BEHIND CLOSED DOORS - Thorsten Quaeschning & Gäste


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The "Behind Closed Doors"-Sessions out of Berlin, Germany are unique and extraordinary.

 Thorsten Quaeschning welcomes to this session:



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 Shir-Ran Yinon (ISR)

daughter of the internationally renowned conductor Israel Yinon (1956-2015.
Shir-Ran comes originally from the world of classical music. She started playing the violin at age 9 and later studied viola with Avshalom Sarid at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.
She studied composition with Prof. Oded Zehavi and Prof. Eitan Steinberg at the University of Haifa, at which she has received several awards.

From Classical Music to Pop and Rock through Folk and Metal - Shir-Ran Yinon is a versatile and multifaceted musician. As performer on violin, electric violin and viola, singer, as well as composer and arranger - she doesn't set any musical boundaries.
On the violin Shir-Ran is known for her expressive and virtuoso playing along with her wide stylistic range and improvisation skills. She performs internationally with well-known rock and metal acts, including legendary British rock band „NEW MODEL ARMY“ since 2014 and Swiss folk-metal band „ELUVEITIE“ during 2015-2016.

As a guest-violinist and singer she has shared the stage with artists like Schandmaul, Haggard, Epica, Calexico, The Eden House, Söhne Mannheims, Letzte Instanz, Die Zöllner, Engerling and Krayenzeit. She has also accompanied Evanescence, 2Cellos, Gregory Porter and Santiano's MTV Unplugged at orchestral shows and appeared on TV with Johnny Logan, Herbert Grönemeyer, Revolverheld and the band of The Voice of Israel.

Shir-Ran has performed in over 30 countries on 5 continents, including shows at major festivals like the famous Wacken Open Air. She is also an experienced studio musician and has recorded for Delain, Cellar Darling, Leah, Suidakra, Ingrimm and many others, often writing the solo-parts and string arrangements herself.

She is based in Leipzig, Germany.


The Host:
Thorsten Quaeschning (GER)

is a composer, multi-instrumentalist and musical director who played and composed on more than 120 albums worldwide with different artists including 75 albums (albums, compilations, live-albums) with TANGERINE DREAM.

He composed the original soundtrack for “CARGO” (USA/2018), “LETTERS FROM LIBYA, (Libya & Germany) and  “REMNANTS” (UK/2013).

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   - TANGERINE DREAM 2005 - today
   - PICTURE PALACE MUSIC 2003 - today
   - MINORY 1994 - 2003

   - Brian May (QUEEN),
   - Jean Michel Jarre,
   - Edgar Fröse,
   - Schiller / Christopher von Deylen,
   - Hans Joachim Roedelius,
   - Ulrich Schnauss,
   - Paul Frick,
   - Franz Bargmann,
   - Greenman

Thorsten is based in Berlin, Germany.


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