Born and raised in Berlin, Katharina Garrard attended the school “Hanns Eisler” specialized in music from the age of 12. After studying classical violin she went on to graduate in contemporary performance. During her professional carrer Katharina has worked with a wide range of distinguished artists.
Since the “White Lies”-tour in 2002, Katharina Garrard (fka “Sharifa”) supports Deine Lakaien with violin and backing vocals, also on the following tours “April Skies” and “20 Years of Electronic Avantgarde” with the Neue Philharmonie Frankfurt. Furthermore, she contributed to the studio recordings of “April Skies” and “Indicator”.
In addition to her current work with Deine Lakaien, she promotes a voice and violin show that combines acoustic and electric sounds with vocals over self produced and arranged backing tracks.