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FREDERIKA KRIER was born in Timisoara/Romania and grew up in in Forchheim (Bavaria/Germany). She got her first classical violin lesson at the age of 7, studied among others with Silvia Reichhardt (EMI Erlangen) and took lessons with Uwe Haiberg (UdK Berlin). She started to play early in regional orchestras as concert master and soloist. She also played in many bands of different music styles (folk, gypsy swing, funk, soul, latin, hard rock,...) and took part in musical and film productions. At the age of 18 she discovered the jazz world at a workshop with jazz violinist Jörg Widmoser (Modern String Quartett). Regular lessons with him followed along with workshops with Mic Oechsner, Peter o'Mara, Gregor Hübner, Mark Feldman and Barry Harris. After studying ethnomusicology she entered the jazz department of the UdK Berlin, now Jazz Institut Berlin (JIB), and studied there with musicians like Jerry Granelli, Peter Weniger, Chris Dahlgren, David Friedman, John Hollenbeck and Kurt Rosenwinkel.
Today Frederika Krier is one of the golden names of the next generation of jazz musicians, whether we speak about the European or American scene. She was born in Timisoara, grew up in Germany and settled in the U.S. and will perform on July 22nd....promises to be one of the most exciting moments of the Garana Jazz Festival. (www.tion.ro 2011)
The second day opened with the remarkably fluid show of Frederika Krier Quartetguitarist Peter Meyer, bassist Malte Tonissen and drummer Diego Pineraperforming a homogenous synthesis of jazz, minimalism and world music influences
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