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Victor Tretyakov

Son of a musician who played in the military band in Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, he showed an extraordinary musical talent at a very early age. In 1956 he entered Yury Yankelevich’s class at the Moscow Central School of Music, later entering the Moscow Conservatoire. In 1966, at the age of 19 he won the […]

Terje Tønnesen

Terje Tønnesen, was born in Oslo, Norway in 1955. He made his debut as a 17-year-old and the Norwegian press described it as ”so dazzling that it was almost unparalleled”. After studying with Max Rostal in Switzerland, he returned to Norway and founded the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra. He is the music director of the orchestra […]

Tanya Becker-Bender

Tanja Becker-Bender was early on awarded top prizes at the international competitions in Geneva, Tokyo, Houston, Gorizia and Genoa. As a soloist, she performes under the baton of Kurt Masur, Gerd Albrecht, Lothar Zagrosek, Uriel Segal, Fabio Luisi, Hartmut Haenchen, Hubert Soudant, Ken-Ichiro Kobayashi and Carlos Miguel Prieto with renowned orchestras such as the Tokyo […]

Svetlana Makarova

At the age of 10 Makarova won the first prize at the Moscow International YouthTchaikovsky Competition. Thereafter she won different prizes at numerous state and international competitions in Russia and abroad. In 2005 she graduated from the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory and in 2008 she completed her postgraduate studies with Prof. M. Glezarova. She takes […]

Stephan Picard

Prof. , born in Barcelona, received his first violin lessons at the age of ten from Gustav Mikulai in Bonn-Bad Godesberg, studied as a junior student at the Folkwang Academy in Essen, where he was taught by Prof. Saschko Gawriloff, and then studied at the Freiburg Academy of Music with Prof. Wolfgang Marschner. Stephan Picard […]

Serguei Azizian

Serguei Azizian (violin) was born in Armenia in 1957. For almost eight years he has been living in Denmark, where he has won great respect for his work as a leader of the Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra. Serguei Azizian has performed as a soloist with orchestras in St. Petersburg, with the Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra and with […]

Sarah Chang

Sarah Chang is recognised as one of the world’s great violinists.  Since her debut with the New York Philharmonic at the age of 8 she has performed with the greatest orchestras, conductors and accompanists internationally in a career spanning more than two decades.  In 2012, she will have recorded exclusively for EMI Classics for 20 […]

Rudolf Koelman

Rudolf Koelman was born in Amsterdam in 1959. At the age of seven he received his first violin lessons from Jan Bor. In 1972 he began an extensive study of the violin under Herman Krebbers at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. From 1978 to 1981 he was one of Jascha Heifetz’s last pupils at the University […]

Roby Lakatos

Gypsy violinist Roby Lakatos is not only a scorching virtuoso, but a musician of extraordinary stylistic versatility. Equally comfortable performing classical music as he is playing jazz and in his own Hungarian folk idiom, Lakatos is the rare musician who defies definition. He is referred to as a gypsy violinist or “devil’s fiddler”, a classical […]

Richard Studt

”Richard Studt, doubling as soloist and director, drew from the string section music-making of the highest order…”  Irish News Richard Studt began playing the violin at the age of four and joined the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain while in his teens. He studied with Manoug Parikian at the Royal Academy of Music where […]