Louise Pellerin

Life chose otherwise for someone who believed she could finish her studies in Europeand then come home to Québec to get on with other things. In just a few years,Louise Pellerin became one of the great oboists of the world.Ms. Pellerin is enjoying an exceptional international career as a soloist and chambermusician. She is invited in the world’s most prestigious festivals such as Athens, BuenosAires, Lucerne, Zürich, Salzburg, Vienna, Berlin, London, Paris, Rome, Singapore,Tokyo, San Francisco, Montréal, Toronto.Solo oboe of the Camerata Salzburg and Cappella Andrea Barca, Louise Pellerinplays alongside Heinz Holliger, Andras Schiff, Erich Höbarth, Leonidas Kavakos,Radovan Vlatkovic, Denes Varjon, Jörg Widmann.After receiving two First Prizes from the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, LouisePellerin went on to study with Heinz Holliger in Freiburg (Germany), where sheobtained the prestigious soloist diploma with high distinction. She was awardedscholarships from the Canada Art Council, the Jeunesses Musicales du Canada andthe Government of Québec, and won competitions in Montreal (MSO), La Chauxde-Fonds (Switzerland) and Belgrade (Serbia).A passionate teacher, Louise Pellerin is a professor at the Zürich University of Arts anda faculty member of the Orford Academy. She gives master classes in Canada,France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Venezuela and is invited on juries forinternational competitions. Throughout her career, Louise Pellerin has been solooboist with the Cologne Radio Orchestra, Camerata Bern, Camerata Zürich, ZürcherKammerorchester, Collegium Novum, Festival Orchestra Budapest,Württembergisches Kammerorchester and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.In Québec she plays with Dom André Laberge, Luc Beauséjour, Olivier Godin, RobertLangevin, Jean François Rivest, Jacques Lacombe, Quatuor Alcan, I Musici deMontréal, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Les Violons du Roy. Louise Pellerin hasmade recordings with Atma, Decca, Denon, DGG, Novalis, Philips, Radio-Canada,WDR and Arte.

Celine Moinet

For the past ten years, Céline Moinet has been one of the most exceptional performing artists on her instrument. The young oboist’s concerts bring both audiences and critics alike to rapturous applause.

 

Céline Moinet is in demand as a soloist with all the major orchestras in the world. She has played at the Salzburg Easter Festival under Christoph Eschenbach, with the Staatskapelle Dresden, at the Pacific Music Festival under Fabio Luisi and with the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra in Suntory Hall. She also regularly tours solo with the Dresden Kapellsolisten and the Kammerorchester Basel.

 

Céline Moinet was born in Lille, France in 1984 and completed her studies with highest honours at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique under the tutelage of David Walter and Maurice Bourgue. She continued her artistic training with the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester and the orchestra of the National Theater Mannheim. At just 23 years of age, Céline Moinet won the prestigious position of solo oboist at the Staatskapelle Dresden. Since then, she has performed with conductors such as Christian Thielemann, Zubin Mehta, Claudio Abbado and Andris Nelsons. She is also a regular guest of orchestras such as the Vienna Philharmonic and the London Symphony Orchestra.

 

Céline Moinet is signed with harmonia mundi as an exclusive artist. Her CDs, with works for solo oboe and chamber music with oboe and harp, have been praised by the critics and have achieved outstanding sales for the French, German and British record industries. As a result, Céline Moinet was invited by renowned TV Network Arte and Rolando Villazón to appear on the show “Stars of Tomorrow”.

 

Since 2013, Céline Moinet has had a chair at the Carl Maria von Weber College of Music and she conducts master courses in France, Germany and Japan.

 

She plays oboe and cor anglais exclusively from Marigaux, Paris.

Washington Barella

First solo oboist at the SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg, since 1992. He studied at the Escola de Música de Piracicaba and at Unicamp. At the Hannover University of Music and Drama, he had classes with Ingo Goritzki and was a pupil of Humbert Lucarelli at the Hartt School of Music in Hartford. He won the Concert Artists Guild International New York Competition and received the third prize at the Munich International Competition.

