Born in 1991, Sophie Dartigalongue starts her musical education with guitar and clarinet. She came to the bassoon in 2003. She studied at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Lyon, in the bassoon class of C. Colombo and J. Pignoly. In 2011 she came to the Karajan Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic, where she had as teacher Daniele Damiano. In 2012, she won the audition for solo-contrebassoon and became a member of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2015 she is appointed as principal bassoon of the Vienna states Opera and will succeed Michael Werba.
During her studies, Sophie takes part in many competitions where she won more than a dozen international awards including the second prize and audience prize (1st not awarded) at the international competition of the ARD in Munich in September 2013. In 2015 she won the prestigious Beethoven Ring in Bonn.
As a soloist, she plays with the Symphony Orchestra of the Bavarian Radio (Jolivet concerto), the Munich Chamber Orchestra (Vivaldi concerto), the South West German Philarmonic Orchestra ( Mozart concerto), the Vienna Chamber Orchestra (Strauss concertino), SWR Orchestra Stuttgart (Hummel concerto)...
She is a participant of several festivals such as : Beethoven Bonn Festival, Bassoon Festival Beijing, International Double Reed Conference, Lucerne Festival, BBC Proms, La Cote Saint Andre Festival, Salzburg Festival. Since 2013 she gives masterclasses in Japan, Argentina, Spain, Portugal. Since 2014 is she a "Puchner artist".
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 Española
Internacional Christmas concert was broadcast across the world. Also aged 12, Rubén was recording his debut
album, "ENSUEÑO", 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.
Nikita Istomin born November 28, 1980 in the city Nigniy Tagil, begins his musical studies in trumpet at the age of 6 with Pavel Merelenko. 1993 - 1996 formed with Prof. of Saratov Conservatory Dmitry Sepianin and Prof. of St.Petersburg Conservatory Juriy Bolshiyanov. 1998-2000 studied at the Musical Academy of Goetebord, Sweden with Prof. Bengt Eklund. 2002-2007 studied at the Berlin Conservatory Hanns Eisler at the class of Whilliam Forman and Thomas Clamor. 2005-2006 practiced in Berlin Symphonic orchestra. 2004 - 2006 solo trumpet in a junior orchestra of Gustav Mahler. From 2007 solo trumpet in the Film orchestra of Badelsberg. Laureate of many Russian and International competitions. From 2013 till now - works at the symphonic orchestra of the Mariinsky theatre.
Graduated from St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire. From 2005-2010 he was a member of the French horn section of the St Petersburg Philharmonic, Honoured Ensemble of Russia. In 2011-2012 he was leader of the French horn section of the Teatro National Chileno (Santiago). From 2012 he was a postgraduate student at the High School of Music and Theatre in Rostock and since 2013 he has been a leader of the French horn section of the Mariinsky Orchestra.
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 Kissoczy (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 Ràcz, 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.
Funder and Artistic Director of the Tbilisi Wind Festival, Georgia clarinetist Levan Tskhadadze is considered as one of the leading musicians of his generation. Levan is a passionate chamber musician and performced with such artists and ensembles as Radovan Vladkovic, Sergio Azzolini, Maurice Bourgue, Georgian State Quartet, Doric Quartet, Quatour Arod, Ruysdael Quartet, Salzburg Chamber Soloists and many others.As a soloist and conductor, Levan is permanently collaborating with Georgian orchestras. He is founder of many educational projects in his home country . In 2016-2017 Levan was invited to coach the wind section of the Tbilisi Student Orchestra as a Guest teacher. He gave master classes in Krakow Music Academy, Yerevan State Conservatory and at Festspiele Immling.Levan Tskhadadze is regularly active as a author of many articles. His research columns about music and culture were published in different magazines and books, such as "Tabula" and "Memories of Tiflis". Levan also gave public lectures on Georgian Television.In 2013 Levan Tskhadadze formed a duo with a Dutch Music Award winner, guitarist, Izhar Elias, with whom he recently released a CD Album "Carrousel". His recordings and interviews are regularly broadcasted in European radio and TV stations.
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.
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.
Victor Dutot studied the French bassoon with Alexandre Ouzounoff and Gilbert Audin in the Conservatoire de Versailles and the Conservatoire Superieur 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'Opera 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.
