Impronta – leaving a trace – giving music an imprint – creating an identity through music – a fingerprint for social and cultural exchange 

Impronta is a 2012-founded young ensemble based in Mannheim, that has already established itself as a leading group devoted to the promotion of contemporary music. Impronta has as its main purpose the establishment of a dialogue between the music of our time with that of other musical eras, tracking in that way that red line which links together musical expressions from different eras, a connection that was believed lost due to the progressive marginalization of the music of our time.

Great importance is also given to premieres, especially of those composers who through their works showed their peculiar expressive originality.

In this way the ensemble is always open to exploring new forms of musical language and the expansion of its repertoire.

Impronta has already participated in renowned festivals such as “oggimusica”, the most important festival for contemporary music in the Italian part of Switzerland or the most important Hungarian festival for contemporary music “CaFe Budapest”, as well as in renowned venues such as the LAC, the new auditorium in Lugano, the BMC (Budapest Music Center) or the Yamaha Concert Hall in Vienna.

Andreas Luca Beraldo – artistic director and conductor

Jeanne Lefèvre – artistic director and violin

Andreas Luca Beraldo

artistic director and conductor

“Andreas Luca Beraldo’s great knowledge of the repertoire and musical culture gives him a natural authority that always makes his work with orchestras effective.”  (Arturo Tamayo)

Andreas Luca Beraldo studied orchestral conducting with Arturo Tamayo, Marc Kissóczy and Klaus Arp, choral conducting with Frieder Bernius, Georg Grün, Harald Jers and Christoph Siebert and school music with Robert Göstl and Andreas Winnen in Lugano, Mannheim and Cologne.
He also received important impulses in masterclasses with Michael Luig, Hans-Christoph Rademann, Kaspars Putnins, Adriano Martinolli, Kurt Suttner, Jean-Philippe Wurtz and Peter Eötvös.

He has conducted at important festivals for contemporary music such as CAFe Budapest, oggimusica in the Italian Switzerland, Forum Neue Musik in Mannheim and the Festival Risonanze Armoniche in Italy. He has worked in renowned venues such as the BMC Budapest Music Center in Hungary, the LAC / Lugano Arte e Cultura in Switzerland or the YAMAHA Concert Hall in Vienna.

Beraldo has been on the podium of numerous orchestras such as the Orchestra of Italian Switzerland (OSI – orchestra della svizzera italiana), the Baden-Baden Philharmonic Orchestra, the Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra, the Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra, the Württemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn, the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra and the Kurpfalz Chamber Orchestra. He has also conducted the “900 presente” ensemble of the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiania on several occasions.
Among the choirs Beraldo has conducted are the University and Chamber Choir of the Musikhochschule Mannheim, the Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart, the Junges Ensemble der Liedertafel Mannheim, the Ensemble Vocapella Limburg and the Beethovenchor Ludwigshafen.

Beraldo has a great interest in promoting contemporary music, which is reflected not only in his conducting activities and the premieres of numerous works but also in founding an ensemble and a publishing house highly devoted to contemporary music. Since 2012 he has been chairman and conductor of the ensemble “Impronta – Ensemble für neue Musik e.V.” and since 2014 managing director of the music publishing house “Impronta – Edition UG”. Both the ensemble and the publishing house were founded by him together with violinist Jeanne Vogt.
He also studied arranging and orchestration with Andreas N. Tarkmann. Many of his works have been published by “Impronta”. His orchestration of Claude Debussy’s “Six Épigraphes Antiques” is distributed by Alkor / Bärenreiter.
In 2014, in cooperation with ARTE and ZDF, he conducted for the recordings of Charley Bowers’ soundtracks for four silent films.

In 2018 he was invited as a jury member to the international competition for conducting in contemporary repertoire “Giancarlo Facchinetti” in Brescia. Also in 2018 he won the 1st prize in the Valentin Eduard Becker composition competition with his work “Ukuthula – a wish for peace” for women’s choir and piano.

He currently lives and works in Mannheim.

Jeanne Vogt

artistic director and violin

Jeanne Vogt grew up in a family of musicians in Paris and began playing the violin and piano at the age of five. Already as a school student she studied analysis, harmony, composition, ear training and chamber music and won the third prize at the UFAM violin competition in Paris in 2007. From 2009, she conducted several musical projects with disabled people and worked as a chamber music teacher and orchestra leader at the Garches Music School in Paris. In 2009-2010 she received her “Diplôme de fin d’études” in violin, harmony and analysis and “Certificat de fin d’études musicales” in piano.

In 2012 she moved to Germany, where she studied choral and orchestral conducting at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Mannheim with Georg Grün, Frieder Bernius, Christoph Siebert, Harald Jers and Klaus Arp. At the same time she improved her playing skills – also at the Musikhochschule Mannheim – by studying violin under Professor Dora Bratchkova. In 2013-2014 she worked as a musical assistant at the Mannheim Opera School. Supplementary master classes have taken her to the Arditti Quartet, the Ensemble Modern Summer Academy and the Ensemble Linea Academy. Since 2014 she has also been studying accompaniment at the Henfenfeld Opera Academy with Denette Whitter.

As a violinist she is mainly engaged in contemporary music . Various solo violin compositions were dedicated to her and she premiered them, including the works “Sayings of the Seers” by Alessio Elia, “Azalée” and “Azalée II” by Christian Dachez and “Gestures” by David Holleber. She conducted the Philharmonic Orchestra of Plovdiv in Bulgaria, the Baden-Baden Philharmonic, the Stuttgart Philharmonic and the ensemble for contemporary music of the Mannheim Musikhochschule. Since 2012 she has been concertmaster of the “Impronta” ensemble and co-founder of the “Impronta” music publishing house, as well as composer of many educational works. In 2015 she led the projects “Beyond the Limit II” and “Talente der Region VI”, which were initiated by the Emmerich-Smola Music School and the Music Academy of the City of Kaiserslautern.

She is currently conducting various children’s choirs and choirs in the district of Nürnberger Land, as well as the “Orchestergemeinschaft Hersbruck”.

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