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 […]
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 […]
The Soroka-Greene Duo is a husband-wife team of international prize-winning soloists, presenting brilliant and personal performances of standard violin-piano repertoire as well as many unique and fascinating lesser-known works. Solomia Soroka, born in L’viv, Ukraine, made her solo debut at age 10, playing the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the L’viv Philharmonic Orchestra. Her playing combines […]
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 […]
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….
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 […]
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. He has served as artistic director and principal conductor of two of Europe’s leading orchestras, the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra (formerly the Czech Radio Orchestra) (2005–2014) and the National Symphony […]
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 […]