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Miles Marsollek (born in October 2015) and Maddox Marsollek (born in December 2013) have been playing in a duo for a year and a half in addition to their solo work. A short time later they played their first concerts together, numerous others followed. In autumn 2021 they will play in a children's concert at the Berlin State Opera Miles and Maddox recently took part in their first national and international competitions in a duo. They have won a third prize at a competition in Scandinavia and first prizes at competitions in Germany and in the USA. As a soloist, Maddox has also won 38 prizes to date, including 16 first prizes and one absolute prize. Miles received 6 prizes including 3 first prizes.
We are twins girl in Hong Kong. We are 4 years old. We have learn harp 9 months. We love to play harp together and we very enjoy the moment.
We are three friends, we know each other for 8 years. W met in the very first day of school in 2013. We play in an ensemble for 2 years. That is a wonderful experience for us, we have so much fun by creating the music together.
We are brothers born in Budapest, currently living in Germany. We started playing the piano at the age of 6 with our first teacher, István Váradi. In 2014, our family moved to Germany, where we first learned from Masako Kamikawa and Meryem Akdenizli. Our current teacher is Romuald Noll at the Music School of Stuttgart. We are national first-price award winners both as soloists and as ensemble (Jugend Musiziert 1. Bundespreis). Recently, Barnabas won a national grant prize in composition. We enjoy playing together. Barnabas also loves jazz, urban sketching and painting watercolors. Bertalan loves architecture and drawing. Both of us are also passionate about playing chess.
Flutist: My name is Elisa Borg and I have been playing the flute for the past 5 years. Last year I participated in the Flute Flight Online Competition and placed 1st. I have participated in various other projects and events. Last December I participated in a project Uniting the Commonwealth Through Music, during Covid-19. We worked together from 54 different countries to produce a virtual musical video. I am always trying my best to practice more and improve my skills. I hope that in the future I’ll have a career in music. Pianist: I am Krista Agius; I like any genre of music, especially classical. I have been playing the piano for the past five years. I often participate in competitions; most recent being the International festival movement “Astana Stars” online competition, where I have entered both as a piano soloist and in a duet, both placing first. I aspire to become a professional pianist in the near future.
Joseph has delighted in playing the piano since he was 7 years old. He has received awards and recognition and top placement in recent competitions. When he’s not practicing or performing piano, he might be found composing or studying jazz improvisation, or climbing trees.
Maria Karolina Rahmatulla (1st violin), Derin Şensoy (2nd violin), Pınar Özoral (viola) and Dicle Ayten Köprücü (cello) are the members of the string quartet. The 16 year old musicians are from Turkey and are currently studying in Bilkent University Faculty of Music and Performing Arts, Music Preparatory Highschool. They have played in the Bilkent Concert Hall and they are currently studying with Adelya Ateşoğlu who is also a member of the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra.
Nathan and Jason Chun are avid pianists who reside in California Under the instruction of Jason Phu, they each have had over 10 years of experience, performing at Carnegie Hall, Europe, and competitions of all levels. They also both play the viola at their school's symphony orchestra. When life takes an unexpected turn, the brothers believe that music has the power to heal. Through their music, they aim to inspire hope even as the world struggles to find its footing again.
He is a student of the third year of Bachelor studies in the piano class of dr hab. Marek Szlezer and in the chamber music class of dr hab. Lech Napierała at the Krzysztof Penderecki Academy of Music in Krakow. He graduated from the Secondary Music School at the Rivne State University of Humanities in Ukraine. He is a laureate of international and national piano competitions, among others in.: National Competition "Pianist" (Kamianets- Podilskyi), 9th International Competition for Musical Interpretation (Przemyśl). He developed his skills at master classes led by: Yulia Kuzmik, Natalia Antoshkina, Liliya Duhovna, Agnieszka Przemyk-Bryła.
He is a student of the third year of Bachelor studies in the piano class of dr hab. Milena Kędra and in the chamber music class of dr hab. Lech Napierała at the Krzysztof Penderecki Academy of Music in Krakow. He graduated with honors from POSM Fryderyk Chopin in Krakow in the piano class of mgr Bożena Dobrowolska. He is a laureate of international and national piano competitions. He developed his skills at master classes led by Polish and foreign professors. He has performed in Poland and abroad (Italy, Germany, Austria). He has been awarded the following scholarships: Scholarship granted by the Rector of the Academy of Music in Krakow and the Smithfield Polish Foundation Zygmunt Piwoński.
Grand Prix on International Festival «Piano Ensemble Competition» in Kazakhstan
2th Prize on the I International Competition of chamber music «KraCamera» in Krakow (Poland)
The Aerato trio was founded in year 2019 by students of the Prague Conservatory. Members of the trio are: Štěpánka Andělová – oboe; Natálie Hrdová – clarinet; Alexandr Beták – bassoon. The Artistic director of the Aerato trio is an oboist Vladislav Borovka who is a member of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and a member of the Prague Philharmonia Wind Quintet. Aerato trio won 13th edition of the international competition „Luigi Cerritelli“ in Milano.
