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Alexander was born in 2013, he started playing violin at 4,5. He is in the first class of the CMS at Moscow Conservatoire Tchaikovsky (the class of Z.B.Zharova). Alexander is a laureate of all-Russian and international competitions. In 2018 he performed with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra "Four Seasons” under the management of V.Bulakhov 1,2,3 parts of A.Vivaldi G-major concert. In 2020 he performed with the orchestra concert by S.Berio No.9 as a winner of a competition-festival “Playing with the orchestra”. His first solo concert in 1 part was in 2019 in the hall of the Museum of Scriabin. The second solo was in 2020 in Munich in the Gasteig Small Concert Hall. Alexander took part in international masterclasses from professors V.Tretyakov and N.Likhopoi in July, November 2019 and in February 2020.
Coming from Singapore, Isaiah has been playing the violin since the age of four. Besides violin, he is also learning to play the guitar. During his free time, Isaiah enjoys reading books and playing ball games.
Gideon comes from Singapore and has been playing the violin since the age of four. Besides violin, he is also learning to play the drums. During his free time, Gideon enjoys building LEGO sets and reading books.
Heeley is a 6-year-old girl from Hong Kong. She has been learning to play the harp for almost 3 years. When she became 5 years old, she began 4th grade and had the great honour of participating in the Christmas Harp Recital in HK MTR station, charity performance in Yan Chai Hospital and had the chance to perform in a local TV Program. She won more than fifty championships in music competitions. During the period between 2019 and 2020, she won 1st Prize Award in Grand Prize Virtuoso Competition, champion in Okinawa International Music Competition, 1st Place in Rocky Mountain Music Competition, 1st prize in Muse International Music Competition, 1st prize in both The Music of 17th and 20th Century International Music Competition, etc. Her dream is to be a harpist.
Zarema Sitshayeva was born in 2011 in Crimea, Ukraine. She began playing the violin when she was 5 years old. She has won over 100 national and international competitions: Grand Prize in I International Violin Competition “Prime Violin”, Slovakia; 1st place - III International Oscar Reading Competition for Young Musicians, Slovenia; 1st place - 1st International Music Competition, Belgium; 1st place - III International Music Competition, Switzerland; 1st place - International Instrumental Competition “International Music Competition Opus 2020”, Poland; 1st place - X International Instrumental Competition “International music competition”, Serbia 1st place - International Festival “Gold Europe” Competition, Czech Republic
Leander Hennes Resch started studying the violin at the age of 5. At the age of 7 he made his solo debut with the Wissembourg Chamber Orchestra. He studies the violin with Mrs. Susanne Reiner. He is a laureate of numerous international competitions and has given concerts at renowned venues such as Carnegie Hall / NY, the Mozarteum in Salzburg and the Center of Fine Arts (BOZAR) in Brussels and has performed at master concerts in Italy. He attended master classes with the Notos Quartet and Prof. Viviane Hagner.
Peize Yu was born in China. She started to play the violin when she was 5, with teacher Jiayin Huang. Her dream is to be an internationally recognized musician. In 2018, she has won the Gold Medal of the Jiangsu“Jasmine award” Violin Competition in China.
Sofia Efremenko Central Music School at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory. Class of Rakhimova E.A. (Russia, Moscow, 2019) Previously studied in the class of Karp T.Ya. (Canada, 2016/2017), Sanina L.A. (Kazakhstan, 2017/2018), Turchaninova G.S. (Russia, Moscow, 2018/2019). Participant of master classes: Tatiana Berkul, Jacob Gilman, Mikhail Gotsdiner, Munteanu Petru, Alexey Gulyanitsy, Tatiana Polozova, Irina Bochkova. Participant of the creative project of the city of Moscow "Vocation" (2018) Laureate of competitions: II International Competition-Festival of Young Violinists named after Gnesins (Moscow, Russia, 2018), XIV International Competition of Performers "Astana-Merey" (Kazakhstan, 2018), X Anniversary All-Russian Festival-Competition of Young Performers "Crystal Tuning Fork" (Moscow, Russia, 2020)
Antonio Saric was borin in Mostar 2010. He is 3rd grade student of "Muzička škola I.i II.stupnja Mostar" in class of prof.Ana Pranjković. He won 6 first prizes, 2 laureates and 1 second prize on various international competitions (BiH, Croatia, Italy and North Macedonia). He often performs on school concerts and various events in town. Three time he played as soloist with symphonic orchestra "Simfonijski orkestar Mostar". He attended violin masterclasses (Jovan Bogosavljević, Marija Rajković, Violeta Smajlović-Huart).
Ariel started to play Violin at age of 4. She has recently been awarded a second place winner in the Junior Category in Rising Star London Festival Competition 2020 in the Junior Category. Ariel loves listening to classical music and her favourite Composer is Tchaikovsky. Ariel hopes that her music will reach out to every part of the world and will inspire others to stay positive.
Aliya Alkhiyami lives in Qatar with her parents. She began learning violin at the age of 6 with Dr. Hye E. Seo and currently is studying at Qatar music academy under Dmitri Torchinsky
Eri was born in Tokyo, Japan in 2010. She began playing the violin when she was three years old, in the studio of Mrs. Sonoko Fukasawa in Tokyo using the Suzuki Method. In 2017, she was selected as one of the excellent students of the year by the Suzuki Association of Japan and she performed violin solo, playing at the Main Hall of the Matsumoto City Art Museum. In 2018, Eri moved to New York and began lessons with Dr. Janice LaMarre. In 2020 she won first place in the New York Strings Institute competition at the Junior Level.
Abby Kim started playing cello at the age of 7. From 2018 to 2019 she performed with the Metropolitan Youth Symphony – Interlude Orchestra in Portland, Oregon. In the 2019-2020 season, she performed with the Portland Youth Philharmonic, Young Strings Ensemble. In the 2020-2021 season she is currently performing with the Portland Youth Philharmonic as a member of the Portland Youth Conservatory Orchestra. In 2020 Abby participated in her first international competition and placed first for her age group in the Great Composers Competition: Art of Strings. Her teacher is Hyun Jin Kim of Portland, Oregon, USA.
A gifted girl born in Shanghai, China in July 2011, Jiayi Huang started art trainings at age 2. She had lessons in vocal music, visual art, piano, and ballet before she emphasized her studies on cello playing at 2019 when she was 8 years old. Her teacher is Minzhe Wu, Principal Cello of Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra. Highlights of her music competition awards include First Prize for Junior Category of International Music Competition Bonn “Grand Prize Virtuoso” 2020, Second Prize in International Music Competition “The Art of Strings” 2020, and Gold Medal in International Competition and Festival of Arts “Vienna Stars 2020”.
Haoyu Gu started to play the piano when he was 3 years old and cello at the age of 6 with Pei Xu who was his first cello teacher. His current cello teacher is Jia Yu, Vice Professor of the Central Conservatory of Music of China. 1、In July 2018, he won the Gold Award at the 5th China-Japan Music Exchange Competition; 2、In August 2019, he won the third prize at the 8th Ai Qin Prize and the 3rd International Cello Competition; 3、In August 2020, he won the fourth place at the 2nd CelloFamily International Cello Competition; 4、In October 2020, he won： * The first prize at the 2nd French Music Competition and the youngest first prize winner in the Young Artists cello group（8-16 years old）; * The first place and cash bonus at the United States International Music Competition； * The only first prize at the England 2020 Best Saint-Saens Performance in group II; * The only first prize at the England 2020 Masters of Cello Concerto in group II; 5、In November 2020, he won： * The first place at the San Francisco International Innovative Music Competition in category intermediate cello, classical; * The first prize and exceptional young talent special prize at the International Music Competition Bonn “Grand Prize Virtuoso” in young musician category; * The second place at the Rocky Mountain Strings Competition Fall 2020 Season in young musician category, cello. He is studying singing in the Beijing Philharmonic Choir which help him a lot on improving his cello study. Besides music, Haoyu also enjoys swimming, playing chess and table tennis, exploring stars in astronomy study and collecting supercar models as well.
