Alessandro D’Amico *1986 born in Caracas, attended the Music School Montalban in Caracas. From 2002 he studied with Prof. Gerard Caussè and Prof. Rainer Schmidt at Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia and from 2004-2006 with Prof. Peter Langgartner at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. From 2002-2009 he was violist in the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra with conductors such as Giuseppe Sinopoli, Claudio Abbado, and Gustavo Dudamel. He attended master classes with Nobuko Imai, Veronika Hagen, and Atar Arad, among others. From 2009 he studied at the Hochschule für Musik in Basel in the graduate course for string quartets with Prof. Walter Levin and viola with Silvia Simionescu. He is a member of the Merel Quartet, Camerata Variabile, EPhB and Capella Andrea Barca.
Petra Ackermann was born in Klagenfurt. Studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, at the Royal Academy Of Music London and with Garth Knox in Paris. Dedicatee of numerous works. As a soloist and chamber musician she regularly performs at festivals such as Wien Modern, Musikprotokoll Graz, Klangspuren Schwatz. She is a member of the Mondrian Ensemble Basel, the Ensemble Wiener Collage and the Ensemble phace contemporary music. Regular collaboration with musicians from the fields of jazz and electronic music, including David Liebmann, Peter Herbert, Theo Bleckmann, James Blood Ulmer, Wayne Horvitz, Elliott Sharp and Fennes. 2009 Promotion Award for Music of the Province of Carinthia.
David Sontòn Caflisch *1974 born in Basel, grew up in Andeer. The most formative personalities during his apprenticeship as a violinist were Michael Gebauer, Ingolf Turban and Hansheinz Schneeberger. In Chur he founded the chamber ensemble musicuria in 1991, which became the ensemble ö! in 2002, of which he has been artistic director ever since. Despite reservations about an academic education as a composer, David then decided to do so and found in Isabel Mundry a person who awakened in him the joy of complex thinking. Among many others, Gerald Bennett and Magnus Lindberg deepened his understanding of composition. David lives with Eva and Balduin and Rodolfo von Salis in Bärschwil.