grew up listening to classical music before going on to take recorder
and piano lessons. Parallel to this she was always singing, and became
a member of various choirs, later a bluegrass band and her first Celtic
project, the Scottish band SÍOBHRA, where she developed further
skills on guitar, mandoline and bouzouki.
After school she studied musicology and Scandinavian languages and cultures
in Berlin (Germany) and in Bergen (Norway), with particular emphasis on Norwegian
Today she tours all over the world with a wide variety of different projects,
ranging from studio work and theatre-music productions to the Celtic groups
TOUCHWOOD with Belfast musician Cristina Crawley, TALKING WATER and NORLAND
WIND (featuring Thomas Loefke and Clannad-members Pádraig and Noel
She cultivates her Norwegian roots not only in her Celtic-Scandinavian World
Music project VALIVANN and in solo performances, but also in the duo Kelpie
featuring the Scottish guitarist Ian Melrose.