Meet the Artists 2018

Here you find listings of all the artists appearing at our latest festival. Click on the Archive link to look back at artists from previous years.

You can view the artists alphabetically, or by speciality.

 


Click on the name to see the artist’s full biography.

Alex Petcu & Caitriona Frost

Alex Petcu & Caitriona Frost

Percussion

Both are nationally and internationally are percussionists of the finest calibre and independently perform with orchestras, ensembles and groups. Alex’s...

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Apollon Musagète Quartet

Apollon Musagète Quartet

Masterclass Programme Tutors, String Quartets

Paweł Zalejski, violin Bartosz Zachłod, violin Piotr Szumieł, viola Piotr Skweres, cello Winner of first prize and several other awards...

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Beckett Quartet

Beckett Quartet

Masterclass Programme Ensembles

Formed under the guidance of Christopher Marwood, this will be the Beckett Quartet’s debut performance. Violinist Richard Thomas studies with Jan Repko...

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Anna Besson

Anna Besson

Flute

Anna Besson is a member of Camerata Øresund. She plays the baroque flute.

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Andreas Brantelid

Andreas Brantelid

Cello

Andreas Brantelid, born in 1987 to Swedish/Danish parents, is one of the most sought-after performing artists from Scandinavia today, winning...

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Camerata Øresund

Camerata Øresund

Chamber Ensembles & Orchestras, Masterclass Programme Tutors

Peter Spissky Marcus Mohlin tbc The musicians of the baroque band Camerata Øresund are based in the Øresund region, which...

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Philippe Cassard

Philippe Cassard

Piano

Philippe Cassard has established an international reputation as concerto soloist, recitalist and chamber musician since giving a joint recital with Christa...

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Niek de Groot

Niek de Groot

Double Bass

Dutch double bassist Niek de Groot is one of today's leading soloists. Originally a trumpet player he started playing the double bass...

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Marie-Louise de Jong

Marie-Louise de Jong

Viola

With 5 years old Marie-Louise (°Roermond, the Netherlands) started violin lessons in Roermond with Melanie Engelen. At the age of...

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Doolan Quartet

Doolan Quartet

Masterclass Programme Ensembles

David McElroy Rachael Masterson Martha Campbell Grace Coughlan The Doolan Quartet is a new ensemble comprised of full time students...

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Barry Douglas

Barry Douglas

Piano

Barry Douglas has established a major international career since winning the Gold Medal at the 1986 Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition, Moscow. ...

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Julius Drake

Julius Drake

Piano

The pianist Julius Drake lives in London and enjoys an international reputation as one of the finest instrumentalists in his field, collaborating...

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Dudok Quartet

Dudok Quartet

String Quartets

The Dudok Quartet Amsterdam is one of most wide-ranging and high-profile string quartets of our time. Their heartfelt and inspired...

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Elias String Quartet

Elias String Quartet

String Quartets

The Elias String Quartet take their name from Mendelssohn's oratorio, Elijah, of which Elias is its German form, and have quickly...

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Ensemble Dagda

Ensemble Dagda

Chamber Ensembles & Orchestras

Bio Coming Soon

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Festival Strings

Festival Strings

Chamber Ensembles & Orchestras

Festical Strings features all the masterclass quartets with leaders from the Chamber Music Festival Programme.

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Luigi Gaggero

Luigi Gaggero

Percussion

Luigi Gaggero has been performing as cimbalom and percussion player for 20 years and, more recently, as a conductor of contemporary...

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Liana Gourdjia

Liana Gourdjia

Masterclass Programme Tutors, Violin

Violinist Liana Gourdjia has been acclaimed for her 'astonishingly pure tone, artistry and bewitching lyricism'. At the age of six,...

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Evelyn Grant

Evelyn Grant

Presenters

Evelyn Grant presents Weekend Drive on RTÉ lyric fm. A member of a well-known musical family from Dublin, she studied...

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Halcyon Quartet

Halcyon Quartet

Masterclass Programme Ensembles

Described as the “future stars of British Chamber Music” (Eaton Square Concerts), the Halcyon Quartet are a passionate and dedicated ensemble that...

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Mairéad Hickey

Mairéad Hickey

Strings

One of Ireland’s most accomplished violinists, Mairéad Hickey was NCH Irish Young Musician of the Year 2010 – 2012. She won third...

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Ruby Hughes

Ruby Hughes

Soprano

Ruby Hughes began her musical studies as a cellist graduating from the Guildhall School of Music in London. She went on...

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Alina Ibragimova

Alina Ibragimova

Masterclass Programme Tutors, Violin

Performing music from baroque to new commissions on both modern and period instruments, Alina Ibragimova has established a reputation as one of...

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Fiona Kelly

Fiona Kelly

Flute

Based in London, Fiona enjoys a varied career of solo and orchestral playing. She has performed concertos with the Swedish Chamber...

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London Chamber Brass

London Chamber Brass

Chamber Ensembles & Orchestras

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Christopher Marwood

Christopher Marwood

Cello, Masterclass Programme Tutors

Christopher Marwood graduated from Cambridge University in 1983 and went on to study at London’s Royal Academy of Music and Conservatorium...

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Caroline Melzer

Caroline Melzer

Soprano

Caroline Melzer studied singing with Rudolf Piernay and Vera Scherr and song interpretation with Ulrich Eisenlohr, and Irwin Gage. Her first...

