Matthias Arbter

…is a guitarist and music teacher. Besides his educational work he focuses on contemporary music. He performs as a soloist and in different ensembles. Currently he is finishing his master’s studies in contemporary music at Musikhochschule Trossingen with Tillmann Reinbeck.

Phileas Baun

Currently based in Switzerland, Phileas Baun is pursuing his Masters Degree at the Music Academy Basel. Besides his experimental approaches to the instrument guitar, Phileas Baun is also an experienced and successful musician in a more classical sense. Besides being withholder of multiple scholarships such as the DAAD and the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, he is the winner of many first prizes in international music competitions. As the first guitarist in history he was awarded with the main prize of the Iris-Marqurdt-Competition, the annual competition between all departments of the Musikhochschule Trossingen. As a soloist he has performed with multiple orchestras, including CD-Productions and a world premiere performance of a concerto dedicated to him.

Florin Emhardt

…is currently studying classical guitar, jazz and music education at University of Music Trossingen with Andreas Grün, Jinhee Kim and Roland Pfeiffer. His musical experience spans from playing classical solo guitar and chamber music to performing in various pop/rock/jazz ensembles, from small acoustic duos/groups to playing in bigbands. He was a member of experimental group Open Source Guitars for 4 years and explores contemporary music in an educational context.

Robert Menczel

… is a freelance guitarist, improviser and composer specialized in experimental music. He is writing and producing electroacoustic music for chamber music, dance performances and short movies, and performing solo shows with acoustic guitar and live-electronics. As a chamber musician he is invited by different freelance ensembles (Ensemble Recherche, Ensemble s c o p e, …), recently for Festival ECLAT 2021 in Stuttgart. He finished his studies with a Master’s degree in musical and interdisciplinary creation (CoPeCo), a progam with four half-year residencies in the conservatories of Tallinn, Stockholm, Lyon and Hamburg.

Marius Schnurr

… is currently studying with Pablo Márquez at the Hochschule für Musik in Basel. While also playing and exploring the classical repertoire, he has a focus on contemporary music and lesser known works, performing as a soloist as well as with different ensembles and chamber music formations. In his programs he’s searching to draw a connection to relevant topics and questions of todays society, reflecting the role of a performer and its political dimension. He received scholarships from the DAAD and the Hirschmann-Stiftung.