Sacha MORIN, Piano, FRANCE 

Biography:

Sacha Morin begins the piano at the age of 7 years old in France. At the age of 17, he was admitted to the CNSM of Paris in the class of Emmanuel Strosser. He works in parallel with several renowned pianists. In 2021, he is broadcast on France Musique in the program “Un été classique” and performs under the direction of conductor Bruno Mantovani. In 2022, he performed Berg and Schubert in the program “Générations France Musique” presented by Clément Rochefort live on French Radio. He also won first prize of the “France Musique Competition”.

Maria-Izabela VOROPCIUC, Piano, ROMANIA

Biography:

At the age of 4 years, Maria Izabela Voropciuc started her musical journey. Izabela participates at national and international competitions where she wins numerous trophies and prizes. Due to these successes, she was invited to perform as a soloist with the “Dinu Lipatti” State Philarmonic orchestra of Satu Mare at the age of 12 years old. Izabela received a bursary as a young member of the Resonnance Foundation. Currently, Isabella is in her second year of studies at the “Gheorghe Dima” National Academy of Music.

Maria MARICA,  Violin, ROMANIA

Biography:

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.

Thomas BRIANT,  Violin, FRANCE

Biography:

French violinist Thomas Briant is rapidly building himself a flourishing career as a polyvalent artist. Captivating people with his playing and unique programming, he tries to broaden the understanding of classical music. Born in 2001, Thomas Briant began violin at the age of 5 at the Toulon Conservatoire. He obtained a double Licence at the CNSM de Paris in Violin and Chamber Music, then entered the Master’s program. Thomas participates in a lot of academies and benefits from the advice of artists. Together with Théotime Gillot (piano) and Eliott Leridon (cello), he forms Trio Zarathoustra.

Vassily CHMYKOV,  Violin, FRANCE

Biography:

Vassily Chmykov is a French violinist born in Monaco in 1999. He began playing the violin at the Prince Rainier III Academy of Music in Monaco. He then continued his studies at the CNSMD in Paris, in Alexis Galpérine’s master’s program, and also in Lausanne, pursuing a Master’s degree in Solo Performance. Vassily has already performed as a soloist and chamber musician in many countries and he has collaborated with renowned orchestras. In his achievements, he has been a laureate and recipient of several international awards.

Stefan SIMONCA OPRITA,  Violin, ROMANIA

Biography:

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.

Hallel TUTTER,  Violin, ISRAËL

Biography:

Hallel Tutter is a passionate and versatile young Israeli musician. She has performed worldwide as both a chamber player and soloist. Since 2019,  she has been living and working in Berlin. Her career as a performer spans over different fields. She is also a member of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. Hallel participated in various music courses and festivals, performing both as a soloist and as a chamber musician.

Anne-Sophie VAN RIEL,  Viola, NETHERLANDS 

Biography:

Anne Sophie van Riel is a Dutch Violist who shares her time between period instrument music and ‚modern‘ performance practice. She studied viola in Zürich where she wrote her Master Thesis on changes in audiences and audience behaviour in the 18th century. She is currently doing a second Master at the Scola Cantorum in Basel with Amandine Beyer. Anne Sophie is a founding member of the Chamber Orchestra Ensemble auf der Suche who create innovative concert concepts trying to make classical music more approachable.

Ilinca FORNA,  Viola, ROMANIA

Biography:

Ilinca Forna is a Romanian violist that constantly seeks to expand her interdisciplinary experiences through various forms of art. She has just finished studying in her hometown, Cluj Napoca, with violist Traian Boală of the Arcadia Quartet. Ilinca has always been passionate about chamber music, playing in programmes like Sonoro ‘Interferences’ or even with her own quartet, Resono4, giving concerts all around the country.

Noemí FUNEZ PALENCIA,  Viola, SPAIN

Biography:

Noemi Funez Palencia began her viola studies at the age of five. She entered the Federico Moreno Torroba Centre for Music Education. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees with highest honours from the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in 2021 and 2022. She received the diploma to the most outstanding student of her chair in 2020 and in 2022. In 2021 she participated in the 30th anniversary tour of the School with the Freixenet Symphony Orchestra. She has recently won a position as an academist in the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam during the season 2022-2023.

Léo ISPIR,  Cello, FRANCE

Biography:

Born in 2002, Léo Ispir began playing the cello at the age of 7 with Isabelle Loubaresse at the CRR in Rouen. From 2020 to 2023 Léo studied with Jérôme Pernoo at the Paris Conservatoire. At the same time, he benefited from Anne Gastinel’s guidance at the Jaroussky Academy, where he was a laureate of the “Debussy Promotion”. In 2023 he won the ADAMI Classical Revelation award. He is a member of the Cello8 octet, with whom he has recorded an album entitled “ode à la nuit” on the Mirare label.

Karl FIGUEROA,  Cello, CHILI

Biography:

Karl Figueroa is a particularly versatile artist. His repertoire ranges from baroque to Latin American folklore and jazz improvisation. Figueroa began his musical education at the age of two, playing the piano. The cello was added at the age of eight. Since 2016 he has been studying at the Musikhochschule Münster. The young Chilean musician has given numerous concerts in China, Germany, Holland, Greece, Hungary, Switzerland and Brazil. He has also given concerts together with Peter von Wienhardt, Cristian Tetzlaff, Tabea Zimmermann, Jörg Widmann, Thomas Reif and others.

Cornelius ZIRBO,  Cello, ROMANIA 

Biography:

Cornelius was born in Cluj-Napoca, where he began his musical studies at the age of nine. He graduated ‘Dinu Lipatti’ National High school of Arts in Bucharest, under the mentorship of Octavian Lup and now Cornelius is pursuing his Bachelor studies at The National University of Music Bucharest under Marin Cazacu. Cornelius is an alumnus of the Verbier Festival Academy, where he had the opportunity to study in 2017. He is a laureate of many competitions in his homeland and abroad.

Constantin BORODIN,  Cello, MOLDAVIA

Biography:

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.