Meta Hüper | Violin and Vocals
Meta Hüper was born in Hannover and began her musical career in early childhood with piano and violin lessons. She successfully participated in numerous competitions and discovered her passion for singing in the school choir. After high school she completed classical violin studies at the University of the Arts (UdK) in Berlin with T. Tomaszewski, and at the Rubin Academy of Music in Jerusalem with Prof. H. Shaham, among others. In addition, she studied opera and jazz singing in Berlin and New York. After graduating in 2002, there followed engagements with the Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra (New Zealand). She rounded out her expertise with a stint as musical director with, among others, trumpeter Till Bronner and the rock singer Helgi Björnsson. As a vocal soloist she has performed in concerts around the world, taking her all the way to Singapore. Meta currently lives in Berlin and appears regularly with the Capital Dance Orchestra and the Big Band of the Deutsche Oper Berlin.As of February 2016, Meta Hüper joined Salut Salon, substituting for Iris Siegfried who is currently on maternity leave.
Rahel Maria Rilling | Violin and Vocals
Rahel Maria Rilling was born in Stuttgart into a family of musicians and received her first violin lessons at the age of four. Later she studied with Wolf-Dieter Streicher in Stuttgart, with Yair Kless in Tel Aviv, with Michael Mücke in Berlin and with Nora Chastain in Zurich/Winterthur. She has been section leader for three years of the NDR Symphony Orchestra in Hamburg and regularly performs with orchestras such as the Bach Collegium Stuttgart, the Kammersymphonie Berlin, the Berlin Philharmonic and the Komischer Oper Berlin. As a soloist she has toured the world to perform with, among others, the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, the NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, the Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz and the Orquesta Sinfonica Simon Bolivar in Caracas / Venezuela under the direction of Gustavo Dudamel. She regularly holds master classes in Venezuela and is a frequent guest at various music festivals in the USA, South America, Europe and Asia.
Rahel's passion is chamber music. In Hohenstaufen, she founded her own annual chamber music festival in 2006. Beside this she was playing with Simon Rattle, Magdalena Kozena, Jörg Widmann, Amihai Grosz, Daishin Kashimoto, Guy Braunstein and Jacques Ammon. Together with her sister, Sara Rilling, and her husband, David Adorján, she recorded the music of her Jewish great-grandfather Robert Kahn. Rahel is a coach for international youth orchestras and co-founder of the "Prelude Concerts“ series in Berlin, a program dedicated to chamber music for and with children. With the string quartet "The Nixen" she plays her own arrangements of classic, jazz and pop. Rahel Rilling lives in Berlin.
Lynda Anne Cortis | Cello
Lynda was born in 1986 in Hamburg and completed her studies with a Master of Arts from Bremen University of the Arts. She is a multi-award winner of the NDR Symphony Orchestra and Hans Sikorski Memorial Prize for "exemplary interpretation of the works of a living composer". She is a regular member of the German Chamber Philharmonic Bremen under Paavo Järvi, performs concert tours with the "Panufnik Trio" (violoncello, violin and piano) and is a member of the European Chamber Music Academy as well as the Bremer Ensemble for new music, "Ensemble New Babylon".
In her solo program as "Looping Lynda" with cello and loop station, she inspires her audience with her own compositions and unusual arrangements and since 2016, has been involved with the production "Time - a Philosophical Attack!" in the Figuren Theater "Mensch, Puppe!" in Bremen. Lynda regularly presents a program of stories, poems and music as a member of the duo "Wort-Klang", together with the Bremer actress Claudia Spörri. In addition to her artistic work, she also teaches cello. In 2016 she was a guest lecturer at the Bremen University of the Arts.
Since 2017, Lynda Anne Cortis plays cello with Salut Salon.
Romy Nagy | Cello
Born in Gera, Romy began cello lessons at a young age and went on to study at the renowned music boarding school "Belvedere" in Weimar. She continued her education as a junior student at the Academy of Performing Arts and Music in Frankfurt am Main under Prof. Gerhard Mantel. She then studied at the Hanns Eisler School of Music in Berlin with Prof. Michael Sanderling and Prof. Josef Schwab and graduated in 2014 from the University of the Arts Berlin with a master's degree. During her studies, she played with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, the Staatskapelle Weimar, as Ferenc-Fricsay-Fellow in the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin and, from 2000, as a member of the Kammerorchester Berlin. She received numerous prizes and scholarships and devoted herself to music outside the classical genre. She recorded albums with Robbie Williams, Udo Jürgens, Rosenstolz and Les Seraphines, played film music for Hollywood productions (including David Newman, Howard Shore, Danny Elfman), and toured through five continents. Since 2015, she is on tour with the jazz trumpeter, Till Brönner and his ensemble and plays in the music cabaret Trio Les Troizettes at home and abroad. Most recently, Romy has been studying improvisation, singing and playing as a multi-instrumentalist in the ensemble Les Seraphines – aside from the cello, she also plays guitar, ukulele and Irish bouzouki. Her teaching took her to South America.
Romy Nagy has been playing with Salut Salon since 2018.