During his artistic career, the Berlin guitarist Klaus-Michael Krause has made a name for himself that is recognized in expert circles not only in Germany but beyond its borders as well. He studied in Berlin at the Conservatory, at the former College of Music and at the Free University. His teachers were Erich Bürger und Gerhard Tucholsky. Under the guise of a master class he received instruction from the distinguished English guitarist Julian Bream and furthermore has attended master classes given by Xavier Hinojosa and Vladimir Mikulka.
In 1968 he made his debut at the International Guitar Festival in Castella Mare di Stabia. In 1979 he played in front of a sold-out audience at the concert hall of the Berlin College of Arts. Numerous concerts, radio and TV productions in Germany, Holland, Italy and Spain followed during which he worked with famous orchestras and choirs (The Monteverdi Choir in Hamburg, The Ernst Senf Chamber Orchestra in Berlin, The North German Radio Symphony Orchestra, The Ensemble Negativa in Frankfurt etc.). He has also been called to serve as a jury member at regional and international courses. Klaus-Michael Krause teaches at the College of Arts in Berlin.