Marco Doettlinger is an Austrian composer born on the 26th of February 1984. He studied Composition and Music Theory in Salzburg, Paris and Basel with C. Ofenbauer, F. Durieux and G. F. Haas. He actually works as an academic and artistic assistant in the Studio für Elektronische Musik (SEM) of the University Mozarteum Salzburg.
The focus of his artistic work is on the integration of computer-assisted procedures in the area of contemporary music. His works thereby represent many different genres, including composition for instruments, electro-acoustic music and live-electronic performances as well as sound installations and visual music.
Élise Douylliez received her first violin lesson at the age of 7 in Paris. She studied in Montpellier conservatory with Sophie Besançon, then in Boulogne-Billancourt conservatory with Cyril Ghestem. After her violin first prize she started a Bachelor in the Pôle Supérieur Paris Boulogne-Billancourt, learning in parallel baroque violin under Hélène Schmitt.
In November 2013 she obtained her Master of Arts with congratulations in the Mozarteum Universtiy Salzburg. She made in parallel a Concert diploma in the University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna, and benefits since 2012 from the advices of Anette Bik, violinist of Klangforum Wien.
The same year she was awarded the price of the city of Boulogne-Billancourt in a Last Century Music Competition. She also recently played with the Webern Ensemble Wien the whole cycle Portulan of Tristan Murail.
She regularly works with Michele Barchi (harpsichord) and Petr Zejfart (traverso), with the Ensemble Acouphène and the New Art and Music Ensemble Salzburg. Invited in the Gustav Mahler Academy in Bolzano, Member of the OFJ from 2005 to 2007, she played under the direction of Jean-Claude Casadesus, Stéphane Cardon, Pierre Cao, Gilles Millière, David Walter, Nicholas Milton and Philipp von Steinaecker.
In 2013, Élise was solo violinist of the Sinfonieorchester der Universität Mozarteum under Mario Venzago. She played on the operas Otello and La Cenerentola with Cecilia Bartoli in the festival Rossinissimo in the Festspielhaus Salzburg.
Marina Iglesias Gonzalo
Marina Iglesias was born in 1989 in Madrid (Spain).
In 2011 she finishes her Flute Bachelor in Musikene (San Sebastián, Spain) studying with M. Angulo and A. Octavio. Since 2012 she studies with Henrik Wiese and Irena Grafenauer at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, where she obtains her Master of Arts with distinction in 2015.
She attended numerous Masterclasses (M. Kofler, F. Renggli, J.Zoon, J. Martín and others) and played with various Orchestras including Orquesta de Córdoba (Spain), Orchestra Antonio Vivaldi (Italy) and many youth orchestras.
She is active in chamber music, especially in the field of contemporary music. She is member of the Ensemble Names and performed in festivals such as Salzburg Biennale, Osterfestspiele Salzburg and Quincena Musical de San Sebastián. She played as guest musician in formation such as oenm Salzburg and Colectivo Neo.
Piano, Artistic direction
Matthias Leboucher began to play the piano at the age of 5. After studying with Bernard Job in Blois, he obtained in 2011 a Licence-DNSPM (Bachelor) at the Pôle Supérieur Paris-Boulogne-Billancourt (PSPBB) with Marie-Paule Siruguet. In 2010 he was awarded the Mention-Spéciale Maurice Ohana from the 9th Orléans International Piano Competition. He occasionally benefits from the teaching of Françoise Thinat, Paul Badura-Skoda, Alexandre Tharaud. He also regularly plays and records with the Ensemble Acouphène, Daniel Kientzy…
In 2014 he created the New Art and Music Ensemble Salzburg with his colleague Josef Ramsauer and 8 musicians. They performed new music in Austria, Germany, Italy, Korea, Lithuania… As an improviser and a jazz musician, he regularly plays with different bands from duo to big-band. In 2012 he created with Arthur Pierre Butcher&Stone. In Salzburg, he regularly plays with jazz violinist Florian Willeitner and leads his own projects including Good question and Royal Pump…
After studying harmony, analysis, Orchestration (in the class of Alain Louvier) he obtained in 2013 his Bachelor Composition at the PSPBB with Jean-Luc Hervé, and benefits from the teaching of Yan Maresz and Denis Dufour in electroacoustic music. Since 2013, he study as a Master student with Tristan Murail and Achim Bornhöft in the University Mozarteum Salzburg. His music is performed in France, Germany, Austria, China (Shanghai’s 9th New Music Week 2016), Lithuania (Gaida Festival) by ensembles such as Court-Circuit, OENM, Interface, Collect/Project Synaesthesis, Names…
Anna Lindenbaum was born in 1993 in Vienna and entered the course for highly-skilled students in the University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna in 2005. From 2011 to 2015 she participated and graduated the Bachelors program in Salzburg’s Mozarteum with Prof. Benjamin Schmid and Prof. Esther Hoppe. Currently she studies under the surveillance of Prof. Tanja Becker-Bender at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Hamburg.