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Nathalia Milstein

Nathalia Milstein

Piano

Born in 1995 to a family of musicians, Nathalia Milstein starts the piano at the age of 4 with her father Serguei...

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Marcus Mohlin

Marcus Mohlin

Masterclass Programme Tutors

Marcus Mohlin was born in 1989 in Stockholm. He started playing the piano at the age of 6 and later...

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Berit Norbakken Solset

Berit Norbakken Solset

Soprano

Berit Norbakken Solset is one of the most sought-after sopranos in Scandinavia. As a concert singer she performs regularly all...

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Jonas Nordberg

Jonas Nordberg

Lute

Swedish lutenist and guitarist Jonas Nordberg belongs to the new generation of exciting musicians in the field of plucked instruments....

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Ramon Ortega Quero

Ramon Ortega Quero

Oboe

The two-­‐time ECHO Award winner Ramon Ortega Quero is recognized around the world as one of the most promising musicians of his...

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Mark Padmore

Mark Padmore

Tenor

Mark Padmore has established an international career in opera, concert and recital. His appearances in Bach Passions have gained particular notice...

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Cédric Pescia

Cédric Pescia

Piano

Cédric Pescia, born in Lausanne, studied with Christian Favre in Lausanne, later with Dominique Merlet in Geneva and with Klaus...

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Sebastian Philpott

Sebastian Philpott

Trumpet

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Robert Pierce

Robert Pierce

Bow Makers

For more than 30 years Robert Pierce has been making bows focused on playing quality where choice of wood is...

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Quatuor Danel

Quatuor Danel

String Quartets

Marc Danel & Gilles Millet - violin Vlad Bogdanas - viola Yovan Markovitch - cello

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Red Abbey Quartet

Red Abbey Quartet

Masterclass Programme Ensembles

Kevin Jansson, violin Kate Fleming, violin Seamus Hickey, viola Zoë Nagle, cello The Red Abbey String Quartet is made up...

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Andreas Reiner

Andreas Reiner

Masterclass Programme Tutors, Violin

Andreas Reiner was born in Vienna and grew up in Eisenstadt, the city where Joseph Haydn spent many years of...

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Patrick Robin

Patrick Robin

Violin Makers

Patrick Robin, born in a wine growers family of the Loire Valley is established as a violin maker in Angers...

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Ron Schaaper

Ron Schaaper

Horn

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Yuri Serov

Yuri Serov

Conductors, Piano

Graduated from the St. Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in 1993, he has studied in Salzburg and Weimar as well. As a...

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Lyudmila Shkirtil

Lyudmila Shkirtil

Soprano

Mezzo-soprano Lyudmila graduated from the Rimsky-Korsakov Music College in Choir Conducting and Solo Singing, and from the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire of...

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Peter Spissky

Peter Spissky

Masterclass Programme Tutors, Violin

Peter Spissky studied violin at the Music Academy in Bratislava, Slovakia (soloist diploma 1991), and the Music Academy in Malmö,...

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Nurit Stark

Nurit Stark

Violin

The Israeli violinist Nurit Stark studied at Rubin Academy Tel Aviv with Prof. Haim Taub, later at Juilliard School of Music New...

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Piotr Szumiet

Piotr Szumiet

Viola

Member of Apollon Musagète Quartet

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Cédric Tiberghien

Cédric Tiberghien

Piano

Cédric Tiberghien is a French pianist who has established a truly international career. He has been particularly applauded for his versatility,...

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Simone van der Giessen

Simone van der Giessen

Viola

Violist Simone van der Giessen was born in Amsterdam in 1984. Since the age of 5, music and the violin...

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Ella van Poucke

Ella van Poucke

Cello

Ella van Poucke, born in Amsterdam in 1994, is one of the leading cellists of her generation. Winner of the...

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Bram van Sambeek

Bram van Sambeek

Bassoon

Bram van Sambeek (1980) was the first bassoonist ever to receive the highest Dutch Cultural Award in 30 years: The Dutch...

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Annelien Van Wauwe

Annelien Van Wauwe

Clarinet

Belgian clarinetist Annelien Van Wauwe, currently a BBC New Generation Artist, is renowned for her performances of repertoire on both modern...

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Rosalind Ventris

Rosalind Ventris

Viola

British violist Rosalind Ventris leads an international career as a soloist and chamber musician. As a recitalist, she has appeared at the...

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Voice Trio

Voice Trio

Vocalists

Voice, the a cappella trio from the UK, perform diverse programmes from medieval music to new compositions, most recently by Roderick...

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Elina Vähälä

Elina Vähälä

Violin

Born in the US and raised in Finland, Elina Vähälä made her orchestral debut with Sinfonia Lahti at the age of twelve...

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Westland Baroque Ensemble

Westland Baroque Ensemble

Masterclass Programme Ensembles

Jenna Raggett Aisling Lyons [violins] Gabriele Dikcuite [cello] Matthew Breen [harpsichord] Established in late 2017, Westland Baroque gave their first public performance in...

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Dana Zemtsov

Dana Zemtsov

Viola

Winner of numerous competitions and developing an outstanding career, Dana Zemtsov is one of the most promising international viola soloists of her...

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