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30.07. - 04.08.18 I Acappella Festival Shanghai I China

21.10.18 I Kulturwerkstatt Hamburg

27.10.18 I ChorKlangBezirk VII with Soundshake and Chornfeld I WABE Berlin

24.11.18 I ChorKlangBezirk VIII with JazzVocals I WABE Berlin

21.01. - 23.01.19 I Klangbezirk at Kulturbörse Freiburg

08.03. - 10.03.19 I ChorKlangBezirk Workshop I Berlin

15.03.19 I "schöner lügen" Chansonfest 2019 I Kulturfenster e.V. I Heidelberg

22.03.19 I Album Release CHORKLANGBEZIRK I WABE I Berlin

23.03.19 I Album Release CHORKLANGBEZIRK I WABE I Berlin

30.03. - 31.03.19 Workshop with Hamburg Voices

11.04. - 28.04.19 I Album Release Tour in TAIWAN I click here for more information

05.05.19 I Vocal Percussion Workshop with Matthias I Berlin I Register here

17.05. - 19.05.19 I "Klangbezirk Bootcamp" Workshop I Berlin I Register here

08.06.19 I Lauterbacher Pfingstmusiktage I Stadtkirche Lauterbach

22.06.19 I Loopstation Workshop with Tanja I Berlin

29.06.19 I Concert with Hamburg Voices I Hamburg

01.09. - 07.09.19 I Workshop "Jazz in Hellazz" with Tanja I Argalasti (Griechenland)


Press comments

“Top class a cappella of the highest quality” (Frizz-Magazin)

“music like melting chocolate” (Main-Post)

“… true conveyors of finely tuned emotions” (Badische Zeitung)

“It would have been possible to listen to them over and over again” (A Cappella Leipzig)

“ ...an ensemble of exquisite voices” (Wiesbadener Tagblatt)

“Excellent and out of this world” (Hessische Niedersächsiche Allgemeine)

“ ...a treat for the ears for those who love voices” (Dr. Matthias Becker)

„It is obvious that this group has something to say.“ (Tampere Vocal Music Festival)


2017 CARA Award / USA: Best Jazz Song "Anthropology"

2015 Nominations for CARA Award / USA: Best Jazz Album, Best European Album, Best Folk/World Album, Best Arrangement, Best Folk/World Song

2009 1st Prize Tampere Vocal Ensemble Competition / Finland

2007 1st Prize International Competition / Taiwan

2007 1st Prize Jugend kulturell / Germany

2006 1st Prize VokalTotal Graz / Austria

Presskit (zip)


Vita Klangbezirk

Playful ease and captivating voices and arrangements, combined with exuberant pleasure in singing together make the ensemble Klangbezirk so unique in the German a capella landscape. Klangbezirk go on stage to touch people, taking their audience on an expedition through worlds of emotion, both big and small, as well as their own tightly-interwoven musical microcosm. While guiding the listener through the concert experience with charm and wit, the four ensemble members share their joy and are happy to improvise songs requested by the audience as an encore.

Founded in 2006, Klangbezirk won the International A Cappella Competition Graz (Austria) in the first year of their existence. This was not to be their only success; some of the most renowned awards of the international vocal music scene were to follow. Concert tours took them to Sweden, Finland, Italy, Hungary, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and China. Klangbezirk are four excellent soloists who have acquired and proven their skills during their music studies, their time in the Bundesjugendjazzochester “BuJazzO”(Federal Youth Jazz Orchestra) under Peter Herbolzheimer, as well as in many and varied solo projects. They have come together to do what they love most: fuse together into one sound, explore new musical worlds for themselves and their fans, and combine in unmistakable, many-faceted arrangements a confidence of style with a perfect mixture of solo and ensemble singing. Original compositions and unique new interpretations of familiar pop songs and jazz standards become Klangbezirk´s playground, one where music with the most direct and multifaceted instrument that is the human voice is to the fore.

Tanja Pannier

As a singer, Tanja can call an extremely broad and multicoloured musical spectrum her own. During her vocal jazz studies in Berlin, she not only focused on her own voice, but also delved deep into composition and arrangement with Prof. David Friedman. Therefore, every composition and arrangement she does for Klangbezirk involves something new and unique. Apart from her job as a lecturer at the Bühnenkunstschule “Academy” (performing arts school) and at the Landesjugendjazzorchester Sachsen-Anhalt (Youth Jazz Orchestra of the federal state of Saxony-Anhalt), Tanja writes theatre music for renowned houses such as the GRIPS Theatre Berlin, as well as giving workshops for choirs and ensembles across Germany. She is also the director of the Berlin choir “Soundshake”. Since 2014 she works as a lecturer for Jazz Voice at the Jazz Institute Berlin. One of her biggest dreams since childhood is to be able to live on just ice-cream for an entire week.


Matthias Knoche

As a baritone with a strong liking for bass and beats, Matthias contributes to Klangbezirk with his longstanding experience as a vocal arranger and composer; during his vocal jazz studies in Leipzig he was a member of different a capella formations active on the international scene. He is the voice soloist and vocal acrobat of the Leipzig Contemporary Jazz Big Band “Spielvereinigung Sued”, offers ensemble workshops across Germany and is a popular arranger for choirs and big bands. Matthias works in Berlin as a director of two choirs and lecturer for pop and jazz choir at the Berlin University of the Arts, and if something bites him he tries to hide that fact by singing repeatedly the children’s song “Brother, come and dance with me” to himself.



special guests for tour in Taiwan:

Barbara Bürkle (Stuttgart)

Stefan Intemann (Berlin)

Our special guests in the past:

Christine Liu (Voco Novo/Taiwan)

James Rose (Accent/London)

Gabriel Hahn (Berlin)

Meta Friedrich (Berlin)



In 2017 Klangbezirk started a new project together with Taiwan Choral Music Center, for which they founded the first jazz and pop choir in Taiwan. In 2018 the choirs were recorded in Germany and Taiwan, gathering over 150 singers. Now, in April 2019, Klangbezirk is touring in Taiwan to bring the new album to the audience. Stay tuned and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more news.

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