Jessica Kaiser

Jessica Kaiser, guitarist, is an active soloist, chamber musician and artistic researcher. Concert tours and conference presentations led her all across Europe, South America and Asia. As a soloist, she performed with orchestras at the Gewandhaus Leipzig, the Herkulessaal der Residenz in Munich, the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest and Baku Philharmonic Hall.
A passionate chamber musician, Jessica understands her extensive ensemble practice as artistic research aiming towards high-toned interplay. This is most notably reflected in two longstanding duo projects: Founded in 2006, the critically acclaimed KAISER SCHMIDT Guitar Duo (with Jakob Schmidt) released their debut CD with AureaVox in 2017. Award-winning DUO KARUNA (with Johanna Ruppert, violin) regularly performs at renowned chamber music festivals, including Beethovenfest Bonn and Festival Internacional de Musica de Camara Monteleon.
In 2019, Jessica joined the art factory baseCollective for a one-month artistic research residency at Adishakti Laboratory in Tamil Nadu, India. She currently holds a position as research assistant at the University of the Arts, Graz, where she engages in research activities in the context of ensemble performance, while working on her dissertation on interplay in duo settings.

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