Flute & Bansuri
The flutist Stephanie Lepp, born in 1980 grew up in a musical house at Spielberg/Germany. Her father Gunter Lepp was a music teacher and composer, with whom she was performing a lot of wonderful concerts till he passed away in 2021. Together with him and her sister, the singer Agnes Lepp they founded 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“, Cologne. 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, Improvisation and Composition. 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 participated in numerous Masterclasses of Jorge Pardo, Trilok Gurtu, Rüdiger Oppermann, Karl Berger and Randy Brecker. In 2017 she met Levan Andria with whom she founded Duo Flying Tree, walking along together an own creative way of making music.