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Andreas Schulz >>

perfectionist. explorer.
pianist. conductor.

The German-Russian conductor and pianist Andreas Schulz was born in Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan, in 1982. With the support of the International Music Academy to promote highly gifted musicians in Germany, he studied piano at the College of Music Hanns Eisler Berlin under Galina Iwanzowa and earned his diploma with honors in 2009. The prizewinner of many acclaimed competitions such as the International Shostakovich competition and the International Competition Louise Henriette immediately continued his conductor training under Georg Christoph Sandmann and continually developed his skills further in conducting orchestras. His many years of experience as a lecturer in coaching at several German universities of music (Weimar, Rostock, Berlin) helped him to learn at an early stage how to work with the music of different groups of instruments and enabled him to start his own orchestra, the young Symphony Orchestra Berlin. He performs regularly at various events and festivals as chief conductor of the ensemble. He has also been as a guest in concert halls in and outside Berlin since 2016 with the Neue Philharmonie founded by him. Andreas Schulz has already conducted in the Berlin Philharmonie, the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Admiral Palace and in the sold-out auditorium of the Hessischer Rundfunk and the Wiesbaden Kurhaus. Concert tours have taken him to France, Kazakhstan, Russia, etc. >>more information

Julia Diederich >>

Latin percussionist. composer.
organizer. percussion arranger.

Julia Diederich’s love of music was aroused at the age of six years when she took piano and violin lessons. The Swabian’s path in life was set with that. Years of schooling with a focus on piano at the music school in Ochsenhausen were followed by private lessons for congas, timbales, small percussion and drum set. In 1994, Julia Diederich graduated from the Latin Percussion School in Munich and the Pentaton Percussion School in Wuppertal, Germany. To add even more rhythm and harmony to her music skills, she prepared at the Swiss Jazz School in Zurich for her world music studies at the State Music Collete in Rotterdam, which she completed with the diploma "Performing Musician” in 1999. Then she graduated from the department "Pedagogy in Instrument Teaching” from the College of Art, Design and Popular Music in Freiburg. As a live and studio musician, Julia Diederich has performed with the Philipp Moehrkes Latin Jazz Project, Atlantis, Per Canto, Fonk Zone, Juraj Burian (Pat Metheny Group), Juraj Tartar (Jan Hammer Band), Hubert Tubbs (formerly Earth, Wind & Fire) and the Plazzo-Colombino-Ensemble under the musical direction of Rainer Lenz, among others. The graduated percussionist has toured in countries such as Slovakia and Cuba. She also has experience as a band leader. In 2003, the passionate musician founded and led the 20-strong mambo orchestra Afro-Cuban City Big Band. The Latin Jazz Sinfónica! would not exist today without Julia Diederich. She is responsible for having come up with the name and the program. As co-arranger, she sets accents with her percussion playing and acts as coordinator between the various musicians on tours..
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Eduardo Mota >>

Percussionist. Drummer.
Latin percussionist.

Everything began for Eduardo Mota with folklore and church music in Brazil. His first band during his school years was followed by engagements in many popular ensembles, and the percussionist also passed on his knowledge and passion as a music teacher. Studies in the area of Afro-Brazilian music at the state university of Salvador da Bahia brought Mota artistically to the next level and resulted in a tour through Brazil. Then Eduardo Mota studied classical music at the Universidade Federal da Bahia. He made his way to Germany in 2010 within the context of an exchange program with the College of Music in Dresden. Since then, he has performed in countless bands, orchestras and ensembles and is also in great demand as a soloist. >>more information

prof. matthias anton >>

alto & soprano saxophonist
composer. lecturer.

Matthias Anton was born in Filderstadt in 1979. He discovered his passion for saxophone at the age of 12. His musical talent was quickly recognized and encouraged. Matthias Anton took private lessons from Elmar Schäfer and Tom Timmler. Martin Kneer also recognized Anton's talent and made it possible for him to participate in the big band and the combo of the Trossinger High School as well as take preliminary studies at the Trossingen University of Applied Sciences in the field of jazz and popular music with a major in piano. Matthias Anton studied saxophone with Professor Jürgen Seefelder at Mannheim College of Music and with Professor Bernd Konrad at Stuttgart College of Music. He has been a lecturer and honorary professor at the State University of Music Trossingen since 2005. He teaches music theory, editing and perception at the Hohner Konservatorium Trossingen. Matthias Anton is at home on many stages and in numerous styles. Regardless of whether jazz, classical, Latin or soul, his sound is authentic, challenging and clear.

