Bernadette Kellermann is a violinist, composer and tutor based in Glasgow, United Kingdom. She is currently in her Honours year at the BMus Traditional Music degree at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Based in Glasgow, she has been part of a wide range of musical projects including representing the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland at Cape Breton’s Celtic Colours Festival in 2016 (Canada), performing for Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain’s annual St. Andrews celebration in collaboration with the RSNO since 2014, being assistant Musical Director for the RCS production ‘North Haven’ in 2017 as well as founding the contemporary folk trio Farrland September 2017 and joining the award-winning collective Fat-Suit in late 2017.
Born and brought up in Regensburg, Germany, she picked up the violin at age five and received classical tuition until 2014. Having had no formal tuition in Scottish folk music or composition until the start of her academic degree at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, she gained a unique understanding and approach, that is now defining her musical outlook. She unconditionally takes various influences such as jazz, minimalism and more ‘classical’ concepts on board in order to develop her distinct style.
In 2017/2018 she composed and recorded her own album ‘Colourworks’. In collaboration with five of Scotland’s top young musicians, she explores concepts of Scottish folk music, classical music, jazz and minimalism, while keeping a strong sense of melody. Click here for more information.
Past works included a suite of original music based on contemporary poetry (Music in Poetry) and the collaborative project Sounds of Rousay, a visual and musical portrait of one of the Orkney Islands.
Aside from performing and composing, Bernadette has been a private violin tutor since 2014 and teaches students of all ages and levels. She has also taught bigger ensembles and works as a regular teacher for The Glasgow Folk Music Workshop.