My name is Martyna Staworko. I`m from Poland. I’m 10 years old. I`ve got a sister Marianna. At the age of 5 I started to play the cello. I`m a student of 4 th class of the of the Fryderyk Chopin’s State Music School in Olsztyn – my teacher is Mrs Magdalena Niedzwiedz, my accompanist is Mr Lukasz Jozwiak. I heard the cello sound for the first time during “ the open days” in my school and I fell in love with it – this my fascination continues till today. I love playing long, fast and difficult pieces of music.
Anthony Kim was born 2011 in Portland, USA. He began playing the cello at the age of 5 with Minji Kim(1995-, South Korea) when their family used to live in Basel, Switzerland. Since April 2020, he has been learning cello with Kevin Krentz at Seattle Cello Academy .
Natalie studied harp for 5 years and she is turning ten now. She often challenges herself on pieces that surpass her trained skills, and has special love on classical and jazz pieces. She was bestowed with outstanding awards in different local and overseas competitions. In the renowned Singapore Harpfest 2019, she acquired the First Prize and was elected for the Jury’s Choice Award. Natalie extends her love of music to charitable events and concerts. To expand her knowledge, skill and techniques at harp, she attended various master classes with renowned harpists like Mr. Nartan Savona, Ms Catrin Finch and Ms Marcella Carboni… to name a few.
Malgorzata Blazik was born in 2009. She started to learn playing the violin at the age of 6. She is a student of the Primary Music School of Emil Młynarski in Warsaw in the violin class of Mrs. Alicja Wojakowska. She is a laureate of international violin and chamber competitions, i.e. - Juliusz Zarębski Competition-Poland, Myron Poliakin Competition-Ukraine; ‘Città di Barletta’- Italy; Talents For Europe-Slovakia. She also performed at the Royal Castle, the Chopin University of Music, the National Philharmonic in Warsaw and at the Warmińsko-Mazurska Philharmonic. She attended the violin master class in Slovakia and Poland.
Zhiyuan Sun, born in 2007, began to learn violin at the age of 6 . Sun has a great passion for classical music. He was accepted to the fifth grade of Central Conservatory of Music Primary School in September 2018. He took the first place in the entrance exam in the whole country. Sun has been under the tutelage of Professor Ming Jin and Professor Zhang Ti, a famous violin educator, and doctoral supervisor of the Central Conservatory of Music. Honors and Awards 2020 International Music Competition Bonn "Grand Prize Virtuoso" First Aboslute Prize +Exceptional Young Talent Special Prize Winner; Rocky Mountain String Competition,Junior Categry, Violin, First Place Winner
Lana Zorjan was born on 17. 09. 2008. She started playing violin when she was 4 years old, and started competing one year later. Until now Lana has won over 40 first prizes at international competitions. Notable ones: – “Josef Micka” international competition 2020. Prague – Winner of category and winner of special prize “Josef Micka” – “44th international violin competition prof. Nadalka Simeonova” 2019. Bulgaria – First prize – “Tartini” 2018. Piran, Slovenia – 100 points, winner of category and reward for most perspective young violinist of competition. – “Franjo Krezma” 2019. Croatia – special prize of Spivakov foundation
Study Experience . Started practicing violin at age of 4 . 2012-2017 Under the guidance of Professor Li yang,professor of violin,Shandong Normal University . 2018- . Student of the Affiliated Primary School of Central Conservatory of Music . Under the guidance of Professor Yan Tao and professor Li Xiangru Honor and Award . Dec 2012 . First Prize of Preschool Group,The Seven Art Festival of International Young People in Hong Kong Event .Dec 2016 . First Prize of Group A children class,Youth Art Talent Competition of Zhejiang Province . October 09,2020 Second Prize Winner Best Saint -Saens Performance International Music competition
Zachary Pan, from San Jose, California, is currently an eighth grader at Miller Middle School. Zachary started to play piano when he was six. With an older brother playing, he found that he enjoys playing violin and began his violin journey with Dr. Ann Kerobyan from age seven. He received CM Branch Honor and performed at the Music Teacher Association of California (MTAC) CM/Convention event. Zachary won 2nd place at the American Protege competition in 2018. In addition, he also got 1st place in the U.S. Open competition and KAMSA competition in 2019.
Matthew Luh is a 6th grade homeschooler who showed a genuine passion for music at an early age. Even as a toddler, he loved hearing the notes that came out every time he banged on the piano keys. At age eight, he started learning to play the violin and quickly fell in love with the instrument. He participated in the 2018 and 2019 USIMC and won a second prize award both times. Besides music, Matthew enjoys sports like basketball, soccer, and hiking. He also likes all school subjects and reading books such as the American Adventure series.
Christine Koh, from Singapore, began to learn the violin at the age of four. She has participated in various international competitions and won several First Prize / Gold awards, the most notable being the Judges Distinction Award in addition to First Place Winner for the 2018 American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition. Through the competitions, she had the opportunity to perform in cities like New York, Vienna, London and Singapore. Christine enjoys performing and connecting with the audience with her music.
My name is Hanna Humelt, I was born in 2009 and I started to play the violin at the age of 8. I am a student of a Music School in Strzelin. I took part in many violin competitions in Poland receiving distinctions or 3rd prize at the 2nd Nationwide Antoni Cofalik Competition for violinsts and violists. Music and violin are very important part of my young life. I am happy that I can learn to play the violin.
Pilar, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2007, began playing the violin at the age of six at the Lanús Orquesta Escuela. She is currently studying with Mr Rafael Gintoli. She has played as a soloist at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, the CCK and the San Martin Theatre among others. Pilar obtained a 2019 Training Scholarship from the National Endowment for the Arts. She has taken Masterclasses with international musicians from USA, New Zealand, Netherlands, France and Poland. In addition to performing at public concerts, masterclasses and music festivals, she has also won numerous national and international competitions.
I have been playing violin for 6 years. Between 2017-2020 I won 1st price 8 times in international music competitions held in Bulgaria, England, Germany, Italy (2), Japan, Kazakhstan, Serbia. I gave a recital around 40 in different cities in Turkey and gala concerts in Germany, Bulgaria, Italy. I attended the master classes of Alexander Markov, Prof.Ani Schnarch, Artur Kaganovskiy, Prof.Ahmet Hamdi Zafer, Prof.Ithzak Rashkovsky, Prof.Cihat Askın, Flavio Maddoni, Prof.Ildiko Moog, Tuncay Yılmaz and Prof.Vadim Voyler.
I started viola when 8 yrs old, joined SYO Orchestra programs since then . and I am selected to join ACO academy program and AYO Young Symphonist 2020
I was born in Boston, MA, USA on January 6th, 2008. I graduated from Bilkent University, Music and Ballet Primary School, in Ankara, Turkey and attended Istanbul University Music and Ballet Secondary School at 5th grade. I studied with Ulugbek Rihsi and Dr. Sema Hakioglu from Department of Music at Bilkent University and Prof. Dr. Beste Tiknaz Modiri from Istanbul University State Conservatory. Currently I continue my studies with Prof. Dr. Modiri.
