Isabel Omara Espichicoque Anders
Isabel Omara Espichicoque Anders is a german-cuban pianist and composer born in Berlin. She began to play the piano and improvise at the age of six. She completed her first year of piano lessons at the music school Kolesnikov with violinist and pianist Gregory Klavir. Then she continued their lessons with Prodromos Symenonidis and Vladimir Tropp. Her decision to become a composer follows her further to free improvisation and contemporary music. In the same year she wrote pieces for piano, small ensembles and started composition lessons with Sascha Dragićević, later with Stefan Streich. In 2019 she released her first soundtrack album with orchestral elements, electronics and voice related to The Flowers of Evil written by Charles Baudelaire.
Important for her as an improviser is to conduct a musical dialogue with other performers, to let ideas and influences of various kinds merge in a non-elitist way into a timeless form of expression. She played with musicians/ performers like Daniel Craig, Elo Masing, Ignaz Schick, Marc Schmolling, Manuel Miethe, Horst Nonnenmacher, Marcello Busato, Vincent Laju, Zsolt Sőrés, Siri Salminen, Jan Roder, Matthias Bauer, Lan Hungh, Wolfgang Schwabe, UBO, LIO, Romain Bertheau, Guilherme Rodrigues, Jung Jae Kim, Gerhard Gschlößl, Sofia Borges.
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