of the members of ensemble Intégrales
on the instruments to read the specific biograpies of single musicians:
|clarinet/ bass clarinet
Lüneburg - violin, viola, e-violin
Lüneburg performing on the violin and the viola has made herself
a name as both an interpreter of classical and contemporary music.
She won various violin competitions, including the "Prize for
the Best Interpretation of Contemporary Music", awarded at
the 4th International Music Competition for Young Culture in Düsseldorf,
which displays her special interest in the new music field. Barbara
Lüneburg has premiered numerous solo- and chamber music works
throughout her career.
In addition to being a member of various chamber music and contemporary
musicensembles, she regularly performs as a soloist of classical
and new music in Germany and abroad. Barbara Lüneburg records
for radio broadcast, CD- and TV- productions and plays at various
international music festivals such as Schleswig Holstein Music Festival,
Bodensee Festival, Bregenzer Festspiele (Austria), Gaudeamus Festival,
the Munich Biannual and the Tongyeong International Music Festival
As an improvisor he shared the stage with Joel Ryan, Jaap Blonk,Andy Moor and many others.
As a recipient of grants and scholarships from the German Academic
Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Scholarship of the German People
she studied a/o. at the Tshaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow with
Zorija Schichmurzaeva and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama
(London) with David Takeno.
Barbara Lüneburg is a founding member of ensemble Intégrales.
For her PhD thesis on "A holistic view on the creative potential of performers in new music"
at Brunel University/London she was awarded a doctor's degree. She teaches arts and contemporary music at Medienhochschule Darmstadt and since 2015 at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz.
Ninon Gloger - piano, synthesizer
Ninon Gloger studied with Prof. Friedemann Rieger (Stuttgart, Winterthur) and Prof. Konrad Else (Musikhochschule Lübeck). Currently she accomplishes her studies with a Master of Contemporary Music in Belgium/Leuven. Ninon has attended master classes with - among others - George Crumb, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Konrad Richter and Walter Levin and worked with artists such as Kolja Blacher, Rainer Kussmaul and Gustav Rivinius. Ninon Gloger plays as a soloist as well as a chamber musician and has a wide repertoire as an instrumental- and Lied accompanist. Her experience with orchestral piano playing, encompasses orchestras like Bayrischer Rundfunk, Wiener Symphoniker, DSO Berlin, Saarländischer Rundfunk, Dresdner Philharmonie and academy of the SHMF. She has founded "Triologue" in 2006 (piano/bass/perc.), which now is part of the rising generation of German jazz with its own compositions and music in the field of Jazz/World Music/Avantgarde. Amongst others Triologue won the first prize at “Deutscher Rock & Pop – Preis 2007” in the category "experimental". Ninon Gloger has recorded for TV and radio, she is prize-winner of several competitions and holds a scholarship of the Yehudi-Menuhin-Foundation. With her partner Annelien van Wauwe she lately played at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and at “Palais de Beaux Arts” in Brussels. Since 2002 her special interest lies in contemporary music. Ninon has joined ensemble Intégrales in 2008.
||Jonathan Shapiro, percussion
Jonathan Shapiro is an advocate for new music and an active performer of solo and chamber works for percussion. He is the percussionist for the Hamburg based new music groups Ensemble Integrales and Ensemble Wireworks and appears frequently as a guest performer with New York's Alarm Will Sound, Signal, and Newband. Jonathan has also performed with such groups as the Bang on a Can All-Stars, Argento Chamber Ensemble, Talujon, Red Light New Music, Percussion Group Lugano, International Ensemble Modern Akademie, and the Percussionists of the New York Philharmonic. He holds degrees from Interlochen Arts Academy (HS), Manhattan School of Music (BM), and SUNY Stony Brook (MM). Jonathan currently resides in Lübeck, Germany with his wife Maria Bulgakova and their daughter Asya Isabel Shapiro.
Jonathan Shapiro is a member of ensemble Intégrales since
Lena Schmid - Violoncello
Cello and chamber music in Hamburg, Amsterdam and The Hague with
a Huygens-stipend of the Dutch government and a ZEIT
stipend of the foundation Deutschen Stiftung Musikleben. She has
won numerous prizes, amongst them 1. prize at the competitionElise
Meyer, 1. prize at the international chamber music competition
Charles Hennen, Netherlands, and a special award for
the best interpretation of a contemporary work uat the international
competition Schubert und die Moderne in Graz. She
was chosen for the Dutch Toptalent- programme in 2006.
