Jeanne-Michèle Charbonnet is a dramatic soprano, Master Voice Teacher, Co-Director and
Artistic Consultant of the Indemini Festival. Among the theatres in which she has performed are Opéra National de Paris, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Dutch National Opera, Teatro Madrid, Oper
Frankfurt, San Francisco Opera, Dallas Opera, Liceu, La Fenice, Maggio Musicale, and the
Metropolitan Opera. During her varied career, she has sung over 50 lead roles. She began her
career with the Italian and Russian dramatic roles, moving into her Wagnerian home in her early 30’s. Ms. Charbonnet has sung all the lead Wagnerian dramatic roles. Her recordings include Isolde with Armin Jordan in Geneva, Elektra with Valery Gergiev and the London Symphony Orchestra, Ariane et Barbe-Bleue with the Liceu, Judith in Bluebeard’s Castle from The BBC Proms, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk with James Conlon and the Maggio Musicale, and Erwartung with Jukka-Pekka Saraste and the WDR. Her vast experience as a singer is complimented by more than 3 decades of teaching. Ms. Charbonnet is Associate Professor of Voice at Montclair State University, NJ, maintains private studios in both Europe and the USA, and is a sought-after Master class technician.
Peter Nilsson is a vocal coach and Head of Musical Studies at Dutch National Opera Academy
(Den Haag/Amsterdam), and a regular guest with the Broadcast Choir and the Netherlands Opera. He has worked closely with Yves Abel, Marc Albrecht, Daniele Callegari, Paolo Carignani, Riccardo Frizza, Hartmut Haenchen, Ingo Metzmacher, Yannick Nézet- Séguin, Julian Reynolds, Carlo Rizzi, and Mark Wigglesworth.
Peter is also an active accompanist for vocal master-classes, including Roberta Alexander, Elly Ameling, Diane Forlano, Hartmut Haenchen, Jard van Nes, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Charlotte Margiono, Nelly Miricioiu, and both series of Masterclasses given by Dame Joan Sutherland and Richard Bonynge at the Britten-Pears School in Aldeburgh. Peter is also an active accompanist for vocal master-classes, including Roberta Alexander, Elly Ameling, Diane Forlano, Hartmut Haenchen, Jard van Nes, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Charlotte Margiono, Nelly Miricioiu, and both series of Masterclasses given by Dame Joan Sutherland and Richard Bonynge at the Britten-Pears School in Aldeburgh.
Jane Robinson is Head of Vocal Coaching and Development for the Harewood Artist Programme at English National Opera (ENO), an Associate Artist with Graham Vick at the Birmingham Opera Company, on the Faculty of the Music Academy International, Trentino, and part of Michelle Wegwart’s Training Programme with Voice Choice in Nottingham.
Jane has coached at Glyndebourne for many years and has been part of the music staff at the Opera Houses of La Monnaie, Teatro Massimo Palermo, Opera Lyon and Opera Nancy. She has coached young singers at the Vienna Hochschule Sommer Akademie, in Lenk with Sena Jurinac, at the Lyon Atelier, and at L’Abbaye de Royaumont with teachers from the Juilliard School. In England, she has coached at Welsh National Opera, Opera North, Scottish Opera, the Royal College, the Royal Academy, the Royal
Scottish Academy, and for Sony International.
Luise Breyer-Aiton is Artistic and General Director, as well as Founder, of the Indemini Festival.
Ms. Breyer-Aiton is a soprano and creator of VoiceRelease Massage, a specialised technique
utilising many modalities of body work, designed for the unique needs of singers and musicians. She has a private practice in New York and Berlin, and has worked with artists and international theatres such as Vienna State Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Staatsoper Berlin, Komische Oper, ENO, ROH, Opéra de Lyon, Grange Park Opera, and Welsh National Opera.
David Wishart is a freelance musician from Glasgow, Scotland, currently based in Berlin, Germany. He works with numerous ensembles and artists as a collaborative pianist, conductor, and composer. David has performed across the world in the USA, UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Italy, Poland, Czechia, and China with a wide range of ensembles and artists. He has developed a particular focus on performing in unconventional and intimate venues, including a repurposed customs office in Hamburg, Mackintosh’s House for an Art Lover in Glasgow, Edinburgh Castle, bars, youth hostels, retirement homes, churches, and living rooms. David’s compositions have been performed in Germany, the UK and the USA by ensembles such as Psappha, Sounds of the Engine House, Classical Evolution Manchester, and Vaganza as well as in the New Music Northwest festival. He personally conducted the premiere of his chamber opera, Absolved Passions, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2014.
Rosmarie Brennwalder (co-ordinator AGIF) & Beat Wüthrich
We are both retired and live happily ever since 2006 in Indemini. At www.lunsole.ch we rent apartments to guests. «Indemini Festival»: We are enthusiastic about the high quality under professional guidance. The annual festival is a unique asset to the village at the beginning of the world! We are happy to help!
Beat (Bewe) and Rosmarie (Rosi) are very dear to us and the Festival, our jewels of the Festival!
Anna Reber & Peter Arnold
She: Anna Reber He: Peter Arnold
She: psychologist and psychotherapist He: Historian.
She: Retired. He also.
She: Bernese. He: Valais.
She: Loves Indemini in the spring (everything awakes!),
Then in the summer (there are many people in the village!),
Then also in autumn (these colors!), and finally in winter (then it's finally quiet!).
He: Loves Indemini in the spring (everything awakes!), Then in the summer (there are many people in the village!), Then also in autumn (these colors!), and finally in winter (then it's finally quiet!).
She: Loves Italian cuisine and Italian wine. He: Loves Italian wine and Italian food.
She: Ride on Peinture Naive. He: Departing on African art.
She: Cooks like. He likes to spread raclettes.
She: Above all, loves the music of the Renaissance - and the opera.
He: Loves above all the music of the 19th and 20th centuries - and the opera.
You both: Love Africa - and just Indemini.
Both Anna and Peter are wonderful and very dear to the Festival.
Dorothea Eicher & Fritz Gloor - both retired.
During the year-long construction of our house, once Brandruine, we receive a lot of support, so we have learned to love the village at the beginning of the world and its people. Indemini has become our second home. We are happy when the village is alive, so we like to get involved with good advice, action and music for the Indemini Festival. Fritz is a fantastic clarinetist and Dorothea a most wonderful person.
We are so grateful for all they do. Thank you & Grazie per tutto!
Marianne Käser & Christian Züblin
Marianne has recently retired, formerly home economist at the Cantonal Hospital of Bern in Switzerland.
Christian also has recently retired, cooking in a home for around 16 years
every day for over 100 young people every day.
We are delighted to have them on board and take care of us all in a culinary way.
FACULTY AND TEAM in the past
Marcus Oliver Schmid (Co-founder, Co-ordinator) 2016 -2019
Grace Lily (team) 2018
Jonathan Ware 2016 (coach)
Nicola Rose 2017, 2018 (coach)
Kate Valentine, 2018 (masseur - assistant)