LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
Kirchheim / Teck
DATE OF BIRTH
Efa Hoffmann was born in southern Germany. As a child, she began her musical education in flute, flute and piano. In a chamber ensemble she played successfully as a flutist at „Jugend musiziert“ competitions. Efa performed in various orchestras and choirs, including the choir of the Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele. In addition, she was entrusted with the direction of various choirs and youth orchestras.
She has been working as a freelance singer and improvisation musician since her vocal studies and master classes at the State Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Stuttgart, with Shong-Ho Shin, Helene Schneiderman, Montserrat Caballé and Brigitte Fassbaender. She was a participant in several international singing competitions. In 2003 she was a finalist and winner of the Audience Award of the International Korean Song Singing Competition in Berlin and traveled to Korea for the following concert tour. Since 2015 Efa Hoffmann has been working in her own projects for many years on the redesign and reconstitution of song art in a contemporary context. In scenic or performative performances, she works on the detachment of classical music from ritualization. A cross-border interweaving with experimental musical design, free visual and performing art forms allows a new experience and an access to the emotional, near human liveliness and drama both in lyric and in composition. In the last years, she took part in workshops for solo-performance with Andrew Morish and David Moss. Working with visual and performing artists has become an important part of her work.
WHO I AM
I'm a Berlin based musician artist, improvisor and curator for cross-art project
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