Hello, my name is Ernesto Schnack, and I’m a german/panamanian composer and guitarist currently living in Berlin.

While I’m focusing on my solo guitar music at the moment, I also like to keep myself busy with other things, like Death and the Maiden, my classical/metal crossover project.

If you live in Berlin, I also offer private guitar lessons. More info at Guitar Uni.

My current artist bio:


Ernesto Schnack

Combine the hauntingly beautiful sounds and guitar-work of Michael Hedges with Tool’s dark polyrhythms, and you start to get an idea of where Ernesto Schnack is coming from. His music is a blend of bittersweet melodies, polyethnic grooves and metal-influenced intensity, all channeled through his acoustic guitar.

After releasing his first solo album, Wood, and working with various rock and jazz bands in his native Panama, Ernesto decided to relocate to Berlin and start from scratch. This meant sitting alone with his guitar and exploring various influences, finding his own unique voice along the way.

Ernesto is currently recording a new solo guitar album which he is releasing on a song-by-song basis. It can be downloaded for free at music.ernestoschnack.com.