Britta Bauer MA, is lecturer in flute at the University of the Mozarteum in Salzburg. She is also passionately active as a teacher of children and adolescents at the Leopold Mozart “Hochbegabteninstitut” for talented young musicians as well as at the Pre-College, Salzburg of the Mozarteum. Her students include prize-winners at international competitions.
Since 2007, she has been a regular guest lecturer at the international Payerbacher Masterclasses in Lower Austria and has held various seminars, courses and workshops in Austria and abroad, her next engagement being masterclasses in Beijing, China.
Britta is also very much active as a concert flautist. She was solo flautist of the Hofgartenorchesters in Bonn for 7 years and has performed as soloist with several orchestras, including the Duisburger Sinfonikern, the Rheinischen Philharmonie in Koblenz and the Barockensemble Rheinklang in Cologne. She has been engaged as a soloist at various festivals, including the Wiener Festwochen, Uferlichter and Rheingau Festival and has appeared in countries such as Germany, Austria, Bolivia, Poland and Norway. As a chamber musician, she has also toured extensively through Europe with her trio, “Sirius” and also plays in a trio whose members include members of the Viennese State Opera Orchestra (Andrea Wutschek, Cello) and University of the Mozarteum* (Prof. Eva Salmutter, piano). The trio gave its debut in 2005 at the Wiener Festwochen.
Britta has received an international education spanning both the arts and sciences, studying flute, music education, medicine and pedagogy. She has studied in Bonn, Cologne, Berlin, Paris and Salzburg, receiving all her university degrees with distinction. Important influences in her artistic development as a flautist have come from James Galway, Marianne Geise, Peter Lukas Graf, Wolfgang Schulz and Greg Pattillo. In Paris, she studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur in the class of Pierre Yves Artaud, where she gained significant insight into the interpretation of French music of the “Fin de Siècle” period.
Through her training in medicine, she developed the idea of the “Body-Instrument” (“Körper-Instrument”) as an important part of her pedagogical work in teaching the flute. After completing an education in “Music Medicine and Music Psychology in Daily Artistic Life”, she developed a concept designed especially for the teaching of the flute: “Der Körper klingt – The Body Sounds”. She has already been invited by several international seminars to present this concept, the latest being in Lodz (Poland) in February 2015.
Apart from her engagements as an educator and teacher, Britta is also active as a jury member at various competitions and as an advisor for flute at the German Music Council. She is also author for several music pedagogical magazines.
Bernadeta Czapraga was born in (Poland) in 1977. After gaining her Performer’s Diploma in violin with Prof. Harald Herzl at the Mozarteum University, she continued post-graduate studies with Prof. Klara Flieder, studied instrumental pedagogy, and went on to specialise in baroque violin with Prof. Michi Gaigg at the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz. She completed her PhD with Prof. Joachim Brügge at the Mozarteum University summa cum laude; her dissertation on W. A. Mozart’s Violin Concerto in A major K219 in selected interpretations (Bärenreiter 2017) received the Award of Excellence from the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research for the best dissertation of 2013 in musicology. She has been an assistant at the Mozarteum University, in the Institute for Musical Reception and Interpretation History, since 2014, as well as working in the Institute for Diversity and Gender Studies. Her special field is research and analysis of interpretation. Research project: A handbook. Musical interpretation research: motives, methods, development.
Tina Heine lectures in Festival Management and Audience Development at the Hamburg University of Music and Theatre. In 2010 she founded the Hamburger jazz festival Elbjazz, and has been intendant of the Jazz & The City festival in Salzburg since 2016. In Hamburg she manages Hadley´s Bar, which she opened in 1996, and she is proprietor of the Tina Heine Atelier for contemporaries, consulting, conception and production.
Martin Kusch, MA, assistant professor Cluster Board
Martin Kusch is an interdisciplinary artist, artistic researcher, assistant professor and director of the Fulldome / VR & AR Research Lab in the Department of Digital Arts at the Vienna University of Applied Arts. Founder and artistic co-director of the media performance group kondition pluriel, he is particularly interested in the transformation processes of electronic media within the performative context, and in how digital technologies influence our perception of the body and of space. He studied Art History, Philosophy and Painting in Berlin, and Media Arts at the Vienna University of Applied Arts. His works have been presented and co-produced at festivals and institutions including Ars Electronica (Linz), CYNETart (Dresden), EMPAC (Troy), FIND (Montreal), ICA (London), ISEA (Nagoya, Helsinki, Hong Kong), Itau Cultural (São Paulo), Istanbul Biennale (Istanbul), La Ménagerie de Verre (Paris), Lothringer Halle (Munich), MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts (Vienna), Mois Multi (Quebec City), Museumsquartier Wien (Vienna), SAT (Montreal), Steirischer Herbst (Graz), RobotLove (Eindhoven), Transmediale (Berlin) and ZKM (Karlsruhe).
Claudia Lehmann (b 1975 in Langenhangen near Hanover), who holds a doctorate in elementary particle physics, is a film-maker and video artist. In her cinematic work, which ranges from short, documentary and feature films to music and art videos, installations and performances, she uses simple stories to explore perception, reality and time. Her film Memory effect won the 2006 Shocking Short Award. Her first independently produced documentary Hans im Glück was invited to the 2009 Berlinale, and in 2012, with X-Filme Creative Pool, she created the Juli Zeh adaptation Schilf. She also frequently works in theatre; in the course of her long-standing collaboration with stage director Nicolas Stemann, she developed Visual Concepts and unconventional live video performances, and worked in various productions such as Die Kontrakte des Kaufmanns by Elfriede Jelinek (Thalia Theater Hamburg/Schauspiel Cologne, 2009), Faust I+II by Johann Wolfgang Goethe (Salzburg Festival/Thalia Theater 2011) and Die Schutzbefohlenen by Elfriede Jelinek (Theater der Welt/Thalia Theater Hamburg, 2014). In 2014, together with artist and composer Konrad Hempel, she founded the Institute for Experimental Affairs (IXA), which collaborated with Tamtam Film to produce the documentary The Symphony of Uncertainty. 2018-2020 she was guest professor for Digital Media at the Weissensee Academy of Art in Berlin. In 2019 she was appointed professor of Film and Visual Communication at the Mozarteum University.
Gerhard Mayer is responsible for technical support in Stage Design and Technical Drawing, and deputy head of the Department of Stage and Costume Design, Film and Exhibition Architecture at the Mozarteum University
Hannes Schalle is an Austrian TV producer, writer, stage director and film composer. He is an elected member of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and founder and owner of the Moonlake Entertainment Group:http://www.moonlake-entertainment.com/