Born in Pescara (Italy), Simone Pirri, class of 1994, began his music studies in modern violin at the early age of three and subsequently entered the Conservatoire “Luisa d’Annunzio” of Pescara, where he graduated with honours in June 2012 after a 10-years bachelor degree course. Driven by his deep passion towards the repertoire of Baroque and Classical eras and the relative approach to the historically informed performance practice, he relocated to London and entered the Royal Academy of Music where he studied period violins with Nicolette Moonen and Simon Standage. In 2014 he gave life to his early music ensemble ‘Rinnovatori’ along with other 3 colleagues from the same Academy. The group won the Nancy Nuttall Early Music Prize in May 2014 and have been invited to perform at the fringe of the world’s leading early music festivals – Musica Antiqua Bruges & Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht – including a sell-out concert at the latter. In May 2015 his ensemble won the Nancy Nuttall Early Music Prize for the second year in a row, while in June Simone has taken part in the touring partnership-project between the Royal Academy of Music (London) and the Juilliard School (New York City) performing the instrumental and vocal music of JS Bach in Boston, New York City, Leipzig and London next to world class personalities like Masaaki Suzuki and Rachel Podger. In July 2016, Simone has successfully obtained his Master of Arts degree with Distinction from the prestigious London institution; thanks to the generous contribution given by the Countess of Munster Music Trust, he is now pursuing a further Postgraduate Diploma course at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff with Rachel Podger, his baroque idol.
Isabelle (born 1989) grew up in Gothenburg, Sweden. She studied her Bachelor at The Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen with Serguei Azizian and did her master studies at Universität der Künste Berlin, where she studied with Latica Honda-Rosenberg. In Berlin she also did a two-year orchestra academy with Rundfunk Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin. Isabelle received many prizes in Sweden, including the Rosenborg Gehrman Prize and the Järnåker Prize. Isabelle is also a baroque violinist and has played with e.g Holland Baroque society and Les Ambassadeurs. She is currently freelancing as a violinist and violist in Germany and Sweden, and is also doing an education specialized in musician’s ergonomy in Norway.
I was born on the 15th november 1996 in Székelyudvarhely, Romania. I first met the violin when I was 6 when I started to learn at the School of Art Dr. Palló Imre in my hometown. I was instructed by Bodurian Ágota-Etelka between 2003-2014. After this I moved to Budapest to improve my skills at the Bartók Béla Music Conservatory where I spent the last three years of my studies at Pichner Teréz. During this thirteen years I took part in several competitions and festivals, I had many acts as soloist, I played with different chamber groups and orchestras. I participated in county competitions every year between 2006-2011, where I won the first place every time. After that I got the praise award three times at the national competition in Romania. For a year I was member of the Seklerland Philharmonics. I was guided during my professional courses by great teachers such as Soós Natasa, Zerkula György, Béres Melinda, Sebestyén Katalin and Richard Ireland. In the last two years I had the opportunity to take part at the International Music Masterclass Schiffer Ervin and the 3rd Bozsok Music Camp. This year I plan to apply for admission to the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music. I would also like to take part in the International Young Soloists Orchestra community and to be able to share a common musical vision.
He started playing the violon at the age of 4. After studying with Valéria Baranyai, in 2009 he entered the class of Natasa Sós in the Bartók Béla Conservatory. During his studies in Budapest he won prizes in many national competitions and the 3rd prize in the international competition Bohdan Warchal. He had the possibility to play in the Music Academy, the Opera and live on national radio. In 2013 he began studying with Gyula Stuller in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he is currently a masters student. As a chamber musician he has played in many European countries, including Germany, Austria, England, Hungary and Switzerland. He plays on a violin lent to him by the Lalive Foundation.
I started playing the violin in 2001. I am currently an MA student at Franz Liszt Academy of Music (class of Eszter Perényi and Ádám Banda). I have been granted an excellent classification for my Bachelor of Music graduation recital. I studied in Israel with a full scholarship at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music. I was prize-winner at several violin competitions, among them are the Kovács Dénes National Competition (2nd prize,2010), the International Music Arts Festival in Balassagyarmat (1st prize and Grand prize, 2011,2016), the National Zathureczky Ede Competition (3rd prize, and special prize for the best performance in contemprorary music, 2014), National Wieniawski Violin Competition in Hungary (2nd, and a special prize for my performance of the Vajda János solosonata, 2016) to mention a few. I recieved a full scholarship to participate in the International Summer Academy in Semmering and was asked to play at the opening ceremony. I had solo and chamber music concerts at Budapest Music Center, Mom Cultural Center, Palace of Arts, Óbudai Társaskör, Museum of Music History, FUGA to name some of them. I participated in a new project called MetronómTető as the guest and had a whole night dedicated to me and the friends I invited to play alongside with me.
She is one of the foremost French violinists of her generation. Born in 1995, she ‘plays from the heart’ (Ivry Gitlis) as a soloist or chamber musician across the globe, sharing the stage with renowned artists. She is currently studying for a Masters degree at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich under Julia Fischer, and previously completed her Bachelors degree at the Conservatoire National Supérieur in Paris with Roland Daugareil. At the age of 12 she won the Vatelot-Rampal competition in Paris, and, at 14, appeared as a soloist at the Salle Pleyel with the London Symphony Orchestra under John Eliot Gardiner. Recent solo engagements include Chausson’s Poème and Ravel’s Tzigane at the Dvorak Hall in Prague with the North Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, and Beethoven’s Triple Concerto (Orchestre de Paris, cond. Alain Altinoglu), which was broadcast on French television. Eva is a very active and passionate chamber musician, and was selected participate in the 2014 Ozawa International Academy in Switzerland. She has been a member of the Quatuor Abegg since 2014, and is a founder member of the Rotterdam Chamber Music Society, a Franco-Dutch ensemble which performs regularly around Europe. In 2015, Eva performed the quintets of Dvorak and Schubert at the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, alongside Julia Fischer, Daniel Müller-Schott, Nils Mönkemeyer, Benjamin Nyffenegger and Anush Nikogosyan. In 2016 she was awarded the Georges Enescu Prize by the SACEM (French Composers’ Society).