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tom hilbert >>

trumpet player.

Experienced lips, dexterity and control of one’s breath: if you combine these three qualities with a lot of feeling, you get the perfect trumpet player. Tom Hilbert was born in 1963 and has demonstrated these skills for decades in big bands and smaller ensembles with a wide variety of styles. He is a former member of the Afro-Cuban City Big Band and has been playing with the Kilian Heitzler Big Band from Freiburg for many years. He is also a trumpeter in the Contemporary Big Band Project, which brings together outstanding jazz musicians from all over Baden-Württemberg.

Maxim Zettel >>

percussionist. composer.

Samba, Bossa Nova, Choro, MPB, Salsa, Son and Rumba: Maxim Zettel's passion has been Brazilian and Afro-Cuban music for many years. However, other genres such as pop, funk, Latin jazz and flamenco are also part of his permanent repertoire. His musical versatility is demonstrated in numerous concerts, shows, studio recordings as well as his own arrangements for percussion. In addition, he participates in show productions of well-known event agencies. Music has taken him to many European countries from Spain to Ireland to Ukraine, but also to countries outside Europe such as Brazil, China and Lebanon. Since 2007, Maxim Zettel has been working as a lecturer for Brazilian percussion at the renowned "Codarts" University of Music in Rotterdam, famous due to its having the only department for world music in Europe. It is also considered a benchmark for international comparisons.


prof. german klaiber >>


German Klaiber is the man for a charming, expressive groove and much in demand internationally. Born in Baden-Württemberg in 1967, his first musical love was the violin. He remained faithful to strings, only his instrument became the bass. Prof. Klaiber studied at Swiss Jazz School Bern, Stuttgart College of Music and Western Illinois University (USA). He was a student of John Clayton from 1997 to 2002. He now teaches himself, among other things, as a lecturer at the Trossingen University of Music, a professor of ensemble at the Freiburg College of Art of Art, Design and Popular Music and as head of renowned jazz workshops. When he is not teaching, Prof. Klaiber plays live or in the studio with Herb Ellis, Franco Ambrosetti, the Zipflo Reinhardt Band, the Norbert Gottschalk Quartet, Sorry it's Jazz, tours with the Patrick Tompert Trio and performs as a freelance musician.

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rainer lenz >>

singer and presenter.
keyboarder. producer.

The native Westphalian is an announcer, keyboardist, singer and accordionist. Due to his enthusiasm for music and recording technology, he trained as a sound engineer at the Music Academy in Basel and founded the acoustic media sound studio in Freiburg. Mr. Lenz and his team specialize in the production of audio books and advertising trailers. He continues to play music in the studio and on concert stages. Rainer Lenz sings in the Kilian Heitzler Big Band, inter alia. He has been a singing teacher at the Music-Lab Emmendingen since 2006. Rainer Lenz works as a presenter for the Latin-Jazz Sinfónica! Lends and enriches the program with his stage presence.

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Christoph König >>

jazz violinist. composer.

Christoph König sifted through different styles of music from classical to rock and gypsy swing to modern jazz on his way to becoming a professional jazz violinist, composer and arranger. Classical violin studies under Wolfgang Rausch were followed by jazz studies under Didier Lockwood in Paris and the saxophonist Matthias Nadolny as well as his own successful projects such as the band Uwaga!, the jazz string quartet Hot Club of St. Pauli and the Christoph König Quartet. Since then, the crossover-specialist has skillfully moved in the border area between classical, jazz and world music. The pet passion of the exceptional musician is improvisation. However, there is a long learning process, competence and discipline behind the spontaneity. König’s unique pieces for Latin-Jazz Sinfónica! excel due to the experience of their composer, enthusiasm for Latin music, and above all. >>more information

Ramón Valle >>


The pianist Ramón Valle comes from a family of musicians, is classically trained and graduated from the conservatory in Havana. However, his great passion is jazz. After his studies, he went to Europe to develop his "own sound". And he has managed to do this excellently. Ramón has performed worldwide solo and in trios as well as being a composer and soloist much in demand by various international bands and orchestras. The Cuban pianist has released 12 albums under various international labels, for example, the label ACT Music. Mr. Valle has been under contract to the jazz label IN + OUT Records for some years now and released the trio album “Now Is The Time” with guest soloist Roy Hargrove in the spring of 2018. In the same year, he released the album "The Art Of Two" with the legendary Cuban flutist Maraca. This album was awarded the Cubadisco, the Cuban Grammy Award for best instrumental album in 2018. Ramón Valle’s charming and winning stage presence is legendary, whether as a soloist with an orchestra or head of a trio. His performances are charismatic, and his music is intoxicating.

heiko gottberg >>

guitarist. lecturer.

