Anna Koch

Photo of Anna Koch by Sebastian Schmid
Anna Koch (c) Sebastian Schmid


Genre(s): Contemporary Music, Jazz/Improvised Music
From: Vienna, Austria
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Anna Koch is an Austrian clarinet and bass clarinet player. As a professional musician, she specializes in contemporary and improvised music.

As a member of numerous New Music ensembles, Anna Koch knows how to blend in, however she is just as confident on the stage all by herself. Her eclectic compositions are frequently accompanied by funky videos showing her, for example, with braids and dirndl underneath a wall of antlers, thus turning stale clichés upside down. Or, she creates a mysterious atmosphere diving in a fog-filled indoor pool.

It all comes down to a truly playful mind with an urge to explore the gamut of both her instrument and her imagination. After studies in clarinet performance at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, she received the Startstipendium Musik grant in 2020 from the Austrian Federal Ministry for Arts and Culture. In 2022 she had the premiere of her solo program BASSticcio. The same year, she was selected as an Artist for NASOM, the New Austrian Sound of Music 2023/24.


Austrian Music Highlights: April 2024

Album cover - Paisajes Interrumpidos

In German, they say “April does what it will”, which seems to be particularly true this year. We’ve hardly had time to take note of the weather, though – we’ve been out in the great … read more »

The Adventures of Anna Koch

Photo of Anna Koch (c) Sebastian Schmid

Clarinetist Anna Koch is known for her playful approach to contemporary music, combining it with videography and improvisation and inviting listeners to step into her world. In September, she’ll be embarking on a real adventure: … read more »

Focus Acts 2023 announced

Photo of Alicia Edelweiss (c) Mael Blau

The Focus Acts program is a cornerstone of Austrian Music Export’s support activities, offering artists financial support for touring in other countries and helping to further the reach of Austrian music on the international stage. … read more »