Bettina Smith:

Mezzosoprano Bettina Smith (Norway) graduated with distinction from the Bergen Conservatory of Music and the Royal Conservatory of Music, the Hague, Holland.She completed her studies at the International Opera Studio of the Opernhaus Zurich, Switzerland.In addition to being an opera singer singing in venues such as Opernhaus Zurich, Staatsoper Berlin and Muziekteater Amsterdam, Bettina is an active chamber musician, oratorio singer and recitalist with performances all over Europe. Being a student of the renowned singer Elly Ameling, Bettina has specialized in the German and French art-song.Bettina has received numerous prizes at international competitions and prestigious scholarships such as the Herber von Karajan Music Legacy.


Oded Ben-Horin:

Oded Ben-Horin is a lyricist,composer and vocalist who studied music at the Hebrew University (Jerusalem), the Royal Conservatory (Holland) and received a Masters Degree for vocal jazz performance from the MusikHochSchule Luzern (Switzerland).He has recorded and written music and text for different settings on the German Radio, and is the bass singer of the Swiss acapella group, a-live (2nd prize Swiss Eurosong competition 2002, 2nd prize Graz, Austria international acapella competition 2003).He is the leader,composer and lyricist of "Welcome To The Science Fair", an experimental concept combining Word Jazz, Jazz Poetry and Vocalese,with which he has performed , among other places,at the Jazz Festival Willisau (Switzerland).