Narek Avagyan was born in 1988 in Yerevan. Continuing the family tradition he was engaged in music since early childhood. After winning the "New Names" young musicians contest and receiving "Vladimir Spivakov International Foundation's" scholarship he starts his professional studies in Geneva Conservatory (Haute Ecole de Musique de Genève) in the class of professor Michel Bellavance. In addition to the courses of the conservatory he took a part in master classes of the most vivid flutists of our time: Sir James Galway, Emmanuel Pahud, Jacques Zoon, Sophie Cherrier, Juliet Hurel, Barthold Kuijken, Felix Renggli and other outstanding musicians. After graduating from the Geneva Conservatory Narek is currently engaged in active concert activities. From 2014 he joins the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra as assistant principal flutist and piccolo soloist. He performed the concerts under the baton of Lior Shambadal, Emmanuel Krivine, Justus Franz, Christophe Coin, Alain Altinoglu and many other renowned conductors. Narek has a rich geography of concerts tours as a soloist and orchestral player: USA (New-York Carnegie Hall, LA Walt Disney Hall, Washington Strathmore Hall), Mexico (Nezahualcoyotl concert hall), Finland (Tampere hall), Denmark (DR Konzerthuset in Copenhagen and Aalborg concert hall), Norway, Germany, France, Great Britain, Greece, Switzerland (Geneva Victoria hall, Zurich Tonhalle, Heure Bleu La Chaux de Fonds), Russia (Mariinsky Theatre in St-Petersburg), Poland (Warsaw National Philharmonia) and in Lebanon (Beiteddine). He participated in Valery Gergiev's "White Nights" festival in St-Petersburg (Russia), Beiteddine Festival (Lebanon) and 4th, 8th, 9th and 10th Yerevan International Festival organized by ANPO. As a soloist and chamber musician Narek played concerts with Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Armenian State Chamber Orchestra, swiss contemporary and baroque music ensemble "Intercommunicazione" and many others. Narek is very passionate about baroque music. In this regard, he took special courses from Serge Saitta to learn to play on traverso. But his passion does not end just with baroque music. Narek pays special attention to contemporary music. He is the first performer of a number of works by contemporary composers: Eric Gaudibert, Johan Traichel etc.
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. Kalman Berkes. From January 2003, he began to study in Freiburg, Germany under the supervision of prof. Jorg 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.
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.
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 Conservatorys 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 "Première", Ancient Music Ensemble "L'Esprit du Vent", Contemporary Music Ensemble "Diagonal".
Barbara Borowicz graduated with honors from the Academy of Music in Krakow (Poland) in the clarinet class of Professor Andrzej Godek. She continued her musical education at Accademia Nazionale di Santa Ceclia in Rome (Italy) with Alessandro Carbonare and at the Universitat fur Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna (Austria) in the chamber music class. In 2017 she received her PhD degree at the Academy of Music in Krakow. In addition she improve her musical interpretation of Karlheinz Stockhausen’s pieces with remarkable clarinetist Suzanne Stephens, who is the most accomplished performer his music. As a soloist Barbara Borowicz made her debut with the Opole Philharmonic Orchestra in Poland and since then she has regularly performed in Europe, North Americas, Australia, Africa and Asia in prestigious concert halls such as the Sydney Opera House. She is a laureate of numerous solo and chamber music competitions in Poland, Germany, Luxembourg, Greece, Italy, Serbia, Slovenia, Lithuania and Ukraine. A special place in her solo repertoire has Polish music, which she has actively performed in Poland and abroad. In 2016 was recorded her first CD Double Clarinet Concertos included pieces for 2 clarinet and orchestra with clarinetist Andrzej Godek released on the DUX Recording Producers. Since 2014 Barbara Borowicz is a clarinet lecturer at the Music Academy in Krakow. Barbara was awarded repeatedly by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage as well by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education for her work within music and science. Moreover she received the Mloda Polska scholarship from the Polish Ministry of Culture as well as the award Ars Quaerendi for the remarkable actions for the development and the promotion of culture.
Gervasio Tarragona Valli
Gervasio Tarragona Valli made his solo debut at the age of 19 with the National Orchestra of Uruguay. Since then he appeared as soloist with Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic, Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano, Busan Philharmonic, Simon Bolivar Wind Orchestra, Bogota Chamber Orchestra, Russische Kammerphilharmonie St. Petersburg and Montevideo Philharmonic.
He was awarded the first prize at the Tokyo International Music Competition, the Saverio Mercadante Competition and the Audi Mozart Competition. He also obtained second prizes at the Dimitri Ashkenazy Clarinet Competition and the Japanese Woodwinds Competition.
He gave master classes at the National University (Panama), Universidad Javeriana (Colombia), Conservatorio Nacional (Peru), Conservatorio Superior de Neuquén (Argentina), Instituto Superior de Artes (Cuba).
He explore genres like tango, latin jazz, bossa nova, and flamenco with his brother Martín (guitarist) and the polish beatboxer Crobbs.