Since her finals in 2007 she has been working freelanced. Her
emphasis lies on chamber music of the "classic" as well
as contemorary reprtoire.
She is guest at renowned European festivals like Aix-en-provence,
Festival européen Paris, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern,
Sommerliche Musiktage Hitzacker, Peasmarsh Festival. Her concerts
were broadcasted by SWR, WDR, NDR, ORF , Deutschlandradio and
Her special interest is the theatre: She has been in productions
of Hamburger Thalia Theater and Biennual Munich and also performs
scenic-music programmes. Sonja Lena Schmid is a member of ensemble
Intégrales since 2007.
Wagener - clarinet
Wagener studied clarinet with Dietrich Hahn (Hamburg). 1997 he
completed his studies with the concert exam.
In 1994 he was with the Amen Ensemble Hamburg prize winner at "Deutscher Hochschulwettbewerb". He plays in various
orchestras and ensembles (Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg,
Sinfonieorchester Osnabrück, NDR Ensemble "das neue
werk", Hamburger Kammerensemble, Anemos Ensemble).
Michael Wagener teaches at the Hamburger Conservatory.He has been a member of ensemble Intégrales for many years.
Guiomar Espineira - flute
Guiomar Espiñeira studied flute with Prof. Miguel Ángel Angulo (Musikene, San Sebastián), Prof. Moshe Aron Epstein (Hamburg) and Prof. Jorge Caryevschi (Zwolle). Additionnally she participated at master vourses amongst others with Robert Dick, Carin Levine, Magdalena Martínez, Jaime Martín, Álvaro Octavio Díaz and Emmanuele Ophelé. Her repertoire encompasses music from all stilistic varieties of classical music. She is a member of orchestras such as Bilbao Philarmonia, "Orquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi", and "Orquesta Sinfónica de Bilbao", "young Orchestra of the Basks". From 2006 until 2009 she received a stipend of "Diputación de Vizcaya". Since 2009 she holds a scholarship of teh Yehudi-Menuhin-Stiftung. Currently she is studying as a postgraduate at Liceo Konservatorium Barcelona with Prof. Julia Gallego. Since 2009 she is a member of Intégrales.
Wessel - countertenor
Wessel studied music theory with Roland Ploeger, composition with
Dr.Friedhelm Döhl and voice with Ute von Garczinsky at the
Lübeck Academy of Music, as well as baroque performance practice
at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis with René Jacobs.
He received numerous prizes including the special prize for the
German Theater Society for the best interpretation of a contemporary
work (1988) and a prize at the Musica Antiqua Competition of the
Flanders festival in Bruges.
Kai Wessel is invited to international music festivals all over
the world. His repertoire reaches from baroque operas to contemporary
music (M.Kagel, S.Sciarrino, B.Friedrich). He works as well under
conductors like Philippe Herreweghe, Ton Koopman, Nicolaus Harnoncourt
and Reinhard Goebel as with Hans Werner Henze. His work is documented
by numerous radio and CD-recordings.
Kai Wessel works at the Academy of Music Cologne as a teacher for
singing and baroque performance practice and is regularly invited
as a guest teacher in Germany, Austria and Poland. (www.kaiwessel.com)
Boulgakova - soprano
Boulgakova studied singing at the Tshaikovsky conservatory Moscow
with Prof. K.Kadinskaya and at the Musikhochschule Lübeck with
Prof. Ute Niss, as well as composition at the conservatories in
Moscow, Hamburg and Lübeck with Uri Kasparov, Manfred Stahnke
und Dieter Mack. She was recipient of a scholarships from the German
Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for her studies in Germany. For
her excellent final examn she received the highest distinction.In
2005 she was one of the few selected participants of masterclasses
with Grace Brumbry at the Schleswig Holstein Music Festival.
As a soloist she performed at festivals in Holland, Germany, Hungary
and Russia. ensemble Intégrales collaborated with her as
a composer as well as soprano.
