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).

George Emanuel Lazaridis - Piano

 

George - Emmanuel Lazaridis’ performances have been characterized as "special enough to be beyond comparison" (BBC Music Magazine, Adrian Jack).

Mentored by Yonty Solomon, Alfred Brendel and Domna Evnouhidou, he has received a plethora of international prizes, honorary awards and scholarships since age eleven.

Daniel Bortholossi - Conductor

 

 

Daniel Bortholossi is one of the most promising Brazilian conductors of his generation. The season 2010-2011 marks his fourth season as principal conductor of the Blumenau Chamber Orchestra and the ninth season as Music Director of the Philharmonic of scar in his home country he was guest conductor with most symphonic ensembles in Brazil.

Iwona Handzlik - Soprano

 

Iwona Handzlik was born in Bielsko- Biała. In 1999, after 12 years of education at the state music school by the name of Stanisław Moniuszko, she received a diploma in piano.

She continued her musical education at the Academy of Music in vocal department. In 2004 Handzlik received an Socrates- Erasmus scholarship, that allowed her to continue the education in Lubeck ( Germany ).

Aiman Mussakhajayeva - Violin

 

The name of Aiman Mussakhajayeva, People’s artist of the Republic of Kazakhstan, is widely known both nationally and internationally.

Aiman Mussakhajayeva is one of the brightest representatives of the violin school of Kazakhstan. Her personality can be seen in concert and in educational activities. She generously gives her talent to the people from all walks of life.

The creative growth of the talented violinist took place at the Baysseitova Republic Music School, in the class of Professor N. Patrucheva. In 1983 she brilliantly graduated from the Tchaikovsky State Conservatory (Moscow), in the class of professor V. Climov, People’s artist of the USSR.

Adolfo Alejo - Viola

 

He graduated with honors in New York University with Rita Porfiris. Maestro Adolfo Alejo has been played as soloist in: Fine Arts Chamber Orchestra, Kalisz Philharmonic, Idee Fixe, UAEH Symphony, Michoacán Symphony, Voronezh Symphony, Camerata of Coahuila, Gaia Chamber Festival Orchestra (Portugal) among others.

He won first price in UNAM national competition, first price and audience choice winner in New York String Quartet Competition and finalist in Cynthia Woods Young Artist Competiion.