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Daniel Agi - Flute

Daniel Agi was born in 1979 in Mashta-Azaar, Syria. He studied flute in the conservatories of Cologne and Freiburg with Hans Martin Mueller and Prof. Robert Aitken. Since the beginning of his studies he played as principle flute in numerous german orchetras. 2004/2005 he played in the Duisburg opera orchestra (Deutsche Oper am Rhein). Frequent tours lead him to Corea, China, Lithuania, Kuwait and all european countries.

Alongside his membership in ensemble chronophonie and CRAS he plays as a guest with the dutch Insomnio Ensemble.

His special interest in crossing musical boundaries beyond the traditional classical music education is reflected in collaborations with visual artists such as Wojciech Kosma, chanson singer Esther Fellner with whom he recorded a cd and Sepiasonic, a band around the famous clarinet player Claudio Puntin.

Daniel Agi founded many different ensembles for classical chamber music such as Trio Contrejour with whom he regularly performs throughout Germany and abroad. Their cd "...écoute mon coeur" has just been released.

In 2006/2007 he was member of the International Ensemble Modern Academy, where he got his master's degree in the perfotming of contemporary music.

More information on Daniel Agi and his work can be found on www.Daniel-Agi.de.



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Stephen Altoft - Trumpet

Stephen Altoft is dedicated to the creation of new repertoire for the trumpet. Stephen's experience encompasses a variety of music which has taken him to venues and festivals across Europe, the United States and Canada. As well as his programmes with electronics, he has played for the Kammersinfonie Berlin, the Cornelius Cardew Ensemble, Klangforum Wien and with duo Contour. Stephen studied trumpet at the University of Huddersfield, England (1991-5) from which he gained a Masters degree and the Ricordi Prize for Contemporary Performance. This was followed by periods of private study with Markus Stockhausen (Cologne: between 1996-8) and, with assistance from the Music Sound Foundation, with William Forman (Berlin: 1998-1999).  More recently, Stephen has developed microtonal trumpets, documented at www.microtonaltrumpet.com


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Lee Ferguson - Percussion

Lee Forrest Ferguson studied as a scholarship student at the University of Iowa under Thomas L. Davis (1991-5). In 1995 he recieved a bachelor of music in percussion performance and then was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study with Bernhard Wulff at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik, in Freiburg, Germany (1996-8). Lee was a member the the Freiburg Percussion ensemble which received first prize in the German Music School Competition for the category New Music (Leipzig 1998). He has played with Ensemble Recherche, Ensemble Surplus, the Basel Symphony Orchestra, Musik Fabrik NRW and is a member of the New Music initiative, Suono Mobile. Lee is dedicated to the performance of new music in solo and chamber music and is a percussion instructor at the Southern Blackforest Music School in Tiengen, Germany.



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Christian Kemper - Oboe

Christian Kemper was born in Düsseldorf in 1969. He has studied with Thomas Indermühle (oboe) and Bernd Asmus (music theory) at the University of Music in Karlsruhe and has been teaching music theory at various universities in south-west Germany. He is a co-founder of ensemble Chambre d’écoute, which is committed to contemporary chamber music, that is meaningfully combined with earlier music as well as experimental concepts. He is a member of Ensemble Omega (Karlsruhe) and “Initiative für Neue Musik Suono Mobile” (Stuttgart) and he plays as a regular guest with Ensemble Surplus (Freiburg). He has given concerts in many European countries, in the U.S., in South America and in South-east Asia. Beside his occupation as a performer and teacher he is also concerned with composition.


Alexander Grebtschenko

Alexander Grebtschenko was born in Varna/Bulgaria in 1975.  From 1993-98 he studied viola at the Staatlichen Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg, before studying composition with Cornelius Schwehr and electronic music with Mesias Maiguashca. He has received scholarships from the ‘Donaueschinger Musiktage’ (1998), the 'Stipendium des Bundespräsidenten' for Composition at the Felix-Mendelssohn-Wettbewerb (2000) and had a residency at IRCAM in Paris.  From 2002-4 Alexander was a recipient of a Landesgraduiertenförderung  (Graduate scholarship) to carry out a research project in acoustics.  Alexander Grebtschenko was a tutor of electronic music at the Institute für Neue Musik in Freiburg (1999-2002). In 2004 he was appointed a director of the newly formed Studios for Electronic and Electroacoustic music at the Music School in Constance, Germany


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