The three musicians of the Perismon ensemble put sounds from Mongolian, Persian and Jewish cultures into context. Universal aspects of human togetherness can be heard in works about longing and happiness, celebration and dancing as well as dreams and melancholy. Love songs are also part of the repertoire. Hagit Halaf, Enkhtuya Jambaldorj and Samira Memarzadeh fan out the range of stringed instruments on violin, the Mongolian instruments shudraga and horse-head violin as well as harp – from filigree to powerful, from improvised to polyphonic.

Hagit Halaf completed her violin studies in Tel Aviv and Vienna. She has performed worldwide with renowned orchestras, including the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Solistes Europeéns Luxembourg and the Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala, and has played under top conductors such as Riccardo Muti, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta and Daniel Barenboim in internationally renowned music centers such as Carnegie Hall and the Musikverein Wien. She also devotes herself intensively to chamber music of all styles, from classical to world music and contemporary music. Hagit Halaf is also a violinist in the Bridges Ensemble Perismon.

The instrumental musician and vocalist Enkhtuya Jambaldorj studied orchestral music, music education and Mongolian folk music in Ulaanbaatar. She is a founding member of the Bridges Kammerorchester and a member of the Bridges Ensemble Perismon. She was an orchestral soloist for classical and folk music at the state music theater in Bulgan and in the police ensemble in Ulaanbaatar. Enkhtuya Jambaldorj has lived in Germany since 2000, first playing in the world music ensemble Renaissance Kontinental and later in the ensemble Enkhtuya, which she founded. She performs as a soloist and is active in various music projects, such as Enkh Khuur, Hatan and The Colours and Voices of Wiesbaden. With the mongolian women’s band Hatan, she won 2nd place at the International Music Festival Sharq Taronalari in Uzbekistan in 2019.

Samira Memarzadeh studied harp in Frankfurt and London and is at home in orchestras, chamber music and transcultural music ensembles. She is constantly discovering new possibilities on her instrument in a wide variety of musical styles – from minimal music to transcultural music. In addition to her concert activities, she has been working as a music educator at Bridges – Musik verbindet since 2018 and at the Tonhalle Düsseldorf since 2021. She is also in demand as a transcultural music mediator and speaker in collaborations with various actors in the music scene (including Heidelberger Frühling, Netzwerk Junge Ohren). Parallel to her music studies, she completed a degree in Islamic Studies in Freiburg. Samira Memarzadeh is a founding member of the Bridges Kammerorchester and a member of the Bridges ensembles Grupo Maloka, Perismon and the music education ensemble Tiny Bridges.


Hagit Halaf Violin
Enkhtuya Jambaldorj Mongolian Shudraga/Yatga
Samira Memarzadeh Harp

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