Born in 1993 in Budapest and brought up in Vienna, Eszter Kruchió started playing the violin at the age of five. During 2002 – 2008 she member of the educational program for gifted students of Vienna’s music schools and during 2006/7 of the educational program for highly gifted music students ‘Junge Akademie Wien’ (Herbert von Karajan Zentrum). From 2008 Eszter was a precollege student at the University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna, studying with Prof. Ernst Kovacic. After finishing her Bachelor’s with Prof. Tanja Becker-Bender in Hamburg, she is currently studying with Prof. Ulf Schneider in Hannover. Eszter attended masterclasses with Helmuth Zehetmair, Benjamin Schmid, Donald Weilerstein, Eberhard Feltz and Oliver Wille as well as chamber music lessons with Martin Helmchen, Marie-Elisabeth Hecker and Dénes Várjon. She won many prizes at the Austrian national competition ‘prima la musica’ and received the special prize of the European String Teachers Association. International prizes include the Golden Award with full marks at the Svirél International Competition for Young Soloists and Chamber Groups 2015 in Slovenia. Solo and chamber music concerts brought her to several European countries and she has led youth orchestras in Austria, Germany and Hungary under conductors such as András Vass and Paolo Paroni. As a chamber musician, Eszter has collaborated with Thomas Riebl, Tanja Becker-Bender, Julian Arp, Boris Faust, Niklas Schmidt, Péter Nagy, Jan Philip Schulze, István Várdai, Itamar Ringel and Guy Ben-Ziony. In 2016 she was selected scholarship holder of the Sommerliche Musiktage Hitzacker, Germany´ s oldest chamber music festival.
My first serious teacher, Éva Szily Ácsné took me under her wing at the age of 12. She was always there, a mentor and a second mother to me, who spent all of her free time getting me ready for competitions, organizing intensive camps and preparing me for a career in classical music. She persuaded me to apply to Hungary’s Bartók Béla Conservatoire, to which I was accepted, where I continued my musical studies with Erika Petőfi. Considering that music is an international pleasure, I wished to broaden my range of experiences, stepping outside of my home countries boarders. I was accepted to many master courses over various summers, for example Switzerland’s Academie Musicale de Morges, or Italy’s New Virtuosi Mastercourse Duino, both of which gave me the opportunity to learn from the best, such as Gyula Stuller and Jan Repko. During the school year, as I couldn’t travel as much, I attended lessons by violinist’s visiting Budapest – namely Carla Leurs, Igor Coretti Curet and Halska Beáta. I didn’t miss any chances to practice with the Hungarian elite either: Kristóf Baráti, Ernő Kállai, Attila Falvay, Kelemen Barnabás, Kokas Katalin and Eszter Perényi all taught me for extended periods of time. I competed in a large number of amateur domestic competitions when I was small, winning most of them, including the Rados Dezső Budapesti Hegedűverseny twice, in 2010 and 2012, even acquiring the main award. I also received this honor in the duo category of the National Bartók Violin competition. I came third in the National Varga Tibor Hegedűverseny in 2013, and – moving on to an international level – in the International Talents for Europe competition in 2012 and 2014. I also came first in the International Beliczai Gyula competition in Slovakia, in solo and in chamber music category, and the International Music Without Boarders competition, where I was again granted the grand prize, in 2011 and 2014, respectively, 2nd place at the Sicilian International competition in 2015. In 2016, I was accepted into the prestigious Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest and the Royal Conservatory of Scotland. Now, I studying under Katalin Kokas, who is more than a teacher for me. Currently I am preparing for my orchestral debut with the Duna Symphony Orchestra where I will be playing the Bruch Scottish Fantasy under András Deák’s baton in the Duna Palace. Apart from solo violin, chamber music plays a hugely important part in my life. This year, I am in 3 different chamber groups, two of which I am the group leader of. We have the great privilege of having the opportunity to study with some of the greats, including János Devich, who is our main coach. We never miss an opportunity to perform as groups or to participate in masterclasses. In the past 5 years I have gladly continuously played in multiple orchestras, and I am so honored to be selected as a member of the Youth Orchestra.
She was born in Budapest, Hungary. She started to play the violin at the age of 5. In the first few years of her violin studies she won prizes at national competitions. She studied at the Béla Bartók Conservatory of Music, where she heard about Miszla Baroque Early Music Academy. Being passionate about chamber and baroque music, she attended the course for the first time in 2013. From that time on she participated every year, studying in the class of Monika Toth. Since 2014 she is a student of Franz Liszt Music Academy in Budapest. In the spring of 2017 she is going to obtain her Bachelor degree in the class of István Kertész and Zsófia Környei. As part of various chamber groups she was a student of Gábor Csalog, Attila Falvay, Péter Kováts. In the orchestra of the Academy she worked with Zoltán Kocsis. In the summer of 2015 she took part in the master course of Kati Sebestyén. In 2015 she attended on the master course of Jordi Savall. In 2016 she participated with her string quartet on the chamber masterclass of Gábor Takács-Nagy, and with baroque violin on the masterclass of Enrico Onofri. Since 2016 she is a student of Rita Wagner who is her chamber music professor at the Academy.
