MEET THE TEAM
Tanya Talbot - IVC Director
Tanya Talbot is the founder and director of International Voices Choir. She studied Music at Warwick University and spent most of her professional career in London working with choirs and groups of all ages. Since moving to Bonn in 2010, she has continued to work with a variety of adult and children’s choirs, torturing them with high soprano lines, complex alto harmonies, unassailable tenor and bass melodies, and, most painful of all, movements and dance routines.
Her mission is to bring people together through choir while making it fun, attainable and harmonious.
You can read an article from The General Anzeiger Newspaper about Tanya and why she is so passionate about bringing people together through music and singing.
Stergios Koutsonis - Pianist
Sarah Klinghammer - Treasurer
Rita Laczko - Concert Organiser
Ruth Balcombe - Social Media
Andrea Thiele - Concert Harpist
Andrea Thiele received her diploma and artist degree with honors at the Hochschule fuer Musik, Munich. She also holds a Master’s of Music from Yale University. She has won numerous competitions and scholarships in Germany and the United States, such as first prices at the German Youth Music Competition, Felix Mottl Memorial Competition and Woolsey Hall Competition. Besides that she was recipient of several Fellowship Awards, such as the Youth Culture Award of Rotary, the German National Music Competition, the German National Scholarship Foundation and Rotary International.
She also played several first performances of German, Austrian and American composers.
She was principal harpist at the Staatskapelle Schwerin (1994-1998), Principal harpist of the Phoenix Symphony (1998-2001), and played with the Orchestras of the WDR Cologne, Beethovenorchester Bonn, Hamburgische Staatsoper, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Muenchner Philharmoniker, Los Angeles Philharmonic, New West Symphony, various studio recordings and as soloist with the Polish Chamber Philharmonic, Salzburg Mozarteum Orchester, Staatskapelle Schwerin, Warsow Symphony, Yale Philharmonia, Phoenix Symphony, Orquestra Sinfonica Nacional of Mexico City.