INTERNATIONAL CLASSICAL MUSIC COMPETITION PIANO VIOLIN STRINGS OPERA WOODWINDS BRASS
Ananda started playing flute eleven months ago and piano two years ago. She placed in twenty international competitions including 1st Place in five Charleston International Music Competitions and the American Protege International Music Talent Competition. She also won the Gold Prize in the Music & Stars Awards Competition and the 2021 Quebec Music Competition. Ananda recently placed in the Vienna Virtuoso International Music Competition and was invited to perform in Vienna. Other accolades include Gold Prize in the London Young Musician Season 4, Young Talent Category and the Fans' Favorite Award in the London Young Musician of the Year competition.
My name is Zofia Dobosz. I am 10 years old and live in Warsaw, Poland. My adventure with music started when I was 4 years old and then it was playing the piano. After starting my studies in the Music Schools Complex No. 1 in Warsaw, at the age of 7, I started playing the flute. In addition to playing instruments, I also learn singing. Apart from music, I really like traveling and visiting new places in the world. My dream is to visit the United States of America and other countries that I haven't seen.
Chung, Kun-Wei, born in Taipei, Taiwan, has received flute training since age 6 under tutelage of Yi-Ting, Liao. His passion in flute lies not only in being a soloist, but also collaborating with other players. He is the youngest flute player accepted by the school wind band with no precedent before. In 2020, Kun-Wei passed the ABRSM grade 4 with distinction. He also participated in Taiwan Music Competition in Taiwan and won the first place among 10 competitors. Last but not least, he qualified for the Osaka international competition with golden prize and was invited to the final round in Japan. This year, Kun-Wei hold the first place in EIMOC(Excellence International Music Open Competition) and is ready to play his final round on Aug. On Jan. , Kun-Wei was invited by JuliaMusicArt school to join 2021 Hope and Love charity concert and perform in Eslite Performance Hall. He is the only wind player in the program. Playing flute is really an exciting journey to him. Kun-Wei cherishes every opportunities of learning flute and music. By joining music competitions, he not only enhances skills though other players but also learnt a lot from comments of every juries. He will be very enjoying this flute journey in my life.
My name is Feraye Asli Babakurban and I am 10 years old(9Aug2010). I study flute at Bilkent Music School, Ankara for almost 2 years. My teacher is Albena Petrova Sezer. I also enjoy playing piano.
Sophia Stefanova Ivanova is 12 years old. She comes from Varna, Bulgaria. She is studying in the National School of arts "Dobri Hristov" in Varna, with major - Flute. Sophia is playing flute since she was 6 years old. Since then, she has performed on the biggest stages in Bulgaria, she has won numerous Grand Prix and first prizes in national and international music competitions in Italy, Germany, Bosna & Herzegovina, Croatia, Turkey, Russia etc. She was a finalist in the famous TV format "Bulgaria`s got talent" 2 years ago- where she performed flute & Classic singing. On the question " Why does she want to play flute", she always says that her heart wants the flute!
Dominika Horniatko is a student of the Oskar Kolberg Music School in Szczecinek (Poland). This year, she is completing two years of study in one year. This year she has participated in the following competitions: 1/ IV Nationwide competition of the winds instruments – Wadowice – she receivied distction (Ogólnopolski Konkurs Instrumentów Dętych – Wadowice – otrzymała wyróżnienie) 2/ IX Spring Flute Competition – Gorzow (IX Wiosenny Konkurs Fletowy – Gorzów) 3/ I Nationwide Competition „Miniatura” (I Ogólnopolski Konkurs Miniatura – Gdańsk)
My name is Vanesa Sirma, I was born on September 20, 2009 in Jurmala, Latvia. I'm studies flute at the National Art Secondary School “Emila Darzina Music school” in Riga. My flute teacher is a prominent Latvian flutist Dita Krenberga. I have participated in several competitions. Some of them: Muse 2019 International Music Competition – first prize; VII Stockholm International Music Competition – first prize; 2019 “ Viena” Grand Prize Virtuoso – first prize; Golden Classical Music Awards, New York 2019 – first prize; Glory Int’l Strings, Winds & Percussion Competition 2020 – first prize; V Odin International Music Competition 2020 – first prize; Karlis Strals XXth International competition “Young Flutist” – first prize; King’s Peak International Music Competition 2020 – first prize; IV International online music competition “Academia Dolzhikova 2020” – second prize; Moscow International Flute Academy III International Music Video Competition “GoodWin Art” – second prize; I Nice International Music Competition 2021 – first prize; Alexander & Buono International flute competition 2021 – first prize; Muse 2021 International Music Competition – first prize; II International Competition Of Classical Music “Viva-Music All World” New York 2021 – first. In May 2021, I received an award from the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia for success in international competitions. I have performed at the winners concerts: Glaserner Saal, Musikverein, Viena; Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York; The Historical Museum, Stockholm; Lecture Hall at Megaron Athens Concert Hall. I have masterclasses: Carlo Jans, Luxembourg and Ginevra Petrucci, Italy
Marianna Szlendak was born on February 15, 2010 in Warsaw, Poland. From the age of 6, she attended the Grażyna Bacewicz State Music School in Warsaw, where she learned to play the flute under the supervision of Professor Marzena Niciewicz. Marianna Szlendak successfully participated in many national competitions.
My name is Yap Hao was born in 2002 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I am 19 years old now. I am started piano playing at the age of 5 and picked up violin playing at the age of 9. I obtained my ABRSM grade 8 piano and distinction in violin. I has participated in various music competitions and festivals such as the 5th and 6th Hong Kong International Music Festival, Malaysia International Music Art Festival, Putra International Piano Competition and ABSRM High Scorer Festival. Most Recently, I have passed my ABRSM Diploma with distinction 49/50 for piano.
Madara Knezina was born on May 24, 2009 in Riga, Latvia. Her first experience in music was playing the piano. From September 1, 2016 Madara is studies oboe at the National Art Secondary School “Emila Darzina Music school” in Riga. Her oboe teacher is a prominent Latvian oboist Kristine Kupca. Madara is several competitions laureate in Latvia and outbroad. In 2021 Madara received an award from the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia for success in international competitions. Madara likes to be on the stage. Her dream is to play as a soloist and would also be honored to play in the Latvian Symphony Orchestra. Madara’s hobby is horse riding and does it very well. She also like to swim and draw. Madara is very positive.
Among many instruments, Adam Tang favors bassoon, the only instrument in the orchestra that requires every finger to play. Adam started his bassoon lesson in 4th grade. Two years later, Adam joined highly selective Maryland Classic Youth Orchestra (MCYO) for talented youth and was selected to play at All-State Junior band in the past two years. Besides orchestra, Adam is actively involved in music events such as double reed day, Maryland music festival, being a member of Young Musicians Inspiring Change, hosting music composition competition at Innovation Towards the Future organization.
Hello, my name is Elżbieta Zborowska, I was born in 2006 in Poznań, Poland. I study in the Music Secondary School of Mieczysław Karłowicz in Poznań. I've been playing the flute for over 9 years. Currently my teacher of flute is Anna Zgółka-Downar. Apart from playing the flute, I'm also interested in singing and dancing
ARTISTIC LIFE Maria Sujka was born on July 29th 2004. She began her musical education when she was 8 years old at the Ludomir Różycki State Music School in Kielce. Her recent achievements in the past years includes : -Grand Prix at the 11th National Competition of Wind Instruments "Jupiter" in Cracow (2017) -The Grand Prix in the National Wind Instrument Competition in Wadowice (2017) -The Grand Prix at the XXVI Confrontations of Wind Instruments in Oława (2017) -3rd prize in the 4th Świętokrzyskie Festival of Wind Instrument Classes (2018) - 1st prize in the 5th National Flute Competition in Bielsko-Biała (29-31.03. 2019) In 2019 (October 24-26), she won a distinction at the 5th international Flute Competition in Jastrzębie Zdrój. -3rd prize at the Świętokrzyskie wind instrument festival in Kielce (2020) - 1st prize at the International Music Competition OPUS in Cracow (2021) - 3rd prize at the International Moscow Music Online-Competition (2021) -1st prize at the World Open Online Music Competition in Belgrad (2021) In 2014, she performed at a concert in Vienna. She has played several times with the Lviv Orchestra in concerts, including the concert "Virtuosos of Lviv". . Currently, she is developing her flute skills with her teacher Iwona Kałużyńska.
My name is Katarzyna Szwarc and I’m 16 years old. I am a student of Barbara Sawińska at the Tadeusz Szeligowski Music School in my hometown – Gorzów Wielkopolski. I have been playing flute for ten years and I dream of working as professional flutist. But playing flute is not my only passion. I took the first place in Poland in the National Competition of Polish Literature and Language. I’m also interested about learning new languages as English, Spanish and Polish Sign Language. However, music will always be my biggest love.
Zuzanna Kozak-Zagozda. A young flutist from Poland. He studies at the Music School of Z. Brzewski in Warsaw, in the class of Prof. Dastych Szwarc and Prof. Paweł Leszczyński. She is a laureate of many competitions, both national and international, including: XIX Polish National Spring Flute Festival (Poland) - 1st place, 4th Warsaw Festival MINIATURE MUSIC for woodwinds and brass 2021 - 1st place, VIII Stockholm International Music Competition - 1st place, WORLD OPEN Online Music Competition 2021 (Serbia) - 1st place, II International Online Instrumental Performance Competition Toronto 2021 - Grand Prix.
I have been learning the flute for four years now . I think flute is like my best friend.
Junwoo Kim placed first in both solo and ensemble in the Washington National Youth Competition, Quebec International Music Competition, International Youth Music Competition, Charleston International Competition, and the PVYO Concerto Competition and won prizes in the North International Music Competition, Virtuoso International Music Competition, YMIC International Competition and Metropolitan Classical Music Festival. Junwoo has been a part of the Maryland All County and Allstate Honors Band since 7th grade and was assistant principal in the All County Band during his 9th grade year. Junwoo has played as assistant principal and principal in the Concert Band, Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia.
I was born in 2004 in Madrid, Spain. I begun studying clarinet at the age of 7 with Carlos Fernández and piano at the age of 11. I have played in numerous bands and orquestras, including Galway Youth Orquestra (Ireland) and Creativa Junior Big Band (Madrid), where I had the opportunity to record a jazz album. I have participated in some music national competitions, such as the V Clarinet Competition in Orense, where I won the first prize, and the XV Leioa Competition for Young Musicians, where I won the third prize. I have also volunteered in the NGO ‘Música en Vena’, playing for children in hospitals.
Anouk was born on January 6, 2005 and lives in Kortrijk. At the age of 4.5 years, she started violin lessons with Annemie Vercauteren with the Suzuki method. From the age of 7 she went to the Municipal Conservatory of Kortrijk. In addition to violin, Anouk also showed an interest in all musical instruments and especially talent for a wind instrument. Because of her young age, it was decided to start with private lessons. After hearing the oboe, the choice was quickly made. She received a few private lessons with Ine Nuyttens and then at the age of 8 she transferred to the Stedelijk Conservatory with Yf Bourry. Peter Verhoyen, director of the Municipal Conservatory, establishes the Young Talent course, where Anouk is admitted for both instruments: violin and oboe. Anouk gets the optimal opportunities here: more teaching hours, more stage opportunities and master classes for both instruments. Anouk played in the former children's orchestra Dieveliedoe Oostkamp. She is currently a member of JOWEST; youth orchestra and of the concert harmony Crescendo van Bissegem, Royal concert harmony Vooruit Harelbeke, First oboist SOV Young ( Flanders Symphony Orchestra ), AJO ( Antwerp Youth Orchestra ), first oboe. For violin she attended masterclasses with violinist Olga Zolotareva, Otto Derolez, Guido De Neve, Lisa Jacobs and viola with Diederik Suys For oboe, Anouk followed masterclasses with Dimitri Mestdag, Erik Speller, Karel Schoofs, Marcel Ponseele, Piet Van Boxtal and Arie Vanderbeek. She took part in the double reed festival in Bruges and every year she does an internship in the High Fens, organized by JOWEST and the string days at sea. Anouk followed an internship for violin at Muzikamp in Malle and a music internship in the art high school in Brussels with Erik Sluys. She did an oboe internship at the International Music Academy in Dinant
Daniel Gratchev was born in Mechelen in 2005. He started playing music when he was 5 years old. In 2014 he started studying carillon, piano and saxophone at the Royal Carillon School "Jef Denyn" and at the Conservatory of Mechelen. He became the laureate of the Music competition "Vlamo" in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2021. Daniel participated in several festivals, master classes, radio and TV reports, and performed in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Russia and the United States. In September 2019, Daniel became the first prizewinner of the International Carillon Competition for Youth "Maurice Clement". Every summer he participates in the summer program of Middlebury College (Vermont, USA). In 2020, Daniel was chosen to play a solo concert as part of "Young Talent" of "Child Focus". Currently, Daniel is studying at Lemmens Institute in Leuven (with saxophone as his main instrument) and at the Royal Carillon School "Jef Denyn" in Mechelen (Belgium).
I was born in Estonia, but now I live in Russia. I have been playing the saxophone for five years. Over the past three years, I have become a laureate of international competitions and festivals. I also play saxophone in the orchestra. I really like music. I love both classical music and jazz. My Favorite Composers are Jerome Naulais, Joseph Kosma, Peter Tchaikovsky and Astor Piazzolla. I really want to develop in a musical direction. I have a dream: buy my own saxophone and I want to study at the Mussorgsky Music College.
Miranda Jiang is a sixteen-year old bassoonist from New Jersey, USA. In 2021, Miranda won first prize in the Prima Volta Music Competition and received Third Prize in the International Music Competition OPUS 2021. In the same year, she was awarded Honorable Mention at the International Grande Music Competition. She has also participated in the Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition, NJIO Concerto Competition, and the Interlochen Arts Camp Bassoon Intensive. Miranda's past instructors include Sasha Enegren and Harry Searing. She currently studies with Marc Goldberg at Juilliard Pre-College.
