Artists and Ensembles participating in the Münchener Biennale 2022:
Apostolopoulou, Stelina
Baier, Amelie
Bailey, Benita Sarah
Bearens, Moritz
Berge, Nicolas
Berry, Nicole
Bolle, Gina
Brathwaite, Peter
Breitenbach, Matthias
Breitkopf, Benjamin
Buscher, Kolja
Bång, Malin
Cannon, Paul
Cassidy, Aaron
Cassidy, Aaron
Cazin, Laure
Chen, Peyee
Chmielarz, Damian
Cleare, Ann
Dabdoub, Nader
Danhauser, Johanna
Domenz, Anne Sophie
Dong, Thu Trang
Dürr, Calle
Dürr, Calle
Eloğlu, Şiir
Ensemble Modern
Ensemble Musikfabrik
Franzen, David
Fraser, Juliet
Freyhoff, Lisa
Gander, Bernhard
Geyersbach, Nadine
Gigou, Sophie
Greulich, Johanna
Gruner, Julius
Hargesheimer, Sascha
Hartmann, Thekla
Hausmann, Ernest Allan
Heins, Thilo David
Heins, Thilo David
Higgins, Jessica
Hovestadt, Laura
Hüper, Lennart
Ivanova, Iva
Karacayli, Ercan
Kennedy, A. L.
Khlief, Atam
Kilger, Lucia
Kim, Antonia Ahyoung
Kim, Antonia Ahyoung
Kim, Antonia Ahyoung
Knoop Mark
Kohlstedt, Sabine
Kohnle, Almut
Kohnle, Almut
Kopp, Katherina
Korobkova, Polina
Kosian, Benedikt
Kosian, Benedikt
Labourdette, Natalia
Lachenmayr, Mathias
Langner, Katrin
Lapich, Ilya
Laro, Elda
Lehel Zsolt Lajos
Lehel Zsolt Lajos
Lehner, Waltraud
Lehniger, Robert
Liakopoyloy, Christina
Mariangeli, Paolo
Matt, Viktoria Matt
Milosevic, Alisa
Mirow, Valentin
Mirow, Valentin
Mosk, Theun
Mun, Andrew Robert
Munakata, Rei
Munkert, Maria
Mödl, Linus
Orchester des Nationaltheaters Mannheim
Paal, Alexandra
Panagiotidis, Giorgos
Perregrino, Gina
Pfänder, Julia
Pistorius, Charlotte
Platzer, Paulina
Pohle, Christiane
Pollkötter, Sven
Pumphrey, John
Queirós, Hugo
Redai, Csinszka
Redai, Csinszka
Reitmayr, Cornelius
Resch, Eva
Robson, Christopher
Rumstadt, Carl
Schad, Jakob
Schicketanz, Irina
Schmitz, Carlo
Schnaegelberger, David
Schneider, Tonio
Schneider, Tonio
Schottke, Sebastian
Schörken, Nathalie
Schultheiss, Pit
Schönmüller, Annette
Schörken, Nathalie
Seidel, Anna K.
Seidel, Anna K.
Seywald, Rafaela
Seywald, Rafaela
Sherman, Michael
Siebert, Lukas
Sieverding, Benedict
Sieverding, Benedict
Simon, Andi
Simon, Andi
Stoffer, Ted
Storz, Wolf-Michael
Strunz, Sandra
Suriani, Devi
Torvund, Øyvind
Vogler, Lilly
Vogler, Lilly
Vásquez, Miguel Murrieta
Wapler, Ralf
Wapler, Ralf
Westernach, Barbara
Wiget, Ueli
Wytyczak, Nicole Marianna
Xie, Dongfang
Yan, Pat To
Zandwijk, Alize
Zhadan, Serhij
Zhu, Yixuan
Ziehm, Lisa
Zimmer, Stephanie

