The Team

Our team consists of passionate volunteers who run BISYOC in their free time. Part of the team are our officially elected representatives – the board – that make the official decisions behind the charity. The board is supported by active members of the charity to further shape and advance BISYOC.

The Board

Jonas Bösken
Chairman/Cofounder

BISYOC participant 2008-2012, 2019

Chemistry Doctoral Student

Cello & Drums

Jonas is overseeing the charity and is involved in most things going on. He focuses on networking and getting BISYOC known to the public. Additionally, he is in charge of fundraising. Having built this website, he recently handed over the job of website administrator to Lee.

Aïcha Naumann
Treasurer/Cofounder

BISYOC Participant 2015-2017

Marine Environmental Sciences Student

Double Bass

Aïcha is  making sure that our accounts are in order and our bills get paid in time. Furthermore, she is involved in developing our public appearance, writing texts and supporting Jonas in his daily work.

Helga Zuccaro
Secretary/Cofounder

BISYOC Tutor 2006-2019

Musician

Flute

Helga is writing the protocols of our meetings. More importantly though, she is our musical coordinator, together with Lee. As a team, the two of them facilitate the selection of music to play, work out a rehearsal plan, organise concerts, and are generally overseeing the musical part of the project. 

Georg Jäschke
Cofounder

BISYOC Participant 2017-2019

Music Student

Cello

Georg is our librarian. He is taking care of the scores and sheet music of BISYOC. As member of the board, he is involved in BISYOC's decisions and helps shaping our course.

Paula Escudero del Río
Cofounder

BISYOC Participant 2010-2012
BISYOC Staff member since 2017

Musician

Double Bass

Paula is our course director and contact person. If your write an email to mail@bisyoc.eu or contact us on facebook or instagram, she is the person that will most likely answer you. As course director she is in charge of the organisation of the summer course, overseeing the cultural programme and coordinating with our musical coordinators and the event manager.

Lee Ferguson
Cofounder

BISYOC Tutor 2001-2019

Musician

Drums & Percussion

Lee is our musical coordinator, together with Helga. As a team, the two of them facilitate the selection of the music to play, work out a rehearsal plan, organise concerts, and are generally overseeing the musical part of the project.  Additionally, Lee is taking care of the website.

Active Members

Friederike Dörffler

BISYOC Participant 2012-2014

Film-Editor

Trumpet

Friederike is our social media campaigner and designer. She is the one behind our Facebook and Instagram posts. Moreover, she adds a whole new level to editing our videos and she developed the design that you will find in our brochures and social media posts.

Michael Kock

BISYOC Participant 2015, 2016, 2019

Music Pedagogics & Jazz Student

Drums & Percussion

Michael is an all-rounder, supporting us wherever we need help. He is involved in location scouting and organising musical and cultural workshops between the participants and local communities.

Javier Pardo Gil

BISYOC Participant 2014, 2015, 2017

Music Student

Viola

Javier is our newest team member. He is assisting Jonas and will be taking over jobs from him.