11-19 August 2022

The concept of Catharsis through art is a process that was originally coined by the Greek philosopher Aristotle who highlighted that we can surpass a state of emotional turmoil by watching it unfold on a stage. In that moment, music on the one hand mirrors our own inner emotional conflicts and on the other hand becomes the therapeutic energy that ultimately heals us – the power of art and music in particular to purify us from trauma.

Programme

Prologue

Molyvos Castle

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Chaconne for Solo Violin in D Minor, BWV 1004

Hyeyoon Parkviolin

Johann Sebastian Bach
Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut [My heart is bathed in blood], BWV 199
Cantata for Soprano, Oboe, String Quintet, Piano

Marlis Petersen, soprano
Ivan Podyomov, oboe
Noé Inui, violin
Alissa Margulis, violin
Timothy Ridout, viola
Alexander Buzlov, cello
Luis Cabrera, double bass
Kiveli Doerken, piano

INTERMISSION

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809-1847)
String Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20

Linus Roth, violin
Noé Inui, violin
Hyeyoon Park, violin
Timothy Ridout, viola
Lech Antonio Uszynski, viola
Benedict Kloeckner, cello
Alexander Buzlov, cello

17.08

Parodos

Conference Centre
Lunch concert 12:00

Francisco Tárrega (1852-1909)
Capricho Árabe for Solo Guitar

Petrit Ceku, guitar

Ástor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
Histoire Du Tango for Flute and Guitar

Daniela Koch, flute
Petrit Ceku, guitar

Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001)
Dhipli Zyia Duo for Violin and Cello

Linus Roth, violin
Benedict Kloeckner, cello

Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)
Guitar Quintet in D Major, No. 4, G 448 “Fandango”

Petrit Ceku, guitar
Alissa Margulis, violin
Noé Inui, violin
Timothy Ridout, viola
Alexander Buzlov, cello

17.08

Episode

Molyvos Castle 21:00

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Three Romances for Oboe and Piano, Op. 94

Ivan Podyomov, oboe
Kiveli Doerken, piano

Györgi Ligeti (1923-2006)
Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet

Daniela Koch, flute
Ivan Podyomov, oboe
Sebastian Manz, clarinet
Constantin Barcov, bassoon
Juliane Grepling, horn

Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
Two Elegiac Melodies for String Quintet, Op. 34

Hyeyoon Park, violin
Lech Antonio Uszynski, viola
Timothy Ridout, viola
Benedict Kloeckner, cello
Luis Cabrera, double bass

Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano, FP 43

Ivan Podyomov, oboe
Constantin Barcov, bassoon
Kiveli Doerken, piano

INTERMISSION

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Souvenir de Florence, for String Sextet in D Minor, Op. 70

Kirill Troussov, violin
Alissa Margulis, violin
Lech Antonio Uszynski, viola
Timothy Ridout, viola
Alexander Buzlov, cello
Benedict Kloeckner, cello

18.08

Young People's Concert

Molyvos Castle 19:00

Programme specifically designed to introduce young people to classical music

18.08

Stasimon

Molyvos Castle 21:00

Arvo Pärt (b. 1935)
Fratres, for Violoncello and Guitar

Alexander Buzlov, cello
Petrit Ceku, guitar

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1976)
String Quartet in C Minor, No. 8, Op. 110

Alissa Margulis, violin
Kirill Trussov, violin
Lech Antonio Uszynski, viola
Alexander Buzlov, cello

INTERMISSION

Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
Quatuor pour la Fin du Temps, for Clarinet, Violin, Violoncello and Piano

Sebastian Manz, clarinet
Benedict Kloeckner, cello
Kiveli Doerken, piano

19.08

Exodos

Molyvos Castle 21:00

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Syrinx, for Solo Flute

Daniela Koch, flute

André Jolivet (1905-1974)
Chant de Linos, for Flute and Piano

Daniela Koch, flute
Kiveli Doerken, piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Exsultate, Jubilate, for Soprano, Strings and Continuo, KV 165

Marlis Petersen, soprano
Kirill Troussov, violin
Hyeyoon Park, violin
Lech Antonio Uszynski, viola
Petrit Ceku, guitar

INTERMISSION

Franz Schubert (1791-1828)
Octet for Winds and Strings in F Major, D 803

Noé Inui. violin
Linus Roth, violin
Timothy Ridout, viola
Benedict Kloeckner, cello
Luis Cabrera, double bass
Sebastian Manz, clarinet
Constantin Barcov, bassoon
Juliane Grepling, horn

Constantin Barcov

Bassoon

Constantin Barcov

Constantin Barcov

Bassoon

BASSOON PLAYER. SOLOIST HAMBURG OPERA ORCHESTRA
Born in Romania, he is now currently Solo Bassoonist at the Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg (Hamburg Philharmoniker and Hamburg State Opera), a position which he formerly held at the Malmö Opera in Sweden. He is the first Romanian bassoonist to win a solo position in a major international orchestra. He has played as a guest principal with notable orchestras such as: NDR Sinfonieorchester (now NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester), The Philharmonia Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra London among others.
He started playing bassoon in Romania with Prof. Valentin Petrescu, and after having won the Woodruff award – full scholarship and stipend – he completed a Bachelor degree with honors at Columbus State University, US, with Dr. Ronald Wirt. Having obtained the DAAD scholarship he continued his studies at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover with Prof. Dag Jensen, where he graduated with the highest marks. As a student he attended festivals such as Pacific Music Festival, Schleswig – Holstein, Sarasota Music Festival (US), Domaine-Forget (Canada) and others. Constantin’s playing has been called “…exemplary ” by the notable German newspaper Die Welt.
He is a national and international prize winner, such as Fox -Gillet international competition in Oklahoma, US. As a soloist with orchestra, he has played in Sweden, Romania, Germany and USA.

