Born in Flensburg, Isabelle finished her first studies with Bettina Wild at the University of Arts in Bremen. She attended masterclasses and chamber music workshops with Aurèle Nicolet, Prof. Angela Firkins, Robert Dick, Prof. Wally Hase and Prof. Michael Martin Kofler. In february 2015 she played the Flute Concerto of Jacques Ibert as the prize winner of Hanze Symphony Orchestra. She has the opportunity to play as a freelancer in orchestras such as The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and reflektor ensemble.
The Scottish born viola player Hannah completed her studies at the Royal College of Music, London under the tutelage of Simon Rowland-Jones and Susie Meszaros. Hannah is currently the violist of Echo Chamber Ensemble, Glas Duo and Radial Quartett. She has performed with Scottish Opera, Opera North, Red Note Ensemble, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Niewue Philharmonie Utrecht and Scottish Ballet. Hannah was the viola player of the Alba String Quartet performing regularly in Scotland and also touring in the UK, Italy and Switzerland. Since 2014 Hannah has been the viola player of Ensemble New Babylon.
Andreas was born in Athens in 1975. He has studied Philosophy at the University of Athens and at the same time Composition, Harmony, Counterpoint and Fuge with Ioannis Terzakis. He also had piano lessons with Anastasia Parissi, Claudia Birkholz and church organ lessons with Christos Paraskevopoulos. In 2002 he received his Diploma in Philosophy and in 2005 his Master in Systematic Philosophy. From 2005 he continued his studies in Composition with Younghi Pagh-Paan at the music University in Bremen.
Hsin is a taiwanese percussionist. Her music experience started with piano at the age of six. As she was ten, she went to the elementary school of music and later on received her bachelor degree in the major of percussion from National Taiwan Normal University. She came to Germany to further her music education with a focus on new music and cross-disciplinary works under the instruction of Professor Olaf Tzschoppe at the University of the Arts Bremen.
Johannes is a versatile, broadly oriented percussionist, playing an active part in and between the areas of new music, experimental music and improvisation. He was a scholarship holder of the State Association of Music Schools at the seminar of musical studies in Kiel under Paul-Gerfried Zulauf, studied classical percussion in Bremen with Stefan Rapp and Prof. Olaf Tzschoppe and free improvisation in Basel with Fred Frith and Alfred Zimmerlin. Moreover, he was instructed by Gregor Hilbe and participated in the workshops of Julio Barreto, Malcom Braff, Jim Black and Glen Velez. Concert tours brought him to Brasil, Mongolia and Japan, among others.
Mireia is a Spanish pianist based in Bremen, Germany. She takes part of Ensemble New Babylon since its foundation. She studied in Barcelona, Valencia and Stuttgart, where she obtained a Master of Arts of contemporary music performance. She received her most remarkable musical influences from Luca Chiantore, Nicolas Hodges, Albada Olaya, Josep Maria Colom, Jordi Camell, Albert Mora, the Casals string quartet and many more. In 2007 she recorded her solo CD “Hier ist Friede” including works by Klein, Webern and Prokofiev. Other recordings include the CD "Tutto Demestres I" with pieces of Alberto García Demestres (2007) and a portrait CD of Spanish composer Benet Casablancas for Naxos (2019).
Alexander was born 1987 in Munich. He studied from 2008-2014 with Younghi Pagh-Paan, Jörg Birkenkötter, Kilian Schwoon (electronic music) and Andreas Dohmen (orchestration) at the Hochschule für Künste in Bremen, where he co-founded in 2012 the Ensemble New Babylon together with the composers Andreas Paparousos, Christian Pedro Vásquez Miranda and the oboist Benjamin Fischer. At the Center for Research in New Music (CeReNeM) at the University of Huddersfield in England he accomplished 2016 his Master by Research with distinction under the supervision of Aaron Cassidy and Liza Lim. Since 2016 he is living as a freelance composer and sound designer in Munich.
From the moment Daria-Karmina was born in Sofia, music was a part of her life. Every day her grandmother sang to her, and at 4 years of age, she received her first piano lesson from her mother. Two years later after passing the entrance exam, Daria was admitted to the music school in Sofia. By the time she graduated in 1998 she had performed in many concerts as a soloist as well as in chamber ensembles. In 1995 she was awarded 2nd prize at the national "Liszt-Bartók" piano competition. While studying she met the pianist Angela Tosheva, who was to become a pivotal influence on her musical development. Tosheva first ignited her interest in contemporary music. In 2000 she was awarded 1st prize at the international piano duo competition (with Sona Feschian), "Music and the Earth" in Sofia.
