Ruben Mattia Santorsa (*1992) is an italian classical and electric guitarist. His aim is to spread contemporary music and to enlarge the repertoire for guitar. For this reason he constantly collaborates and commissions new pieces to young composers.
His musical guides are Maurizio Pisati, Walter Zanetti and Elena Càsoli. Crucial for his musical growth was meeting and working with composers like Helmut Lachenmann, Salvatore Sciarrino, Giacomo Manzoni, Sylvano Bussotti, Helmut Oehring. He is the creator of the discographic project Set7.
Marie Delprat (*1991), began her musical studies at the Conservatoire of Versailles in the class of Pierre Boragno. She studied with Michael Form at the Bern University of the Arts in Switzerland. Towards the end of her Bachelor degree, where she concentrated mainly on the language of early music, Marie began her Masters in theatrical music under the direction of composer Xavier Dayer.
Marie defines herself as a musician as well as a performer. In June 2015 Marie participated as a musician and performer at the Biennale in Munich, as part of the installation of The Navidson Records. In 2017, she performed at the Gare du Nord in Basel and at the Cologne National Theatre with Hans Wüthrich’s Das Glashaus, under the direction of Pierre Sublet.
Anne-Laure Dottrens is a Swiss viola player. She studied in Basel and Lucerne and developed an interest in contemporary music while studying with Geneviève Strosser.
She likes discovering new pieces and particularly enjoys working with composers.
She plays with Neuverband ensemble since 2016.
Besides her activity in contemporary music Anne-Laure plays a variety of repertoire with several orchestras and chamber music groups.
She enjoys working with children and teaches violin, viola and chamber music.
Kevin Juillerat born in Switzerland in 1987, studies simultaneously saxophone with Pierre Stéphane Meugé in Lausanne and Marcus Weiss in Basel, and composition with Michael Jarrell, Georg Friedrich Haas and Héctor Parra in IRCAM.
He participates in several classical, contemporary and experimental music projects, playing with ensembles and orchestras such as Ensemble Intercontemporain, Ensemble Contrechamps, Mariinsky Orchestra or Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, under the baton of well known conductors, such as Valery Gergiev, Pierre Boulez, Neeme Järvi or Matthias Pintscher. He worked with composers such as Heinz Holliger, Peter Ablinger, Jean-Claude Risset and Tom Johnson.
Lino Mendoza was born in Mexico City. He studied the double bass at the Mexico National University (UNAM) Faculty of Music under Professor Luis Rojas. He had been constantly part of diverse artistic ensembles and a former member of youth orchestras in Mexico. He attended multiple masterclasses and music festivals working with worldwide known teachers. Since September 2015 he has been attending a Master Performance, with a Minor specialisation in Viennese Violone, at the Hochschule der Kunste, Bern with David Sinclair. During his time in Europe he has had the chance of performing a wide variety of music styles, from Contemporary to Baroque and performing in Historical Instruments Orchestras around the continent.
João Carlos Pacheco (*1988) is a Portuguese percussionist, composer, and a dedicated proponent of multidisciplinary performance.
Specialized in contemporary music, he actively works with renowned as well as promising composers, premiering and performing their works in major festivals around Europe. In recent years he has been performing with Ensemble of Nomads, Winston/Pacheco duo,TAL Trio, as well as solo projects and regular work as a guest with groups such as Ensemble Ascolta, Ensemble Phoenix Basel, Collegium Novum Zürich, among others. João Carlos studied in Espinho, Porto, Lisboa and Basel. His teachers included Pedro Carneiro, Miquel Bernat, Christian Dierstein and Erik Oña.
Hugo Queirós is a Portuguese clarinetist whose eclectic path has been dedicated primarily to the bass clarinet, contemporary music and improvisation. His academic path includes studies in Oporto, Bern and Frankfurt. During his studies in Bern he was a recipient of a grant from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.
Besides his solo performances, Hugo has performed with ensembles including Ensemble Modern, Lucerne Festival Alumni Ensemble, Ensemble Proton, Collegium Novum Zürich, Vertigo Ensemble, Grupo Música Nova where he has worked with some of the most emblematic conductors and composers. Hugo Queirós is a D’Addario Woodwind artist.
For more information, please visit: www.hugoqueiros.com.
Céline Wasmer learned violin, piano and organ during her studies. While studying medicine, she also studied concert and opera singing in Freiburg in Brsg. and contemporary music in Basel. She completed her PhD at the Freiburger Institut für Musikermedizin. She participated in many musical theatre projects, was a prize winner at the Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg and she took part in the Venice Biennale for a world premiere. She is also particularly interested in chamber music. She has already performed many world premieres and plays as a soloist all over Europe.