Born in 1967 in Mallersdorf, Mr. Schindlbeck began drumming at age five. After serving as principal percussionist at the Mannheim Nationaltheater, he joined the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in 1992. While mastering classical percussion, he is also actively performing as a member of the Berlin Philharmonic Jazz Group and appears at numerous jazz festivals.
Frits Damrow started his musical career as principal trumpet of the Radio Symphony Orchestra of the Netherlands when he was 21 and still had to finish his studies at the Maastrichts Conservatory. After 9 years he was appointed as principal trumpet of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam holding this position from 1991 until 2010. Since 2009 he has been Professor of trumpet at the University of the Arts in Zurich, Switzerland (www.zhdk.ch) and since 2013 he is principal trumpet of the Sinfonieorchester Basel.
Hailed as one of Singapore’s most versatile musicians, Han has attained top accolades from performing with acclaimed international artists from most musical genres. He was invited to perform alongside a wide spectrum of top artists ranging from the classical T’ang Quartet to iconic pop-‐rock legends such as Jay-‐Z, Linkin Park, David Foster and Paul McCartney amongst many others.
A musical phenomenon, Hiromi gathered attention when performed Chick Corea invited her to perform with him when just 17. She already had a recording contract while still in college, and is now an award winning star known around the world.
Isao Nakamura has taught at the Internationalen Ferienkurse für Neue Musik in Darmstadt (1994-2006), Akiyoshidai International Contemporary Music Seminar and Festival in Japan (1991-1998) and is Professor at the Hochschule für Musik in Karlsruhe since 1992.
Iskandar Rashid is a solo and chamber percussionist based in Singapore. He is a recipient of the Then-Senior Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong Youth Promise Award (Distinction). Iskandar received his degree in percussion performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where he was a scholarship student of Professor Jack Van Geem and David Herbert. Subsequently, he moved to Berlin to complete his Konzertexaminen program in Hochschule für Musik, Hanns Eisler, Berlin.
Jamie Cullum is one of the world's most popular singer songwriters, having sold over ten million albums. He seamlessly combines jazz, pop and rock to produce a unique blend of compelling music. His explosive live shows are the stuff of legend and have to be seen (and heard) to be believed. These performances, coupled with his outstanding recorded output, have ensured that Jamie has a truly global fan-base.