Meet the Musicians

Alessandro Carbonare Clarinet Trio
The combination of this unusual as well as versatile Trio, enables the musicians to effortlessly explore an unusual yet highly stimulating repertoire.
Alessio Bax
Pianist
Combining exceptional lyricism and insight with consummate technique, Alessio Bax is without a doubt “among the most remarkable pianists before the public” (Gramophone).
Alexander Chaushian
Cellist
Regarded as one of the finest cellists of his generation, Alexander Chaushian has performed extensively throughout the world as a soloist
Alexandra Tirsu
Violinist
Alexandra Tirsu is gaining recognition as one of the leading violinists of her generation.
Alina Ibragimova
Violinist
Alina Ibragimova has established a reputation as one of the most accomplished and intriguing violinists of the younger generation.
Antonio Serrano
Harmonica
Having been hailed as one of the great geniuses of Spanish Music (El Pais) and one of the most important harmonica players of all time, Grammy award winning artist Antonio Serrano has been a reference point for Spanish jazz and one of the most highly acclaimed musicians in the world.
Aurélien Pascal
Cellist
Laureate of several prestigious international competitions, including the Second Prize of the 2013 International Paulo Competition in Finland, and the Grand Prix, the Audience’s Prize and the Best Performance Prize of the Ernst Toch Concerto
Bandini-Chiachiaretta Duo
Guitar and Bandoneon Duo
The Giampaolo Bandini - Cesare Chiacchiaretta Duo, guitar and bandoneon, was formed in 2002 with the intention of promoting Argentinean music through the charm and magic of its most representative instruments.
Beata Pincetić & Christos Sakellaridis
Pianists
Beata Pincetić and Christos Sakellaridis, are an internationally esteemed duo with a broad and exciting repertoire for piano four-hands or two pianos.
Benedict Kloeckner
Cellist
Benedict Kloeckner is a highly regarded representative of the new generation of cellists, a great voice for his instrument, which he performs worldwide.
Boris Brovtsyn
Violinist
Boris Brovtsyn studied at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and became a laureate of international competitions, such as Georg Kulenkampff (1994, Cologne), Transnet (1996, Pretoria) and Yehudi Menuhin (1998).
Catalina Vicens
Keyboard Instrumentalist
Chilean-born early keyboard player Catalina Vicens, specialises in performing on antique keyboard instruments and gives recitals in some of the main collections of original historical keyboard instruments in the world.
Costas Cotsiolis
Guitarist
With a celebrated career spanning over 40 years and highly-acclaimed concerts and tours all over the world, Costas Cotsiolis is nowadays recognized as one of the greatest guitarists of our time.
Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra
Youth Orchestra
With over 80 members of ages 9 to 26 years old, selected through auditions, the Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra, is the most important youth music ensemble of the country.
Daishin Kashimoto
Violinist
, Daishin Kashimoto is a regular guest of major concert halls around the globe. In his decadelong role as first concertmaster of the Berliner Philharmoniker, this tremendous wealth of experience also benefits him
Dan Zhu
Violinist
Dan Zhu is widely recognised as one of the leading musicians of his generation on the international stage today.
Danae Dörken
Pianist
Called “the discovery of the year” by Crescendo classical music magazine, German-Greek pianist Danae Dörken is one of the most internationally acclaimed artists of the new generation, electrifying the audiences with her stunning technical skills, exceptional charisma and great profundity of her musicianship.
David Abrahamyan
Violist
David Abrahamyan has performed under the baton of conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Zubin Mehta, Bernard Haitnk, Roberto Benzi, Jesús López Cobos or Plácido Domingo, amongst others.
Diemut Poppen
Violist
Diemut Poppen is one of the finest viola players of her generation. Born in a musical family, Poppen studied in Germany, USA and Paris with some of the greatest viola players of her time
Dúo Arcadia
Guitarists
Emmanuel Tjeknavorian
Emmanuel Tjeknavorian
Violinist
Despite his young age, Emmanuel Tjeknavorian is already one of the great artists of our times. Born in Vienna in 1995, he has made a name for himself both as a violinist and as a conductor, and he inspires audiences and critics with his depth, technical brilliance, and great versatility.
Enrico Pace
Pianist
Enrico Pace has become internationally renowned as one of the most versatile and acclaimed soloists and chamber musicians of his generation.
Ensemble Het Collectief
Chamber Music Ensemble
The ensemble Het Collectief has created an intriguing and idiosyncratic sound, achieved by an unfamiliar mix of strings, wind instruments and piano.
Ergon Ensemble
With an important 14-year artistic history, the Ergon Ensemble is nowadays considered one of the most important ensembles of contemporary music in Greece and abroad. Having the International Academy of Ensemble Modern as its starting meeting point, the Ergon – comprising some of the most talented Greek musicians around – revolves around a flexible format of performers according to the needs of each production.