Alexander Buzlov

Cello

Alexander Buzlov

Alexander Buzlov

Cello

Alexandre Bouzlov is one of the most vivid and talented cellists of the next generation, one who represents the Russian performing school with honour at the world’s leading music venues.
Alexandre Bouzlov was born in Moscow in 1983. In 2006 he graduated from the Moscow Conservatoire itself in the class of Natalia Gutman. At master-classes, he has received instruction from such renowned cellists as Mstislav Rostropovich, Daniil Shafran, Natalia Shakhovskaya, Boris Talalay, Eberhard Finke and Bernard Greenhouse.

Alexandre Bouzlov has won 1st prizes at Young Concert Artist competitions in Leipzig (2000) and New York (2001) and the Grand Prix in the categories “Cello” and “Chamber Ensemble” at the New Names All-Russian Open Competition (Moscow, 2000). In 2005 he took 2nd prize at one of the most prestigious music compositions in Europe – the ARD International Cello Competition in Munich (Germany), while in 2007 he was the undoubted favourite at the XIII International Tchaikovsky Competition at which he took the Silver Medal, the prize for the best performance of a work by Tchaikovsky and the special prize of the Mstislav Rostropovich and Galina Vishnevskaya Foundation. One year later the cellist took 2nd prize at the LXIII International Cello Competition in Geneva, the oldest cello competition in Europe. In 2010 he was awarded Grand Prix and Audience prize at the Emanuel Feuermann Cello Competition in Berlin. Alexandre Bouzlov has won 3rd prize at the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition (2015).

He has worked with conductors including Valery Gergiev, Yuri Bashmet,Vladimir Fedoseyev, Karel Maria Chichon, Paavo Järvi, Yakov Kreizberg, Stanislav Kochanovsky, Thomas Sanderling, Leonard Slatkin, Vladimir Spivakov, Yuri Temirkanov, Christoph Poppen. As a soloist he has performed with numerous American symphony orchestras, travelling to almost each and every American state while on tour. Alexandre Bouzlov’s debut at the renowned Carnegie Hall took place in 2005, while May the same year saw a gala at the Lincoln Center in New York with the Orchestra of St Luke’s under the baton of Leonard Slatkin.

Alexandre Bouzlov performs with such acclaimed musicians as Natalia Gutman, Yuri Bashmet, Vadim Repin, Leonidas Kavakos, Martha Argerich, Julian Rachlin, Dmitry Sitkovetskiy.

The cellist takes part in international festivals including Verbier Festival (Switzerland), Musical Kremlin, Moscow Autumn, December Evenings of Svyatoslav Richter (Moscow), the Stars of the White Nights, Arts Square and Musical Olympus (St Petersburg), festivals in Ludwigsburg, Mecklenburg Vorpommenn, Usedom (Germany) and festival in Menton (France), the Oleg Kagan Memorial Festivals in Moscow and Kreuth (Germany), international chamber music festivals in Colmar, Menton and Montpellier (France), Crescendo (Israel).
He has recorded for Russian TV and radio as well as radio stations in Germany, Switzerland, France, the USA and Austria. He currently teaches at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire where he has his own class and is an assistant to Professor Natalia Gutman; he runs master-classes in Russia, Europe and the USA.

Alexander Buzlov is one of the brightest and most talented cellists of the young generation of Russian musicians.
Buzlov’s latest achievement is the Grand Prix and Audience Prize at the Emanuel Feuermann Cello Competition in Berlin and debut at the Berliner Philharmoniker with Yuri Bashmet.
The musician has performed with major orchestras, including the Mariinsky Theater Orchestra, State Symphony Orchestra of Russia, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Munich Chamber Orchestra, among others, with Valery Gergiev, Yuri Bashmet, VladimirSpivakov, Leonard Slatkin, Thomas Sanderling y Yakov Kreizberg.

 

Luis Cabrera

Double Bass

Luis Cabrera

Luis Cabrera

Double Bass

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Born in Spain in 1985, Luis Cabrera started playing the double bass at the age of ten. After graduating from the Conservatorio Profesional Joaquin Turina, where he studied with Professor Rafael de Frias and later on with Karen Martirossian, he moved to London in 2002, to complete his undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama under Professor Rinat Ibragimov. Luis then completed a Master’s at Berlin’s Hanns Eisler School of Music under Professor Janne Saksala. Having received numerous awards and scholarships, he became Principal Double Bass of the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra in Amsterdam in 2006. Ηe has been invited to play as guest Principal Double Bass with the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, BBC Symphony, among others, where he played under distinguished conductors such as Sir Colin Davis, Valery Gergiev and Kurt Masur. Luis has collaborated with ensembles of different styles such as Arcangelo, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the London Sinfonietta, the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orquesta Nacional de España, and he is very active as a chamber music player. He has performed at venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Barbican Hall, Het Concertgebouw and Ateneo in Madrid. He joined the Guildhall School of Music & Drama’s teaching staff in 2012, and has been visiting as a teacher and a coach several colleges and youth orchestras. Luis has recorded with several chamber groups for labels including EMI Classics and Pentatone, and has collaborated with BBC Radio’s 3 prestigious New Generation Artists scheme.

