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BTR01-01 Wallisch & Kollar: "Finally"

wallisch & kollar: finally

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After knowing each other for several years, Michaela Kollar and Thomas Wallisch decided to team up to work on original songs (lyrics: Kollar, music: Wallisch).

Heartfelt 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".

Breathtaking technique, complex harmonies and musical depth are presented with lease, to support the character of each song.

The lyrics describe positive experiences, human emotions and situations and some relaxed grooves take the listener on a journey, sharing beautiful moments.

Michaela Kollar: Vocals
Thomas Wallisch: Guitar & Loops

Michaela 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) in Eisenstadt/Austria.

Thomas 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 Kärnten.