Marie Delprat

A native of Bordeaux, France, Marie Delprat is a musician who morphs into many artistic roles. Although Marie has extensive training in baroque recorder performance, her practice can be split between two halves: early music and new music theater. Instead of creating a dichotomy out of the two worlds, Marie’s aesthetic involves the combination and lifelong adhesion of both. 

Through projects like her Master degree creation RAGE (2017, performed at the Il Divertimento Festival, IT 2018) and HOME (2018, Musikfestival Bern CH), Marie works not only as performer/flutist, but also curator and collaborator. 

In ongoing projects with the dance company Rotes Velo (Synekdoche Dada), and dancer Olive Lopez (ENRAGED–a continuation project of RAGE), Marie is focused on developing dialogues between dance and music–body and instrument–Peatzold recorder and electronics. Her musical work as a composer and musician, is to develop a further relationship between the synthesis of the Peatzold recorder and electronics and can be seen through projects with guitarist Rubin Mattia Santorsa (Label Kairos recording 2017). 

Marie holds above all her practical work as an example and reflection in her teaching practice. Incorporating new music theater into pedagogy is a passion that Marie relays not only to her private recorder students, but to any beginning instrumentalist or musician. 

Marie has a Bachelor in Classical Music Studies from the Hochschule der Künste Bern, under the direction of Michael Form (2015), with a pre-college study under the direction of Pierre Boragno in Versailles. She also holds a Master in Composition and Theory in Théâtre Musical from the Hochschule der Künste Bern (2017), and is currently working towards a Master in Pedagogy to be completed in 2019. 

Katelyn Rose King

A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Katelyn Rose King is a performer and conceptual artist working in the fields of theater, music, and everywhere in-between. Although Katelyn is classically trained in percussion performance and theatrical music interpretation, she often creates her own works with other collaborators and has embodied many differing roles in various artistic projects: directing, composing, compiling, performing, writing, and researching.

While Katelyn still loves performing as a classical contemporary percussionist, her own artistic creations delve into reflections on authorship, performance presence, vocal expressions, composed improvisation, explorations on sound atmospheres, and creation through curation.

Katelyn’s past and present collaborations include work with the Städtische Bühnen Frankfurt, Stadttheater Basel, Stadttheater Bern, Lucerne Festival Academy and Alumni, presentations at PASIC and Transplanted Roots Percussion Symposium, and works with composers, directors, and artists such as Ulrich Rasche, Till Wyler von Ballmoos, Jonas Kocher, Katharina Rosenberger, Carolyn Chen, Justin Rabideau, Christopher Adler, and Andrea Mazzariello.

Katelyn has a Master in Composition and Theory in Théâtre Musical from the Hochschule der Künste Bern (CH, 2017), a Master in Music Performance from McGill University (CA, 2015), and a Bachelor in Music Performance from Kennesaw State University (USA, 2013). Her most recent awards include the Rita Zimmermann Musik-Stiftung, Lyra Stiftung, Swiss Excellence/Fulbright, and a McGill Recording Competition Prize.

Maxine Devaud

Maxine Devaud grew up in Fribourg, Switzerland. After studying photography for two years at the École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne (ÉCAL), she studied musicology and art history at the University of Basel. The violin has accompanied Maxine Devaud almost all her life, and as a violinist she was a member of the Swiss Youth Symphony Orchestra for many years. From 2013 to 2017 she worked as assistant director on music theatre and theatre productions. She has worked with director such as Calixto Bieito, Christian Zehnder, Ludger Engels, Lydia Steier, Jan Philipp Gloger and Markus Bothe on successful productions at Opernhaus Zurich, Theater Basel and Konzert Theater Bern. Maxine Devaud currently works in Switzerland, Germany and Austria as a theatre producer for various companies (The Navidsons, KLARA Theaterproduktionen, Ensemble Aabat, Novoflot, fonundtsu* Theaterproduktionen, etc.). In 2018 she founded Maxinthewood Productions. She is a scholarship holder of Opera Europa.