viernes, 7 de enero de 2011


Kristian Schultze, born 21 January 1945 is the son of Norbert Schultze, the composer of "Lili Marleen", and Iwa Wanja, a famous actress and singer in her time.

He grew up in Hamburg, Rio de Janeiro and Berlin, and got his musical education at Konservatorium and Musikhochschule Berlin, Wiener Akademie and Jazzschool Graz. He moved to Munich in 1968 where he worked as composer, arranger, producer and musician for various artists, for movies, TV and theater.

As a keyboard player, he joined the group Passport of Klaus Doldinger in 1973 and recorded the albums "Looking Thru", "Cross Collateral", "Infinity Machine" and "Iguacu" with them. They undertook tours of Asia, United States, Australia and Brazil and, of course, in Germany. In 1977, he left the band and played in the group "Snowball" with Curt Cress (dr), Dave King (b) and Roy Albrighton, the former leadsinger with NEKTAR.

Jackie Carter (Nemorin)-Peter Bischof-Kristian Schultze

In 1979, Kristian and Michael Holm started the studio project "Cusco". They have produced 22 albums and semi-albums so far, and consistently chart near the top of the new age charts.

In 1985, he and his wife moved to the Bavarian country, where they rented a house in a small village facing the Bavarian alps. He built his second D.I. studio in that house and continued to work as composer, arranger, sounddesigner and keyboard-soloist for dozens of national and international artists. Since 1986, Kristian has studied computer theory, learned some computer languages, and became a beta tester for software companies in Germany. Some of his ideas made their way into major studio programs like Notator. Since 1988, Kristian has been practicing meditation techniques, and from 1990 until 1993 he was a student in breath therapy (HAKOMI method). Through the inspiration of his wife Birgid, who during the years has become a healing specialist, Kristian is trying to integrate his experiences into his compositions.

His last two solo albums "Colours of Inner Peace" and "Born to Breathe", both released 1996 under the GIB label, give examples of this new way of music writing, and his constant work with Michael Holm and Cusco also reflect some of these compositional developments.

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