Composition & Guitar
Austrian writer, composer, guitarist and lute player. He received his basic musical education from his father, who himself was a musician, later at the Conservatory in Vienna and in the wild. He composed film music, commissioned works for orchestras, songs and solo pieces for guitar and lute, and as an interpreter he mainly performs his own music throughout Europe.
Born to French/British parents in the northern English city of Sheffield, Louis relocated to the south of Styria, Austria in 2010. Raised in a family with a strong Welsh and Ardéchois musical heritage, Louis began life as a boy chorister in Sheffield Cathedral choir, where he first received singing lessons. In his teens Louis began to perform both as a solo singer-songwriter and frontman/guitarist of several indie bands in the Yorkshire area, including Sheffield band Watch This Fire Spread. He also returned to Sheffield Cathedral choir as a choral scholar during his university years and continued his vocal training under Dr Vivien Pike. He won the David Clover award for French Song.
In the course of his career, Austrian trumpeter and composer Paul Schwingenschlögl showed his skills in many areas: he has composed for theatre and film and worked as trumpeter in contemporary music, modern jazz and improvised music, among others with Gil Evans, Lew Soloff, George Adams, John Surman, Johannes Bauer and Joachim Kühn.
The native Viennese with Slavic roots began with her musical unfolding in early childhood. She received her first violin lessons from her uncle, then continued her education at the Viennese Music Schools, at the Anton Bruckner Private University and at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. With a completed violin studies, Angelika not only goes into the world of classical music with its
Adina Felicia Radu
Originally from Romania, Adina completed her percussion studies at the National University of Music in Bucharest and relocated to Vienna in 2003. She continued studying for a two-year postgraduate certificate at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna, graduating in 2005. Adina has performed with various orchestras and ensembles not only in Vienna and throughout Austria,
Our special guest on track 14
Stella was born in Tiflis/Georgia. She studied singing at the Music Academy in Tiflis (graduating with honours) and at the Vienna Conservatory. In 1998 her first professional engagement took her straight to the Vienna State Opera where she remained a member of the company until June 2006.
In 2000, her first CD (‘A part of you’) was recorded and released with songs by John Dowland and Alfred Polansky who also played the lute and the guitar on this recording.
Further concerts took her – among other places – to Florence with Zubin Mehta and to Basel with Fabio Luisi.