She won severals prices and scholarships (e.g. Prima La Musica, Musica Juventutis, Concorso Ruggiero Ricci) and is an active member of different chamber music and ensemble formations; especially in the context of contemporary and improvised music.
She is a founding member of the New art and music ensemble Salzburg which already played at aDevantgarde Festival, Daegu International Contemporary Music Festival, DIALOGE Salzburg and at Druskomanija in Lithuania.
Her activity as a soloist and chamber musician brought her to play in Festivals such as the Open Chamber Music of th IMS Prussia Cove, the Chamber Music Festival Lockenhaus, the styriarte Graz, the impuls Festival in Graz, the sound :frame Festival, the Salzburger Festspiele, the Wiener Festwochen, the Expo Shanghai, the Münchner Opernfestspiele. She played under the direction of Kent Nagano, Riccardo Muti, Fabio Luisi, Titus Engel, Mario Venzago, Hans Graf and in the Camerata Salzburg, the Klangforum Wien, the Phace Ensemble, the OENM Salzburg, the Mozarteumsorchester and the ensemble Spira Mirabilis.
She currently plays a violin manufactured in 1783 by G. Gagliano.
Špela Mastnak is a Slovenian percussionist, born in Celje and currently based Germany. Interested in contemporary music and performing art, her main focus is making new works accessible to different audiences.
She began her first percussion lessons at the age of thirteen, graduating from the Music Academy in Zagreb under Ivana Bilić and Igor Lešnik.
Her main teacher, with whom she deepened her understanding of music and was always the source of inspiration was Peter Sadlo at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg, where she finished her master study of percussion. Recently she also finished the Masters program of contemporary music in Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt am Main.
In the year 2015/2016 Špela was selected as a percussionist in the International Ensemble Modern Academy that lead to collaboration with various interesting artists and productions. She has worked with Ensemble Modern, Heiner Göbbels and various
composers including Helmut Lachenmann, Beat Furrer, Enno Poppe, Unsuk Chin, Hans Zender, Matthias Pintscher and Achim Bornhöft.
Her interest in conteporary music has lead to festivals including Salzburg Biennale, Zagreb Biennale, Cresc Biennale Frankfurt, Klangspuren Festival Schwaz, Witten tage für Neue Kammermusik, Darmstadt Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, Slowind Festival in Slovenia.. During February and March 2017 she was an Artist in residence in the Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau, where she presented a project made together with Paul Beckett.
She is a member of NAMES Ensemble and Mobile Beats Ensemble, as a free-lancing musician trying to be engaged in various projects and closely works with young composers on creating new works.
Alexander Ludwig Bauer was born in Munich in 1993. 2003 he entered the organ class of Prof. Hannfried Lucke as a junior student at the University of Mozarteum Salzburg. He received multiple awards in organ competitions, for example two times a first prize in the German competition Jugend musiziert in 2006 and 2009, a first prize in the Organ competition for young organists Heidelberg in 2010 and a second prize in the international Quimby competition for young Organists in London. In addition, he received a special price from the german foundation Stiftung Deutsches Musikleben in 2006 and a three-year scholarship from the Jürgen Ponto Foundation.
Since 2012 he is stuyding composition with Prof. Christian Ofenbauer and Prof. Achim Bornhöft at the University of Mozarteum Salzburg and still continues organ studies with Prof. Hannfried Lucke. As a composer, he is active in the fields of instrumental and electroacoustic music. His music was performed at the Biennale Salzburg, as a part of the Young Directors Project 2014 at the Salzburg Festival, at the ZKM Karlsruhe, The Inter- Festival in Glasgow and the stART-Festival 2016“ in Salzburg.