Juan Pardo Born in Alcaniz-Teruel (Spain), began studying trombone in his hometown of Alcaniz at the Union Musical Pueyos and the Conservatorio Profesional de Musica of Alcaniz. For his undergraduate and graduate studies, Juan Pardo attended the studio of Juan Bta. Abad at the Real Conservatorio Superior de Musica in Madrid and the CNR de Perpignan in France in the studio of Professor Paule Brane. Mr. Pardo has also attended the summer studies at Redlands University in Califormia- USA. As a young professional, Mr. Pardo performed with the Gustav Mahler Jugend Orchester, Orquesta del Gran Teatro del Liceo de Barcelona. EUWYO - European Union Young Wind Orchestra, JONDE (Joven Orquesta Nacional de España), Joven Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid, Joven Orquesta de Salamanca, Joven Orquesta de Castellón, and the Joven Orquesta Euskal Herria.During his professional career, Juan Pardo has worked under the baton of prestigious Spanish conductors such as Jesús Amigo, Enrique Garcia Asensio, Jesús López Cobos, Pedro Halfter, among others; and under international conductors such Jan Cober, Ibis Abel. Pinchas Steinberg, Nelo Santi, Sebastián Weigle, Enrique Batiz, Leslie Duner, Edmond Colomer, Guido Maria Guida y Marco Parisotto entre otros. Mr. Pardo has participated in a variety of recordings for T.V. and Radio, and Cd recordings of both commercial and classicalmusic.Upon his arrival in Mexico in the year 2008, Juan Pardo becamethe principal trombonist for the Universidad de Nuevo León OSUANL-Monterrey Symphony Orchestra. After holding this position, Mr. Pardo was appointed the principal trombonist of the Universidad de Guanajuato OSUG-Guanajuato Symphony Orchestra under the baton of maestro Enrique Batiz. In the year 2012, Juan Pardo became the principal trombonist of the Orquesta Filarmónica de Jalisco (OFJ) in the city of Guadalajara.As a soloist and chamber music performer, trombonist JuanPardo and pianist Timothy Welch have commisioned and premiered musical works for this duet format. At the same time, Mr. Pardo has founded and is part of the brass ensemble and organ Laudus MetallisAs an educator, Mr. Pardo is the new Professor of Trombone atthe Universidad de Guanajuato-Mexico. Also, Juan Pardo has been invited to participate as a guest faculty in a variety of international events such as the Campamentos Musicales in the region of Teruel and Conservatorio de Girona in Spain, I Trobada de trombó de l'Emporda in Italy, IV Semana Nacional del Trombón in Mexico, and the Laguna BRASS Festival among others.Juan Pardo is a performing artist for the prestigious S.E. Shires.
Pauline Rouet-Chabaux born in 1993, she started to play oboe when she was 5 years old. She began her musical education at the Conservatoire a Rayonnement Regional de Metz (France) and she's presently studying at the Hochschule für Musik Saar (Germany) in the class of Philippe Tondre.
She received the 1st price at the competition "Concours artistique d'Epinal" (France) in 2011 in the category "excellence". She's called regularly by many orchestras in Germany and France to play with them. For example, Deutschen Radio Philharmonie Saarbrucken-Kaiserslautern / Musik : landschaft Westfalen / Kammerphilharmonie Europa.
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.
The Cracow Golden Quintet
The Cracow Golden Quintet came together during October 2015 in Cracow, and from the very beginning, they sought to achieve a transcendent quality that would enable them to share music's emotions with any kind of audience. A common perception of music and similar life experiences connected them from day they met. And their quintet's unique repertoire is owed to the fact that they have no desire to be like anyone else - they want simply to be themselves. The Cracow Golden Quintet's members are young instrumentalists from the Academy of Music in Cracow, each whom has won prizes at distinguished international competitions. And despite the ensemble members' relatively short period working together so far, they have already managed to win several prizes as a group:
1st prize at the International Chamber Music Competition in Jawor (November 2015)
1st prize at the International Music Competition in London (December 2015)
2nd prize at the Enkor Competition in Dusseldorf (February 2016)
1st prize at the Davorin Jenko Music Competition in Belgrade (March 2016)
1st prize at the International Music Competition in Madrit (April 2016)
1st prize at the International Music Competition MELOS in Rome (April 2016)
The Cracow Golden Quintet plays numerous concerts in Poland as well as abroad (venues having included Santa Cecillia and Instituto di Pollaco in Rome, the Cracow Philharmonic, the Cracow Academy of Music, the Pavillon and Ghega Halle in Payerbach, et al.).
Cracow Golden Quintet is:
Monika Fratczak - flute
Damian Swist - oboe
Tomasz Sowa - clarinet
Konrad Golda - horn
Malgorzata Wygoda - bassoon