touched my heart!“
“Fabia Mantwill’s music encompasses
the beauty of our world
in a way rarely captured by contemporary musicians.
Organic. Creative. Powerful. And Nurturing.
Her playing, writing and spirit are cut from
the same cloth.
Honest, direct and soulful.“
Preisträgerin des DEUTSCHEN JAZZPREIS 2021
für "Arrangement des Jahres"
AWARDEE of the GERMAN JAZZ PRIZE 2021
for "Arrangement of the Year"
FABIA MANTWILL is a Berlin-based saxophonist, vocalist and composer with an international focus. She has been gaining increasing recognition as an important young German contemporary composer and musician with her own message.
Fabia Mantwill is releasing her debut album EM.PERIENCE in May 2021 featuring her 24-piece Fabia Mantwill Orchestra and world renowned guest soloists such as Kurt Rosenwinkel, Ben Wendel and Nils Landgren. She has been written for the Metropole Orkest (NL) feat. Becca Stevens and conducted by Vince Mendoza. In November 2018 her orchestra work, Sasa ndio Sasa, was premiered at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, where she was featured as a composer, conductor and soloist.
In 2017 she was selected for the International Workshop for Jazz and Creative Music at Banff Centre Canada, curated by Vijay Iyer and Tyshawn Sorey. In 2016 she received the Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead Residency by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C.
Fabia’s work as bandleader and composer bridges several distinct musical worlds, from jazz to folk and classical music. One of the projects in which she is featured combining her many talents is the Fabia Mantwill Orchestra.
Musical highlights include concerts at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and the Apollo Theater in New York City, as well as festivals and tours in China, India, Brazil, West Africa, Canada, USA and Europe.
She has performed with the Metropole Orkest Academy 2016 in Hilversum (NL) and was a member of the LaJJazzO Brandenburg, conducted by Jiggs Whigham. In summer 2015, she led a two-months music program in Accra, training Ghanaian musicians and actors.
Fabia Mantwill holds a Master of Music & Composition from the HfMT Hamburg, a Bachelor in Jazz from the Jazz-Institute Berlin and was a guest student at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki in 2015.
MUSICAL HIGHLIGHTS (excerpt)