SOPHIE FETOKAKI completed a Bachelor’s in Music at City University London, during which she studied Brazilian, West African, and Cuban music, ethnomusicology and electroacoustic composition, alongside singing lessons at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. After completing this eclectic degree she decided to bring these various ways of making and thinking about music into one instrument, and moved to Amsterdam to pursue her singing studies with Pierre Mak. She completed her Bachelor’s in vocal performance at the Conservatorium of Amsterdam in 2014.
Charlotte Houberg received her bachelor’s degree with distinction from the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague where she is now pursuing a master’s. Charlotte takes part in Studio 32, an opera studio of her teacher Henny Diemer. In 2011 she was prize winner of the Foundation for Young Music Talent of the Netherlands.
The Dutch lighting designer WIJNAND VAN DER HORST graduated in 1996 in Theatre Electronics and Technology. He first started working as a lighting technician in the world of theater and entertainment and worked on all different kind of productions. In 2004 he specialized in creating light designs for opera, ballet and theater productions. But also events, exhibitions and architectural lighting is part of his field of work.
FRANS WILLEM DE HAAS studied drama at the University of Amsterdam and Musiktheatre at the Maximilian University of Munich and works since 1996 mainly as an assistant director and director in opera.
The costume designer FLORENCE VON GERKAN was born in Hamburg and studied costume design at the University of Arts Berlin with Prof. Martin Rupprecht.
Her first original creations led the artist by way of King Lear back to Hamburg, at the famous Thalia Theatre, to begin a long-lasting partnership with director Jürgen Flimm and stage designer Erich Wonder. She went on to create the costume design for many international productions in Zürich and Vienna; in Bayreuth she worked with Flimm and Wonder on Der Ring des Nibelungen by Wagner.
THUNDERCAT is the alter ego of virtuosic bassist / singer Stephen Bruner.
The South Los Angeles-native has released two critically acclaimed full length albums on Brainfeeder Records since 2011, and last year saw the release of widely praised mini-album The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam.