Rainer Brunn was born in Bamberg, Germany in 1960. From 1984-1988 he studied guitar with Kurt Hiesl at the Meistersinger Conservatory in Nuremberg. Brunn started composing in 1988 and studied privately with Carlo Domeniconi in 1992. He has been teaching at the City of Bamberg Music School since 1985 and was an instructor at the University of Bamberg from 1988-1993. He has been performing concerts as a soloist and as a member of various ensembles since 1990.