Kaiser - tenor
Kaiser studied voice with Willfried Jochens (Hamburg).
He sang in numerous opera and oratorio projects (amongst others
at the Wiener Festwochen, the Bayrischen Staatsoper München
and the Hamburgische Staatsoper) and performed under conductors
like Thomas Hengelbrock, Ivor Bolton and Konrad Junghänel.
Henning Kaiser was invited to many prestigious festivals like the
"Festival for Early Music" in Utrecht, the "Osterfestspielen
Luzern", the "Early Music Festival Copenhagen", the
"Bodenseefestival"and the "Melbourne Festival".
Besides his performances as a soloist he is also a dedicated ensemble
singer and works with a.o. the Weserrenaissance Bremen, the Himlische
Cantorey and Cantus Cölln. Since 1999 he performs with ensemble
Ciciliani - sound design, composition
Ciciliani (*1970, Croatria/NL) explores his very own path through
the new music world. He dares the beauty as well as the ugly, chaos
stands next to order. Cicilianis music easily combines seemingly
contradictory materials giving his composition a feeling of experiment
and playfulness, which captures the audience with its surprising
turns and changing colours.
Active as a performer and improviser himself Ciciliani more recently
gives a considerable amount of control over his work to the interpreters.
He provides flexible forms, musical materials that still have to
be furnished or compositional guidelines for sections that have
to be worked out. In ensemble Intégrales he has found an
congenial partner in his aim to create a multiple authorship
of his music.
His music is performed in both Americas, Europe and Asia and at
international festivals like the Bregenzer Festspiele, Zagreb Biennale,
Gaudeamus Week, Wien Modern, Proms in Paradiso/Amsterdam, Ars Nova
SWR, Das Neue Werk NDR, Activa of Berlin or the Playground
Touch in Bern.
2002 he additionally works for ensemble Intégrales as their
Demand - guitar, composition
Demand works as a freelance musician in the fields of composition,
improvisation and classical guitar. In the years 1995-97 he was
artistic leader of the concert series "Konzertreihe für
neue Musik - besides the cage" in Krefeld. Later on he founded
the "Kultursalon Chateau Scherrer- Demand" in Hamburg,
for which he was artistically responsible until December 1999.
In 2000 Sascha Demand went to South Italy for further studies
Sascha Demand regularly performs in Germany and abroad. His music
shows unusual playing techniques, which are often closely connected
to elements of improvisation. Especially on the electric-guitar
he develops a unique musical language by working with singular
tones and their modifications in a highly sensitive way.
Eckhardt - double bass, electric-bass, composer
John Eckhardt enjoyed classical training with Prof. Jörg Linowitzki
at the Musikhochschule Lübeck, while at the same time dedicating
himself to Jazz and Improvisation. Grants of the DAAD (German
Academic Exchange Service) made possible his post graduate studies in
the US with Robert Black and an increasing focus on modern and
contemporary chamber music and solo literature. Meanwhile, he is a
member of several ensembles and guest of established groups such as
Ensemble Modern, Klangforum Vienna and musikFabrik NRW. He performed
at many festivals and recorded extensively, a.o. I. Xenakis’ famous
solo piece „Theraps“ for Mode Rec. which received international praise. As an improvisor he shared the stage with Eliott Sharp, Evan Parker, Malcolm Goldstein and many others.
At the same time, he continued his work as performer composer. In 2008, his solo CD was released on Evan Parker’s PSI Rec. Eckhardt also realized several sound installation and in 2009 started his club music project Funksteppa, which builds on his live bass guitar playing and his own brand of breakbeat production. John Eckhardt lives within hearing distance of the Hamburg Harbor.He Eckhardt
has worked with ensemble Intégrales since 200
Oba - guitar
Satoshi Oba was born in Kawasaki, Japan. He accomplished his study
with a concert exam at Prof. Hempel in Hamburg. Being a prize
winner of several international guitar-competitions, he makes
his appearance in many different countries of Europe as well as
Japan. He is a regular guest interpreter in South America, Denmark
and former Yugoslavia. Radio- and TV-productions in many European countries.
Satoshi Oba 's career is influenced by the intensive cooperation
with composers of contemporary music.