Angelika Niescier is one of the outstanding musicians who have been redefining the contours of the European jazz scene for some time. A native of Poland, she now lives in Cologne. In her capacity as a band leader and composer, she has received several of the most prestigious awards, including the Albert Mangelsdorff Prize, Echo Jazz Prize, twice the German Record Critics’ Quarterly Prize, and she was the first Improviser-in-Residence at Moers, Germany. She has worked for radio and television companies such as Bayrische Rundfunk, WDR, radio bremen, SWR, HR and RBB. As an internationally recognized musician, she performs at renowned festivals, including the Winter Jazz Festival, New York; unheard of! Zurich Jazz Festival; Vancouver International Jazz Festival; Jazz Festival Berlin; Jazz Festival Molde; and with the Elb, Berlin and Essen Philharmonics. She has also worked with international greats such as Joachim Kühn, Tyshawn Sorey, Kris Davis, Gerry Hemingway, Nasheet Waits, Jim Black, Sylvie Courvoisier, Ralph Alessi, Ernie Watts, IIro Rantala, and Gerald Cleaver.
Angelika Niescier was a resident at Tarabya Cultural Academy from August to October 2017 and from October to December 2018.