Singer, composer, vocal arranger and guitarist Peder Karlsson was one of the founders of the Swedish vocal group The Real Group. He left the group as a singer in 2010 and has since been part of The Real Group Academy team. He is an honorary professor at Royal Academy of Music Aarhus – Aalborg, and also mentor for the internationally renowned rhythmic choir Perpetuum Jazzile …Peder is also part of the Rights of Nature Sweden activism network
Explorer of the human voice, compassionate and inspiring teacher, consummate performer, a cappella traveller and beatbox gypsy – Tobias Hug has been bass for Grammy- Award winning Swingle singers, and has collaborated with a multitude of artists such as Bobby McFerrin, Zap Mama, Jamie Cullum, Katia Labeque, Monty Python and many others. With London Voices he can be heard on movies like The Hobbit, Insterstellar – or the new Star Wars Trailer.
His passion for education led him to obtain a Master in Rhythmic Choir Conducting from the Royal Academy of Music Aalborg. He co-founded and directed festivals such as Vocalmente (Italy), London A Cappella Festival…. As a networker, Tobias is deeply involved in the vocal and choral music scene around the globe, to share his art and experience of Beatbox and Loopstation.
For a long time, Évelyne Beline Girardon has been digging the furrow of the traditional music of France, successively with La Bamboche, Beau temps sur la Province and Compagnie du Beau Temps. Her journey is fed on personal innovative stages, such as polyphonic singing with Roulez-Fillettes and Trad-Arrgt. Currently, she is implementing her most audacious project within the Compagnie Beline: to spread the vocal repertoire of popular tradition in French.
Maud studied singing, choral and orchestral conducting at the CNSMD in Lyon and the Hochschule für Musik Hans Eisler in Berlin. She obtained her master’s degree in June 2010.
She conducts Bach, as well as Monteverdi, Bruckner, Bartok and Ohana, and was awarded with several international prizes (Arezzo and Gorrizia in Italy, international competition for young choral conductors in Ljubljana)
Since 2011, Maud is in charge of conducting the vocal ensembles and teaching choir conducting at the Conservatoire in Grenoble, always seeking individual fulfillment in collective work, interdisciplinary and international exchanges, practicing and staging choral repertoire in another way.
Singing and voice teacher since 2001, physiotherapist specialized in body education and physical rehabilitation for healthy vocal gestures (manual therapy applied to the voice), stress therapist specialized in stage fright and performance anxiety management. She is also international coordinator for AFPC-EVTA France (the French association of singing teachers).
Singing teacher, coach, teacher trainer and head of development for higher learning at the Studio des Variétés in Paris; permanent teacher and department head for the pop and jazz department of the l'ESM Bourgogne Franche-Comté; secretary of EVTA (European Voice Teachers Association).
Daughter of musicians, she has been obsessed with music since her childhood. She is now a passionate choirmaster and arranger.
Since 2015 Merel has been working as a senior professor and coordinator of Vocal Leadership training at the Rotterdam and Tilburg Music Academies. She is also very active with the “The Intelligent Choir” method. In addition, she devotes a lot of time to her own vision, which she transmits during workshops and coachings she leads in the Netherlands, but also across Europe.
Wolfgang Saus is an overtone singing professional and scientist. He worked with renowned musicians, including Gidon Kremer, George Pretre, Helmut Rilling. His roots in classical singing, physics and chemistry characterize his special approach to the voice. With Bodo Maass he developed the sound analysis software „Overtone Analyzer“. He is author of the textbook „Oberton Singen“, recieved the Klüh-Foundation innovation award, is founder of the experimental European Overtone Choir. Currently he is president of the German Society of Singing Science. He works as a freelance vocal teacher, choral sound coach and voice researcher throughout Europe..
Choir conductor and trainer at the Opéra de Rouen since 2010 for participatory operas, she has also been working since 2015 with the Philharmonie de Paris and the Chamber Orchestra Of Paris, and recently with the Opéra Comique.
She conducts the groups Abadachœur and Funky Frogs in Paris, where she explores the choral possibilities of popular music (pop, rock, soul, song …), making all the A Cappella arrangements. In search of a fusional relationship between voice, body presence and rhythmic energy, she works regularly with dancers (Olivier Bioret, Linda Faoro …) and creates with the choreographer Florence Lebailly the company Répète un peu pour voir, at the crossroads of choral singing and contemporary dance.