Lucia Froihofer’s trademark is her dancers’ way of playing music. She grew up in the tradition of Styrian folk music. After her studies of violin and instrumental pedagogy at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, she specialized in early music and performance practice with Susanne Scholz at the University of Music and Drama in Leipzig and further studies with Sigiswald Kuijken in Brussels, Enrico Gatti in Novara and Michi Gaigg in Linz.
Lucia Froihofer dedicates herself to the literature of the 17th and 18th century and plays them on the appropriate instruments and according playing technique. In 2010 she and Michael Hell founded Neue Hofkapelle Graz. In addition to two concert series performed by the orchestra in Graz, there were already invitations to the styriarte, to the Kölner Philharmonie or to the festival Alte Musik in Knechtsteden and Köln, Germany.
Chamber music is also an important concern for Froihofer. Thus she performs in a wide variety of ensembles, especially rare repertoire. Concert tours have led them to many countries in Europe and Asia and to numerous European festivals. With her ensemble “vezzoso” (now La Gioconda) she won the Grand Ensemble Prize of the Schmelzer Competition in Melk in 2008. In 2005, she was a finalist of the Magdeburger Telemann competition.
Her musical vein pulsates above all in her group Spafudla, which surprises with unusual musical mixes in the area of the New Volx music. CD productions in Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Austria round off the artist’s profile, which also extends her enthusiasm and skills at the Johann Joseph Fux Conservatory and at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz.