Encyclopedia of Jazz Musicians
1981 she moved with her family to Germany, where she is living and working currently in Cologne. She studied 1994 - 1998 at the Folkwanghochschule ( Music College) in Essen (Germany) and graduated with diploma. Since 1995 she was playing in Jazz- Clubs all overGermany as sidewoman with diverse jazzformations. In 1998 she assambled her he first quartett under own lead with the goal of performing exclusively Angelika Niescier's compositions In this very year, she became the Promotion Price for Music of the City Dusseldorf . In 1999, Angelika Niesier composed on order for the Theatre of Dusseldorf, performed on the jazzfestival of the TV- station WDR, was a guest in several concerts with the Big Band United Women's Orchestra and (with her quartett) took part in several festivals, which introduced the Modern Jazz scene in Germany. 2001 followed many concerts of her quartett "Angelika Niescier- sublim", where the band was overhelmed with positive resonace both of the audience and the press. The musican received for one of these concerts a Promotion for Concerts of Female Componists' from NRW by the National Music Council; another TV-concert at the WDR with Angelika Niescier- sublim; conception, lead and performance of the literature-music project "Resonances" in co- operation with the Institut Francais; composed and recorded the music for a CD-Rom concernerd with german female artists in NRW in the 20th century In 2002, she went on tour with concerts all over Germany including some important festivals such as the International Freiberger Jazztage, International Jazzfestival Viersen. Angelika Niescier received a Promotion of the Donation for Arts NRW for the literature-music project "Resonances". Another project " Spherical Shell", which brings together Improvised Music and Modern Dance was performed 2002. In 2003, she did conception and performance of education projects for kids, which was a showing of instruments used in jazz music with a teaching jazz concert, and a theater about the history of jazz. She toured with her Quartett "Angelika Niescier-sublim" including important Jazz festivals and recordings for radio companies; receiving the Price for Young Artists from the Ministry of Culture of Nordrhine Wesphalia. In 2004, she did concerts abroad (Greece, Switzerland, Poland) with her quartet, and did a composition for the Modern Dance project "Seven Sins." Angelika Niescier's musical spectrum covers- apart from leading her own quartett- solo and duo programs, participation in many other jazz projects, ordered compostions for a.o. theatre and interdisciplinary conceptional cooperations with poets and other artists. She is regular recording for the WDR, BR
Angelika Niescier & Andre Nendza: Holzlineinspiel (2000);; Angelika Niescier- sublim: sublim (2002), sublim II (2004)
Stephan Meinberg -Vitamines: Horizontal (2001); Claudia Anthes: Hellweg Swuite (2003); Tom Lorenz Quintett
Videotapes and Liverecordings of the following projects:
Features about Angelika Niescier:
Jazzthetik May, 2002 by Rolf Thomas: " In der Blauen Stunde"
Kieler Nachrichten, July 2002 by Oliver Stenzel: "Coltranes Erbin"
Jazzthing, Juni- August 2002 by Martin Laurentius: "Feinsinnig"
Jazzpodium, January 2003 by Hans-Jurgen von Osterhausen "Von Blauen Stunden und Fliegenbeinen"
1998 Promotion Price for Music of the City Dusseldorf
2001 Promotion for Concerts of Female Componists' from NRW by the National Music Council
2002 Promotion of the Donation for Arts NRW for the literature-music project "Resonances"
2002 5 months scholarship for a jazzmusican from the Ministry for Culture of Nordrhine Wesphalia, with the task to develope her music
2003 Award for Young Artists from the Ministry of Culture of Nordrhine Wesphalia
2004 Promotion for Concerts of Female Componists' from NRW by the National Music Council