I was born in 1993. 04.17 in Budapest. My mother, Bagi Márta, teaches violin in the Friederich Chopin Music School in Gödöllő, my father, Gál Tamás works as a conductor int he Franz Liszt University of Music in Budapest. I have a younger brother, who also deal with music. Therefore I was interested in arts in my early life; I went to concerts when I was 2-3 years old, when my parents also performed on the stage several times. I began my volin studies at 7. At the begenning I got violin lessons from Juniki Spartcus, violinist, later Ácsné Szily Éva taught me. I participated first in the National Béla Bartók Violinduo-competition, where we got the second place with my partner. Int he same year we took part of the Alba Regia Chambermusic- competition, where we got bronze rating. Int he summer of 2006 I had the possibility of attending violin lessons in 2 courses as well, in Kaposvár and Balassagyarmat. In 2008 I took a successful preliminary into the Béla Bartók Conservatory of Music, where I was the pupil of Erika Petőfi, int he same year I took an entrance eximination to the CEI Youth Orchestra as well, where I took part of the first monthlong tour in my life in Germany and Italy. After this I went on a tour five times: to Slovenia, Austria, Romania and Russia. I was first in Switzerland in 2010, where I participated the summer academy of Morges and got violin lessons from Gyula Stuller. In 2011 I went on a Chambermusic-competition as a member of a quartet, where we got the 2nd place. Secondly I was in Switzerland in 2012, this time I attended the summer academy of Bienne. I this year, I took baroque-violin lessons, too, with professor Erika Petőfi. In the same year I graduated as the student of the Béla Bartók Conservatory of Music. In 2013 I took a successful preliminary into the Haute École de Music de Lausanne, where I studied for one year with professor Gyula Stuller. In 2014 I spent one semester in Stuttgart at the Staatliche Hochschule für Music und Darstellende kunst, wht professor Anke Dill. Since 2015, I am a student of the Franz Liszt Music Academy, with professor István Kertész and this year I am going to make my bachelor graduating.
I have been playing the violin since I was 9 years old. My first teacher (Judit Szászné-Réger) made me like the instrument so much, that I could decide already at an early age: I want to be a musician. Thanks to her, life goal has never been a question for me. Until 2014 I had been studying in Budapest. There I attended the Bartók Béla Secondary Music School for four years, where my teachers were István Kertész and Teréz Pichner. In 2014 I got accepted to the Basel Music Academy. There I am doing my third year of bachelor with prof. Raphael Oleg. Music has brought me to many places and gave me the opportunity to meet/work with amazing artists such as Gábor Takács-Nagy, Mihaila Martin, Raphael Rosenfeld, Thomas Demenga, Francois Benda etc. I belive that I.Y.S.O. is a great chance for me and my colleagues to get extra musical experience and knowledge besides our schools but most importantly the joy of playing music, which is what we are all here for.
I started playing the violin at the age of 7 in Cluj, Romania, at the Sigismund Toduta Music School. During my schoolyears I participated several times at national music competitions in Cluj, Zalau, and Baia Mare. From the age of 14 I take part regularly in master courses with teachers and violinists such as Melinda Béres (Romania), Alexandru Gavrilovici, Helena Winkelmann, Fiona Kraege, Adelina Oprean (Switzerland), Enrique Rivas, Delphine Caserta (Spain), Márta Ábrahám, Géza Kapás (Hungary), István Párkányi (The Netherlands), Giovanni Guzzo (United Kingdom). In 2012-2013 I was a member of the Kodály Zoltán World Youth Orchestra, and toured with maestro Tamás Vásáry in Hungary and Italy. In 2014 I toured in Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic with the Europäische Sommerphilharmonie, conducted by Kajsa Boström. From September 2016 I study at Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary. The first project of IYSO in August 2016 was a really nice experience for me. Thanks to Alexandra I had the opportunity to meet highly talented young musicians from all over Europe, and to make new friendships. In my view the power of this orchestra consists in its youthful energy and enthusiasm, the friendly atmosphere and the strong community behind the scenes.
I start to play the violin at the age of 5 in Solti György music school. After my early musical studies, I was admitted to the Bartok Béla Conservatory of Budapest, to the class of Erika Petőfi. During my school years I learnt chamber musik from great professors such as Imre Hargitai, Rita Wagner and Zoltán Fejérvári, and participated masterclasses in Budapest, Bozsok, Miszla, Hódmezővásárhely and Pécs. In 2015 I took a part of contemporary projects with Zoltán Rácz (the leader of Amadinda Percussion group). Because of this experience, I started to learn percussion, and chamber music from Aurél Holló. (member of the Amadinda Percussion Group). In the midde of my high-school studies, I got to know the baroque period and the historical instruments better. From 2014 I am standing member of the Miszla Baroque Academy, and the Miszla Baroque Orchestra. We had concerts in Gyönk, Tamási, the Italien Institude in Budapest and Pécs, where we played the B minor mass by J.S.Bach, with the great german conductor, Georg Grün, as a part of the Europa Cantat. In 2016, I decided to play only the baroqe violin. Thanks to that decision, I had masterclasses with great professors, Midori Seiler (Austria), Enrico Onofri (Italy), Monika Toth (Hungary) and Ullrike Engel (Austria).
