Maurice Bourgue is one of the finest oboists in the world today. In 1966, he shared first prize with James Galway in the International Wind Competition in Birmingham and consequently won competitions in Munich, Prague and Budapest. He was chosen by Charles Munch to become the solo oboist of the Orchestre de Paris. His career as a soloist has brought him to major concert halls all over Europe, in the USA, Japan and Russia. He is a regular soloist with the Lucerne Festival Strings, all the major French orchestras, BBC orchestras, LSO, COE and the Vienna Philharmonic. Bourgue has recorded for all the major record labels. Henri Dutilleux dedicated his Diptyque: les Citations to Bourgue, who also gave premiere performances of Olivier Messaien's Concerto No 4. His Ensemble ŕ Vent Maurice Bourgue performs all over the world, and in 2004 he also founded the Ensemble CONTINUUM with Sergio Azzolini. Maurice Bourgue combines solo performance with a busy conducting and teaching career particularly in Paris, Geneva and at the Martinu International Chamber Music Academy, of which he is director.
Martin Frutiger was born in Bern in 1977. During his school days he already studied with Professor Hans Elhorst
at the Bern University of the Arts. He continued his oboe studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts
Munich in the master class of Professor Günther Passin. From 2001 to 2003 he was a scholarship holder in the
Orchester-Akademie of the Berliner Philharmoniker. Since 2004 he has been principal cor anglais player with the
Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich. At the same time he was appointed professor of cor anglais and oboe d'amore at the Zurich University of the Arts. Since 2015 Martin Frutiger is professor of oboe at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.
Martin Frutiger has won several competitions including first prize in the International Oboe Competition of the
Handel Festival in Halle on the Saale and also first prize at the "Concours National d'Execution Musicale" in
Riddes, Switzerland. In 2003 he was awarded second prize in the International Sony Competition in Tokyo. In the
same year he was also a finalist in the "New Talent" competition of the European Broadcasting Union in Bratislava.
Martin Frutiger is one of the leading cor anglais players in Europe. He performed the Swiss premiere of the
English horn concerto by Stanislas Skrowaczewski with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich under the direction of the
composer himself. Skrowaczewski's biographer writes: "The year 2007 brought Skrowaczewski a singular gift:
a first-rate performance of his Concerto for English horn and Orchestra by the Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich. The
orchestra's new English horn player, Martin Frutiger, performed the piece from memory - a first - and with a
"superb tone", Skrowaczewski said, "close to Tom Stacy."" (Seeking the infinite - The musical life of Stanislas
Martin Frutiger is the artistic director for oboe of "The Muri Competition" in Muri, Switzerland.
Diego Chenna studied with V. Menghini at the Turin Music Conservatoire and with Sergio Azzolini at the MHS in Stuttgart.
In those same years, he played with the Gustav Mahler Jugend Orchester and the European Union Youth Orchestra directed by Claudio Abbado, who has recently invited him to play in Lucerne Festival Orchestra and to cooperate with Orchestra Mozart, as a teacher, first bassoon and soloist.
In 1998 he won the first prize at the "Fernand Gillet International Competition" in U.S.A. and started his career as a soloist and chamber musician; as a soloist, he performed with Rai Orchestra Nazionale della Radiotelevisione Italiana, Orchestra da camera di Mantova, Camerata Bern, Camerata Zürich, Moscow Soloists, European Union Chamber Orchestra, Georgian State Symphony Orchestra, Kammerakademie Potsdam, Beethoven Academie (Antwerpen), Bieler Sinfonieorchesters...
In "Mozart year 2006" he performed the bassoon concerto K 191 with the "Kremerata Baltica".
As a first bassoon player, he cooperated with The Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the World Orchestra for Peace directed by Valery Gergiev. Being an appreciated chamber musician, his name appears in various important European festivals, playing with such artists as Heinz Holliger, Alexander Lonquich, Gidon Kremer, Maurice Bourgue, Yuri Bashmet, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Mario Brunello, Michel Portal, Jacques Zoon a.o.
