zanfonistas or Matthias Loibner.
In 2005, he was elected to represent Castilla and Leon in the edition of PopKomm Berlin, the most important record fair the Central European market.
In 2006, he was chosen to represent Spain in the 27th edition of the Festival of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the entity that brings together all public broadcasters on the continent, held in Finland.
In November 2008, classic RNE, dedicated a program on the hurdy-gurdy, live from the Juan March Foundation in Madrid.
In 2009 he was elected by the Spanish Embassy to represent our country at the prestigious European Jazz Nights in Oslo.
His album Popular Music of the Civil War -dúo of hurdy-gurdy and guitar-, in collaboration with Antonio Bravo, was chosen as the second best album of 2009 by Cuadernos de Jazz, and best international album by veteran Japanese magazine Jazz Tokyo.
Award for Best Soundtrack at the Short Film Festival Row, by Article 349, 2009.