American cellist, Aurelia Faidley-Solars, is ten years old and lives outside of New York City. Aurelia currently studies with renowned pedagogue Hans Jorgen Jensen. Aurelia has soloed in many cities around the world including Vienna, Salzburg, London, Budapest and Prague. She is the 2nd Prize winner in the 2018 Heran International Cello Competition and has won gold medals in many competitions. She has performed with the Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra, the NY Concerti Sinfonietta, the CAI Orchestra, and the Sempre Musick Symphony and appeared in masterclasses with Paul Katz, Ralph Kirschbaum, Zlatomir Fung, Alan Stepansky, Patrick Jee, Julia Lichten, and Amy Barston. Besides cello, Aurelia is a dedicated ballet dancer, studying at the School of American Ballet.
Stanisław Maciej Kaleta - born in 2008 in Cracow, Poland. He began learning to play the cello at the age of 11 at the 1st degree Music School no. St. Wiechowicz in Kraków in the cello class of Mikolaj Pecherski. He attends the second grade (of a four-year cycle). He won the 2nd prize at the 14th Jan Vychytil Cello Competition in Prague, the Gold Diploma at “In Baroque Style” competition in Poznan, Grand Prix Award at the 6th "Cello Miniature" National Competition in Warsaw, 1st prize at the 20th J. Zarebski International Competition.
Eiline began her cello studies at the age of five and has given numerous public performances; she made her first debut recital at the age of seven at Carnegie Hall in New York, and had her first appearance as a soloist with orchestra at the age of ten with Southern California Philharmonic. In October 2018, Eiline held her first solo cello concert at Winifred Smith Hall. Eiline was granted scholarship to study with Laurence Lesser, Michel Strauss and Amit Peled at Orford Music Academy and performed at the Rising Stars Concert in Orford, Canada. Eiline was chosen to participate the 2020 Piatigorsky International Cello Festival, for the Young Cellists Workshop and the Mass Cello Ensemble at Walt Disney Concert Hall. She was a finalist for From The Top, the NPR radio show at age eleven and also featured at the radio Laguna Beach FM in 2020. Eiline has been a winner and earned recognition and scholarship in a great many competitions. Currently, Eiline is studying with Ms. Sarah Koo at the Colburn School. She also complemented her studies by taking lessons and master classes with renowned musicians, including Laurence Lesser, Hans Jensen, Michel Strauss, Xenia Jankovic, Claudio Bohorquez, Adrian Brendel, Steven Doane, Amit Peled, Darrett Adkins, and Yegor Dyachkov.
Kevin made his Carnegie Hall solo debut in 2017 at the age of nine as a winner of the American Protégé Piano & String International Competition and the American Protégé International Music Talent Competition. He has won many international competitions such as the Crescendo International Competition, the Elite International Music Competition, the International Music Competition “Paris” Grand Prize Virtuoso, the International Maestro Piano and String Competition, “Golden Classical Music Awards” International competition, the International Music Competition “Vienna” Grand Prize Virtuoso, the Seoul Music National Student Music Competition, the Haneum Music Competition in Seoul, South-Korea, and the International Music Competition “Rome” Grand Prize Virtuoso in 2017. He also won the first place winner of the Korea Rising Stars Competition in 2020. Kevin has performed with Preparatory String Orchestra as the first cello soloist at Jordan Hall at the New England Conservatory and Sejong Philharmonic Orchestra in Seoul, Korea.
I started playing the cello when I was 6. When I was 8, I joined the Sydney Youth Orchestra string ensembles and I have been performing since then.
I have been learning cello since I was 6 years old, and now I’m in the first year of Central Conservatory of Music Middle School with Cello major. I won the Gold Award in the 11th International Youth Art Festival Beijing competition area in December 2016, the fourth place in the professional group in the Home International Cello Competition of Busan Cello in South Korea in January 2019 and the second place in the amateur group in the 8th and 3th International Cello Competition of the 2019 Aegean Cup.
Izabela was born on 08.30.2007 in Krakow. She started her musical education at the age of 6 at the 1st degree Music School in classical guitar class. Currently, she continues education at Secondary Music School F. Chopin in Krakow. She studies in classical guitar class. During the course of her education so far, she was promoted to subsequent classes with honors. She participated with numerous successes in many competitions (totally she was laureate of 42 competitions): school, inter-school, national and international level (i.a. 1st Prizes: international competitions in France, Serbia, Slovakia). She improved her guitar playing during many master classes.
Ethan Yang, 16, is a sophomore in Arizona. He has won multiple prizes at many competitions, including his debut with the Phoenix Symphony after receiving the Grand Prize at the 2020 Phoenix Symphony Guild Young Musicians’ Competition, and the Chandler Symphony after receiving First Prize at the Chandler Symphony Orchestral Instruments’ Youth Competition in 2018. He currently studies with Jing Zeng and has been mentored by Stefan Jackiw. In addition to music, Ethan enjoys listening to different genres of music and playing and watching basketball.
I am currently a junior at Eleanor Roosevelt high school. I have performed at many concert venues, including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. During the summer of 2019, I toured through Austria and Hungary with the Elizabeth Faidley studio and performed solos at many different concerts. I am also an alumni of the Manhattan School of Music percolate program, as well as the Heifetz institute and Greenwood.
Magdalena Bobowik is from a small city in Poland - Tarnobrzeg. She started playing the violin at the age of 8 at State Music School in Tarnobrzeg and at the age of 12 continued at Ignacy Jan Paderewski State Music School in Stalowa Wola. At the age of 15 she started studying in Karol Szymanowski Complex of State Music no.4 in Warsaw in class prof. Maciej Przestrzelski. Magdalena participated masterclasses with professors like: Maria Słubicka-Podejko, Krzysztof Podejko, Maciej Przestrzelski, Łukasz Błaszczyk, Marcin Baranowski, Maciej Afanasjew, Jan Romanowski. Magdalena is a prize and honourable mentions winner of regional and international competitions, such as: I prize in VIII Regional Competition in Dębica (2014, 2016), Honourable mention in VII Janina Garścia International Competition in Stalowa Wola (2016), Honourable mention in XVI Juliusz Zarębski International Competition in Łomianki (2016), Honourable mention in XIII Wanda Wiłkomirska International Competition Music Interpretation (2019), I prize in "The Art of Instrumental Performance: The Art of Strings" International Competiton (2020)
16 year old violinist Ian Barnett is a 10th grader at Ransom Everglades High School. Ian began playing the violin at the age of four and is currently studying with Elizabeth Faidley of the Manhattan School of Music. Ian has won many national competitions, such as the Homestead Concerto Competition and the International Protégé Concerto Competition at Carnegie Hall. He has also performed as soloist for the Greater Miami Youth Symphony and the Alhambra Orchestra. He was featured in the new PBS program “Kids Stew” for his violin performance and composition. He is the co-founder and active performer for The Super Power of ME (Music Education) that helps underprivileged children continue their musical studies.
Skylar was born in the USA. She started playing the violin at age 6 and currently studies under Nam Yun Kim at the Korean National Institute for the Gifted in Arts. She has received the judges' distinction award at the American Protege International Competition, the second prize at the Rising Star Grand Prix Berlin, and the Young Artist Award at the Singapore Violin Festival Competition. She has performed at several prestigious music halls worldwide, such as Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall and the Berlin Philharmonic Chamber Hall. She has performed as a soloist with the Cheongju Philharmonic Orchestra and the Seoul Academy Ensemble.
Avagail Hulbert, 16, is currently a junior at Baltimore School for the Arts and has been playing the violin for 13 years. Currently, Avagail is studying the violin with Elizabeth Faidley. In 2020 Avagail won First Place in the Prima Volta Music Competition and First place in the Sound Espressivo Competition by Virtual Concert Hall. In 2019, Avagail played a Beethoven string quartet with the faculty of the Rushmore Music Festival at the Black Hills State University in South Dakota as second violinist in their concert series. Avagail loves playing the violin and cannot wait for future experiences.