His ceaseless search in the music field often leads him to move on beyond the classical repertoire of his instrument, onto innovative grounds: the rediscovery of forgotten music, the development of new execution techniques, the utilization of live electronics and the creation of a new repertoire nowadays represent his main interest. Many composers have dedicated some of their works to him.
Presently he's bassoon Professor at the Freiburg i. B. Musikhochschule and Visiting Professor for contemporary music at the University of Luzern.
Jessica began her musical education at the age of 7, singing in children choir of her birthtown, Trento (Italy), where she obtained her flute graduation in 1990, 18 years old.
She continued her studies in Italy with Giampaolo Pretto (first flute of Italian Radio-Television Symphony Orchestra, “Bibiena” Quintet), Glauco Cambursano (ex Principal flute of “Teatro alla Scala”), Jŕnos Bŕlint and attended master classes with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Aurčle Nicolet, Emmanuel Pahud, and Jacques Zoon.
Her orchestral experience began in 1993 as a member of the “Italian Youth Orchestra”, where she played under the direction of Luciano Berio, Gyorgy G. Rath and Daniele Gatti. It continued through collaborations as Principal in many italian orchestras: “Teatro dell’Opera” Roma, “Teatro La Fenice” Venezia, “Maggio Musicale” Florence, Filarmonica Toscanini (L. Maazel), “Orchestra del Teatro Regio” of Parma, Orchestra Sinfonica “Toscanini” Parma, “Teatro Regio” Torino, “Haydn Orchester” Bozen. In the season 2003-2004 she played as Principal Assistant with the Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia, in 2004-2005 she collaborated as Principal with the Orquesta Sinfonica de Tenerife (Spain).
Solo flute at Săo Paulo State Symphony Orchestra (Brazil) until 2013, she played in Concert Halls such Musikverein Vienna, Koelner Philharmonie, Théâtre du Châtelet Paris, Auditorio Nacional de Musica Madrid, Lisinski Hall Zagreb, Filharmonia Narodowa Warsaw, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Royal Albert Hall London (BBC Proms 2012), Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Grosses Festspielhaus Salzburg, Tonhalle Zurich. Nowadays she collaborates in the same positions with various ensembles and orchestras.
As a chamber music player, she offered concerts in Italy, Austria, Germany, Czec Republic, Brazil and had prizes in national and international competitions. Awarded with the “Prix de la Fondation Sorato” at the prestigious Genčve Competition, she joined a Stage at “Academie de Villecroze” by official invitation of Emmanuel Pahud, with the prize winners of all the international flute Competitions 2001. As a soloist she played Bach B min Suite, Mozart concertos k313, k314, Flute and Harp and Zandonai’s “Il Flauto Notturno”.
In 2011 she obtained the Performance Master degree at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil), her dissertation about the acoustic parameters of the flute vibrato is published by NEA Editions. She is also graduated in Clinical Psychology (University of Padova, 2004).
A dedicated teacher, Jessica is co-professor of the "Dentro il suono" (Into the Sound) flute method, ideated by Giampaolo Pretto (Riverberi Sonori Editions).
She has been flute teacher at the S. Paulo State Orchestra Academy and her students successfully completed their formation in prestigious European Music Academies, such as: Academia Reina Sofia (Madrid, Spain, Prof. J. Zoon), FolkWang Hochschuhle fuer Musik (Essen, Germany, Prof. G. Ott), Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (Prof. Philippe Racine), Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et Danse (Paris, France, Prof. S. Cherrier).
Born in 1992 in Neuchâtel (Switzerland), Lionel Pointet, horn player, demonstrates a well engaged
career: Verbier Festival Orchestras, Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra or even the Lucerne Festival
Orchestra. Since 2014, Lionel Pointet is a member of the Philharmonia Zurich, better known as the
Zurich Opera House Orchestra. Next to his orchestra job, Lionel has been specializing himself on
historical instruments, playing the baroque horn and the natural horn. He has been regularly invited
to play as guest in famous baroque orchestras and festivals.
