Leo Philipp Schmidt

Orthopaedics Accident Surgery Chiropractics Physiotherapy Special Pain Therapy Acupuncture Hand Surgery 
Studied Medicine at the French Faculty of Louvain in Belgium, Munich and Aachen. Further training in hand surgery in USA and France and Vienna (Austria). 
Many years spent working at Universitäts-Klinikum Mannheim. 
Clinic management Orthopaedic Specialist Clinic. 
Specialist for Orthopaedics and Accident Surgery with additional field of Chiropractics, Physiotherapy and Special Pain Therapy.

Dr. med Johanna Michel

Anaesthesia Emergency and Intensive Medicine Special Pain Therapy Acupuncture 
Studied Medicine in Munich, Aachen and Heidelberg. 
Many years spent working at Universitäts-Klinikum Mannheim. 
Clinic management Orthopaedic Specialist Clinic. 
Further training in children's pain therapy including time spent in Harvard (USA). 
Specialist for Anaesthesia, Emergency Medicine and Special Pain Therapy. 

Alexis Milligan

Alexis is a multi-faceted performing artists and passionate arts educator from Halifax, Nova Scotia. The primary focus of her career is as a movement specialist and she has created choreography and movement for many theatre Companies in Halifax and Toronto. She was an Apprentice Movement Coach for The Stratford Festival of Canada and is the Staging Consultant for Christopher Norton's Micro-Musical Series (Boosey&Hawkes). She has spent seven seasons with Two Planks and Passion Theatre induding 18 months as Director-in- Residence, Rosalind As You Like It (Merritt Nominee - Best Actress), Sissa, Beowulf {Merritt Nominee - Best Supporting Actress) and co- creator 937 (Winner - Fringe Hit and Best Drama Atlantic Fringe Festival 2013).

Alexis is a long-time Company member with internationally acclaimed puppet theatre Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, and was a principal puppeteer on CBC's You & Me and The MightyJungte (Gemini Award: Best Pre-School Production). Other Film/TV credits include: Seed (ACTRA Award Nominee - Best Actress); Some Things Wont Sleep (Foglight Productions); mr. d (CBC); Blackbird (A71 Productions/Jason Buxton), and Haven (SyFy/Showcase). Her directing credits include: How Often Do I Dream...(Winner - Best Solo Show Atlantic Fringe Festival 2014); Avenue Q, 13, Into The Woods (Neptune Theatre School); Fishing (Off The Leash Creative Ltd.).

Alex is is the founding director of Transitus, a multi-disciplinary performing arts Company specializing in human puppetry and the artistic practice of non-verbal communication.

Leandro Saint-Hill

He was nominated for the Grammy together with Omar Sosa Live in Blue Note 2008 and "Eggun" 2013.


Leandro Saint-Hill Montejo was born in Camagüey, Cuba. He began taking violin lessons at the age of seven from his father Marcelo Saint-Hill Sweeney. Four years later, Mario Lombida introduced him to the basics of the saxophone, so paving the way for him to develop as a musician.

While he was studying at the José White Music School, Leandro discovered his mentors in Alfredo Thompson and Julian Blanco and found them a source of inspiration. On completing his studies, the saxophonist took a job as a teacher at the conservatory in Las Tunas. A subsequent move to La Havanna allowed the performer to work with music greats such as Beatriz M., Carlos Maza Quintett and El Médico de la Salsa. In 1994, the musician finally moved to Hamburg where his unique style has made him one of the most popular saxophonists on the Latin-Funk scene in Europe. He wrote the soundtrack for the road movie "Kubanische Träume" (Cuban Dreams) and "Kuba das Mafia Paradies" (Cuba - Mafia's Paradise).

He has been nominated for the Grammy together with Omar Sosa Live in Blue Note 2008 and "Eggun" 2013.

He has also gained stage and studio experience with Patrice, Tony Martinez and The Cuban power, G. Rubalcaba, Mercado Negro, J. Barreto, Willy Chirino, Trilok Gurtu and many others. Leandro is currently achieving success in other areas in addition to working with his band (Saint-Hill Colectivo) and his activity as a music teacher, for example he is working on highly influential projects such as Omar Sosa‚ Love Newkirk, Cubanisimo, R. Santamaria Latin All Stars.

Alex Schwers

Alex Schwers from Gladbeck in the Ruhr area began to teach himself  the drums at the age of 9 after seeing a performance of the NDW band Trio.He has toured with many bands since he was 16 and can be heard on quite a number of  national and international productions.
For example, he recently received a platinum album for his work on the latest release of the Hip Hop Band Deichkind.
He has been drummer of the Hamburg punk band Slime since 2010.
Together with FM Einheit from the Einstürzende Neubauten and Caspar Brötzmann, he recently established a new project and now is increasingly involved in avant-garde sounds.

Alinde Quartett

String Quartet (Germany, France, Italy, Spain)


International Award Winner (Antonio Salieri Prize)

Natalie Plöger

Bass (Germany)

Rayna Valeva

won first prize in the German national youth competition "Jugend Musiziert".


Rayna Valeva was born in Varna, Bulgaria and completed her Abitur (German university entrance examination) in Double Bass and Singing at the German Nationales Kunstgymnasium, a secondary school specializing in the Arts, at the age of 18. In the same year, she had won first prize in the German national youth competition "Jugend Musiziert".

Rayna, a prize winner of the Academic Competition Sofia, studied at the Hochschule für Musik Detmold (Detmold College of Music), first on the diploma study programme and then on the Master's Course in cooperation with the Orchesterzentrum NRW.

She regularly plays with the Detmold chamber orchestra and in the world music ensemble Vinorosso. She has gained further experience with the renowned symphony orchestra of the NDR Hamburg and with the Northwest German Philharmonic Orchestra, Herford.

Regina Stötzel

Sascha Oliver Bauer

Dennenesch Zoudé

Foto: Meike Kenn

Max Solo

 - Alexey Vitakov “” (Russia, 2004) – guitar

 - Alexey Vitakov “” (Russia, 2005) – guitar, arrangement
 - Joana Zimmer “Tempted By Your Touch” (Single, Germany, 2011) – guitar, arrangement, production
 - Stella Nova “Alles auf Anfang” (Germany, 2011) – guitar
 - Shamari Rockca “I Defend Myself” (USA, 2012) – guitar, arrangements, production
 - Blind Bankers “Bullshit in Gusow” Live DVD (Germany, 2014) – guitar, production

Joss Turnbull

Percussion (UK- Germany)

Balu Rajendrakurups

Balu Rajendrakurups is a South Indian Percussionist and a Carnatic Vocalist. He was born in Kerala, India in a family with a musical background.  Hence it was no surprise that he started learning Carnatic Music and Tabla from the age of 5 along with his sister.

Later he had the opportunity to get trained under famous Mridangists from the age of 10 in India until 2007 and also learned classical vocal in Chennai.

He started performing at the age of 12 and won several contests in youth festivals and academies. Furthermore, he performed for Indian media like radio and TV and held converts in several cities in India. His unique South Indian percussion techniques impressed world music artists till date, which explains why he collaborates with so many of them.

Known for adapting traditional South Indian percussion instruments to modern instruments like Djembe and Cajon, he formed a music group in Germany called “Amano”, performing all around Europe and passes on the art to new generations in multiple music schools in Germany.

Jessie Brown

Singer (Canada)


Choir (Germany-Italy-France)

Judith Devise

Bachelor of Music



Chiara Fürniss

Henriette Götz

M. Rodriguez Luengo

Edna Rieger

Bettina Sander

Larissa Maria Schnadt

Nora Steuerwald

Kathrin Wagner

Elena Walter