kathi kelsh

interdisciplinary youth performance projects

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my work

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1959


1978-1982





1982



since 1990

born in Washington, DC


violin studies at the Boston University/College of Fine Arts

with Roger Shermont (violin) and Eugene Lehner (chamber music)


jazz improvisation studies with the american bassist Jay Oliver


lives and works as a freelance violinist, violist, and violin/orchestra instructor at the Music School of the Hanseatic City of Lueneburg, Germany

festivals

1975



1976




1977




1978



1982



1985






1988

Sewanee Summer Music Festival Sewanee, South Carolina /USA


The International Festival of Youth Orchestras

London and Aberdeen/Great Britain


Young Artists Orchestra Program at Tanglewood Festival

Lenox, Massachusetts/USA


Chamber Music Course

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania/USA


Bavarian Summer Academy of Chamber Music


Open Theater Women‘s Festival “Mommy, I‘m Home”

Playwright/director: Jill Navarre

Music: Kathi Kelsh

Washington, DC/USA


Festival of Contemporary Music

“The Relative Violin” -

performing my own compositions at the

Academy of Fine Arts Berlin/Germany

selected freelance work

1982-1989





1987-1989


1988


since 1991



1991



1995




1999






since 2000




2009








since 2011

Violinist with the group “Ja-Ka-Scha” with Jakob Lichtman, Odessa/Berlin

Television appearances, concerts and tours throughout Germany and Poland


“Kathi Kelsh Group” Berlin (jazz)


“Jay Oliver Group” Berlin (jazz)


Permanent guest of the

“Lueneburger Sinfoniker”


“Phantom of the Opera” Orchestra

Hamburg/Germany


Beethoven V Tour with

“Ensemble Modern” Frankfurt

Performances in Germany and Italy


Violinist with the contemporary music ensemble “Trio99” with

Darlén Bakke, Oslo/Norway (piano)

Andrea Schneider, Hanover/Germany (percussion and mallets)


Violinist with the

“Mondrian Ensemble Lueneburg”

Performances in USA, India and Germany


Violinist with the

“Ensemble New Amsterdam”

Crissman Taylor, Utrecht/NL (soprano)

Mary Hamman, New York/USA (viola)

David Bollen, Amsterdam/NL (piano)

Performances in The Netherlands,

USA and Germany


Violinist with “Quinteto de Cáceres”

Lothar Nierenz, Lüneburg (violin)

Fernando Agúndez, Cáceres/Spain (viola)     Carmen Agúndez, Cáceres (violoncello) Eduardo D. Sanchez, Cáceres (piano)

Performances in Spain

selected performance projects

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2012

“Blind Date”

with Baerbel Rothhaar, Berlin (visual arts)   

Rheinstroem, Berlin/Germany


“Glaeserne Skizzen”

with Baerbel Rothhaar,

Cheryl Josher (visual arts)

Theaterdock, Berlin/Germany


“geliebte K.”

with Baerbel Rothhaar,

Lothar Nierenz (violin),

Sonja Martin, Berlin (actress)

Umweltbundesamt, Berlin/Germany


“Wohin gehst Du?”

Dance performance project of the UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet)

Music: Kathi Kelsh

Choreography: Kerstin Kessel

Theater Lueneburg, Lueneburg/Germany


“Wohin gehst Du?”

Dance performance project of the UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet)

UNESCO Headquarters, Paris/France


“Brot & Honig”

Interdisciplinary youth art project

with Baerbel Rothhaar, Christiane Keppler (text) and Ricarda Schuh (dance)

Theater Lueneburg, Lueneburg/Germany


“Brot & Honig”

Galerie Wedding, Berlin/Germany


“verRückt”

Dance performance project

Music: Anteo Fabris (New York City)

Choreography: Nicola Naedler (Hamburg)

Junge Buehne T.3, Lueneburg/Germany


“What‘s New?”

Dance performance project   

Music: Helmut W. Erdmann and

Georg Philipp Telemann

Choreography: Nicola Naedler

Nov 2012, Lueneburg/Germany