Born in Vigo, Spain, in 1992, Rubén’s musical training began at the local conservatory under the guidance of his father. It was at this young age that Ruben’s exceptional talent was noticed.
He soon began performing live concerts and appearing on TV, demonstrating his technical maturity on the trumpet.
At 8 years old he took part in a multitude of national and international competitions, such as Yamaha in Madrid;
Ciudad de Vigo, Spain; Porcia, Italy; Benidorm; Maurice André, Paris (since this, Rubén has become the latest
pupil of Maurice André, who took Ruben under his guidance to polish his technique and interpretation),
Selmer Competition, France; P. Jones, Gebwiller, France. In all these competitions, Ruben was youngest participant.
In the following years, he performed on many television and radio broadcasts, including TVE Antena 3, T.V Galega,
French T.V., Cuatro, Radio Clasica ,T.V. Tokyo , Radio France, and T.V. Portugal.
At 12, he was invited to perform as guest soloist with the RTVE Symphony Orchestra of Spain, performing at the
National Auditoriums in Madrid and Zaragoza, and was seen by a global audience when the Televisión Espańola
Internacional Christmas concert was broadcast across the world. Also aged 12, Rubén was recording his debut
album, "ENSUEŃO", which he toured extensively in Spain and Portugal.
Rubén also dedicates himself to teaching his art, giving master classes in Estonia, Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Japan and China.
He also performs and records with different Symphonic Orchestras, including the Munich Orchestra, R.T.V.E.,
Valencia Symphony, Viana do Castelo (Portugal), Sinfónica de San Cristobal (Venezuela) Guarde Republicaine
Windband (France), Sinfónica Leon, Orq. Palma Mallorca, Sinfonica Alicante, Cannes Philarmonie, Nize, Nantes
(Italy) Torrent, Siena Wind Orchestra (Tokyo), Kanazawa, Paris, Stuttgart, as well as Symphonic Wind Bands in
Valencia, Alicante, Mallorca, Ciudad Real, U.M. Lliria, and U.M Montserrat.
In July 2005, at age 13, Ruben was invited by Maurice André to perform at the International Trumpet Week at Bordeaux, France.
In 2008, he was also invited to perform with Maurice André and Michel Becquet in Lille, in a tribute to Maestro
André. He has recorded several albums, released worldwide, with the Siena Wind Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Kanazawa
(Japan), various symphonic bands, and chamber music and baroque music orchestras. In 2008, in recognition of his
brilliant concert career, he was awarded the European Prize for Culture in Stuttgart (Germany).
Currently, Rubén performs around the world as a trumpet soloist, and with the Hulencourt Soloists Chamber Orchestra.
He continues to study with Vicente Campos at the Castellón Conservatory.
Born on 22 September 1993. In 2003 began to play clarinet at Panstwowa Szkola Muzyczna I and II ST. (
State Music School of 1st and 2nd Degree) in Sanok, which he graduated with distinction. Actually he is a
student of prof. Andrzej Godek clarinet class in Academy of Music in Cracow. Participated in a lot of
masterclasses with well known Professors such as, Francois Benda, Yehuda Gilad, Harri Maki, Sharon Kam,
Wenzel Fuchs, Eduard Brunner, Nuno Pinto, Shirley Brill, Michel Lethiec, Gabor Varga and Pascual Margues.
