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!!!

Latest News

JAZZ HOT ANNIVERSAIRE

Jazz Hot Paris is celebrating its 80th birthday and we're gonna be there : )!I see you soon and I can't wait to sing for you!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
You can check out the review of "my poet's love" by Yves Sportis right here: "my poet's love"

 


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Release

On April 17th "my poet's love" (Universal) will be released in CD & Vinyl - in:

United Kingdom
Ireland
Luxembourg

Belgique
Deutschland

Schwiiz


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New Tunes

Check out four of the sixteen tunes of our new album MY POET'S LOVE: The Better Ones with a powerful solo of "the one and only" Thomas Gansch, Earnest Hour - a ballad - with a delicate contribution from "shooting star" Mario Rom, Seven Pages Of Loneliness - a tiny lovely suite ...


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Latest Blog Posts

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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to blog or not to blog # 18, 22.02.2015

Whiplash 

Die gleichnamige Komposition Whiplash im 7/8 von Hank Levey, die er für das Don Ellis Orchestra geschrieben hatte, ist der Titel dieses Filmes, in dem es um pädagogischen Sadismus (im Jazz) geht. Sieht man einmal von den großartigen Leistungen der zwei Protagnonisten Miles Teller, der ...


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to blog or not to blog # 17, 15.02.2015

Grammy gegen Eurovision Song Contest: 85 zu 1!

Es liegt in der Natur des Menschen, vor allem der Männer, sich mit anderen zu messen. Das funktioniert z.B. im Sport, bei dem es ausschließlich um messbare objektive Kriterien geht, bestens. In der Kunst funktioniert das erwartungsgemäß weniger gut ...


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Press

Line Up

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

Let Her Sing

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)

Footprints Can't Be Seen - gone too far

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