Petrit Çeku

Guitar

Petrit Çeku

Petrit Çeku

Guitar

Petrit Çeku’s exquisite sensibility and expressiveness have attracted and engaged audiences worldwide. He has performed recitals throughout the world and was a soloist with symphonic orchestras such as Baltimore Symphony, Calgary Philharmonic, Czech Chamber Philharmonic, Daejeon Philharmonic, Pannon Philharmonic, Zagreb Philharmonic among others. He collaborates regularly with the Zagreb Soloists and is a founding member of guitar ensemble Trio Elogio. Hailed by Calgary Herald as “an effortless player, with a strong, projecting sound”, Çeku is the first prize winner of many international guitar competitions, including the most prestigious ones like Parkening (Malibu, USA), Schadt (Allentown, USA), Biasini (Bologna, Italy), and Pittaluga (Alessandria, Italy). Çeku graduated from the Zagreb Academy of Music in the class of Darko Petrinjak and continued studies in Baltimore, USA at the Peabody Conservatory in the class of Manuel Barrueco. Petrit Çeku teaches chamber music for guitar at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, Austria. Çeku’s recordings have been released by Naxos, BuntArt and Eudora Records. His album The Cello Suites was nominated for ICMA Αwards. The recording sessions for this album, which includes Bach’s complete cello suites, were the subject of award-winning documentary film Sarabande by Kaltrina Krasniqi. Petrit Çeku is a D’Addario artist and plays on a Ross Gutmeier guitar. 

Kiveli Dörken

Piano

Kiveli Dörken

Kiveli Dörken

Piano

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Kiveli Dörken’s temperament, passion and dedication to music is palpable in every one of her concerts. With her infectious enthusiasm and captivating presence, she values a close contact with her audience, often addressing the listeners first, before sitting down at the piano and pushing the boundaries of sound diversity and artistic expression. Kiveli began her musical path as a seven-year-old student of the renowned piano pedagogue professor Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, who taught her until his death, ten years later. She continued her musical education with professor Lars Vogt, with whom she studies at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover until today. She is a member of the TONAListen agency, and has received scholarships and support from various foundations, such as the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben, the renowned Spannungen Festival, the International Musikakademie in Liechtenstein and the Werner Richard-Dr. Carl Dörken Stiftung (no relation). At the age of eight, she gave her orchestral debut. She has since performed as a soloist with orchestras such as the Hamburger Camerata, the Camerata Bern and the Athens State Orchestra. In the last season Kiveli gave her debut with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen playing César Franck’s Variations symphoniques under the direction of conductor Alondra de la Parra. She has performed in most European countries, China and the USA, in some of the most famous halls, the Elbphilarmonie, the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, the Gewandhaus Leipzig, the Konzerthaus Berlin and the Alte Oper Frankfurt, to name just a few, and is a regular guest at many prestigious festivals, like the Kissinger Sommer, the Schwetzinger Festspiele, the Spannungen Festival in Heimbach and the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival. Highlights of her early career were performances for the Dalai Lama in 2007 and for the German chancellor Angela Merkel in Washington, D.C., in 2009. Kiveli dedicates a considerable amount of her time to playing chamber music. She performs regularly with artists such as Christian Tetzlaff, Sharon Kam, Maximilian Hornung and Tanja Tetzlaff. Together with her sister Danae Dörken, she has been playing as a piano duo since the age of five. In 2015 she founded the Molyvos International Music Festival (MIMF) on the Greek Island of Lesbos, of which she is also the artistic director. The MIMF does not only bring the tradition of classical music to Lesbos, but it has also become a symbol of hope for the entire region. Last season Kiveli released her debut CD with the label Ars Produktion featuring solo and chamber music works by Josef Suk.