So far participated in competitions listed below:
2006- Regional Auditions of Students of the Wooden Wind Instruments Classes,
2nd place, Mielec
2006- 3rd Clarinet Festival In Krosno, Krosno
2007- Regional Auditions of Students of the Wooden Wind Instruments,
1st place, Mielec
2008- 4th Clarinet Festival In Krosno 1st place
2009: -Natonwide Wind Instruments Competition, Bydgoszcz
-32nd Nationwide Chamber Bands Competition, Wroclaw
-8th Clarinet Festival, Piotrków Trybunalski
-Open Philharmony of Agrafka Muzyczna (participant)
-The 2nd degree Music School Students Meetings of Podkarpackie Province, Mielec,
1st place solo,
1st place band
-Macroregional Auditions of Wind Instruments, Lublin
-Nationwide Auditions of Wind Instruments Classes, Warsaw
-Nationwide Clarinet Festival, Krosno
-9th Clarinet Festival,Piotrków Trybunalski
-Engagement in Young Polish Philharmony
-World Delphic Games- Johannesburg-
Gold Medal and Audience award
-Eurovision Young Musicians (Nationwide TV)
-Nationwide Clarinet Competition, Krosno
Eugenio Guercia born in the heart of the Ionian coast of southern Italy, he studied with Umberto Musio at the Music Conservatory in Monopoli (Apulia, Italy) and with Markus Maskuniitty in the University for Music, Theater and Media in Hannover where he got his Master's degree on the February 2017, school which gave him the opportunity to play amazing orchestral programs under the direction of Eiji Oue and many other great conductors. As a youth activity he's played in youth orchestras like Juniorchestra Advanced of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia with the direction of Carlo Rizzari and Landesjugendorchester Bremen. He's cooperated with Magna Grecia ICO Orchestra in Taranto, Landesteather Eisenach and he was second classified in the Academy audition of the Royal Stockholm Philarmonic Orchestra and second classified in the Solohorn audition in Theater Osnabrück. Hč's also played with the Hannover Hornclass Ensemble during his studies in Hannover, even as a substitute with the Hannover Horn Quartet.
The Slovenian oboist Polona Pockaj is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Orchestra
in the class of prof. Martin Frutiger at the Hochschule für Musik Luzern
(Switzerland). After completing her Bachelor's studies at the Academy of Music
Ljubljana (Slovenia) with prof. Matej Šarc, she went on to pursue a Master's degree
at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (Zurich, Switzerland) where she graduated in
2015 in the class of prof. Simon Fuchs. She has taken part in many masterclasses
and chamber groups projects, having the opportunity to work with acknowledged
musicians such as Francesco di Rosa, Christian Schmitt, Kaspar Zimmermann,
Radovan Vlatkovic, Marina Horak, or Ulrich Koella. In 2007 she won the TEMSIG
competition (Competition of young Slovenian musicians). She has played in different
youth orchestras at festivals and competitions in Slovenia and abroad, such as
Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra Ljubljana and Akademisches Orchester
Zürich. She has also received scholarships from the Bruno-Schuler Stiftung and the
Alfred und Bertha Zangger-Weber Stiftung.
Born in Moscow. Graduated from Academic Music College, Moscow State P.I.
Tchaikovsky Conservatory (class of Prof. Valery Popov) and Basel Music Academy
(class of Prof. Sergio Azzolini, chamber music classes of Profs. Felix Renggli, Anton
Kernjak, Banjamin Engeli).
Winner of an award at the V. Blazhevich Wind Performers Competition in
Moscow, laureate of the 5th D.Bida Wood Wind Young Performers International
Competition (1st prize; 2009, Lviv, Ukraine). Took part in the 2nd International
Music Festival (2010, Algeria), Classic Open Festival (2010, Togliatti, Russia) and
4th Academic Oboe and Bassoon Competition in Lodz (2011, Poland). Laureate of
the 8th Music Competition (1st prize; 2011, Sochi, Russia). Participant of the
Moscow Conservatory’s Creative Youth Festival, "River of Talents" project (2011,
St. Petersburg) and Youth Symphony Orchestra of the Commonwealth of
Independent States (2011). Diplomand of the 6th M. Spisak International Music
Competition (2012, Katowice, Poland). Took part in Meisterkurse
Markneukirchen (2012, Germany), Sebino Summer Class and Festival (2013,
Sarnico, Italy), International Chamber Music Festival "Winterreise" (2016) and
International Festival of Fine Arts (2016, Kostroma, Russia). Laureate of XX
International Competition "Musica Classica" (2nd prize; Ruza, Russia). Took part in
the Project of 20th Century Music "Unsichtbare Tanzschritte" (2015,
Switzerland), Sky Music Festival (2017, Russia) and X Winter International Arts
Festival and Music Academy (2017, Sochi, Russia). Participant of the “Opera
Night” projects and concert programs of St. Petersburg Music House.
