The concert series "Aha! - Klimakonzerte", launched in 2022, combines culture and climate protection. The initiators Sophia Schambeck and Salome Ryser got to know each other during their studies and have been playing chamber music together for several years. The idea to combine music and climate issues was born in front of the fridge shelf of a supermarket. One would like to shop in a most climate-friendly way, but how can this be done? With the help of experts, the two musicians hope to find some answers to everyday climate questions. The focus will be on what you can change in your everyday life. At the end of the concert there is an opportunity for exchange with bread and wine.
Mental training is a widely used technique in many fields (e.g. competitive sports, medicine, rehabilitation after stroke,...).
Sophia's knowledge of the neurophysiological basis of learning processes, acquired in medical school, and her experience as a musician have led her to develop a method of applying these techniques to music.
The result is a way for musicians to learn to practice more creatively, enjoyably, and efficiently.
Sophia can be booked for lectures and workshops on these topics and gave talks about it to music students in Munich and Krakow.
Early music freshly painted
Sophia Schambeck – recorders
Rosalia Gomez Lasheras – harpsichord
Mariona Mateu Carles – G-violone
Leon Jänicke – baroque guitar and theorbo
In this chamber music group, the name says it all. Through varied instrumentation and a wide range of timbres, the right atmosphere is found for every style. DAS KOLORIT sees every concert as a performative event influenced by countless non-musical elements. Therefore, the group experiments with new concert formats, creates interdisciplinary children's concerts, and often combines several art forms in its programs. The collaboration with composers leads to contemporary works written especially for DAS KOLORIT.
Sophia is currently working closely with composers to expand the contemporary repertoire of the medieval double flute. This early music instrument holds within itself a huge spectrum of undiscovered possibilities for new music.
Composers like Moritz Eggert or Wilma Pistorius have already written works for this instrument. Two more works are in progress or about to be premiered.
Link to the premiere of Moritz Eggert's „Ayre for John Dowland („her sad infamy sings“)“ (2020)
As part of the "Konzertförderung deutscher Musikwettbewerb" Sophia is currently playing together in various chamber music ensembles and can be booked through the German Music Council. More information about the ensembles and programs under the following links:
Alexander von Heißen, harpsichord
Sophia Schambeck, recorders
Philippe Stier, trombone
Duo Sono Eternity
Sophia Schambeck, Recorders
Sebastian Wielandt, precussion
As part of her Medical Doctorate program at the Technical University of Munich, Sophia has conducted research on the long-term effects of SARS-CoV-2 induced olfactory and gustatory disorders. The research results have been published as two articles in peer-reviewed journals.
Persistent symptoms one year after symptom-onset:
And after two years:
The M.D. program was supported by the “Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes“.
Sound - Electronics - Recorders - Music
In this concert format, pieces of music of various styles are connected by sound preludes. Sound preludes are short pre- and postludes developed with a sound designer, which are a mixture of electronics, noise, improvisation and music; partly played live, partly by playback.
This program can be booked as a solo program with electronics or with lute and guarantees an enthralling concert experience.