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Shmuel Ashkenasi

Born in 1941, Israeli violinist Shmuel Ashkenasi began his musical training in Tel-Aviv studying with legendary pedagogue Ilona Feher, the teacher of such violinists as Pinchas Zuckerman and Shlomo Mintz. He arrived in the United States while still young and studied with Efrem Zimbalist at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ashkenasi captured […]

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Eberhard Feltz

Eberhard Feltz lives and teaches in Berlin, and is an Artistic Director of the International Summer Academy of Chamber Music in Niedersachsen. He is on the faculty for many other prestigious chamber music courses and has worked closely with many of the finest new generation European quartets around today including Quatuor Ebène and the Kuss […]

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Erich Höbarth

Eric Höbarth was born in 1956 in Vienna, where he studied with Grete Bidermann and Franz Samohy; subsequently there were studies in Salzburg with Sandor Végh. From 1978 – 1980 he was a member of the celebrated Végh Quartet, followed by seven years as concertmaster of the Wiener Symphoniker. He has long held the position […]

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Steven Isserlis

‘The music world – and music itself – is infinitely richer for the presence of Steven Isserlis.’ Gramophone Magazine Acclaimed worldwide for his technique and musicianship, British cellist Steven Isserlis enjoys a distinguished career as a soloist, chamber musician, educator and author. As a concerto soloist he appears regularly with the world’s leading orchestras and conductors, […]

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Ralph Kirshbaum

Ralph Kirshbaum

The distinguished career of Texas-born cellist Ralph Kirshbaum, which encompasses the worlds of solo performance, chamber music, recording and pedagogy, places him in the highest echelon of today’s cellists. He enjoys the affection and respect not only of audiences worldwide, but also of his many eminent colleagues and students. Ralph Kirshbaum has appeared with many […]

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Ferenc Rados

Ferenc Rados was Professor of piano and chamber music at the Franz Liszt University of Music.  As a student, he graduated from the same institution and then pursued postgraduate studies at the Moscow Conservatory with V.K. Mershanov. He is highly sought after for his insightful masterclasses at venues across Europe such as Prussia Cove, Weimar, […]

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András Schiff

András Schiff was born in Budapest, Hungary, in 1953 and started piano lessons at the age of five with Elisabeth Vadász. Subsequently he continued his musical studies at the Ferenc Liszt Academy with Professor Pál Kadosa, György Kurtág and Ferenc Rados, and in London with George Malcolm. Recitals and special cycles – i.e. the major […]

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Melvyn Tan

Melvyn Tan was born in Singapore in 1956. He showed prodigious musical talent during childhood and, at the age of twelve, came to England to study at the Yehudi Menuhin School. Tan’s piano teachers – Nadia Boulanger, Vlado Perlemuter and Marcel Ciampi – sparked his lifelong passion for French music in general and the works […]

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Rita Wagner

Rita Wagner graduated from the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary and has been teaching ever since. First at the Béla Bartók Secondary School of Music, Budapest, and now since 2005 she has been teaching piano in the class of exceptional young talents at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest, where she […]

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