Holder of the Russian Federation Government Scholarship and Moscow
Conservatory Certificate "Graduate of the year 2014".
Participated in master classes with Profs. F.Forst, S.Canuti, M.Racz, G.Lakatos,
T.Pelkner, G.Versiglia, K.Sokolov, A.Zucco.
Collaborated with orchestras of Moscow Conservatory, Russian State Academic
Symphony Capella, Chamber Academy Basel, Neues Orchester Basel, Kostroma
Symphony Orchestra, Tarusa Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonieorchester Reinach,
Jugendsymphonieorchester der Regio Basiliensis, Youth Symphonic Orchestra of
the Volga Region, Ensemble of Soloists "Premičre", Ancient Music Ensemble
"L'Esprit du Vent", Contemporary Music Ensemble "Diagonal".
Clarinetist Samuel Brandăo Marques began his studies at the age of five with Nelson Aguiar (Aveiro Music Conservatory) and continued his studies with António Saiote (Music and Performing Arts College – Porto), before studying under Stanley Drucker, Pascual Martínez-Forteza and Dennis Smylie at New York University’s Steinhardt School. At NYU he obtained a Masters degree in Instrumental Performance, an Advanced Certificate in Music Education, and was also an Adjunct Instructor.
Mr. Marques was awarded in several clarinet and chamber music competitions in Portugal, Spain and the US.
In 2013, Mr. Marques was selected to the National Repertory Orchestra (Colorado), the Castleton Festival Orchestra, the World Peace Orchestra, and the New York Youth Symphony. In 2014, Mr. Marques was selected to the Institute and Festival for Contemporary Performance (New York, NY) and to the Atlantic Music Festival (Waterville, ME), being offered a Resident Artist Fellowship. During the same year, he had the opportunity to play with the internationally renowned mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and was selected as the winner of the II Iberoamerican Young Artists Competition.
In 2015, Mr. Marques was selected to go on a Portuguese tour with the Gulbenkian Orchestra Seminar, toured Italy with the Virtuoso Soloists of New York, group of which he is a founding member, toured Portugal with Orchestra XXI and was selected to the Portuguese Youth Orchestra. In 2016 he was selected to the Remix Ensemble Summer Academy and gave a clarinet masterclass at the 1st Bendada Music Fest, in Portugal.
Mr. Marques regularly collaborates with Portugal’s Gulbenkian Orchestra and Atlantic Coast Orchestra, and is on the Clarinet faculty at Jobra’s Music Conservatory, Albergaria Club’s Music Academy, E. T. – Talent School (Lisbon), Banda Vaguense’s Music School and Banda de Música de Loureiro’s Music School.
Agata Igras is a versatile flutist with over 20 years of musical career and performances in almost 40 countries on 4 continents as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestra member.
She worked with world renowned flutists like:
Julius Baker, William Bennett, Robert Aitken, Jean-Claude Gerard, Emmanuel Pahud, Carlos Bruneel, Patricia Morris, Robert Dick and Patrick Gallois. She played under such conductors as Lord Yehudi Menuhin, Krzysztof Penderecki, Emmanuel Krivine, Gerd Albrecht, Rafael Payare, Sascha Goetzel, Shlomo Mintz with soloists including Piotr Anderszewski, Martha Argherich, Ian Hobson, Sharon Kahm, Shlomo Mintz, Maxim Vengerov, Boris Pergamenschikow, Yuri Bashmet, Wolfgang Schulz, Jean Pierre Rampal, Albrecht Mayer, Paul Meyer, Maurice Andre, Alfred Brendel, Byron Janis, José Cura, Placido Domingo, Alexander Lonquich.