Heiko Gottberg was born in Rastatt in 1978. His education on the guitar began in his home town in 1991. Jürgen Lammer and Harold Holl taught him rock, blues and jazz until 1999. The guitarist then studied at the International Music College Freiburg and has been a "state-recognized music teacher/professional musician in the field of jazz and popular music" since 2005. He teaches as a lecturer at the Rastatt Volkshochschule and an employee at the Städtische Musikschule Achern-Oberkirch. Mr. Gottberg is also active as a studio and live musician in various projects in Germany, France and Switzerland. His playing and fondness for guitar synthesizers is reminiscent of Pat Metheny. Consequently, it was not a coincidence that he and other fans of the guitarist founded the Metheny Tribute Group. Anyone who hears Gottberg's sound is immediately hooked by it. Seeing and experiencing him during his improvisations opens up not only your spirit but also your heart. Heiko Gottberg's compositions are equally soothing. The light and melodically flattering piece "Try" is part of Latin-Jazz Sinfónica!

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holger rohn >>

tenor & soprano saxophonist
composer. lecturer.

Holger Rohn studied music with a major in tenor saxophone at the Swiss Jazz School in Bern. He has enriched many projects and bands with his clearly defined sound, melodic line and special drive in more than three decades as a saxophonist. Mr. Rohn knows no genre boundaries. He accepts challenges with curiosity and openness. He has played in orchestras, gained experience in bands from blues to rock and regularly proves that church organ and saxophone can be combined very well. Marla Glen has already relied on his skills, and the all-rounder has fascinated audiences as part of the Afro-Cuban City Big Band. Holger Rohn is an integral part of the Kilian Heitzler Big Band, plays in the Ingmar Winkler Quartet, the Simon Holliday & Band, and his own compositions in his own quartet. When he is not on stage, the passionate jazz musician teaches at the College of Art, Design and Music in Freiburg.

tom timmler >>

tenor saxophonist. composer.

Thomas Timmler was born in the Black Forest in 1960. He began playing saxophone at the age of 15 and was trained on this instrument in the local brass band music club as well as at the youth music school. He graduated from the Swiss Jazz School Bern and has performed not only with Paul Kuhn, Harald Rüschenbaum, John Faddis, but also with Alexander's Swingtime Band & Colin Kid Dawson, Dunja Raiter, the Afro-Cuban City Big Band and Benny Waters. Mr. Timmler has given concerts with the symphony orchestras Villingen-Schwenningen and Freiburg and has been involved in productions of Theater Freiburg. The saxophonist has been teaching at International Music College Freiburg since 1987.

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christian ehringer >>

lead trumpet player. jazz. virtuoso

Graduate trumpeter Christian Ehringer studied jazz and popular music under Professor Stephan Zimmermann at the Mannheim State College of Music and Performing Arts. He also studied classical trumpet under Kurt Nagel. Concerts with Farin Urlaub, Laith Al Deen, Noel Gallagher, HR Bigband, Gregor Meyle, Marla Glen, mardi gras.bb, Get Well Soon and UJRE are among the special stages of his career as studio and live trumpeters at home and abroad. Christian Ehringer is a sought-after musician in numerous musical productions, for example, at Mannheim National Theater, Nuremberg State Theater and Frankfurt English Theater. He is also instrument teacher at various music schools and lecturer for various youth jazz orchestras.

matthias füchsle >>

lecturer. producer.

He gives the Latin-Jazz Sinfónica! its heartbeat: Matthias Füchsle. The internationally sought-after, exceptional drummer learned how to handle bass drum, snare drum and cymbals while studying “Jazz & Popular Music” at the Jazz School Zurich, from where he graduated with a diploma and summa cum laude in 2001. Mr. Füchsle's play, which effortlessly changes from fantastic grooves to melodic, was influenced by teachers such as Nico Looser, Tony Renold, Dennis Chambers, Jack DeJohnette, Julio Barreto, Walter Keiser and Claus Hessler. His concerts and tours in clubs and festivals have taken the drummer through Europe and to Asia. His musical diversity can be heard on numerous CD recordings and makes him a sought-after band member. Mr. Füchsle drums for Fridge People and the Matthias Anton Group, among others, and performs as a freelance drummer in a wide variety of ensembles. He received the “Kupferle” art prize with his band DietkrØns in October 2006. He founded his record company Foxtones as well as the CD distribution company Jazzandrecords in 2007. Successful national and international CD productions have been released under his label Foxtones. He teaches at the Swiss Music School MKS in Schaffhausen, the IMCF-International Music College and the College of Art of Art, Design and Popular Music in Freiburg.

