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FABIO DA SILVA

President

Fabio da Silva is a Portuguese saxophonist, teacher and music mediator based in Switzerland. His strive is to bring different types of people together by organizing cultural projects. Fabio's musical  passion is contemporary music. Currently he is planning a contemporary music festival in the city of Bern. Fabio plays as a soloist, chamber musician or improvisor and teaches saxophone in Bern.

JOHANNA SCHWARZL

Vice-President

Johanna Schwarzl started her musical studies at the age of 14 at the Music University in Stuttgart under Professor Davide Formisano. After graduating her Bachelor in Stuttgart she continued her studies in Basel with Professor Felix Renggli and later on with Professor Sophie Cherrier at the CNSMDP, Paris. In the fall of 2020 Johanna graduated her 2nd Masters in Music Mediation in Bern, under professor Christian Studler. She works as the solo flutist in the Bern Symphony orchestra and teaches at the Music University in Bern.

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MELISSA DA SILVA

Secretary

Melissa da Silva is a swiss-romanian flutist, music mediator and pedagogue.  Her artistic focus lies on creating concert and workshop formats, that enable different groups of people to create art together. At the moment she is working on the project Utopia, which brings children with disabilities and children without disabilities together in workshops. There they compose their own "Utopia". Melissa enjoys working with new Media and composing music with electronic elements.

DAN MARGINEAN

Accountant

Dan Marginean is a Romanian-born classical pianist and music school director. He has finished his studies with various specialisations in Cluj-Napoca, London, Lausanne, Bern and Zurich. He runs the Swiss based Music School "ArtsCademia" and manages different cultural projects in Switzerland as well as in other countries. His musical affinity lies with the Lied Repertoire and Opera.

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