In the Salon of Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel

Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel was not only an advisor and critic to her brother, composer Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, but was also a great composer and painter herself .
She only started to openly display her works when she was 40 years old, and resisted the traditions of the Mendelssohn family, which declared that women should take care of the household, and that the music should be just an ornament for her.

In this evening you will experience more about her desires and longings, as well as her sadness and resignation, told in her letters, diary and of course her music.
Enjoy an unforgettable evening full of emotional moments.

Dafne-Maria Fiedler – Actress

Dafne-FiedlerDafne-Maria Fiedler, born in Lübeck, studied Theater studies in Berlin, before she could take part in the Fetengagement. Since 2002, she has been a freelance actress in Berlin, working with different companies such as as the Berlin Shakespeare Company.

She has also made numerous play readings, as well as moderated at film festivals or evening events. She has also been working as a theater coach for children since 2007, and is now also writing and producing her own works, such as “Lola and Pola” or “Nächtliche Liebschaften”. One of her favourite interests has always been the combination of Music and Literature, with her main work partner in this area being Anna Barbara Kastelewicz.

Sylke Hannasky – Actress

Sylke-HannaskySylke Hannasky lives in Berlin. She graduated from the Hochschüle für Musik un Theater Hannover in 1998, with a diploma.

She later took part in many theater performances in Hannover, Erlangen, Sommerhausen, Nürnberg and Berlin

As of 2003, she bceme a freelance actress for theater and TV, as well as a director and theater coach.

In 2005, she decided to put a greater emphasis on theater work with young children and teenagers, with instutions such as dm-drogeriemarkt, alnatura, budnikowsky etc. Here she stages several shows for and with young people.

In 2010 she also took over the Sheakespeare Kinder, and the Jugendclub Shakespeare Company Berlin e.V., in which she adapted and directed 3 Shekespeare Classics.

In 2009, she toook part in the manic “The Christmas story, or how it really was”. There followed a Clara Schuhmann evening “Clara – a CV” (2010), “Like in the film” a play about the theater of yearning (2012). In doing so, she took over the co-direction, and played a role in it too.

Other works she’s directed are, for example, “Nächtliche Liebschaften” – ​​Operetta (2013) and “So oder So” (2014)

She has also directed a new project “Carmen” – a modern singing game for Bizet / Mérimée arranged for two accordions, which premiered in January 2015 in Berlin.

Anna Barbara Kastelewicz – Violin

Anna-Barbara-Kastelewicz-6Anna Barbara Kastelewicz works as a soloist and a chamber musician. Her repertoire ranges from Renaissance to Modern, including Jazz and Music Theater.

Anna Barbara Kastelewicz performs on the modern violin with modern 20th and 21st century works and performs baroque pieces on the Baroque violin.

In her violin-piano duo, she is mainly devoted to a classical and romantic repertoire, with a preference for French sonatas and pieces from around 1900.

She plays as a Solo violinist in Musicals and Salon-Music Ensembles, with a “Roaring 20’s” program.

In her projects, she likes to combine the various arts in the performances. Between 2007 and 2014, she was the artistic director of the annual “Musikfestival Lüneburger Heide”.

Katrin Dasch – Piano

Katrin-DaschKatrin Dasch was born in Berlin. She studied as a musician a pianist, with Vida Kalojanova at the Berlin University of the Arts and piano studies with Prof. Georg Sava at the University of Music “Hanns Eisler” Berlin. She plays in a duo with her sister, Annette Dasch. She recieved awards and prizes at the 1st “BR-Musikzauber Franken” competition for singing and was awarded a scholarship for the federal selection “Concerts of Young Artists” at the competition of the German Music Council. Numerous performances as a song duo at the Hessischer Rundfunk, the MDR, the Wartburg concert of Deutschlandradio Berlin, the “Das-Lied-in-Dresden” series, at Théatre de la Ville Paris, at the “La Folle Journée” festival in Nantes. She has performed in further concerts with different singers and chamber musicians, among others, at the festivals of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, at Schlosskonzerten around Berlin, and with the Trio Aurora Berlin.