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Omar Rodriguez Calvo >>

.Ramón Valle Trio

He began to study classical music in Matanzas Cuba (E. V. A.) in 1984 studied acoustic bass, electric bass, classic, and jazz in La Habana (E. N. A.) and (I. S. A.) from 1988-1994. He has played with: Tingvall-trio, Ramon Valle, Hamburger Symphoniker, NDR Bigband, Joe Gallardo, Omar Sosa, Triosence, Bergisches Symphoniker - Wolf Kerschek, Matthias Höfs, Jenae Philharmonie, Kurt Elling, Orlando "Maraca" Valle, Nils Landgren, Horacio „El Negro“ Hernandez, Perico Sambeat, Ernesto Simpson, Roy Hargrove, Mike Stern, Jesse van Ruller, Gerardo Núñez, Chano Dominguez, Ulf Wakenius, Orange Blue, Anette Maiburg-Pancho Amat, the Formation Classica Cubana, and the hr-Bigband (Parcifal Goes Habanna)

  • Nomination for the ECHO Jazz in 2016 as Instrumentalist of the Year National Bass / Bass guitar
  • Nomination for the ECHO Jazz in 2015 as Instrumentalist of the Year National Bass / Bass guitar
  • Five Jazz Awards in gold with the Tingvall trio
  • International Impala Award for WÄGEN from Skip Records
  • 2-ECHO-Jazz with Tingvall-Trio 2012
  • HANS- with Tingvall-Trio "Hamburger Produktion des Jahres" 2011
  • ECHO-Jazz with Tingvall-Trio 2010
  • ECHO-Klassik with Classica Cubana 2009

Jamie Peet >>

.Trio Ramón Valle

  • Jamie Peet (1991) Amsterdam based drummer.
  • Started playing drums at the age of 5.
  • Begin studying at the consorvatory of Amsterdam at the age of 17.
  • His colorful, detailed and inventiveness playing has a big presence live.
  • Toured with Gregory Porter, Kris Bowers, a.o.
  • Recorded and played with Ramon Valle, Jasper van het Hof, Niels Broos, Dominic j Marshall, Lars Dietrich, Harmen Fraanje, Reinier Baas, Ernst Reijsiger amongst others.

orchestra >>

passion. engagement. level.

1. Violin (10)

  • Alba San Quirico
  • Jorge Moyeja
  • William Gonzáles
  • Fabio Jonatas Santos
  • Janeth Sapienza
  • Alexander Psavke
  • Rodolfo Inokawa
  • Volodimir Sajenko
  • Jessica Ling
  • Angela Daza

Double bass(4)

  • Jo Jeongho
  • Yuki Okada
  • Andriy Makar
  • Fedor Stepanov

Trombone (3)

  • Inna Konstantynova
  • Kevin Kerner
  • Tamil Jeon

2. Violin (8)

  • Katarzyna Ilnicka
  • Francisco Coser
  • Alessia Laurora
  • Jahir David Guaramá Salazar
  • Silvia Pedone
  • Costanza Brusutti
  • Neus Saval Llorca
  • Kana Himeno


  • Yu-Cheng Hus
  • So-hee Kim

Oboe (2)

  • Shih-Ying Huang
  • Jesús Colmenarez


Viola (6)

  • Emily Sheil
  • Ezgi Ünal Regöczi
  • Ruth Mogrovejo
  • Jonas Lindner
  • Hayaka Sarah Komatsu
  • Jenny Marielle Dilg


  • Miguel Hurtado
  • Johannes Beckert
  • Rabat Abo
  • Héctor Marroquin


  • Daniel Stadtfeld
  • Leonid Valuiskov

Violoncelli (4)

  • Christian Standridge
  • Eduardo Antiao
  • Isabella Jee
  • Andreina Sanchez

Fagotte (2)

  • Bruno Figueiredo
  • Bufe Muretal

Klarinetten (2)

  • Ruben Staub
  • Moritz Mansfeld


  • Daniel Stadtfeld
  • Leonid Valuiskov