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Claudia Schwab

Claudia Schwab is an originally Austrian fiddle player and composer, who lives and works in Ireland. As musician of the world, in her music she amalgamates different traditions and styles such as traditional Austrian, Irish, Classical Indian, Swedish and Eastern European folk.

Her musical journeys brought her to Egypt, California, Italy, Slovenia, India, New York, Moldavia, Transnistria, Sweden, Germany and Hungary, as part of orchestras and bands as well as touring her solo project.
Since having completed her BA in music and psychology in 2012 and an MA in ethnomusicology at UCC in 2013, she works as a freelance musician.
Current projects include collaborations with Austrian string-trio Netnakisum (AUT), Irish Indie band Tucan and their brass string ensemble (IRE), german Jazz legend Matthias Schriefl, the Cork Gamelan orchestra (IRE) and Kate Young (SCT& AUT: Kate& the Austrian). Her debut solo album Amber Sands was released in April 2014.

(Photo by Julia Wesely)