Helena Gernhardt is an aspiring bassoonist who comes from a small town in Connecticut, USA. When she is not playing bassoon you will find her reading or volunteering in her spare time. Helena started the bassoon in 6th grade and since then has been involved in numerous musical ensembles and festivals. Helena's enthusiastic and positive energy is not only implemented in her playing but in her day-to-day life as well.
Hello, my name is Aniela, I am from Warsaw, Poland. I'm in the first grade of music school and I really like playing the flute. I have been playing for 3 months and I'm not planning to stop. :) Besides, I love sports (especially horse riding and rhythmic gymnastics) and baking cakes and pastries. During pandemic, I miss having fun outside with my friends.
Maja is 10 years old. She started to play flute when she was 7 years old. She is a student of the Stanislaw Moniuszko 1st level State Music School in Raciborz in the flute class of Katarzyna Starzec-Kawalec. Besides music, Maja loves taking care of animals, reading books and enjoys sports.
I was born in Aleppo-Syria in2011.when the war begun in Syria my family decided to move to my father's Homeland Armenia and live there.I Began attending to musical school G. Saryan,and I began learning to play on flute and pianino.I loved the music to play on these instruments and also to sing .Good luck for every participant.Live with music and peace.
Urszula Tulik was born in 2012 in Warsaw. She began learning to play the flute in The Music School Complex no. 3 in Warsaw in September 2019. She is an enthusiastic, sensitive young flutist who also loves singing, horse riding and dogs (she wishes to have one). Thanks to her wonderful teacher - Małgorzata Borzym - and perseverance she has been already noticed in national and foreign competitions.
Marianna was born in 2007. She started playing the flute at the age of 7 under the guidance of her teacher Elena Shpakovskaya. She enjoys playing the flute. Marianna is a winner of local and international competitions. She participates in instrumental ensemble and brass orchestra. She also takes vocal and piano classes. She is trying to write her own songs and perform them.
My name is Weronika Kucharska. I have been learning to play the fluteat the Poznań General Secondary Music School no. Tadeusz Szeligowski for 7 years. I am in the class of Ms Justyna Pikulska. I have participated in many music competitions at national and international levels. My achievements include: three times (2018, 2019, 2020) winning the 1st place at the WORD OPEN Online Music Competition, three times (2017,2018,2019) winning the 1st place at the FINALIS International Wind Instrument Competition. In 2017 I received there the special award.
Wendi Wang, born in 2008 in Hubei, China, began to learn flute at age 9 with Professor Ling Yan, President of Wuhan Conservatory of Music. At present she is a year-7 student at The Middle School Affiliated to Wuhan Conservatory of Music. In September 2020, she got admission to Tianjin Juilliard School Precollege Program, for which she attends class of Professor Gergely Ittzés every Saturday. Additionally, she attended the master class by Loïc Schneider in 2019 Anyang International Flute Summer Camp, and the master class by Shengqi He in 2018 Shanghai Flute Summer Camp. Along with her studies, she frequently participated in recitals and ensembles. In November 2018, as a guest performer, she performed in Emmanuel Pahud’s World Tour in Shanghai. Highlights of her competition achievements include Gold Award in 2020 The 3rd TSP International Music Open Competition, selected participant of German Flute Society International Online Competition 2020, Honorable Mention in The 1st Hong Kong International Flute Competition 2019, First Prize for both Soloist Section and Ensemble Section of Wuhan Conservatory of Music 2019 Youth Music Competition, and First Prize in 2018 The 5th Hong Kong International Music Festival.
Emily (Yunqiao) Leng, from Montgomery of New Jersey, is currently a 6th-grade student. Emily started her flute journey when she was 8 years old, and won her first medal in the American Protege when she was 9. She loves to play the flute and enjoys every bit of music. Since 2017, Emily has joined an annual charity concert in Princeton; the concert is a non-profit performance organization, that believes in the power of music. They support and promote awareness for the local school of autism. Ever since distance learning started, Emily feels less lonely only when she joins virtual concerts with her friends, making her return to normal times. Being able to attend this competition, she feels like she can experience this musical journey with other peers as well.
Elza started her music education at age of 6 in Adazi School of Arts and Music with teacher Vita Zemture. At the beginning of flute performance studies Elza played the recorder, then the piccolo flute and afterwards started to play the flute and now she plays both and studies with flutist Marta Markevica-Blazevica. As soloist she played together with Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, Adazi School of Arts and Music school Chamber Orchestra and Youth String Orchestra Coole ElbStreicher of Hamburg. Besides music education in free time Elza is dancing hip – hop. List of Elza latest competitions and awards: 2021 II place II International Competition for Young Performers of Wind Instruments “WIND STARS 2021” Online, Group C, Riga, Latvia I place VI Odin International Music Competition Online I place XII Savshinsky International Music Competition Online, Saint Petersburg, Russia 2020 III place and Composer`s Special Award for Best Interpretation of Obligatory Piece - Karlis Strals XX International competition Young Flutist Group B I place - International Competition for Young Performers of Wind Instruments “WIND STARS” 2020 Group B II place piccolo and Diploma in flute section XXV Latvia Competition for Wind and Percussion Instruments
My name is Maria and I'm 12 years old. I have been playing the flute for almost 6 years. I attend to music school in Wodzislaw Slaski in Silesia. I love cooking and paiting and I have some paintings that was made by myself. Also I interested in architecture, but the most I like music.
Hi! My name is Mare Martinova. I've been playing flute for 6 years in Juglas music school and my teacher is Marta Markevica-Blazevica. I'm in 5th grade. I also play flute in the orchestra, conductor Mārcis Miķelsons, and participate in competitions with good success. I'm playing piccolo flute too. My hobby is dancing. I'm dancing Latvian folk dances for 6 years in dance collective "Juglēni".
Leon Klimiuk was born in 2007 in Warsaw in Poland. A student of the Zespół Państwowych Ogólnokształcących Szkół Muzycznych I i II st. no. 3 in Warsaw. He plays the clarinet since he was six years old. Laureate of many competitions: I prize in the III International Competition of Wind Instruments IWIC I and II prizes in the XI and IX National Competition "Small or big virtuoso" III prize in the X National Competition of Wind Instruments "Jupiter" I and II prizes at the XIII and XII Clarinet Festival and II prize in the Clarinet Trio twice I prize in the I and II National Competition of Wind Instruments in Lublin II prize in the XVII International Interpretive Competition of Playing Woodwind Instruments "Pro Bohemia" Twice received honorable mentions in the Regional CEA auditions Leon performs in many concerts as a soloist, in chamber ensemble and school orchestra. He receives a music scholarship for talented students from the National Children's Benefit.
Leon Lunkiewicz is a student at the Karol Szymanowski School in Warsaw, in Professor Dorota Zolnacz's clarinet class. Since 2015 he has been taking part in national and international competitions. By the end of 2019, he has won 8 first places and first level prizes, two second places, one third place, two honorable mentions and seven diplomas. In 2018, as a 10-year-old, he made his debut at the National Philharmonic in Warsaw.
Dragoș Țabur was born on the 14th of May, in 2009, in Republic of Moldova. He has been studied clarinet for almost three years in the class of Vasile Țabur. Before clarinet, he has been playing the fluier ( a Romanian traditional woodwind instrument, similar to recorder) for three years. He has won national and international awards. Among them are: 02.12.2019 - 1st place in Zlata Tkaci International Competition of young performers, 10th edition. 15.07.2018 – 2nd place at the National Competition / Festival of fluier/recorder performers "Nistrule cu apa lină" , 9th edition. 02.12.2018 – 2nd place in Zlata Tkaci International Competition of young performers, 9th edition. 18.12.2017 - 2nd place in Zlata Tkaci International Competition of young performers, 8th edition. 07.04.2017 – 2nd place at National Competition “Trompeta de Aur”, 7th edition. 15.12.2016 - 2nd place in Zlata Tkaci International Competition of young performers, 8th edition.
Helena Baran born on May 8, 2008 in Warsaw. She is a student of ZPSM number 4 named after Karol Szymanowski in Warsaw. She learns to play the clarinet in the class of Professor Dorota Żołnacz. Despite her young age, she is a laureate of many Polish and International clarinet and wind instrument competitions.
Brianna Tang, a Mark Twain Intermediate School for the Gifted and Talented Winds Talent, plays alto, soprano, and tenor saxophone and piano, she enjoys cooking and running. She won 1st place in the VIVO International Music Competition, the New York Young Virtuoso Competition, the International Music Competition "London" Grand Prize Virtuoso, the New York Virtuoso International Competition. In addition, she has won a silver in the SinoVision TV Yamaha Teen's Talent Show and second in the Crescendo International Competition and Camerata Artists International Competition. She is also a member of the New York Pops Kids on Stage, Staten Island Salute to Music Borough Wide Band, and a voluntary musical group at Clove Lake Rehabilitation Center.
Anderson Busby is a talented young saxophonist from western Connecticut. At only age 11 his virtuosity has impressed local Band Regional's judges in both classical and jazz categories. Anderson is also a soprano saxophone and piano soloist as well as an advanced improviser; you can find him performing in the fall and summer with local jazz/funk groups from around the Tri-State area. Anderson is currently enrolled at the Washington Montessori school and is a private student of film composer, Christopher Carlone.
My name is Ensar Đulovic,I am 12 and I am 3rd class of music school. Im playing accordion since when i was 4 years old. My teacher's name and surname is Haris Muminović,I am very succesfully in my work.I have 6 trophies.
My name is Aleksandra Schulz, I am 15 years old, I attend the 2nd grade of a music high school, where I play the flute. I play this instrument for the sixth year, it is my passion. My dream is to connect the future with music!
Anete Duntava was born in February, 2007. She lives in Stopinu district / Latvia and since age of six she started her music studies at Ulbroka’s School of Music and Art. Anete developed her flute performance under the guidance of teacher Daina Treimane who leads her to become a laureate of several international competitions, such as - Karlis Strals XXth International competition “Young Flutist 2020” – first prize; XX International Competition for Woodwind Instruments “Jurmala 2019” – first prize; V International Classical Music Competition “Kaunas Sonorum-2019” – second prize and The II International competition of young performers of wind musical instruments „Naujene WIND 2018” – Grand Prix. Anete participated in flute competitions in Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia and Russia. Music is important part of her life and she always wishes as composition becomes a performance for every listener.
My name is Vsevolod Lituchyi. I am 16 years old. I am a first-year student of the Music College of the Dnipropetrovsk Academy of Music. M. Glinka in the flute class with the Honored Artist of Ukraine Olga Zernaeva. My portfolio: Grand Prize of the International Instrumental Competition of Eugene Stankovich - 2019 (Kiev) and "Dniprovski Surmi - 2019", Gold in the City of the International Competition on Wind Instruments "Finalis - 2019" (Bilostok, Poland). Laureate of the International Festival-Competition "Musical Leaf Fall - 2018" (Mariupol), laureate of the All-Ukrainian Competition of Performers in Memory of Mykola Tymokha - 2019 (Kyiv), International Competition-Festival "Chords of Khortytsia - 2019" (Zaporizhzhya) and laureate of the International Competition of Brass Music "VIN VENTI - 2019" (Vinnytsia).
Joanna Choe is a 16 year old flutist and began playing the flute ever since she was 10 years old. During high school, Joanna has been the two-time principal flutist of the ILMEA District 7 Senior Honor Band during her Freshman and Sophomore years; furthermore, she sat 2nd chair at the 2020 ILMEA All State Honor Band. Additionally, she received Honorable Mentions at the Senior Division of the 2018 National Walgreens Concerto Competition, first prize in the Chicago Flute Club Competition, and 2nd place in the 2020 American Protege International Woodwinds and Brass Competition.
Hi! My name is Maria Pilarska and I was born in 2006 in Poland. When I was 8 I started my musical education. From an early age, I took part in many competitions, and in recent years I have won many awards at international competitions, for example: II prize - World Open Music Competition 2020 – Serbia, III prize - International Music Competition OPUS 2020 – Poland, III prize - North International Music Competition 2020, III prize - International Independent Music Competition Individualis – Kiev. Playing the flute is my passion and joy.
I am a 14 year old Bulgarian flutist. I've been playing the flute for 8 years now in the Bulgarian National School of Music. Throughout my years of music education I've won several awards and attended many masterclasses. Although solo playing is something I would definitely like to continue with in the future, my biggest dream is to be a part of an orchestra because I love the work atmosphere that playing with other people gives me. The piece I'm playing is a small piece of the beauty of Bulgarian contemporary music and a way to present myself and my country.
Turkish flutist Nehir Sever was born in Ankara in 2005. She started her art career in 2010 as a ballet student in Mersin Idol Art School. In 2017, she was selected for Bilkent University Music Preparatory Middle School as a flute player. In 2019, she successfully completed the middle section of the school and now she is a student of Bilkent Music Preparatory High School. Since 2018, she has performed as a member of Bilkent Children and Youth Symphony Orchestra.Also in March 2021, Nehir Sever was the winner for the 2nd International Alkanova Online Music Competition for woodwinds category
Nithin Parthasarathy is a 11th grader at Northwood High School in Irvine, California and a passionate music enthusiast versatile in the Western Flute, Indian Flute, Piccolo and Piano. He is a part of the Northwood High School Wind Symphony and a Music Teachers Association of California Level 10 flute player winning Branch and State honors. He has also won more than 15 international competitions He plays the background music for school plays as well as leading the school marching band. Nithin plans to pursue a degree both in music as well as in science after high school graduation.
Athzel Pino (2004), began his studies at the age of 12 with Julio Cáceres. He is currently studying with Luis Vargas at "National University of Music" of Peru (UNM). He also studies with Alan Espinoza in the Youth Symphony Orchestra "Sinfonía por el Perú". in 2018 he won the 2nd prize in the "First National Contest of Young Clarinetists" organized by "CLARIPERU". In 2019 he participated in the "V International Clarinet Festival" Lima (Peru). Also that year he won the "Young Soloists Contest" with the Trujillo Symphony Orchestra. has received master classes with: Ronald Van Spaendonck (Belgium), Jean-Francois Bescond (France), Sergio Pires (Portugal), Iván Villar (Spain)
Cadee Lee is a sophomore at Bergen County Academies and attends Juilliard Pre-College as a clarinet major under the tutelage of Professor Ayako Oshima Neidich. She is a prize winner at numerous competitions and was a finalist in the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. She has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Steinway Hall in New York City. Cadee is also the first clarinetist of the Traumerei clarinet quintet at the New York Youth Symphony Chamber Music Program. She toured Spain and won a Silver Medal at the National Fischoff Chamber Music Competition with her group.
