Astrid Walenta

© Maria Frodl

Astrid Walenta is author, singer and performer and likes to play the ukulele. She writes children’s books that are often accompanied by music cd’s, as well as lyrical texts.
She has been working as a clown in clinical institutions for more than 20 years.

Together with her band, Esmeralda’s Taxi, she produces cd’s and also gives live concerts (

She received the Children’s and Youth Book Prize of the City of Vienna and several other writing grants from BMUKK Austria.