Claudia Schwab (violin/vocals)
Marie- Theres Härtel (Viola/Violin/vocals)
Linde DeeLinde (Cello/vocals)
"Their temperament is stirring, their virtuosity admirable." (Zuericher Oberlaender/CH)
Netnakisum was born in 2004, with the idea of taking an existing dance music repertoire, infusing this with their own original music and inimitable style and bringing this fusion into formal concert settings. The very individual sound of the band, enriched by the voices of the musicians, ranges from a simple melody all the way to an almost orchestral polyphonic frenzy: a new chamber music-style, merging concert hall and club whilst throwing in a healthy dose of open-air-literature- musical into the mix.
The quartet released their first self-titled album "Netnakisum" in 2007, which was followed shortly afterwards by their much-lauded second album "Nutville" which was celebrated with the legendary launch party at Ost-Klub Wien (Vienna). After a very successful period of collaboration and touring both at home in Austria and internationally, a new chapter starts in 2010 where the quartet becomes a trio. Their debut DVD& CD "Das Geheimnis der Alpenstube", a musical play directed by Markus Kupferblum, is released in 2011.
2012 sees the beginning of a fruitful collaboration, which continues to this day, with legendary German Jazz trumpet player and composer Matthias Schriefl.
After countless concerts and tours that brought Netnakisum from China to the USA, India and across Europe, founding band member Magdalena Zenz leaves the band in 2012. Since 2013, deeLinde (Cello) and Marie-Theres Härtel (viola) are on tour with special guest Claudia Schwab on violin, with whom they released their latest album,"Hoamweh" in 2014.
For more info please check out www.netnakisum.at,
Photo c Julia Wesely