Ashley Zhang, age 16, is a junior at Conestoga High School. She has played the violin for 12 years and currently studies with Leah Kim. Ashley is a current member of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra and the Delaware County Youth Orchestra, and she won 2nd place in the Rose Tree Pops Concerto Competition in January 2020. Besides violin, Ashley also learned piano and ballet. She enjoys traveling, photography, and website designing.
Isabela Diaz is a 15-year-old violinist who lives in Miami, Florida, and has been studying the violin since she was six. For the past few years, she has been studying alongside Jose Guibert and Huifang Chen. She has participated in community orchestras, giving her the opportunity to play under the direction of renowned directors such as Itzhak Perlman, Michael Tilson Thomas, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Robert McDuffie, Stephane Deneve and James Judd, among others. In 2019, she participated in the New World Symphony Side by Side Concert, the Sphinx Performance Academy, and the National Youth Orchestra 2 gathered by Carnegie Hall.
Ariadna began her studies at Alginet around the age of 6, playing the Viola since she was 7. When she finished elementary, she went to perform the professional at CP Mestre Vert de Carcaixent with Luis Roig. She in second she passed her to Carlet with Vicente Cerveró where she was 2 years. In 2019 she got a scholarship from the International Música Mundi School in Waterloo, Belgium. With Julia Dinerstein as a teacher. And she is studying Music and what would be here Secondary School, from the Cambridge School.
Mike Lee was born in 2005, and now lives in Placentia, California. With a Japanese mother, he is fluent in Japanese. He started playing the cello in 2015, and he fell in love right away. He plays in the orchestra at Valencia High School, and plays for elders that cannot listen to an orchestra freely. During quarantine, he has played in several virtual concerts.
My name is JingyuanZhang. I studied with Professor Zhu Mu, Director of the Teaching and Research Office of Central Conservatory of Music. I was admitted to the Central Conservatory of Music Middle School in 2016. During the time I study in this school, I participated in the master classes of Markus Stocker, Tu Qiang, Haiye Ni, Michel Strauss, Wen-sinn Yang , Chu-Yibing, etc. and received good reviews. I have performed with Poly Chamber Orchestra in Zhongshan Park Concert Hall and Poly Theater many times. I was selected by the NYO-China Chinese Youth Symphony Orchestra in 2019. In November 2019, I participated in the report performance of outstanding students of chamber music in the attached middle school of Central Conservatory of Music. I have won the first prize of the Hong Kong International String Open Competition Group C; the third prize of the Aegean Cup professional group D; the first prize of the Tianjin School Art Show Western String Music.
I am Kovács Zoltán from Romania. I am studying at the arts high school in Targu Mures (Liceu vocational de arte Targu Mures). I started learning classical guitar two years ago, with the help of my teacher Orosz Dávid. "Kings Peak International Music Competition" is the second classical music competition in which I participate. The first competition is a smaller competition in Bucharest, Romania called "Treptele Chitarei (Sixth Edition)" where I was placed second in my age category. .
Education: 2018: Talent program at Hochschule der Künste (HKB) Bern, Switzerland Professor: Monika Urbaniak 2014-2018: Tóth Aladár Music School, Budapest, Advanced level program Supervisor: Ágnes Borsos Masterclasses with: Sándor Jávorkai, Erika Geldsetzer, Kirill Troussov, Helge Slaatto and Kristof Barati. Gold qualifications: Zoltán Kodály International Violin Competition, Slovakia (2013,2015,2016,2017) Hungarian Youth Orchestra Competition, 1st place (2017) Julius von Beliczay International Competition, chamber music: 1st place (2017) Professional activities: 2015: Violinist: Opera by Zsolt Serei in MÜPA, Budapest 2015-2018: Youth Symphony Orchestra of Toth Aladár Music School, 2017 concert master. 2018: Youth Symphony Orchestra of Conservatorium Bern 2019: Orchestra tour: Lugano, Italy
Roksana Goplańska started to play the violin at the age of 7 at F. Chopin State Music School in Opole, Poland. At the age of 16 she continued her music education with Prof. Łukasz Błaszczyk at Karol Szymanowski Complex of State Music Schools No 4 in Warsaw. Roksana is a prize winner of numerous national and international violin competitions, e.g. Grand Prix at IX International Violin Competition, Schloss Zell an der Pram, Austria, I prize at XXVI International Young Paganini Competition, Legnica, Poland, Grand Prix at II National Violin Competition “ Like Wieniawski” Lublin , I absolute prize at Young Musicians International Competition, Citta di Barletta, Italy, II prize at VI National Violin Competition Groblicz Family, Cracow, Poland. She also performed as a soloist with the Symphony Orchestra in Opole (Poland) and with the Sudety Philharmonic Orchestra ( Poland). Roksana regularly participated in both solo and chamber masterclasses with Prof. Jan Stanienda, Prof. Marcin Baranowski, Prof. Stefan Tarara (Switzerland), Prof. Herwig Zack (Germany), Prof. Dominika Falger (Austria) , Prof. Łukasz Błaszczyk (Poland). She received scholarship from Ministry of Culture and Heritage in 2018, 2020. She is a participant in a scholarship program “National Children's Fund” and “Young Poland”.
Branan Harrison is a 19 year old sophomore attending Northern Arizona University. He grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona and started learning the violin at age 9. He currently studies with Professor Shelley Rich and plans to double major in mathematics and violin performance.
Jayon Felizarta is an aspiring violinist. He is currently a first year student studying under violin pedagogue Fabian Lopez at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Zhang Fangyu has been influenced by family music since she was a child. She has formed a family choir with her family and performed various styles of songs. She has nearly a million fans on the online platform. She studied piano from her mother at age of four and violin at age of six . At age of 8, Fangyu won first prize in the childerns group of the provincial performance competition and was invited to perform on the same stage with her mother. She held a solo violin concert at the age of 10. At the age of 12, she was admitted to the Central Conservatory of Music Middle School. She won the first prize of the US International Music Open Competition and the silver medal of the Moscow International Music Competition in Russia. She has a passion for the art of chorus and conducting. She served as the choir condctor and participated in the provincial competition, won the best conductor award, As a teenager, she participated in choir, served as the first part and lead singer,and participated in charity singing many times.
Minshin Kim was born in Boston, MA and started playing violin at the age of seven under the direction of Ms. Jin-Kyung Joen. In 2012, Minshin moved to Austin, TX. He is currently a senior and member of the award-winning orchestra at Westwood highschool where he is co-concertmaster. He has been Texas All-Region and All-State selection for the past six years. Minshin won first prize in 2019 Golden Classical Music Awards International Music Competition and first place in 2020 American Protege International Concerto Competition. Minshin debuted at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall and is currently studying with Dr. Hyerin Kang.
I am a violinist from Bali, born 16 years ago, started getting to know the violin at the age of 10 and started to seriously pursue it at the age of 12. I am an active high school student at SMA 2 Kuta. I like a variety of music genres from pop, rock and classical. I have been participating in various music events such as opening classical music at several hotels in Bali and also participating in the national orchestra in Jakarta. I also achieved several times the highest score on the ABRSM exam at the regional and national levels.