My name is Emese Kővári. I was born in Békéscsaba, Hungary on the 17th of August in 1993. I started my musical studies in my hometown at the age of 8. Despite my mother's suggestion to take the flute, I chose violin as my instrument. I spent 8 years in the elementary music school and was a regular participant at music competitions, both as a soloist and as a member of an ensemble (duo, quartet, chamber orchestra). Throughout these times my intention to become a professional musician grew stronger and stronger. Before leaving Békéscsaba to continue my studies in the capital, I had the opportunity to play in the Symphonic Orchestra of Békés County over one year, which I see as a great contribution to my later carrier. At the age of 14 I received admission to the Béla Bartók Conservatory of Budapest, in the class of István Kertész. In 2010 I won a 3rd prize at the 14th Dénes Kovács National Violin Competition. I consider those 4 years spent at the conservatory a very beneficial and valuable period of my life, however, before graduating from the conservatory I realized how very much I am interested in other fields (i.e. natural sciences) as well, thus came to the conclusion to attend earth sciences at Eötvös Loránd University. Since then I studied astronomy and mathematics as well. Despite my decision, however, music still plays a very important role in my life. I often perform at events of my university, play chamber music and orchestral music. In the previous years I played in the Hegyvidéki György Solti Orchestra and in the Symphonic Orchestra of Békés County. This spring I had the opportunity to join the inspiring group of the International Young Soloists (IYS) and am glad for becoming a member of the orchestra (IYSO).
She first completed her studies under Jone Kaliunaite at the University of Music Saar. As of October 2015, she is continuing her artistic studies at the Mozarteum in Salzburg with William Coleman. Messana has repeatedly won awards at the German music youth competition Jugend Musiziert, as well as at the Carl Schroeder competition in Erfurt. She has given concerts both as a soloist and with chamber ensembles in Austria, Belgium, Brasil, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Kosovo and Switzerland. She has also participated at various festivals, such as the 7th and 8th International chamber music week Saarbrücken, the Suoni dal Monviso of Piemont, the Berne Musical Festival, the Cantieri Musicali, the Mozartwoche Salzburg and the DAM-Festival Pristîna. She broadened her artistic potential through encounters with a number of internationally renowned musicians including Thomas Riebl, Barbara Westphal, Tabea Zimmermann, Carol Rodland, Tanja Becker-Bender, Eduard Brunner, Roland Glassl, Wolfgang Rihm, Manuel Fischer-Dieskau, the Mandelring Quartet and Enrico Bronzi. She also received significant artistic impulses from her participation in chamber music projects, with among others, Lena Neudauer, Wolfgang Harrer, Tatevik Mokatsian, Jone Kaliunaite and Hans-Peter Hofmann. Several live recordings were produced as a result with the cultural public radio SR 2, and the public radio SWR. Patrizia Messana holds a scholarship from the Hermine Klenz Foundation and the Bruno and Elisabeth Meindl Foundation. In 2013, she also received the „Germany Scholarship“, in which her academic studies were supported for one year by the German Government. She acquired her first orchestral experiences as a concertmaster with the Junge Philharmonie Ostwürttemberg. Messana also played the first violin with the renowned Deutsche Streicherphilharmonie and the principal viola with the Klangforum Schweiz and the “Junges Tonkuenstler Orchester”. Since the season 2015/2016 she is principal viola of the Mannheim Philharmonic Orchestra.
She is a Portuguese viola player. Kindly supported by the Santander Universities Scholarship and the Helen Worswick Scholarship, she is currently studying with James Sleigh in her third year of bachelor at the Royal Academy of Music. In 2015 she was awarded the prestigious Theodore Hollande Prize at the Royal Academy of Music and the second prize in Prémio Jovens Músicos (the young musicians’ prize) in Portugal. The following year, Sofia won the first prize in II Concurso Nacional de Cordas Vasco Barbosa which enabled her to appear as a soloist with the Portuguese Symphony Orchestra. During her musical growth, she had the opportunity to contact with violists such as David Lloyd, Avri Levitan, Ana Bela Chaves, Yuri Bashmet, Hartmund Rohde, Máté Szücs, Lawrence Power, Tatjiana Masurenko, Martin Outram and Igor Sulyga and to work with some great conductors such as Semyon Bychkov, Vassily Petrenko, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Mark Elder, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Edward Gardner, Bernard Haitink and Jean-Sebastien Bereau, with whom Sofia was honoured to perform along with as a soloist twice. She has also been a full member of the European Union Youth Orchestra since 2014.
Born in 1995, she began her musical studies at the Toulouse Conservatory at the age of 5 with Valérie Apparailly. In 2012 she moved to Paris to study at the Conservatoire National Superior de Musique with Jean Sulem. In 2014-2015, Violaine had the opprtunity to work with Hariolf Schlichtig during an Erasmus semester at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München. Her repertoire covers solistic and chamber music works from J. S. Bach to contemporary composers like Tristan Murail. Her interest in chamber music takes a central part in her musical activities, working in different formations (quartet, quintet, octet …) in the classes of Vladimir Mendelssohn, Michel Michalakakos and Jean Sulem. In 2011, at the age of 16, she won the 1st prize at the National Competition of Young Violists in Paris with a special prize for the best interpretation of the modern piece, Sonate Rhapsodique by Dimitri Tchesnokov. In 2014, she was awarded the 2nd prize and the prize for the work of J. S. Bach in the Cecil Aronowitz International Viola Competition in Birmingham. Her musical personality attracted attention in the European festival Jeunes Talents, during Annes Le Bozec’s Carte Blanche, as well as during her perfomances in Cantus Firmus concerts in Paris. In 2013 she played two tours as a member of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester conducted by Herbert Blomstedt and Philippe Jordan. From 2014-16 she took masterclasses with Nobuko Imai, Pamela Frank, Sadao Harada and Seiji Ozawa at the International Ozawa Music Academy Switzerland. Within the academy she performed in Victoria Hall in Geneva, Tanglewood Festival, Fondation Louis Vuitton and Champs Elysées Theatre in Paris. She worked with musicians such as Claire Désert, Philippe Graffin, Alain Meunier, Anne Le Bozec and also the talented violonist Alexandra Soumm during different chamber music festivals. In several masterclasses she had the opportunity to work with teachers like Miguel Da Silva, Thomas Riebl, Gérard Caussé, Antoine Tamestit, Tatiana Masurenko, Barbara Westphal, Ardeo Quartet. She took Interpretation Masterclasses during the academies of Villecroze, Tibor Varga, Lac Léman International Academy and Cervo which also permitted her to perfom as a soloist Mozart’s Symphony Concertante or the Viola Concerto by J.S.Bach. Thanks to her passion for contemporary music she participated in various projects: the creation of a piece for solo viola and a quartet by Pascal Zavarro, a piece for solo viola and electronic with the IRCAM in Paris and a CD recording of the solo music for viola by modern composers. Violaine plays a Jacquot viola from 1863.