Daniel Garlitsky

Violin

Daniel Garlitsky

Daniel Garlitsky

Violin

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Daniel Garlitsky is descendant of a lineage of famous Russian violinists and pedagogues. Born in Moscow, Garlitsky began his musical studies (violin and piano) at the “Specialized Gnessin School” at the ageof 6. Having settled in France in the early 90s, hecontinued his tuition at the Lyon Conservatory and graduated with highest distinctions.In 1999, he became a student of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (CNSMDP). He graduated cum laude and was awarded a special prize for outstanding performance given duringhis final recital.
As a soloist, he has shared the stage with such orchestras as the Hamburg Philharmonic, Orchestra of
the Age of Enlightenment, Vienna Chamber Orchestra and many others. He has performed under the baton of such conductors as Vladimir Jurowski, Mishiyoshi Inoue, Dmitry Sitkovetsky and Christoph Eberle. His chamber music partners have included Gidon Kremer, Maria Joao Pires, Oleg Maisenberg, Augustin Dumay, Antoine Tamestit, amongst others. He has often been invited to guest lead European top class orchestras such as « Residentie Orkest » (The Hague), Hamburger Symphoniker, Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Liege Philharmonic and Strasbourg Philharmonic.
His wide repertoire ranges from early baroque (Monteverdi, Marais, Lully, etc…), that he performs on period instruments, to 21st century compositions. During his career, he has performed and premiered works by French composers (Philippe Hersant, Thierry Escaich, Olivier Greif…) as well as internationally renowned composers such as John Adams, Philip Glass, Arvo Pärt, Giya Kancheli and Mark O’Connor, amongst others. He currently teaches the violin at the Paris Conservatory and is invited to give lectures and master classes in Europe and Asia. Daniel Garlitsky plays an 18th century Italian violin labeled “Joseph Guarnerius, filius Andreæ” and a French violin made for him in 2003 by Jacques Fustier.

Juliane Grepling

Horn

Juliane Grepling

Juliane Grepling

Horn

Juliane Grepling was born in 1988 near Leipzig, Germany. She studied with Professor Th. Hauschild in Leipzig and Professor Chr.-Fr. Dallmann at the University of Arts in Berlin. She won the German Competition for Children Jugend Musiziert several times, the Prize of the Emsbürener Musiktage 2008 and the Chamber Music Competition Alice-Samter-Wettbewerb 2010. She was supported by the Young Μusicians Foundation in Bayreuth and the German Academic Scholarship Foundation. Between 2010-2012, she played as Principal French Horn in the Komische Oper Berlin, and since 2013, she is a member of the Gewandhaus Orchestra in Leipzig. She has performed with Staatskapelle Berlin, Staatskapelle Dresden and the Kammerakademie Potsdam. Juliane has performed as a soloist in Leipzig, Berlin, Frankfurt, St. Petersburg etc. In 2014, she played with the Deutsches Sinfonieorchester Berlin in the live radio show ”Debüt im Deutschlandradio Kultur”. Since 2015, she additionally teaches at the University of Arts in Berlin.

Noé Inui

Violin

Noé Inui

Noé Inui

Violin

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Truly it can be said of violinist Noé Inui that he is a citizen of the world! Born in Brussels in 1985 to a Greek mother and a Japanese father, he has been living in Düsseldorf since 2006. As a graduate of the Conservatories of Brussels, Paris, Karlsruhe and Düsseldorf, Noé is still having lessons on a regular basis with mentors Ulf Hoelscher and Rosa Fain. Noé has won many prestigious prizes, among others at the Verbier Festival Academy with the Prix d’Honneur and Prix Julius Bär, the Special Prize for Young Talents at the 2005 Jean Sibelius International Violin Competition in Helsinki, and in 2011 the Gina Bachauer Prize in Greece. He is frequently invited to perform as a soloist with renowned orchestras and conductors in Europe, Japan, Brazil and the USA. As a chamber musician he has played with musicians such as Martha Argerich and Leonidas Kavakos, and often collaborates with Greek pianist Vassilis Varvaresos. With him and the German cellist Benedict Klöckner, Noé formed the acclaimed Trio Bell’Arte. His interest in modern music offers him fresh scope, combining strength, virtuosity and vigour with sensitivity. He has also recorded three cds with the Trio Carlo Van Neste, of which he was a member. Noé is playing a Tommaso Balestrieri (Mantua, 1764).

Benedict Klöckner

Cello

Benedict Klöckner

Benedict Klöckner

Cello

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Benedict Klöckner, born in 1989, is one of the outstanding artists of his generation. He has won numerous competitions and awards, most recently the OPUS Klassik 2021. He performs worldwide as a soloist with renowned orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra London, the NDR Radiophilharmonie, the Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie, the Kremerata Baltica, the Camerata Oslo and the Munich Chamber Orchestra and works with renowned conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Christoph Eschenbach, Michael Sanderling, Heinrich Schiff, and Sir Simon Rattle.  A keen chamber musician, Benedict is performing with artists such as Sir András Schiff, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Gidon Kremer, Antoine Tamestit, Emmanuel Ax, Fazil Say, Lisa Batiashvili, Yuri Bashmet, Benjamin Grosvenor, Lars Vogt and Christian Tetzlaff. In October 2021 Brilliant Classics released his recording of the Bach cello suites. Since 2014 Benedict is the artistic director and founder of the International Music Festival Koblenz. Benedict Klöckner studied with Martin Ostertag, and as a young soloist of the Kronberg Academy Master with Frans Helmerson and Gary Hoffman. He plays an Italian cello by Francesco Rugeri (Cremona, 1690), formerly played by Maurice Gendron, and a bow by Etienne Pajeot (Mirecourt, 1820).

