Claudia Schwab is an originally Austrian fiddle player, singer and composer who lives and works in Ireland. Described as 'one of the most creative artists on the Irish music scene today' (Dr. Mel Mercier- Irish World Academy Limerick), Claudia amalgamates different traditions and styles, such as traditional Austrian, Irish, Classical Indian and Eastern European folk music, in her own, very unique way.
Her musical journeys have brought her to Egypt, California, Italy, Slovenia, India, Ireland, New York, Moldova, Transnistria, Estonia, UK, Spain, Tchech Republik, Sweden, Austria, Switzerland, Germany and Hungary, as part of orchestras and bands as well as touring her solo project.
Since having completed her BA in music and psychology in 2012 and an MA in ethnomusicology at UCC in 2013, she works as a freelance musician.
Her debut solo album Amber Sands was released in April 2014. In October 2016 she released her first EP Attic Mornings EP (special edition on vinyl) followed by her second full album Attic Mornings in 2017.
Alongside her own solo project (Solo & Quartet), Claudia works with a range of internationally renowned artists. Current projects include collaborations with German Jazz legend Matthias Schriefl, Austrian string trio Netnakisum, accordionist, singer & dancer Hannah James (UK), Scottish fiddle-singer Kate Young (aka "Kate in the Kettle"), the "Craic Addicts" (IRE), and the Irish Gamelan Orchestra.