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Win, born in Düsseldorf wrote his first piece of music at the age of 9. 

He started playing Accordion and changed to guitar at the age of 15 as an autodidact.


1976 - 1980 Guitarist of Straight Shooter, Streetmark and Octopus.


1981 Win founded together with Jennifer Kowa the Power-Trio THE RADIO.

Ikutaro Kakehashi, president of the ROLAND Company visited a concert of  THE RADIO. He became enthusiastic and invited Win and Jennifer Kowa to become endorsers for the Guitar Synthesizer Systems on stage and at music fairs in Frankfurt and London.

Between 1992 - 2008 8 CDs were released. You can also find the music of Win Kowa on many compilations like Cafe del Mar, Cafe del Sol and special editions with artists like Dido, Vangelis, Kitaro, Mike Oldfield and Andy Summers. 

Win and Jennifer Kowa went on producing TV-Spots for international campaigns and achieved awards like:                                    The Gold Comprix in London, the Golden Award of Montreux, Finalist of the Golden Globe in New York.


2018 they remaster all CDs of Win Kowa / KOWA  for RougeRecords.


In June 2018 the CD "Slow Down" of Jennifer Kowa was released.