He is a 17-year-old cellist, born in 1999 in Veszprém, Hungary. Classical music plays an important part of life in his family. His father studied at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest. Domi started playing the cello when he was 6 years old and he studied at a primary school specialised in music in Veszprém. Already during his primary school studies he took part in cello competitions in Sümeg, Pápa, Veszprém, Szombathely and he won lots of special awards and first prizes. In 2015 he moved to Budapest and he started to study at the Bartók Conservatory of Music for secondary school children. His majors are the cello and solfeggio. He has participated some master courses held by László Fenyő, István Varga, István Várdai, just to name a few. Last year he was in Slovakia at an international competition, called „Talents for Europe” and he won the second prize and an invitation for the next competition. Domi has had 3 whole evening concerts of his own recently, plus a half evening one, when he was one of 2 performers at a young talents’ concert organised by Gábor Eckhardt. He frequently receives concert invitations to play at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, at the Intstitution of Musicology and also at several cultural events and concerts in Budapest. He loves challenges, next year he is going to participate in several national and international competitions. He considers IYSO as a perfect opportunity to meet new talented musicians and gain an amazing musical experience during the concerts.
He was born in Hungary in 2000. He has been playing the cello since age of five. He took the third prize of the David Popper International Cello Competition, Várpalota in 2015. In the first year of his secondary studies he took part of the Bohdan Warchal International Competition in Slovakia where he got the second prize. From this year he attends in Robert Nagy’s cello class in Vienna. Since 2014 he is the student of Márta Agócs in Kecskemét. The music is an important part of his family’s life. It was obvious for the parents: they had to enroll their son to the music school in Kaposvár. In that 9 years what he spent in the music school he got his bases. At age of 14 he made a solo concert. He wanted to continue his studies with Márta Agócs. They work together really busily and successfully, the results could be the evidence for it. In the summer of 2016 he was invited to the “Summer String Academy” of Indiana University. In Bloomington he worked together with Csaba Onczay, Susan Moses and Brandon Vamos as cello teachers. He played the octet by Mendelssohn with a group of American teenagers. Sarah Kapustin was their chamber music teacher. He was also invited by István Várdai for his masterclass in Pécs. Barna took part in the masterclasses of István Varga, László Mező, Károly Ádám and Nicolas Altstaedt too. He really likes to make music with other young musicians, that is why he joined to IYSO.
I started playing the cello when I was 11 years old in Cluj-Napoca, Romania at the Sigismund Toduță Music High School. I participated some national music competitions in Cluj, Bistrița and Alba Iulia. During my school years I performed with my sisters as a baroque trio ensemble, toured with Posticum Juventutis Internationalis Orchestra in 2008 and with Kodály Zoltán World Youth Orchestra in 2011. In 2009 I played the Camille Saint-Saens Cello Concerto No.1 with the local chamber orchestra in Gera, Germany. I attended master classes with Mirel Iancovici (NLD), István Varga (HU), Marin Cazacu (RO), Imre Kostyák, Katharina Gohl Moser, Thomas Demenga, David Pia (CHE), Heidi Litschauer (AUT), Bruno Cocset (FRA). In 2013-2015 I followed my studies in Budapest at the Béla Bartók Conservatory of Music and gained new experiences. In the summer of 2014 I met Ali as the organizer of the first Bozsok Music Camp and Art Festival. I was very amazed of the work of these enthusiastic students who were not older then me and offered such an experience! I am very glad for meeting Ali and that I took part in the first orchestra project of IYSO. It was memorable! Since 2015 I am studying with Mirel Iancovici at the Maastricht Academy of Music in the Netherlands.
He was born in 1994 in Hungary. He started to play the cello when he was 5 years old at the local Music School. From 1999 until 2008 he participated on many competitions. Among others awards, he won two times the Budapest Cello Competition, and he also got three prizes from international competitions: a 3rd prize of the International Cello Competition in Slovakei, a 3rd prize of the 14nd International Cello Competition Giovani Violoncellisti and a 2nd prize of International Cello Competition in Liezen. In 2008 he continued his studies at the Preparatory Course of the Exceptionally Talented Students of the Liszt Academy of Music. He prosecuted his studies there until 2012, his teacher was the famous Hungarian cellist, Gyorgy Deri PhD. He won the 3rd prize of the International Cello Competition in Liezen in 2010, and the first prize of the International Cello Competition Agimus for Premio Citta di Padova in 2011. From 2013 September he is a student of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, his recent teacher is Robert Irvine and he is supported by the ABRSM. In 2015, at the age of 20, he was awarded a trial for Principal Cello of the Scottish Opera.
