Photo by Ann Beckers of Elly Kellner looking into the camera.


Singer-songwriter Elly Kellner serves up melodic sad songs that have a way of disturbing and comforting the listener all at the same time. With radically honest lyrics and a guitar with just four strings she occupies a unique piece of territory somewhere between jazz and folk.

Wether it be in her songs or other creative works,  Elly always tries to create from the core of her inner world. All with the firm belief there must be others who’ll recognize the mutual feelings and hopefully feel less alone as a result.

Elly previously worked with Grammy Award-winning producer Larry Klein (Joni Mitchel, Tracy Chapman, Bob Dylan), Iain Matthews (Fairport Convention, Matthews Southern Comfort) and was awarded with the Tamoil Culture Award for the Arts & Literature. Jury report excerpt: “Elly is able to write about what is sharp and painful in a way that makes it slightly muffled and vague and therefore easier to digest and look at.  At the same time she knows how to make the vague visible with exactly the right words...”


Elly is currently working on an exciting new project in collaboration with M6 (Markiezenhof and the Rijksmuseum.) Original compositions for paintings, an album release, two concerts and two interactive events are all part of it. Read more about it here:  HETE VUREN - EXPO 2023