Hildegard Lernt Fliegen
The art of singing between entertainment, world music and improvised jazz
Complex arrangements and a virtuoso art of singing, all mixed with entertainment, world music and breakneck improvised jazz: the music of “Hildegard lernt fliegen”, the group founded in 2005 by singer and composer Andreas Schaerer, is dynamic and original, fun and ironic, and above all unique. The sextet’s first CD appeared in 2007 and was promptly a public success: in 2008 “Hildegard lernt fliegen” won the ZKB jazz prize in Zurich. Since then they have played throughout Europe in clubs and at festivals. The Neue Züricher Zeitung wrote: “For ‘Hildegard lernt fliegen’ joking is not an alibi, it is a major passion”, and the band’s unbridled joy in playing lets them defy any easy categorisation.