He was born 1993 in Germany, took his first cello lesson at the age of six. His previous teachers were Hanno Simons (Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra), Christian Proske and Thomas Grossenbacher (Tonhalle Or-chestra Zurich). Since autumn 2013, he is currently studying in Berlin and Lübeck with Prof. Troels Svane. Lessons and masterclasses with musicians such as Natalia Gutman, Wolfgang Boettcher, Martin Ostertag, Maximilian Hornung and Eberhard Feltz influenced his playing as well. Korbinian Bubenzer has been a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Germany. He already had the honor to work with famous conductors, like Mariss Jansons, Mario Venzago and Carl St. Clair. He performs in concerts all over Europe with various chamber music ensembles and as a so-loist with various amateur- and professional orchestras. Furthermore, he had the opportunity to play at well-known international music festivals like the Menuhin Festival Gstaad.In addition, Korbinian specialized in “historical music per-formance” during the last few years. Therefore, he had the opportunity to play and work together with different special-ists for early music, such as Ton Koopman, Raphael Alpermann and Hans-Jürgen Schnoor. Korbinian won the first prize in the solo category of the German National Youth Competition “Jugend musiziert”. He is playing a Cello made by the famous Parisian violin-maker Stephan von Baehr anno 2013.
I was born on the 8th of March, 1999 in Budapest to a musician family. I started to learn to play the violin at the age of 6 then I decided that my instrument would be the double bass. In 2014 I took part in the work of the Kodály Zoltán World Youth Orchastra led by Tamás Vásáry. Since September 2014 I have been the student of the Franz Liszt Music Academy in Zsolt Fejérvári’s class with the special permit of the Rector. My intention is to become an very good musician and to become the member of excellent orchestra. I took part in the Junior Orchestra of Verbier Festival in 2015 and 2016, led by Daniel Harding and Alondra de la Parra. As a member of the orchestra I played with Yuri Bashmet and Stephan Genz. In 2015 I won the first prize in the Dittersdorf International Double Bass Competition. In the summer of 2016 I played in Kaposfest Chamber Music Festival Hungary as a soloist with Valeriy Sokolov and Julien Quentin.
She is currently studying towards her Bachelor of Music Degree in Flute Performance at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. In 2015-16, she spent an exchange semester at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt, Weimar. Gabriella has participated numerous masterclasses and competitions, in 2015 she won the full bursary to take part in the Scottish International Flute Summer Course, in 2009 she won 5th Prize of the Flautiada International Flute Competition. Her recent performances include recitals and concerts at the Hungarian Institute of Musicology, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, the Bozsok Music Festival and the Lockenhaus Kammermusikfest.
My name is Agnes Ariadne Katona. I play flute. I studied at the Béla Bartók Conservatory in Budapest until 2013, in the class of Zsolt Romos. I has graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor degree from the Faculty of Music and Visual Arts at University of Pécs, studying also with Zsolt Romos and then continued with my Masters studies at the Széchenyi István University – Varga Tibor Institute of Music in the class of Anett Jóföldi and Gergely Ittzés. Orchestral playing is my passion, I particularly enjoy making music together with other people. I regularly play with the Symphony Orchestra of University and in 2017 I took part in an orchestral tour playing for a russian ballett group.
I started playing the oboe when I was 12 years old in Cluj-Napoca, Romania at the Sigismund Toduță Music High School. I participated in various national music interpretation competitions in Cluj-Napoca, Bistrița, Alba Iulia and Bucharest. I attended masterclasses with Doris Hollenstein-Mende, Catherine Kaemper (CHE), Lencsés Lajos (HU) and Adrian Cioban (RO). During my school years I regularly performed with my siblings in a baroque trio ensemble. I toured with several orchestra ensembles, most notably with Posticum Juventutis Internationalis Orchestra in 2009 (Romania, Hungary, Switzerland, Chech Republic), with Kodály Zoltán World Youth Orchestra in 2011 (Hungary, France) and the Simfonietta Orchestra in 2013 (Sinaia, Sibiu, Bucharest – RO). I started my Bachelor studies in Cluj-Napoca at the Gheorghe Dima Music Academy in 2013 but also gained new experiences through student exchange programmes at the Liszt Ferenc Music Academy in Budapest between 2015 and 2017, for three semesters. Currently I am the member of the Agile Orchestra since 2014 and the Romanian Youth Orchestra since 2015 whith which I participated at various festivals, most notably at the Young Euro Classic Festival (Berlin, DE), Settimane musicali Gustav Mahler (Dobbiacco, IT), George Enescu Festival (Bucharest, RO) Festival International d’Art Lyrique (Aix-en-Provence, FR). Since 2016 I am also a member of the International Young Soloist Orchestra (IYSO), that was founded by Alexandra Balog, a pianist currently studying in London, UK and is designed as an orchestra of young artists who not only have pleasure playing music together but who are also offered a community that regularly holds team-buiding programmes and other non-musical activities.
