Mark Karlinsky Photo Dovile Sermokas

Mark Karlinsky studied with Anna Rosnovsky at the ‘Musicians for Tomorrow’ school (founded by Maxim Vengerov), continuing with Irina Etigon (a former student of David Oistrakh) and with Michaela Martin at the Barenboim-Said Academy in Berlin. In Israel he has participated since 2015 in the Jerusalem Music Centre’s programme for outstanding young musicians. He has …

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Ivan Karizna

Described by András Schiff as ‘one of the best cellists of his generation’, Ivan Karizna stems from two schools of playing – traditional Russian, and European, at the Paris Conservatoire where he studied with Jérôme Pernoo, and later in Germany with Frans Helmerson. He was awarded top prizes at competitions including the Tchaikovsky (Moscow), Queen Elisabeth …

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Plamena Mangova

Bulgarian pianist Plamena Mangova’s career was launched after she won prizes at the Paloma O’Shea (Santander, Spain), Vittorio Gui Chamber Music (Florence) and the Queen Elisabeth competitions (Brussels). Her teachers include Marina Kapatsinskaya (Sofia Academy) and Dmitri Bashkirov (Reina Sofia School, Madrid). She is also a graduate of the Queen Elisabeth College of Music. She …

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Clara-Jumi Kang

Winner of the 2010 Indianapolis International Violin Competition, Clara-Jumi Kang has carved out an international career. Other accolades include first prizes at the Seoul Violin Competition (2009) and the Sendal Violin Competition (2010). She has recorded for Decca and Accentus, and her complete Beethoven Violin Sonatas has been nominated for 2022 OPUS award. She has …

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Xenia Jankovic Photo Marco Borggreve

Born in Serbia, Xenia Jankovic studied with Mstislav Rostropovich, Stefan Kalianov, Pierre Fournier, Guy Fallot, André Navarra, György Sebök and Sándor Végh. She has recorded Bach’s cello suites, and works for cello and piano by Brahms, Chopin, Franck, Dvořák, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Jevtic and Shostakovich.  She is a member of the Hamlet Piano Trio, playing on …

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Maria Ioudenitch Photo Andrej Grilc

Maria Ioudenitch, born in Russia, grew up in Kansas City U.S. where she began playing violin at age three, continuing her studies at the Curtis Institute (New York). At the New England Conservatory she studied with Miriam Fried. She launched her career in 2021 when she was awarded top prizes in competitions including the Ysaÿe …

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Rainer Honeck

Rainer Honeck joined the Vienna State Opera Orchestra and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in 1981, becoming Concertmaster of the Opera Orchestra in 1984 and of the Philharmonic in 1992. He has performed as a soloist with the Vienna Philharmonic, London Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, and Mariinsky Theatre orchestras under renowned conductors including Herbert Blomstedt, Semyon Bychkov, …

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Benjamin Hochman Photo Jennifer Taylor

Born in Jerusalem in 1980, Benjamin Hochman studied at the Curtis Institute and Mannes School. At age 24 he made his debut with the IPO at Carnegie Hall conducted by Pinchas Zukerman.  Appearances with the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony and Prague Philharmonic orchestras followed under conductors Noseda, Pinnock, Robertson and Storgårds. A …

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Frans Helmerson

Swedish cellist Frans Helmerson studied in Göteborg, Rome and London as well as benefitting from the guidance and support of Mstislav Rostropovich. He has performed with many of this century’s finest conductors, such as Ozawa, Davis, Neeme Järvi, Svetlanov, Salonen, de Burgos and Rostropovich. He has toured with major orchestras in Europe, the USA, South …

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Uri Dror Photo Yael Ilan

Jerusalem-born Uri Dror studied violin under Shmuel Bernstein and Haim Taub, and participated in the Jerusalem Music Centre’s programme for outstanding young musicians. After IDF service (as an outstanding young musician) he continued at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance supported by the America-Israel Cultural Foundation. In 1990 he founded the Amber Trio Jerusalem …

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