Pablo Barragán ‐ Clarinet
"This evening it was Pablo Barragán who cast a spell on his audience. In addition to his perfect playing in all respects, it was just his soulful tone, which held in breath."
Westdeutsche Zeitung in October 2019
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
The Chamber Orchestra of Europe (COE) was founded in 1981 by a group of young musicians who became acquainted as part of the European Community Youth Orchestra (now EUYO). There are now about 60 members of the COE (including a dozen founding members), who pursue parallel careers as principals or section leaders of nationally-based orchestras, as eminent chamber musicians, and as tutors of music.
Mirijam Contzen ‐ Violin
The German-Japanese violinist Mirijam Contzen is highly esteemed by the international musical world as a soloist, chamber musician, festival director and professor. Her playing unites grandeur and technical mastery in the realisation of sophisticated and polished performances.
Vadim Gluzman ‐ Violin
Vadim Gluzman’s extraordinary artistry brings back to life the glorious violinistic tradition of the 19th and 20th centuries. His wide repertoire embraces contemporary music and his performances are heard around the world through live broadcasts and a striking catalogue of award-winning recordings exclusively for the BIS label.
Äneas Humm ‐ CD-project "Embrace" bariton/piano
The young Swiss baritone made his debut at the Stadttheater Bremerhaven at the age of 18. In the summer of 2019, he completed his vocal studies with Edith Wiens at the renowned Juilliard School in New York. Previously, studies led him to the Hochschule für Künste Bremen.
His first solo CD "Awakening" with pianist Judit Polgar was released by the label Rondeau in October 2017 and is now followed by the second solo album "Embrace" with the Hawaiian pianist Renate Rohlfing.
Kuss Quartet with creative “Berlin Freizeit” ‐ CD project
"Berlin Freizeit" combines works commissioned by the Kuss Quartet over the last years as well as artistic companions and musical friends. It transforms "the public silence to an inner, internal sound. [...] is there a better way to use creative "spare time/Freizeit"?"
Linos Piano Trio ‐ Piano Trio
"Reinventing the repertoire”: it may seem like a tall order, but this is how the Linos Piano Trio describes the philosophy at the heart of its music making. The desire to rediscover and expand the standard repertoire has served as the trio's inspiration. Now, CAvi Music is releasing their second album called "Stolen Music", on which the Linos Piano Trio publishes their own arrangements of well-known symphonic works and links them to the work that prompted the formation of the trio: Schönberg's "Transfigured Night".
Lucerne Symphony Orchestra
The 2021/22 season of the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra with its new principal conductor Michael Sanderling is focussed on the large, late Romantic repertoire, top-class soloists and (un)expected programmes.
Quatuor Modigliani ‐ String Quartet
The Paris based Quatuor Modigliani, which was founded in 2003, is a regular guest of the world’s top venues and finest String Quartet & Chamber Music series.
Molyvos International Music Festival
The Molyvos International Music Festival (MIMF) is a unique project in the North Aegean region that brings together the greatest international young talents for a four-day celebration of world- class classical music. The motto of the 2019 edition was "Dia-logos".
Johannes Moser ‐ Violoncello
Hailed by Gramophone Magazine as "one of the finest among the astonishing gallery of young virtuoso cellists", German-Canadian cellist Johannes Moser has performed with the world’s leading orchestras. His latest recordings include the concertos by Dvořák, Lalo, Elgar and Tchaikovsky, which have gained him the prestigious Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik and the Diapason d'Or. Johannes Moser records exclusively for the label PENTATONE.
Alejo Pérez ‐ Conductor
As a conductor, Alejo Pérez possesses an inherent stylistic awareness and the ability to bring every detail of the most complex score to life. This has consistently secured him a firm place on the international opera and concert scene. Since the 2019/20 season, Alejo Pérez is Music Director of the Opera Ballet Vlaanderen.
Ildikó Szabó ‐ Violoncello
At the age of 27 Ildikó Szabó is already a cello-institution in her home country Hungary. In 2014 she was awarded 2nd prize, the audience award and 7 special prizes at the International Pablo Casals Competition. She is currently studying at Kronberg Academy and lives in Berlin.
Antje Weithaas ‐ Violin
Brimful of energy, Antje Weithaas’ brings her compelling musical intelligence and technical mastery to every detail of the music. Her charisma and stage presence are captivating, but never overshadow the works themselves.