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.
Marie Sophie Hauzel
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.
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.
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.