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Katharina Springer (née Bürger) was born in 1968 and is the daughter of a music teacher and organ maker from Braunschweig, Germany. She studied violin with Rosemarie Segler and became a member of the Camerata Vocale under Manfred Ehrhorn. In 1989, Katharina won a scholarship from the Richard-Wagner-Association. In the same year she went to the College of Music and Drama in Hanover where she studied the violin with Christian Altenburger and Karl-Heinrich von Stumpff and the piano with Konstanze Eickhorst. There she regularly participated in chamber music classes and has conducted several choirs and string ensembles. After her stay in Cardiff, UK, where she was a member of the Bach choir, Canton Chorus, Cardiff Symphony Orchestra and Baroque Camerata, Katharina continued to teach violin, piano and recorder at a music school in Braunschweig and gained the qualification to teach Music and English at grammar school in 1999.

Her appearances as a solo instrumentalist include a performance of the "Gesänge für Alrun" by Dieter Salbert in 1994 and both a recording and premiere of the "Yr ail sonata" by iadr in Cardiff, 1996. Katharina also plays the trombone, flute, viola, cello, guitar, and organ and belongs to the "Salonorchester Tonartwechsel". Together with her husband Frank Springer and sister Dorothea Bürger, she is involved in the Phonolith-project where she is in charge of the more acoustic instruments.

Send me an e-mail:  katharina.springer@t-online.de

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