Olaf van Gonnissen is known for his concerts with Michael Teuchert in the duo the "Frankfurt guitar". Since 1992 he is a member of the "Mutare Ensemble Frankfurt", since 2003 member of the "World Guitar Ensemble"

Since 1977 he worked at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt and is professor at the University of Music and Theatre in Hamburg.

Olaf van Gonnissen with Chris Burgmann.