She recorded 3 solo CD's which brought her very positive international critique and nominations to Fryderyk - the Polish Phonographic Award as well as Clef de Resmusica distinction for the Martinu Chamber Music CD. Recently "Real Life Song" album of Polish contemporary songs with soprano - Joanna Freszel, where she recorded all flute parts was awarded with the Orphée d'Or 2016 Prize.
Graduated from the F.Chopin Music Academy in Warsaw where she studied in the flute class of prof. E. Dastych – Szwarc and the Royal Conservatory in the Hague, the Netherlands in the flute class of prof. Rien de Reede and Thies Roorda.
She holds a PhD degree from the F.Chopin University of Music in Warsaw.
Gaia Gaibazzi is an Italian clarinet and bass clarinet player from Genova, Italy.
She started playing at the age of 10 and then graduated with honors in 2015 at the Conservatorio "Niccolo Paganini"
of Genova with prof. Giuseppe Laruccia. Nowadays she attends the Master in Music Performance at the Zurcher Hochschule der Kunste, where she studies clarinet with prof. Fabio Di casola and bass clarinet with prof. Bernhard
She won three first prizes in the competitions Klang and Gloria in Zurich, Concorso di musica G. Ratto and Concorso musicale
Virginia Centurione in Italy and she is also working as a music teacher since 2011, in Italy and at the moment in Switzerland.
She played in several concerts in Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal and England and she stably collaborates with
orchestras, for example Giraud Ensemble, Jugend Sinfonierorchester Zurich -JSOZ, Orchestra dell'Accademia Musicale Teresiana, Orchestra Filarmonica
Italiana and chamber music ensembles like Clariphonia Clarinet Quartet and Trio Zefiro, within important concert season, like Concerti di Primavera-GOG, Santa Festival and MITOFringe/ Festival Mito Milano.
Koji Miura was born in Aichi, Japan. He started his musical studies at the age of thirteen. In 1998 he was granted a diploma in Clarinet Performance from Musashino Academia Musicae in Tokyo under the unforgettable of prof. Kálmán Berkes. From January 2003, he began to study in Freiburg, Germany under the supervision of prof. Jörg Widmann. After returning to Japan, he is as the international musician based in Japan.
As a soloist, he had performed with many bands, including Republic of China Air Force Band (Taiwan), Taoyuan Ji-Yin Wind Ensemble (Taiwan), Hong Kong Band Directors Wind Orchestra (Hong Kong), Nontri Orchestra Winds (Thailand) and NTU Symphonic Band (Singapore). From 2013 he began to conduct on abroad. He had conducted and got success with NTU Symphonic Band at Esplanade Hall in Singapore. Also he is enthusiastic about music education. He had be many lecture to educational institution all over the world, including Hofstra University (USA), Kasetsart University (Thailand), Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) and Shobi College of Music (Japan). At many worldwide music festival, he is invited as a soloist and lecturer. He is one of a young great musician with much expected in the world.
Since 2017 he is the RZ-Artist and he plays on RZ "BOHEMA STAR" Gold Edition.
Malgorzata Wygoda born in Nowy Sacz, Poland. Acctualy she is a student of dr Damian Lipien in Academy of Music in Cracow. Malgorzata regulary participates in masterclass in his country and abroad with professors and solist Mathias Racz, Carlo Colombo, Frank Forst, Magnus Nilsson. She performer as solist, chamber musician, and orchestra mamber in many of citys in Europe. She collaboreted with orchestras: Beethoven Academy Orchestra, Sinfonietta Cracovia, Lustoslawski Orchestra Moderna, Polish Art Philharmony. In 2016 received scholaship Minister of Science of Higher Education from outstanding achievements for students.
Victor Dutot studied the French bassoon with Alexandre Ouzounoff and Gilbert Audin in the Conservatoire de
Versailles and the Conservatoire Supe´rieur de Paris, where he obtained in 2015 a Master's degree in music with
the highest marks. Passionate about both French Bassoon's history and future, he specializes himself in
rediscovering forgotten works for this instrument, and commissioning new works to modern composers. Victor
co-founded the bassoon quartet Les Francs Bassons which plays all around the world to show the French bassoon.
