The Musicians

Christina Singer flautist with the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra since 1991, began her career as first flute at the AaltoTheatre in Essen, subsequently joining the Rheinland-Pfalz State Philharmonic Orchestra. She studied with K. Schochow and R. Dohn at the Stuttgart Conservatory, graduating in 1992 with top honours, and also also took masterclasses with Robert Dick, András Adorján, Aurèle Nicolet und Peter Lukas Graf. 
Her musical activities include many prestigious chamber concerts, studio sessions and live recordings, and her role with the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra has taken her to all the musical centres of Europe and Japan under conductors such as Sir Roger Norrington, Sir Neville Marriner, Georges Prêtre, Sir Georg Solti, Heinz Holliger und Peter Eötvös. The release in 1997 of her much-praised recording of Charles Koechlin’s Chants de Nectaire for solo flute (Bayer Records 100 106) led to an invitation to Paris to participate in a TV programme about the composer. Christina Singer was a lecturer at the Saarbrücken University of Music.

Andrea Förderreuther trained at the conservatories of Karlsruhe and Stuttgart before studying for a year in Spain with the celebrated guitarist and teacher José Tomás and then with Prof. Thomas Patterson at the University of Arizona in Tucson, where she became a Master of Music and also ran her own class as an assistant teacher. While she devotes the majority of her energies to chamber music and song accompaniment, she has also enjoyed success as a soloist in Europe, Asia and the USA and has made numerous recordings for radio, television and CD. In 2006 she acted as a cultural ambassador for the state of Baden-Württemberg as part of a German/Canadian cultural exchange programme. Andrea appears regularly with major German orchestras such as the Stuttgart Radio Symphony, Bamberg Symphony and Staatskapelle Dresden. The founder of TrioConBrio, she makes arrangements and transcriptions for the ensemble, and as a committed researcher of musicological sources has produced  editions for Doblinger and Editions Orphée. She has lectured at the Conservatory of Karlsruhe since 2004. 

Lydia Bach was born in Tajikistan, where she won a number of prizes as a young musician for her performances on violin and viola. She went on to study at the State Conservatory in the Russian city of Saratov, taking viola lessons with Anatoly Grigoryev, before moving to Germany and studying viola with Ingrid Philippi at the Stuttgart Conservatory, where she attended viola and chamber music classes with E. Santiago, B. Westphal and P. Buck and was awarded Distinction for all her courses, including her solo studies.
As an orchestral musician Lydia plays regularly with the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, the South-West German Chamber Orchestra of Pforzheim and the Württemberg Chamber Orchestra of Heilbronn. In the field of chamber music she collaborates with such musicians as the violinist Nina Karmon, the pianist Terhi Dostal and the Jade and Diogenes Quartets. Lydia is also active as a teacher in Stuttgart and in 2013/14 gave masterclasses in South America and China.