Born in 2003, working viola with Prof. Beste Tiknaz Modiri since 2013 at Istanbul University State Conservatory. In Piano Certificate Programme by Prof. Lale Feridunoglu & Svetlana Duran. In 8 years participated in viola 22 events in Turkey, USA, Italy, worked with numerous teachers and many concerts at events & master classes. Played in Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra at new year concert 2019, conductor Toshiyuki Shimada. Selected to Concertgebouworkest Young international Youth Orchestra, mentorship by Edith van Moergastel. Selected to Turkish Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, Plays in Istanbul University State Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, Dogus Group – Children’s Symphony Orchestra. Granted Special Jury Honor Award in Trio Animus (Chamber Music Contest “International Ceren Necipoğlu İstanbul Harp Festival) Took 3rd place in. In Grand Prize Virtuoso Competition. The Winner of Contest “Young Soloists” played at Soloist Competition (Eskisehir Metropolitan Municipality Symphony Orchestra) Ensembles and Trio works (Animus Trio- (Violin, Viola, Harp), Bosphorus Viola Ensemble (4 violas) In Tasplak Symphony Orchestra, since 2017, incomes of the concerts go to an NGO (The Foundation for Children with Leukemia) .
Joanna Ciwinska was born in 2001, she is a Polish violist. She began learning to play the viola at the age of 9 at Music School in Gdynia, now she is in diploma class. In the last 3 years, she won for example International String Music Competition in Elblag, Poland and 4th All-Polish Dominik Rutkowski Viola Competition in Szczecin. She recently took part in the Polish Rising Music Stars workshops and recorded Mozart’s Sinfonia concertante in E-flat major.
I am Ceren Yılmaz. I was born on April 14, 2003. In 2013, I qualified to enter Istanbul University State Conservatory. I've been playing viola for six years. I am continuing my viola education with Prof.Beste Tiknaz Modiri. I participated Klasik Keyifler 6.International Kapadokya Music Festival, CAKA Winter School, Festival Di Pasqua, Classicastello Master Class, Karsiyaka Belediyesi String Instruments and Chamber Music Summer Academy, Trakya University Master Class , Ayvalık International Music Academy, Pino Torinese Master Class, Apple Hill Center For Chamber Music, Kas Masterclass, Bosphorus Music Academy. I have been a member of Dogus Children's Symphony Orchestra since December 2017. I won 3rd place in the Grand Prize Virtuoso competition. I worked with Hakan Sensoy, Cihat Askin, Umit Isgorur, Atilla Aldemir, Musa Eren İskodrali, Pınar Dincer, Seniz Aybulus, Feza Gokmen, Gonca Gorsev, Bahar Buyukgonenc, Senol Aydin, Mike Kelley, Elise Kuder, Efdal Altun, Onur Ozkaya, Sevil Ulucan, Marco Misciagna, Sheila Browne, Tatjana Masurenko, Eren Tuncer, Deniz Yucel. I have solo concerts at school every year. I have been playing in Istanbul University State Conservatory Orchestra since 2018. I had a recital in April 2019. .
Maria Clara Mandolesi is 17. She studied at the Pavia Cello Academy of Enrico Dindo and currently she attends the Walter Stauffer Academy in Cremona with Antonio Meneses. At the age of 10 she made her first debut as soloist in Turin with the Orchestra Leopold Mozart Sinfonietta. She has won several national and International competitions and she has held many concerts as a soloist in various Italian and European cities, like Salzburg (Wiener Saal del Mozarteum), Wien (WDR's Haydn Hall), Brussels (Bozar, Center for Fine Arts), Turin (Vittoria Theatre), Rome (Villa Giulia Museum, Sala dei Sette Colli), Verona (Villa Vecelli-Cavriani).
Jorge Giménez is a 19 year old Spanish cellist. Since August 2019 he is studying with Professor Amit Peled at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. Currently, part of his studies are financed by the JHU “Excellence in Music Leadership Full Scholarship”. Jorge has had masterclasses with very important figures of the cello, such as Frans Helmerson, Gary Hoffman, Jens-Peter Maintz or Marc Coppey, among others.During the past years he has played with orchestra the Haydn cello concertos as well as the Dvorak cello concerto and has won some competitions and scholarships, being the last of them the "Mount Vernon Virtuosi Cello Competition" this December.
Lilla SZABÓ was born into a family of cultur and classical music lovers in Hungary in 2003. She began her cello studies at age 9. From 2012 to 2018 she learned under the guidance of prof. Gabriella Kanfi at Kispest Primary School of Art - Budapest, and she received coaching from prof. Ádám Jávorkai. Since 2018 she was taught by the great hungarian cellist prof. Péter Szabó at the Leó Weiner Catholic School and High School of Music in Budapest.She is a laureate of several international competitions in 2020, including a 1st prize of “London Young Musician Online Seasonal Music Competition & Award - Season 2“, 2nd prize of “I. Brussel International Music Competition”, 3rd prize of “V. Geneva International Music Competition”, 2nd prize of "The MUSE 2020 International Music Competition", 3rd prize of "The North International Music Competition", 2nd prize of “V. “Melos” Madrid International Music Competition”, 2nd prize of “VII. Rome International Music Competition”, 1st Prize of „VIII. WWWSTAR International Music Competition”, 3rd Prize of „Gustav Mahler Prize Cello Competition”, a 1st Prize „Leo Weiner Conservatory Music Competition” and a 2nd Prize of „Concorso Internazionale per Giovani Strumentisti” in 2019 in Italy.
Huiyang Cao is a Cello Major student at Central Conservatory of Music Middle School, and a student of "cello family" as well. Her father is her first cello teacher. She has been under the tutelage of Professor Jia Yu. Because of her outstanding music performance she has been first place at the exam at cello major in school. She also has interests in many different areas.
In 2017, she took second place at the 7th National Cello Competition at Aiqin Cup.
In 2010, she took third place in the 4th National Cello Competition at Aiqin Cup.
In 2017 she participated in the CCTV "Sound of Saliha" program.
Huiyang has participated in the masterclass of Lynn Harrell, Li Wei Qin, Mingqing Yu, , Ludwig Quandt, Martti , Lizhuo Bao, Bosnian Tian, and got praise from these prominent performers.
As the principal cellist in the National Orchestra and Junior Symphony orchestra Huiyang has traveled n different cities in Asia and China.She has been invited to perform at opening and closing ceremonies many times.
My name is Igor Zygmunt. I was born on April 18, 2003. I started learning to play the guitar at the age of 12 at the 1st degree Music School in Skawina. Currently, I continue my education at the State Secondary Music School of F. Chopin in Cracow.
My name is Cofaru Andrei, I'm 17 years old, I study at art Highschool "Ion Vidu" Timisoara with my teacher Cretescu Alexandru
Anna Gertsel was born on the 12th of July 1999 in Saarbrücken, Germany. She is now studying with Prof. Michael Vaiman at the conservatory in Cologne, Germany,, Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln’’. Anna Gertsel started her violin studies at the age on five. She is the 3rd prizewinner of the international competition for young violinists named after Leonid Kogan. Anna participated in various masterclasses such as,, Lac Leman Masterclass’’ in Blonay, Switzerland with Boris Kuschnir, International Summer Academy Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria with Michael Vaiman, and the International Musical Summer in Malaga, Spain. Anna Gertsel is often performing as a soloist with the,, New Philharmonic Orchestra Cologne’’. She is also a very experienced concertmaster, orchestral, and chamber musician.
Marta Gidaszewska took part in nearly 109 violin competitions, always winning top prizes, including 79 first places (at International Music Competitions in in Japan, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, France, Italy, England, Greece, Serbia, Spain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Poland). She has performed as a soloist with numerous orchestras in her country and abroad. She had contact with the world's celebrities and prominent violin pedagogues. In 2016, she was honored to be a part of the „Youth Jury” at XV International H. Wieniawski Violin Competition in Poznań, Poland. In 2020 she recorded her first CD with her ensemble - Polish Violin Duo.
