Who we are

The choir DIE FIXEN NIXEN was initiated in 2001 by Uschi Keil, the managing director of the agency for script, direction, acting and camera »Above the Line, Berlin«, as a choir for women from media professions. Today, women from other professions also lend their voices to the choir.

Among other things, DIE FIXEN NIXEN have made it their task to further develop the song repertoire for women’s choirs. In exchange with other artists, singing traditions and musical genres, the choir is constantly growing musically and vocally.

»The Nixen, that means energy,
that means stage presence and charisma.
Each »Nixe« is an inspiring person with her
own exciting voice. It is a special task for me
to combine this individual power and
to form a wonderful choral
sound out of it.

Ralf Sochaczewsky,
artistic director

© Joanna Scheffel

Artistic direction

The artistic director of DIE FIXEN NIXEN • DER CHOR is Ralf Sochaczewsky. Ralf is an internationally active choral and opera conductor and works regularly with renowned orchestras such as the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Konzerthausorchester Berlin and the Romanian National Radio Orchestra Bucharest. He has conducted at the Bolshoi Theatre Moscow, the Komische Oper Berlin and the Opéra National du Rhin in Strasbourg, among others. He is also a member of the music committee of the Berlin Choral Association and the Berlin State Music Council.

Musical assistance

Maria Schella has been working as musical assistant to Ralf Sochaczewsky with DIE FIXEN NIXEN since 2020. She studies church music at the Berlin University of the Arts, taking subjects in choral and orchestral conducting. Maria’s musical education began at the age of 7 on the piano. She was able to demonstrate her abilities early on at various competitions such as »Jugend musiziert« and »Kurt-Schwaen«.