Nadia Birkenstock (Harp)
Birkenstock was born in Solingen in the north west of Germany.
She started playing the piano at age of five and grew up listening
to lots of classical music. Her first contact with the Celtic harp
happened when she saw the legendary Scottish harp duo "Sileas" perform,
and she instantly fell in love with the sound of the instrument
and the spirit of Celtic Music. Thanks to a scholarship she received
her first vocal training in the States (Westover School, Connecticut)
and afterwards studied voice major at the Music Conservatory of
Duesseldorf in Germany.
TV and radio appearances (German Television SWR, RBB, France Musiques, Celtic World Radio Australia and others). She also frequently plays for the Irish Embassy in Germany. Besides her repetroire of traditional Celtic folk songs and harp tunes, she is also successfully performing her own songs and compositions.
In 2001 her first Solo-Album "Emerald Isles" was
released with a repertoire of celtic music and three of Nadia's
own compositions, followed by "Wandering between the Worlds" (2003)
and "Winter Tales", which will be released by LAIKA-Records in
Octobre 2006. Besides her solo appearances she also likes to duet
with Sebastian Fuhrmann (Percussion, Keyboards, Bouzouki) and the
folk group "Morris
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