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Berlin-based composer, singer, pianist and vintage synth devotee Lisa Morgenstern first came to significant public attention with the self-release of Chameleon in 2019.
Her compelling live performances led to concerts across Europe with artists including ÓLAFUR ARNALDS, MAX COOPER, and JOEP BEVING, as well as at festivals and prestigious venues, from Iceland Airwaves to the Reeperbahn Festival at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. 2022 she was hired to co-compose the score NETFLIX's intl. EMMY winning drama series THE EMPRESS.
Morgenstern’s broad skills no doubt have something to do with her upbringing as the independently-minded daughter of two orchestral musicians, one German, one Bulgarian. She began playing piano aged 5 before embarking on a promising ballet career, but when this was prematurely cut short by injury at the age of 15, she returned to writing and performing music.
In recent years, concerts with the renowned BULGARIAN VOICES BERLIN choir and, separately, the MUNICH RADIO ORCHESTRA meanwhile won further acclaim, with both institutions subsequently crucial to Morgenstern’s upcoming album, for which she also wrote the complex orchestral arrangements.
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