Timna Brauer & Elias Meiri Ensemble

Timna Brauer born in Vienna, she grew up in Israel, France and Austria with an Israeli mother from Yemen and an Austrian father, the painter ARIK BRAUER.

Education: Conservatory of Vienna (piano and singing) / Sorbonne-Paris, graduated with a masters degree in musicology, „vocals in jazz“ / Summer Academy Salzburg, Elisabeth Grümmer / master courses in Indian singing, München, Prof. Javheri / CIM-Paris (jazz-singing and composition) /masterclass Simon Baddi-Vienna (opera).

In 1985 she and her husband, the pianist Elias Meiri, established an ensemble, with which they have been touring all over the world and recording CDs, with the emphasis being on jazz, ethno and chansons.

In 1986, she represented Austria at the Eurovision Song Contest.

Since 1993 the Ensemble has also performed various concerts for children.

In 1995 Timna Brauer taught master classes for jazz improvisation at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.

From 1998 - 2000 she has performed with the Ensemble Modern, Frankfurt, the „Threepennyopera“, directed by H. K. Gruber (recordings for BMG, concerts: Musiktriennale Köln, Schleswig-Holstein Festival in Germany etc.)

2001 she played the role of EVITA at the musical summerstage of Klagenfurt, Austria.

2002-2004 Big Tour through Europe with “Voices for Peace” (Palestinian and Israeli).

2004 World premiere of “Percussion” on behalf of the “Wiener-Musikverein”, production of the musical fairy tale “ The enthusiastic drums” for the “Kinderklangwolke” in Linz (Austria) on behalf of the “Brucknerhaus”.

From 2005 intensive work with the edition Ueberreuter: “Children Songs from Europe”, “Little Mozart”.

Eliasd Meiri began to take piano lessons at the age of five. Mostly due to his absolute pitch, he mastered the art of improvisation at an early age. He attended the Talma-Yalin Conservatory in Tel-Aviv, and completed his studies at the Berkeley College of Music in Boston. In New York he played with jazz stars like Dizzie Gillespie, In addition to numerous performances with Timna Brauer, he plays with his jazz trio, teaches piano and jazz-improvisation, dedicates himself to composition, the production of CDs and sound-technique.

In 1985, he won the first prize at the international jazz competition in Hoilaart, Belgium and the second prize at the international jazz competitions in Leverkusen, Germany.

In 1987, he won the first prize at the international jazz competition for pianists in Kalicz, Poland.

1998 Production of the CD “Piano Forte”.

2005 European tour with his jazz trio.


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