Hanna Kölbel


The cellist Hanna Kölbel (Germany) is a chamber musician, contemporary music expert, and curator of her own concerts. For the year 2017 she received a scholarship of the Kunststiftung Baden Württemberg that supports her art.

She is a founding member of Pierrot Quartett, a classical string quartet based in Germany that is fed by the extensive repertoire of its genre, and Down the Rabbit Hole, a Trio that is committed to the emerging scene within contemporary music. With those formations she offers a broad sprectrum of expression from the classical cello sound through extended techniques and free improvisation to performance art with choreographies, electronic music and voice acrobatics.

Hanna Kölbel was invited to show her work at BIG BANG festival 2017 Athen, IZLOG festival 2017 Zagreb, Consejo Nacional de las Artes Escénicas 2016 Havanna, and Imaginale 2015 Mannheim. She resides in Belgium, playing as a guest musician with ensembles ICTUS, SPECTRA and NADAR.

She has graduated at the Musikhochschule Stuttgart with distinction, learning with Prof. Conradin Brotbek, finishing an artistic and pedagogical Bachelor 2013 and a Master 2015 in contemporary music. 2017 she receives the Advanced Master of Contemporary Music in The School of Arts in Gent with her thesis „ecosystems of co_creation“.

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