Jenni Roth, journalist/writer
Jenni loves language, stories, travel, people and is always on the quest to find something NEW. She works as a freelancer for printed press and radio, presents events and teaches at journalist schools. Her clients are (a.o.) Zeit (Magazin), SZ Magazin, Deutschlandradio. Jenni's work has been awarded with several prices, amongst those the prestigious "Deutschen Reporterpreis", as well as the "Courage-Preis für aktuelle Berichterstattung".
Daniel Schröder, actor
Daniel was raised by an English mother and German father and was lucky to be able to do a youth exchange in Brazil for a year when he was 16 years old. Back in Germany he explored the stage in school musicals and he was hooked at once. So he could not think of any other profession and studied to become an actor in Leipzig at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. Work took him to various stages such as Deutsches Theater Göttingen, Sophiensaele and Neuköllner Oper in Berlin, Burgfestspiele Bad Vilbel, Shakespeare Company Berlin and Casinotheater in Winterthur (CH). He also worked in films and TV and is currently working as a teacher for German as a foreign language in private schools in Berlin.
Johannes Held, barytone, producer
Baritone Johannes Held has been a soloist at the Royal Danish Opera, Staatstheater Mainz, Wermland Opera and Teatro di Bolzano. From 2013 to 2014 he was a full-time company member at the Staatstheater Oldenburg, and sang roles including Papageno, Falke, and Guglielmo. Johannes is internationally active as a Lied-singer, and his production of the Winterreise STAGED has been performed over 50 times in Europe. He has performed with important institutions as LaVerdi in Milano, the Meraner Festwochen, Schubertiade Roskilde, the Royal Danish Opera Copenhagen, the auditorium in Bolzano, the Teatro Garibaldi in Palermo, and GöteborgsOperan. He has also given concerts in Philadelphia and New York. Since 2012, Johannes directs the Lied-Festival DER ZWERG, bringing world-class international artists to Sindelfingen (Germany).