Pawel Libront was born in 2004 in Poland. He started playing clarinet at the age of 6 in Music School in Bydgoszcz, in the class of professor Andrzej Dudzinski. His biggest achievements is winning the "I Internetowy Konkurs Klarnetowy" (2020) and second prize in Clarinet Competition in Szczecin (2019). Besides solo performing, Pawel enjoys playing in orchestras and in chamber ensembles.
He started playing the clarinet at the age of 6 under the supervision of Mrs. Dorota Żołnacz, currently continues his studies at the Complex of State Music Schools. Karol Szymanowski in Warsaw. Jeremi is the winner of many prizes at national and international competitions, including: 1st prize at the International Pro Bohemia Competition in Ostrava (2016), the Gold Medal and the Special Prize at the 2nd International Instrument Competition Brass "Finalis" in Białystok (2017), 1st prize at the West Pomeranian Clarinet Festival in Szczecin (2018), 1st prize at the Silesian Wind Instrument Competition "Wood for the Youngest" in Dąbrowa Górnicza (2018), Grand Prix at the Sopravista International Online Festival-Contest "Future stars" (Italy 2021). He also received awards as a member of a clarinet trio, including: Grand Prix at chamber ensembles competitions in Gdańsk, Sierpc and Sochaczew (2017, 2018), 2nd prize at the 1st National Chamber Music Competition in Łódź (2019). As a soloist, Jeremi also performed with the Chamber Orchestra in Elbląg and the Sinfonia Baltica Orchestra in Słupsk during concerts for young people. Since October 2018, he has been a scholarship holder of the National Children's Fund, and in 2020 he received a scholarship from the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Poland.
Maria Kazik was born in 2004 in Warsaw. She began her music education at the age of 9. Since then, she has participated in many music competitions. She won the 1st place in the competition "Mały czy duży wirtuoz?" in Warsaw, 1st place at the Festival of Wind Instruments in Biała Podlaska and Silver Prize in the International Wind Instruments Competition "Finalis".
Amanda Tang is a high schooler in Staten Island, New York and has been playing clarinet since third grade. She currently plays in the InterSchool Symphony Orchestra of New York and New York All-City High School Orchestra. She has competed in American Protege International Concerto Competition, London’s Grand Prize Virtuoso International Music Competition, VIVO International Music Competition,Global Music Concours New York Virtuoso International Competition, Charleston International Music Competition, and Music International Grand Prix’s Competition. She has also been involved with the Columbia University Festival of Winds and SinoVision Yamaha Talent Show.
Ethan Chen is currently a freshman at Monte Vista High School in California. He has been playing clarinet since fourth grade and studies under Joe Bonfiglio. He performs with the Young People Symphony Orchestra, the West Coast’s most established youth orchestra, and has been selected to play with the CASMEC All-State Honor Band and the All-Northern California Honor Band as first chair. He has also won first prize and third prize at the Golden Classical Music Awards and the Glory International Music Competition respectively. In addition to clarinet, he also plays the piano.
Jino Pieviläinen (2006) started playing clarinet at the age of 9 at Kainuun Musiikkiopisto with Riikka Pieviläinen. He performed his first exam after one year of playing clarinet. In 2019 he performed his third exam with excellent degrees. He has participated auditions of Finnish RSO's Young Soloists Concert and Sibelius Academy Junior Academy. In Autumn 2020 he started to study in Oulu with Markku Korhonen. He has participated to masterclasses of Niina Selin, Christoffer Sundqvist and Asko Heiskanen. Jino is the principal clarinetist of Kaukametsä Chamber Orchestra and Kajaani wind orchestra.
Caroline Kao is 15 years old and attends tenth grade at The Urban School in San Francisco, CA. She has been playing oboe for six years and also plays bassoon, piano, and guitar. She studies oboe with James Moore at the Pre-College Program at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. In 2021, she won first place in the US International Open Music Competition in two categories and the Bassoon Academy West Competition, second place at the Golden Classical Music Awards International Competition, is currently in first place for the Crescendo International Competition, and was selected for the California All-State Honors Band.
Theresa Sophie Kanitz was born in Hamburg in 2005. After a gentle start on the piano, the saxophone soon became her instrument of choice. Since 2017 she has been a student of Asya Fateyeva, who has also been teaching her at the Andreas Franke Academy as a junior student at the University (HfMT) in Hamburg since the winter semester 2019/2020. She also receives additional tuition from Lilija Russanowa. She participated successfully in national & international music competitions, where she became a laureate and won several prizes. Theresa Sophie was a scholarship holder of the "Franz Wirth Memorial Foundation" as well as of the Claussen-Simon Foundation.
I have been playing saxophone for 7 years. At first I played the block flute, later the soprano saxophone and now the alto saxophone. I also play in the orchestra and saxophone quintet where I play the tenor saxophone. I am successful in various saxophone competitions - won the first place in the competition “Talent for Latvia” (2019), first place in the competition “Bravo – Bravissimo!” (2020), Grand Prix in the International woodwind instrument competition “WIND STARS 2020”.
I'm studying at Adazu School of Arts and Music in Latvia, this year I'll be finishing my last year. I play alto, tenor, baritone saxophones and the piano. Also I play in a saxophone quartet and my schools chamber orchestra. I participate in many competitions and win award-winning places. And of course I play at different events and concerts.
My name is Jan Borejko, and I'm from Gdańsk, Poland. I have been playing bassoon since September 2019 and attend the music school in Gdańsk in the class of professor Ewa Naczk- Jankowska. I come from a musical family, my mother is a pianist and works at a Music Academy in Gdańsk. My father plays cello. I am also an eight grade student in an elementary school. I really like math.
My name is Aleksandra Żmuda and I’m 18 years old. I attend the Bronisław Rutkowski Secondary Music School in Cracow, studying in the flute class of dr hab. Renata Guzik. I have been playing the flute for 9 years. I have many achievements in competitions, among others: I prize at the I Kyoto International Music Competition, Gold at the IV International Competition for Wind Instruments ,,Finalis”, II prize at the IV Geneva International Music Competition, Distinction at the VI International Flute Solo Competition ,,Il Flauto Ricercato” in Łódź.
Amelia Kiona is currently a student of Barbara Sawińska at the Tadeusz Szeligowski Music School in Gorzów Wielkopolski. She has been playing the flute for nine years, sharing his passion for music between singing and playing the instrument. Her first teacher was Jan Kupczyński at the Music School in Strzelce Krajeńskie - her hometown. Amelia was a cast member of several musicals of the Gorzów Philharmonic, she also chosen to join FUMA - a nationwide program for talented artists. She is an ambitious musician, striving to make her passion a dream profession.
Małgorzata Cegielska was born in 2001. She began playing the flute at age eight. From 2015 to 2020 she studied under Ewelina Kliczkowska at Frederic Chopin State Music School in Warsaw, Poland. Currently she is enrolled at the Frederic Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, class of Maria Peradzyńska. Recently she became a semifinalist of Young Musician of The Year (polish preselection for Eurovision Young Musicians, Warsaw, 2020). Cegielska attended masterclasses with excellent professors, such as Sir James & Lady Galway, Denis Bouriakov, Peter-Lukas Graf, Mario Caroli, Silvia Careddu, Paolo Taballione and András Adorján. Cegielska is a scholarship recipient of Polish Children's Fund and Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.
Teresa Kołaczek was born in 2003, in Warsaw. She started playing piano at the age of 6. Four years later she decided to try something new, and that's how her adventure with flute started. She's taken part in many piano and flute competitions in Poland and abroad. Music is her biggest passion and she wants to keep doing it in the future.
An avid performer of classic and contemporary repertoire, Mr. Keyu Tao is currently based in Shanghai and is a Bard College Conservatory, U.S., freshman student who has earned a five-year full tuition Talent Award Scholarship. Tao double majors in Clarinet Performance and Asian Studies(intended). Tao studies with renowned pedagogues and performers including Vasko Dukovski, Keith Lipson, Pascual Martinez-Forteza, David Krakauer. He has also performed in masterclasses with members of the world’s top orchestras and soloists, including Wenzel Fuchs, Vitor Fernandes, Yehuda Gilad, Matthias Mueller, Robert Spring. He has also worked in higher education administration and performing arts center operations and loves incorporating all of these passions in his work.
I was born in Minsk in 2003, in the family of musicians. In 2012 I started education at the Republican gymnasium-college under Belarusian State Academy of Music in the clarinet class, the teacher Valery Moiseenko. I acted successfully many times in the main concert halls of Belarus accompanied by State Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Republic of Belarus, Belarusian State Chamber Orchestra, the Concert Orchestra “Nemiga”, Chamber Orchestra of the Belarusian Music Academy. I took part in many competitions and achieved high results: -VII International Competition VIVA LA MUSIKA, Latvia - 2nd place 2016 -XI Youth Delphic Games of the CIS Member States - 3rd place -18th International Television Competition "The Nutcracker", Moscow - diploma, 2017 -14th International Competition of Young Musicians in the nomination "Wind and percussion instruments", CMS, Moscow - 4th place, 2018 -International Competition “Northern Rhapsody”, Cherepovets, Russia - 1st place, 2018 -14thInternational competition „Music of Hope”, Homel, Belarus - 1st place -1st International clarinet festival and competition “Happy Birthday, Maestro!”, Moscow, diploma, 2019 -International festival-competition "Kustendorf classic", Drvengrad, Serbia – 3rd place I took part in the workshops of such outstanding modern clarinetists as Igor Fedorov, Evgeny Petrov, Arthur Nazziulin, Anton Moyseenko, Mark van de Wiel, Hedwig Swimberghe, Istvan Varga, Philip Cuper, Evgeny Ehudin, Philip Berrod. Since 2020 I am currently studying with Mrs. Dorota Zolnacz in K.Szymanowski State Music School in Warsaw.
Adrian Palmowski was born in 2002. At the age of 11, he began studying at a music school. In 2018 he graduated with a prize from the State School of Music of the 1st degree in Kutno. In the same year he began his studies in the ZPSM number 1 in Warsaw. He has won numerous awards. As part of the series "Young Wednesday" he played in the Chamber Hall of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice. He performed during the ZPSM number 1 concert in the Redute halls of the Grand Theatre – National Opera in Warsaw.
I play clarinet for 10 years. I also play bass clarinet, saxophones, flute and drums. I compose and arrange my own music. I have a few years experience with public playing. I played, for example, in Grand Theater in Warsaw, as a solist. I have performed with a school orchestra in well known places, such as S1 Studio - Polish Radio and National Philharmonic. I have experience with studio recording too - I took part in a few sessions in studio and I recorded many things in my home studio. I am laureate of local and international competitions.
MªAmparo Molina Molina started her musical studies with the clarinet at the “Associació Unió Musical Bocairent” in her home town, Bocairent (Valencia). Later, she entered the “Josep Melcior Gomis” Professional Music Conservatory in Ontinyent, where she studied the Professional Grade of clarinet speciality, under the tutelage of Professor Samuel Pérez Ortega. She finished these studies in 2020, obtaining the “Professional Music Award” in clarinet interpretation and was awarded an Honorable Mention in chamber music. During this period, MªAmparo was the Principal Clarinettist for the Conservatory’s Orchestra. At the same time she was selected as a member of the “Vall d’Albaida Regional Youth Band”. She has attended improvement clarinet courses and masterclasses taught by prominent players of her instrument- such as José Franch Ballester. Nowadays, MªAmparo is studying a Bachelor in clarinet interpretation in Advanced Artistic Education at the “Conservatorio Superior de Música Joaquín Rodrigo” in Valencia.
Benjamin a Junior at Asia Pacific International School Seoul. Born in a family of pianists and organists, Benjamin started playing the Clarinet during 5th grade. Benjamin studied under clarinetist Jieun Shon and Hosup Song, and is currently the principal clarinetist for the APIS Concert Band. Benjamin received 1st place in the 20th Korea National Student Music Competition, Gold in the 2019 KIMEA Solo and Ensemble Festival, and is a Finalist in the 2021 AMIS Solo and Ensemble Festival. Benjamin hopes to become a psychiatrist in the United States Army upon graduation.
Miguel Pacheco is born in Spain (Valencia) in 2002. He starts playing the saxophone when he is 6 years old. He wins his first local award in 2010 and he has won several contests in 2011, 2012, 2013... Miguel Pacheco has studied the professional grade in "Conservatori Professional Mossén Francesc Peñarroja" in La Vall d'Uixó, finishing it in 2019, and he has started studying the superior grade in ESMAR (2020). Nowadays, he is studying there with the international concertist Xelo Giner and preparing contests and plenty of concerts.
