Upon meeting for the first time in 2014, these three musicians immediately decided to make music together. However, it must be said that being sisters, two of them (Marie- Theres Härtel and deeLinde) had met previous to that, and in fact co-founded and spearhead the internationally acclaimed group Netnakisum. Tamara entered the picture through their mutual friend, the renowned German jazz trumpet player Matthias Schriefl. Marie- Theres had a fascination for combining Tamara’s exceptional voice with the sister’s powerfully, eloquent string double act (viola and cello) and thus, Kusimanten was born.
They successfully debuted later in 2014 at the ”Wiener Konzerthaus”, which they followed up with their first recording in early 2015. In the same year, they were honoured to close the prestigious Jazzwerkstatt Bern Festival in Bern, Switzerland, accompanied by legendary Swiss accordion player Hans Hassler.
Supported by the Austrian Embassy, Bangkok