Lara Hüttemann and Verena Beatrix Schulte founded the Duo Cleo already in 2007. The duo won prizes during the international Friedrich Kuhlau flute competition and the Germany-wide competition „Jugend musiziert“. In 2014 they played as soloist of the Kuhlau Oper „Lulu“ at the Theater of Niedersachsen.
The flutist Lara Hütteman was born in Herford and started her music studies as a youth-student at the Musikhochschule Köln with Prof. Robert Wnn. Since 2010 she ist studying at the Musikhochschule Hannover with Christoph Renz. She attended Mastercasses with renowned flutists, such as Prof. Janos Balint, Prof. Andrea Lieberknecht, Prof. Angela Firkins and Prof. Michael Faust. As a member of the Landesjugend-Orchester of North-Rhine-Westfalia she toured through several European countries. Amongst other prizes she was frequently awarded a first prize at the Germany-wide competition „Jugend musiziert“ and a third prize at the international Friedrich Kuhlau flute-competition in Uelzen. In 2012 she received a scholarship by the „Live Music Now“ foundation.