As a soloist, Barella performs with orchestras such as the Munich Radio Orchestra and the Heilbronn Chamber Orchestra. He has toured the United States, Japan, Brazil and European countries. He was a member of jury in the 56th Munich International Competition. He has already given masterclasses in the USA, Japan, Taiwan, Costa Rica and Russia. He is professor at the UDK Berlin and a guest professor at the Cologne University of Music.

Jean-Louise Capezzali

Jean-Louis Capezzali began his musical studies with the piano at the age of 9 years. Five years later he knows the oboe in the class of Gaston Longatte at the Conservatory of Versailles where he won the gold medal and the Prix d’Honneur. In 1979, at the age of twenty, get the qualification to the oboe and the same year was appointed First oboe soloist in the Orchestra of the “Concerts Lamoureux” in Paris.
In 1984 he became principal oboist Supersolista Philharmonic Orchestra of Radio-France. Also in 1982 he was awarded the Geneva International Competitions (82) and Prague (86).
After being an assistant to Maurice Bourgue at the Superior Conservatory of Paris for four years it happens as Assistant Professor in 1992.
Since 1998 he teaches at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Lyon where he is also head of the department of Woods.
In 2008 inaugurates a new class at the Conservatory of Lausanne.
Jean-Louis Capezzali place, in parallel with its commitments as a teacher, a career as a soloist and chamber musician that led him to collaborate with the best orchestras and chamber of the world such as the Philharmonic Orchestra of Radio-France, the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, the Chamber Orchestra of Toulouse, the Symphony Orchestras of Taiwan, Bordeaux, Montpellier, the Chamber Orchestra of Japan and others.
He’s regularly invited to give concerts and master classes in China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Scandinavia, Russia, Poland, Czech Republic, USA, Italy, Spain …

David Walter

Born in Paris in 1958, David Walter has pursued an original career: after obtaining First Prize in oboe and chamber music at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique de Paris (Paris Conservatoire), he quickly gained recognition outside of France by winning five international prizes one after the other in Ancona, Prague, Munich, Belgrade and Geneva. Despite this impressive record, he did not choose to pursue a solo career and has preferred to focus on chamber music and teaching, which he deems richer in human values

His chamber music activities include first and foremost playing with the Quintette Moragues, of which he is a founding member (1980) : together they have won the Grand Prize of the Nouvelle Académie du Disque and were nominated for the first Victoires de la Musique Classique. His other partners include S. Richter, C. Zacharias, M. Dalberto, P. Rogé, A. Planès, G. Nicolic, M.A. Nicolas, C.M. Le Guay, Yuki Nakajima, Nicolas Angelich, C. Désert, E. Strosser, P. Ayrton and the Sine Nomine, Endellion, Manfred and Parisii string quartets. He played as a soloist with the Simon Bolivar orchestra, the Stavanger orchestra Guildhall String Orchestra, The Sofia Soloists, l’Orchestre d’Auvergne, l’Orchestre de Chambre de Toulouse, The Lituanian Philharmonic, le Filarmonica et l’OSSDRE from Montevideo etc.

David Walter was only 29 years old when, owing to his enthusiasm and dedication to teaching, he was appointed the youngest-ever oboe and chamber music professor at the renowned Paris Conservatoire. He has also taught at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama from 1997 to 2010, and regularly gives numerous masterclasses all over the world.

In an attempt to enrich the relatively limited oboe repertoire, Mr. Walter has proved himself a tireless and authoritative transcriber : to date he has made more than 550 arrangements, and many of which are now well known. He also encourages new works by young composers such as Gilles Raynal , Gilles Silvestrini or Thierry Escaich, and is himself a composer (30 works to date).

