Johanna Kugler (AT)

Johanna Kugler was born in Vienna and has been singing and playing the violin for several years. Her musical repertoire is hugely versatile, though her focus is on traditional styles. While studying violin and rhythm in Vienna, Graz and Eisenstadt, she toured around Europe with several bands, such as Netnakisum, Ethno in Transit or String Syndicate. Currently, she is a member of Tanzhausgeiger, Karat Apart, Black Market Tune and the successful Austrian musical comedy group Landstreich. She holds several courses and workshops all around the globe, e.g. at Ethno Camps in Estonia and Slovenia, at festivals in Bolivia, Italy and Sweden, and at numerous Austrian folk music events. She also teaches at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.

www.tanzhausgeiger.tradmus.org
www.blackmarkettune.com
www.karat-apart.at

Sophie Abraham (NL)

Sophie Abraham was born in the Netherlands in 1986. She studied Cello in Graz and Vienna, with Prof. R. Leopold and Prof. R. Latzko. She is a musician and composer who constantly seeks to link elements of classical music, modern classical music, jazz and pop music, as a solo artist or in ensembles. Sophie Abraham is a member of the radio.string.quartet, Trio Frühstück, and the World Music formation SCURDIA. She frequently collaborates with the Austrian storyteller Folke Tegetthoff, and in 2016 she had her debut as a film composer and performer (Turkish Way). She also teaches in Vienna and St. Pölten.

www.sophie-abraham.com

Julia Lacherstorfer (AT)

Julia Lacherstorfer was born in 1985 and raised in a traditional folk environment in Bad Hall, Upper Austria. She is a sound artist who is always intrigued by new styles and is not afraid to venture into new waters.
Julia works as an independent musician and composer in Austria and abroad. During her student times in Vienna and Linz, she formed several musical groups focusing on contemporary folk music. Her current projects, ALMA and Ramsch & Rosen have received several awards. Recently, she joined the international project The Sharing Heritage – Love Tree Ensemble, led by the Danish violinist Harald Haugaard.
In her work as a composer, she constantly walks the line between intuition and inspiration, between tradition and modernity, between concepts and free spirits.
As of 2018, she is the co-director of the wellenklænge festival in Lunz am See, together with Simon Zöchbauer.

www.julialacherstorfer.at

Kevin Henderson (UK/NOR)

Kevin Henderson comes from the Shetland Islands, one of Scotland´s archipelagos with one of the richest fiddle traditions in the world. He is regarded as one of Shetlands finest fiddle players and is in hot demand playing with some of the best known groups and musicians in the folk music scene.
He began playing the fiddle at the age of 9 taking private lessons with highly renowned Shetland fiddler Trevor Hunter and at the age of 10 studied under the late great Willie Hunter, arguably Shetlands finest ever fiddler. He is a founding member of award winning Shetland powerhouse, Fiddlers’ Bid, formed in 1991, has been a member of folk music legends, Boys of the Lough, since 2001, a member of Scottish super group Session A9 since 2004 and co-founded the Nordic Fiddlers Bloc in 2009.
Kevin has toured extensively throughout the world including the US, Canada, Japan, Australia and throughout Europe. He teaches at various fiddle-camps.

www.kevinhenderson.co.uk