Alma have fitted out traditional folk music in some groovy modern clothes, yet without dressing it up as something it isn’t: Julia, Matteo, Marlene, Evelyn and Marie-Theres play the violin, the double bass and the accordion, they sing and yodel, imbued with cheerfulness and humor, with passion and melancholy. Alma’s music triggers emotions, it comes straight from the soul and wants to reach the listeners in the place where their own roots lie hidden. Ever since they started out in 2011, Alma have been merging genuine folk-music downto- earthness with complex arrangements, traveling up and down music history with effortless ease. Because of the natural way in which classical and folk music, landler and polka, yodel and waltz, bourrée and musette resound side by side, because everything is genuine – the joy, the happiness, the melancholy – and every single note is placed with great respect, always leaving plenty of room for inspiration, Alma’s music is capable of pushing boundaries without breaking with musical traditions.

Their debut album Nativa was released by col legno in 2013, followed by their second album Transalpin in May 2015.

ALMA Band Members
Julia Lacherstorfer – violin, vocals | Upper Austria
Evelyn Mair – violin, vocals | South Tyrol
Matteo Haitzmann – violin, vocals | Salzburg
Marie-Theres Stickler – diatonic button accordion, shruti box, vocals | Lower Austria
Marlene Lacherstorfer – double bass, harmonium, vocals | Upper Austria

Quarterly Critics’ Choice of the German Record Critics’ Award Association, category Folk/Folklore (4th quarter 2013)
2nd place at the Austrian World Music Awards 2015
German World Music Award RUTH 2017
Quarterly Critics’ Choice of the German Record Critics’ Award Association 4/2017 (Oeo, col legno 2017)
Culture Award, Lower Austria (2017)

Carinthischer Sommer, Ö1-Kulturpicknick, Porgy & Bess, Vienna Konzerthaus, Vienna Musikverein, Linz Brucknerhaus, Jeunesse-Tour, Tiroler Festspiele Erl, Tonspuren am Asitz, Jazz Festival Saalfelden, ZOA Festival, Musiksommer Bad Schallerbach, Fraunhofer Volksmusiktage (GER), folkBALTICA (GER/DK), EBU-Festival (SE), Austrian music weeks in Bulgaria, Festival de alturas (PERU), Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele (GER), Godtfolk-Festival (DK), Austrian World Music Awards, Glatt & Verkehrt, Runkelsteiner Klangfeste (IT), …

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