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Biography

 

Konstantin Wecker

was born in Munich in 1947. As a singer, songwriter, composer, author and actor, he is one of the most versatile artists in the German speaking culture.

Konstantin Wecker

grew up in a loving family with anti-fascist views. His father loved painting and sang as a tenor whilst his mother’s passion were lyrics and poetry. In his earlier years he sang solo soprano in a boys’ choir ("The Trapp Family in America "). He later studied philosophy and psychology at Munich University.

During the late sixties he began his public appearances as a songwriter. His break-through came in 1977 with his ballad "Willy " about a friend beaten to death by Neo-Nazis. He has released more than 40 German language LPs and CD albums to date with songs and lyrics often highlighting social and political issues.

Konstantin Wecker

may perform as a solo artist at the piano, read from his poetry and books or be accompanied by a chamber music orchestra or often by a band.

Amongst many other musicians, he worked with Joan Baez, Mercedes Sosa, Angelika Kirchschlager, Harold Faltermeyer, Wolfgang Dauner, Charlie Mariano, Arlo Guthrie and was also instrumental in some world music projects with musicians from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Alongside his productions and concerts as a songwriter, he composes for musicals, theatre, film and television. Konstantin Wecker is also an author, publishing poetry and prose.
 
Within his social media activity, he regularly writes a blog about social and political issues.
 
Konstantin Wecker's

many awards for his life's work and political commitment include:

1995 Kurt Tucholsky Prize
2007 Erich Fromm Prize together with Eugen Drewermann
2018 Thomas Nast Visiting Professorship at the University of Koblenz-Landau.”

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