Ralf has been a professional guitarist for more than 30 years.
Studies at the Guitar Institute Of Technology (G.I.T.) in Los Angeles, USA
Classical education at the University of Hildesheim
Musical activities as live and studio musician
Official Ibanez Artist since 1998
Official Cort acoustic guitar artist since 2019
Endorser(demonstrator) for Mesa Boogie, Marshall, Ovation
Release of several own music CDs
Over 1.000000 clicks on YouTube
Over 1000 live performances/workshops/clinics etc.
More info: click on the BiographyFrom the press
"Playfully at home in the upper league like Vai, Satriani, Lukather, but still with his own style."
"Guitar solos on maximum warp."
"His playing commutes between rock, blues, fusion and crossover with a lot of pressure."
"Mature tone with sure instinct and headstrong sound."
Ralf has been an official Ibanez artist since 1999 with 6 custom models made especially for him.
Guitar duo Hannover
Virtuoso acoustic guitar music for every occasion
Ralf Sommerfeld and Gunnar Hofmann present instrumental guitar music of the extra class in their duo.
Through their various musical influences they present music ranging from jazz, Latin, pop, flamenco to classical music. The repertoire of this extraordinary guitar duo includes original compositions as well as interpretations of well-known melodies.
For high-quality instrumental guitar music, whether for concerts, company events, bar jazz, private parties or weddings, these two guitarists are guaranteed the right choice for you.
The guitar duo Hannover was founded in 2012.
Already after one session it was clear:
The jazzy, virtuoso and incredibly musical guitar style of Gunnar Hofmann harmonizes perfectly with the technically extraordinary flamenco guitar style of Ralf Sommerfeld. The two guitarists convince live by a diverse, stylistically varied program which is presented with extraordinary joy of playing. Due to their top-class virtuosity they effortlessly interpret titles in the style of Al di Meola or Chick Corea. Joachim Schütte from Hannover is also used as a trio partner or for an alternative line-up. They have all been professional guitarists for over 30 years. This experience on and with the guitar, their love for guitar music and the fun they all have playing live, makes every concert of these remarkable guitarists a special experience.
References: VW , Gosch , Aspria, Media in Res. Audio Coop , Skoda , Musikmesse Frankfurt etc.
Since 2009 Ralf has been teaching at Stephansplatz 2a in Hannover. The Guitar School Hannover has a high customer satisfaction with a Google rating of 5.0. For more information about guitar lessons with Ralf Sommerfeld click on www.guitar-school-hannover.de
Here are some of Ralf's lessons in the past: