Golo Berg, General Music Director of the City of Münster, Sinfonieorchester Münster
received his musical education in his hometown of Weimar at the “Franz Liszt” Academy of Music with Gunter Kahlert and attended master classes with Lorin Maazel, Luciano Berio, Lothar Zagrosek and Frans Brüggen, among others. At the age of 21, Berg was engaged as one of the world’s youngest principal conductors ever at the Mecklenburg State Theatre. After positions as chief conductor and general music director in Hof, at the Anhaltisches Theater Dessau and at the Theater Vorpommern, he moved to the Theater Münster for the 2017/2018 season, also as general music director. Golo Berg is a sought-after guest with numerous orchestras at home and abroad and regularly conducts master classes for young conductors on behalf of the German Music Council, for which he has also served as a juror. Since 2004, he has been a founding member of the board of the Saxony-Anhalt Art Foundation.
Prof. Davide Formisano, Stuttgart University of Music and Performing Arts
graduated under the guide of M° C. Tabarelli, Milano and completed his studies with Jean-Claude Gérard at Musikhochschule Stuttgart and Aurèle Nicolet in Basel. The winner of numerous national and international competitions has been the first Italian flutist to win a prize at the ARD Concourse in Munich (2nd prize – 1st not assigned). Since then he has been as well a sought-after soloist throughout Europe, Asian and North and South America as a chamber musician being invited to play in festivals around the globe. In 1995 Davide Formisano obtained the solo flute role at the Hamburg Philharmonisches Staatsorchester, getting the same position in the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra one year later. From 1997 until 2012 he was the principal flute in the “Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala” and in the Philharmonic Orchestra Milano. Since 2007 he is a professor for flute at the Musikhochschule Stuttgart and gives masterclasses in Japan, Italy and in Nice, France.
Prof. Stephan Froleyks, Dean of Münster University of Music
studied at the conservatories in Hanover and Essen. He works internationally as a composer, interpreter and inventor of novel instruments. Stephan Froleyks has received several scholarships and art awards; his compositions, installations, audio pieces, multimedia works and theatre music have been commissioned by WDR, Radio Bremen and Deutschlandradio, among others, and are performed at many international festivals. As an interpreter and improviser (percussion/tuba), Stephan Froleyks works as a soloist and with various ensembles in the broad field of new music. Stephan Froleyks is professor for percussion and music of other cultures at the Musikhochschule in Münster. In addition to his artistic activities, he works as an author and curator of music and sound art festivals (including soundseeing.net and Klangzeit-muenster.de).
Prof. Anne-Cathérine Heinzmann, Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen
first studied with Prof. Jean-Claude Gérard (Stuttgart) and later with Jeanne Baxtresser (New York) and Michael-Martin Kofler (Mozarteum Salzburg). She also received important impulses from Aurèle Nicolet and Paul Meisen. The prize-winner of many national and international competitions gained valuable experience for many years as deputy principal flutist at the Frankfurt Opera and Museum Orchestra. From 2009-2018, Anne-Cathérine Heinzmann was a professor at the Nuremberg University of Music, and in October 2018 she accepted an appointment as professor of flute at the renowned Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen. She is also a sought-after teacher at numerous master classes in Germany and abroad and a welcome guest on jury committees.
Prof. Carlo Jans, Conservatoire de Luxembourg
studied in Luxembourg and Nancy with Jacques Mule and at the Conservatoire Royal de Liège with Raymond Guiot. He then moved on to study with Andràs Adorjàn at the Cologne Academy of Music and took private lessons with Aurèle Nicolet. Furthermore Jans studied conducting under Jan Stulen and Jean-Philippe Rieu at the Royal Music Academy of Music in Maastricht and with Jorma Panula in St.Petersbourg. Carlo Jans finished his studies with a “Doctor in Arts” at the Academy of Music in Lodz (Poland). Since 1984, Carlo Jans is teaching flute and chamber music at the Conservatory of Luxembourg. Between 2002 and 2009, Carlo Jans was teaching at the Musikhochschule Saarbrücken in Germany. He is often invited to lead masterclasses throughout Europe, Asia and North and South America. Carlo Jans is a regular guest at national and international flute conventions throughout the world.
Sarah Louvion, Solo flute Oper Frankfurt, Frankfurter Museumsorchester
Born in the north of France, Sarah Louvion studied flute and chamber music at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris. She has won prizes at numerous international competitions. Engagements take the artist both as a soloist and as a sought-after chamber musician to play in numerous festivals at home and abroad. Sarah Louvion regularly conducts master classes in Europe and Asia, taught at the Hochschule für Musik in Mainz in 2015 and as a visiting professor at the Japanese Geidai University of the Arts in Tokyo and at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music in 2016/17. Since 2002 Sarah Louvion has been principal flute of the Frankfurt Opera and the Frankfurt Museum Orchestra.