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.
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.
Anna-Lena Perenthaler | Cello
Anna-Lena Perenthaler received her first cello lessons with Susanne Bohn-Schultze. She studied cello with Prof. Maria Kliegel at the HfMT Cologne, with Jean-Guihen Queyras in Stuttgart and with Prof. Troels Svane at the Hochschule für Musik Lübeck, where she graduated with top marks.
She has performed as a soloist with renowned orchestras such as the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne, the Philharmonie Südwestfalen, the Bergische Symphoniker and the Kammerorchester Bodensee-Oberschwaben. In the field of ›New Music‹ she has been guest with renowned ensembles such as the Ensemble Resonanz Hamburg and the ›Decoder Ensemble - Band for Contemporary Music‹. Anna-Lena gained orchestral experience at the Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra, the NDR Symphony Orchestra Hamburg and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. Thomas Hengelbrock brought her into his Balthasar Neumann ensemble. Since January 2018 Anna-Lena Perenthaler is the solo cellist at the Opera Pforzheim.
In 2014 she won the first prize and the Audience Award at the International Music Competition ›Musica Antiqua‹ in Bruges. In 2017 Anna-Lena was part of the interdisciplinary cultural project ›The Melting Pot‹ with dancers and musicians - awarded by the Adventis-Foundation.
Since 2017 Anna-Lena plays with Salut Salon.