Flute & Bansuri
The german flutist Stephanie Lepp, born in 1980 grew up in a musical house at Spielberg/Germany. Her father Gunter Lepp is a music teacher and composer, with whom she is performing till today together with her sister Agnes Lepp in the project „Lepp Live“. At the age of 10 she started playing flute and took lessons with Berthild auf dem Kampe. With 18 she won a prize at the German National Competition „Jugend Musiziert“ and studied classical flute at „Hochschule für Musik Köln“ with Robert Winn 2001 - 2006 and 2003/2004 at „Lemmensinstituut Leuven“/Belgium with Berten D’Hollander. For several years she was scholarship-holder of „Yehudi Menuhin - Live Music Now“. Another teacher of her was Mario Caroli, Strasbourg/France in 2007.
After being nominated with a solo-improvisation for the prestigious „Gaudeamus Music Prize“, Amsterdam in 2008, Michael Daugherty introduced her to Markus Stockhausen who became one of her most important teachers. Several times, she participated in his courses and masterclasses about Intuitive Music and Improvisation. Now she is playing together with him in different projects. By him, in 2010, she met Dinesh Mishra, an Indian Master of Bansuri and Improvisation. From him she is learning the art of playing Bansuri, Improvisation and Indian Ragas until now. 2017, she was fortunate to participate in a Masterclass and meet personally the living legend of Bansuri and teacher of Dinesh Mishra, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia in Bremen/Germany. From 2015 till 2019, Stephanie Lepp was studying at the „Ziryab Akademie“ of World Music/Stuttgart with Zaza Miminoshvili. There, she also met Levan Andria in 2017 and together with him she founded Duo Flying Tree, walking along an own creative way of making music.