Adam Starkie

Clarinet - artistic direction

photo: Patrick Lambin

English clarinetist Adam Starkie performs mainly as a soloist and chamber musician in a diverse repertoire and with a particular interest for  contemporary repertoire. After a Bachelor of Music at the University of Leeds (England) with Dov Goldberg, Adam joined the class of Armand Angster at the Conservatoire de Strasbourg. There he obtained a perfectionnement diploma , a diploma of specialisation (contemporary repertory), his médaille d'or in bass clarinet before completing his studies with a masters of musical interpretation at the Academy of music of Strasbourg / Haute école des Arts du Rhin. He has followed masterclasses with international soloists such as Colin Bradbury (BBC Philharmonic) and Cristo Barrios. He regularly collaborates with ensembles such as Ensemble Linea, Accroche Note, Ensemble de l'Ill, Ensemble Zellig, the ensemble l'imaginaire, El Perro Andaluz, with whom he has premiered new works in festivals and concert halls across Europe, Asia and North America. He especially enjoys working with composers and had the opportunity to benefit from the advice of Helmut Lachenmann, Mark André, Luis de Pablo, Doina Rotaru, Aurélien Dumont, Ivan Fedele, Frédéric Durieux, Gualtiero Dazzi, Sohrab Uduman, Daniele Bravi amongst others. Adam is co-founder / artistic director of the collective lovemusic. The collective has performed in Japan, England, Germany, Spain, Mexico and France. lovemusic is committed to exploring all repertoires with important work in collaboration with today's composers complementing a programming that offers an original view of the present. Always interested in diversifying his activity Adam also plays in multidisciplinary formations. With the Ensembles 2.2 he participated in creating a sound installation for the artist Zahra Poonawala which has been exhibited in Tourcoing, Brussels, Barcelona, trasbourg and Vilnius. 

Emiliano Gavito

Flute - artistic direction

photo: Lou Rachmuhl

Emiliano has been interested in the performing arts since a very young age. He obtained his degree  in musical performance flute at the Superior School of Music in Mexico City as well as a diploma in chamber music at the National Arts Center in Mexico City. In parallel he continued his studies of classical and contemporary dance whilst performing with several contemporary dance companies in  international festivals. A special interest for the interaction of the performing arts  led him to follow an interdisciplinary (music-theater-dance) workshop (London's Gildhall School of Music and Drama) with pushed him to pursue his research on the boundaries between these three artistic disciplines.
In France, he graduated from the Strasbourg Conservatoire with a flute diploma (class of Mario Caroli), the perfectionnement diploma and the concert diploma in chamber music (class of Martin Gester and Armand Angster) as well as a  Diploma in Choreographic Studies . A particular interest in choreographic and musical practices of the 17th and 18th centuries and their parallels with modern practices, led him to pursue the diploma in traverso (with Nancy Hadden) and a training in baroque dance.
Holder of the French State Diploma in Specialized Music Education (DE), he has a major pedagogical activity in Alsace. Always on the lookout for new horizons, Emiliano has a wide range of performances and concerts in Mexico City, the Netherlands, Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom and France, with a particular interest in premiering the works of young composers. Having worked with artists from different disciplines and aesthetics, has allowed him to have an exceptional openness to new artistic experiences. Currently, he performs in several ensembles. He is the flautist and co-founder of the collective lovemusic, which has allowed him to promote and create new repertoire while designing projects that stimulate a different approach  to the music of our days.

Winnie Huang

violin/viola

photo: Mathilde Blum

Winnie Huang is a Chinese-Australian violinist currently based between Belgium and France. An active performer of new music, Winnie is a founding member and solo violinist of Paris based new music ensemble soundinitiative.
Winnie works with young and established composers, such as Bernhard Lang, Alexander Schubert, Jessie Marino, Mauro Lanza, Georges Aperghis, Raphael Cendo, Joanna Bailie and Peter Ablinger among others. She has performed and continuously plays with European ensembles such as Ensemble Linea, United Instruments of Lucilin Ensemble - Luxembourg, and Australian ensemble Argonaut, frequently performing at festivals such as Ars Musica, Manifeste, Klang Festival, Festival Royaumont, Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäßer Musik, Lucerne Festival, Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik in Darmstadt, Ruhrtriennale, BIFEM, Brisbane Festival, among others.
An engaging teacher, Winnie has consistently taught in France and Australia and has frequently guest tutored at many major institutions of education including The Raffles Institution as an instrumental coach and ensemble tutor at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore, and at the Contemporary Chamber Music classes in The Buchmann-Mehta School of Music at Tel Aviv University, Israel.
Winnie’s strong interest in the performance of musical gestural pieces is explored frequently through collaborating with composers, developing highly gestural contemporary works, while academically, Winnie continues research in the field of musical gestures and physical performance awareness through her post-graduate studies.

Léa Trommenschlager

voice

photo: Sébastien Moullier

Léa Trommenschlager obtained diplomas from the Strasbourg Conservatoire with Henrik Siffert and Françoise Kubler as well as at the Musikhochschule Hanns Eisler in Berlin with Norma Sharp. In 2011, she was laureate of the Académie du Festival d’Aix-en- Provence.

Léa has sung several operatic roles including De la Terreur des Hommes by Arthur Lavendrier premiered in Paris with the Ensemble Le Balcon, as well as Cleopatra in Handel’s Giulio Cesare in Berlin.

In 2012, Léa toured with the show Cher Erik Satie, directed by Jean Bellorini. In 2013 she sang in Wie man findet, was man nicht sucht by Leah Muir at the Tischlerei du Deutsche Oper in Berlin. In the same year she played the title role in Ariane auf Naxos by Strauss at the Théâtre de l’Athénée in Paris, and Fiordiligi in Cosi fan Tutte again at theTischlerei du Deutsche Oper in Berlin.