Fidelio Trio
Shortlisted for the 2016 Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards, the Fidelio Trio (Darragh Morgan / violin, Tim Gill / cello, Mary Dullea / piano) are enthusiastic champions of the piano trio genre, performing the widest possible range of repertoire on concert stages across the world;
Franco Piana
trumpet / flugelhorn
Franco Piana is one of the most important jazz musicians on the Italian scene, known both as a trumpeter-flugelhorn player, as well as an arranger and composer.
Freddy Kempf
Pianist
Exceptionally gifted with an unusually broad repertoire, Freddy Kempf is one of today’s most celebrated pianists.
George Georgiou
Clarinetist
Hailed for his energetic and exciting performances, George Georgiou enjoys a career as a classical and contemporary clarinettist and he has appeared as a soloist in concerts and recitals in Europe, the Middle East and the USA.
Gergana Georgieva
Pianist
Bulgarian-born Gergana Georgieva started receiving piano and music lessons at the age of six, and by the age of ten, she was accepted at the Pancho Vladigerov Music School in Burgas.
Gurdain Rayatt
Tabla Player
Gurdain Rayatt is one of the leading tabla players in Europe today. He undertook advanced training in India and has been fortunate to perform alongside the greats of the Hindustani music tradition.
Hrachya Avanesyan
Violinist
Regarded as one of the most inspiring and gifted artists of his generation, Hrachya Avanesyan first received international attention when he won the First Prize at the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition in 2006.
Ilya Kondratiev
Pianist
Born in Russia, Ilya studied at the Samara College of Music and at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire. In 2014 he moved to London in order to further his studies at the Royal College of Music under Vanessa Latarche and Sofia Gulyak.
Jasdeep Singh Degun
Sitarist
Jasdeep Singh Degun, has brought a new energy and vision to both Indian Classical and contemporary music, and he is passionate about exposing music from his heritage to audiences across the globe.
Jiyeong Mun
Pianist
Jiyeong Mun won the Geneva International Competition in Switzerland in 2014, at the age of 18, and subsequently won the Busoni International Competition in Italy in 2015. Since then, she has gained a reputation as one of the most sought-after musicians and pianists of her generation
José Gallardo
Pianist
Born in Buenos Aires, José Gallardo is a graduate of the University of Mainz, where he studied under Professor Poldi Mildner.
Julia Morneweg
Cellist
Born and raised in Cologne, Julia Morneweg trained at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hanover and at the Royal College of Music, under the tutelage of Raphael Wallfisch, Klaus Heitz and Leonid Gorokhov.
Julian Bliss
Clarinetist
Julian Bliss is one of the world’s finest clarinettists, excelling as a concerto soloist, chamber musician, jazz artist, masterclass leader and tireless musical explorer.
Julien Quentin
Pianist
Pianist Julien Quentin has established himself as a versatile and sensitive musician, exhibiting great maturity and poise. His remarkable depth of musicianship and distinct clarity of sound coupled with flawless technique, make him an artist in demand as both soloist and chamber musician.
Katrien Baerts
Soprano
Belgian soprano Katrien Baerts has been noted for her powerful and sensual voice as well as for her profound and heartfelt interpretation.
Kiron Atom Tellian
Kiron Atom Tellian
Pianist
Born in Vienna in 2002, piano wunderkind Kiron Atom Tellian is a prize winner in numerous national and international competitions, including the First Prize and the Haydn Prize at the 17th Ettlingen International Piano Competition in Germany in 2020
Kostas Makrygiannakis
Guitarist
Kostas Makrygiannakis studied at the Contemporary Conservatory of Thessaloniki and at Trinity College of Music in London. His diverse interests include chamber music, contemporary music and even pop music.
Kristóf Baráti
Violinist
Hungarian violinist Kristóf Baráti is recognised across the globe as a musician of extraordinary quality with a vast expressive range and impeccable technique.
Kuss String Quartet
Quartet
With its unique approach to music-making, the Kuss Quartet ranks amongst the world's most renowned ensembles.
Kyril Zlotnikov
Cellist
Kyril Zlotnikov studied at the Belarusian State Music Academy and the Jerusalem Rubin Academy of Music and Dance. Prize-winner in many competitions, including the Clairmont Competition, the Braun-Roger Siegl Competition, and the Pierre Tarcali Prize, Zlotnikov is a founding member of one of the most dynamic and exciting string quartets of today – the Jerusalem Quartet, which has gained a vast international acclaim.
Kyros Patsalides
Baritone
One of the most important Cypriot artists of his generation, with an acclaimed international career, Kyros Patsalides first came into the limelight in 1995, when he won the First Prize in the International Song Competition of the Arena di Verona in co-production with the State Opera of Budapest.