Peter Brathwaite

A sought-after interpreter of contemporary music, British baritone Peter Brathwaite has given many world premieres. In 2020 he made his acclaimed Royal Opera House Covent Garden main stage debut as Martin Carter in Hannah Kendall’s one-person opera “The Knife of Dawn”. Engagements at The Royal Opera House Linbury Theatre include the world premiere of Jules Maxwell’s “The Lost Thing”, and the role of Narrator in the world premiere of Little Bulb’s “Wolf Witch Giant Fairy” (winner of an Olivier Award 2022).
Current and future engagements include his house and role debut as Joey in the world premiere Kris Defoort’s “The Time of Our Singing” at La Monnaie/ De Munt, Brussels; Pero Jones in the world premiere of “Migrations” at Welsh National Opera, and Stubb in Olga Neuwirth’s “The Outcast” at the Philharmonie de Paris with Ensemble intercontemporain and Matthias Pintscher.
Elsewhere he has sung principal roles for Glyndebourne, Opéra de Lyon, Edinburgh International Festival, Opera North, Nederlandse Reisopera, Danish National Opera, and at the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie and Philharmonie Luxembourg. He conceived and performed in “Effigies of Wickedness” for English National Opera and the Gate Theatre.
The baritone graduated with a first-class degree in Philosophy and Fine Art from Newcastle University and holds a Master’s with distinction from the Royal College of Music, where he studied at the RCM International Opera School. He continued his training at the Flanders Opera Studio, Ghent. In 2021 Peter Brathwaite was nominated for a Royal Philharmonic Society Award.
He is a broadcaster for BBC Radio 3 and has written for The Guardian newspaper. His first book will be published by Getty publication in 2023.


Aaron Cassidy

Aaron Cassidy is an American composer and conductor. His compositions have been presented in hundreds of performances across 27 countries by leading contemporary music specialists at major international festivals and venues including Donaueschinge Musiktage, Ultraschall Festival, Warsaw Autumn, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Darmstädter Ferienkurse, Gaudeamus Festival, Tage für Neue Musik Zürich, etc. Recordings of his work are available on 11 commercial CD releases from NEOS, NMC, HCR, and New Focus Records. His work as a conductor encompasses a broad, stylistically diverse range of contemporary and historical repertoire across chamber, orchestral, and choral settings, including leading dozens of world premieres. He has appeared with Ensemble Musikfabrik, ELISION, Schola Heidelberg, Ensemble Proton Bern, International Contemporary Ensemble, and Ensemble Interface (as IEMA), and has recorded for forthcoming releases on the Kairos, Wergo, and HCR labels. From 2008–13 he served as conductor of the University Symphony Orchestra and New Music Ensemble at the University of Huddersfield. Notable recent performances as a conductor include an Ann Cleare portrait concert with Musikfabrik in the Großer Saal of the Berlin Philharmonie for the Berliner Festspiele, recording three works by Turgut Erçetin at the WDR Funkhaus for the Musikfabrik im WDR series, and a Swiss tour with Ensemble Proton Bern. He currently serves as Professor of Composition and Director of the Centre for Research in New Music (CeReNeM) at the University of Huddersfield.


Peyee Chen

The soprano Peyee Chen has performed as a soloist at numerous festivals: the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival; the Lucerne Festival; the club transmediale festival (now called CTM); the Rewire Festival; the Adelaide Festival; and the Spitalfields Festival. She has also performed at Cadogan Hall; the Philharmonie de Paris; Hayward Gallery; and the Louth Contemporary Music Society. She has worked with ensembles such as Ensemble intercontemporain; the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra; the Goeyvaerts Trio; the Crash Ensemble; and the Red Note Ensemble. She is a member of Schola Heidelberg, where she is an ensemble vocalist, and she has performed with EXAUDI; the BBC Singers; the Det Norske Solistkor; the Ensemble Modern; the Ensemble Recherche; the BCMG; the Ensemble Nikel; and the Ensemble Resonanz. She performed with conductors such as Ingo Metzmacher; Simon Rattle; Oliver Knussen; Emilio Pomàrico; Grete Pedersen; Jeffrey Tate; and François-Xavier Roth at the festivals Bregenz Festival; Ultima Festival; Festival d’Automne á Paris; Ruhrtriennale; the BBC Proms; and the Aldeburgh Festival; and she has performed with the Berliner Philharmonie and the Elbphilharmonie.
Peyee studied under the tenor John Potter at the University of York, where she received her master’s degree in vocal studies in 2010. In addition, she studied under Barbara Hannigan at the Lucerne Festival Academy; under Petra Hoffmann and Andreas Fischer at the Impuls Academy; under Donatienne Michel-Dansac at the Darmstadt Summer Course; and under Linda Hirst at the Dartington Summer School.


