The Team

Werner Fait

Werner Fait (AUT)
director and manager / woodwinds

Studied at the University Mozarteum Salzburg.
Teacher at the musical school in Stadl-Paura, Gunskirchen, Vöcklabruck and
Composer and arranger for the EJPO, computer music, etc.
Founder and leader of the "Werner-Fait-Pop-Orchester" (1995), which developed
to the EJPO.
Member of the children`s theatre "urosphon - aunt else and the christmas mouse".
Involvement in several orchestras, jazz and rock formations (e.g.: jazz exclusive,
Dörti lenquitsch, Big Band Syndicate).

Denise Fait

Denise Fait (AUT)
management / improvisation / strings

Studied at the Anton-Bruckner private university 2002-2006, jazz-violin (Andy Schreiber), classic 
violin (Albert Fischer) and viola (Pregrad Katanic) and received her jazz master degree in 2010.
Violin teacher at the musical school Wels, Gaspoltshofen and Haag am Hausruck.
Project member of "MeKS" with the primary school in Andorf.
Violin player in the Irish Band "Fish´n Jigs". 
Band member of diverse bands including Jazz Exclusive, DJ Live Acts, Stratus Quartett.
Member of the children´s theatre "ursophon - aunt else and the christmas mouse".
Tutor at orchestra workshops, i.e. SecondATO and workshops on "the violin in jazz and
popular music". 

Photo by Katina Fridrik

Peeter Margus

Peeter Margus (EST)
brass / Conductor

Member of the Estonian national symphony orchestra since 1988.
Works with several big bands and entertainment orchestras.
In addition he performs regularly in different project with the alto, tenor, bass and baroque
trombone, euphonium and bass trumpet. 

Joanna Lewis

Joanna Lewis (AUS)

Studied cello and composition in Adelaide and violin with Spiros Rantos in Queensland.
Received the Carl Ludwig Pinschof Scholarship for studying in Vienna in 1985, where she
studied at the Hochschule for Music and the Performing Arts (Wolfgang Schneiderhan,
Gerhard Hetzel and Günter Pichler).
Numerous performances as a soloist and together with Lisa Moore, Dave Liebman, RSO Vienna,
Vienna Art Orchestra, Austrian-Hungarian Haydn Philharmonie, Vienna Symphony and so on.
Founder of the Koehne Quartet.

Matthias Schlager

Matthias Schlager (AUT)

First violin lessons with H. Staudinger and A. Kothbauer at the musical school in Vöcklabruck,
Viola with C. Lenz.
Studied viola in Salzburg (Prof. Langgartner) and in Linz (Prof. Haas and Prof. Katanic).
Viola and violin teacher at the musical school Pram and Vöcklamarkt.

Paul Stouthamer

Paul Stouthamer (ESP)
cello / double bass

Studied cello at the Conservatoire de Lille, university of Akron (USA) and improvisation and
composition at the Berklee College of Music.
Teaches jazz improvisation at the Taller de Musics Superior Barcelona.
Works as a freelance musician and composer. 

Nicolas Vicquenault

Nicolas Vicquenault (FRA)
rhythm section

Studied classical piano at the Conservatory of Orleans (Beatrice Hindley) and jazz
(Jean-Pierre Chalet and Benoit Sourisse).
Recorded one Solo-CD "Escale" after three years on a cruise ship as a pianist, one
with his trio "Kashmalo Trio" and one with Oxus Project.
Composed music for theatre, clown shows, ...
Teaches piano, computer music, free improvisation and jazz
Leader of Triome (accustic jazz trio) and Oxus Project (jazz-world-fusion septet).


Radoslaw Szarek

Radoslaw Szarek (POL)
rhythm section

Radoslaw Szarek (*1983 in Poland) was six when he got his first classes in piano. He
discovered his passion for the drums seven years later.
In 2002 he absolved the musical high school in Bydgoszscz with certificate taught by
Miroslaw Zyta and Maciej Korpal. In the same year he continued his drumset studies
at the musical high school in Nürnberg/Germany at Professor Hermann Schwander.
Two years later he started his second studies in Jazz Drum-Set at Hans-Günther Brodmann.
The same time he got classes from the renowned american vibraphinost Bill Molenhof.
Radoslaw Szarek is receiving a stipend from the Daad Foundation, Yehudi Menuhin Foundation
and the Rotary Club.
As a solist and orchestra musician he worked already with a lot of orchestras i.e.
Nürnberg symphonic, Heilbronner Kammerorechester, city-philharmony Nürnberg,
philharmony Würzburg, Ensemble Konstraste, Orkiestra Filharmonii Pomorskiej, Torunska
Orkiestra Symfoniczna and the Orkiestra Opery Nova.
Additionally he was invited as a classic as well as a Jazz-drummer at festivals in Opole/Poland,
international organ-week in Nürnberg, Jazz Festival in Pinneberg, Görlitz, Zürich as so on.
Recordings for the bavarian radio, Naxus, Blue Records and Radio PiK are as well part of his
career. In November 2013 he was qualified as a professor for drumset at the high school
for music in Nürnberg.