Alessandro Biasi is a saxophone player based in Luxembourg. His repertoire ranges from jazz to modern music styles. Alessandro is bookable both in band setup (duo, trio, quartet, etc...) as well as solo performer. He produced his own solo program with background synthesiser - especially designed for events. Alessandro is part of Performers.lu already for some time and an old dog when it comes to playing on events and weddings!
Patricia Freres is a Luxembourgish soprano with an unusually expressive and emotional presence. Her carreer includes diverse opera roles, like for example the role of Mimi (La Bohème) performed in Greece or the role of Micäela (Carmen) performed in Frankfurt. Patricia studied singing at the Conservatory of Luxembourg, where she did a prix supérieur in "Art Lyrique" and "Chant". In 2014, Patricia was given the "Chevalier de l'Ordre de Mérite du Luxembourg" from H.H. the Grand-Duc Henri of Nassau.
Besides classical concerts, Patricia is available for weddings and events. Usually she sings with an accompaniment like piano, organ, cello or simply her own playback.
Luxembourgish harpist Dina Nimax just graduated from the Royal Academy of Music with first class honours and is currently continuing her master degree at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste with Prof. Sarah O 'Brien.
As a passionate orchestral harpist, she has already performerd with professional orchestras, she has won an internship with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Luxembourg in 2018 and was selected as principal harpist of the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra 2019. Furthermore she regularly performers as a soloist having performed several concertos with orchestra already and having been featured by the Abbey of Neumünster in their "springboard" concert series.
She is a motivitated teacher, as she has just received her teaching diploma and offers lessons to any level. She also enjoys playing any genre at weddings and events.
Pierre Fontenelle, solo-cellist of the Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège, took up the cello as an autodidact in Seattle, U.S.A., beginning his exploration of classical music at the age of 10. Four years later, upon his immigration to Luxembourg, he began learning cello traditionally at the Conservatoire de Luxembourg, receiving the Diplôme de Concert in 2018, simultaneously studying at the IMEP (Namur), earning his Masters with the greatest honors in 2020 and subsequently becoming assistant-teacher from September 2020 onwards. His desire to play as an orchestral musician led him to join the Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège as solo cello in August 2019, thus becoming the youngest permanent musician of the orchestra.
Pierre Fontenelle has performed in several prestigious venues and festivals in Belgium (Chapelle Reine Élisabeth, Philharmonie de Liège, le Royal Juillet Musical de Saint-Hubert…) and has been invited as a soloist by the Musique Militaire Grand-Ducale, the Musique Royale des Guides Belges… 2nd Prize “Van Hecke” of the BCS Cello Competition (2020), he also received the First Prize Prix Edmond Baert and the Feldbusch Prize of the International Cello Competition of Woluwe-Saint-Pierre. Committed to all the various aspects of being a musician, classical or otherwise, Pierre composes and explores popular and contemporary music with the Duo Kiasma alongside the accordionist Frin Wolter.
Nora Braun is a Luxembourgish concert cellist. She studied at Luxembourg Conservatoire, Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama London and has won first prizes in international competitions. Masterclasses and concerts have brought her to many European countries. As a soloist, Nora has performed major concertos with orchestras such as the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, WDR-Symphonieorchester, Estro Armonico and Luxembourg Chamber Orchestra. She has also played on official engagements like the Celebration for Luxembourg National Day and the State Visit of German President Joachim Gauck. Recent engagements include a performance of Gulda's cello concerto, a tour with Sinfonia Cymru and accordionist James Crabb, Alderney Chamber Music Festival, UK, Les Musicales Gessiennes, and a recording project with Kammerata Luxembourg. Nora Braun is co-founder and artistic director of the Agora Music Festival and a member of the Trio Conova.
Anik Schwall began her musical education in the class of André Navau and Jean Halsdorf at the Conservatoire in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg. She continued her university studies for cello in the class of Prof. Rafael Rosenfeld at the Musik-Akademie der Stadt Basel and later at the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles in the class of Prof. Marie Hallynck. In 2018, Anik received her Master of Arts degree with Distinction at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste in the class of Prof. Orfeo Mandozzi. Anik appeared as a soloist with orchestras like the OPL (2012), the Harmonie d'Eischen (2017), the Harmonie Municipale de Hespérange (2019) and she is a fellow of the Fonds Culturel National Luxembourg. Besides her activity as a music educator, teaching at the Ecole de Musique de l’UGDA, Anik is a member of the Solistes Européens Luxembourg (SEL) and works regularly as a substitute for the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg (OPL), the Orchestre de Chambre du Luxembourg (OCL), the contemporary music ensemble United Instruments of Lucilin and she has been the principal cello of the Summer Orchestra Luxembourg (SOL) since 2018. She is a member of the Kammerata Luxembourg as well as of the Cello Octet Luxembourg and plays in several chamber music ensembles in Luxembourg and abroad.
Natania Hoffman completed an Artist Diploma the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth with Gary Hoffman. An avid chamber musician, Natania toured Europe, the USA, China, New Zealand, Russia, and India, participating in programs such as the Ravinia Steans Institute of Music and “Villa Musica” Rheinland-Pfalz, and is a member of Trio Agora. As a soloist, Natania performed with the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra, and Lakeland Civic Orchestra, and premiered Joel Hoffman’s “sizzle” in Beijing, China alongside her brother, Benjamin. She has toured Europe with the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra.
Very early on, Sven Kiefer was fascinated by percussion sound and rhythm. A multipercussionist in the truest sense, he plays the marimbaphone, vibraphone, drums, hand pan, cajón, djembe and other electronic instruments, always with energy and passion.
He does not limit himself to one genre. Rather, he lets his fine sense for musicality act as his guide. This leads to constant new sonic creations with a unique and enticing quality.
Sven Kiefer sees authenticity as a key to his craftsmanship. His art of sound shaping flourishes not only when he plays solo but also when in concert with peers. Sven Kiefer teaches at the Luxembourg federation of music called Union Grand-Duc Adolphe (UGDA) and shares his knowledge and passion with pupils of all ages. His precious experience as a pedagogue and musician enables him to develop new educative concepts and to run workshops.
Sven Kiefer works in collaboration with percussion manufacturers. He is supported by Adams Musical Instruments (NL).