David Walter’s experience of group performance has led him naturally to conduct orchestras and ensembles such as the Metropolitan Lisboa, the Orchestre de Bretagne, the Orchestre d’Auvergne Orchestra, The Orchestre Royal de Wallonie or the l’Orchestre National de l’Ile de France.

David Friedemann Strunck

David Friedemann Strunck
He began as solo oboist in the Oslo Philharmonic in 2004. He came to Oslo from a similar position in the Bochumer Syphoniker in Germany. He studied at the music academy in Detmold and Stuttgart with Gernot Schmalfuss and Ingo Gortizki. He has received soloist prizes from wind competitions in Mannheim and Bayreuth in 1999 and won first prize in the Mendelsohn-Bartholdy competition 2002 in Berlin with his ”Cambini Quintet”. He has been a soloist and chamber musician at the chamber music festivals in Bodø and the Festspillene in Bergen. He teaches at the Baratt-Due Music Institute.

Alexei Ogrintchouk

Alexei Ogrintchouk is one of the most outstanding oboists performing today. A graduate of the Gnessin School of Music and the Paris Conservatoire, where he studied with Maurice Bourgue, Jacques Tys and Jean-Louis Capezzali, he combines astounding technique with virtuosity and lyricism.
Originally from Moscow, Alexei was already performing all over Russia, Europe and Japan from the age of 13. He is the winner of a number of international competitions including the prestigious CIEM International Competition in Geneva at the age of 19. He was also the winner of the European Juventus Prize in 1999, two ”Victoires de la Musique Classique” Prizes in France in 2002, the Triumph Prize in Russia in 2005 and Borletti Buitini Trust Award winner in 2007. He has been part of the prestigious Rising Stars and BBC New Generation Artists Programmes.

Since August 2005 Alexei Ogrintchouk has been first solo oboist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam with Mariss Jansons. Until then he held the same post at the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra with Valery Gergiev – a position which he secured at the age of 20.

Alexei Ogrintchouk manages to combine orchestral playing with his ever-increasing solo engagements. A charismatic and technically brilliant soloist, he has performed concertos under the baton of conductors such as Mariss Jansons, Valery Gergiev, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Seiji Ozawa, Fabio Luisi, Kent Nagano, Michel Plasson, Sir Andrew Davis, Roman Kofman, Daniel Harding, Jiri Belohlavek, Stephan Deneve, Lothar Zagrosek, Jaap van Zweden, John Neschling, Andris Nelsons, Susanna Malkki, Walter Weller, Ion Marin, Paul Goodwin, Lu Jia, Gianandrea Noseda, Hubert Soudant, Martyn Brabbins, Thomas Sanderling, Kees Bakels, Enrique Mazzola, Michael Sanderling and with the world’s greatest orchestras including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Orchestras of the Bolshoi and Mariinsky Theatres, Orchestre de l’Academia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, all the Orchestras of the BBC, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra, Kontzerthausorchester Berlin, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica do Estado de Sao Paulo, National Orchestra of Belgium, Beethovenhalle Orchestra Bonn, Orquesta Sinfonica de Tenerife, Basel Symphony Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, Taiwan National Symphony Orchestra, Norrkoping Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra del Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfonica de Navarra, Belgrade Philharmonic, MAV Orchestra Budapest, Dutch Radio Kamer Philharmonie, Sinfonia Varsovia, Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, Moscow Virtuosi, KREMERata Baltica, Moscow Soloists, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Orchestre d’Auvergne, Europa Galante, Koln Sinfonietta, New European Strings, Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla, as well as the Concertgebouw, Munich, Stuttgart, Mito, Prague, UBS Verbier, Lathuanian  and Swedish Chamber Orchestras.

