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Monika Ballwein

The singer from Lower Austria studied jazz vocals at the Franz Schubert Conservatory and is now a highly successful vocal coach, arranger, producer, composer, and author. As a sought-after studio singer, she has collaborated with Hans Zimmer, Al Jarreau, Rainhard Fendrich, Chaka Khan, Marianne Faithful, and many others, as well as performing as a soloist for various orchestras and big bands. In 2004, she founded the Vocal Academy Ballwein. She is also the lead vocalist and musical director of Cantores Dei. She has co-represented Austria on stage at the »Eurovision Song Contest« four times, and in 2014 she was part of the winning team as vocal coach for Conchita Wurst. Her voice is equally recognisable from radio, musical productions and as a judge and vocal coach for STARMANIA, among others.

Stella Jones

The Berlin native is a successful singer, musician, children's musical producer, lecturer, and vocal/stage coach. She represented Austria at the »Eurovision Song Contest« in Dublin in 1995, before joining George Nussbaumer at the ESC the following year. She has performed as a support act for the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Helene Fischer, Otto Waalkes and has collaborated with Nina Hagen, Gloria Gaynor, and Bill Ramsey. She has also toured the great music halls of Europe with Andreas Gabalier. In addition to numerous musical roles, she is best known for THE VOICE KIDS and MTV UNPLUGGED. Most recently she appeared as the lead in the musical »Sister Act« (Felsenbühne Staatz), and she is currently planning the musical »Rock my Soul« at the Metropol, a new solo album, and a gospel tour.

Kudra Owens

Kudra Owens hails from Seattle, Washington, and received her artistic training at institutions such as the William Esper Studio, the Dance Theater of Harlem, and the Broadway Dance Center.She relocated to Europe in 2000 and has since performed in numerous musical and theatre productions. Mrs. Corry in »Mary Poppins« (Ronacher), Carmen in »Sweet Charity« (Volksoper Vienna), Maria Maddalena in »Jesus Christ Superstar« (Musical Sommer Amstetten), and Mama in »Dogfight« (Vienna’s English Theatre) are but a few of her roles. She has also appeared in film and TV productions such as BERLIN STATION and M – EINE STADT SUCHT EINEN MÖRDER (2019). Regular commitments as a studio singer, as well as appearances in concert and club settings, complement her multifaceted artistic activities.