Ralf Bauer, born in Bonn, studied composition, classical Guitar, Renaissance and Baroque lute at the Cologne Academy of Music. He also completed his training in Asian temple instruments and percussion. Concert tours led him to China, Italy, France, Portugal and again and again to Spain, the motherland of the guitar. There he performed to large audiences pieces like the "Passacaglia" and the "Sonata Andalucia", a homage to the Spanish and Arabic musical culture.
As a composer, he is listed under the name Ralf Bauer-Mörkens. His compositions can be heard in the children's film "Dwarf Nose", "Malcolm in the Middle" and "Auf der Brücke von Tod und Leben" (first broadcast ZDF 2016). He has composed pieces for Professor Hans Werner Huppertz, Fabricio Mattos, Charles Postlewate, the Munich Guitar Quartet, Colonia guitar quartet, The Coda Duo, Duo CordAria and Duo ReCuerda. For his contribution at an international composition competition on the sequence of notes "B-A-C-H", he was awarded the first prize.