No artist in recent history has broken down the barriers of genre quite like Willa Webber (Wiltrud Weber). Her haunting Soprano combined with a musical education from around the world has led the vocal phenomenon on a genre-bending journey, mixing Classical with House, Opera with Dance and creating a new space for Traditional music within the Millennial DJ community. Coming from a Classical & Operatic background, Webber was awarded the coveted Karl Erb Stiftung Music Scholarship and has performed with high-profile ensembles including the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and Berlin Symphonic Orchestra. In the midst of her background in classical performance, her muse lured her first to India, and later to NYC where she delved into the kaleidoscopic presence of various and vast musical and cultural spectrums. Her successes within the Classical community led Webber to explore songwriting and composition in NYC, combining the genre with influences from Jazz, Folk and World Music. This culminated in her highly regarded Global Acoustic Project, in which she sings in no less than 10 languages and includes an array of cultural influences.
As Webber’s artistry knows no bounds, her five year collaboration with Haitian-born New York City DJ, Producer and Multi-Instrumentalist Jephté Guillaume resulted in the full length release Blue and Deep, which saw the title track make waves in the International House, Dance and Pop world. Webber’s career has since expanded to highly acclaimed scores (Rosita la favorite del Tercer Reich, Viking Women), feature film roles (Anna Wunder in Father Rupert Mayer) audiobooks, staged musical readings and performances (Diva in Sommer 14 at the renown Bertolt-Brecht Theater, Berlin). Recently Willa Webber performed as Artist In Residence at the 1. International Music and Theatre Days in Kolobrzeg/Poland, had been featured on the Global Chill Compilation from J2 Music/Water Music Records and just finished some well received and outstanding concerts in Germany with the Grammy nominees Quartet San Francisco.
Her upcoming release WILLA WORLD WIDE produced by Two-Time Emmy Award winning composer Martin Davich is "A musical journey through different languages and emotions right from my heart...following my deep wish to contribute to the understanding of different cultures and Peace."
Willa World Wide
This latest EP features 5 tracks produced by two-time Emmy-winning composer Martin Davich.
“Willa World Wide is a musical journey through different languages and emotions right from my heart...following my vision to contribute to the understanding of different cultures and Peace." - Willa Webber
“It was so much fun to work with Free Slice. What a trip to let my voice dive in and out of this hypnotic deep house track! The feeling and attitude of RESILIENCE came to me right away. I am very happy to be part of the GLOBAL CHILL COMPILATION in honor of Mother Earth, Love and Peace!” - Willa Webber
Up-and-coming international artist, Willa Webber, continues to break down genre barriers by uniting with Los Angeles based duo, Free Slice, to combine classical opera with deep house on her groundbreaking original track “Resilience (featuring Free Slice).”
AVE MARIA SHALOM is a prayer for Peace, independent of faith and religion. This is how it was produced:
After recording some takes of the "Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert in Fonojet Audio Studio, Berlin, I wanted to create something unique over these harmonies.
I started to improvise, using words from the Latin and the Arabic "Ave Maria", ending everything with the Hebrew "Shalom".
After some time I recorded a take that I felt was complete. German producer Marlon Klein made a mix out of it that I am very happy about.
I do hope you enjoy AVE MARIA SHALOM, this track is close to my heart.
Beginning of this year Willa Webber will release her song Take a Breath (Berlin Mix) arranged by German film music producer Tom Leonhardt. Willa wrote this uplifting Peace Song together with Jonathan McHugh. It is an encouragement to stay open-minded, positive and grateful.
A new release by Water Music Records and J2 Records. This holiday compilation features talent from all over the world, including Willa Webber's Ave Maria and Ave Maria Shalom. Released November 2016.
Water Music Records and J2 Records will be releasing a compilation at the top of 2017 featuring deep, chill, lounge, and ambient rhythms by various global artists including the talented Willa Webber.
Kehillat Israel Synagogue, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles
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