Born in 2001, Terrassa (Barcelona), he began his studies at the age of 10 with Narcís Argemí and Albert Julià who is his current professor at the Centre . Superior Liceu (Barcelona). Some remarkable achievements in his musical resume the participation at the 17th Premi d’Interpretació per a Solistes “Intercentros Melómano” obtaining second prize (2018), the Premi Extraordinari del Conservatori de Terrassa (2019) and his Special Mention at the Premi BBVA de Música al Talent Individual (2019). In terms of its cambristic trajectory, Pol Cabrera has been a member for two years of the Mezzo Quartet, a formation with which he has had great recognition of his work by the juries of various contests obtaining the Primer Premi als XXIII Pòdiums de Música de Cambra de Sant Joan de Vilatorrada (2018) o al XIX Concurs Instrumental Sant Anastasi a Lleida (2019), primer premi al II Premi de Música Ciutat de Mataró i el premi del vot al públic (2018), el Premi Especial de Grau Professional de Música de Cambra al Conservatori de Terrassa (2018), Primer Premi al Pugem a l’Escenari de Joventuts Musicals de Sant Cugat del Vallès (2019) i Primer Premi al XIX Concurs Instrumental Sant Anastasi de Lleida (2019). Now he’s a member of the Delia Quartet, formation founded at the Conservatori Liceu in 2019 under the supervision of Albert Julià. Their interpretations have led them to win awards such as the First Prize in the Rookie Chamber Music – V Concurso Nacional de Música de Cámara (2020) and the Second Prize in theSegon concurs Internacional Cambra Romànica (Andorra, 2020). The quartet has performed mainly in Catalonia and Spain at festivals such as the Liceu Sax Festival 2020, sharing a poster with artists such as J.Y. Fourmeau, P. Gusnar, J.P. Silva, X. Larsson and A. Julià; the 2020 edition of the cycle “Música als Parcs” (Parc Güell), the 10th Festival de Pasqua de Cervera, Cycle of Concerts Afinitats de la Sala Parés (2021) and has also had an international projection at the 5th International Festival of Music CiMa (Colombia) and the V Cycle Cambra Románica (Andorra).
Patrick Li is a senior at Methacton High School in Pennsylvania. He began studying the alto saxophone at age 10 with Professor Dragan Petrovic Chupinsky, former principal clarinetist of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra. Patrick has competed as a soloist at numerous local and national festivals. He was awarded as 1st Place Winner of the Junior and Senior Winds Division at the Tri-County Youth Festival in 2016 and 2019 respectively. Additionally, he was chosen as the 1st chair alto saxophone at the Inter-County Concert Band and Jazz Band in 2018. In 2020, Patrick was selected as the 1st Chair Alto Saxophone of the PMEA All-State Concert Band and Wind Ensemble. In 2021, Patrick was selected as an alto saxophone section leader of the NAfME All-Eastern Honor Symphonic Band.
Yana Snisar was born in 2003, Ukraine. I began learning to play the recorder and bassoon at the age of 6 at the music school of the Dnepropetrovsk Academy of Music. I've graduated from the music school of the Dnepropetrovsk Academy of Music, and after, graduated from the Music College of the Dnepropetrovsk Academy of Music. Currently, I get a Bachelor's degree from the Peter Kayan at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. Since January 2019 I have been working at YsOU / Youth Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine. I have also performed as a guest soloist with several orchestras, and previously was the winner or finalist of many competitions, including: 2019, Poland, IV International Competition for wind instruments “FINALIS”, Gold Award 2019, Graz, Austria, participated in the opening of the musical season Musikverein Graz 2019, Bayreuth, Germany, participated in the 2019 Young Artists Festival Bayreuth; 2018, Poland, III International Competition for wind instruments “FINALIS”, Gold Award
Maria Drużyłowska was born in 2001 in Oława, Poland. When she was 7 she started playing piano in State Music School in Wrocław, Poland which she graduated in 2015. Currently, she is finishing the Ryszard Bukowski State Secondary Music School in Wrocław in the bassoon class of Andrzej Kuprianowicz. During her musical career she participated in numerous masterclasses, competitions and projects. Nowaday she is looking forward new opportunities to develop her music career at the high level.
Alicja Dołobizna was born on June 25, 2003 in Legnica. She started playing the bassoon at the age of 10 under the direction of Andrzej Łucki. She participated in many master classes. Has improved her skills under the supervision of prof. Czesław Klonowski, prof. Artur Kasperek and prof. Katarzyna Zdybel-Nam. Despite has been young age, she is a laureate of many competitions, including: the International Competition "Pro Bohemia" in Ostrava, the International Review of Chamber Music Ensembles in Jawor, the National Competition "Wood for the Youngest" in Dąbrowa Grórnicza, the National Competition "Young Musician" in Szczecinek, the National Oboe -Bassoon Competition in Legnica and the Bassoon Festival in Wadowice
Maša Kuhar, born in August 1998, Slovenia, studies Konzertfach-Flote at the University for music and performing arts Vienna in the class of Univ.-Prof Walter Auer. She started playing transverse flute with the professor Melanija Gradečak and later Marija Ladic Dvorsak. She completed preparing studies at the University for music Graz in the class of Nils Thilo-Kramer. During her education, she has won numerous recognitions and awards. She has participated in many international competitions and in the Competition of Young Slovenian Musicians (TEMSIG). Maša also regularly participates in chamber music. She has also played solo recitals at several festivals (Lent 2016, Hommage to Franz Lizst 2017…) and solo concerts with MDW Chamber Orchestra (Mercadante concerto-Maz2019 and Mozart concerto-October 2019). Maša has been repeatedly upgrading her knowledge at summer courses and masterclasses with professors such as: Philippe Bernold, Matej Zupan, and others. For her Bachelor studies Maša has been awarded by the scholarship of the Slovenian Ministry of Culture.
Monique Sanford is a junior pursuing a degree in music performance at the University of Texas at Arlington. A graduate of Duncanville High School, she won positions in the All-Region Orchestra, the Texas All-State Band, and the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra. Monique holds positions in the UTA Wind Symphony and the UTA Maverick Flute Choir. She received the opportunity to perform in numerous masterclasses with Professor Gabriel Sánchez. Her past flute instructors include Rebecca Cauthron, Rachel Smith, Dr. Julee Kim Walker, and Dr. Terri Sánchez. Monique hopes to become a professional traveling musician, spreading the joy and healing qualities of music.
I was born in 1998 in Katowice. I graduated Music School in Chorzów. Now I’m a student of Karol Szymanowski’s Academy of Music in Katowice in Łukasz Zimnik’s class.
My name is Aleksandra Rus I come from a Radom town in Poland. I play flute since I was eight years old. Since 2018 I’m studding the flute at music Academy in Łódź, my professor there is Ewelina Zawiślak. I take part in several musical events for bands and also solo artists. I’m a member of the symphony orchestra, brass and flute orchestra. I constantly work on my skills at many flute masterclass. In year 2019 I won a gold medal at international competition for wind instruments called “Finalis”.
He plays flute since 2011. He is a student at the Karol Szymanowski’s Academy of Music in Katowice in Adrianna Lis’s flute class. He took part in many masterclasses with Janos Balint, Juliette Hurel, Agata Igras, Wiesław Suruło, Elżbieta Woleńska, Ewelina Zawiślak and many others. He is a finalists of CEA Auditions and Baroque Music Competition in Leżajsk. He is an active chamber musician and member of the Academy Symphony Orchestra. .
I have been playing the flute for ten years. My favorite repertoire is French 19th and 20th century music; with all its impressionistic and neoclassical nuances. I'm also interested in the history of music - especially I love reading about medieval and Renaissance polyphony. I believe that knowledge about early music sheds new light on the performance of contemporary repertoire.
Leslie Hisman is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Flute performance at the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music under the tutelage of Julie Duncan-Thornton. She has performed in many masterclasses, including the 2019 Bonita Boyd International Flute Masterclass. As a chamber musician, she has been in groups that won competitions including the 2020 Lamont Chamber Honors Competition and the Contemporary Music Competition sponsored by Charleston International Chamber Music Competitions. Leslie is a proud member of Sigma Alpha Iota. She was one of the 2020 winners of the JoAnne Kyhl Memorial Performance Competition, awarded to a Colorado SAI sister
Anders Peterson is a junior performance major at USC Thornton Conservatory in the internationally acclaimed clarinet studio of Yehuda Gilad. He recently won the 2021 Youth Musicians Union International Concerto Competition. Peterson is a 2019 NOI Philharmonic Festival member, a 2018 Interlochen Arts Academy/NY Philharmonic Artist in residence and member of NYO-USA’s 2017 South American tour. Peterson won 2nd prize at the International Clarinet Association 2018 Solo Competition in Oostend, Belgium, was a 2018 National YoungArts Finalist and winner of the coveted Interlochen Arts Academy “Young Artist” award. Past teachers include Emil Khudyev, Gabriel Campos-Zamora and Alex Fiterstein.
In 2008 Started his clarinet studies at “CIM Mislata with the teacher Francisco Chornet Mena. Received the honor degree in the specialty of clarinet.
In 2015 Started in the professional conservatory of music of Valencia with the professors Miguel Castillo Arastey and Cristóbal López. And join in “CIM Chirivella" In 2018 Joined the JOSV (Valladolid Young orchestra) and received master classes from Jose Miguel Falomir (Clarinet Soloist of Valencia municipal band) and Fernando Rodrigo Serral (Conductor)
Also was part a member of the clarinet ensemble conducted by Franch Ballester in Lliria,Valencia, Spain.
In 2019 Won a place at the JOCG (Joven Orquesta de las comarcas Gironines) under the direction of Tobias Gossmann and Álvaro Albiach 2020 Currently, doing 6 professional course and taking masterclasses with the professors Vicente Alberola (Solo clarinet of the Mahler Chamber orchestra) and Juanlu Puelles (Solo clarinet of the Macao orchestra) At the ALBEROLA MMCV ACADEMY. 2021 Won “Las provincias Competition” and won the oporttunity of doing a concert at “palau de les arts reina Sofía”.
Bohdana Tesařová started playing the recorder at the age of 7 and very soon she won first prizes at international flute competitions. Since 2012 already as an oboist, she won first prizes, titles of overall winner at many National and International competitions (ZUS competition, Czech Philharmonic competition LFA, Pro Bohemia, Encore Music competition...) She performs as a soloist with professional orchestras (the Prague Chamber Orchestra, Zielona Gora Philharmonic Orchestra, Oldřich Vlček Orchestra, Dvořák Chamber Orchestra...) She also performed as a soloist at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany and for the President of Azerbaijan during a state visit to the Czech Republic. Appeared as a soloist also in the television broadcast of the TV Noe concert, performed for Canadian TV and the Czech Television made a documentary about her. In November 2020, a comprehensive interview was conducted with her for the largest Czech Music portal Opera Plus. .
I study in Zhejiang Conservatory of Music.It's my great honor to take part in this competition. .
Ruiqian Zhang is currently a first-year master student at University of Iowa, majoring in saxophone performance under Dr. Kenneth Tse. Ruiqian was born in Xi’an of Shaanxi Province in China and began studying piano at age of four. He started learning saxophone at age of 8. During his college year, Ruiqian won 2nd prize in the Roberts Wesleyan College Concerto-Aria Competition (2018), 3rd prize in the Dragonfly International Saxophone Festival (2019). Ruiqian has played in masterclasses for Claude Delangle, Johannes Thorell, Vincent David, Mariano Garcia, Vincent Le Quang, Joonatan Rautiola, Christian Wirth, ChienKwan Lin, Nikita Zimin and Alexandre Doisy.
Born in Gerena, a town in Seville, Ana Díaz Asencio studies saxophone at the CSM Manuel Castillo in this city. She is currently the conductor of the Gerena's Youth Band, has participated in different recordings, in the band of the Turina's Festival, in the Andalusian Youth Orchestra, and has played "Fantasy for Band and Saxophone" by T. Smith as a soloist. She has also taught with renowned saxophonists as Vincent David and Arno Bornkamp, has won chamber competitions such as Albox and CEM Triana and has played with the contemporary ensemble of the conservatory in some of the most renowned theaters in Seville.
Isaac Elí Nazareth López Cruz. He was born on May 25, 1998 in the community of Santa Cruz Yagavila, belonging to the Municipality of Ixtlán de Juárez, Oaxaca. He grew up surrounded by traditional Oaxacan music and began to develop his musical ability at age 7 in the band Fraternidad de Yagavila. Then he continues at the Social Integration Center # 8 where he begins his musical studies and learns to interpret the saxophone Professional background: In 2014 he entered to the Faculty of Music at the Universidad Veracruzana, later in 2018 he obtained the degree of Medium Technician in Music. He currently resides in Xalapa, where he is studying a Bachelor of Music under the tutelage of Maestro Ernesto Flores Ceballos. He has received master classes from international level saxophonists such as: Albert Julia (Spain), Jean-Yves Fourmeau (France), Scott Litroff (USA), Carlos Ordóñez de Arce (Spain), Xavier Larsson (Spain), Bob Eason ( USA) He was a member of the "Nahui Sax Quartet of Saxophones" from 2017 to 2020, where he played the alto saxophone, with this project he successfully performed in different spaces and festivals both nationally and internationally. Some of them are "Festival Nuntempa" in 2017, " First International Encounter of the Arts Veracruz 2018 "Cielo Mexica 2015" held in Xalapa, the Auditorium of the Faculty of Fine Arts of Oaxaca (UABJO), Third International Festival of Classical Saxophone of Xalapa 2018, III International Festival of Music Naolinco 2018 4th Mateo Oliva Chamber Music Contest (where they obtained 3rd place in 2018) they were also invited as artists to the Cancun International Music Festival in its sixth edition 2018, invited to the Second Zacatecas International Saxophone Festival 2019 to perform a concert in framework of said festival. Isaac Elí has also performed as a soloist with the Xalapa Municipal Orchestra within the framework of the activities of the Third International Classical Saxophone Festival of Xalapa 2018, and has obtained second place in the Third National Classical Saxophone Contest Xalpa 2018. same year he participated with the orchestra of the Faculty of Music of the Veracruzana University. In April 2019 he was awarded the third place in the interpretation contest that was held in the activities of the Musician Week, in the auditorium of the Faculty of Music, likewise first place in the Chamber Music contest during the activities of the Musician Week, in the auditorium of the Faculty of Music. Third place in the contest that was held at the third Oaxaca clarinet and saxophone festival. He participated as a soloist for having participated in the Fulbright - Garcia Robles Conference, "The Art of the Possible: Moving Beyond Political Barriers Through Art" held at the Universidad Veracruzana. He is a member of the Guelaguetza Music Band, with which he participated in the 5th Cultural Festival "Lille 3000 El Dorado" 2019 Edition, held in Lille, France.