In 2013 Léa performed in Doppelgänger, directed by D. Marton - premiered at the Schauspiel in Stuttgart and toured throughout Europe. In the summer of 2014, Léa was invited to the Aldeburgh festival, to the Samuel Beckett - Happy Days Festival with the pianist Julius Drake and to the Aix-en- Provence Festival where she sang Strauss’ four last songs under the direction of Alain Altinoglu.

Christian Lozano

guitar

photo: Adam Starkie

Born in Mexico City in 1980, Christian Lozano obtained his degree in classical guitar performance at the School of Music of the National Institute of Fine Arts of Mexico with Leticia Alba. He then continued his studies with Carlos Laguna.
In 2006 he left Mexico to continue his studies in the Musik Akademie Basel, in Switzerland, where he obtained the Konzertdiplom with the guitarist Pablo Marquez, as well as a Master in Music Education.
He has performed in several festivals and concert halls in Mexico, France, Germany, Switzerland and Paraguay. In 2006, he premiered Manuel M. Ponce's Concierto del Sur in Paraguay with the Asuncion Symphony Orchestra.
Christian is currently a guitar teacher at the Musikschule Riehen, Switzerland.

Vincent Lhermet

accordion

photo: ©Jean-Baptiste Millot

Vincent Lhermet is one of the most remarkable French accordionists of his generation. A graduate of Finland’s Sibelius Academy with Matti Rantanen, laureate of both Arrasate-Hiria and Gaudeamus Interpreters competitions, he is the first accordionist in France to have completed a PhD in Music Performance at the Paris Conservatoire/Sorbonne University, under the supervision of Laurent Cugny and Bruno Mantovani.

He has performed at such festivals as Printemps des Arts de Monte Carlo, Festival d’Art lyrique in Aix en Provence, Musica Nova Helsinki, Festival Radio France in Montpellier and in such venues as the Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, Musiikkitalo Helsinki, the Paris Salle Gaveau and National Opera alongside percussionist Brian Archinal, violist Gérard Caussé, viola da gamba performer Marianne Muller, clarinettist Michel Portal, amongst many others. Vincent Lhermet has premiered over forty works by composers from around the world, including Franck Bedrossian, Tomas Bordalejo, Frédéric Durieux, Francesco Filidei, Philippe Hersant, Martin Iddon, Martin Matalon, Florent Motsch, Matti Murto, François Narboni, Annette Schlünz, Miroslav Srnka, Jukka Tiensuu with prestigious ensembles and orchestras such as Orchestre d’Auvergne, Orchestre de l’Université de Guanajuato, Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice, Secession orchestra, Ensemble Court-Circuit conducted by Charles Barbier, Guillaume Bourgogne, Jean Deroyer, Roberto Fores-Veses, Clément Mao-Takacs, Pierre-André Valade…

Victor Hocquet

percussion

photo: ©  Tony Trichanh

Victor received percussion training and completed a musical studies diploma at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Départemental (music conservatory) of Charleville-Mézières in 2011. A year later, at age 18, he joined the Haute École des Arts du Rhin, an art and music school in Strasbourg where he worked with Emmanuel Séjourné, Stephan Fougeroux and Denis Riedinger. During his time there, he met a number of talented musicians and had the opportunity to hone his percussion skills by participating in solo, chamber and orchestra performances. He obtained his undergraduate degree in 2015 and chose to pursue a master of arts in Musical Performance from the same institute.

At the same time, Victor was actively interested in teaching, going on to complete a state diploma in arts education in 2016, which qualified him to teach at several local establishments. Over time, he moved into contemporary music performance, both solo and ensemble, collaborating with many groups such as Ensemble Linea, Ensemble HANATSU miroir, Nishi Duo, and trio a/Z, among others. This allowed him to work closely with renowned composers such as Helmut Lachenmann, Raphaël Cendo, Aurélien Dumont, Martin Matalon, Alberto Posadas, Philippe Manoury, Francesco Filidei and György Kurtag.

Guido Pedicone

electronics

 

photo: © Tony Trichanh

Mathilde Melero

scenography

Set designer and author with multidisciplinary interests, Mathilde Melero looks at the space through the prism of speech, be it textual, musical or corporal. Trained at the Haute École des Arts du Rhin, she strengthened her technical skills at the Opera Bastille and the Opéra du Rhin as well as in several professional theatre  stages in Strasbourg  (Maillon, Taps, Tjp, Artus).
From storytelling to musicals and opera, she enjoys working on different registers, as long as artistic "words" are exchanged.
With eleven other scenographic artists, she formed in 2015 the collective SCENOPOLIS; a group of scenographers that create collective and individual creations within diverse festivals. In 2016, she founded the LUMEN Fabrique company with two other artists: a factory of shows aimed at a general public focused on light and storytelling.

Clément Debras

scenography

Having discovered the stage through theater and music, Clément Debras continued his discovery of the arts by studying fine art and scenography at the Haute Ecole des Arts du Rhin.
He graduated in 2015 as a set designer with his first creation: Freefall, which shows a certain interest for dance and performance.
As a performer and dancer, Clément Debras began his career as a dancer at the Opéra National du Rhin a few years ago, working recently on the latest productions directed by Olivier Py, and Mariam Clément.
In 2015, he took part in the creation of Scenopolis, a collective of artists and set designers. With this collective he is particularly interested in the scenography of concert and opera.
In 2017 Clément Debras is interested in the scenography of dance with the « Swan Lake » project with the choreographic center of Strasbourg, as scenographer and director. He also made scenography and costumes for the project « #ATME » new creation of the choreographer William Sanchez with the German company Szene 2wei.