ABOUT

“FABIANA STRIFFLER is a very talented violinist who plays directly from the heart. Her beautiful sound is a reflection of herself. Fabiana has a unique balance of keen Intuition and Intellect that allows her to make pure music no matter what creative situation she finds herself in.“ New York 2016, Garry Dial (Grammy “live at the Village Vanguard”)

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Born in Germany in 1988, Fabiana studied Jazz and Classical violin at the University of Arts in Berlin (UdK) and the Conservatory of Music (Hanns Eisler). Her early years she spent with her lovely family in Italy. During her childhood she was encouraged to engage in a variety of artistic and musical activities. By the age of 13 she was performing music styles other than classical, which awakened her interest in improvised music.
Fabiana is both, a brilliant violinist and a robust fiddler.

She learned with Greg Cohen with whom she has maintained a musical collaboration and a close friendship above all since the beginning of her studies, Mark Feldman, Carla Kihlstedt, Ken Peplowski, Andy Statman, Garry Dial, John Hollenbeck, Kurt Rosenwinkel, David Friedman, Stephan Braun, Ulrich Bartel, Stephan Picard, Dragan Radosavievich and others.

Awards

2018 supported by Initiative Musik gGmbH with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.
2018 Under the category “Best Album” of the year her debut-album “Mahagoni” is nominated for the VIA Award by Deutschlandfunk Kultur.
2016
 “New York City-scholarship” with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture.
2016 “Yehudi Menuhin Association” scholarship with “Fabiana Striffler Trio”.
2015 “Elsa-Neumann”- scholarship for compositions/performance with an modern and improvising string-quartet.
2015 sponsorship for “Fabiana Striffler Trio” by the Berlin Senate for artistic affairs.
2014 Successfully she finished her Bachelor degree at the University of Arts (UdK) Jazz-Institut Berlin.
2013 Winner of the jury-prize with “La Roman de la Rose” at 100 Grad Festival Berlin.
2013-2018 “Yehudi Menuhin Association” scholarship.

Concert Halls

Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Konzerthaus Berlin DE, Filharmonie Brno CZ, Le Palais des Congrès de Paris FR, Jazzfest Berlin, Volksbühne Berlin, Kampnagel Hamburg, Heimathafen Berlin, Hebbel am Ufer (HAU) DE, Kulturarena, Sunset Paris FR, A-Trane Berlin, Jazz Dock prague, JazzFest Brno CZ, Baltic Circle Festival Helsinki FI, MusicFestival Royal Lazienki PL, Ear to the Ground-Festival BE, Fusion,…

Tour

France, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, Spain, Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Marokko, Island, Finnland, Belgium, Argentina, Uruguay, USA, West-Africa,…

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– With her new single “Black And Purple” in a radio show at “Deutschlandfunk Kultur”, 2018.
– With her new album “Mahagoni” in a one hour radio show at Deutschlandfunk Kultur, Norddeutscher Rundfunk and RBB in 2017.
– With her new album Mahagoni in magazines and newspapers like: Jazzpodium, Jazzthing, Folker, Rhein-Lahn Zeitung, Südkurier,…2017.
– BBC Recordings with Kwabs on “Walk” 2015.
– RBB TV at “Stilbruch” with the Omniversal Earkestra 2015.
– Radio-show at “Sender Berlin” with the Fabiana Striffler Trio 2014.
– Deutschlandradio Kultur with the Omniversal Earkestra 2015.
– TAZ newspaper article “Berlinkultur” about the Omniversal Earkestra 2014.
– “Jazz in Berlin” Book by Rainer Bratfisch, 2013: Omniversal Earkestra, Berlins most unique Bigband.
– BBC Radio 3 Between the Essays: With Faint Dry Sound (1st Dec. 2015).

Given Workshops

– France @ Le Palais des Congrès de Paris – Improvisation At The Work Place
– Germany @ University of the Pop-Arts, HdpK Berlin – The Art Of Violin
– Italy @ Il Doccione, Tuscany together with Prof.Greg Cohen – The Art Of Improvisation
– Belgium @ Koninklijk Conservatorium, Gent – Improvisation based on the music of Igor Stravinsky.

Discography

Fabiana collaborated in over a 40 studio productions.
Recent publications see HERE

Collaborations

Greg Cohen, Sabir Mateen, Quique Sinesi, John Hollenbeck, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Sarah Connor, Vincent Segal, Joey Baron, Perry Robinson, Bajka, Max Weissenfeldt, Lory Goldston, Earl Harvin, Awa Ly, Michael Schiefel, Travis, Kwabs, Kalle Kalima, Charity Children,…

Collaborations in Theater

– Nya Rampen “Worship” FL
– Shadow theater of the “Konzerthaus Berlin”.
– Projects with regisseur and actor “Julian Bisesi.
– “Weißes Rössl” opera production with the artdirection “Landgraf”. 

Social dedication

– Benefit concerts for refugees „Champions Ohne Grenzen“.
– music and shadow theater for children in hospitals, Helios-Klinikum Berlin.
– Concerthouse Berlin, music for children.
– Vacacions with music, with children of the children home “Pestalozzi-Kinderdorf Wahlwies”.
– In cooperation with the “Yehudi Menuhin Verein” she plays at a wide variety of places where she brings music in psychiatrys, to inmates in jail, to children in children´s homes, to refugees and in old peoples homes.
– Music for the “Europäischen Bürgerpreis”.
– Woman in politics “Helene Weber” award.

 

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