Markus Wach is a multi-instrumentalist, based in Germany. The focus of his musical work is on the folkloristic and improvisational traditions of the Middle East and Central Asia. He plays a set of rare traditional musical instruments from all over the world with a great emphasis on string instruments, bowed and plucked. One of his main goals is to keep dying traditions of different musical cultures alive and use them to create a unique musical language for his compositions and improvisations.