Janine Jansen

Violin

Janine Jansen has appeared with many of the world’s most prestigious orchestras as soloist. She is also a devoted performer of chamber music. She established and curates the annual International Chamber Music Festival in Utrecht, and since 1998 she has been a member of Spectrum Concerts Berlin.

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Annette von Hehn

Violin

She is founding member of the ATOS Trio, which recently won first prize, the Grand Prize, the Musica Viva Prize, and the Audience Prize at the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition and received the American Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award.

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Julia-Maria Kretz

Violin

Her piano trio received first prize of the Premio Vittorio Gui in Florence, the Trio di Trieste in Trieste, and the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Competition in Berlin. She is member of Spectrum Concerts Berlin since 2004.

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Linus Roth

Violin

Since he won the Echo Klassik Award for his EMI debut album in 2006 Linus Roth has made a name for himself both as one of the most interesting violinists of his generation and as a champion of wrongly forgotten works and composers. His live performances and his recording of Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s complete works for Violin and Piano for Challenge Classics have brought him both critical and public acclaim. Roth’s commitment to Weinberg is further documented in his recording of Weinberg’s Violin Concerto with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin.

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Alexander Sitkovetsky

Violine

Alexander Sitkovetsky, born in Moscow into a family with an established musical tradition, made his concerto debut at the age of eight and the same year came to study at the Menuhin School.

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Elisabeth Glass

Violin

Nach dem 1. Bundespreis mit Auszeichnung von „Jugend Musiziert“, gab Elisabeth Glass ihr Debüt mit vierzehn Jahren beim Deutschen Sinfonie Orchester Berlin.

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Boris Brovtsyn

Violin

Boris Brovtsyn made his first public appearance on the stage of the Bolshoi Theatre at the age of six and since then has performed in the main concert halls in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, and other cities of Russia as well as in Cities of New Independent States of the Former Soviet Union.

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Marianne Thorsen

Violin

Marianne Thorsen has established herself as one of Norway's leading violinists, recently performing with ensembles including the Philharmonia Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Royal Danish Orchestra and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic. In her homeland, she plays regularly with the Oslo Philharmonic, Bergen Philharmonic, Trondheim Symphony, Stavanger Symphony and the Norwegian Broadcasting Orchestras.

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Benjamin Beilman

Violin

Violinist Benjamin Beilman’s “handsome technique, burnished sound and quiet confidence showed why he has come so far so fast” (The New York Times). He is the recipient of the prestigious 2014 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, a 2012 Avery Fisher Career Grant and a 2012 London Music Masters Award.

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Julian Rachlin

Violin and Viola

Lorin Maazel invitated him to debut at the Berlin Festival with the Orchestre National de France and to tour Europe and Japan. He then became the youngest soloist ever to play with the Vienna Philharmonic, making his debut with Riccardo Muti.

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Maxim Rysanov

Viola

Maxim Rysanov has a strong interest in new music. Several works have been dedicated to him, including concertos by Dobrinka Tabakova and Elena Langer.

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Hartmut Rohde

Viola

Violist Hartmut Rohde was appointed Professor of Viola at Berlin´s renowned University of Arts and is honorary member and visiting professor of viola and chamber music at the Royal Academy London. He is a founding member of the Kandinsky String Trio and the Mozart Piano Quartet. With these ensembles and as soloist he frequently tours Canada, South America, the USA, Australia, Europe and Korea. He has also performed with the Salzburger Festspiele, the Berliner Festspiele, the Pablo-Casals-Festival, the Ravinia Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein Festival and the Rheingau-Festival. He has been a member of Spectrum Concerts Berlin since 1995.

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Philip Dukes

Viola

“Great Britain’s most outstanding solo viola player.” - The Times

As a concerto soloist, Philip Dukes has appeared with the BBC Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, Hallé, The Philharmonia, The Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony, London Mozart Players, Northern Sinfonia, Orchestra of St John's Smith Square, BBC Scottish Symphony, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Ulster Orchestra and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

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Amihai Grosz

Viola

Praised as one of the young but already great quartets of our time Amihai Grosz has been a member of the renowned Jerusalem Quartet since its inception in 1995. They appear regularly on the most prestigious stages such as Theatre de Chatelet Paris, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Palais des Beaux Arts Brussels and Wigmore Hall London.

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Ronald Carbone

Viola

Ronald Carbone, violist, enjoys a diverse musical life encompassing chamber music, recording, orchestral and solo performances.  He is principal violist of the American Ballet Theatre Orchestra, an associate member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and a member of the Orchestra of St. Lukes.

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Frank Dodge

'Cello

He founded Spectrum Concerts Berlin in 1988, and in 2005 Spectrum Concerts Berlin–USA, Inc. in New York City. He was founding member of the Portsmouth Chamber Ensemble, winners in 1981 of the Artists International Competition in New York and frequent guests on series such as the Carnegie Recital Hall.