Lars Anders Tomter
Violist
Lars Anders Tomter is one of today's most outstanding violists. Hailed as the “The Giant of the Nordic Viola” by The Strad, Tomter studied at the Oslo Music Conservatory and the Norwegian State Academy of Music.
Levon Chilingirian
Violinist
Levon Chilingirian, born in Cyprus, began violin with his great uncle, Vahan Bedelian. After emigrating to the U.K., he later studied with his uncle, Manoug Parikian, Hugh Bean, and the Amadeus Quartet.
Lily Maisky
Pianist
Lily Maisky was born in Paris and raised in Brussels where she is still based. She began her piano studies at the age of 4 with Lyl Tiempo and Alan Weiss, and she was a pupil at the “Purcell School of Music” from 2001 until 2005.
Luke Jones
Pianist
Luke Jones studied at the Conservatorio di Musica 'Lorenzo Perosi' Campobasso under the guidance of Maestro Carlo Grante
Marc Coppey
Cellist
Regarded as one of the leading cellists in the world today, Marc Coppey first came to the notice of Sir Yehudi Menuhin in 1988, when he won the First Prize and the Special Prize in the Leipzig Bach Competition.
Marie Sophie Hauzel
Pianist
Marie Sophie Hauzel has won a number of international competitions, such as the International Jenö Takacs Competition, the International Hans von Bülow Piano Competition in Meiningen, the International Balys Dvarionas Competition for Young Pianists in Vilnius, the Carl Bechstein Competition in Berlin.
Marios Nicolaou
Percussionist
Percussionist Marios Nicolaou has been carving a long and interesting career as a soloist, chamber musicians and orchestral player. He is the principal Timpanist of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra.
Markellos Chryssicos
Harpsichordist
Markellos Chryssicos studied the harpsichord with Margarita Dalmati in Athens. He continued his studies on Historical Performance in Paris with S. Romeo and O. Baumont
Matthijs Koene
Internationally recognized as one of the foremost panpipes players of our time, Matthijs Koene is celebrated for his ground-breaking vision and approach, which have vastly expanded the technical and expressive capabilities of his instrument, and introduced it to the classical music world.
Mavroudes Troullos
Bassoon
Born in Cyprus, in 1992, into a family of musicians, Mavroudes Troullos is a highly trained bassoonist who stands out for his musical sensitivity and maturity.
Mehboob Nadeem
Sitarist
Mehboob Nadeem is acknowledged as one of the most accomplished and charismatic sitar players of the present generation.
Mischa Maisky
Cellist
Recognised as one of the most important musicians of our times, Mischa Maisky has the distinction of being the only cellist in history to have studied with both Mstislav Rostropovich and Gregor Piatigorsky.
Nabil Shehata
Double Basist
Having studied at the Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" in Berlin, Nabil Shehata won several international competitions including the Julio Cardona Competition in Portugal and the Valentino Bucchi Competition in Rome.
Nicolas Dautricourt
Violinist
Voted "ADAMI Classical Discovery of the Year" at the Midem in Cannes and awarded the Sacem Georges Enesco Prize, Nicolas Dautricourt is undoubtedly one of the most brilliant and engaging French violinists of his generation.
Ossi Tanner
Pianist
Winner of the Tampere Piano Competition in 2017 and the Leevi Madetoja Piano Competition in 2015, Ossi Tanner is steadily gaining the reputation as one of Finland’s most talented young pianists.
Peter Laul
Pianist
Peter Laul was born into a musical family in St. Petersburg, and received his education at the St. Petersburg Conservatory, where he studied with Prof. Alexander Sandler, and where he has since become a faculty member.
Peter Sheppard Skaerved
Violinist
Quatuor Diotima
Chamber Ensemble
Quatuor Diotima is one of the most in-demand chamber ensembles in the world today. It was formed in 1996 by graduates of the Paris National Conservatory.
Razvan Popovici
Violist
One of the most accomplished and versatile violists of his generation, Razvan Popovici was born in Bucharest into a family of musicians, and studied in Salzburg, Paris and Freiburg.
Rémi Geniet
Pianist
Since being the youngest prizewinner in the Bonn International Beethoven Competition in 2011, and after winning the Second Prize in the 2013 Queen Elisabeth International Piano Competition at the age of 20, Rémi Geniet has fast established himself as one of the most prominent pianists of his generation.
Roman Kosyakov
Pianist
Described as a “poet-artist of commanding intelligence, with freedom of expression and imagination ranging from amorous intimacy to blazing peaks of Vesuvian tumult”, Roman Kosyakov is unquestionably one of the most fascinating pianists of his generation.
