The Salzburg-based Italian cellist Giovanni Gnocchi has established himself as one of the most interesting personality of his generation, with an international activity both as a soloist and refined chamber player. He made his debut as soloist at the Hong Kong Arts Festival in a concert together with Yo-Yo Ma, who said: “a wonderfully talended cellist, who will make a valuable contribution to music wherever he goes”.
"Andrea Oliva is one of the best flutists of his generation, a shining star in the world of flute.” (Sir James Galway). He is principal flutist at the Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome and recently became Professor of Flute at the Italian-speaking Switzerland Conservatory in Lugano.
Born in Arkhangelsk, Russia, he commenced his musical education at the Gnessin School of Music in Moscow with Ivan Pushetchnikov. Since 2006 until 2011 Ivan has been studying with Maurice Bourgue at the Geneva Conservatory.
Principal Clarinet of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam, he is considered one of the most important international clarinettists. He started his career very early as Principal Clarinet in “Orchestra del Teatro V.Bellini” in Catania, playing there from 1993 to 1996.
Born in a family with a great musical tradition, Gabor Meszaros studies with his father Janos Meszaros, former student of Karel Pivonka. He also followed courses with Milan Turkovic, Frantisek Hermann, Werner Seltmann, Knut Sönstevold and Karl Leister.
Originally from Pas de Calais, Jacques Deleplancque began his musical training at the age of seven under the guidance of Paul Cantin. After brilliant studies at the CNSM of Paris, he obtained a unanimous first prize for the horn and chamber music with Georges Barboteu and Christian Larde.
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