As a recitalist and chamber musician he is much in demand and has performed throughout the world including in Theatre du Chatelet, Theatre des Champs-Elysees, Cite de la Musique, Auditorium du Louvre in Paris, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Musikverein in Vienna, Royal Albert Hall, Wigmore Hall in London, Carnegie Hall in New-York, Auditorium in Tel Aviv, Suntory Hall in Tokyo… He is also a frequent guest at festivals such as BBC PROMS, MIDEM, Colmar, Lockenhaus, Verbier, Luzern, Berliner Festspiele, Santa Cecilia, Cortona, Edinburgh Internation Festival, City of London Festival and the White Nights, Crescendo, Svyatoslav Richter December Nights and Easter Festival in Russia.

His chamber music partners have included Gidon Kremer, Radu Lupu, Thomas Quasthoff, Misha Maisky, Vladimir Spivakov, Yuri Bashmet, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Maurice Bourgue, Sarah Chang, Tabea Zimmermann, Nikolai Znaider, Valery Affanasiev, Julian Rachlin, Leif Ove Andsnes, Fabio Biondi, Alexander Lonquich, Dmitri Sitkovetsky and Sergio Azzolini as well as Belcea, Eben, Sine Nomine and Tokyo string quartets.

Alexei Ogrintchouk is named successor of Maurice Bourgue as oboe professor at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Geneve from September 2011. He also has been a visiting professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London since 2001, professor at the Musikene in San Sebastian since 2009 and at the Royal Conservatory in the Hague since 2010. He is giving a number of masterclasses such as Pablo Casals Chamber Music Academy in Prades, Mahler Academy in Ferrara, Cursos de Verano in Bilbao, Academie Musicale de Villecroze or Weimar International Master Class.

His first CD with the works by Schumann was released on Harmonia Mundi ”Nouveau musicians” Series to exceptional reviews. His discography includes the world premiere of the slow movement of Beethoven oboe concerto (Raptus classics), music by Britten (Record One), Skalkotas (Bis Records), Mozart Oboe Concerto with the Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra (PentaTone Classics). He also recently released Bach Oboe Concertos with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra (Bis Records).

Alex Klein

Alex Klein (born 1964, Porto Alegre) is an oboist who began his musical studies in his native Brazil at the age of nine, and made his solo orchestral debut the following year. At the age of eleven he was invited to join the Camerata Antigua, one of Brazil’s foremost chamber ensembles. During his teenage years he toured and performed as a soloist, recitalist and as a member of several professional orchestras in Brazil. He then studied at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music with James Caldwell, earning a BM and an artist diploma in music performance.

After a year at Oberlin he won first prize in the first Lucarelli International Competition for Solo Oboe Players held in Carnegie Hall. He has received many awards worldwide including at the 1988 International Competition for Musical Performers Geneva International Music Competition in Geneva, Switzerland. There he was the first oboist to be awarded the first prize since Heinz Holliger 29 years earlier. From 1992 to 1994 he was Assistant Professor of Music, with specialty in oboe and chamber music at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, where he performed with the Soni Ventorum Wind Quintet.

He joined the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as principal oboe at age 30 in 1995. He has performed as soloist with the Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and the Chicago Sinfonietta. He has recorded for Teldec, Boston Records, Newport Classic, Musical Heritage Society and Cedille Records.

Klein won the 2002 Grammy Award for Best Instrumental soloist with Orchestra for his recording of Richard Strauss’ Oboe Concerto with Daniel Barenboim and the Chicago Symphony.

Klein left the Chicago Symphony in July 2004 due to musician’s focal dystonia which had begun within two years of his assuming the first chair; during a tour of the Far East with the orchestra, he found his fingers would no longer allow him to play at his finest level throughout a symphony by Tchaikovsky, and asked to resign. He currently performs as soloist and conductor, often with leading orchestras. He served as a Professor of Oboe at his alma mater, the Oberlin Conservatory. He is also artistic Director of FEMUSC (Santa Catarina Music Festival, Brazil), participant in the Sunflower Music Festival in Topeka, Kansas, USA, and conductor of the Saint Barths Music Festival (in the French Antilles).
Klein plays on an F. Lorée Royal oboe made to his specifications by the Maison Lorée in Paris.