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Biography

Sheet music book now available on www.nadiabirkenstock.com

Nadia Birkenstock is a folk harp player and singer from Germany.
She started playing the piano at five and discovered the Celtic harp through the Scottish harp duo “Sìleas” (Patsy Seddon, Mary Macmaster).

She received her first vocal training in the USA (Westover School, Connecticut) and afterwards studied voice at the Music Conservatory of Duesseldorf in Germany.

She taught herself to play the Celtic Harp at 16 and attended masterclasses with Kim Robertson (USA), Bill Taylor (Scotland) and others.

During her vocal studies she created her first solo performance program for Celtic harp and voice and has since appeared in concerts all over Europe and in the USA.

Festival appearances include the "Sentmenat International Harp Festial (Barcelona/Spain) the “Rencontres Internationales de la Harpe Celtique” at Dinan (France, Brittany), the “Schlossfestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci” (Berlin), the Venne Folk Festival, Celtic Days Hude, Keltenfest Buchberg (Switzerland).
Nadia has also appeared on tv and radio with WDR, SWR, RBB, France Musiques, Celtic World Radio Australia and others.
She also frequently plays for the Irish Embassies in Cologne, Munich and Frankfurt.

Besides her arrangements of traditional Celtic folk songs and harp tunes, her repertoire also features her own songs and compositions.

Her sheet music book "Celtic Harp & Song, Vol. 1" is coming out in Novembre 2010.

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