Evi Heigl (Germany; violin)

The Regensburg born musician Evi Heigl studied Ethnomusicology, Folklore and Musicology at the University of Bamberg. Her musical focus is the research and practice of the traditional music of Bavaria and the neighboring regions. She performs on the violin and the clarinet in the ensembles Plammerberg Muse (until 2006), Schwäbische Wirtshausmusikanten and Hürbener Ballorchester with numerous radio and television appearances on Bavarian and West German Broadcasting. She is currently working for the information center for Folk music of the region Schwaben (Bavaria) in Krumbach. She leads the Folk music ensemble of the Music Pedagogy and Education department at the Catholic University of Eichstätt. She frequently leads Folk music courses for the Bavarian Landesverein Heimatpflege e.V as well as the Region Bavaria, and additionally she is the editor of the Folk music journal “Sänger & Musikanten”. She has undertaken multiple research expeditions in Bavaria and Hungary and lead research into the form and function of dance songs in the Upper Palatinate as part of her graduate degree. Evi Heigl (born 1968) lives in Augsburg, is married and has a daughter.