Rosanne Philippens
Violinist
Violinist Rosanne Philippens is an extraordinary communicator, with an innate musicality and an infectiously joyful yet sincere approach to music-making.
Sarah Aristidou
Soprano
Described by critics as “extraordinary” with “flawless technique” and “gorgeous stage presence”, French-Cypriot soprano Sarah Aristidou is a star in the making, and has already worked with a number of major conductors including Daniel Barenboim, Sir Simon Rattle and François-Xavier Roth. Sarah has twice been nominated as “Best Newcomer” by Opernwelt.  She was most recently awarded the Luitpold Prize for outstanding performance of a newcomer at the Kissinger Sommer Festival (2021).
Sasha Savaloni
Guitarist
Classical guitarist Sasha Savaloni is the First Prize winner of the prestigious Sevilla International Guitar Competition 2018.
Sharon Kanach
Musicologist
Stefania Tallini
Piano
Stefania Tallini is an internationally acclaimed award-winning musician, who has a brilliant career in the area of jazz and classical music.
Suhas Mitra
Sarod Player
Suhas Mitra was introduced to the world of Indian Classical Music at the age of 12 by Shree Kaustav Roy of Shahajehanpur Gharana, who identified in him a great talent and provided him with a solid foundation for the sarod playing. He soon moved to Kolkata, where he continued his training under Shree Bidyut Khan in the world renowned Maihar Gharana, School of Hindustani classical music.
Tarang Ensemble
Carnatic Music Ensemble
The six-member Tarang Ensemble is dedicated to uncovering the numerous converging aspects of Indian Music and intermingling them with different streams of Western Music.
Thanos Mitsalis
Guitarist
Thanos Mitsalas is steadily gaining recognition as one of the leading guitarists of his generation.
The Cyprus Guitar Trio
Guitarists
The Cyprus Guitar Trio was founded in 2015. Comprising three renowned classical guitarists from Cyprus: Vasilios Avraam, George Christofi and Socrates Leptos.
The Sitkovetsky Trio
Theodora Baka
Mezzo-Soprano
Mezzo-soprano Theodora Baka studied Opera and Chamber Music at the University of Music and Drama in Hanover, Germany.
Tomoki Sakata
Pianist
Tomoki Sakata has appeared in major concert venues throughout the world, and has performed with some of the world’s leading orchestras
Trio Zukan
Trio Zukan is currently one of the most distinguished ensembles of contemporary music scene in the Basque Country. It emerged in 2014 from the combination of three uncommon instruments: accordion, percussion and txistu – a traditional Basque flute, with three-holes, which can be played with one hand, leaving the other one free to play a percussion instrument.
Tyler Hay
Pianist
Tyler Hay was born in 1994 and began learning the piano at the age of six. In 2007, he gained a place to study with Tessa Nicholson at the prestigious Purcell School for Young Musicians
Vasilios Avraam
Guitarist
Vasilios Avraam studied at the Ferenc Liszt Conservatory in Hungary under the supervision of István Adrovicz, then at the Strasbourg National Conservatoire under Pablo Márquez, where he gained his Masters, and subsequently at the Academy of Music in Bratislava where he received his Musical Doctoral Degree (Artis Doctor) in classical guitar under the supervision of Jozef Zsapka. Avraam has also actively participated in master-classes by such renowned musicians as Walter Würdinger, Zoran Dukic, Gérard Abiton, and Devich Sándor. He was the First Prize winner of the National Guitar Competition in Hungary in 1998.
Viviane Hagner
Violinist
Munich-born violinist Viviane Hagner has won exceptional praise for her highly intelligent musicality and passionate artistry.
Vladimir Petrov
Pianist
Laureate and Audience Prize Winner at the 63rd Ferruccio Busoni Competition 2021, pianist Vladimir Petrov is internationally hailed as one of the leading rising stars of our times.
Wolfgang Schröder
Violinist
Wolfgang Schröder has performed together with Yehudi Menuhin and Alberto Lysy, both as a soloist and a chamber musician, all over the world, including the Barbican Center in London and Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires.
Yevgeny Sudbin
Pianist
Yevgeny Sudbin has been hailed by The Telegraph as ‘potentially one of the greatest pianists of the 21st century'.
Yiorgos Kountouris
Conductor
Yiorgos Kountouris is the Artistic Director of the Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra and its Music School. He graduated from the St. Petersburg State Conservatory in 2006, where he studied Symphonic and Operatic Conducting with Prof. Alexander Alexeev and Violin with Prof. Antonina Kazarena.
Yuri Kalnits
Violist
A recipient of two prestigious Diapason d’Or awards for his recording of Weinberg’s Violin Sonatas, Yuri Kalnits was described by reviewers as ‘an interpreter of the highest order’.
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