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Köttler Waltraud

General Information

Year of Birth:  1971
Date of Birth:  2. December 1971

Singer and composer who studied jazz voice teaching at Anton Bruckner University in Linz. She was an instructor at Konservatorium Wien University for 16 years and currently teaches at the Jazzseminar Dornbirn. She does vocal coaching and leads ensembles at “JIMS,” the Workshop for Jazz and Improvised Music in Salzburg.


PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation

jazz voice teaching

jazz voice

vocal coaching with Ann Marie Moss

lessons with Sainko Namtschilak (overtone singing) and Lauren Newton (free improvisation)

lessons in interpretation

lessons in holistic vocal education



lecturer for 16 years

Jazzseminar Dornbirn: teacher

Summer Studies for Jazz & Improvised Music Salzburg (JIMS): vocal coach and ensemble leader

Swiss Jazz School Bern: guest lecturer

guest lecturer

workshop leader at the holistic voice workshop for actors and dancers

workshop leader at the summer academy Zakynthos

Performances (Selection)


performances in the Hubbard Recital Hall


performances in South Africa


television portrait

voice for the radio play "my private show" by Eberhard Petschinka

"Bones", performance with Anita Kaya (dance)

premiere of works by contemporary composers for voice and strings with the Janus String Quartet


PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation

Youngsters of Art-Award

Description of Style

Her creative musical doings are marked by stylistic diversity. These include folk music, electronic music, pop, jazz, improvised music and ethnic music. Her own songs (in English and in the Viennese dialect of German) feature personal expressivity, intimacy and magic – it's about "how" and not about "what".

Discography, Projects



2013: "Liebe oder lieber nicht" EP (die Wohnzimmeredition)

2007: "Brilanza" Album mit Huw Warren und Peter Herbert (Extraplatte)

2001: "Innermusic meets the outside" Album mit Andreas Thaller (Extraplatte)

"The four Elements" CD Mitwirkung von Jens Winther, David Liebman/Kopenhagen

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