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Torleif Thedéen

'Cello

Torleif Thedéen gained international recognition in 1985 by winning three of the world’s most prestigious cello competitions. Since then, he has been giving concerts as soloist and as a chamber musician throughout the world.

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Jens Peter Maintz

'Cello

He won first prize at the Munich Competition in 1994. In 1995 he became principal cellist of the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin. He became professor of cello at the University of the Arts in Berlin in 2004.

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Boris Andrianov

'Cello

Boris Andrianov, Jahrgang 1976, bekam Unterricht am Moskauer Gnessin-Institut von Vera Birina und Natalie Schachovskaya, danach an der Musikhochschule‚ "Hanns Eisler" Berlin, in der Klasse von David Geringas.

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Stacey Watton

Double Bass

Stacey Watton is Principal Double Bass with the London Chamber Orchestra, and the London Mozart Players, among others. He is one of the few bassists in England to make regular concerto appearances.

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Roland Pöntinen

Piano

Roland Pöntinen is a virtuoso pianist whose busy concert and recording schedule would seem to preclude work as a composer and arranger, but he has managed to produce a substantial and worthwhile output in both those creative roles. As a pianist Pöntinen has developed a vast repertory of standards by J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann, Grieg, Rachmaninov, and Prokofiev, to name just some.

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Robert Levin

Piano

Pianist Robert Levin has been heard throughout the United States, Europe, Australia and in Asia. In addition to his performing activities, Robert Levin is a noted theorist and Mozart scholar, and is the author of a number of articles and essays on Mozart.

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Itamar Golan

Piano

Itamar Golan hat eine bemerkenswerte Karriere als Kammermusiker gemacht und ist mit prominenten Solisten und Ensembles in der ganzen Welt aufgetreten.

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Ya-Fei Chuang

Piano

Prizewinner in the Cologne Inter­na­tional Piano Competition at age 18, pianist Ya-Fei Chuang first performed on television in her native Taiwan at the age of eight and gave her first public recital at age nine. She won first prize at the nationally televised ‘Genius vs. Genius’ Competition at age ten and first prize at the National Competition (Taiwan) at age eleven.

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Jacob Katsnelson

Piano

Jacob Katsnelson wurde 1976 in Moskau geboren. Von 1981 bis 1993 besuchte er die dortige "Spezielle Musikschule" für hochbegabte Kinder des Gnessin-Institutes und wählte Tanzunterricht, dazu die Instrumente Flöte und Klavier. 1993 schloss er in den Fächern Flöte und Klavier mit Auszeichnung ab.

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Daniel Blumenthal

Piano

Blumenthal is a laureate of the Sydney, Leeds, Geneva, Busoni, and the Queen Elisabeth competitions. In 1995 he was on the jury of the Queen Elisabeth Competition for Piano. He is an honorary member and musical advisor of Icons of Europe, Brussels.

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Naomi Niskala

Piano

Her competition awards include first prize at the 1996 Kingsville International Isabel Scionti Solo Piano Competition and a top prize at the Stravinsky Awards International Competition in Illinois.

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Eldar Nebolsin

Piano

Described by the Gramophone Magazine as "Virtuoso of power and poetry", Eldar Nebolsin is regularly invited by the most renowned orchestras and festivals worldwide.

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Jascha Nemtsov

Piano

The pianist Jascha Nemtsov is equally accomplished as a soloist and an outstanding chamber musician. He was born in Magadan (Siberia) and grew up in Saint Petersburg where he graduated from a special music school and was awarded a gold medal. He then continued his musical education at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory where he graduated with a concert diploma, with distinction.

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Katja Apekisheva

Piano

Katja Apekisheva stammt aus einer Musikerfamilie in Moskau. Mit fünf Jahren begann sie mit dem Klavierspiel und schon ein Jahr später wurde sie Schülerin an der berühmten Gnessin-Musikschule, wo sie von Ada Traub und Anna Kantor unterrichtet wurde.

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Inon Barnatan

Piano

Pianist Inon Barnatan has rapidly gained international recognition for engaging and communicative performances that pair insightful interpretation with impeccable technique.  Described by London’s Evening Standard as “a true poet of the keyboard”, Mr. Barnatan performs a diverse range of repertoire, encompassing both classical and contemporary composers, with the variety of the pieces he performs reflected in his being equally valued as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician.

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Lars Wouters van den Oudenweijer

Clarinet

He is a first-prize winner of the Nationaal Concours of the Jong Muziektalent Nederland Foundation and the National Final of the “Prinses Christina Concours,” for which he was awarded the Gaudeamus and the Residentie Orkest prize. In 1999 he received the Philip Morris Finest Selection Prize.

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Bernhard Krug

Horn

Seit 1992 ist er Solohornist des Gewandhausorchesters zu Leipzig und seit 1999 Mitglied des Bayreuther Festspielorchesters. Bernhard Krug gehört zu den Gründungsmitgliedern des Gewandhausoktetts.

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