Photographer: Andreas Müller ©

Brauer Timna

General Information

Date of Birth:  1. May 1961
Place of Birth:  Vienna
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Timna Brauer was born in Vienna and grew up between Austria, France and Israel. Her mother is from Yemen, her father is the Austrian painter Arik Brauer.

Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation

jazz singing

musicology, master with "The Voice in Jazz"

studies

master class opera (Simon Baddi)

master classes in Indian singing (Prof. Javheri)

Summer Academy

Le CIM: studies in composition and jazz-singing

Activities

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1985

founded the ensemble, together with her husband Elias Meiri, emphasis on jazz, ethno and chansons

1995

director of the jazz singing department

2005

intensive collaboration for "Kinderlieder aus Europa", "Der kleine Mozart"

2007

participated in the television show Dancing Stars

various children's programs

Performances (Selection)

PeriodPerformanceCompositionOrganisationLocation
1998

to 2000: Interpretation of "Jenny" in the Threepenny Opera, conducted by H.K. Gruber (recordings for BMG, including appearances at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, music triennale Cologne, etc.)

2001

Sommerseebühne Klagenfurt: role of "Evita"

2002

to 2004: major European tour "Voices for Peace" (Palestinians and Israeli)

world premiere "Percussion"

2004

concept of the "Kinderklangwolke"

2007

Summer Festival at Kittsee Palace: Anatevka [Fiddler on the Roof]

Commissions (Selection)

PeriodCommissionCompositionCommissioner (Organisation)Commissioner (Person)
2004

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
2004

GlobArt Innovation Award (together with Elias Meiri) for her work on "Voices for Peace"

2005

European Cultural Foundation: Thies-Knauf cultural award for music (together with Elias Meiri), based on the initiative "Voices for Peace" and the cultural contribution to the promotion of peace, reconciliation and tolerance

Press Reviews

The petite singer, whose mother is from Yemen and father comes from Vienna, had the crowd under control after five minutes: misty, sexy voice in the middle layers, clear in the upper layers - in addition effectively styled gestures and the smile of the Mona Lisa [...] 

Basler Zeitung

 

Nothing about this fusion seems fake, even older Jewish concert visitors sense it as a poignant interpretation of their Lord's Prayer. The younger audience, which knows Timna Brauer from the jazz scene (in 1988 she performed on the same evening as M. Davis and H. Hancock at Montreux) and has no affinity for the Jewish tradition, celebrate the same song because of it's exciting musical combination. This says a lot about the quality of the singer and her musicians [...] 

Der Bund

 

Timna Brauer's multicultural tour
The enchanting voice of Timna Brauer, daughter of the Viennese artist Arik Brauer, always led back into mystical realms. The mood was unique and almost sinister, with colorful costumes, the 35 flickering candles on stage and the special strong, almost passionate devotion with which the ensemble worked themselves up into often strange sounds [...] 

Berliner Morgen Post

 

Again and again, the intelligent built-in tensions between reflection and impetus provide the ideal foundation for the versatile voice of Timna Brauer. Equipped with incredible stage presence, she dances nimbly from one world to another, whether melancholic or with temperament - what remains is grace, charm and authenticity [...] 

Rhein Zeitung Koblenz

 

Timna Brauer's voice: soft and flowing, just as her floor-length red dress and also heavy as thick velvet, presented with a hypnotic charisma, with which this petite woman seduced the audience in Hambach, and even seemed to cope effortlessly with difficult oriental melodies - including the sharp, trilling cries of Bedouin women. Timna Brauer does certainly not solely have to do with her profound classical voice training, but surely also the formative influences of her mother, whose family once emigrated from Yemen to Israel [...] 

Die Rheinpfalz 

 

Timna Brauer had the honor get onto stage after Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock. She was the true discovery of 22nd Montreux Jazz Festival.

Frankfurter Allgemeine 

 

[...] In  memory of many clumsy tries to "jazzify" classical music enough skepticism was present with me - but as it turned out, this was inappropriate. [...] Some adorable melody shine through, however, they once turn out as Blues, then again as a subtly swinging structure, also mixed with some more oriental colourings . [...]

Der Standard

Discography, Projects

Discography:

  • 2014: Ich hab' vielleicht noch nie geliebt (CD)
  • 2013: Der g'schupfte Ferdl geht Taubenvergiften im Park (CD)
  • 2008: Flamenco Judaico (CD)
  • 2007: Reise durch die Weltmusik (CD and audio book)
  • 2006: Der kleine Mozart (CD and audio book)
  • 2005: Wir singen in vielen Sprachen - Kinderlieder aus Europa (CD and audio book)
  • 2001: Voices for Peace (CD)
  • 1997: Chansons et violons (CD)
  • 1996: Tefila-Prayer (CD)
  • 1992: Mozart Anders (CD)
  • 1987: Orient (CD)

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