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Nora-Louise Müller

Artist profile

Freelance musician, teacher and musicologist; lecturer at the University of Music Lübeck


B♭ clarinet model 621 Vienna


"My Uebel clarinet supports my musical development by allowing the air to flow amazingly easily through the instrument. I find it very pleasant that it allows me physical freedom and makes it easier for me to play music in a relaxed manner. Because the instrument reacts easily to my impulses, I can shape the sound effortlessly and gain a lot of freedom for musical interpretation."


Nora-Louise Müller enjoys her varied career as a performing musician, teacher and musicologist. She is just as interested in the latest works as she is in rediscoveries of past centuries from archives and libraries.
She passes on her knowledge and skills to people of all ages and particularly enjoys working with older people.
She is a lecturer in clarinet didactics and teaching practice at the Lübeck University of Music.
In 2018, she was awarded second prize in the International Clarinet Association's research competition.
She has also been performing for many years on the Bohlen-Pierce clarinet, which is played in an alternative harmonic tone system. As one of very few clarinettists in the world who play this unusual instrument, she is not only asked to perform as a concert clarinettist, but also to give lectures on alternative tuning systems from time to time. Her thesis on the Bohlen-Pierce clarinet earned her a doctorate from the HfMT Hamburg.
Nora-Louise Müller studied in the class of Prof. Reiner Wehle and Prof. Sabine Meyer at the Lübeck University of Music. She received additional impetus over several years through courses at the Scuola Internazionale di Perfezionamento Musicale in Piacenza, Italy, with Prof Hans Deinzer.

“In my free time, I practise a Japanese martial art. In my training group, there is an atmosphere of closeness, support and joyful energy. This enables me to concentrate and focus. Aikido teaches a deep understanding of one's own body and its movements. This sensitivity to my own physical condition benefits me when I play the clarinet: my body is centred and I can release muscular tension in a targeted way.
I would also like to teach some aspects of Aikido lessons in my own clarinet lessons. These include a positive attitude towards my own actions and helping my students to reflect in order to accompany them on their joyful path of personal development.”

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