Anne-Monika v. Twardowski | Piano
Anne-Monika was born in 1982 in Durban, South Africa, and had her first piano lesson in Germany at the tender age of six. She pursued a degree in instrumental education and in musical arts als well as a master degree in piano performance at the Lübeck Academy of Music. Anne-Monika studied in Barcelona as an Erasmus exchange student in 2005/2006 at the Escola Superior de Música Catalunya. Her musical training was supplemented by master classes at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival and at the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival.
Since June 2012, she has also been involved as sponsor of the project “Schule mit Courage – Schule ohne Rassismus” (School with courage – School without racism) at the secondary school Theodor-Heuss-Schule in Pinneberg near Hamburg. In 2015 she was named honorary guard of the canal locks in the Alster lake - an award for sons and daughters of Hamburg who have earned the privilege to serve as ambassadors for their city throughout the world. Together with Salut Salon, she received the ECHO Klassik in the category „Classic Without Borders“ for their album „Carnival Fantasy“.
Anne played with Salut Salon from 2008 to 2018.
Frederike Dany | Cello
Frederike Dany started playing the cello when she was seven years old. By the time she was in her teens, she was already a student of the Conservatoire de Luxembourg and had won numerous prizes, including the prestigious German national competition “Jugend Musiziert”. Frederike went on to study music and education at the Musikhochschule Lübeck under the instruction of Prof. Ulf Tischbirek. Having won a DAAD scholarship, she then travelled to Barcelona, where she studied under Lluis Claret, and, after that, to Amsterdam, where she studied Baroque cello with Jaap ter Linden. In 2005 Frederike returned to Germany, and in 2007 she completed her degree in performing arts at the Universität der Künste Berlin under the instruction of Prof. Martin Löhr (solo cellist with the Berlin Philharmonic). Frederike also participated in several different master classes, including with Prof. Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt and Prof. Jens Peter Maintz. She was a member of the Ensembleakademie des Freiburger Barockorchesters and received a scholarship from Jeunesses Musicales. Her great love has always been chamber music. She received quartet lessons from Walter Levin and the Artemis Quartet. With her ensemble Frederike performed at the Rheingau Music Festival and at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival. After taking her degree, Frederike was a permanent member of the orchestra at the Staatstheater Darmstadt and performed regularly in concerts at the Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz and Rheinische Philharmonie Koblenz. Concert tours have taken her, not only all over Europe, but also to South Africa, South America and Asia. At the moment Frederike lives and works as a freelance cellist in Berlin.
Frederike played with Salut Salon from 2010 to 2017.