Vicent Bas is a Spanish saxophonist who studied at the Conservatori Superior de Música de les Illes Balears (Mallorca,Spain) with renowned saxophonists such as Rodrigo Vila and David Brutti, obtaining a Honours Mark in the final Thesis. Vicent was awarded prizes like the Professional Study Award, 1st prize ‘III Concurso de Interpretación Salvador Silvestre’, finalist of the ‘II and III Concurso de Interpretación Musical de Riba-roja’. He has performed in different stages, festivals and music competitions within Spain and Europe with Mallorca Saxophone Orchestra, Sasori Saxophone Quartet and Sax & Harp Duo and as a soloist, among others.
Matthew Bowker was born in 1999 and grew in San Mateo California. He is currently pursuing his Bachelors in Music Education at Sonoma State University. Matthew currently studies under Andy Collinsworth and has had masterclasses under Otis Murphy, Jonathan Yanik, and Ryszard Zoledziewski. He has been SSU's principal saxophonist for both Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Orchestra the past two years. He also plays bass clarinet and flute in many SSU ensembles. Matthew serves on the California Music Educators Association (CMEA) Collegiate council and is the former president of Sonoma State's National Association for Music Educators (NAfME) Collegiate Chapter. He hopes to teach in the public school as well as build his playing career going into the future.
I was born on 23th of November, 1998 in Ternopil, Ukraine. I studied at Ternopil Coledge of Music named after Solomiya Krushelnytska at the class of Andrii Dolishnii. In 2018 I graduated the coledge and continued my study at the Academy of Music in Kraków with a dr Damian Lipień. During my study I participated in a numerous count of international EDUCATION Ternopil Secondary School with a special learnings of Physical Education Finished with a honor Ternopil Music School Studied in the class of a pedagogue Andrii Palytsya Ternopil Coledge of Music named after Solomiya Krushelnytska Finished with a honor and titles — Artist of orchestra, ensemble; Teacher of primary specialized art education institution (Orchestral winds and percussion instruments); Leader of amateur group (Orchestras, ensembles); Conductor; in the class of a pedagogue Andrii Dolishnii. Academy of Music in Kraków Currently studying on the third year of bachelor MASTERCLASSES Took part in the masterclasses of Sophie Dervaux (France), Valerii Popov (Russia), Volodymyr Apatskii (Ukraine), Carlo Colombo (France), Tomáš Františ (Czech Republic), Konstantin Yakovlev (Russia), David Tomas Realp (Germany) .
Yujian Zhu Double Flute master performance degrees, graduated with honor in Conservatorio Svizzera Italiana in Mario Anicillotti's class and Sichuan Conservatory of music in Ji Zhu's class. The organizer of Ciao international music festival. Flute major teacher in Sichuan Conservatory of music in China, second flute in conservatory professional orchestra. Participate the solo, chamber music and orchestra performance in Suoni Riflessi in Italy, Kusatsu music festival in Japan, Musicalta festival in France and many festival in China.
Hailed by the Washington Post as “A Musician of exceptional power and dramatic skill, completely in charge of his instrument”, Aleksandr is the winner of numerous international competitions including Penderecki Flute Competition in Krakow, Poland, YCA International Audition in NYC. Haskin received his education from Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Russia and from Yale University School of Music in USA. Aleksandr is a Principal flutist of Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra. Haskin made his highly acclaimed solo debut at Kennedy Center in Washington, DC in 2011, appeared in solo and chamber concerts at Merkin Hall in NYC, Nexus Concert Hall in Tokyo, Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing. Aleksandr conducted masterclasses in many institutions in the U.S., including NEC, Mannes School of Music, Carnegie-Mellon University, Colburn School, University of Southern California. Mr. Haskin is a proud Burkart Artist.
Cecilia De Angelis, born in Rome in 1994, received her diploma with the highest grade cum laude at the Conservatory "A.Casella" in L’ Aquila. She has collaborated with the “Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese" (Italy), "Teatro Sociale di Como" (Italy), "Lijubljana International Orchestra" (Slovenia), "Philharmonie Salzburg" (Austria), "Orchestra Vivaldi" (Italy), "Orchestra di Roma" (Italy), "Immling Festival" (Germany) and the "Noord Nederlands Orkest" (Holland). In 2016 she performed as a soloist with the "Orchestra del Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana" (Switzerland) and in 2017 she collaborated with the "Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia" (Italy), under the direction of Maestro Tilson Thomas. She was a member of the "Hulencourt Soloists Chamber Orchestra" in Belgium, with whom she has played with renowned soloists such as Nelson Freire or Augustin Dumay in various European cities. In October 2019 she performed a solo recital in Kobe, Japan. Since 2019 Cecilia De Angelis is the first flute of the "Orchestra di Roma", with whom she has participated in two monthly tours in Japan. In 2020 she won a trial as first flute at the “Vratsa Symphony Orchestra”, in Bulgaria. After completing her master's degree at the "Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana" - Lugano with Prof. Andrea Oliva (First Flute of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia), she began her Master's studies with Prof. Paolo Taballione (First Flute Soloist of the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich) at the University Mozarteum Salzburg in 2017 and completed her second Master's degree in October 2020.
Katarzyna Talar was born on the 26th of October 1995 in Nowy Sacz, Poland. She is now studying a master degree at Karol Szymanowski's Academy of Music in Katowice. Katarzyna Talar started flute playing at the age of 11. Katarzyna participated in various masterclasses with Janos Balint, Juliette Hurel, Wiesław Suruło and Agata Igras. She is the finalist of IV International Competition for Wind Instruments FINALIS 2019, Poland. Katarzyna Talar is a very experianced orchestral and chamber musician. She plays in Academic Symphony Orchestra.
Winner of the International Project “Leonardo da Vinci” she played as a flutist in the Opera Theatre of Ruse in Bulgaria, taking part in 2014 to all theatre productions (Opera and Symphonic Productions). In Italy, she cooperates with Musical Association and Istitutions like Conservatorio of Santa Cecilia , "Flute Orchestra" directed by M°Franz Albanese, Orchestra Internazionale di Roma directed by M° Antonio Pantaneschi, Orchestra Giovanile di Roma," Moreschi Orchestra", "Licinio Refice Orchestra", "Tauron Silver Orchestra". As a chamber musician and soloist she played in "Festival Severino Gazzelloni" in Rocca Secca, "Un Organo per Roma Festival" in Santa Cecilia Auditorium, "Chamber Music Festival" in Naples, "Winther Choir Festival" in University of Sapienza, "Festival Federico Cesi" in Umbria, "Musical Fest" in Castelli Romani (Rome) and several music productions in association with Teatro Brancaccio, Teatro Italia and Tv Channel and Cinema.
Was born in Gran Canaria, Spain. Obtained a Bachelor Degree in Gran Canaria and then a Master Degree in Brussels (Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel) and a second Master Degree in Amsterdam (Conservatorium van Amsterdam) . Focused on orchestral playing, often plays as solo piccolo with several orchestras in The Netherlands and Spain. As soloist, has played Mémoriale from Boulez with the KCBSymfonieOrkest in the Euroclassical Music Festival and has also played compositions by J.S.Bach and F.Ferran. Has participated in the International Bach Music Festival since 2015 and in the China Tour with Joven Orquesta de Canarias in the 2019.
Andy Fukasawa is studying music performance at the University of Texas at Arlington. He graduated with his Bachelor’s in Music Performance from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He has been a member of NAfME, the National Flute Association, and the St. Louis Flute Society. Andy has been a finalist in the St. Louis Flute Society’s Young Artist Competition, the Kujala International Piccolo Competition, and the Maverick Flute Soloist Competition. His primary flute instructors include Dr. Julianna Moore, Dr. Jill Felber, Dr. Shelly Monier, and Dr. Terri Sánchez.
Sergio Gelsomino was born in 1986 in Caltanissetta (Italy). With only eleven years he was admitted at the Conservatory. His teachers were Silvio Vitale, Maurizio Simeoli, Peter-Lukas Graf and Barthold Kuijken. 2001 he won a special prize for instrumentalists at the World Education Festival of San Remo. Since 2013 he lives in Schwerte (Germany) where he was recognized from the Italian Consul as Italian excellence in Germany. Here he founded 2019 his own chamber orchestra Camerata del Cardellino, with which he plays baroque music as soloist with the baroque flute and modern wooden flute.
I was born on 02 of January in 1998. Education Sayat-Nova Musical school (2011-2016) Komitas state conservatory of Yerevan (2015-2019, bachelor) Komitas state conservatory of Yerevan (2019, master's degree) Experience Sayat - Nova Musical School (flute teacher) G. Budaghyan Art School (flute teacher) Gh. Saryan Art School (flute teacher)
DukHyun Sung was born in 1988 in Seoul, South Korea. He studied in SahmYook University in Seoul in Korea for his undergraduate. He got his Master degree from SUNY Purchase college in NY, and studied with Ayako Oshima Neidich. Since 2018, He is current DMA student in Michigan State University with Mingzhe Wang. He has won many of competitions, and performed as a winner of concerto competition with SahmYook Symphony Orchestra (2012) in Seoul in Korea and Purchase Symphony Orchestra in NY(conducted by Charles Neidich).
Jieun Lee (born 15 July 1993) is a Koreanish Clarinettist. She graduated Chung-Ang University with Bachelor and Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber in Germany with Master by Joachim Klemm. She played als Solist with Prime Philharmonic Orchestra, Chung-Nam Symphonie Orchestra, Ergebirgische Philharmonie Aue. Also she was awarded at Seoul National Wind Competition, the Music Education Competition, Han-eum Competition, Lee Woohyun Scholarship Competition, 5th. 6th. Chung-Nam Youth Instrument Competition. She had Clarinet Masterclass with Emma Johnson.
Raúl Reyes Fuentes (Clarinet) "I'm really surprised at your musical maturity and how technically straightforward it is for you." (Olli Koskelin, one of the most renowned composers in Finland, commenting on the interpretation of Raúl Reyes in one of his works). Raúl Reyes is currently in various musical projects: among them the creation of an album with the record company Orpheus Classical or collaboration with the composer Olli Koskelin of a new work dedicated to him. In the orchestral field, Reyes is a member of the young orchestra of the Symphony of Galicia (OJSG), member of the Galician Federation Band and member of the Bruckner Akademie Orchester (Munich). He collaborates with the 430 Vigo orchestra and the Gaos de Coruña orchestra and has played with the Galician Symphony Orchestra (OSG). He has been awarded at the "Pereginos Musicales" festival and has won the first prize at the Chamber competition of the CSM Vigo, as well as the first place in the Escuela de Altos Estudios de Music of the Philharmonic of Galicia (EAEM). She is currently studying the master's degree in solo interpretation at the Katarina Gurska scepter. from Madrid under the tutelage of Vicente Alberola (Mahler Chamber Orchestra)
Kamil Gałecki graduated from the Academy of Music in Cracow in clarinet class under the direction of prof. Andrzej Godek and dr Barbara Borowicz, where he is continuing his education at graduate studies. He received the awards in the 2nd National Competition of Wind Instruments in Sosnowiec and 3rd place in the 21st International Review of Chamber Ensembles in Jawor. He took an active part in many international conferences such as: Gran Canaria International Clarinet Festival and the 2nd International Clarinet Conference in Cracow. During them he took part in masterclasses with such clarinetists as: Alessandro Carbonare, Ricardo Morales and many others.
Brendan Fairleigh is a second-year master’s student from Olathe, Kansas, who has previously attended the University of Kansas and Southern Methodist University. Brendan was a finalist in the Naftzger Competition and has participated in the Round Top Festival Institute and Buffet Crampon Summer Clarinet Academy. An avid chamber musician, he is a founding member of the Indigo Wind Trio.
Xibei Jia was born in 1995. She is currently studying at the University of Minnesota Twin City for D.M.A degree in clarinet performance. She is studying under the supervision of Sang Yoon Kim. Xibei Jia began her clarinet study at the age of 11. She won the third prize of Group C in the 1st International Mozart Clarinet Competition in 2012. She graduated from Central Conservatory of Music in 2018. In the same year, she got admitted to the New England Conservatory of Music for her master’s degree, where she studied with Professor Richard Stoltzman. She played the principal clarinet in NEC Philharmonia Orchestra. She has attended many Music Festivals in China and America.
Jing Zhou , female, born in 1993, majored in clarinet. She graduated from Longy school of music of Bard college, Boston, USA. She studied with Liu Jia(master tutor from Shanxi University).Yin Bo(the principal of Beijing National Symphony Orchestra). Jonathan Cohler(American classical clarinetist, conductor, music educator and record producer)
Konrad Szumański was born in 1997 and started playnig the clarinet at the age of 9. As a child, he was already winning awards at national competitions in Poland. He received his initial musical education at the Primary School of Muisc in Bochnia in the class of Professor Stanisław Rybka and at the Secondary School of Music in Kraków in the class of Professor Piotr Lato. After receiving her maturity certificate at the age of 20 he commenced studies at the Academy of Music in Kraków also in the class of Professor Piotr Lato. He continues his studies in the master class of the same Professor. He has been awarded at many competitions, such as First Prize in the Nationwide Contest „Jupiter“ in 2017, First Prize in the Minimal Music Contest in Kraków in 2017, First Prize in the International Chamber Music Contest „Talents of Kazimierz“ in Kraków in 2017 and Third Prize in the International Chamber Music Contest in Jawor in 2018. He also received distinctions at the International Music Interpretation Festival in Krasiczyn in 2018 and 2019. Konrad Szumański made his concert debut at the very beginning of his studies during two tournees with the Beethoven Academy Orchestra in Szczecin and Kraków and one concert with Cracow Youth Chamber Orchestra in 2018 in Kraków. He was awarded with scholarships from the Rector of Academy of Music in Kraków in 2018, 2019 and 2020. The clarinetist develops his skills at numerous solo master classes with professors such as Philipe Cuper, Evan Lynch, Jean-Francois Bescond and Igor Frantisak. Konrad Szumański has begun to gain recognition by playing alongside famous Polish pianist Bartosz Koziak. He continued his pursuits on the musical path by playing in ClaroNegro Clarinet Quartet. He took part in recording several albums, including one premiere. He has performed recitals in countries such as Ukraine, Norway, Island, with repertoires that spanned from Mozart to Piazzola, under the baton of such conductors as Joanna Natalia Ślusarczyk and Eric Ochsner.