From 2007 I was student of The Karol Szymanowski Complex of State Music Schools no. 4 in Warsaw and from 2019 I am studying at The Grazyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz University of Music in Lodz in Dominika Przech class. I participated in international music courses and I worked with remarkable professors like Lukasz Blaszczyk, Janusz Wawrowski or Jan Stanienda. Up to 2020 I worked at the Great Theatre - National Opera in Warsaw. I performed many times on Warsaw Philharmonic's stage. I also took part in many music festivals like La Folle Journee in Warsaw as member of the orchestra.
David Moosmann is studying with Prof. Heime Müller since october 2018 at the Musikhochschule Lübeck. David took part in several masterclasses where he had been teached by Gerhard Schulz, Stephan Picard, Eberhard Feltz and Noah Bendix-Balgley. In March 2020, David won the first prize and a special prize from the European Union of Music Competitions for Youth (EMCY) at the Öresund Solist Competition. At the Jacob Gade Violin Competition in 2019, he won a first price and a special price for the best interpretation of a danish work. Since march 2019, David plays on a Ludovicus Guersan from the 18th century, a violin on loan from a generous sponsor.
Katarzyna Siakaluk was born in 2000 in Wrocław and started playing violin at the age of 7 . She is currently a 1st year student of prof.Christian Danowicz at the Music Academy of Karol Lipiński in Wrocław. Her violin was made in Poznań by Jacek Steczkowski in 2016. She participated in a number of masterclasses under the supervision of : Michael Vaiman, Tomasz Tomaszewski, Orazio Vicari, Kinga Augustyn, Bartosz Bryła, Stephan Picard, Eva Christina Schoeneweiss, Konstanty Andrzej Kulka, Agata Szymczewska, Elisabeth Pitcairn, Jolanta Sosnowska, Jan Stanienda. Katarzyna also tooks part in orchestral courses and projects. In 2019 she was a member of Deutsch-Skandinavische Jugend-Philharmonie as a 2nd concertmaster and she worked with Leon Spierer und Hande Kueden. She tooks part with a lot of violin competition . In 2018 she acquired 3rd place on FLAME competition in Paris, France. She also won 2nd prize on the Polish Nationwide competition „Talents of Violin players“ in Poznań in 2017 and 2nd prize on the Polish NAtionwide competition in Oborniki Śląskie in 2019. She is keen on promote culture that’s why she played on the series of the concerts „Young and Able“ organised by Lower Silesian Association of Fryderyk Chopin in 2017 or meetings with writers of the book „Music Schools of the Lower Silesian after the 2nd world war“. She participated in international program „Erasmus+“ in Joensuu in Finland . In 2019 she played in the orchestra in the main and chamber hall of Berlin Philharmonie. In 2020 she took part in a Moritzburg Festival as a member of 2nd violin.
Born in Peru in 2000, started playing violin at 3 with local teachers. In 2008 Jimena gave her firsts concerts as soloist with Arequipa Symphony Orchestra and with Peru National Symphony Orchestra. Since, she has perform as soloist several times with Orchestras Saint Agustin University and University San Pablo. Under scholarship, in 2016 and 2017 attended Interlochen Arts Camp and 2018 the Academy for a year where she studied with Paul Sonner. Since 2014 her local teacher is Cesar Lopez. Recently she performed Sibelius Concerto with Orquesta Sillar. Jimena currently attends Mannes School of Music and studies with Michelle Kim.
As l started playing the violin as a child l went to the top conservatory. I won several scholarships from Boston, awards from the American Cultural Foundation, I won first prizes in competitions in Hungary, in Germany, in Italy and in USA. I took part in many Master classes with Zakhar Bron, Maxim Vengerov, Takashi Shimizu, Gernot Winischhofer, Vadim Gluzman, Itzhak Rashkovsky, Miriam Fried, Mauricio Fuks and others. I participate regularly in Festivals in Hungary, Austria, Germany and more. I study at the Hebrew University and at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance.
Lea von Delft from Munich, Germany, started learning violin at seven. Her passion for violin blossomed upon joining the Youth Orchestra of the „Bayerische Staatsoper“ and later in the „Odeon Youth Orchestra“, touring China 2018. The renowned professor Rudens Turku accepted her into his violin class at age 15, and she has attended many of his international master classes. Her first Solo performance was with the „Sinfonietta München“ under H. Zöbeley. She is currently studying with Hildegard Wind at the „Musikhochschule Nürnberg“ (2nd-year bachelor) and has recently participated in a master class of Prof. Daniel Gaede at „House Marteau“.
Guan Ai is currently studying in the third year of the Central Conservatory of Music, under the Prof. Wing Ho. She is currently the Deputy Principal of Viola section in the China Youth Symphony Orchestra. She has participated in master classes given by Micheal Kugel, Wolfgang Jahn, Pierre Henrixuereb, Juilliard String Quartet and Shanghai Quartet etc.
Josefine Schäfer is currently studying in her 2nd year at the Musikhochschule Lübeck in the class of Prof. Lena Eckels. Coming from a family of musicians Josefine has always loved making music and has taken part in numerous well-respected masterclasses, e.g. with Prof. Hartmut Rohde, Prof. Pauline Sachse and Prof. Heidi Castleman. She also thoroughly enjoys making chamber music and has been fortunate enough to play in various ensembles, being taught by great teachers such as members of the London Haydn quartet or Prof. Heime Müller. Josefine has a special liking for music coming from the romantic era.
She started her music education at the age of 9 in Panstwowa Szkola Muzyczna I i II st. im. Mieczyslawa Karlowicza in Mielec. In 2018 she continued viola studies in Panstwowa Szkola Muzyczna II im. Wladysława Zelenskiego in Krakow in viola classmates mgr. Malgorzata Giza-Piatek. She won the III award in VIII and X Polish Viola Competition – (Zywiec 2017/2019), Distinction in III Polish Viola Competition – Poznan 2020. She took part in music courses: Feliks Nowowiejski Polish Music Courses in Poznan, Winter Music Academy in The Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music, Zenon Brzewski International Music Courses in Lancut.
Marvin Stark was born in Halle (Saale) / Germany in 1999. He started playing the violin at the age of 5 but changed 2012 to the viola to then, from 2014 on, be taught by Prof. Erich Wolfgang Krüger and Prof. Ditte Leser at the University of Music „Franz Liszt“ Weimar. At the age of 16 he went to the „Highschool of Music Schloss Belvedere” Weimar where he became a student of Prof. Florian Richter. From October 2019 on he has been studying the viola with Prof. Pauline Sachse at the University of Music in Lübeck.
I'm from Poland and I study viola at Music Academy in Poznan. In my life as a musician I always wanted to improve myself and develop my skills. I think I'm doing it all the time by playing both solo and orchestral concerts. Even nowadays when beeing a musician is harder and harder I believe that it's a beautiful way to live life. I'm very glad that thanks to my parents I had opportunity to follow the music path.
Alexander Lewis is in his third year studying with Professor Horacio Contreras at Lawrence Conservatory in Appleton, Wisconsin. Both a Classical and Jazz cellist, Alexander also studies Philosophy in school. His home is in Seattle, Washington and he hopes to graduate and become a professional musician, just like his two parents.
Keina Satoh is currently pursuing a BM in Cello Performance at The Juilliard School studying under David Finckel and Clara Minhye Kim. She is supported by the Elaine Lambert Scholarship and the Norman and Rosita Winston Scholarship at The Juilliard School. Keina was born in Japan, and began playing the cello at the age of 3. She won first place at various competitions and performed with the orchestra many times in Japan. Keina has also attended numerous international festivals including Festival Pablo Casals (France), Ozawa International Chamber Music Academy Okushiga (Japan).
