Pierre-Marie GASNIER, Piano, FRANCE 


Born in 1997, Pierre-Marie Gasnier performed in prestigious halls and festivals such as the Auditorium de l’Opéra de Dijon, The Bagatelle at the Chopin Festival, the Nohant Festival Chopin, the Lisztomanias and soon at the Graslin Theatre in Nantes and the Washington D.C. ambassy. He won many prizes among which The First Prize at the Alain Marinaro competition in 2019, the France-Amériques competition in 2018 and the Virtuoses du coeur in 2020. He obtained in Master’s degree at the CNSMDP in the class of Claire Désert and Romano Pallottini.

Hyunji KIM, Piano, SOUTH KOREA


“Beautiful interpretation with perfect control” by Murray Perahia. Hyunji Kim is prize-winner of numerous international competitions and performed at la Génération France Musique as well as many prestigious concert halls such as la Philharmonie de Paris, la Cité de la Musique, La Seine Musicale, le Château de Loumarin. Hyunji Kim is currently pursuing her Artist Diploma at CNSMDP, after having obtained her master’s degree in Piano Performance in the class of Hortense Cartier-Bresson. She is also pursuing her master’s degrees both in Piano Accompaniment and in Fortepiano at CNSMDP.

Maria MARICA,  Violin, ROMANIA


Maria Marica was born in Romania into a family of musicians and is currently studying in Saarbrücken, Germany with David Grimal.

Winner of George Enescu International Violin Competition 2022, she has performed all over Romania as well as in France, Italy, Germany and the USA, having had the chance to play alongside musicians like Frans Helmerson, Marc Coppey, David Grimal, Boris Brovtsyn, Solenne Païdassi, Victor Julien-Laferrière, Philippe Cassard.



Mark Karlinsky was born in Russia in 2000 and immigrated to Israel with his parents in 2002. He started violin studies in 2006 in the Musicians of Tomorrow music school founded by Maxim Vengerov. Since September 2009 he continued his violin studies with prof. Irina Etigon. In 2011 Mark and his sister, pianist Liza Karlinsky entered the Jerusalem Academy of Music High School.

Mark participated in numerous concerts both in Israel and abroad. He won the Grand prix in solo instruments in the XIII Canetti International Violin Competition in Bulgaria. He performed as a soloist with leading Israeli orchestras ( Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Israel Camerata Jerusalem, Ashdod Symphony Orchestra and others).



Student at the Hochschule für Musik Saar at the violin class of David Grimal. Graduate of the “Sabin Drăgoi” Arts Highschool from Arad, Romania. Member of Les Dissonances orchestra since 2017.

Mathieu GUIGNIER,  Violin, FRANCE 


At twenty years old, Mathieu Guignier is leading a double activity of soloist and chamber musician. Member of Astor Quartet and Pelléas Quintet, he is participating to many renowned international festivals. He is currently pursuing his Master’s degree at the CNSMDP in the class of Roland Daugareil.

Guillaume FLORES,  Viola, FRANCE 


Currently studying in Master degree with David Gaillard, at the CNSMDP, Guillaume Florès is a violist passionate about chamber music. Founding member of the Igami piano quartet, he has performed at the Festival de La Roque D’Anthéron 2022, the Encuentro of Santander 2021 and 2022. He benefited from masterclasses with Nobuko Imai, Máté Szücs, Garth Knox and Bruno Pasquier. In 2018, he obtained second prize in the Concours International des Jeunes Altistes.



Paul Tulloch is an Australian-Portuguese violist. He is a member of the Aachen Symphony Orchestra, Germany, and recently finished his Solo-Studies (Konzertexamen) at the Detmold Hochschule für Musik with distinction under the guidance of Diemut Poppen. He previously studied violin, having completed his Bachelor’s degree in his hometown at the University of Melbourne with Elizabeth Sellars and Nelli Shkolnikova, and his Master’s at Florida International University, USA, with Robert Davidovici. He has been a regular guest of the Gulbenkian Orchestra of Lisbon, Portugal, the ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra of Vienna, Austria, and the Vienna Chamber Orchestra. He is co-founder of the Hortensia Music Festival, a chamber music and masterclass summer festival in the Azores island of Terceira, Portugal. 