Johanna Greulich

In addition to the classical repertoire, the soprano Johanna Greulich has a special interest in contemporary music. In 2010 she made her debut as Kesa in Laure M. Hiendl’s world premiere of “Erwartung und Traumverlust” at the Bockenheimer Depot in Frankfurt. This was followed by guest engagements at Theater Chur; Theater Heilbronn (the world premiere of the opera “Minsk” by Ian Wilson); and Konzerttheater Bern (including the world premiere of “The Burning House” by Maricel Alvarez and Emilio Garcia Wehbi).
She has performed in various world premieres together with the Eunoia Quintet, for example, in “The Vacuum Pack” (2015/2016, directed by Cornelia Bauckholt and Dmitri Kourliandski); “One Shot Train” (2017/2020 by François Sarhan) at Wien Modern; and at the Scène Nationale d’Orléans festival; and at Konzerttheater Bern. Her extensive repertoire also includes classical roles, such as Belinda (“Dido and Aeneas”); Papagena; and Hannchen (“Der Vetter aus Dingsda” [“The Cousin from Nowhere”]). Johanna Greulich has won numerous awards, including the Concours Suisse Ernst Haefliger Special Prize for New Music in 2012 in Bern; the Special Prize for Modern Interpretation at the International Hilde Zadek Voice Competition in 2011; and, together with the Eunoia Quintet, the Concours Nicati Award in 2015 in Bern. Johanna Greulich was born in Hanover, she studied opera singing at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts (HfMDK) under Professor Heidrun Kordes. She received her master’s degree in contemporary music at the Musik Akademie Basel.


Eva Resch

As a versatile interpreter of contemporary music, Eva Resch was invited to perform at Teatro de Bellas Artes and the Cervantino festival in Guanajuato, Mexiko, as well as at the Villa Massimo in Rome. She has also been a guest performer at, among other institutions, the state theaters in Warsaw and Weimar; Oper Bonn; Malmö Oper; and, as part of the Munich Biennale program, at the Wiener Festwochen and the Berliner Festspiele. During the season 2021/2022 Eva Resch will make her debut with the Israel Contemporary Players in Benedict Mason’s “Chaplin Operas” in Tel Aviv. In addition, as part of the European Workshop for Contemporary Music she has been invited by Warsaw Autumn and the German Music Council to interpret Morton Feldman’s “Voice and Instruments 1” at the Chopin University of Music (UMFC).
Eva Resch has performed world premieres of works by Wolfgang Rihm; Pascal Dusapin; Thomas Adès; Johannes Maria Staud; Vladimir Tarnopolski; Philipp Maintz; Gordon Kampe; and Anno Schreier. She has worked with directors such as Claus Guth and Werner Schroeter, and she has sung for the conductors Franck Ollu; Stefan Asbury; Walter Koberá; Johannes Kalitzke; and Alicija Mounk. In addition, she has recorded diverse CDs for the label Genuin Musikverlag.
Eva Resch studied vocals and stage design at the music academies in Würzburg and Karlsruhe under Sigune von Osten and Renate Ackermann. Following this period, she was heavily influenced by her private studies under Professor Eugen Rabine, and by the master classes she attended under Peter Konwitschny and Helmut Deutsch.