He also founded the Sinfonia Pop Orchestra in which he holds the 1st. Solo bassoon position. He also regularly
plays with world-renowned French orchestras such as the Orchestre de l'Ope´ra de Paris, the Orchestre National
de France, and the Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse. He is since 2017 president of the French association Bassons.
Victor plays on Buffet-Crampon Prestige bassoon and teaches in Paris.
Born in 1965 in Yerevan. As a tuba player graduated from Yerevan Romanos Melikyan College of Music (1983)
and Saint Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory (1991). Araik Rubinyan has worked at the Yerevan Opera and Ballet Theatre (1983-1985 and 1995- 2003), the symphony orchestras
of Barcelona, Murcia (Spain, 1991-1995), and at the "Klassik Philharmonie Hamburg" Orchestra (Germany, 2003-2005).
In creating new models of tuba, from 2005-2010 Mr.Rubinyan has collaborated with the Miraphone Company (Germany)
- manufacturer of brass instruments. Since 2010 he appears with concerts throughout Germany and Russia.
Koichi Osada studied the oboe with Hiroyuki Iguchi in Japan. After
graduating from Tokyo University, he had lessons with Katsuya
Watanabe, Fumiaki Miyamoto, Christian Wetzel, Hansjörg Schellenberger
and other prominent oboists.
He won the first prize at the 10th Japan International League of
Artists (JILA) Music Competition in 2005 and won the second prize at
the 16th Japan Classical Music Competition in 2006. He was selected as
one of the 96 winners from over 3,000 applicants at the audition of
YouTube Symphony Orchestra 2009 and performed at Carnegie Hall in New
York City, under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas.
Koichi Osada appeared as a soloist more than a dozen times with
several orchestras in Japan, performing Oboe Concertos of Mozart,
Richard Strauss, Johann Sebastian Bach, Vaughan Williams and so on. He
also appeared as an extra member with Berliner Symphoniker,
participated in some festivals such as Karuizawa International Music
Festival and served as a judge in the Pan Pacific Contemporary music
Competition. From 2005 until 2014, he was on the board of trustees of
Japan Oboe Association (JOA).
Enjoying the confidence of contemporary composers, Koichi Osada gave
the world premiere to the pieces of Japanese composers Shigeru
Yagishita, Setsuko Miyahara, Jun Hayashi and Atsushi Kajiwara. Shigeru
Yagishita dedicated his piece "Oboe Sonatina" to Koichi.
Shmavon Grigoryan was born on January 21, 1986. He graduated from Yerevan State Conservatory named after Komitas with bachelor’s degrees. He continued his education at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) with Prof. Giorgio Mandolesi and Marc Kissóczy (minor conduct).
In 2009 he earned his PhD (Doctor of Arts) at Zurich University of the Arts.
He participated in master classes given by Stefan Schweigert (Solo Fagottist of Berlin Philharmonic), Gustavo Nunez (Solo Fagottist of Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Sergio Azzolini, etc.
He also went to chamber music classes held by professors Hrach Grigoryan, Martin Frutiger, Philippe Racine, Matthias Rŕcz, Elmar Schmid, Giorgio Mandolesi, etc.
He worked as an assistant in Chamber Music Class in Yerevan State Conservatory named after Komitas.
Shmavon Grigoryan performed with such world-famous conductors as Karen Durgaryan, Valery Gergiev, Muhei Tang, David Zinman, Sir Colin Devis, Facundo Agudin, Michael Wendeberg, etc.
In the frames of Easter Festival he played with Convergence New Music Ensemble.
Now he performs as a soloist in Symphonic Orchestra of A. Spendiaryan Opera and Ballet National Academic Theatre.
Shmavon Grigoryan is the Founder and Director of A. Spendiarian Opera and Ballet National Academic Theatre Support Foundation.
He is the General Producer of Alexander Arutiunian International Wind Festival.