Elisabeth Krenn studies at mdw – University of music and performing arts Vienna with Christoph Zimper and Johann Hindler instrumental and educational study. During this time she played with orchestras like Tonkünstler Orchester Niederösterreich, Oper Graz and Mozarteumorchester Salzburg at Musikverein Wien, Konzerthaus Wien, Stefaniensaal Graz, Großes Festspielhaus Salzburg and other places and held a contract at Bühne Baden. Her chamber music repertoire includes from duo to nonett from all categories. With „The Clartists“ she works with Jeunesse Wien and the Konzerthaus Wien. She is finalist of the Franz Cibulka-Competion and holds the Anny Felbermayer scholarship.
Julia Jurkiewicz was born in 1998 in Toruń, Poland. She started her musical education at Zespół Szkół Muzycznych im. Karola Szymanowskiego w Toruniu in Marek Dwulat class in the age of 13. The biggest musical impulse at that time was being a part of the Lutoslawski Youth Orchestra, a project collaborating with the London Philharmonia Orchestra. In 2020, Julia completed a Bachelor of Music at the Academy of Music in Łódź in Agata Piotrowska-Bartoszek class. While studying she had an opportunity to perform chamber music, in the orchestra, and as a soloist. Achievements she is proud of are the World Premiere of Jidish Opera “Bas-Sheva”, several concerts with Helsinki Chamber Orchestra, and a diploma on the “Kaunas Sonorum” competition.
Zhiming Liu is a virtuosic saxophone player from China. His characteristic tonal qualities, deep sense of phrasing, and superb technical skill make him one of the most unique voices in today’s classical saxophone world. He collaborate with the China Youth Symphony Orchestra, Boston Conservatory Woodwind Ensemble, Boston Guerilla opera and CCM Saxophone Ensemble. He has also served as a co-author of national saxophone grading test, along with his mentor, Associate Professor Li Manlong. In 2018, He won The 15th Woodwind Instrument Solo Competition Third Prize, Boston Conservatory at Berklee Concerto Competition Honorable Mentions and 4th Manhattan International Music Competition Sliver Medal. He is currently pursuing a Doctoral ’s Degree at Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, studying under Dr James Bunte. Also, he completed his Master’s degree at at Boston Conservatory at Berklee, studying under Philipp Stäudlin.
Sevgi Varol started his musical life by singing in a choir. In 2007 she was accepted to Hacettepe University State Conservatory and she began to study bassoon with Gulnur Kurt. From 2010 to now, she played in several youth orchestras such as Dogus Youth Symphony Orchestra, Ankara Genclik Symphony Orchestra, Hacettepe Youth Symphony Orchestra, Bilkent Youth Symphony Orchestra, Turkish-German-French Youth Symphony Orchestra. In addition, she took part in some orchestras as a substitute such as Bilkent Symphony Orchestra, Hacettepe Academic Symphony Orchestra, Cyprus Presidential Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Academic Baskent, Antalya State Symphony Orchestra, Zürcher Symphoniker, Basel Festival Orchestra, St-Moritz Basel Opera Orchestra. In 2014 she was admitted to the Bilkent University Faculty of Music and Performing Arts with a high scholarship and she continued his bassoon studies with Ozan Evruk and she graduated with as the highest ranked graduate of 2018. In 2017, she was selected as a soloist and played Mozart Bassooon Concerto with Bilkent Youth Symphony Orchestra. She attended the masterclasses of Klaus Thunemann, Sergio Azzolini, Matthias Racz, Stefano Canuti and Guillauma Santana. Currently, she continues her Master's Degree in Zürcher Hochschule der Künste as the student of Matthias Racz.
Born in Hong Kong, Ching-nam Cheung began studying bassoon at the age of fourteen. After graduating from the Hong Kong Baptist University with an undergraduate degree, she studied at Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts with Mr. Joseph Chin. Then she studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” Leipzig with Professor Jörg Michael Thomé for a master degree. She frequently performs with professional orchestras including Neue Philharmonie Berlin and Collegium Musicum Werdau. In 2020, she has won a position at the Asian Youth Orchestra and the Orchestral Academy of Janácek Philharmonic Ostrava.
Yuri Fujisawa completed her Master's degree with Prof. Nikolaus Maler at the University of Music in Nuremberg. Previously she studied with Prof. Alexei Tkachuk and Prof. Masayuki Okamoto. She played as an intern with the Mitteldeutsche Kammerphilharmonie and the Bad Reichenhaller Philharmoniker. As a soloist, she has performed with the Mitteldeutsche Kammerphilharmonie as well as the orchestra of the Nuremberg University of Music. She was a member of the Asian Youth Orchestra, with which she went on concert tour in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan in 2019.
Ananda has been surrounded by music since she was in the womb because her mother was playing flute, full time in an opera, ballet and symphonic orchestra and her father was conducting. Ananda started playing flute six months ago. This summer, she participated in the NY Philharmonic 30 day practice challenge! To her surprise, they featured her as participant in their Instagram stories writing how much they loved her flute performance of Theme from “A Little Night Music” by Mozart. Ananda won 1st Place in the Charleston International Music Competition - 2020 Romantic Music Competition in November 2020.
Was born in 2010, Chile (Viña del Mar), began playing at five years old, laureate of many international competitions for young musicians. She studies at Moscow Music School (Russia) under supervision of prof. Elena Isaeva.
Ewa Blazik was born in 2010. She started to learn playing the flute when she was 6 years old. She is a student of the Primary Music School of Emil Młynarski in Warsaw in the flute class of Maria Peradzyńska -Filip Ph.D. She is a laureate of competitions in wind instrument category, i.e. - The 30th Young Musician International Competition ‘Città di Barletta’ Italy, - The Fanfares Of Lviv Quarantine 2020, Ukraine - The IV International Competition for wind Instruments, Poland She also performed at the Warmińsko-Mazurska Philharmonic and took part in the flute master class in Poland.
Evgenia Shubina was born in Moscow. Winner of international competitions. Evgenia attends concerts and master classes of outstanding musicians with great interest. Hardworking, musical, sensitive girl; loves to improvise and compose music. She wants to become a worthy flutist and delight others with her creativity!
Zofia Baran was born on October 28, 2011in Warszaw. She is a student of the Karol Szymanowski State Music School Complex in Warsaw. Flute is taught for the third year in the class of professor Maria Peradzyńska. She is a laureate of several national flute competitions.
I was born on September 20, 2009 in Jurmala, Latvia. I'm studies flute at the National Art Secondary School “Emila Darzina Music school” in Riga. My flute teacher is a prominent Latvian flutist Dita Krenberga. I have participated in several competitions. Some of them: Muse 2019 International Music Competition – first prize; VII Stockholm International Music Competition – first prize; 2019 “ Viena” Grand Prize Virtuoso – first prize; Golden Classical Music Awards, New York 2019 – first prize; Glory Int’l Strings, Winds & Percussion Competition 2020 – first prize; V Odin International Music Competition 2020 – first prize; Karlis Strals XXth International competition “Young Flutist” – first prize. I have performed at the winners concerts: Glaserner Saal, Musikverein, Viena; Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York e.t.c.
Ryan Wang is a 11-year old boy. He is a 6th grader at Ida Price Middle School, San Jose CA. He started playing flute at the age of 7 under the guidance of his mother Li-Ling Chen. He was the second place winner of INSTRUMENTAL SOLO ELEMENTARY in the United States Open Music Competition (USOMC) in 2018 and 2019. In 2020, he won second place of SHOWCASE INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE-SONATAS INTERMEDIATE in USOMC, and second place of INSTRUMENTAL SOLO JUNIOR GROUP A in USOMC. Ryan loves flute and he will continue on playing flute.
Lelde Pucite was born on December 14, 2007 in the city of Jurmala, Latvia. She has been studying flute since the age of six at Emil`s Darzins Music School, in Riga, Latvia. Since September 2018 Lelde`s teacher is Dita Krenberga. Lelde Pucīte is the winner of 19 competitions in Latvia and abroad. Lelde has participated in competitions and festivals in Lithuania, Russia, Belarus, Serbia and Italy. In addition to the modern flute, Lelde learns the baroque traverse flute.
Madara born in 2009. From 01.09.2016. – till today she attends “Emils Darzins Music School” wind instrument oboe specialty . From 09.2019 take participating girls’ chamber choir ”Tonika”. Madara is communicative, success-oriented and energetic. She likes horse riding, swimming and drawing. Madara is several international competitions laureate, such as XX International Competition for Woodwind Instruments Jurmala 2019 , The IV International competition of young performersvof wind musical instruments „Naujene WIND 2020”, MusiComicaMente Perusia Harmonica Classic Music OnLine Competition.
Born in Porto, Portugal (2007), she started learning saxophone at the age of 8. Today she study at Costa Cabral Music Academy in Porto, in the class of Jorge Sousa. Masterclasses with: Henk van Twillert,, Vicent David, Kenneth Tse, Nicolas Prost, Mario Marzi, Henrique Portovedo, Rob Buckland, Michel Supéra, Fernando Ramos, etc... Competitons, in her category, she won: “Internacional Winds Competition of Alto Minho” Portugal; “Parisian Saxophone Competition” France; “International Competition Adolphe Sax L’Hay les Roses” France; “New Talent British International Music Competition” UK; “Odin International Music Competition” Estonia; “International Grand Music Competition” Russia; and “Texas International Music Competition” USA.
Davit Hakobyan is a 11 year-old musician, who plays the saxophone with great joy. His love for music started from early childhood. His Mom, being a musician herself, helps him navigate through this journey. Being the youngest in the class, he is working even harder to keep the bar. Davit likes to switch genres. One day you might catch him playing jazz, another day R&B and maybe even Armenian songs. Well, now that you are somewhat familiar with his journey I hope you will follow his path to success.
Kendall Fisher is currently a junior at Bentonville High School. She has been playing flute for six years. Kendall has been in Bentonville's highest ensemble and been featured in their marching shows for two consecutive years. She is an established competitive player, having made all-region band for five years, as well as been in the top Arkansas All State band.
Morgan Murphy is a 10th grade student at Bentonville High School in Bentonville, Arkansas, where she is a member of the Bentonville Pride Marching Band and Wind Ensemble. She has been playing flute for 4 years. Morgan is grateful for Mr. Greg Guiffria, Mrs. Sharon Burrall, Mr. Dylan Gililland, Mr. Philip Shewmaker, Mr. Tim Hendrix, and Mrs. Stephanie Richardson for their efforts in pushing her to improve as a musician.
I am Jenna Kate Bohnert. I have been playing the flute since sixth grade and participate in the marching band and symphonic band at my high school. I have made All Region band four years in a row and I also played in piano competitions when I was younger. I’ve always been drawn to music and I enjoy everything about it.
Veronica Li is currently an eleventh grader at Princeton Day School in New Jersey. She is also a third-year student at Juilliard Pre-College studying under Alan Kay with a clarinet concentration. She attended the High School Orchestra Program in 2019 at Interlochen Arts Camp and the Young Artists Summer Program in 2020 at Curtis Summerfest. Her other musical experiences include playing in the New Jersey Youth Symphony’s Philharmonia Orchestra (2016-2017) and in the middle school region band in Central Jersey as second chair with the CJMEA Intermediate Wind Ensemble in 2017. Veronica has consistently won first place numerous international competitions.
Ryan (Yan Ching) Lai was born in 2006. He began his clarinet studies in Vancouver Academy of Music following the clarinet teacher Christopher Lee in British Columbia, Canada when he was 10 years old and has dedicated his life to music since then. Winner of Classical and Romantic class for 12 years under in Vancouver Kiwanis Music Festival 2018, 2019, Richmond Music Festival 2019. First Place of “International Crescendo Competition”2020. Performed at Chilliwack Provincial Festival. January 2020, performed at Carnegie Hall in New York. November 2020, rewarded Golden Standing in 20th and 21th Century Composer of “KPU International Music Festival”.
Caroline Kao is 15 years old and attends tenth grade at The Urban School in San Francisco, CA. She has been playing oboe for five years and also plays bassoon, piano, and guitar. She studies oboe with James Moore at the Pre-College Program at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. In 2020, she won first place at the NY International Music Competition, second place at the Silicon Valley Competition, and second place at the KAMSA Music Competition, and attended the Young Artist Summer Program at Curtis. She was selected as first chair in the California All-State Honors Band in 2019.
Emanuel Sint ( 2004) was born in Madrid and grew up in Ireland. He started taking piano lessons with Elisaveta Blumina at the age of four and began taking bassoon lessons with Prof. Mathias Baier in Berlin at the age of nine. In the 2013-2014 season Emanuel was a member of the children's choir of the Berlin State Opera and performed with the children's choir of RTE (Irish Broadcasting) in Dublin. Due to his extraordinary musical talent, he was accepted into the Berlin music high school "Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach" in 2018 and also became a junior student at the Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" Berlin in the bassoon class of Prof. Rainer Luft. Emanuel won first prizes at the national competition "Jugend musiziert", and at the international competitions in Dublin, Paris and Stockholm. Since 2020, his artistic training has been supported by a scholarship from the International Music Academy Berlin and the association "Musikförderung Berliner Entdeckungen". Most recently, he won the Gran Prix in the international Competition for Wind and Percussion Instruments Performers “Northern Rhapsody” in Russia
Ashley Ko is a junior at Saratoga High School California. She has participated in the California Youth Symphony since 2016 and competes as a solo flautist to this day. She has been chosen to attend Northern California Flute Camp for two consecutive years, where she performed in masterclasses with professors of USC and Stanford University. Ashley is currently playing in the California Youth Symphony Wind Symphony as Principal Chair. She was a finalist for the United States International Music Competition in 2017, a winner of the United States Open Music Competition in 2020, winner of the American Fine Arts for the 2019-2020 season, and won first place in the 2020 American Protégé Music Competition. Ashley is currently studying flute with Liling Chen. .
