Yesterday I got lost in the beauty of Swiss lakes and ships...mathias and I had a late flight and decided to take the afternoon off and the boat from Rapperswil back to Zürich all across the Lake Zurich...: ) But I should probably start one year ago in Ittingen when we first met Philipp Bachofner and Brita Ostertag through our dear friend and extraordinary pianist Oliver Schnyder who had invited us to play our „Winter Journey“ in Ittingen. Philipp and Brita, both of them wond
The first of November is a special public holiday in Austria called “Allerheiligen“ followed by „Allerseelen“ on the second of November. It is a time spent with family remembering the ones who are not with us anymore. Playing the songs of Schuberts Winterreise during this time makes a lot of sense and we had the chance to do so at „Oval“ in Salzburg. Thank you to wonderful Miss Margret Stronegger for inviting us to play at this beautiful venue. This time with us Mister Mario
„Rotfarb“ in Uznach is a very special venue with very special people aaaand very very special food!!! The Vienna Art Orchestra had played there many times and leading lady Barbara and mathias have known each other for quite some time. Thank you Barbara for the continuing trust and support! Our hotel was in Rapperswil (15 min by car from Uznach) and I have to say this little town is absolutely charming. It has this „Riviera“ touch with the beautiful lake and the original old
To play at Porgy & Bess is always special to me…it is the place where everything started - where we played for the first time in 2013 and I remember it like it was yesterday. At this point thank you to Christoph Huber! It was our 6th time to play at Porgy, it was the 6th of November and it was my birthday : )!It was a sunny and warm!!!November day and I even had time to go for a walk before soundcheck, get ready on the outside and inside for this night : )! I was so nervous
Our last (non official) gig was in trio with Hans somewhere in Upper Austria two weeks ago, with an extended version of all our Rilke songs. Now we were finally back in the original line up to play my poet’s love on two Serbian festivals. Nobody of us ever heard the name Kragujevac (150 km south-east of Belgrade) before - now we do as we loved it from the very beginning! Warm sun light, lively town with thousands of cafes and an exceptionally friendly crew - we even got wate
Train ride with the whole band: mathias, Mario, Hans Ingrid and I, a lot of coffee and laughter...Hans and I decided on a band name for our new secret not yet founded band called „Lia lass die Maus raus“. I tell you more about it as soon as I know more : )!Mario just came back from New York - he played at the Rochester International Jazz Festival with his Interzone and I was excited to play with him again. We arrived in Spital/Drau, and couple of minutes later the incredible
The months, weeks, days before an album premiere are...well...they are crazy and they are everything at once: exciting, scary, exhausting, powerful and full of hope. mathias und I spent all of January preparing the last part of the puzzle: the staging!In between Hardo Gruber (Universal), Andy Orel (graphic designer), mathias and I we were caught up in finishing the booklet for the CD and LP.
So the day of our release concert got closer and closer and mathias had built up so