"Music: Breath of the statues. Perhaps: Silence of images. Your language where languages end" - Rainer Maria Rilke

Marzieh Reyhani (1973, Utrecht) Persian father, Dutch mother. Studied at the Hilversum Conservatory and Amsterdam School of Music, and graduated in 2000. Her teachers were Greetje Kauffeld, Fay Claassen, Deborah Brown, Josee Koning and Ingrid Voermans. Studied at the Lichtenberger Institut fur Gesang und Instrumentalspiel in Germany.
Friederike Darius (1963, Düsseldorf) studied jazz at the Hilversum Conservatory and classical music and jazz at the Sweelinck Conservatory (now called the Amsterdam School of Music). Pricipal flutist with the Metropole Orkest since 1992 and played with famous artist such as Herbie Hancock, Gino Vanelli, Toots Thielemans and Steve Vai.
Sjoerd Dijkhuizen (1972, Groningen) studied at the Hilversum Conservatory and graduated in 1996. Played with many different groups and orchestras such as the Ramblers and the Metropole Orchestra, the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw and quartets with Rein de Graaff and Martijn van Iterson.
Maarten van der Grinten (1963, Geleen) studied at the Hilversum Conservatory and the Manhattan School of Music. He played with many jazz musicians and ensembles like the Metropole Orkest, Willem Breuker Kollektief and the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw. He currently leads the jazz guitar section at the Amsterdam School of Music.
Jura Gomes (1963, São Paulo) started playing classical guitar and began his professional career at a young age in nightclubs in São Paulo. Moved to Europe in 1990, performed with many Brazilian and international artists and taught Brazilian Music at Dutch music schools. He now teaches at the Amsterdam School of Music, where he himself got his Bachelors Degree.
Enrique Firpi (1960, Montevideo) started his professional career at the age of 14 and was one of Uruguay’s most asked drummers. He lives in Holland since 1987 and plays with a. o. Josee Koning, Laura Fygi, Gerardo Rosales, Izaline Calister and Deborah Carter. He is also guest teacher at the Amsterdam School of Music and the Utrecht Conservatory.

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