Hakob Gasparyan graduated from the Yerevan Conservatory. He has worked at the Opera Studio of the Yerevan Conservatory and at the Yerevan Opera and Ballet Theatre as a Principal Oboe (2003-2011). Moving to Germany, Hakob completed the postgraduate studies in Chamber and Orchestra Music Departments of the Essen University of Arts. Hakob teaches since 2012.
He has performed in the staff of a number of chamber and symphony orchestras such as Kammeroper Köln, JP Köln, Essener Philharmoniker, Kammerphilharmonie Europa (under the renowned conductors Pierre Boulez, Gerd Albrecht, and many others). As a guest musician Hakob has toured throughout 30 countries. Presently, Hakob Gasparyan is a postgraduate student of a private Witten/Herdecke University, studying “Doing Culture” project.
Dmitry Parechyan was born on the 10th of December 1997 in the Republic of Belarus. He began studying music since
7 years. My first teacher – Professor of Belarusian State Academy of Music Boris Nichkov.
In 2012 he graduated with honors from the music school. From 2008 to 2012 he have several times received the award
of special fund of the President of the Republic of Belarus for the support of the talented youth. During the
training period he became a laureate of 18 international competitions.
2012-2013 he successfully graduated from grade 8 Children's music school (class of Professor of Moscow State
Tchaikovsky Conservatory – Philipp Nodel). In 2013 he graduated from master course at the Summer Music Academy in
Oslo from Gregor Witt.
In 2013-2017, Dmitry studied at the Schnittke Moscow State College of Music in the class of Professor Anatoly Lyubimov. During the training period he became a laureate of several international competitions in USA (competition),
Moscow, St. Petersburg and Yalta.
Currently Dmitry is an undergraduate student Hochschule Luzern (class Martin Frutiger).
In all the years of study he was actively engaged in concert activities: performed in the best concert halls of
Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Poland and Switzerland.
Damian Swist is a student of Academy of Music in Cracow in the oboe class of prof. Jerzy Kotyczka and Maksymilian Lipien. While studying he participated in lessons with Emanuel Abbühl, Diethelm Jonas, Ivan Podyomov, Yeon-Hee Kwak, Vilem Veverka and others.
As a soloist, orchestra member and chamber musician he took part in many concerts in Poland and abroad. Also he is an oboist of ensemble, Cracow Golden Quintet, with whom he won acclaim in many international music competitions, for example in London, Dusseldorf, Belgrade, Madrid and Rome.
In 2016 he was became a Ministry of Science and Education’s scholarship holder.
Born in Puerto Rico. Graduated from Stony Brook University with a Master of Music's degree after completing her Bachelor of Music at the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico. Has performed multiple times at Carnegie Hall. Has taken Master Classes with Peter Kolkay, Frank Morelli, Maya Stone, Harry Searing. Has performed with renown artist such as Chris Botti, Rafael Davila, Rene Gonzalez. Pursuing her Doctoral program at Stony Brook University with Frank Morelli as a Mentor, Ms. Santiago keeps playing internationaly with symphony orchestras, chamber groups and as a soloist.
Arutiunian Woodwind Piano Quartet
Since the establishment of the ensemble staff of State Youth Orchestra of Armenia, it has its active and participation in concert programs of various genres. In its concert program the orchestra gives significance to the works by Armenian composers. And Alexander Arutiunian’s symphonic and chamber works are unique among them and are performed both in Armenia and tours abroad. In 2014 an ensemble with unique staff was founded with the efforts of musicians and artistic director, principal conductor Sergey Smbatyan and this woodwind-piano quartet was named after Alexander Arutiunian. Arutiunian’s contribution to the performing arts in wind instruments is immense, as he wrote concertos for horn, trumpet, tuba and other wind instruments. Thus, a number of adaptations were made in Alexander Arutiunian’s works that made the performance with ensemble staff possible. The Quartet’s repertoire includes from Western European classical composers to contemporary works. The Quartet will perform during several festivals in China in May, 2016. During this year the Quartet will represent interesting concert programs.