Accordion Performances


photograph by Manuela Meier

A classically trained accordionist, Manuela has performed across Europe, the United States, New Zealand and Australia, and in networked concerts with the UK, US, Canada and South Korea, focusing on the interpretation of works of New Music, as well as improvisation.

Dedicated to a performance practice characterized by great attention to the sonic and conceptual detail of each individual piece's sound world, Manuela seeks the close collaboration of the living composers of various generations whose work she performs. Past concerts in improvisational settings include duet performances with Pauline Oliveros. Frequently performing in ensemble contexts, Manuela has introduced to a range of audiences on several continents new ensemble works with accordion, including the North American premiere of Georg Friedrich Haas' La profondeur, the UK premiere of Pauline Oliveros' Droniphonia, the Austrian premiere of Gerhard Stäbler's blütenlos, the world and UK premiere of Eric Lyon's Music for the MiSS and the Australian premiere of Pedro Rebelo's cipher.

See below a list of repertoire, including a selection of musicians Manuela has played with, and world premieres she has given on the accordion.

Selected Performances


several chamber music ensemble formations

other collaborations:

Selected Repertoire


World premieres

US premiere/North America premieres:

Austrian premieres

New Zealand and Australasia/Asia-Pacific premieres:

Other Solo and Chamber Music/Ensemble Pieces (selection)