My solo album “voces, señales” is nominated for the Quarterly Critic’s Choice of Deutsche Schallplattenkritik which I am really happy about. My special thanks goes to sound engineer Claudia Neumann and Deutschlandfunk who helped me to realize these recordings.
For me 2023 was a packed with good projects which felt a bit strange given the actual state of the world. But I did enjoy travels, music, experiments and companionship with wonderful colleagues and here are a few memories. Thanks to everyone involved, it s a real privilege to be able to this for a living.
I am happy about several press reviews for my new album. Here is a selection of links:
WDR 3 Drei für Jetzt – neue Alben mit zeitgenössischer Musik
Ben Harper´s Blog „boring like a drill“
„Throughout the album Zöllner demonstrates her strength in the volatile and changing character of her playing, making abrupt and startling switches in temperament between the sweet and the harsh, giving the lie to the perceived uniformity of the accordion’s sound. None of the pieces settle to be a mere showcase for her versatility, but they do display her virtuosity. (…)“
Stefan Pillhofer für orchestergraben.com
Wolfgang Weitzdörfer für Akkordeon online
you can still order the CD from me
(eva (at) eva-zoellner.de 18,- Euro plus shipping)
and find it online https://songwhip.com/evazollner/voces-senale
My first solo album with contemporary music from Colombia is released on Genuin Classics today and I m very grateful to have the chance to publish this special music. You can order a physical CD from me or find it for download on various platforms.
physical CD order by email to eva at eva-zoellner.de 18 Euros plus Postage
(5,- Euros from every CD I sell until the end of the year will go to Kinderhilfe Kolumbien e.V. to support children in Pasto, Colombia)
read more about the contents of the CD here
After more than four years I am finally getting ready for another concert tour to Mexico. I look forward to be part of Festival AIRES at UNAM in Mexico City and Festival Callejon del Ruido in Guanajuato.
I m grateful to Ministerium für Familie, Frauen, Kultur und Integration Rheinland-Pfalz for the support of my trip.
In June 2023 I had the priviledge to travel to Ghana for the second time. With Stefan Kohmann I took part in the multimedia performance “Slanted Silhouettes” and had the change to work with amazing musicians and dancers from Ghana and other parts of the world. I am very thankful to Goethe Institut and Alliance Francaise for the support of this trip, which was a very unique artistic and also personal experience.
You can listen to the pieces created for our Composers Lab 20/23 in this broadcast by Deutschlandfunk Kultur
Music by Miharu Ogura, Amir Khalaf, Sina Fani Sani and Sonia Rodriguez Gonzalez.
You can support the release of my solo album “Voces, señales” to be published with GENUIN in September 2023. I have launched a crowfunding campaign to raise funds to cover the label costs.
Read more about the project and find out why I find contemporary music from Colombia really fascinating: https://www.startnext.com/en/cd-voces-senales
Gracias & Thank you for your support!
In November 2022 I was invited as a soloist to produce a program with Colombian music for Deutschlandfunk´s “Forum neuer Musik” radio festival. I recorded two new pieces commissioned by Deutschlandfunk, “brother” by Natalia Valencia and “signo a cambio” by Daniel Leguizamón, along with older pieces by Carlos Andrés Rico and Jorge Gregorio Garcia Moncada. The broadcast by Hanno Ehrler is still online and can be listened to here. I m very grateful for this opportunity to share the diversity of contemporary music from Colombia with the European audience.
I have recently had the honour to be part of a very inspring multimedia project in Accra, Ghana: The appeal by Vietnamese composer LUONG Hue Trinh brought together musicians and dancers from very different backgrounds and ended in a colourful performance at Alliance Francaise in Accra. The trailer will be available shortly. I am very grateful for this opportunity to work with amazing colleagues in Africa and I do particularly thank Ministerium für Familie, Frauen, Kultur und Integration Rheinland-Pflaz for the travel support.