Xenia Gogu, born in Moldova is currently doing a Master Degree at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg with Prof. Tanja Becker-Becker, after having finished her Bachelor studies at the Hanns Eisler Hochshule für Musik in Berlin and studied at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Madrid with Prof. Zakhar Bron. She is part of the Monteverdi Orchestra, collaborates with Kammerakademie Potsdam and from 2016 she has been playing regularly with the Orquestra del Gran Teatre Liceu in Barcelona. As a chamber musician she is member of Musethica and participated in festivals in Zaragoza, France and Sweden; she also attended lessons with Heime Müller, Günter Pichler, Eckard Runge, Jonathan Brown (Casals Quartet) and the Quiroga Quartet.
Edi Kotlyar was born in Israel, Tel-Aviv.
Started his studies with Ms. Elena Mazor at ‘Buchmann-Mehta School of Music at Tel-Aviv University’, and currently study at ‘Hanns Eisler Hochschule fur Musik’ with Prof. Stephan Picard.
Won First Prizes for string players as a solo Violin such as National competition in ‘Tel-Aviv 2010’, ‘Raanana’, Turgeman’, and the strings competition of Buchmann-Mehta school of music in Israel, as well as a Chamber music Player together with his Quartet.
Participate regularly in Chamber music Festivals, Masterclasses, courses, workshops and part of few music projects and Ensembles in Germany and Europe.
He plays on “N.Vuillaume”, violin loan from America-Israel Cultural Foundation (AICF).
VICTOR GARCÍA GARCÍA
Víctor García García, born in Seville (Spain), is studying a Master in Soloist Performance at the UdK Berlin with Prof. Jens Peter Maintz, where he also finished his Bachelor Degree. Previously, he studied at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía with Natalia Shakhovskaya and Michal Dmochowski.
For the season 2019/2020 he will be apprentice in the Monteverdi Orchestra.
Víctor won the Second Prize in 2013 Witold Lutoslawski Cello Competition in Warsaw and has received important awards in several national Spanish competitions. As a soloist, he has performed with the Malaga Philharmonic, the Royal Symphony Orchestra of Seville and the Orquesta Sinfónica of Escuela Reina Sofía. In 2017, he made his Recital Debut at the Palau de la Música in Barcelona. He has participated in Chamber Music Festivals, such as the Yellow Barn Festival in Vermont (USA) and the Musethica Festival in Sweden, Spain France and Israel.
M. Carmen Jiménez studied violin with Prof. Mark Gothoni at the Universität der Künste Berlin and with Prof. Ana Chumachenco at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía de Madrid. She has collaborated with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, English Baroque Soloists and European Union Chamber Orchestra. As a soloist, she has performed in the “Encuentro de Música y Academia de Santander”, “Festival Internacional de Música y Danza de Granada” and “Eurochestrier Festival”. She is currently member of the “Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss” and the “Ensemble Praeteritum”. Since 2018 she is teaching at the Al-Farabi Musikakademie. Apart from being a music lover, Carmen has a passion for reading, brain teasers and matcha ice cream.
She was born in Tokyo (Japan).
She is studying at Universität der Künste Berlin with Prof. Mark Gothoni. She received many prizes of national competitions.
She has participated in masterclass by Gyorgy Pauk, Barnabas Kelemen, Takashi Shimizu, Yoko Kubo and many others.
International festival appearances include the London Masterclasses, Sion Musik Festival, Argerich's Meeting Point in Beppu.
She performed in the many different chamber orchestra.
She is currently a member of the Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss am Rhein.
The french soprano studied with Janet Williams and Michail Lanskoi at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler (Berlin) and with Susan McCulloch at the Guildhall School of Music. She has been invited by several festivals such as Bad Kissingen festival, Bayreuth and Moscow International Performing Arts Center.
She performed Amor (Orfeo ed Euridice, Gluck) at Dijon Opera House, Flaminia (Il Mondo della Luna ,Haydn) in Aschaffenburg and Munich , the soprano solo in the Christmas Oratorio by Saint-Saens with the Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra and recently Sœur Constance (Dialogue des Carmélites, Poulenc) at the Avignon Opera house.
The Danish-Brazilian violinist Luiza Labouriau chose the violin herself as a young child. After studies in Copenhagen and Berlin (in the class of Prof. M. Gothoni) she has been active as chamber-musician winning prizes in national and international competitions as well as playing professionally in among others the radio orchestra “Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester Berlin”, in the National German Opera (Deutsche Oper), and as a concertmaster and group leader in various chamber orchestras.
Her wish for the future is to discover even more ways to connect the different arts, the younger and older generations, the audience to the musicians, the musicians to each others and human emotions to time.
The Brazilian violist Everton Taborda, began his viola studies at the age of 16 at the School of music and Fine Arts of Paraná. Later, he became a student of Horacio Schaeffer at the Music Academy of the Symphony Orchestra of the State of São Paulo (OSESP) . At the moment he is studying at the Hochschule für Musik „Hanns Eisler“ Berlin with Simone Jandl, the assistant of Tabea Zimmerman. He attended masterclasses with Tabea Zimmerman, Máté Szűcs, Esther Apituley, Volker Sprenger, Renato Bandel, Alexandre Razera amongst othets . A prizewinner "Eleazar de Carvalho " at the Campos do Jordão winter festival.
Everton has been a member of the Impulsia Ensemble and in the World Orchestra, both as first viola, and in the orchestra from music festivals in Brazil and Europe as well.
Yamila Pedrosa Ahmed, born in Spain in 1993 is currently an Akademistin at the Konzerthausorchester Berlin and a Master student at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler with Gunars Upatnieks. She has been graduated with honours in Double Bass music performance at the Conservatory “Rafael Orozco” in Cordoba.
Since the beginning of her career she has developed orchestra experience in youth orchestras and academies followed by professional orchestras in Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Germany, India amongst others.
As member of LGT Young Soloists from Switzerland, she performed as soloist in tours through Europe and Asia and recorded two CDs for the prestigious label Sony Classical.