Johannes is an extremely versatile violinist, playing period, modern and electric instruments active on the improvised/jazz/contemporary music scene. He is known for his thrilling interpretations of contemporary music, his inventiveness in developing playing technics, use of effect pedals among violin players and interdisciplinary projects. In addition to his solo projects, Johannes is playing and touring with The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and Basel Chamber Orchestra.
Beltane, born in 1983 (Soria, Spain), began to play the double bass aged 10. Bass and composition studies in London, Berlin and a Master in early music in Basel. Besides she got impulses on contemporary performance from Uli Fussenegger. During her studies she got scholarships from Humboldt-Wardwell-Stiftung, Spanish Culture Ministery, 'Asociación de Artistas de Espania' as well as 'Juventudes Musicales'. She won the 'Música Saludable' competition in Soria 1997, 'Hanns-Eisler-Preis' for contemporary music 2007 as well as finalist at DAAD-Preis 2007. She appeared as soloist with 'Orquesta de Cámara Andrés Segovia' and with Baden-Badener Philharmonie.
Riccardo (Bologna, IT, 1988) is a composer, performer and multimedia artist. He studied Electronic Music and Composition at Conservatorio G.B. Martini (Bologna, IT) and at Hochschule für Künste Bremen (GER). 2015-16 he was Meisterschüler in “Temporal Media” at the HfK Bremen (Prof. Jean-Fraçois Guiton), with focus on interactivity between sound, image and gesture. He improved himself through workshops with international composers, performer and sound artists such as D. Smalley, B. Parmegiani, S. Sciarrino, A. Mayr, F. Bayle, P. Billone, M. Belli, A. Soto, B. Fort, F. Maheu, L. Sonami, J. O’Callaghan, R. Normandeau. Since 2018 he teaches Sound Design and Multimedia Installation at the Hochschule Bremerhaven (Digital Media Department), Multimedia Performance at the Hochschule für Künste Bremen (Elementary Music Education), and gives workshops about electroacoustic techniques for live sound in cooperation with Theater SCHLACHTHOF.
Benjamin studied oboe in Switzerland under the guidance of Prof. Hans Elhorst and in Germany under the guidance of Prof. Christian Hommel. He has also participated in masterclasses under Ingo Goritzki, Stefan Schilli, Christian Wetzel, Jochen Müller-Brincken and Maurice Bourgue. He performed concerts in whole Europe, Turkey, Singapore, South Korea, Indonesia and South America and played together with orchestras and ensembles like Swiss Chamber Orchestra, Theatre of Bremen, Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, Tempus Konnex Ensemble and Ecce ensemble New York. As substitute he has played regularly with Ensemble Modern Frankfurt and oh ton-ensemble Oldenburg.
Martin was born in 1982. In the year 2002 he graduated at the Musikgymnasium Schloss Belvedere Weimar. From 2002 to 2008 he studied the clarinet at the Hochschule für Künste with Prof. Marco Thomas which he graduated in June 2008 with a diplom. Until 2010 Martin Abendroth studied chamber music at the Hochschule für Musik Detmold with Prof. Thomas Lindhorst. During this time he was a member of the orchestra of the german federal police (2009- 2012).
Tobias has a master's degree in classical percussion. He is a very keen baroque timpani player and improvisator. Tobias currently plays with “Elbipolis- Hamburger Barock Orchester”. He plays free music with the „Duo Extremnich“. From 2015-2017 he was a lecturer for improvisation with soundscapes at the university for music in Freiburg.
Nayoung was born in South Korea. She studied her instrument, clarinet at the University of Jeonju with Prof. In- Soo Park (Bachelor) and Prof. Kwang- Ho Oh (Master) . She was a member in the Jeungeup City Orchestra and many other chamber music formations and played as soloist with many orchestras of her home country. When Nayoung took part in masterclasses and private lessons of known german proffessors like Prof. G. Starke (Munich), Prof. G. Zeretzke (Berlin) and Andreas Lehnert (Gewandhaus Leipzig) she decided to study in Germany.
Johannes began studying with Prof. Jens Wager at the University of the Arts Bremen in 2009. In 2014 he switched to the class of Prof. Juergen Ruck at the University of Music Wuerzburg. Johannes has worked as an assistant for the the project „Mikrotonale Stimmungen - Gitarre mit verschiebbaren Bünden“ which is part of the DAAD program „academic dialog with the Islamic world“. He has participated in several world premiers. He has played with several well known artists such as Fazil Say and Albrecht Mayer. Especially the fruitfull collaboration with composers is especially close to his hear. A number of works has already been dedicated to him.