Biography Christina Fuchs

1963

born in Munich

1983

Abitur in Freiburg

1984-87

Studies of German Literature und History, University of Freiburg

1987-90

Studied Saxophone with Frank Gratkowski/ Cologne, Steve Lacy/ Berlin, Joachim Ullrich/ Cologne Studies of Compostion, Jazzharmony and Arrangement with Joachim Ullrich und Siegfried Koepf, Cologne.  

Since 1987

She works as saxophonist, clarinetist, conductor and composer in diverse ensembles that cover new music, theatre music, improvised music and jazz.
She got commissions for theatre music and film scores, radio- and tv productions. CD releases

Since 1992

Founding and co-leading of the United Women's Orchestra
further projects: Duo Kontrasax, Christina Fuchs Quartett ‘No Tango’, NoTango&Strings, Soundscapes Orchestra, Lagash, Blue Art Orchestra, Soundscapes of Home, DoubleXXSaxQuartet

1995

Scholarship jazz&literatur NRW   

1997

Studied in Canada at the Banff Centre for the Arts.  

1998/99/2000

Member of the International Big Band Composers/ Instrumentalists Festival Vancouver, Canada with Hugh Fraser, Slide Hampton, Graham Collier, Phil Nimmons.  

1999

Scholarship BMI Composers Program in NYC. Studied with Jim McNeely, Maria Schneider, Michael Abene in NYC und George Russell in Boston.  

2001/02

Composition Award jazzart NRW-New Music in the 21st century

2002

Julius Hemphill Composition Awards for Large Ensemble, USA

2003

Scholarship Music Program Art Omi, New York, USA 2004

Scholarship Nairs, Art in Engadina Bassa, Switzerland

2005

NDR Radio Big Band commission, Germany, Hamburg

2007

Scholarship at the Künstlerhaus Lukas, Ahrenshoop/Ostsee, Germany

2008/09

Commissioned for original compositions by the Landesmusikrat NRW

2009/10

Project funding by the Kulturamt der Stadt Köln and SK Stiftung Kultur

2010

Founding and leading of the Christina Fuchs Soundscapes Orchestra, which performs Fuchs’ compositions for Large Ensemble

2011/12

State Funding by the Initiative Musik

'No Tango' Tour to Australia

2014

Composition award: WDR Jazzprice - commission for the WDR Radio Big Band

2015

'No Tango' Tour to Maroc with the Goethe Institute and Institut Francais

2016

Scholarship Nairs, Art in Engadina Bassa, Switzerland

Winner of the international competition for Composition for Jazzorchestra 'Scrivere in Jazz' in Sassari/Sardinia/Italiy