2020

Philip Sheffield

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British Tenor Philip Sheffield is renowned internationally for his vocal versatility, acting ability and intensity. After an early career singing lyric roles all over the world he is most often found these days exploring the murkier side of life as a tenor. In 2018 he sang The Reverend Adams in “Peter Grimes” at the Opera Monte […]

2020

Le Nuove Musiche

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The baroque ensemble Le Nuove Musiche, presents music rarely heard on  stage – the music of the early Italian Baroque, from the turn of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It is the period when the Renaissance came to a close  and the new creative genre known as Baroque began. It was a time of unusual […]

2020

Nathanaël Gouin

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Born in France in 1988, Nathanaël has been passionate about music since he was 4 years old. Trained at the Conservatoire National supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris, at the Juilliard School in New York as well as at the Hochschule für music in Freiburg (Germany), Nathanaël is currently artist in residence at […]

2020

Stamic Quartet

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The Stamic Quartet was founded in 1985. The original members were B. Matoušek – violin, J. Kekula – violin, J. Pěruška – viola, V. Leixner – violoncello. Both violinists were born in Havlíčkův Brod, so the quartet chose the name of Jan Václav Stamic, a native of this town. The present members of the quartet are […]

2020

Ivan Palovič

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Ivan Palovič  was born into a musical family. He started to play violin and piano at the age of six studying with Maria Skladana, Gabriela Holičová and Eva Rebrova. He carried on his violin studies at the Conservatory in Bratislava and studied viola at the Academy of Music and Drama in Bratislava, at the Hochschule Musik […]

2020

Arata Yumi

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Born in Tokyo in 1992, Arata Yumi began to play the violin at the age of four. His prize-winning success at the 14th Henryk Wieniawski Competition in 2011 – including the youngest finalist prize- brought him to a number of engagements at international concert halls, such as Tonhalle Zurich, Suntory Hall and Lysenko Hall. In […]

2020

Vienna Kammersymphonie Quintet

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The Vienna Kammersymphonie Quintet is an ensemble  of highly talented musicians based in Vienna bringjng to its audiences a vast musical repertoire from classics to 19th century to contemporary compositions, often performing works by (unjustly) forgotten and overlooked composers….

2020

Jonathan Powell

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The pianist and composer  Jonathan Powell  studied with Denis Matthews and Sulamita Aronovsky. He has established an international career as a soloist, his programmes ranging from standard Classical and Romantic repertoire to contemporary and little-known 20th century works. He has performed widely in Europe, as well as in Russia and the US; he has also appeared on national radio of many […]

2020

Theodore Kuchar

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Theodore Kuchar is the Principal Conductor of the Slovak Sinfonietta. Mr. Kuchar appears on over one hundred recordings for the Naxos, Brilliant Classics, Ondine and Marco Polo labels. We welcome the return of Maestro Kuchar for the 2020 Levoca Festival. He has served as artistic director and principal conductor of two of Europe’s leading orchestras, the Janáček […]

2020

Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina

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The SLOVAK SINFONIETTA ŽILINA (The State Chamber Orchestra Žilina) is one of the best known professional orchestras in Eastern Europe and holds a very important position in the Slovak musical life. It was founded in 1974 as the only “Classical period” chamber orchestra in Slovakia. Since then the orchestra has attained a prominent position in both the […]