Gifted Planet - Earth's got Talent. Estas Tonne

Estas Tonne (Ukraine)

Estas is a "modern day troubadour" who plays the classical guitar (he also plays the flute) in a style derived from Gypsy music. He was born in Ukraine in 1984.

At age six, in 1990, his family moved to Israel. He took up guitar aged eight.  In September 2001 he moved to New York, where he resumed playing guitar, in a duo with a violinist and street musician Michael Shulman (see video). Besides Ukraine, Israel and the United States he has also lived in Mexico, India, France, Germany and Austria. Presently he performs at concerts, conferences, street festivals, yoga, art and other festivals worldwide.

My attention was drawn to him by DoubleDare Artist, Mandeep
Estas Tonne, portrait by Mandeep Birdy
Birdy, whose portrait of him, included here, so ably captures his intensity. I was so impressed by the man and his music I just had to give him a slot in the Gifted Planet feature, for he is indeed a truly gifted artist and performer.

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