Ottmar Liebert, a German-born composer and guitarist and his band Luna Negra, first gained popularity performing and recording music albums in a "Nouveau Flamenco" style in 1989. Since then Ottmar has received five Grammy nominations and has become one of the most successful instrumental artists of the past decade, thrilling audiences throughout the world while releasing a catalog of classic recordings. Ottmar's incredible global success on a musical level often seems like a simple outgrowth of his cultural background and powerful wanderlust in his formative years. Born in Cologne, Germany to Chinese-German father and Hungarian mother, he began playing guitar at 11, and traveled extensively through Europe and Asia intent on fully absorbing each musical tradition he encountered. After pursuing his Rock and Roll dreams first in his native Germany and then in Boston, he settled in Santa Fe, New Mexico and founded Luna Negra.