I was born in 1995 in and I started my music studies in the Liszt Ferenc Music School in Kaposvár. Through these years I was already member of the Wind Orchestra of Kaposvár. As being a member of this orchestra I got the chance to take part in international presentations and competitions. In 2010 after a successful entrance examination I continued my studies in the High School for Arts in Pécs, where I had teachers like Miroslav Radics and Gabriella Szabó. During the high school years I acquire many professional experience I also got the possibility to play as a solist with the Pannon Philharmonic, then in 2014 I won 1st prize of my category at the FEMUS International Music Festival and also the absolute 2nd prize of this festival. I took part in masterclasses to deepen my knowledge and gain more workmanship, I was participant in the workshops of Laura Ruiz Ferreres, David Campbell and Lajos Rozmán. In February 2014 I have passed into the preparatory class of Kunstuniversität Graz, then from October 2014 I started the BA clarinet studies in the class of Prof. Stefan Schilling, who is the solo clarinetist of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. In 2016 I got the Forum Hungaricum scholarship.
My chamber music teachers are international musicians, like Claudia Micheletti, Markus Schön and Stephan Görner. In the orchestra of the Kunstuniversität Graz I worked with internationally renowned conductors like Patrick Lange, Frank Cramer and Nassir Heidarian-Rasty.
She is currently studying 3rd year of Bachelor of Music in performance in Oboe with Jochen Müller-Brincken (Erasmus in HfM Würzburg) and Stephane Rancourt (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland). She hails from Barcelona but decided to study at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland due to the need for expanding her horizons and now is doing an Erasmus exchange in Würzburg (Germany). She is enthusiastic about playing with people and making music, in academic projects and orchestras as well as those created by students. In her home country she is a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Catalonia (JONC), this has given her opportunities to be taught by many renowned oboists such as Emma Schied (Oboist with Mahler Chamber Orchestra), Lucas Macías (ex-Principal oboe with Concertgebouw Orchestra), José Luis García Vergara (Principal oboe with hr-Sinfonieorchester) and others, and has played in the main concert halls around Catalonia (l’Auditori, el Liceu and el Palau de la Música Catalana.“This first project of IYSO in August 2016 was something quite different. Having been always part of wider projects created by big institutions or the Government has given me a lot of determination about what I like and dislike about working with others, the power of an individual and the group, the different ways of functioning and communication. This project has allowed me to express my ideas of what an ideal orchestra would be (at the moment), has shown me all the work it takes to move and coordinate a bunch of young musicians, has taught me to adapt to new musicians and how to create a wind section that works towards the same goal and many more aspects that are still a work in progress in my life. Thanks to Alexandra, her amazing family, the young musicians that I’ve met and thanks to music too, in the end it is what has brought us together.”
He graduated at Brescia’s Conservatorio obtaining the mark “Summa Cum Laude with a special mention for his artistic achievement”, then he continued his studies at the Haute Ecole de Musique in Geneva and at the Royal Academy of Music. Fulvio won awards in music competition throughout Italy and Great Britain among which the Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe Award 2015. Fulvio has been selected and played with many prestigious youth and professional orchestras: Orchestra Giovanile Italiana (Italian Youth Orchestra), the London Sinfonietta Academy, the Mahler Academy founded by Claudio Abbado, the London Symphony Orchestra Academy, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Orchestre de Chambre de Geneve, Orchestra da Camera di Mantova, Orchestra del Teatro Olimpico di Vicenza. Fulvio is currently in trial as principal clarinet at the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Fulvio performs regularly with chamber music ensembles and he performed as soloist with the Orchestra da Camera di Brescia and the Milton Keynes City Orchestra.
I was born in 1992 in Budapest, Hungary. I started my musical studies at the age of 7 in a Music School in my hometown. During these years I was participating in several competitions with success. I have attended Hungarian and international master classes with Csaba Klenyán and Lajos Rozmán. In 2008 I started my studies in the Béla Bartók Conservatory of Music in the clarinet class of László Kraszna. The next year I was a member of the CEI Youth Orchestra. During the years in the Conservatory I won a Gold Diploma at the “Svirel” Competition in Slovenia. Thanks to my success on the competition, I had the opportunity to play the Clarinet Concertino with the symphony orchestra of the Conservatory. I attended an international master class in Austria with Francois Benda and Michel Lethiec in 2011. Since 2012 I study in Graz, Austria at the University of Music and Performing Arts in the class of Stefan Schilling. I take part in several Ensembles and Orchestras; I attended master classes with Sabine Meyer, Wenzel Fuchs and Nicholas Cox. In 2015 I had an opportunity to play Beethoven Septet at the Residence of Nikolaus Harnoncourt and to have a chamber music master class with him. The same year I took part in the international chamber music master class in Niedersachsen, where I had the opportunity to work with musicians, such as David Smeyers, Georg Klütsch, Christian Wetzel and Eberhard Feltz. Beside my studies on the modern clarinet I play period instruments and I have concerts with different Ensembles in Graz.
I am a Hungarian bassoon-player, born in Debrecen. I started my music education at the age of 8, when I took my first recorder lessons. This soon led to me playing the bassoon at my music school teacher, József Tóth. I was first brought to a national competition in 2006, where i finished 3rd place and during the preparation period I discovered my affection towards music. At the age of 15 I have decided to be a professional bassoon player however I stayed in the non-music specialized high school I attended. I got 1st place in a number of national bassoon and chamber music competitions. Right after I graduated high school I got accepted to the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest. I have been studying in the class of György Lakatos, where I also had lessoons with György Keszler and István Hartenstein. I had my Master of Arts graduation concert in November 2016, but I’m still at the Liszt Academy until the end of this academic year. During my studies I’ve mostly concentrated on orchestral bassoon playing, although I also went to a competition, e.g. International Bassoon Competition in Brno where I got to the final round. I have played with most of Budapest’s and Hungary’s top orchestras, including Concerto Budapest, Weiner-Szász Chamber Ochestra, Budapest Symphony Orchestra, Budapest Strings, Solti Chamber Orchestra, Budafoki Dohnányi Orchestra, Kodály Phiharmonic Orchestra (Debrecen), Pannon Philharmonic, Budapest Sound Collective. In September 2016 I successfully auditioned for the orchestra of Hungarian National Opera where I since have been working. In my free time I like to compose music and explore new genres by improvising on the piano. My first project with IYSO has been fantastic in the summer of 2016, where I got to meet and perform with a group of wonderful people.