Daniela Koch

Flute

Daniela Koch

Daniela Koch

Flute

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Born in 1989, the young Austrian was only sixteen when she began studying flute at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg under the tuition of Michael Martin Kofler, and soon made a name for herself in the music world, thanks in no small part, to her success in numerous competitions. Daniela Koch has performed at various festivals, such as the Rheingau Musik Festival, the Davos Festival and the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. She has been chosen by Vienna’s Konzerthaus and Musikverein as a Rising Star of the European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO). In this capacity, she has given recitals in such concert venues as Bozar Bruxelles, La Cité de la Musique Paris, Concertgebouw Amsterdam and the Vienna Konzerthaus. Further concert engagements have taken her to Canada, the USA and Japan. As a soloist, she has played with such illustrious orchestras as the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the European Union Chamber Orchestra and the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin. Daniela Koch has already released two cds, and a third one is being prepared.

Sebastian Manz

Clarinet

Sebastian Manz

Sebastian Manz

Clarinet

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Sebastian Manz, international soloist, chamber musician and solo clarinetist with the SWR Symphony Orchestra, had his big breakthrough with his sensational success at the ARD International Music Competition in Munich in September 2008. He wins not only first prize in the Clarinet category, which had not been awarded for forty years, but also the coveted Audience Prize and other special prizes. With his partner Martin Klett at the piano, he had also won the German Music Competition just a few months before. Since then, Manz was awarded thrice with the ECHO Klassik Award for his outstanding album releases. His discography includes numerous awards underscoring Manz’s intuition for details and overarching concepts. The album A Bernstein Story, released in 2019 (Berlin Classics) as a collaboration with Sebastian Studnitzky, presents arrangements as well as original compositions of both musicians and is placed in between classical and jazz music. Manz’s new album with clarinet concertos by Carl Nielsen and Magnus Lindberg was released in September 2020 on Berlin Classics. For this recording, Magnus Lindberg conducts his clarinet concerto himself. Being the grandson of the Russian violinist Boris Goldstein and the son of two pianists, born in Hanover in 1986, Manz’s musical roots are in his German-Russian family background. He begins singing in a boys’ choir at the age of six. He first learns the piano, which he plays very well, but soon concentrates on the clarinet. Among his most important teachers and supporters are the acclaimed clarinetists Sabine Meyer and Reiner Wehle.

Alissa Margulis

Violin

Alissa Margulis

Alissa Margulis

Violin

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Appreciated for her expressive and very emotional performances, Alissa Margulis regularly plays in important concert halls such as the Berlin Philharmony, the Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Tchaikovsky Hall Moscow, Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels, the Cologne Philharmony, the Vienna Musikverein, Sumida Triphony Hall Tokyo, the Sage Gateshead, the Tonhalle Zurich and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Hall.

Born in Germany into a family of Russian musicians, Alissa Margulis studied in Cologne with Zakhar Bron, in Brussels with Augustin Dumay and in Vienna with Pavel Vernikov. She won numerous prizes at international violin competitions and was awarded with the “Pro Europa” prize of the European Arts Foundation which was presented to her by Daniel Barenboim in Berlin.

She made her first public appearance at the age of seven with the Budapest Soloists and has performed since then with numerous orchestras such as the English Chamber Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National d’Ile de France, New Russia Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Orchestra della Svizzera italiana, Bilkent Orchestra Ankara, Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, Belgian National Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestras of Kiev, Skopje, Ljubljana, Minsk and Novosibirsk, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the Royal Northern Sinfonia, the Moscow Soloists, and the Kremerata Baltica, amongst many others.

Alissa Margulis worked together with famous conductors: Ivor Bolton, Jacques Mercier, Arnold Katz, Jacek Kaspszyk, Dmitry Liss, Jaap van Zweden, Enrique Mazzola, Daniel Raiskin, Fabrice Bollon, Stefan Vladar, François-Xavier Roth, Lars Vogt, Howard Griffiths, Stanislav Kochanovsky, Hubert Soudant, Yuri Bashmet, Gidon Kremer, Christian Arming, Augustin Dumay, Mikko Franck and Gerd Albrecht to name just a few of them.

Besides her solo career Alissa Margulis is an enthusiastic chamber music player and collaborates with artists such as Martha Argerich, Yuri Bashmet, David Geringas, Ivry Gitlis, Gidon Kremer, Bruno Giuranna, Mischa Maisky, Gabriela Montero, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Liana Issakadze, Alexandre Tharaud, Stephen Kovacevich, Alexander Lonquich, Polina Leschenko, Paul Badura-Skoda and Lars Vogt.

She further appeared at various Festivals: at the Enescu Festival Bucharest, Jerusalem Chamber Music Festival, the Menuhin Festival Gstaad, in Davos, Tours, Stravanger Festival, at the Mozartwoche Salzburg, “Spannungen”-Festival in Heimbach, “Progetto” Martha Argerich Festival in Lugano, Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Sotshi Winter Arts Festival and Verbier Festival.

Her discography includes more than a dozen CDs at labels such as EMI Classics, Oehms, Novalis, Avanti Classic and CAvi. Notably two of the six EMI Classics releases of the „Martha Argerich and Friends“ series received a GRAMMY nomination, several others won the Diapason d’or. She recorded repertoire by Mozart, Shostakovich, Enescu, Beethoven, Messiaen and others as well as the complete music for violin and piano by Franz Liszt. She recorded Piazzolla’s seasons and took part in an all Klezmer recording alongside musicians such as Myriam Fuks, Roby Lakatos, Evgeny Kissin, Polina Leschenko and Mischa Maisky. Alissa Margulis will be featured in another live recording of chamber music performed at the Progetto Martha Argerich, a 2016 release by Warner Classics.

