A short biography

2011/2012

Commisioned for original compositions by the "Initiative Musik des Bundes"

2008 /09

Commisioned for original compositions by the Landesmusikrat NRW

2007

Scholarship at the Künstlerhaus Lukas, Ahrenshoop/Ostsee, Germany

2005

NDR Radio Big Band Commission, Germany, Hamburg

2004

Scholarship Nairs, Art in Engadina Bassa, Switzerland

2003

Scholarship Music Program Art Omi, New York, USA

2002

Julius Hemphill Composition Awards for Large Ensemble, USA

2001/02

Composition Award > jazzart NRW-New Music in the 21st century

1999

Scholarship > BMI Composers Program in NYC.
Studied with Jim McNeely, Maria Schneider, Michael Abene in NYC und
George Russell in Boston

1998/99/2000

Member of the International Big Band Composers/ Instrumentalists Festival Vancouver, Canada
with Hugh Fraser, Slide Hampton, Graham Collier, Phil Nimmons.

1995

Scholarship >>jazz&literatur NRW  1997 Studied in Canada at the >>Banff Centre for the Arts.

Since 1992

Founding and co-leading of the > United Women´s Orchestra further projects: Duo Kontrasax, Christina Fuchs Quartett ‘No Tango',
NoTango&Strings, Lagash, Blue Art Orchestra, Soundscapes of Home

Since 1987

She works as saxophonist, clarinetist, conductor and composer in diverse ensembles that cover new music, theatre music, improvised music and jazz. She got commissions for theatre music and film scores, radio- and tv productions.CD releases

1987-90

Studied Saxophone with Frank Gratkowski/ Cologne, Steve Lacy/ Berlin, Joachim Ullrich/ CologneStudies of Compostion, Jazzharmony and Arrangement with Joachim Ullrich und Siegfried Koepf, Cologne

1984-87

Studies of German Literature und History, University of Freiburg

1983

Abitur in Freiburg

1963

born in Munich

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