Gökçe Küçükarslan was born in 1999 in Istanbul. She started music at Avnı Akyol Fine Arts School in 2013 and studied double bass with Elif E. Birlik. In 2016, she started Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Istanbul State Conservatory. She continued her double bass studies with Onur Özkaya. She attended masterclasses of Volkan Orhon, Barry Green, Jan Krigovsky, Rudoslav Sasina, Dan Styfee, Milaslov Gajdos, Artem Chirkov, Jason Heathe, Diego Zecharies, Andres Martin, Klaus Trumpf. In 2018, she became a member of Turkey Youth Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Cem Mansur. In 2018, she received a special award in Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf Double Bass Competition. In 2019, she gave concerts with the orchestra including Pan-Caucasian Youth Orchestra. In 2019, she received her first prize in Galicia Graves Double Bass Competition. She was also awarded with the special prize in the same competition. In 2020, she became a member of Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra. Ms. Küçükarslan currently continues her studies with Onur Özkaya at the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Istanbul State Conservatory.
Julián Martínez Sänger Was born in 1999, in Bahía Blanca, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He began to play the guitar at the age of 10 in a self-taught way and at 18 began his studies at the Conservatory of the city. Is currently continuing his studies with Alberto D'alessandro. He obtained two prizes in the international contest Ciudad del Este, Uruguay: second prize and prize for the best interpretation of a Uruguayan author's work. He also performed as a soloist in various cultural spaces in the city, at the Guitarras del Mundo festival, and in Uruguay
Violinist BoYun Li is quickly building an international reputation as a rising young soloist. Born in Sichuan, China, BoYun began taking violin lessons when she was five years old. Two years later, she won her first national prize in China. As an active international performer, BoYun continues to perform throughout the United States and also in Europe and Asia. BoYun has performed with pianist Rohan De Silva in China, Germany and the US, and she played in Kurt Sassmannshaus and His Friends concerts worldwide in 2015-2016. BoYun has participated in several master classes, including those with Professor Kaixiang Li, Lucie Robert, Nachum Erlich, Maxim Vengerov, Giora Schmidt and Anne-Sophie Mutter. BoYun has won many notable awards in her musical career. She won both the chamber and solo competition of the Great Wall International Music Academy in 2014. She won the Award of Excellence in Alice & Eleonore Schönfeld International String Competition in 2016, and she was also the first prize winner of Three Arts Competition in 2016. BoYun currently plays a violin built in the 1990s by Michael Sheibley, and is provided to her through a generous loan from Dr. Ken Christman.
A native of Seoul, South Korea, Sungyoung Choi began studying violin at age seven. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in music at Sookmyung Women’s University in 2019. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree at the Mannes School of Music in New York City. She is a student under Michelle Kim, the Assistant Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic. Before she moved to United States, She won numerous competitions and awards in Korea. Also she performed at the Seoul Arts Center as a member of the Sookmyung Orchestra and performed as a soloist with Seoul String Ensemble at the Sejong Arts Center. After she came to New York, as a member of the Mannes Orchestra, she has performed at the Metropolitan Opera House of the Lincoln Center and at the Brooklyn Museum.
Active performer and violin instructor, Angelo H. Chiu Lee started his musical education at the age of eight. A native from Spain, he graduated summa cum laude from the Real Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Madrid. He received a Fulbright scholarship to pursue his Master of Music in Performance in the US, finishing it with honors. His pedagogical approach is based on the Suzuki Method which he also mixes with a more traditional teaching style. During his spare time he enjoys hiking and cooking. Currently he is finishing a Certificate program at DePaul U - School of Music in the studio of Janet Sung.
Jessy Je Young Kim is an up and coming violinist from Toronto, ON who has a versatile performance career ranging from solo, chamber and orchestral concerts. She frequently plays with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Recently, she has played in many orchestral concerts with the Toronto Symphony. Previously, she won numerous awards and scholarships around Canada including Hnatyshyn Foundation Developing Artist Grant and 2nd prize at the Shean Strings Competition in Edmonton. Highlights include performances with the Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Northwest in Seattle, Vancouver Pilgrim Orchestra, the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Symphony and Guelph Symphony Orchestra. In 2014, she gave her debut performance in Koerner Hall in Toronto playing Prokofiev’s First Violin Concerto under the baton of Johannes Debus. During her summers, she led the Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra as their concertmaster. At the Yale School of Music, she won the Oneppo Chamber Music Prize and played in Carnegie Hall as part of the Yale in New York series with Ani Kavafian, William Purvis and Wei-Yi Yang. Jessy has completed her studies in University of Toronto, Yale School of Music and the Glenn Gould School studying with Ani Kavafian, Jonathan Crow, Barry Shiffman and Paul Kantor. Recently, she was named a fellow for the Rebanks Family Fellowship at the Royal Conservatory. l.
Jean Rochefort started violin at 4, soon followed by piano, theory and harmony. At age 12, he met and started studying with Vladimir Landsman. He was then precociously admitted at the University of Montreal and was awarded with a scholarship of excellency. During that time, he won a 1st prize at the Canadian Music Competition. He has since studied at the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles and the Moscow State Conservatory named after P. I. Tchaikovsky. As the first chair of the Dupriez Quartet and as a soloist, he has given concerts throughout Canada, Europe and Russia.
Nate Bomans is a 24-year-old Canadian violinist born in Victoria, British Columbia. He completed his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, studying with Joseph Swensen and Mauricio Fuks. During this time, he also studied baroque violin with Stanley Ritchie. He has given multiple solo recitals around Canada and has played in numerous regional orchestras around Indiana, including as Assistant Concertmaster and Principal 2nd of the Richmond Symphony Orchestra. In the Fall of 2021, Nate will be joining the Hyogo Performing Arts Orchestra in Nishinomiya, Japan, for their 2021-2022 season.
Justyna Robak studies at the Academy of Music in Poznań(Poland)and at State University of Music in Stuttgart (Erasmus Programme Germany). She's a laureate of national and international viola competitions, E.g: MINGCLASSICS International Online Competition - 1st Place, Viola Competition in Kraków - 2nd Place. She had pleasure to perform at Viola Congress "Viola Arte" in Gdańsk. In recent years she took part in various musical projects, chamber music and orchestral masterclasses, E.g.: Summer Music Academy (withe Berliner Philharmoniker), International Lutosławski Youth Orchestra, Europa Chor Akademie (with Symphoniker Hamburg). In 2021 she'll take part in Berlin Opera Academy and in MingClassics Camp 2021 (Switzerland). Justyna will also perfom at MingClassics Music Festival 2021.
Weronika Grenda is a student of the I.J. Paderewski Academy of music in Poznan. She was the 1th prize winner in bachSOLOcompetition, On Stage Competition and National Viola Competition. The artist won also The International Myron Poliakin Violin Competition, International Euro Chamber Music competition in chamber music category.
Violist Wonjeong Seol was born in Busan, South Korea in 1991. I started to play the violin at age 4 and started Viola at age 14. I graduated the Busan Art Middle School and Busan Art High School in South Korea. And I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 2017 at Estonian Academy of Music and Theater on a scholarship in Tallinn, Estonia Europe and I graduated Artist Diploma in 2020 at University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music on a full scholarship where I studied with Dr. Catharine Lees. In addition, I participated as a student at Aspen Music Festival and School in the United States and The first 1st Just Viola Festival in South Korea. I was awarded the First prize at The 9th Haneum Music Competition in 2009, the Second prize at Haneol Music Competition in 2009, the Gold Prize at The 3th Eunpyeong Music Competition in 2010, and the Second Prize (without the first prize) at The 8th Internationally Conducted Music Concour organised by the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre in 2016. And I was Principal at Worldbridge Symphony Orchestra in 2012-2014 and co-principal at Bundang Chamber Orchestra in 2014-2016. I performed Viola Solo Recital and Chamber Recital at Watson Hall, at Werner Hall, at Mary Emery Hall 3250, at the Chamber Hall, and at Concert Hall.
