About Lia

I was born on the 6th of November in Wels (Upper Austria). My favourite toys were my stuffed animals, I was convinced they were alive. I started to play the piano around 8. My older sister started to play the flute but she didn’t like it very much, she stopped and I took over. For six years I was playing in a brass band in my hometown. I especially liked playing the piano and though I may not have been practicing a lot, I never wanted to stop and continued playing. When I was fourteen I noticed a girl at school who wanted to go to Linz to a school that focused on music and I decided I wanted to go there too. I was fifteen when I started at the Adalbert-Stifter-Gymnasium in Linz. It was an important step for me and I loved this school. My first voice lessons were classical. It was then when I started getting to know my own voice. I knew I wanted to become a singer. I just didn’t know how. There was a girl at school with an incredible voice and I found out that she studied Jazzvocals at the Conservatory and I thought this is what I want to do. After graduation I moved to Vienna applying for different music schools and starting to prepare for the admission tests. After some years of working, some detours, teaching kids and taking lessons at a private conservatory I got into the Universtiy for Music in Vienna when I was 22. I was singing in a Popband called Roh Lex. I left Vienna to study in Gothenburg for a year. I am very grateful for this year, I spend a lot of time by myself and got to know myself a little better. The school, the students and  the teachers were a great inspiration to me and it was in that year when Chet Baker started teaching me and I fell in love with Billie Holiday. I met mathias rüegg at school in Vienna right before I left and our collaboration started immediately. It changed me and my life. I started conscious practicing and I continued struggling with it. I can’t say if I chose him or he chose me, but deep down we both knew it meant a chance for the both of us. My Winterjourney started right there – from Gothenburg – to Franz Schubert – to Gone Too Far. 2012 I signed with Universal. In February 2013 Gone Too Far came out and mathias and I started our journey with Ingrid Oberkanins, Hans Strasser and Fabian Rucker at the Porgy and Bess in Vienna. We toured and continued working and in 2014 I fell in love with two poets – Heinrich Heine and Rainer Maria Rilke. 
That’s where I am right now: my poet’s love - OUT NOW!!!

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Stuttgart (GER), 28. Internationale Theaterhaus Jazztage

We caught the early train at 7:30 from Wien Westbahnhof to Stuttgart. I arrived at the trainstation before mathias got there and I think it was the first time ever that this happenend.
I was half asleep most of the time and in between going through our setlist for ...


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"my poet's love" LIVE

Pictures taken by Andreas Lepsi on the night of our premiere

Come catch us live this Friday : ) in Stuttgart at the 28th International Theaterhaus Jazztage!!!

 


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Latest Blog Posts

to blog or not to blog # 21, 15.04.2015

Was Jazzkeller und das Haevy-Metal-Festival Wacken so alles gemeinsam haben!

Als Frank Zappa 1973 in seinem Be Bop-Tango verkündete, „Jazz is not dead, it just smells funny“, hatte er die Lacher auf seiner Seite. Wenn man sein Werk allerdings aus heutiger Sicht betrachtet, dann kommt einem vieles seltsam abgestanden ...


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to blog or not to blog # 20, 01.04.2015

 

Der Amadeus und seine acht Großartigkeiten!
Böse, aber statistisch richtige Gedanken zum Amadeus 2015!

Die beste Nachricht zuerst: Mozart nannte sich selbst meist Wolfgang Amadé Mozart, deswegen kann er glücklicherweise nicht in Zusammenhang mit folgendem Preis gebracht werden: „Die Amadeus Austrian Music Awards sind der wichtigste österreichische ...


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to blog or not to blog # 19, 17.03.2015

Jazz is (not) dead..

According to Nielsen‘s 2014 Year-End Report, jazz is continuing to fall out of favor with American listeners and has tied with classical music as the least-consumed music in the U.S., after children’s music.*Both jazz and classical represent just 1.4% of total ...


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Ingrid Oberkanins

Percussion

Fabian Rucker

Reeds (gone too far)

Mario Rom

Trumpet (my poet's love)

mathias rüegg

Producer & Piano

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The Stowaway

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Diamonds & Pearls

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Road of no return

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Grey old man

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At others stare, but not at me

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The numbers and the dates

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Bye Bye Blackbird

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I'm Beginning To See The Light

Let Her Sing

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Angel Eyes

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Them There Eyes

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I Tripped On Almost Every Stone

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At Others Stare But Not At Me

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You Will Not Hear Me Leaving

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Road Of No Return

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My Faithful Walking Staff

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IPK

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I Was Doing All Right

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Don't Explain

The Better Ones - my poet's love

Earnest Hour - my poet's love

Seven Pages of Loneliness - my poet's love

Where Begins the Night? - my poet's love

Follow My Teardrops - gone too far

The Numbers And The Dates - gone too far

Ghost Light's Game - live at Rotfarb (CH)

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