Katharina Müther - the voice between cultures
With her voice and accordion she is constantly on the way to meet people of different cultures and to learn from them, focussing on music that touches her heart. And it’s exactly this she aims to put across on stage and in the work with her students.
She has been deeply touched by and involved with Jewish and Gipsy music since her childhood, and therefore she decided to study piano, voice and guitar at Freiburg Music Academy, as well as Russian language at Freiburg University; graduation in 1981.
She has appeared in various radio and TV-programs (national and international,
e.g. Studs Terkel at WFMT Chicago), worked at Mannheim Staatstheater in 1992/93
as stage musician in „Ghetto“ by Joshua Sobol and is now touring all over
Germany, in Europe East and West, Africa and the US. Together with her husband, she lives near Freiburg im Breisgau (Black Forest).
Katharina loves teaching - both individually and in workshops - Yiddish and
Sephardic music, focussing on learning by ear, and - if required - improvisation, and
arrangement of songs.
Since 2003 she has been part of the faculty in Yiddish Summer Weimar, together
with her duo partner Roswitha Dasch of Duo Wajlu (violin), with program director Dr. Alan Bern from Cincinnati, Ohio, and many internationally estimated musicians.
Katharina was invited to Kansas City in April 2016 to cooperate with the Ensemble Shir
Ami in the project „Jewish Soul – A Musical Journey from Shtetl to Stage“.