Last season she played concerts in Germany, Austria, Belgium, Greece, Russia, Luxembourg, Lebanon, South Africa, Aruba, Malta, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the USA, Italy, France at venues such as the Philharmonie de Paris, the Tchaikovsky Hall Moscow and the Verbier Festival, among many others.

Hyeyoon Park

Violin

Hyeyoon Park

Hyeyoon Park

Violin

 Combining integrity with elegance and focus with panache, Hyeyoon Park is an artist of outstanding style and virtuosity. Since making her orchestral debut at the age of nine with the Seoul Philharmonic, she has achieved international acclaim with orchestras such as the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Mariinsky Orchestra St Petersburg, and NHK Symphony Orchestra. 

The youngest ever first prize winner of the ARD International Music Competition in Munich at the age of 17 in 2009, Hyeyoon was also a recipient of the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award in 2011 and went on to receive the London Music Masters Award in 2012. Passionate about education, this award has provided her with a regular platform to bring music and performance into London’s schools.

Hyeyoon regularly appears at major festivals and venues around the world, such as London’s Southbank Centre, Spannungen Festival Heimbach, Moritzburg Festival and Marlboro Festival. She has collaborated with Gidon Kremer, Andras Schiff, Christian Tetzlaff, Yuri Bashmet, Lars Vogt, Daniel Hope, Alban Gerhardt, Jan Vogler, and Benjamin Grosvenor, to name but a few.

Born in Seoul in 1992, Hyeyoon studied at the junior colleges of the Korean National University of Arts and University of Cincinnati with Professor Piotr Milewski. She also studied with Professor Antje Weithaas at the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” in Berlin and with Christian Tetzlaff as a Young Soloist at the Kronberg Academy. These studies were funded by the Nikolas Gruber Stipendium.

Hyeyoon Park plays a violin made by the German violinmaker Stefan-Peter Greiner.

Marlis Petersen

Soprano

Marlis Petersen

Marlis Petersen

Soprano

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The main focus of Marlis Petersenʼs repertoire is the field of lyric coloratura soprano, however she has also made a name for her self as an interpreter of contemporary music. After studying with Sylvia Geszty at the Conservatory in Stuttgart she began her career at the Nuremberg
State Theatre and later was engaged at the German Opera of the Rhine. A central role in her repertoire is Bergʼs heroine Lulu, a piece she has performed in ten productions in renowned opera houses all over the world. She has appeared at Covent Garden London, at the Opera Bastille in Paris, at the MET New York, at the Chicago Lyric Opera and the Bavarian State Opera and at all the opera houses in Berlin, at the Salzburg Festival, Bregenz Festival, as well as in Aix-en- Provence.

Among the most important world premieres in which Marlis Petersen has participated are Hans Werner Henzeʼs “Phaedra” in Berlin, Manfred Trojahnʼs “La Grande Magia” at the Semper Opera in Dresden and with enormous success the title role of Aribert Reimannʼs “Medea” at
the Vienna State Opera. For this role she was given for the second time the title of singer of the year 2010 by the acclaimed opera magazine “Opernwelt”.
A third time the title was given to her for the new production of Lulu at the Bavarian State Opera in the year 2015, directed by Dimitri Tcherniakov, conducted by Kirill Petrenko.

She had a big success singing her first “Traviata” in Peter Konwitschnyʼs production in Graz (2011) and recently impressed critics and audience performing all 4 roles ( Stella, Olympia, Antonia and Giulietta) in Les Contes D’ Hoffmann (Theather an der Wien).
The soprano works regularly with baroque orchestras like Akamus Berlin, Bach- Collegium Stuttgart, Amsterdam and Freiburg Baroque. She has collaborated with some of the most important classical orchestras worldwide like the Vienna Philharmonic, the Royal Concertgebouw, the Boston Symphony, the Santa Cecilia -Rome, the Staatskapelle Dresden and the Mahler Chamber.

Ivan Podyomov

Oboe

Ivan Podyomov

Ivan Podyomov

Oboe

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In January 2014 Ivan Podyomov has been appointed as principal Oboist of the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra with principal Conductor Jonathan Nott.

Ivan was born in 1986 in Arkhangelsk, Russia. He commenced his musical education at the Gnessin School of Music in Moscow with Ivan Pushetchnikov. Since 2006 until 2011 Ivan has been studying with Maurice Bourgue at the Geneva Conservatory.

During his studies in Geneva, Ivan Podyomov has won a number of important oboe competitions: ARD International Competition in Munich in 2011, Geneva Competition and Markneukirchen Competition in 2010, the “Sony” Oboe Competition in Karuizawa Japan in 2009, the Prague Spring International Competition in 2008 where he has also won the Bohuslav Martinu Foundation Prize for the best performance of the Martinu oboe concerto.

