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2014 - 2015 Season

Alexander MARKOV


Alexander Markov (born 1963, Moscow), Russian-born  American_cc781905-5cde -3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_violinist.

He is a classical violinist, winner of the International Paganini Violin Competition (1982) and the Avery Fisher Career Award (1987).  He is known for his interpretation of Pagani 's 24 whims for solo violin. He is one of the very few violinists who can encapsulate all the whims in a single recital programme.

classical music He sings these works with his specially designed gold-plated electric violin, which can produce strong and dominant sounds like an electric guitar.



Born in Béziers, Anne Rodier began her artistic training at the age of five with piano and dance while singing at the Maîtrise des Pueri Cantores in Languedoc Roussillon, directed by her father Paul Rodier. At the same time as literary studies (“classical” khâgne at the Lycée Joffre in Montpellier), he took a singing course at the conservatory and combined university and music studies for four years. In 1996 she decided to embrace her opera career and moved to Paris with Anne-Marie Rodde, Eva Saurova, Yves Sotin and Christian Jean. She attended Joelle Vautier's musical theater class at the Hector Berlioz Conservatory in the 10th district of Paris and won numerous awards in singing, chamber music and musical theater. 


Charlie SIEM

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Charlie Siem was born in London, England, to Kristian Siem, a Norwegian businessman, and his South African-born wife. Siem's interest in the violin began at the age of three, listening to tapes his mother played for them. He went to Eton and Girton College first. He then continued his education at Cambridge. Itzhak Rashkovsky and Shlomo Mintz began his violin training. He performed his first concerto with an orchestra at the age of 15 and with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of 18. Over the last few years she has gained recognition playing with artists like The Who and Miley Cyrus. Among her fans are Lady Gaga and Katy Perry.


Ferhan & Ferzan ONDER

Twin brothers Ferhan and Ferzan Önder (October 2, 1965, Tokat, Turkey) are Turkish-Austrian pianists who mostly perform as a piano duo. At the age of seven, they moved to Ankara to study at the State Conservatory. At the age of 14, they won the Special Jury Prize at the Concorso Pianistico Internazionale Alessandro Casagrande in Terni, Italy. They later won the “First Prize” in the International Piano Duo Competition. In 1985, after winning a competition in Vienna, the twins decided to move to Austria, where they studied with Noel Flores and Paul Badura-Skoda at the Vienna Academy of Music. At the academy, they also met Alfons Kontarsky, who was their mentor and close friend until his death.

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Gulsin ONAY


He continues his musical life, which he started as a "wonderful boy", by working with the world's leading orchestras and conductors. An exceptional  Chopin  performer is recognized internationally. In addition, composer  He is recognized as the most powerful interpreter of Ahmed Adnan Saygun around the world, and leads Saygun's works to be promoted and loved around the world.

He has the title of Turkey  Government  Presidential Artist  _cc58cde-3194- 153b-pd3b-pdc-s-pd3b-pdc_cc5831594b16943 -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_soloist and  He is a regular artist at Bilkent University . He has also been the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Turkey since 2003 .


Igudesman & Joo

Aleksey Igudesman and Hyung-ki Joo met at the age of twelve at the Yehudi Menuhin School in England and have remained friends and writing partners ever since. Igudesman (born February 22, 1973) is a Russian violinist, composer, conductor and actor. Joo is an English-Korean pianist and composer. In 2004 they created their show "A Little Nightmare Music", a play on Mozart's string quartet Eine kleine Nachtmusik (A Little Night Music), inspired by Victor Borge and Dudley Moore. Since then they have been performing with symphony orchestras and playing at major festivals around the world.

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Natalia GUTMAN

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He received his first musical education from his stepfather and grandfather, violinist Anisim Berlin, and Russian pedagogue and cellist Roman Sapozhnikov. Despite his young age, he made rapid progress in music and was accepted to Gnessin Music School and became a student of Sergei Aslamazyan. At the age of 18, he started taking lessons from one of the best teachers of the school, Professor Galina Kozolupova. The following year he entered the Moscow Conservatory, but at the same time continued to study with Kozolupova. In 1964 he won the silver medal at the International Tchaikovsky Music Competition. After graduating from the conservatory, he continued his postgraduate education and worked with the famous cellist  Mstislav Rostropovic   for four years.

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