Studio musician: Ethnic winds

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Sandro Friedrich is a studio musician who plays over 200 different flutes and other wind instruments from all over the world (duduk, fujara, didgeridoo, low whistle, tin whistle, bass flute, traverse flute, soprano sax, jews harp, bag pipes, etc.)

As a studio musician Sandro has recorded with musicians such as Andreas Vollenweider and Tina Turner. He has recorded for numerous international films, video games and CDs with composers including Howard Shore, Mychael Danna, Atli Oervarsson, Shigeru Umebayashi and many others.
His musical styles vary from film music and world music to rock, folk and pop. He also plays live in various bands and combinations, including Andreas Vollenweider's 2011 live band.
He has performed as an orchestral soloist for presentations of film music, including an international debut performance of Howard Shore's "Lord of the Rings Symphony and performances of the music of Shigeru Umebayashi under the direction of Dirk Brossé at various international film festivals.
As musician and composer his strength lies in the originality and passion of his melodic lines, the power of his rhythmic grooves and his ability to competently and flexibly support diverse musical atmospheres. His technical knowledge also enables recording jobs via internet in addition to traditional studio work.

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AllMusic verified credits for Sandro Friederich
  • Andreas Vollenweider
  • Andreas Vollenweider

8 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Ramgopal K.

    Sandro gave a very good performance on Duduk for my movie song.
    Will work again with Sandro.

  2. Review by sofia v.

    Sandro is a great person to work with! Very patient and professional. Definitely recommend to everyone!

  3. Review by Ramgopal K.

    Sandro gave an amazing performance for the Duduk part in my movie song. He was super-responsive and the turnaround time was an unbelievable <1 day.

  4. Review by Philippe Q.

    I had a great time to work with Sandro of power flute
    very comprehensive sensitive and friendly Musician I would recommend him for professional and very competent collaboration

  5. Review by Ramgopal K.

    He gave an accurate rendition of the score with a quick turn-around.

  6. Review by Michael D.

    Had a great experience working with Powerflute! Very talented and intuitive. I sent a basic piano backing track for a celtic-inspired song and received a beautifully-embellished piece with uellian pipes and low/ high ethnic flutes. Perfect! Thank you Sandro!

  7. Review by Ran Z.

    Amazing player and a really nice person. was patient and answered all my needs. very recommended.

  8. Review by Michael B.

    Sandro really came through with a bagpipe performance that was truly ready for mixing. It was a fantastic recording on all levels!

Interview with Powerflute

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: Andreas Vollenweider: CD Book of Roses. I provided overtone flute lines which just created very special athmosheres.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: "Breadwinner", an animation movie with composers Jeff and Mychael Danna, executive producer Angelina Jolie.

  5. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  6. A: short turn around time, high reliability, ready-to-use tracks

  7. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  8. A: To dive into the emotionality of the most diverse athmospheres in music productions.

  9. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  10. A: For over 30 years I have been working with instruments and music of many cultures. My skills have grown to include a spectrum of over 200 different wind instruments.

  11. Q: How would you describe your style?

  12. A: World, Film music, Ethno

  13. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  14. A: Film music, Game music, CD productions

  15. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  16. A: My strength lies in the originality and intensity of my melodic lines, the power of my rhythmic grooves and my ability to competently and flexibly support diverse musical atmospheres with more than 200 different ethnic wind instruments.

  17. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  18. A: Typically composers send me orchestral playbacks over which I record ethnic wind instruments in my home studio.


  • FluteAverage price - $100 per song
  • BagpipeAverage price - $100 per song
  • SaxophoneAverage price - $100 per song
GenresSounds Like
  • Andreas Vollenweider and Band
Gear Highlights
  • Mic Neumann TLM 103
  • Preamp Daking Pre One
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  • Billy Lynn's Long Halftime WalkAug 16, 2017

    February 2017: Mychael Danna / Jeff Danna: "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk", a film by Ang Lee, with Kristen Stewart and Vin Diesel,US 2016. I play Ney flute.

  • BreadwinnerAug 16, 2017

     August 2017: "Breadwinner"; animation movie. Executive producer: Angelina Jolie. Music by

    Jeff & Mychael Danna. I play ethnic flutes. In the cinemas in fall 2017.