Tanzil was born in 1963 in Jakarta, Indonesia and began playing the guitar at age 14. He began studies at the College of the Arts in Berlin in 1983. Tanzil graduated there in 1988 and received his artist's certificate with honors in 1991. During his studies, Tanzil took part in numerous international master classes with figures such as Javier Hinojosa, Vladimir Mikulka, Manuel Barrueco, Roberto Aussel and Angelo Gilardino. In 1989 he won first prize at the "24. Concorso Internazionale La Conquista della Chitarra Classica" in Milan, Italy. As a performer, he has toured through many countries in Europe and Asia. In addition to solo performances, Tanzil has given concerts with various orchestras where he performed guitar concertos by, for example, Giuliani, Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Rodrigo. Tanzil captivates during his concerts through his sensitive musical concept, phrasing and virtuosity. It's therefore no surprise that his four CDs to date have garnered a very positive response.