Luise VolkmannGermany Cologne
Luise Volkmann is Cologne-based musician. She studied saxophone, composition and musicology in Leipzig (DE), Paris (FR) and Cologne (DE) and has lived and worked in Germany, France, and Brazil. Her interest in is cooperative ideas, collectives and knowledge from different fields of art and life. She is interested in crossing musical genres and borders.
As a composer her works were first published in 2017 by Edition Leduc. She produced commissioned compositions for the Bauhaus Jubilee Weimar, the Philharmonie Köln, the municipal archive Cologne and the Ensemble machine à trois. In 2020 Volkmann won a composition residency in Montepulciano (IT).
As a saxophonist, Luise Volkmann is active in jazz, free improvisation and new music. She has played concerts in Scandinavia, Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and France, and also staffs her Large Ensemble with European musicians.
In 2020 she won the Kathrin Lemke Prize Darmstadt. In 2021, she won the Horst and Gretl Will Scholarship of the City of Cologne.
Since 2021, Luise Volkmann teaches a mixture of artistic conception and cultural philosophical approaches at the Hochschule Darmstadt in the master "Expander Media".