The quartet was established in Poznań in 2020 and is created by the violinists: Barbara Żołnierczyk and Agnieszka Wojtowicz, the violist - Aleksandra Borowik and the cellist - Agata Sułkowska. All of them are students of Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań in a class of Jarosław Nadrzycki. They are laureates of many national as well as international music solo competitions.
Zuzanna Haberka, Jakub Staśto - from 2020 they have been playing in a piano duo in the chamber music class of Prof. Anna Debowska – Jaroszek. The pianists perfected their skills in solo and chamber music by taking part in numerous master classes. They graduated with honors the Primary and Secondary School of Music in Sosnowiec and Bochnia. After receiving maturity certificates they commenced studies at the Krzysztof Penderecki Academy of Music in Krakow in the master class of Professor Mariusz Sielski (Zuzanna Haberka) and Professor Andrzej Pikul (Jakub Stasto).
Piano duet Polina Leontovich (20 yo) and Yauheniya Boiko(19 yo) 1st year students of Belarussian State academy of Music in Minsk(Belarus) under direction of the pianist, participant of Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw 2015 Ms. Yuliya Yermalayeva. They are winner of numerous local and international competitions. They performing at many concerts and competitions, constantly expand their repertoire with new musical works.
We are a group of three friends who share a love to music. In 2020, we decided to form our band “Summer Trio”: violin (Anna Rydz), clarinet (Gabriela Potępa) and piano (Gabriela Kołodziej). We work in the chamber music class of Professor Monika Wilinska-Tarcholik, Professor Anna Armatys and Professor Peter Lato at the Krzysztof Penderecki Academy of Music in Cracow. From the very beginning, we put all our heart and skills into our team and we carefully work on our repertoire, constantly expanding it. We hope that our diligence and willingness to create the music together is just a good start to achieve great musical dreams.
Fedor Melnikov (melodica) and Maxim Melnikov (piano) are brothers. They studied piano at Gatchina Children's Music School named after M.M. Ippolitov-Ivanov, class of teacher Talya L.A. The idea to try to play the melodica came up by chance. They have been performing as a duet since 2019. On November 15, 2019, brothers gave their first solo concert dedicated to the music of Astor Piazzolla. They are laureates of various music competitions (Russia, Denmark). The duo performs at various events in Gatchina with works of classical music, tango and other genres.
Julia Monkiewicz - Polish harpist and arranger. She started playing harp at the age of 6. In 2021 she graduated with honours from the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. Julia enjoys being a part of peculiar harp duos and an orchestral harpist. Krzysztof Koszowski – Polish saxophonist, composer and arranger. He graduated with honours from the Fryderyk Chopin of Music in Warsaw in 2019. Krzysztof is a member of a highly successful saxophone quartet The Whoop Group. Both musicians – granted with various awards – enjoy exploring the possibilities of harp and saxophone duo and experimenting with their instruments’ sounds.
The TulipDuo, formed by Eleonora De Poi (Violin & Viola) and Massimiliano Turchi (Piano), has become a common presence in concert halls in Europe and China. Trained by teachers such as Ilya Grubert, Maria Milstein, and Frank van de Laar, they won several prizes in International Chamber Music Competitions and they have performed widely in many venues. The Duo has been admitted to several selective Masterclasses in Switzerland, England and Italy. They have been working together with musicians like Peter Brunt, Kees Koelmans, Paul Scheepers, Pascal Nemirovski, David Kuyken, Salvatore Accardo and Francesco de Angelis.
The Fidelis Piano Trio was founded in January 2019 by Jihee Lim (Violin), Eunhye Lim (cello) and Yerim Rhee (Piano) at Austin, United States. Back in November 2018, they first met each other for the church fund raising concert in Austin Korean Presbyterian Church where they encountered as choir pianist and the chamber orchestra members. Since they had great time during music-making together, they decided to form the trio. They feel lucky to meet each other first as worshipers of God, which gives more unity when making music together as a group. The name, Fidelis meaning 'faithful' in Latin, implies the goal of this trio. The group strongly feels that having faith is the most important of all between members. Based on this faith, the group works enthusiastically and desires to share the most trustworthy music to the public. The ensemble studied at University of Texas at Austin, taking coaching with pianist Pattie Wolf. The ensemble also participated in masterclasses with pianist Gilbert Kalish, Mary Au and Andrew Brownell. Individually and as a group, they intensively studied chamber music interpretation while pursuing their degree. The Fidelis Trio has won Grand prize and 1st place in string & piano division of the Coltman Chamber Competition in 2019, and their live performance had Radio broadcasting on KMFA 89.5 in October, 2019. They also got an award outstanding performance in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition in 2019, first place in New York International Music Competition and Grand Prize Virtuoso international Music Competition in 2021. They had outreach performance in Longhorn Village, and under a contract with the Austin Chamber Music Center, they also performed Beethoven’s Birthday and Golden connections concerts.