Maciej Kasperek was born in 2003 in Warsaw. When he was 7 he started his musical education. Ever since he was very young he took part in numerus competitions playing on the flute solo and in chamber groups. Only in 2020 - 2 nd prize Switzerland – Iscart International Music Competition - 1 st prize in Serbia - International Competition – Constantine the Great - 1 st prize in 5 th Swiętokrzyski Festival For Blowing Instruments - 2 nd prize in 8 th Marian Katarzyński Flute Competition . In 2019 he took part in several competitions. He also played in Concertgebouworkest Young.
In 2017 and 2018 I was a finalist in the BBVA national competition of music. In April 2018 I won the prize ACCat for the best interpretation of a catalan piece. In the same month, I won the mention of honour in the Chamber music competition Higini Anglès. In 2018, I was a member of the Youth Orchestra of Vallès, Youth Orchestra of Diputació of Tarragona and Youth Symphonic Band of Diputació of Tarragona. In 2019 I entered the Young National Orchestra of Catalonia. In 2020 I won the Ferrer-Salat scolarship and the extraordinary prize of the Conservatori of Reus.
Hongbo Zhao, a 2020 undergraduate student of the School of Art, born in December 2002, began to learn clarinet at the age of 8 under the tutelage of Ma Ming, the former chief clarinet of the Hebei Symphony Orchestra. ) Professional, under the tutelage of Dr. Dong Lechen. In June 2019, he participated in the Hebei Province Clarinet International Art Week and won the first prize for outstanding performance. At the same time, he participated in the Jeffrey Olin master class and received unanimous praise. In July 2019, he participated in the Lanzhou International Clarinet Art Week and participated at the same time. He attended the Corrado Giuffredi master class and received unanimous praise. In November 2019, He participated in the Ivan Bridgekov master class and received unanimous praise. Won the intermediate category, clarinet second place of the 2020 Rocky Mountain Woodwind and brass Competition.
Higher Diploma of the Economic Technical Institute "B. Tallini ”of Castelforte. - Attending the third year of the triennium at the Ottorino Respighi Conservatory of Latina in the clarinet class of M ^ Francesco Belli. - Clarinet Masterclass at the Ottorino Respighi Conservatory on 28/05/2019 with M ^ Paolo Beltramini (First Clarinet of the Orchestra of Italian Switzerland) - Clarinet course with M ^ Giovanni Punzi (Principal Clarinet of the Copenhagen Philharmonic) at the Majella Sound Festival. - Third prize of the VII Music Competition "Crescendo Prize 2016" at the Teatro 13 in Florence on 05/06/2016. - Third prize of the IX Music Competition "Crescendo Award 2018" at the 13 Theater on 07/06/2018. - Participation in the concert "VISIONI FUTURE" with the Orchestra di Fiati Città di Ferentino with the presence of the Pianist Monaldo Bracconi on 19/11/2017. - Participation in the Festival "Fiati in Concerto" with the Wind Orchestra of the city of Ferentino on 02/07/2019 at Ceccano. - Participation in the Ferrandina 2019 Winds Festival with the Wind Orchestra of the city of Ferentino on 07/26/2019 - Participation in the Social World Film Festival with the Città di Ferentino wind orchestra on 27/07/2019 at Vico Equense - Participation in the Spring Concert with the Latin Philarmonia Orchestra with the performance of the Concertino in Bb for clarinet and orchestra under the direction of M ^ Francesco Belli on 08/05/2016 - Participation in the "La bacchetta D'oro" music competition with the G. Rossini di Larina wind orchestra with 1st Prize at Frosinone on 05/05/2019 - Third Eligible Result at the 2020-2021 auditions of the Rome Youth Orchestra on 10-10-2020 Third Eligible Result at the 2020-2021 auditions of the SAMNIUM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA on 06-12-20
Siyeon Esther Kim has started playing clarinet in 4th grade, in a small church organization that taught students. Throughout her years of playing clarinet, she enjoyed her times of learning to express and play for other people. It started off with that, and later with competitions, orchestras, and chamber groups. She have achieved in SYMF 1st place awards 3 times in 2016, 2017, and 2018. She also had the opportunity to join in orchestras in IUSD honor orchestras in 2015 as first chair, 2016, and 2018 also as first chair. Another opportunity she had got to play in was the PSYWE orchestra. Siyeon had also joined in a chamber group called JCM, and had gotten honors, which she and the chamber group got to play their songs in the opportunities given in concert halls, along with other chamber groups.
Started clarinet studies in 2012 at the “Alejandro García Caturla” elementary music school. In 2017 she entered “Amadeo Roldán” Conservatory, where currently studies her final year and integrates the Youth Symphonic Orchestra as principal clarinet. Rachel has participated in the First Encounter of New Clarinetists, the First National Clarinet Contest held in Havana (sponsored by Vandoren and Buffet Crampon), and the 4th , 5th and 6th editions of the international project “Fiesta de los Clarinetes”. She has received master classes from Jon Manasse (United States), Phillip O. Paglialonga (United States), Florent Heau (France), Florian Shüle (Germany), and Mauricio Murcia (Colombia)
Born in 2002 in Portugal, Manuel Teles is the winner of several competitions and prizes, from soloist to chamber music, as the Portuguese Young Musicians Award 2019, provided by the Portuguese radio Antena 2, INATEL Foundation Soloist Award, Cultivarte Competition, Vitor Santos International Saxophone Competition, and Silver Medal awarded by Palmela county.
Usually performs as a soloist and has a special relationship with some composers to write and premier some new works for the new Saxophone repertoire. Often plays with some orchestras, ensembles and groups from Classical to Modern Music, like Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa, Ensemble MPMP, ESM, with some presentations in concert halls as Casa da Música, Altice Arena, Coliseu do Porto, Grande Auditório da Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Aula Magna de Lisboa, among others.
Attended in masterclasses and workshops with Jean-Marie Londeix, Claude Delangle, Timothy McAllister, Vincent David, between many others. Worked directly with composers and conductors as Jacob TV, Jorge Salgueiro, Pedro Amaral, Daniel Bernardes, Lino Guerreiro and António Victorino d'Almeida.
After finished his high school studies with João Pedro Silva in Lisbon, Manuel is now studying in the Saxophone class of Mario Marzi at Conservatorio di Musica Giuseppe Verdi di Milano, in Italy.
I was born in 1998. Since 2020 I have a bachelor's degree in flute. Currently, I am studying for a master's degree at the Academy of Art in Szczecin. In August 2020, I took part in the international project of the Szczecin Philharmonic, International Lutoslawski Youth orchestra, where I played the 2nd flute part.
Martina Arampi si è diplomata brillantemente nel 2020 presso il conservatorio Franco Vittadini di Pavia. Ha intrapreso gli studi di flauto traverso sin da giovane, sotto la guida di M. Barbara Tartari, mostrando sin da subito propensione, meticolosità e doti spiccate nello strumento.Ad esso ha affiancato lo studio del pianoforte con i maestri Roberto Plano e Sabrina Dente. Ha frequentato i corsi pre-accademici presso il Conservatorio G. Puccini di Gallarate, con M. Dessislava Peteva e M. Fulvio Fiorio. Contemporaneamente ha conseguito la maturità linguistica con punteggio 100/100.Attualmente è iscritta al biennio ad indirizzo interpretativo presso il Conservatorio F. Vittadini di Pavia sotto la guida del M. Paola Fre. Ha seguito numerose masterclass in qualità di allieva effettiva con M. Valentini, M. Dessislava Peteva, M. Stefano Maffizzoni, M. Fulvio Fiorio, M. Francesco Loi e un corso di respirazione e consapevolezza corporea con M. Ermes Giussani. Ha partecipato a concorsi nazionali e internazionali, Concorso “ Insieme per cantare e danzare” di Verbania, “ Concorso Nazionale città di Piove di Sacco”, “ Concorso musicale nazionale civica scuola di musica di Milano” e alla prima edizione de “ Concorso Internazionale Sergio Zampetti di Saronno”. Nel 2017 è stata proclamata miglior solista al concorso Nazionale “ Civica Scuola di Musica” di Milano.Nel 2018 ha vinto il primo premio assoluto al concorso “ V. Centurione” di Genova, in duo con il flautista Gabriele La Venia, per il concorso di musica da camera. Ha partecipato a “ Maratona in rete”, “ Entriamo nella casa della musica” e “ Il giardino di suoni”, manifestazioni indette dal conservatorio Vivaldi di Alessandria. Collabora con L’ensemble di musica contemporanea del conservatorio di Alessandria e l’orchestra del Vivaldi, diretta da M. Marcello Rota e il “Trio instabile” ( Violino, flauto e pianoforte). È membro del corpo Musicale La Casoratese di Casorate Sempione, con cui ha partecipato a numerosi concorsi ( Bannio Anzino, Vimercate e Riva del Garda). Ha ricoperto il ruolo di primo flauto presso l’Orchestra Mozart di Novara. Attualmente è risultata l’unica varesina finalista della borsa di studio indetta dalla Samnium University of Music di Vienna. Accanto all’attività concertistica, affianca l’attività didattica presso la scuola allievi del Corpo musicale La Casoratese, Accademia Sant’Agostino di Biandronno e Ispra Blues Band.
Hourun Qu, a 2018 undergraduate student at the School of Arts of Shandong University, was under the tutelage of Dr. Dong Lechen, a young teacher of the school. Won the 2018 second-class academic scholarship, academic characteristic scholarship, and the third prize in the professional adult category of the first national clarinet concerto competition, College and Professional Category, Clarinet，second place winner of the Rocky Mountain Woodwind and Brass Competition，2018 Shandong Youth Actors Talent Show Competition, first prize of clarinet youth group A solo and ensemble，2020 Qilu Instrumental Competition Youth Western Wind Group First Prize and many other awards.
Michelle Hromin is an award-winning Croatian-American clarinetist based in New York City. She recently collaborated with the Metropolitan Opera and countertenor Anthony Roth Constanzo to give a preview performance of Philip Glass’s opera Ahknaten at the Brooklyn Museum. Michelle has collaborated with artists such as Julia Bullock and DeMarre McGill. She was named the winner of the 2019 Sidney Forrest Clarinet Competition and was featured as a guest artist with the Long Island Youth Orchestra and the Taconic Opera. Michelle has performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, and with the 1:2:1 Winds Festival, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Music Institute, and with the International Chamber Orchestra of America. She has served as principal clarinet of the New York Youth Symphony and Mannes Orchestra.
Massimo Restifo Pecorella (Venice 2000) obtained in 2019 the Bachelor Degree in Clarinet with 110 at the Conservatory of Venice and he attends the Master Degree in Clarinet at the Milan Conservatory. He enriched his education with masterclasses held by internationally renowned clarinetists such as M° Fabrizio Meloni. Winner of numerous prizes in international competitions, he ranked: 1st absolute in 2013 in Trento and in 2016 in Treviso, in 2020 1st at the CIMP Rossini International Competition of Pesaro, 1st at the ISCART in Lugano, the 3rd prize at the Crescendo International Competition that will let him play in Saint Petersburg. He has played as a soloist and orchestral in prestigious palaces in Venice. In 2019 he collaborated with the Bacau Philharmonic Orchestra (RO) and later at the Gran Teatro La Fenice in Venice as the first clarinet.
Wojciech Buczek born on April 26, 2000 in Bielsko Biała, Poland. As a little boy, he did not show any interest in music. He played football, rode a bicycle like his peers. He started his adventure with music very late, at the age of 14. For three months of playing the clarinet, he entered the state music school in Bielsko Biała. In just three years he completed twelve years of music education. He graduated with a very good grade in the clarinet class of Łukasz Iskrzycki. At the age of 18, he got into Piotr Lato clarinet class at the Academy of Music in Krakow, where he continues to develop his instrument playing skills.
He is a Colombian musician, he studies in the National University of Colombia and belongs to the Young Philharmonic of Colombia, Jhoan Has had some national and international tours with the orchestra. He has also won the contest of young scholars at the national level of the International music festival of Cartagena. He has been under the baton of directors such as Andres Orozco-Estrada, Lawrence Renes, Tobias Wunderli. He has performed in prestigious concert halls such as Musikverein Goldener Saal (Vienna), Tonhalle (Zurich), Konzertaus Freiburg, Liederhalle (Stuttgart), Brucknerhaus (Linz), Alte Oper (Frankfurt), Cologne Philharmonie, Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo (Bogota) among others.
I was born on 23th of November, 1998 in Ternopil, Ukraine. I studied at Ternopil Coledge of Music named after Solomiya Krushelnytska at the class of Andrii Dolishnii. In 2018 I graduated the coledge and continued my study at the Academy of Music in Kraków with a dr Damian Lipień. During my study I participated in a numerous count of international EDUCATION Ternopil Secondary School with a special learnings of Physical Education Finished with a honor Ternopil Music School Studied in the class of a pedagogue Andrii Palytsya Ternopil Coledge of Music named after Solomiya Krushelnytska Finished with a honor and titles — Artist of orchestra, ensemble; Teacher of primary specialized art education institution (Orchestral winds and percussion instruments); Leader of amateur group (Orchestras, ensembles); Conductor; in the class of a pedagogue Andrii Dolishnii. Academy of Music in Kraków Currently studying on the third year of bachelor MASTERCLASSES Took part in the masterclasses of Sophie Dervaux (France), Valerii Popov (Russia), Volodymyr Apatskii (Ukraine), Carlo Colombo (France), Tomáš Františ (Czech Republic), Konstantin Yakovlev (Russia), David Tomas Realp (Germany)
Tan Yun Qu is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Music majoring in saxophone performance at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. During her time in NAFA, Yun Qu has been the finalist of the 2020 NAFA-Kris Foundation Fund Concerto Competition and has also been awarded for her academic and musical excellence with both the Tan Chay Bing Scholarship (2019) and OCBC Local Undergraduate Scholarship award (2020). She is also an avid performer of chamber music and is part of Singapore-based saxophone groups such as the Protégé Saxophone Ensemble and the New Meta Saxophone Quartet.
