Lia Pale

(c) Ina Aydogan


Julia Pallanch was born in 1985 in Wels, Upper Austria. In her early childhood she started taking piano, flute and ballett lessons. In the brass band of her home town she played the flute till she graduated. From the very beginning she always knew, that she wanted to be a singer. After graduation at the Adalbert-Stifter-Gymnasium in Linz, a High School focusing on music education, she moved to Vienna and started to study Voice at the Music University of Vienna. She gathered her first live experiences by playing keyboards and singing with an Electro pop Trio called Roh Lex. In 2011 during a lecture at University, she met Mathias Rüegg and introduced herself by singing a Bob Dylan Song. Shortly after that she started her exchange year in Gothenburg/Sweden at Artisten. But through out the year she stayed in touch with Rüegg via Skype and they started working together as a result of Rüegg‘s engagement in the States. Rüegg was in the middle of arranging two Schubert Songs for the Big Apple Circus in New York – which he had already done in 1993 for his Vienna Art Orchestra and the European Songbook. The idea was born to continue this path together by transferring Schubert’s Songs of Winterreise in a different musical context and to sing them in English.


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