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Fabiana Striffler

Germany Berlin
Main specialization: Violin voice / mandolin / composition
Universität der Künste Berlin Hans Eisler Berlin Jazz Institut Berlin
Native language: german Other languages: english, spanish, french, italian

Fabiana is one of the most exciting violinists to emerge onto the jazz scene in years! Her playing is the perfect combination of soulfulness, surprise, a beautiful sound and great technique! Ken Peplowski, New York

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 first years she spent with her lovely family in Italy, and discovered at an early age her strong interest in arts and music.

2022 she got nominated for the german jazz award.
Her debut album Mahagoni was nominated by Deutschlandfunk Kultur in the category of “Best Album of the Year”. Her second album Sweet And So Solitary is considered “revolutionary in jazz“ by Zitty magazine. Regarding her current album Archiotíc (2021), Deutschlandfunk said: "More consistently than ever, she crosses stylistic boundaries, allowing virtuosity and humour to dance around each other in composition and performance in a way that is rarely heard." Radio Bremen2 describes her as one of the "most sought-after violinists in German jazz and pop".

Her music is supported by Initiative Musik gGmbH.
Furthermore she is selected this year as artist in residence at the Cite International des Arts in Paris.
In 2016, she was awarded a New York scholarship. A year earlier she received the Elsa Neumann scholarship for composition and performance with a modern and improvising string quartet. She was supported for many years by the Yehudi Menuhin association.

She has performed at venues such as the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Konzerthaus Berlin, Filharmonie Brno CZ, Le Palais des Congrès de Paris FR, Sunset Paris FR, Jazz Dock Prague, JazzFest Brno CZ, Baltic Circle Festival Helsinki FI, MusicFestival Royal Lazienki PL, Ear to the Ground-Festival BE and many more.

She has toured worldwide in over 20 countries and collaborated in a number of studio, radio, theater, opera and film productions. She currently works with oscar award winner Hildur Guðnadóttir and is considered both, a brilliant violinist and a robust fiddler.

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