Danielle Ong is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Music (Honours) at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) in Singapore under the tutelage of Dr Leslie Wong Kah Ho. Her recent achievements include the San San Music Merit Award for her first year of Bachelor studies and overall winner for the Woodwind category in the NAFA Concerto Competition 2020. As an active musician and teacher who regularly participates in international/local performances, masterclasses and outreach projects, she believes in giving back to society through music and hopes to help establish a strong base of musicians in her community.
He started playing the accordion at the age of 6. He is currently a student at the Academy of Art in Szczecin. He is a multiple winner of national and international competitions.
Crystal Kim was born in South Korea and raised in Texas, where she began playing the flute at the age of 10. Since recognizing her love for music, she has continued to perform in both competitive and concert settings. She has previously been named winner or finalist of many competitions, including the Claire Johnson Flute Soloist Competition and the Austin Flute Club YAC, and has also performed as a guest soloist with several orchestras. Crystal received her Bachelor’s degree in Flute Performance from Vanderbilt University and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree with Lorna McGhee at Carnegie Mellon University.
Marcelina Błasiak was born in 1996 ( Poland). She is student of flute at Music Academy in Łódź (Poland). Currently student in class of Dejan Gavric at Johaness Gutenberg University in Mainz (Germany). She participated in music courses led by Carlos Bruneel, András Adorján, Janos Balint. She won few prizes with flute quartet and she recorded album “Flute Impressions” with flute orchestra in 2017, which received bronze medal from Global Music Awards. In 2019 Marcelina participated in project "Triangle Orchestra"where took place premiere of Henoch Kon's opera "Bas- sheve", which is the only one opera in Yiddish which survived.
Flautist Chaeyoung Lee was born in Seoul, Korea. She started to learning and majoring in flute at age 13 with Uikyung Park. She graduated from Sunhwa Arts High School. She has won the 2020 International Music Competition Bonn “Grand Prize Virtuoso” as a First Prize winner. She has also won the grand prize for the whole woodwind instruments and the first prize at the Seoul Art Competition. She has also won awards at the Haneum Music Competition and Seoul Music Competition. She is now pursuing a BMus degree at Royal College of Music studying with Sue Thomas and Katie Bedford. She has performed in masterclasses for Mathieu Dufour, Karl Heinz Schutz, Julien Beaudiment, Michel Moragues, Sandrine Tilly, Sandrine Francois, Claude Lefebvre, Jose-Daniel Castellon, Henrik Wiese, Jonathan Keeble, Hideaki Sakai and Brad Garner.
Double Flute master performance degrees, graduated with honor in Conservatorio Svizzera Italiana in Mario Anicillotti's class and Sichuan Conservatory of music in Ji Zhu's class. The organizer of Ciao international music festival. Flute major teacher in Sichuan Conservatory of music in China, second flute in conservatory professional orchestra. Participate the solo, chamber music and orchestra performance in Suoni Riflessi in Italy, Kusatsu music festival in Japan, Musicalta festival in France and many festival in China.
Yoana Dimova was born in the city of Plovdiv in 1994. In 2013 was accepted to the NAM “Prof. Pancho Vladigerov ”- Sofia, in the flute class of Prof. Lidia Oshavkova. She won awards in the competition "Music and the Earth" in Sofia: • 2017 - Awarded two First Prizes for chamber ensemble • 2019 - First prize for chamber ensemble In 2016 won third prize in the International Flute Competition, Varna. In 2018 he won the first prize of the Academic Competition "Prof. Nikola Stefanov" for wooden wind instruments – Sofia. She has participated in the master classes of Prof. Lydia Oshavkova, Philippe Bernold, Felix Renggli, Michel Lavignole , Sandrine François, Adah Jones, Evgenia Epshtein, Ana Domančić.
Born in Tbilisi, Georgia 24.03.1996. She started musical education at age 6 with playing classical piano at Z.Paliashvili Tbilisi Central music school. At age 14 she started to play on flute in class of Nugzar Kiknadze. at the same time Nino was journalist in children's TV studio. 2014 - She passed at V.Sarajishvili Tbilisi state conservatoire in class of Meri Zhvania. 2016-2017 - She god Erasmus + scholarship and went to study at Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo 9 class of Tom Ottar Andreassen ) Since 2010 she is active participant in different concerts, chamber ensembles, orchestras ,festivals and masterclasses. During this years she got various scholarships : Academic achievement scholarship, Conservatoire's nominal scholarship, IFSB scholarship for international summer seminars in Bruges, Belgium. City hall Scholarship, Erasmus +, Creative Georgia grant for short term education. Since 2019 Nino is part Pan-Caucasia youth symphonic orchestra at Tsinandali Festival. Present days she continues her master degree at Tbilisi State Conservatoire and searches new opportunities to develop her future career
Anna began her musical studies at the age of 7. She obtained the Diplom at the Wiener Musikakademie with Simon Ibanez last September and is currently studying at the Anton Brückner Privatuniversität in Linz, Austria, with Gernot Fresacher. Anna has performed with "Jove Orquestra Auditori Girona', "Fo-Guang Youth Orchestra", Ton der Jugend Symphony Orchestra Vienna, Richard Wagner Chamber Orchestra, Vienna Ibero-American Orchestra, Junge Philharmonie Orchester Niedersachsen, The new Symphony Vienna, Oper im Berg Festival Orchestra (Salzburg) and other orchestras. In recent years Anna has performed in halls such as Goldener Saal and Brahms Saal (Musikverein), Altes Rathaus, Odeon Theater, ORF-Kulturhaus, Rathaus, MuTh and Konzerthaus in Vienna; and participated in a tour in China too. She also participated in Strenes Festival in Spain, "Vienna Summer Music Festival" and Oper im Berg Festival in Salzburg. At the age of 11, Anna won "Honourable Mention" from "8ns Premis d'Interpretació i Composició" in Girona, Spain.
Jakub Chomiczewski was born on 2nd July 1997. In 2016-2017 he studied at University of the Arts Bern in Switzerland with prof. Ernesto Molinari. He graduated from the Music Academy in Bydgoszcz (2017-2020). Since 2020 he's been studying at The Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Białystok. He’s won the 1st Prize in Grand Music Competition 2020 in Moscow and the IV International online-competition arts "Music Modern". He cooperated with the Pomeranian Philharmonic, Podlaskie Opera and Philharmonic in Poland.
Dimitri Bokolishvili 18.10.1985 (Clarinet) firstname.lastname@example.org Principal Clarinet of Mannheimer Philharmoniker, Mannheim, Germany Teacher at the Tbilisi State Conservatory, Gerogia, Tbilisi 2014-2016 Principal Clarinet of the Contemporary Music ‘’Ensemble Novecento’’, Music Director - Carlo Rizzari, Ivan Fedelle. Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome, Italy Education 2002-2008 V. Sarajishvili State Conservatory, Master Degree. Tbilisi, Georgia 2012-2016 Postgraduate at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, with Alessandro Carbonare. Rome, Italy Competitions 1St Prize at the International Competition ‘’AGIMUS’’ Citta di Padova – Padova, Italy 2014 Finalist at the International Competition ‘’Le Prix International de Musique Promusicis’’ 2015 Paris,France International Festivals: 2013 Recital at the World Clarinet Festival - Assisi, Italy 2016- Recital At the International Clarinet Festival – Camerino, Italy 2018- Recital at the European Clarinet Festival – Ostend, Belgium 2019 Recitals on 13 SINTESE Festival of Contemporary Music, Guarda, Castelo Branco, Portugal. Member of The ’World Clarinet Alliance’’ (WKA) Member of the ‘’Accademia Italiana del Clarinetto’’
・Begin the piano at the age of 4 and the Clarinet at the age of 10 ・Finish Master at Tokyo College of Music and Perfectionnement at CRR of Versailles ・The first prize of the 45th competition "Sanyo" ・The first prize of the 27th and 29th competition "Chugoku-Youth" ・Guiseppe Garbarino special prize at Premio di Interpretazione Musicale Città di Chiavari ・Study with Shuji Ashida, Nori Yuki Kumazawa, Kenji Matsumoto, Philippe Cuper and Hugues Soualhat
Jonas Morkunas is studying at Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana in the class of professor Francois Benda. A laureate of numerous international competitions, he has performed solo with the Lithuanian State Wind Orchestra "Trimitas" and Vilnius University Chamber Orchestra. He has given recitals at Thomas Mann, Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis and Sobrio music festivals and played with the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra and the Baltic Sea Philharmonic as an orchestral musician. Granted the Nominal Jonas Aleksa Scholarship for artistic merits, he had masterclasses with clarinetists Pascal Moragues, Alessandro Carbonare and Yehuda Gilad.
Diana Pilate is 23 years old and she is currently studying at Vytautas Magnus University (Music Academy) for Master's degree in Performance. She is studying under the supervision of Professor Andrius Bernotaitis. She graduated from Daugavpils University with honors in the degree in Music teacher (wind instruments). She graduated from High Music School in the speciality of bassoon and other instruments. Before she also played the saxophone and oboe. She participated in different international music competions and she was laureate in Latvia, Lithuania, Serbia, Ukraine and Poland. She plays wind and symphony orchestras all over Europe. She plays various instruments and regularly performs on tours with music group and orchestras. Also she studied as an Erasmus student in Lithuania. She showed herself as a talented and hard-working performer, who pursues new knowledge and work experience and constantly enchances her skills thanks to different training, courses. Erasmus projects, internships and master classes.
Nola Preston is a clarinetist in the Dallas area. She is currently pursuing a master's degree in Clarinet Performance at Southern Methodist University, where she studies with principal clarinetist of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Gregory Raden. Nola also holds a bachelor's degree from Columbus State University, where she studied with Lisa Oberlander. Nola maintains an active performance schedule and private studio in the DFW area.
Clarinetist Samuel Marques regularly collaborates as a guest musician with Portugal’s Gulbenkian Orchestra, Remix Ensemble Casa da Música, Filarmonia das Beiras Orchestra and Portuguese Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as with Germany’s Mannheimer Philharmoniker. Mr. Marques is on the Clarinet faculty at Jobra Music Conservatory (Branca, Portugal), Colégio Moderno Music School (Lisbon, Portugal), Quinta do Picado Music Academy (Aveiro, Portugal) and Albergaria Club Music Academy (Albergaria-a-Velha, Portugal). Samuel is a Silverstein Works Next Generation artist and is currently the Guest Clarinetist – 2nd Soloist at Orquestra Clássica do Sul (South Classical Orchestra) in Portugal. www.samuel-marques.com
Heralded as “highly virtuosic” (The Saxophonist) and “a saxophonist in command of his instrument, with no shortage of hues in his playing” (Dr. Bob Fuson II), saxophonist Nicholas May is sought after as a highly expressive, intuitive performer that is quickly garnering attention for his compelling programs comprising transcriptions of works written originally for the violin that have been described as “Incredible, bringing to life some of the best music that has ever been written” (Maestro Hughes, Arapahoe Philharmonic). Since his solo debut at the age of sixteen with the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra, May’s career has taken him throughout the United States, Singapore, Germany, Sweden, and Denmark appearing recurrently as a guest artist and recitalist.
email@example.com Experience:Youth Orchestras:-Spain National Youth Orchestra, First Bassoon y Second Bassoon. Supervised by: David Tomás, Juan Pechuán, Jose Luis Estellés, Claudia Walker, Andre Cebrian, Darío Mariño-Netherlands National Youth Orchestra, ContraBassoon. Mahler 9th Symphony-Romania National Youth Orchestra, First Bassoon and Second Bassoon-Italian National Youth Orchestra, ContraBassoon Soloist-Mexico National Youth Orchestra, First Bassoon. Supervised by: Arturo Marquez-National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, First Bassoon-Costa Rica National Youth Orchestra, First Bassoon-Eurochestries Festival Orchestra, First Bassoon-Andalucía Youth Orchestra, ContraBassoon and Second Bassoon -Andalucía Baroque Orchestra, First Bassoon. Supervised by: Antonio LozanoProfessional Orchestras:-Baden Baden Philharmonic Orchestra, Second Bassoon and ContraBassoon-Málaga Philharmonic Orchestra, Second Bassoon, Third Bassoon and ContraBassoon-O.R.S.O. Orchestra Freiburg, Second Bassoon -City Lights Concerts of Luzern, Second Bassoon-Andalusian Lyric Theatre Orchestra, First Bassoon-AICEA Symphony Orchestra, Second Bassoon-Málaga Symphony Orchestra, Second Bassoon, Third Bassoon and ContraBassoon-Junge Kammerphilharmonie Freiburg, Third Bassoon -Penedès Chamber Orchestra, First BassoonStudies:Conservatoires:-Conservatoire Martín Tenllado in Málaga, 9/2002 until 6/2013. Teacher: Francisco Puyana-Conservatoire Victoria Eugenia in Granada,9/2013 until 12/2014. Teacher: Bartolome Mayor-Conservatory Superior of Music in Málaga, 12/2014 until 6/2017. Teacher: Antonio Lozano-Conservatory Superior of Music in Freiburg,9/2018. Teacher: Diego ChennaMasterclass:-Sergio Azzolini, Internacional Soloist-Gustavo Nuñez, Soloist of Royal Concergebow Orchestra-Sophie Dervaux, Soloist of Vienna Phiharmonic Orchestra-Marco Posthinghel,Soloist of Bavarian Radio Orchestra-Andrea Zucco,Soloist of Santa Cecilia Orchestra-Ole Kristian Dahl, Soloist of WDR Symphony Orchestra-Antonio Lozano, Soloist of Malaga Philharmonic OrchestraInteresting Projects:-Now is Finalist for Co-Principal Position in Malasia Philharmonic Orchestra-He has Played in Concert Halls as: Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, Philharmonie of París, Mexi-co National Auditorium, Spain National Auditorium, Musikverein of Viena, Romanian Ateneo, Grand Theatre of Wuxi, Grand Theatre of Shanghai, Mexico National Auditorium
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