STIO Festival 2023 15 - 17 May Graz / AT

Michala Østergaard-Nielsen

Michala Østergaard-Nielsen, drummer/percussionist and composer, is a highly interesting musician with a personal voice on the nordic music scene today. She is described as "having an almost zen-like attitude towards drumming, improvisation and music,“ and she explores the world of drumming both rhythmically as well as soundwise with a great amount of sensitivity and awareness. In 2018 Michala Østergaard-Nielsen received  the finest Swedish JazzAward “Jazzkannan”: “This years “Jazzkanna” goes to a spirituel and sensitive composer and musician, who´s univers is full of poetic vibrations that create instant love.“
Her newest project is a trio with the american pianist Marilyn Crispell.