Luzia Ernst, born in Duderstadt, was first introduced to music with recorder and piano. In 2019, she completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, while being accompanied by Barbara Pfeffer in the artistic major of singing. Currently, the mezzo-soprano is completing her education with a focus on Voice Performance at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar in the class of Marietta Zumbült. The side work as a speaker, under the supervision of Susanne Ruppel and Joscha Bernath, set another focus in her studies and led to readings for the lit.-wiss. Institut of the University of Duisburg-Essen, including at the Leipzig Book Fair, as well as for Suhrkamp Verlag. Striving for new connections between word and sound, the spoken word also plays a major role in her current work on intermedial concepts with the Duo Cantarpa and as a guest on Bauhaus Radio. As a soloist, she regularly performs in chamber music ensembles and has participated in vocal ensembles such as Ensemble miXtur, Folkwang Vokalensemble and Ensemble Vollklang. She gained further musical experience through master classes, including with Brigitte Fassbaender. Since February 2020, she has been a scholarship holder of the Yehudi Menuhin-Live Music Now Weimar Association.
Natascha Ziegler was born in Frankfurt am Main, where she began her musical education as a teenager at Dr. Hoch's Conservatory. Through the Musikgymnasium Musterschule and the cooperation with Dr. Hoch'schen Konservatorium, she was taught in Karin Franke-André's harp class, as well as piano, aural training and theory, and switched to the house's Jungstudium programme at the age of 12. After graduating from high school with a musical focus and preparing for entrance exams, she began her studies at the Folkwang University of the Arts Essen in the class of Manuela Randlinger-Bilz, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Music in 2019 and is currently also completing her Master's degree in Professional Performance. Natascha Ziegler was already able to gain her first performance experience and stage presence during her time at school. She was able to complete her artistic training at master classes given by Francoise Verherve, Andreas Mildner and others. She performs regularly as a soloist and in various chamber music ensembles. She was a scholarship holder of the Richard Wagner Association and was able to complete an internship in the Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra following her Bachelor's degree. There she was able to gain further experience, especially in the field of opera.