These successes resulted numerous concerts at major venues around the world: in 2009 Ivan gave his debut with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin as part of the series Debut im Deutschlandradio Kultur at the Berlin Philharmonie. Further engagements followed, including concerts at the Konzerthaus in Berlin and Vienna, Konzert und Kongresszentrum Lüzern, Philharmonie of Cologne and Essen, Auditorium du Louvre and Salle Gaveau in Paris, Victoria Hall in Geneva, at the Lucerne Festival, Salzburg Festival, Prague Spring Festival, Festival of Radio France and Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon, the Central European Music Festival, the Festival Mäcklenburg-Vorpommern. They were highly acclaimed by critics and audience.

Ivan Podyomov has performed as soloist with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Munich Chamber Orchestra, the Academic Symphony Orchestra of Saint-Petersburg Philharmonia, the Kammerakademie Potsdam, the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Geneva, the Czech Chamber Philharmonic, the Collegium Musicum Basel, the Camerata Hamburg, conducted by Michael Sanderling, Yuri Bashmet, Simon Gaudenz, David Afkham, Alan Buribayev, Sebastian Tewinkel, Enrique Mazzola and others.

Ivan also has been frequently playing as the guest principal Oboist with the Orchestra Mozart Bologna and Mahler Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Claudio Abbado, Bernard Haitink and Daniel Harding.

Among his recent chamber music partners were the Hagen Quartet, Lars Vogt, Yulianna Avdeeva, Dmitri Vinnik, Sabine Meyer, Maurice Bourgue, Jacques Zoon, Sharon Kam, Alexander Bouzlov, Leonardo Garcia Alarcón, Francesco Corti, Olga Watts, Bruno Schneider, Hervé Joulain, Matthias Racz, Julian Bliss, Alois Posch, Niek de Groot, Edicson Ruiz, Hanna-Elisabeth Müller, Polina Pasztircsák, Johannes Fischer, Quartet Sine Nomine. 

Ivan’s upcoming appearances include concerts with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra of Osaka, and the Lübeck Philharmonic Orchestra at the Kioi and Toppan Halls in Tokyo, the Izumi Hall in Osaka, the Musik und Kongresshalle in Lübeck as well as various chamber music concerts.

Anna Reszniak

Violin

Anna Reszniak

Anna Reszniak

Violin

Anna Reszniak is a highly sought after violinist today, as soloist, chamber musician and as concert master with renowned orchestras. Born in Olsztyn in Poland, she soon was recognised as child prodigy with concert and television appearances. She studied in Poznan, Zürich, Bern and Paris and amongst her teachers were Jean- Jacques Kantorow and Igor Ozim. Throughout the years Anna Reszniak has received many awards from international violin competitions, including the Wieniawski Competition in Poznan and Shlomo Mintz competition in Sion-Valais. She has performed as a soloist with many European orchestras under such conductors as Alexander Shelley, Claus-Peter Flor and Howard Griffiths. She has performed throughout Switzerland a program that included all twenty-four of the Paganini Caprices in one concert.

As concertmaster she has lead several orchestras in Switzerland, Germany, Spain and in South East Asia, such as the Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, the Orquesta del Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra in Kuala Lumpur.

Anna Reszniak is also very active as a chamber musician and performed with such renowned musicians as Olli Mustonen, Itamar Golan, Lars Vogt, Florian Donderer, Tanja Tetzlaff and Maximilian Hornung. She is a regular guest at the chamber music festival „Spannungen“ in Heimbach.

From the 2014/15 season Anna Reszniak holds the position of Concertmaster of the Nürnberger Symphoniker.

Timothy Ridout

Viola

Timothy Ridout

Timothy Ridout

Viola

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Since  winning 1st Prize in the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition  in 2016, Timothy has gone on to perform widely internationally, in 2019  winning the prestigious Thierry Scherz Award at the Sommets Musicaux de  Gstaad awarded by Renaud Capuçon.

Concerto  engagements during 2018/19 include a residency with Baden-Baden  Philharmonie and appearances with the Hamburg Symphony, Tonhalle  Orchester Zurich, Orchestre de Lille, Camerata Salzburg and Philharmonia  Orchestra.

He returns to Wigmore Hall as soloist, and in chamber music collaborations  with Steven Isserlis, Joshua Bell, Jeremy Denk, the Quatuor Arod,  NIcolas Daniel and the Nash Ensemble.  In 2019 he gives recitals at the  Berlin Konzerthaus, Louvre, Sommets Musicaux Gstaad,  Heidelberger-Frühling, Evian and Radio France Montpelier Festivals and returns as Artist in Residence to the Boswiler Sommer Festival.

Further  afield he takes part in the Aspen Festival (USA), makes his debut at  the National Concert Hall in Taipei, Taiwan and gives a series of  concerts in Japan with pianist Benjamin Frith including the Sumida  Triphony Hall in Tokyo.

Born in London, Timothy studied at the Royal Academy of Music (graduating  with the Queen’s Commendation for Excellence) and is currently at the  Kronberg Academy with  Nobuko Imai.

Timothy plays on a viola by Peregerino di Zanetto c.1565-75 generously on loan from Beares International Violin Society.

Linus Roth

Violin

Linus Roth

Linus Roth

Violin

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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.