I was born into a musician family. I took up the trumpet at the age of 11 however it has only been a hobby for me until second year of high school when I got the chance to become a member of the Verbier Festival Junior Orchestra. After high school I moved to New York to attend The Juilliard School and I am now studying at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest. Since my father is a jazz musician I clearly have just as much jazz influences as classical. I am currently doing both classical music and jazz. In terms of classical music my greatest passion is to work as a soloist but I do love playing in orchestra. This is why IYSO became so important to me. Teachers: Gabor Huszar, DR.Andras Kis, Raymond Mase, Gábor Boldoczki, Gábor Devecsai. Mentors: Tamas Davida, Mark Gould, Gábor Tarkövi, Wynton Marsalis, Chris Dicken. Orchestras,ensembles I worked with: Weiner Brass Ensemble, Weiner Brass Quintet, Budapest Strings (Zoltán Kovács), Georg Solti Youth Orchestra (Milán Bolla), Verbier Festival Junior Orchestra (Daniel Harding), Juilliard Orchestra (Alan Gilbert), New Juilliard Ensemble (Joel Sachs), Franz Liszt Academy Symphonic Orchestra, Benko Dixieland Band, Gramophonia Hot Jazz Orchestrta, Eleven Big Band
I was born on 16 August, 1997 in Budapest. I completed my elementary school studies at Ferenc Liszt Elementary School, faculty of music. In the meantime I started my percussion studies at Szent István Music School. I completed my secondary education at Szent István Music Secondary School between 2012 and 2016. I had the pleasure of playing with many different musical groups attached to the school, of which playing for years in the ’Zuglói Filharmónia’ has been the most outstanding for me. My first performance with this orchestra was at the Palace of Arts in Budapest, with Zoltán Kocsis as conductor, we played Ravel’s Bolero. I participated in many further shows with the Filharmónia in the following years. I have performed in some of the best musical venues of the country, in the Palace of Arts, the great concert hall of the Ferenc Liszt Music Academy and the Vigadó Concert Hall. After graduating from secondary school I was accepted at the Debrecen University’s Faculty of Music where I am currently studying. I started my BA studies in September 2016 specialising in percussion in the class of Professor Dr. István Szabó and Professor Tamás Szalai. The same year I won a special award at the 40th Brass and Percussion Annual Conference and Competition. I regularly participate in the work of the University’s various groups. I am a member of the University’s Symphonic and Brass Orchestra as well as of SONUS percussion band.
I was born in 12.02.1997, in Debrecen. I grew up in Balmazújváros and I started my music studies in here at the age of 8. My first horn teacher was Gyula Bekker, until I started the high school in the Béla Bartók music conservatory in 2011. My studies began in the horn class of Tibor Beleznay and after his retirement, I was a student of Károly Ambrus. I have earned some awards here: – a 3. price in the national competition of horn; 2012. A 3. price in the same competition; 2015. A 3. Price in the national chamber music competition in Szeged, with wind quintett; 2014. In 2016, I started my studies in the university of Graz, in institution of Oberschützen. Currently I am studying in the horn class of Gergely Sugár.
She is an Italian harpist born in 1992 near Venice, she started to play the harp at the age of eight and graduated with the highest mark at the A. Buzzolla Conservatory in Adria. In 2015 she moved to London and attended the Royal Academy of Music for a Year-in Diploma, studying with Karen Vaughan and Skaila Kanga. She won different harp competitions, as the third price at the prestigious “Abbado Price Competition for the Italian Arts”, the second price at the “Città di Treviso” international music competition and the second price at the “Riviera della Versilia” in Tuscany. She attended several masterclasses in Italy and in Europe with greats harpist like Margherita Bassani, Isabelle Perrin, Skaila Kanga, Emmanuel Ceysson, Marisa Robles and Park Stickney. Since 2012 she has played in various type og chamber music ensemble, like the Adria Harp Ensemble, the Royal Academy of Music Harp Ensemble in London, the De Angelis Ensemble in Florence and the Ventaglio d’Arpe Ensemble in Udine. She performed as first harp in the Italian Youth Symphonic Conservatories’ Orchestra, with whom played concerts in Udine, Trieste, Rome, Belgrad, Novi Sad with M° Giuseppe Grazioli and M° Bruno Aprea as conductors. She is now studying with Fabrice Pierre in Milan and with Patrizia Tassini at the J. Tomadini Conservatory in Udine for a Master Degree. She regularly performs as soloist and with orchestra or ensembles and teaches music in private schools in Italy. More over, she has got a Bachelor Degree in Psychobiological and Cognitive Science, obtained at the University of Padua in 2015.
Name: Tímea Haász Date of birth: 22. 03. 1996. E-mail: Phone: +36 30 370 1130 Studies 2002-2008 Batthyány Ilona Elementary School 2008-2010 Centenáriumi Elementary School and Vocational School 2010-2016 Bartók Béla Conservatory (Budapest) Languages skills english (mid-level graduation) Jobs MiniPolisz Playhouse - about 3 months Hobbies music, drawing, reading, doing sports In this year I am going to start my studies at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music from september.