Festival EnCounterpoints 2021 - Kelly Watson Woelffer, flute - Nikolaus Schlierf, viola - Ruben Mattia Santorsa, concert guitar

Kelly Watson Woelffer | Flute
Nicolaus Schlierf | Viola
Ruben Mattia Santorsa | Guitar

Musikstudio Ohrpheo Berlin
Jablonskistr. 15
10405 Berlin

Tickets (exhibition and concert)
12 € | 10 € | 7€ (Berlinpass)


Luis Amaya
Que del mar saliste (sobre un obra de J. M. Garcia) for Guitar and Electronics

Nico Muhly
“radiant music” for Flute & Tape

Andreas F. Staffel
Cassida del llanto
für Flöte, Viola und akkustische Gitarre
(nach einem Gedicht von Federico Garcia Llorca)

Improvisation I

Giacinto Scelsi
Manto I für Viola-Solo

Rebecca Saunders
Shades of Crimson
(Mollys Song) for Flute, Viola and Guitar

Improvisation (Über Jochen Schneider´s Gemäldezyklus)


The so-called 3-G rule applies to all events. Only those who are recovered, vaccinated or tested (negative proof, not older than 24 hours) may attend our events. A corresponding proof has to be presented. Please do not forget your masks!

Kelly Watson Woelffer

Kelly is a versatile flutist who makes her musical home in New York and Berlin.
Kelly earned her Bachelor's degree in Flute Performance from the University of Southern California, where she studied with Jim Walker. She was a prize winner in the National Flute Association's College Masterclass Competition (2001) and won 1st prize in the Léni Fé Bland Young Soloist Competition (2001).
In 2006, Kelly earned an Artist's Diploma in Contemporary Music and Composition at The New School University in New York City. Here she studied with Greg Osby and formed a sextet to perform her own compositions.
In New York and Berlin, Kelly has performed and recorded with countless greats in a variety of genres.
In 2018, Kelly founded the sextet hear now berlin.

Nikolaus Schlierf

grown up in the Bavarian Forest, behaved at Regensburger Domspatzen is busy with music of all centurys.
With voice, different Violas (baroque, classical, carbon), a medieval bagpipe, lot of flutes, jaw harp etc. is Nikolaus always on sound journeys Viola Education in Nürnberg, Frankfurt, Freiburg and Basel i.a. with Garth Knox and Walter Levin.
1995 - 2006 solo Violist at Ensemble Resonanz guest at all Berlin Ensembles for Contemporary music

Ruben Mattia Santorsa

Ruben Mattia Santorsa is an italian guitarist. Contemporary music is currently at the heart of his work and his artistic manifesto. He firmly believes that through it we can convey a message of openness, acceptance and social, political and cultural renewal, much needed in today’s society. He loves to travel and meet musicians, and his activity has led him to hold concerts and lectures in Europe, the United States and South America. Crucial to his artistic growth is his work with young composers. In his various collaborations, he premiered more than 30 pieces.

He has played with conductors such as Simon Rattle, Enno Poppe, Marin Alsop, and among others with the Bayerische Rundfunk Orchestra, Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, Haydn Orchestra, the Mosaik Ensemble, the MDI Ensemble and the Contrechamps Ensemble.

Event with the kind support of the inm in the context of the Monat der zeitgenössischen Musik

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Artistic direction and curation of the festival: Andreas F. Staffel

Das Musikkonzert von EnCounterpoints 2022 wird gefördert vom Bezirksamt Pankow