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knowing each other for several years, Michaela Kollar and Thomas
Wallisch decided to team up to work on original songs (lyrics:
Kollar, music: Wallisch).
interpretations of Michaela's lyrics are accompanied by rich,
orchestral structured guitar playing, using also live-loops and
guitarsynth-sounds to create a "full band sound".
technique, complex harmonies and musical depth are presented
with lease, to support the character of each song.
lyrics describe positive experiences, human emotions and situations
and some relaxed grooves take the listener on a journey, sharing
Thomas Wallisch: Guitar & Loops
Kollar was born as a daughter of a music teacher and a Violinist
of the Vienna Symphonic Orchestra. After private vocal studies she
graduated with a diploma in “Chanson, Musical und Operette” at the
Vienna Conservatory. Shortly after graduation she startet working
as a stage performer at several theatre shows in Europe:
Stadttheater Klagenfurt (Dschungelbuch, Elvis, Jesus
Christ Superstar), Vereinigte Buehnen Wien (Elisabeth,
Tanz der Vampire), Oper Graz (Hair), Stella Musicaltheater
Duisburg (Les Misérables), Haebse Theater Basel (Fame),
Oper Bonn (Les Miserables).
She shared the stage with entertainers like Harald Junke, Peter
Alexander or Reinhard Fendrich live and in TV-Shows and toured with
her own projects, performing Broadway Songs, Pop and Fusion tunes
as well as Jazz Standards. Beside that, she works as a studio singer
for many years. Since 2002 Michaela teaches singing at the VSA (Vokalsommerakademie)
Wallisch, born 1973 in Klagenfurt/Austria into a family of musicians,
began playing the guitar at the age of six. He studied jazz and
classical guitar at the state conservatory in Klagenfurt, received
scholarships for Berklee College of Music in Boston where he graduated
'summa cum laude'.
Since then he gave concerts world-wide, produced four own CDs, composed
for classical ensembles and won several prizes such as Promotion
Prize of the State of Kärnten and the Jimi Hendrix Award, USA.
Since December 2003 he teaches jazzguitar at the State Conservatory