Sebastian Schottke

Sebastian Schottke is an internationally sought-after sound director and sound designer in the field of contemporary electroacoustic music and has performed at the Munich Biennale, the Ruhrtriennale, the Festival d’Avignon, the Auckland Arts Festival, Santiago a Mil, ICOM Kyoto, the Beethovenfest Bonn, the Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival, Wien Modern, ECLAT, Achtbrücken and Ultraschall. He has worked with Ensemble Modern, Ensemble musikFabrik, Klangforum Wien, Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, Klangforum Heidelberg, SWR Vokalensemble, Ensemble Resonanz, Balthasar-Neumann-Choir and -Ensemble, Neue Vocalsolisten, Lemi Ponifasio/MAU, Sir Simon Rattle, Ingo Metzmacher, Thomas Hengelbrock. Sebastian Schottke works as a freelance sound engineer at the Centre for Art and Media (ZKM) in Karlsruhe, is a member of the artists’ collective “stock11”, sound director of the duo “soundspaces”, the quartet “EW-4”, and the trio “Pasog”. He is sound engineer for numerous studio productions, which have been released on WERGO, Tzadik, Kairos, Naxos and Mode Records, among others. Sebastian Schottke held seminars in the “Vorgehört” series at the HFG (Hochschule für Gestaltung) Karlsruhe, at the “Modern Academy” in Hong Kong and at the University of Indianapolis Athens Campus.
Sebastian Schottke grew up in Schwerin/ Mecklenburg. He studied sound engineering at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna and was a scholarship holder for sound direction at the International Ensemble Modern Academy (IEMA) in Frankfurt/Main.


Devi Suriani

The mezzo-soprano Devi Suriani finished her studies for her master’s degree in lied, oratorio, and concert vocals at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) under Kammersängerin Julie Kaufmann in 2017, and since then she has been studying for her master’s degree in opera. Devi first gained experience performing onstage in opera projects at the university in the roles of, among others, The Sorceress (Henry Purcell, “Dido and Aeneas”); Ottone (Claudio Monteverdi, “L’incoronazione di Poppea”); Deuxième Commère (Jacques Ibert, “Angélique”); and Madame Flora (Gian Carlo Menotti, “The Medium”). In June 2019 she performed the roles of Harper Pitt and Ethel Rosenberg in the Berlin premiere of Peter Eötvös’ opera “Angels in America.” In February 2021 Devi interpreted “Aventures” and “Nouvelles Aventures” by György Ligeti on the celebration of György Kurtág’s 95th birthday in Budapest, conducted by Peter Eötvös. In addition to opera, Devi devotes herself to lied, and she has been influenced in this field by Axel Bauni; Eric Schneider; and Wolfram Rieger. Her musical education has been supplemented by taking master courses taught by Susanne Kelling; Hilde Sveen; and Helmut Lachenmann. She has had a grant from the German Music Council since April 2021.
Devi Suriani was born in the capital city of the Indonesian province North Sumatra. In 2006 she began training in vocals, and in 2010 she received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the Lasalle College of the Arts in Singapore in performance, with an emphasis on contemporary classical music. She has been living in Germany since 2015.


Lisa Ziehm

The repertoire of the soprano Lisa Ziehm, who was born in the Holstein region in Germany, ranges from classical to modern music; she specializes in opera and especially in lieder from the Romanticism period. She has performed so far at the Frankenfestspiele Röttingen; Theater Brandenburg; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Theater Lübeck; the music festival Oper Oder-Spree; and the Neue Eutiner Festspiele music festival. This soprano has worked with directors such as Michael Wallner; Lars Franke; Matthias Kaiser; Eva-Maria Höckmayr; Gregor Horres; Isabel Hindersin; and Birgit Kronshage. As part of her brisk concert activities in and outside Germany she sang at, to name just a few, the London Handel Festival; the Cap Ferret Music Festival in France; and she sang with the Lübecker Kammerorchester.
Lisa Ziehm received her master’s degree under Professor Carola Höhn with an emphasis on opera from the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) in March 2021. She received her bachelor’s degree under Isabel Schaarschmidt from the University of Music Lübeck (MHL). She also studied during this time as part of the Erasmus Programme at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, where she worked together with Theresa Goble. Lisa Ziehm is currently studying with Sami Kustalogli. This soprano received the Deutschlandstipendium sponsorship grant, a grant from the Possehl Foundation in Lübeck, and she has a sponsorship grant from the Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now organization.

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