Giulia Bombonati graduated in viola and in Master of Music in viola from the State Conservatory “G.Verdi” in Turin. She studied with Bruno Giuranna at “Accademy W.Stauffer” in Cremona, Simonide Braconi, Bruno Canino, Kostantin Bogino. She was collaborating with: Quartetto Echos, “G. B. Polledro” Orchestra, Milan Philarmonic Orchestra, Trio Cavalazzi, George Gao, Esta Chamber Orchestra, Trio Debussy. She founded the Ator Duo ensemble with the pianist Cecilia Collura and with this ensemble she won many international prizes. She played Max Bruch’s Romanza in F Major for Viola and Orchestra with the Orchestra I Musici di Parma conducted by Simonide Braconi.
I am a violist from Poland who is passionate about music. I am studying in Ignacy Jan Paderewski Music Academy in Poznań. The biggest joy gives me playing with other people. I love chamber music, specially string quartets. Also performing with orchestra gives me satisfying feeling of being a small but important part of something great and meaningful.
In the years 2003-2012 I studied violin at the Karol Szymanowski Music School in Wroclaw, Poland. Then I started learning to play the viola in the class of Mrs. Bozena Nawojska at the Ryszard Bukowski State Music School in Wroclaw, which I graduated in 2019. I was awarded at the Macroregional Auditions of the Center for Artistic Education of Students in Chorzow. I participated in the Viola Competition of the Artistic Education Center in 2018 in Koszalin. I participated in the Europera Youth Orchestra in 2015 and 2016 and in the European Spirit of Youth Orchestra in 2017. I study at Akademia Muzyczna Jana Ignacego Paderewskiego in Poznan in the class of Ewa Guzowska. .
Chris Gokelman currently studies viola at the Cleveland Institute of Music with Jeffrey Irvine. Winner of the YOSA Concerto Competition, Coeur d’Alene Symphony National Young Artists Competition, and semi-finalist for the 2021 Hellam Young Artist’s Competition. Principal violist with the Oberlin Chamber Orchestra/Sinfonietta; Mozart Festival Texas Orchestra. Performances in Severance Hall, Carnegie Hall, and Lincoln Center. Liturgical musician, playing for the Taizé Pilgrimage of Trust, the National Association of Pastoral Musicians conventions, and benefit concerts for Oberlin and San Antonio charities. Previous studies with Peter Slowik at Oberlin Conservatory. Additional studies with Allyson Dawkins, Kirsten Docter, Lynne Ramsey, Stanley Konopka.
Born in Romania in musician-artist family. I started to play the cello at the age of seven, In Oradea with Màrkus Sikes Àgnes. At the age of 11 admited as student at the Bela Bartok Conservatory in Budapest Hungary, to the special talents class, hes teacher was Zsolt Puskás. In June 2010, was admitted to the Budapest Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music. I got my Bachelor graduation in the class cellist György Dèri. During my BA years I had opportunity to have concerts as soloist and chamber musician in Romania,Hungary,Spain,Slovakia,Switzerland. Participated in several master classes including : Miklós Perényi, Steven Isserlis, Ivan Monighetti, Frans Helmerson, Gustav Rivinius, László Mező, Tamás Koó, Tamás Mérei, Pál Banda, György Kertész, Ottó Kertész, György Déri, Jonathan Cohen, Fridrich Gauwerky, Varga Tamás, Dmitry Ferschtman, Lluis Claret. In 2016 I finished my Masters degree in the class of the great cellist Miklós Perényi. As soloist performed with several orchestras from Romania and Hungary. In the summer of 2012, I had the opportunity to take part in Italy of a chamber music tour of 6 concerts attend with pianist Marta Argerich and Hosszú Géza Legocky violinist. It was a great honor to take part of 4 chamber music concerts on April 2013, Sardinia, Sassari city with flutist Sir James Galway than Baráti Kristóf violinist and the Anima Musicae Chamber orchestra. Festival invitations and participations : Netherlands- Bergen The International Holland Music Sessions masterclass and classical music festival. In the summer of 2015 he was invited to Spain – Santander ( Encuentro Festival de Musica) where he had oportunity to play chamber music and full concert with Zacher Bron violinist, András Adorján flutist. As well solo recital During the festival he had cello lessons with Frans Helmerson, chamber music lessons with Mihaela Martin and András Adorján. 2016.07 - Price winners concert - Tchaikovsky with the Danube Symphonic Orchestra - Budapest - Danube Palace Conductor : András Deák August 15th 2015 he was admited to the Hungarian National Opera in the : Opera Academy ( project for 10 month ) 2016- . Oktober : cellist at Győr Philharmonic Orchestra 2017.07 to August - Reinvited to Spain - Santander Encuentro Festival 10 successful concerts in one month. First cellist of the chamber orchestra ( with solo ), chamber groups, solo recitals. Oportunity to play with great musicians and masterclasses for exemple Ivan Monoghetti, Zachar Bron. www.encuentrodesantander.es 2019.12. Admited to the Hungarian Radio Orchestra 2020. March admited to Malmö Music Academy – Postgraduate programm . ( from August 2020 ) Currently studying with Andreas Brantelid Major Competition Results 2008.03.- X.th János Starker cello competition ll price. 2008.05.- VII.th National Ottó Kertész cello competition lll. Price 2012.11.) Junior Príma Award ( Anima Musicae Chamber Orchestra ) 2014 Pablo Casals International Cello competition( From 156 applicants I got into the top 30 2016.07 - The first International Concerto Masterclass & Competition for solists - Budapest - Grand Price - First Price Youtube : https://youtube.com/user/pbaron23
Hello! My name is Jenny and I hail from Des Moines, Iowa. I've been playing cello since I was 10 years old and still continue my studies. During the day, I work for USA TODAY in digital marketing as a SEO analyst. By night, I'm an amateur cellist. I have played for Des Moines Ballet and am a orchestra member of the Community Des Moines Orchestra. I would like to thank my cello teacher, Xavier Quinn, for pushing me to perform and build my musicality .
When she was a child, the moment she heard the big warm sound of the cello during a little concert at the local music school, Maeve decided to pick this instrument up. Hearing this piece had revealed what she truly yearned for; holding this enormous instrument and being able to produce the same beautiful sound, so surprisingly close to that of a human voice. Ever since that day, Maeve has dedicated herself to the study and practice of the cello under the guidance of her teacher, Fabienne Bascheri at Toulon's Conservatory. Nowadays she likes to play colorful and cunning scores with Emilien Wallace, a crazy pianist. .
Being in love with music her whole life, Melissa Bausley has enjoyed playing cello since the age of four. Melissa is currently part of The Orchestra Collective of Orange County orchestra as a cellist and has most recently joined the Suzuki Association of the Americas to begin teaching other aspiring musicians. Melissa enjoys expressing herself through classical music and is a fan of the romantic era and Saint Saens is one of her favorite composers. She most recently applied to the International Orchestra of Samnium University and won third prize. Melissa seeks musical opportunities domestic and abroad and loves to collaborate with like-minded musicians.
I began my musical journey with the celtic harp and choir somewhere in the green North of France. Then I pursued with the classical harp until my graduation (Diplôme d’Études Musicales - end of musical studies) and further (cycle de perfectionnement - development cycle) while I achieved a literary baccalaureate. As I was especially interested by modern letters and classical literature, I made a year of bachelor Lettres et arts vivants (literature and living arts). The various subjects (literary, history and analyticts) contributed to give me a special sensibility to philosophy, theater and poetry. I continued my studies in the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et Danse de Lyon (National Superior Conservatory of music and dance of Lyon) where I made unique encounters that sketched my personality and my artistical thinking
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