Clément PIMENTA,  Viola, FRANCE 


Clément Pimenta have been admitted at the CNSM Paris at the age of 15 with unanimous approval of the jury in the class of Jean Sulem. Then, he studied in Switzerland, at the prestigious International Menuhin Music Academy (IMMA), under the guidance of Ivan Vukcevic and Gérard Caussé.

Clément performs as a soloist, in orchestras and has a particular interest in chamber music. He is a founding member of the Astor Quartet. He takes part in projects with large orchestral groups with Les Dissonances, L’Orchestre National de Lille, L’Orchestre Philharmonique du Maroc (solo viola)…

He performs at numerous festivals where he could share the stage with world-renowned artists such as Zlatomir Fung, Jean-Claude Vanden-Eyden, Claudio Bohórquez and others.

Xuanhan XU,  Cello, CHINA


Xuanhan Xu started learning to play the piano at the age of five and the cello at the age of eight. At the age of thirteen, Xuanhan Xu was enrolled into the Hochschule für Musik Saar in Germany, where she studied as Jungstudentin under professor Gustav Rivinius. At age of 16, she started to study as a Bachelor at the Hochschule für Musik Saar.

She has performed in Suntory Hall, NCPA(National Center for the Performing Arts) in Beijing, Shanghai Grand Theater with many well known orchestras in China.

In 2013, She won the 5th David Popper International Cello Competition in Hungary at the age of nine. In October 2020, at 16-year-old Xuanhan Xu won the First Prize in Pablo Casals International Award for Young Cellists and, in Juy 2022, Förderpreise Klassische Musik 2022 von Die Hans und Ruth Giessen Stiftung.



Graduated from Karmiel conservatory and the Jerusalem Music Center, Tamir received his cello education under the guidance of Professor Zvi Plesser. He continued his studies at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance where he held scholarship as an active participant in the Nazarian Chamber Music program of Excellence in Chamber Music.

1st prize winner of Young Musicians Competition in Israel, 2nd prize winner of the ‘David Grits’ competition for the years 2019 and 2020 and 2nd prize of the VERÃO CLÁSSICO Academy Awards 2021, Tamir was chosen to represent Israel at the Eurovision Young Musicians 2018 in Edinburgh.

He took part in various music courses and festivals, Performing both as a soloist and as a chamber musician, such as the Perlman Music Program, Kneisel Hall Chamber Music festival, Musethica international festival, Moritzburg Festival academy, The David Goldman program for outstanding young musicians and more.



Cyprien is a Luxembourgish born cellist. He completed his studies at the Conservatoire de Paris in the class of Prof. Jérôme Pernoo. In 2017 he made his debut at the Philharmonie de Luxembourg and since then, has played in the prestigious concert halls such as the Victoria Hall and the Salle Cortot and Festivals such as the Festival de Bellerive and the Pablo Caslas Festival. He has played with various orchestras, such as the Orchestre Philharmonique de Luxembourg, the Menuhin Academy Soloists.

He is currently a student of Clemens Hagen at the Menuhin Academy in Switzerland.

Constantin BORODIN,  Cello, MOLDAVIA


Constantin Borodin was born in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, started to play cello at the age of six in his hometown. In 2013 he moved to Bucharest where he studied under the guidance of Marin Cazacu, graduating Bachelor and Master degree. Since 2020, Constantin is a student of Konstantin Heidrich doing a Solo Master Degree at University of Arts Berlin. Prize winner at George Enescu (2nd prize) and Domenico Gabrielli (3rd prize) International Competitions. Masterclasses with Gautier Capucon, Miklos Perenyi, Valentin Radutiu, Sebastian Klinger, J. P. Maintz, Stefan Popov. Chamber music Masterclasses : ISA, ECMA, Sonoro, Landesakademie Ochsenhausen.
Scholar at Deutschlandstipendium and Paul Hindemith Gesellschaft.

Nina REYNAUD, Clarinet, FRANCE


Nina was born in France in a small village near Orléans where she started playing the clarinet at the age of 6. During 10 years she combined school, basketball and clarinet to finally choose to study music.
After spending one preparatory year in the Regional Conservatory of Paris (CRR) with Paul Meyer, she studied in the Netherlands for two years with Olivier Patey in the Royal Conservatory of The Hague.
She feels really lucky to be able to play next to her teacher for this festival!
She played in 2021 with the French Youth Orchestra (OFJ) and got admitted this year in the Paris National Conservatory.
She recently started playing as a tutti clarinetist in La Garde Républicaine de Paris.