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 - in the middle of my poet’s love

Latest News

1,2,3, GO! 6.-10.12.2014

I’VE GOT YOU BOTH UNDER MY SKIN

Whenever I sing and record an album, I put myself out there, I’m aware of  making myself vulnerable. I take a step and I have no idea where it will take me. It feels lonely and liberating at the same time ...


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Bratislava Jazz Days, 25.10.2014

The ship was supposed to leave at 9:00 but when mathias got there...there was no ship due to flood...so change of plans: Fabian, mathias and I went by train! And after a little while we arrived in Bratislava and we got taken care of immediately. We were ...


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Latest Blog Posts

to blog or not to blog # 15, 16.01.2015

Je suis Charlie, je suis la liberté, je suis l’éducation et je suis l’individu!

Im Großen und Ganzen empfinde ich Statements von Kulturschaffenden zur Politik etwa so überflüssig wie Statements von Politikern zur Kunst . Nachdem sich die Attentate in Paris aber gegen hauptsächlich die Kreativbranche ...


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to blog or not to blog # 14, 31.12.2014

Von der Ektase zur Askese (und zurück?)
Wie ich durch Zufall Asket wurde.

Ein Sprichwort meint, der Weg zur Hölle sei mit guten Vorsätzen gepflastert.Das würde ich auch so sehen. Besonders in diesen Tagen sind Vorsätze sinnlos und kontraproduktiv, da sollte man lieber feiern ...


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to blog or not to blog # 13, 24.12.2014

Das nie erschienene Vorwort.

Vor zwei Jahren hatte mich der brilliante Jazzkritiker Peter Rüedi gebeten, für die Herausgabe seiner 1522 Albumrezensionen - Peter Rüedi, Stolen Moments - Echtzeitverlag - ein Vorwort zu schreiben. Das hatte ich auch gerne getan! Peter hingegen war gar nicht begeistert von meiner zweiwöchigen Arbeit ...


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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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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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I tripped on almost every stone

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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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Follow My Teardrops

The Numbers And The Dates

Frozen Tears

Ghost Light's Game

Footprints Can't Be Seen

Gone Too Far

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