André was born in Leipzig (Germany), where he began his study of the guitar, playing in Rock and Pop groups.

Curious about Flamenco, he moved to Spain in 1985 and travelled throughout Andalusia studying Flamenco guitar until 1989 when he settled down in Granada.

Since then, he has studied with teachers such as Juan Andrés Maya "Marote", Miguel Angel Cortés, Emilio Maya, Miguel Ochando, José Luis Postigo, Niño De Pura, Enrique De Melchor.

He has accompanied workshops and events with artists such as Enrique el Canastero, Juan Andrés Maya, Mari Paz Lucena, Alvaro Paños, Paco Taranto, Antonio Saavedra and others.

In 2000, he received a scholarship to study the accompaniment of singing from the Fundación Christina Heeren de Arte Flamenco in Sevilla.