I founded Artpipes e.V. in 2011 in Germany. The original idea came about during a residency in Massachusetts back in 2007. It is always interesting to see how ideas find their way into the world and manifest. My life path has always involved culture and community engagement in some shape or form. Since my earliest memories, I have been involved with community groups dedicated to improving their society in some way. I thank my mother for passing this on to me. Music eventually became a surrogate family to me during many years of travelling and pursuing my path as a musician in different forms. Artpipes e.V. is a way for me and others to share their experiences of the world through developing projects with and for our audiences and students. I would like to take this chance to say Thank You for your continued support and I look forward to meeting you at an event soon!

Maryanne Piper
Chairperson/Founder

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Originally from sunny Australia, clarinetist, saxophonist and composer Maryanne Piper studied at Queensland and Sydney Conservatories of Music, and later in Holland and Switzerland with the assistance of several scholarships. Further studies followed in the USA and Germany. She has been the recipient of university awards for academic excellence, fellowships, grants and prizes.

Since 2002, Piper has performed, presented, taught, recorded for radio broadcast, film, CD and DVD, and has participated in artist residencies across four continents. A versatile performer, she has shared the stage with Don Byron (Blue Note Records), members of Bang on a Can (New York City), symphony orchestras, improvising orchestras, as well as an array of theatre projects, bands and ensembles ranging from classical to avant-garde contemporary to jazz and world music. Her children's theatre project - Theater KEKSE was selected for the NRW Cultural Council's 'Children's Theatre of the Month' programme in 2013. More info at www.maryannepiper.com.

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Artpipes e.V.
℅ Maryanne Piper
Niederichstr. 30-32
50668 Cologne
Germany

Phone: +49 (0)221 1686 1462
Mobile: +49 (0)1577 189 2034