Friederike Merz – voice/ guitar
Johannes von Ballestrem – piano/ guitar
Fabiana Striffler – violin/ voice/ mandolin/ composition


“When Fabiana Striffler takes bow in hand, a magical process begins. The golden threads of her imagination weave a lustrous and well hewn pattern to all musical contexts she is a part of. I know from my own work, she is always secret weapon #1.“
Greg Cohen (known with Tom Waits, Ornette Coleman, John Zorn, Woody Allen…)




Quique Sinesi – 7 string guitar, charango
Fabiana Striffler – violin, mandolin


Under the category “Best Album” of the year the album “Mahagoni” is nominated by Deutschlandfunk Kultur, Manuela Krause.

…Ein gemeinsamer Atem, ein funkelndes musikalisches Kleinod, welches von den ersten Klängen an gefangen nimmt.” 
Jazz Podium

„Das Album „Mahagoni“ der jungen Violinistin Fabiana Striffler, zusammen mit dem Gitarrenvirtuosen Quique Sinesi hat einen magischen Sog und man spürt, hier haben sich zwei Seelen getroffen die in Resonanz gehen; sozusagen von Herz zu Herz…”  NDR Info
Quique Sinesi is considered one of the most influencing guitarists of Sountamerica. He is known for his work with saxohponist Charlie Mariano, “Negro” Carlos Aguirre, Dieter Ilg, …


Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra
“Pure genre-smashing magic“ – Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Since its inception in 2006, Berlin-based Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra has not only redefined the term “large ensemble,” because more importantly, the 18-piece has created a whole new musical language: “Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra dwarfs anything heretofore experienced: Big band brass meets Free Jazz antics, Neue Musik-style compositions meet a unique definition of pop – all thrown into a blender: It’s the kind of sonic cocktail you’ve never tasted before.” (Neue Zürcher Zeitung)





Greg Cohen – bass
Fabiana Striffler – violin

Greg Cohen is a jazz – bassist. Best known for his work with Tom Waits, John Zorn’s Masada quartet, Ornette Coleman, Woody Allen, Elvis Castello, Lee Konitz, Norah Jones Lou Reed, Bill Frisell, The Rolling Stones, Elvis Costello, Donovan, Bob Dylan, Tim Sparks, Dino Saluzzi and many more …He has been a regular member of Woody Allen and his New Orleans Jazz Band, which used to play every Monday night at Manhattan´s Carlyle Hotel. He appears in Woody Allen’s Wild Man Blues and in Robert Altman´s 1993 film Short Cuts.
The Duo has a concert-row at Donau 115, Berlin.




Fabiana Striffler – violinStudioCatsQuartet
Linda Gossmann – violin
Shasta Ellenbogen – viola
Alice Dixon – cello

Berlin based String Quartet „STUDIO-CAT-QUARTET“ is a group of four young women. All classical trained with a lot of non classical experience and the ability to improvise and to play difference styles of music. The „STUDIO CAT QUARTET“ offers studio recordings for music productions, live concerts with bands and television shows.
What makes them special is the fact that they played together for many years and so they guarantee a compact string sound.
Hire the STUDIO CAT QUARTET and you´ll have excellent results combined with good times in the studio.