Claudia Döffinger was born and grew up in the South of Germany. She studied piano and composition in Switzerland and at the Kunstuniversität Graz.
Her composition "White Note Exorcist" earned her the Downbeat Student Music Award in 2017 for "Original Composition for Large Ensemble". Claudia Doeffinger does not lose sight of the details even when writing for large formations.
She writes music that thrives on the playful handling of clichés and the courage to bring the stale jazz format “big band” into the present. Her Monochrome - is loud, colourful and energetic. In search of catchy melodies and grooving rhythms.