Oliver Söhngen, born in Germany, educated in Germany and The Cleveland Institute of Music, now lives in Long Island City and is founder and director of Long Island City Academy of Music (LICAM). He has performed with One World Symphony in productions of Salomé, Peter Grimes and Ariadne auf Naxos and Cunning Little Vixen. Mr. Söhngen has appeared as Bastien at the Styriarte Festival in Graz, Austria which was broadcast on Austrian National Television. He has sung the Evangelist in St. John’s and St. Matthew’s Passions, and performed with Rathaushofoper Konstanz, Fireland Symphony and Gaudio-Kammerorchester Leverkusen. He received the prestigious Northern Ohio Live award for producing, designing and singing Cleveland Public Theatre’s production of Viktor Ullmann’s opera Der Kaiser von Atlantis, where he was featured in the roles of Harlekin and the Soldier. Mr. Söhngen also enjoys a successful teaching career. His students appear in leading roles at Regina Opera and other regional productions, solo recitals at Carnegie Hall and gain entrance to major conservatories like Mannes, Manhattan School of Music, Aaron Copeland School of Music and Berklee.
Bassist Dan Asher has been busy performing and teaching in the New York area for much of the past decade. After graduating from Lawrence University in 2001, his active schedule has included performances at legendary jazz venues such as Birdland, the Blue Note, and Smalls, covering a wide range of music including Jazz, R&B, Afro-Cuban and Brazilian. He is a member of the Broadway Boys, a talented group of vocalists and instrumentalists who continue to pack theaters and jazz venues all over the country with their improvisational takes on current Broadway repertoire. He has also maintained an active teaching schedule with private students and ensembles throughout the Tri-State area. For more about Dan, visit www.myspace.com/danashmusic.