Ralf Mrutzek was born in 1957. He studied music at the University of Oldenburg, Germany with Bjoern Collel, Michael Sagmeister, Wayne Krantz and Professor Albert Aigner. He now serves as head of the guitar and popular music department at the Wittmund District Music School. He is the musical director and arranger for "Guitar Club", a guitar ensemble specializing in music from John Dowland to Bill Evans. He also does session work on acoustic guitar for various artists.