Diana Schnürpel was born into a musical family. In 2001, she graduated with distinction in piano and began singing studies at the Choral Academy in Moscow with the opera singer Nina Rautio. She then studied opera singing at the “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” University of Music and Theatre in Leipzig with Regina Werner-Dietrich. Schnürpel made her stage debut in Germany with the role of the Bride in Les Noces by Igor Stravinsky at the Ruhr Piano Festival in Duisburg in July 2013. Afterwards she sang the part of the Queen of the Night on the Magic Flute in numerous houses. For the roles Gepopo in György Ligeti’s Le Grande Macabre and the title role of Maria Stuarda by Gaetano Donizetti, she received attention in the 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 seasons, and her great and unique coloration combined with the warm sound of her voice was attested. Stojan Krkuleski, born 1986 in Belgrade, studied at the Faculty of Musical Arts in Belgrade with Ante Grgin and at the University of Music in Basel with François Benda. He has been successful in many international competitions: Marco Fiorindo in Turin, Jeunesses Musicales in Belgrade, ARD International Music Competition. Stojan Krkuleski gained orchestral experience with the Serbian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra, the National Theatre Opera Orchestra in Belgrade and as an intern with the Berne Symphony Orchestra. Since May 2014 he has been the solo clarinetist of the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra and member of the rehearsal commission. In addition to recitals, he has performed as a soloist with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Munich Chamber Orchestra, the Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Basel Chamber Orchestra.
Tingting Yao is a collaborative pianist and chamber musician based in Memphis, Tennessee, where she is the Staff Pianist at the University of Memphis Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music. Prior to U of M, she was in demand as a collaborative pianist in Birmingham, England and Shenzhen, China, where she worked as a piano teacher in Lang Lang’s first piano school. Ms. Yao holds degrees from United Kingdom, Australia and China. Brazilian violist Amaro Dubois is this season’s viola fellow in the Iris Artist Fellowship program (IAF). Amaro earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Violin Performance (with a specialty in chamber music) from the Brazilian Conservatory of Music and his Master’s Degree in Viola Performance from the University of Alabama. He has played for groups such as the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra, the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra, the Mobile Symphony Orchestra, the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra, and more.
Based in Hong Kong, Greenies Piano Duo explore diverse and challenging repertoire. Their aim is to present mostly programs with a strong theme in concerts. In addition, they hope to introduce lesser-known music or rarities to the audience in today’s commercial world. Most recently, they have performed a range of French piano four-hand music in their sold-out debut concert.
La Collima, comprised of Asako Yoshida and Mai Yamada, is a Japanese piano duo. They made their debut recital in May in Tokyo 2021.
Born in Tokyo, Japan, Asako Yoshida began her piano studies at age 4.
She was educated with Mr.Noriyuki Miyazawa at Sapporo Conservatoire and with Ms.Tomoko Asai at the Departement of Faculty of Music at Sapporo Otani University.
She was conferred the degree of Bachelor of Music at the head of her classe of the University.
In 2011, she went to France to study under Mr.Billy Eidi at Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Paris, and 2 years after, she was given her diploma of Concertiste.
Then in 2014, She was given unanimously with felicitations her diploma of Virtuoso at Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Rueil-Malmaison.(studied under Ms.Chantal RIOU.)
She has won numerous awards including third prize winner in International Competition in Brest (2014), Gold medalist in National Competition of Piano Claude Kahn (2015), winner in International Competition Leopold Bellan (2015) and International Competition Musical France (2015) , among others.
She has performed actively so many concerts in Japan and Paris including Summer concert of Kitara, Piano-fresh concert in Sapporo, Charity concert for Japan-Fukushima in Paris, Solo recital at théâtre saint bonnet in Bourge France and so on.
She is invited to play at Festival Chopin (Jun 2016, Paris) and Festival Ouessant (August 2016, Ouessant France).
Mai Yamada was born in Tokyo in 1990 and started playing the piano at the age of 3.
She has won numerous awards in competition including National Competition of Piano Claude Kahn(2014), OSAKA International Music Competition(2015), and first prize in All Japan Piano Audition(2012).
She has played as soloist with London's Knightsbridge Philharmonic, Kaposoka Symphony of Angola.
In addition to her busy schedule in Japan, she has given recitals in London and been invited to international music festivals in France and Spain.
She released her debut album "Damase Piano Works" in 2017, which is receiving great acclaim from critics.
In 2018, she started playing with Megumi Nakamura as Mercoledi, a piano and harp duo. Mercoledi released their debut album "Primo Mercoledi" in 2020, which was featured in various media. They served as radio personality in internet radio program of OTTAVA from 2018 to 2020.
She studied with Billy Eidi, and graduated from Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo and Conservatoire à rayonnement régional de Paris.
The ensemble was founded in 2020 at the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań. They are laureates of national and international competitions - International Chamber Music Competition in Bydgoszcz, International Moscow Music Competition, OPUS Competition and IYMC
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