How did it all start? The concept is based on a 1:1 CONCERT© format that was developed especially for the Thuringian chamber music festival “Sommerkonzerte Volkenroda”. There, it touched many people in 2019 on the festival premises of the Volkenroda Monastery. Stephanie Winker, Franziska Ritter, Sophie von Mansberg and Christian Siegmund are hoping to spread this idea all over the world with an interdisciplinary team of helpers, friends and supporters. We are hoping for positive viral distribution – not only in times of Covid-19.
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studied at the New York Juilliard School and at HfM Hanns Eisler, Berlin. After working as a solo flutist for several major orchestras, she was part of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra from 2004 to 2015 including several solo performances. Moreover, she is an active member of the Ma'alot Wind Quintet with whom she has played many concerts all over Europe, America and Asia and recorded many award-winning CDs. Since 2013, Stephanie Winker works as a flute professor at the music academy HfMDK Frankfurt am Main and teaches at international master classes. Besides her manifold chamber music activities, she is a much sought-after orchestral soloist.
Franziska Ritter is a scenographer and studied architecture at the TU Berlin and the University of North London. She is a research associate of the Department of Stage Design & Scenic Space at TU Berlin and works as a lecturer for exhibition design and theatre construction at different universities. She is a representative and currently the leading member of the project of Digitality and New Technologies of the Deutsche Theatertechnische Gesellschaft. "Im/material Theatre Spaces - Augmented and Virtual Reality for Theatre". Moreover, she plays as a flutist for Ensemble Opus 45.
Christian SiegmundCultural Mediator
came into contact with classical music at an early age and learned piano and cello. He studied linguistics and literature as well as literary translation in Vienna, Florence and Munich. In addition to translating into various languages, he works as a purser for Lufthansa German Airlines. In March 2019 he was involved in the project "Listening differently" at Frankfurt's Alte Oper as a facilitator for Marina Abramović. He now lives in Berlin, where he runs a private art and music salon "Salon S", an experimental space for interdisciplinary artistic encounters.
Léa Villeneuve comes from France and studied with Stéphane Réty and Stephanie Winker at the Universities of Dresden and Frankfurt. She plays as academic in the Dresden Philharmonic and as guest in several german orchestras like the WDR Sinfonieorchester Cologne. In addition, she continues her education in psychomotor therapy and contemporary dance. She brings body awareness into her teaching for flute students to prevent health problems and promote artistic expression.