Born in Cologne, Germany and growing up in Berlin-Kreuzberg, from an early age on Mira was surrounded by diverse musical influences.
In 2003 she began a combined pedagogic study for popular and classical singing in the “Hochschule für Musik und Theater-Rostock”, where she got lessons a.o. with Carola Höhn and Daniel Oertel. In 2006, she received a scholarship from “Berklee College of Music” (Boston, USA). The same year she moved to Amsterdam, The Netherlands, to study at the “Conservatorium van Amsterdam” with various teachers such as Lydia van Dam or Sanna van Fliet. In autumn 2009 she traveled to New York City and for three months she took singing and composition lessons with (a.o.) Theo Bleckmann, Kate McGarry and Peter Eldridge,While in NYC she collaborated with different musicians from the up-comming jazz scene and worked extensively on her new compositions. In 2010 she successfully graduated from the “Conservatorium van Amsterdam” and received her bachelor diploma on Vocal Jazz. In December the same year Mira got nominated for the Dutch Jazz Vocalist Concours 2011.
Today Mira communes between Berlin and Amsterdam and works as a freelance musician. Currently she and her quartet are focusing on the music for their debut CD “Enchanting Land”, which will be recorded in August 2012 and released in the beginning of 2013.
Mira Falk and Band
Childhood memories and modern tales set in Berlin, New York and Amsterdam. German vocalist Mira Falk, with her bandmates Kristjan Martinsson (p), Santiago Botero(db) and Efraim Schulz-Wackerbarth (dr), perform playful originals and creates inventive spins on diverse composers such as Tom Waits or Benjamin Britten.
The four band members of Mira Falk Quartet met each other during their mutual study in the Conservatory of Amsterdam. The international line-up of the band (Germany, Island and Colombia) provides the musical basis for the mix of original music written by vocalist Mira Falk and re-arranged classical and popular songs.
Mira Falk, voc & glockenspiel
Kristjàn Martinsson, piano & accordeon
Santiago Botero, double bass
Efraim Schulz-Wackerbarth, drums