Leo Morello was born in 1994 in Italy. At the age of 12 he started studying with Enrico Bronzi, with whom he still studies at the Mozarteum University of Salzburg. At the age of 18 he obtained his first diploma degree in cello at the Coservatorio Steffani, Castelfranco with full marks and honor. In 2017 he will be studying at the Hanns Eisler music academy in Berlin in the class of Stephan Forck. Very important for his musical development were also the encounters with the cellists Antonio Meneses, Giovanni Gnocchi, Francesco Dillon, the pianist Marino Formenti and the violinist and conductor Reinhard Goebel.
Particularly interested in the contemporary repertoire, he founded with fellow colleagues at the Mozarteum the New Art and Music Ensemble Salzburg, with which he performs regularly in Europe. He also appeared as a member of Alter Ego Ensemble (Rome), Chromoson Ensemble, International Ensemble Modern Academy, and as principal cellist of the Orchestra del TeatroComunale di Bologna.
This brought him to perform numerous premieres and to close collaborations with composers such as Enno Poppe, Achim Bornhöft, Matteo Franceschini, Jose Maria Sanchez-Verdu, Jose Manuel Lopez Lopez, Klaus Lang, Salvatore Sciarrino.
He's a scholarship holder of Villa Musica, Mainz. Since 2015, he is the new cellist of the Salzburg-based accio piano trio, with which he regularly tours Austria, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and the UK. In 2014 he appeared as a member of the European Union Youth Orchestra. He performed in festivals and concert seasons such as Klangspuren Schwaz, Festival di Portogruaro, Abu Dhabi Festival, Sydney Opera House, Megaron Thessaloniki, Philharmony of St. Petersburg, Daegu Contemporary Music Festival, Impuls Festival Graz, aDevantgarde Festival München.
Josef A. Ramsauer
Conductor, artistic director
Josef A. Ramsauer was born in 1989 in Mallersdorf (Bavaria).
Since 2009 he has studied music theory, education, and science as well as philosophy and composition at the Mozarteum Salzburg and the University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt. He has studied under the instruction of Tristan Murail, Achim Bornhöft, Walter Schweidler and Kathrin Schlemmer among others.
Since 2011 he has worked intensely composing for various projects and institutions such as the Berliner Kammeroper, Austrian Ensemble for New Music and the Orff-Institute. In 2015 he received the european scholarship for young composers of the german royalty collecting society GEMA.
Ramsauer is a founder of the performance group eic ata 6 and a creative director of the Ensemble for contemporary music known as New Art and Music Ensemble Salzburg. He is currently teaching music theory and composition at the Haus der Musik in Regensburg.
Marco Sala was born in Lecco (Italy) in 1987, obtained Bachelor and Master's degree in clarinet with Carlo Dell'Acqua at the Conservatory G. Verdi in Como (Italy).
He won the Franz Terraneo award of the city of Como, as the graduate who obtained the best grade of the year 2008/2009. Since 2011 he studies with Alois Brandhofer at the Mozarteum University Salzburg, and in 2015 he obtained his Master's Degree. Since 2012 he also studies bass clarinet with Albert Osterhammer.
He attended masterclasses with F. Meloni, E. M. Baroni, P. Messina, C. Palermo and W. Fuchs, and played in Orchestra 1813 del Teatro Sociale di Como, Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana, Hulencourt Soloists Chamber Orchestra, österreichisches ensemble für neue musik (œnm) and in many youth orchestras.
He also played principal bass clarinet in the Symphony Orchestra of the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, conducted by Mario Venzago, Hans Drewanz and Hans Graf. Marco Sala is principal bass clarinet of Bläserphilharmonie Mozarteum, with which he has recorded various CDs and performed as soloist in Mendelssohn's Konzertstück Nr. 2, Op. 114.
Marco Sala is member of the New Art and Music Ensemble Salzburg (NAMES), and since 2012 he is principal clarinet of the Orchestra Antonio Vivaldi.