Artistic direction and violin: Daniella Strasfogel
Violin: Rebecca Beyer
Viola: Lotte Dibbern
Cello: Sophie Notte
Bass and composition: Clara Gervais
Stage design and props: Miriam Marto
Co-stage design and props: Sofia Vannini
Production management: Katharina Held, Jeanne Charlotte Vogt
Artistic director and violin: DANIELLA STRASFOGEL
Daniella Strasfogel was born and raised in New York City. She was the artistic director of the Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop from 2010-2015, where she is currently a member. In her work with the ensemble, she created multiple music theater projects which were presented in Berlin, throughout Germany as well as internationally.
Daniella collaborates in her projects with diverse artistic partners, from theater directors to choreographers and visual artists (FC Bergman, Liesa von der Aa, Ludger Engels, Sasha Waltz, Ladislav Zajac, etc.) She is particularly interested in increasing audience engagement; moderating artist talks; and creating opportunities and formats for amateur musicians and young players. She has developed staged concert programs for multiple festivals and performance spaces (Radialsystem V, Berlin; Summer Music Days, Hitzacker; City Recital Hall, Sydney Australia; HELLERAU Dresden, Kampnagel Hamburg, etc.)
Daniella has been a teacher for over 18 years, teaching violin and coaching chamber music for people of all skill levels and all age groups. She founded LOUDsoft in early 2018. LOUDsoft seeks to create musical experiences for children and families that bring the diverse offerings of the Berlin music world to a broader audience.
Stage design and props: MIRIAM MARTO
Miriam Marto studied fashion design at the School of Design in Pforzheim. She was a fashion assistant from 2007 – 2009 with BLESS and LUTZ in Paris. From 2009 – 2010, she worked as a costume assistant at the Schaubühne Berlin. She has worked as a costume designer with directors such as: Marius von Mayenburg, Yael Ronen, Hakan Savaş Mican, Alienor Dauchez, Mikael Serre, Moritz Riesewick, Ilan Ronen, Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop, Züli Aladağ, Miraz Bezar, Nevin Aladağ, Bruce LaBruce, Magda Korsinsky and Milla Koistinen. Her work has been shown at: Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin, Schauspiel Frankfurt, Schauspielhaus Bochum, Schauspiel Hannover, Münchner Volkstheater, Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Theatre de Vidy Lausanne, Comédie de Reims, Hebel am Ufer Berlin and Ballhaus Naunynstrasse in Berlin.
Violin: Rebecca Bayer
Rebecca Bayer studied violin with Christian Tetzlaff as well as with Nora Chastain at the UdK Berlin. She studied chamber music with Walter Levin and the Artemis Quartet. She is a winner of the Ibolka-Gyarfas Competition Berlin. As a child, her brother introduced her to jazz; she enjoys playing a diverse repertoire with her Piazzolla band Tangologia, with which she has produced a CD and performed at well-known jazz festivals. She is a founding member of the Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop and plays regularly with the Ensemble Resonanz Hamburg and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.
Viola: LOTTE DIBBERN
Lotte Dibbern and works a musician and performer in Berlin. Born and raised in Bamberg, she played violin until the end of high school, after which she studied viola and chamber music in Nürnberg and Basel. During her studies she was a regular guest oft he Bamberger Symphonic, the Nürnberger Staatsoper and the Münchner Kammerorchester. She has performed in galleries and museums, was a grantee of the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben and principal violist of the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie until the end of her studies.
After 3 years playing at the royal opera house in Copenhagen, she returned to Berlin and joined the Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop. She appreciated the intimate chamber music, varied programs and collaborative aspects of Kaleidoskop’s work. As a teacher, she focuses on bringing out the joy in playing. She is currently a regular guest of the Ensemble Resonanz and the Kammerorchester Potsdam.
Cello: SOPHIE NOTTE
Born in 1991 in Bitburg, Sophie Notte began studying cello at the age of 10 with Lydia Blum. After finishing high school, she began her studies at the UdK Berlin with Konstantin Heidrich, where she finished her Bachelor degree and began her Master in 2016. In 2017 she switched to the HMT Rostock to continue her studies with Valentin Radutiu.
She was awarded the 1st prize at the Conservaroire de Musique in Luxemburg. She has received multiple awards from the “Jugend musiziert” competition, in solo as well as chamber music categories, and was a grantee of the Richard Wagner Verband in 2007. She took 2nd place at the Alice Samter Competition of the UdK Berlin.
As an orchestral player, Sophie Notte has been principle cellist and tutti member with conductors such as Simon Rattle, Kurt Masur and Kirill Petrenko. During her studies, she was a guest of the Sinfonieorchester Berlin, the Jungen Deutschen Philharmonie, and the Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop. She is currently an intern at the WDR Radio Orchestra.
Bass and Composition: CLARA GERVAIS
Clara Gervais hails from Marseille. She has studied in Marseille, San Sebastian and Basel with Emile Caillol and Wolfgan Güttler. As an instrumentalist, she spans practices ranging from early to contemporary music as well as performance. As a composer, she writes regularly fort he theater (buehnendautenheims, Radialsystem V Berlin). She lives in Berlin, where she has been a member of the Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop since 2015.