Estas Tonne (Ukrainian: Естас Тонне, Russian: Эстас Тонне, born 24 April 1975) is a self-styled "modern day troubadour" who primarily plays the classical guitar in a style derived from Gypsy music.
Tonne was born Stanislav Tonne in Ukraine, Soviet Union, where he spent his first six years. He has German and Jewish ancestry. He took up guitar aged eight. In 1990 his family moved to Israel, where he stopped playing for 11 years. Tonne served six months in Israel Defense Forces. In September 2001 he moved to New York, where he resumed playing guitar, in a duo with a violinist and street musician Michael Shulman. Since then Tonne performs at concerts, conferences, street festivals, yoga, art or other festivals worldwide.
Tonne is vegetarian. Besides Ukraine, Israel and the United States he lived in Mexico, India, France, Germany and Austria, and he rarely stayed more than one year in one place as an adult. Besides guitar he can play flute.
The following albums and singles are available for free download on his website:
2002: Black and White World
2004: Dragon of Delight
2008: 13 Songs of Truth
2009: Bohemian Skies
2011: Place of the Gods
2012: Live in Odeon (2011)
2012: The Inside Movie
2013: Internal Flight (Guitar Version)
2013: Internal Flight (Live at Gara Vasara)
2014: The Song of the Butterfly (Estas Tonne,Istvan Sky Kék Ég, Pablo Arellano)(Single)
2016: Rebirth of a Thought: Between Fire & Water (single)
2016: Cosmic Fairytale: Dimensions (single)
2016: Elemental (Who Am I?!) (Estas Tonne, La Familia Cosmic) (single)
2016: Cuban Rhapsody (Estas Tonne, Dimitri Artemenko) (single)
2016: Divine Smile (Estas Tonne, Dimitri Artemenko) (single)
2016: When Words are Wind (Estas Tonne,Joseph Pepe Danza, Netanel Goldberg,Mitsch Kohn) (single)
2016: Mother of Souls (Estas Tonne & One Heart Family) (108 min)
Estas Tonne's channel on YouTube
Estas Tonne on the BBC