Linus Roth has performed with the Radio Symphony Orchestras of the SWR and Berlin, the Bruckner Orchester Linz, the Orquesta de Cordoba, the Orquesta de Navarra, the Orchestra della Teatro San Carlo Napoli, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the Bern Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of the State Opera Stuttgart, the Vienna Chamber Philharmonic, the Cologne Chamber Orchestra, the Wuerttemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn and the Munich Chamber Orchestra. He has shared the stage with the conductors Gerd Albrecht, Herbert Blomstedt, Andrey Boreyko, Dennis Russell Davies, James Gaffigan, Hartmut Haenchen, Manfred Honeck, Mihkel Kütson, Antoni Wit, among others.
As passionate chamber musician, Linus Roth can be heard with Nicolas Altstaedt, Gautier Capuçon, Kim Kashkashian, Albrecht Mayer, Nils Mönkemeyer, Andreas Ottensamer, Itamar Golan and Danjulo Ishizaka. He gives regularly recitals with the Argentinian pianist José Gallardo.

With particular interest Linus Roth is dedicated to the composer Mieczyslaw Weinberg. The recordings of 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 recordings of Weinberg’s Violin Concerto with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and of Weinberg ́s Concertino with the Württemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn (both CDs were named „Editor ́s Choice“ by the Gramophone Magazine). In 2015 Linus Roth founded the International Weinberg Society, an organization whose mission is to bring more attention to the Oeuvre of the Polish-Jewish composer, to help organize concerts, lectures, exhibitions, as well as support publications about his life and recordings of his compositions.

After joining Prof. Nicolas Chumachenco’s pre-college division at the Music Academy Freiburg, Linus Roth continued his studies with Prof. Zakhar Bron in Lübeck and with Prof. Ana Chumachenco at the Academies of Zurich and Munich. Salvatore Accardo, Miriam Fried and Josef Rissin all strongly influenced his development as a player as did Anne-Sophie Mutter, whose Foundation awarded him a scholarship for the duration of his studies. In 2012 he was appointed Professor for Violin at the “Leopold-Mozart-Centre” of the University of Augsburg / Germany.
Linus Roth plays the Stradivari “Dancla” 1703, a generous loan by the “L-Bank, Staatsbank of Baden-Württemberg / Germany”.

Kirill Troussov

Violin

Kirill Troussov

Kirill Troussov

Violin

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Supported and guided by Sir Yehudi Menuhin at a young age, Kirill Troussov is meanwhile widely recognised as one of the leading violinists of his generation. He works with renowned orchestras and is a regular guest at prestigious festivals and in famous concert halls of the world. The international press describes his playing: “… impressive elegance, irreproachable technique, an exceptional musical sensibility and sonorities of an immaculate beauty.”

His passion for chamber music and close friendship connect him to artists like Sol Gabetta, Yuja Wang, Julian Rachlin, Daniel Hope, Joshua Bell, Gautier und Renaud Capucon, Natalia Gutman, Christian Zacharias, Yuri Bashmet und Mischa Maisky.

Highlights of his past concert seasons include – substitution for Gidon Kremer in Paris, Asia Tour with the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, his spectacular performance at the BBC Proms and his activity as jury member at international competitions, a.a “Schoenfeld International String Competition” in China.

2019 Kirill Troussov gives master-classes at the Mozarteum Salzburg, European Music Intstitute Vienna, in Hong Kong, Cremona, Milan, Madrid, Dublin, Berlin, Munich and Oslo, among others.

His recent CDs “Emotions”  (MDG) and “Memories” (MDG) have been highly praised by the international press and the public – among others by “Süddeutsche Zeitung” and the french trade magazine „Diapason“.

Kirill Troussov plays the Antonio Stradivari violin “Brodsky” of 1702, which was played by the violinist Adolph Brodsky to perform the world premiere of Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto on December 4th 1881.

Lech Antonio Uszynski

Viola

Lech Antonio Uszynski

Lech Antonio Uszynski

Viola

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Lech Antonio Uszynski has come to prominence as one of the most exciting and versatile viola players of his generation thanks to what the Badische Zeitung has described as his “thoughtful playing, which banks not on showy effects but on timbre, texture and emotion”. As a soloist and chamber musician he has played in concert halls that include the Philharmonie Berlin, the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, the Berlin Konzerthaus, the Zurich Tonhalle, the Vienna Konzerthaus, London’s Wigmore Hall, Seoul Arts Center and Tokyo’s Suntory Hall. He is also a regular guest at international festivals. He has been the Stradivari Quartet’s viola player since 2010 and enjoyed great acclaim with this ensemble on international tours throughout Europe, Asia and America. Additionally, to his performance as chamber musician and soloist, he has been invited in the past years as guest principal Viola by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, the Lucerne Festival Strings and other Ensembles. 

2019 his solo album “Progetto Gibson” was released by RCA Red Seal (Sony Classical). In 2018 his quartet released two CDs (Works by Schumann & Schubert) for RCA Red Seal (Sony Classical). 

As a chamber musician he has worked with artists such as Vilde Frang, Lars Vogt, Christian Tetzlaff, Antoine Tamestit and many others. In addition to his wide stylistic range as a performer, he is also passionate about teaching. Lech Antonio Uszynski is fortunate to have been playing from 2010-2017 on the “Gibson” Stradivari 1734. Currently he performs on a rare Viola made in 1690 by Hendrick Willems.

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2020
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2019
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2018
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2016
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2015
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