bio

Mara Kolibri
(Real name: Mag Martina Pröll BA.)

Date of Birth: October 17, 1980
Place of birth: Linz

Education and Universitärer career:
1986-1990 Volksschule Ulrichsberg (Upper Austria)
1990-91 June 1999 Bundesgymnasium Rohrbach (Upper Austria)
June 15, 1999 Matura
Autumn 1999 to June 2002, Pedagogical Academy of the Federation in Linz
from October 2004 study of musicology and European Ethnology in Vienna
September 07- July 08 academic year at the University François-Rabelais in Tours / France
from September 2008 Artistic Diploma program jazz and popular music at the Vienna Music Institute (Conservatory under public law)
December 11, 2009 completion of the degree course in Musicology in Vienna
April 19, 2010 completion of the bachelor’s program in European Ethnology in Vienna
June 27, 2012 financial statements of the IGP-studies for jazz and popular singing at VMI with
June 27, 2012 completion of the diploma program for jazz and popular song on VMI
April / May 2013 speaker training

Work Experience and Internships:
School teacher (music coordinator and -referentin, choirmaster) at the Musikhauptschule Harbach,
Internship as assistant to the artistic offices (KAZ) at the Bregenzener Festival in summer 2005,
Internship in Vienna Volksliedwerk (Archives, preorder, computerized database and general organization),
Associate at the 39th World Conference of ICTM 2007
Participation in the jazz club “Petit Faucheux” (in Tours / France)
Internship in the Music Agency Culture Works in September / October 2008

Teaching activities:
Since 1996 private students in block and V. A. Flute (5 years in Upper Austria)
as a music school teacher (2003/2004) at the music school Harbach,
Since 2009 private students in Vienna (jazz and popular song, flute, piano)
Teaching at the University of Vienna – Department of Musicology

Experience abroad:
Excursion to S-India (Kerala, Tamilnadu) and the Institute of Theology, September 05,
Music Ethnological excursion (5-week field research) to Madagascar, April 07,
Academic Year 07/08 Erasmus studies at the University François-Rabelais in Tours / France

Musical activities and trainings:
Dancing (folk dance, Schuhplatteln, Standard dances and Latin, Boogie Woogie)
Recorder (2 years private lessons from the age of 6)
Flute (13 years Daily)
Piano (5 years, only classical music, then jazz)
Voice (about 3 years of classical singing lessons, first jazz vocals 2004 Nika Zach / Vienna,
Jazz and popular studies from 2008 to 2012 at VMI Claudia Cervenca, Leila Thigpen,
Veronika Schicho and Harriet Müller-Tyl
Private lessons with Marina Zettl, Isabell Kargl, Clemens Salensy, Angela Maria Reisinger, Heidi Krenn
Choir Member since childhood (children’s choir in Ulrichsberg, Taufsängerin, youth choir in Ulrichsberg, Chor-i-feen in Rohrbach, Collegium Vocale in Linz, WU Choir Vienna, Vienna Stimmtoniker)
Choir founder and -leiterin of the youth choir Ulrichsberg (2002-2004),
Initiator of MUWI Choir at the Institute of Musicology Vienna (Autumn 2007)

singer in different bands:
Jazz Combo “a spoon of harmony”, Hochzeitsduo “a spoon of magic”
Impro project “Quärfekt”
concert series: “Home Duo improv concerts”
own art project “Mara Hummingbird Quintet”
Dialect Band “Oaschpartie” and “Schmoiz” electronic music “zornmusic”
Duo with guitarist Clemens Wabra,
Guest singer in lîla – the indian jazz project and in the Vienna Improvisers Orchestra
Collaboration with Clemens Wabra (git), Lukas Schönsgibl (git), the poet George Harlekin, Gerhard Buchegger (piano) …
Current work in the field of free improvisation and improvisation

CD´s:
“Quärfekt”, Quärfekt, 2015
spontaneous songs”, MaKi, 2015
“Earthgroove”, Zornmusic, 2012
“Oaschpartie live from recording paradise”, Oaschpartie, 2012

Publications: “I Keep My Cool: Rebekka Bakken – Musical creative and artistic work”, Peter Lang, 2011 p.131

Languages: German, English, French, dialect (Mühlviertel)