Christos Grimpas - Cello

 

Studied at the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki (prof. D. Patras) and the Universität der Künste in Berlin, further receiving his post graduate music degree from the Folkwang Hochschule Essen (class V. Mendelssohn). He was a member of the Rhineland Youth Orchestra, the International Youth Orchestra and the European Union Youth Orchestra. Awards include prizes (Pan-Hellenic Competition for Young Soloists 1997, International Chamber Music Competition of HELEXPO 1998) as well as merit scholarships (Music Friends Society of Athens, the “Alexandra Trianti” Trust and the “Alexandros Onasis” Foundation).

Nikos Xanthoulis - Lyra

 

Nikos Xanthoulis is a composer, trumpet player and researcher. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Political Sciences and has acquired a PhD in Music Theory from the Bulgarian Music Academy of Sophia. Dr. Xanthoulis is Professor of Trumpet, Harmony and Counterpoint at the National Conservatory of Athens, Greece. He is also an Assistant Researcher of the Academy of Athens and a Tutor at the Greek Open University. For twenty-five years (1983-2008) he served as the principal trumpet player in National Greek Opera Orchestra and from May 2009 till 2012 he was heading the Educational Department of the same Opera.

Rebecca Heudorfer - Soprano

 

The soprano Rebecca Heudorfer was born in Memmingen and received her first vocal training at the school of music in Krumbach.Afterwards, she studied singing with Prof. James Taylor at the Academy of music in Augsburg and choral conducting at the Musical Academy Nürnberg. She attended various master classes, among others with Prof. Rudolf Jansen, Prof. Karl Kammerlander and in the framework of the Salzburg summer Academy with Prof. Kurt Widmer and Prof. Horiana Branisteanu. Rebecca Heudorfer was a scholarship holder of the "Richard-Wagner-Verband", and the Yehudi Menuhin Stiftung for gifted young musicians, under whose auspices many concerts.

Sergio Marchegiani & Marco Schiavo - Piano Duo

 

Reviews about them: "You lead a great musical evening before" (El Norte, Mexico); "These are pianist with an incredible musical culture" (Almaty, Kazakhstan); "The Italians had a kinky sense of Sinti and Roma, which was coiling the musical intensity and adrenaline in certain passages" (The Straits Times, Singapore); "The duet Schiavo Marchegiani shows how attractive it is, 'to make music together" (La Provincia, Italy). Marco Schiavo and Sergio Marchegiani are the audience and the critics for her musical personality, its great expressiveness, naturalness, interpretation of music, intensity and overwhelming energy of their performances very popular.

Marco Schiavo - Piano

 

Italian born pianist Marco Schiavo first studied with Rinalda Tassinari Skubikowski at the Conservatory of Avellino where he graduated with the highest marks, then followed various courses of specialization studies with Bruno Canino, Aldo Ciccolini, Sergei Dorenski (Mozarteum of Salzburg). Later on he studied several years with Franco Scala in Imola.

Vicky Stylianou - Piano

 

She was born in Athens, Greece, where she took the first piano lessons at the age of five. Ten years old she won the first prize of the Panhellenic Piano Competition "K. Papaioannou". She graduated from the "Athens Conservatory" with a first prize. With a scholarship from the French government she studied in Paris (Ecole Normale). She also studied at the Music Academy of Basel, where she obtained the soloist diploma.