Judith Hamann is an Australian-born cellist based in Melbourne and San Diego. Her performance practice stretches across various genres and encompasses elements of improvised, art, experimental and popular music.
Judith studied contemporary repertoire with renowned cellists such as Charles Curtis and Severine Ballon. She has also developed a strong practice in improvisation through collaborative projects and performances both in Australia and internationally including with Hammers Lake (with Carolyn Connors) and the Golinski/Hamann/Dunscombe trio. Judith has performed with artists and ensembles including Oren Ambarchi, ELISION ensemble, Ilan Volkov, Jon Rose, Not Yet It's Difficult, Wuturi ensemble, JOLT Arts, and Ensemble Offspring. She is a member of Golden Fur.
She has performed internationally and nationally with major festivals including Tectonics (Glasgow, Adelaide), UnSound (NYC), Adelaide Festival of Arts (John Zorn/ELISION), the Melbourne International Arts Festival, The Now Now (Sydney), Dark Mona (Hobart), Extremities Japanese Australian Festival (Tokyo), Tokyo Experimental Festival, Ausland Summer Festival (Berlin), and Liquid Architecture. She is a champion of new and rarely performed music and immersive approaches to concert presentation, and engages with a range of interdisciplinary and experimental projects, including the Amper&nd project, and collaborative work with artists Keith Deverell and Sabina Maselli. Judith was recently awarded the 2013 The Age/Music Victoria award for best experimental/avant-garde artist.
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