Photography: © Christian Schnur

Almut Kühne comes from a family of artists and received piano lessons from the age of seven. At the age of 16 she began taking singing lessons. She studied at the jazz course of the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” Berlin until 2008.

Kühne was part of the Berlin Youth Jazz Orchestra conducted by Nicolai Thärichen in 2005, with whom she participated in the World Forum of Sacred Music in Los Angeles. She performed with Georg Graewe’s ensemble sonic fiction at the Nickelsdorfer Konfrontationen and at the Total Music Meeting. She has performed in duos with Gebhard Ullmann and Anthony Coleman as well as in combos and other large formations. With Johanna Borchert and Antonis Anissegos as well as the video artists Benjamin Schindler and Markus Glandt, she runs the project Dowland Waters.

Kühne has released two albums under her own name on Unit Records. She was also involved in a CD production of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with the Dresden Chamber Choir and the Gewandhaus Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Chailly. She has also performed vocal works by Graewe, John Cage, Luigi Nono, Helmut Lachenmann, Ondrey Adamek and Michael Edward Edgerton. She can also be heard on Peter Ehwald’s album Septuor de grand matin (2022), among others.

Kühne won the studio prize of the Berlin Senate in 2009 with her solo project. The CD Silver White Archives (in duo with Gebhard Ullmann) was nominated for the German Record Prize in 2014.