Claudia Schwab is an originally Austrian fiddle player and composer, who lives and works in Ireland.As musician of the world, in her music she amalgamates different traditions and styles such as traditional Austrian, Irish, Classical Indian, Swedish and Eastern European folk.
Her musical journeys brought her to Egypt, California, Italy, Slovenia, India, New York, Moldavia, Transnistria, Sweden, Germany and Hungary, as part of orchestras and bands as well as touring her solo project.
Since having completed her BA in music and psychology in 2012 and a sponsored MA in ethnomusicology at UCC in 2013, she works as a freelance musician.
Current projects include collaborations with Austrian string-trio Netnakisum (AUT), Irish Indie band Tucan and their brass string ensemble (IRE), german Jazz legend Matthias Schriefl, the Cork Gamelan orchestra (IRE) and electronic band Co-Ex (IRE).
Her debut solo album ´Amber Sands´was released in spring 2014 and is now available on all major streaming and download sites (itunes, CDbaby, amazon, bandcamp etc.).
'‘Amber Sands’ is the debut album from Austrian-born, Sligo-based musician Claudia Schwab. It’s the sound of a big pot of cultures and sounds mixed together with just the right measure. Some albums take you on a journey; ‘Amber Sands’ is like taking a year off, and making your way around the world.' (Dan Hegarty, RTÉ 2FM presenter)