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Student of D. Oistrach and of S. Snitkowsky in Moscow, winner of the Munich International Competition and Vittorio Gui Grand Prix in Florence.
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Born in Budapest in 1962 into a family of musicians, Gyula Stuller studied violin in Budapest from the age of six with professor Dr. Ilona Hencz and later studied at the Franz Liszt Music Academy in the class of professor Ferenc Halász.
After his first great success, in the Joseph Szigeti International Violin competition in 1979 he was appointed as a soloist of the Hungarian music agency Filharmonia. Under their guidance he travelled all over Europe as a young artist, performed as a soloist at many of Europe’s major cities including Vienna, Berlin, Sofia, Prague and Moscow.
In 1981 he received a two year scholarship awarded by British Petrloleum in London, enabling him to study at the famous Guildhall School of Music and Drama with the world renown violinist, Professor Gyorgy Pauk. After his studies in London, Gyula Stuller went on to be a laureat at the Rodolfo Lipizer International Violin Competition in Gorizia, Italy in 1985. Gyula Stuller studied with many great violinists including Nathan Milstein, Sàndor Végh, Lòrànt Fenyves, and Tibor Varga. Professor Varga later invited him to Sion to participate in the 20th International Tibor Varga Violin competition in 1986 where he was awarded the first prize and then stayed to work for the following 3 years as Varga’s assistant and as concertmaster of the Detmold Chamber Orchestra.
In 1990 Gyula Stuller was appointed concertmaster of the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, a position he is currently holding. He has taught at both the Fribourg Conservatory and the Tibor Varga Conservatory in Sion, Switzerland. At present he is Head of the String Faculty at the “Haute Ecole de Musique” in Lausanne, Switzerland, where a number of his students have been awarded prizes at international violin competitions and hold posts in some of the most prestigious orchestras. Gyula Stuller also regularly conducts master classes in Switzerland, Hungary and Italy. He was appointed artistic director of the International Festival “Academie Musicale de Morges” in Switzerland between 2007 and 2014.
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Born in Moscow in 1981. She started to play violin at the age of 5
in a class of Honoured Artist of Russia Ludmila Egorova. At the age of 10 she won the first prize at the Moscow International Youth Tchaikovsky Competition. Hereafter she won different prizes at numerous state and international competitions. In 2000 Svetlana graduated famous Gnessin's College, in 2005 The Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory and in 2008 completed her postgraduated studies with Professor M.Glezarova.
Svetlana actively plays and gives concerts as a soloist and as a part of different chamber ensembles. She made several CD recordings (pieces of Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert, Schoenberg) as a soloist and as a member of chamber ensembles. Since 2003 Svetlana was a member of the Verbier Festival Orchestra, and from 2006 - of Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, where she collaborated with such a great musicians as J. Levine, V. Gergiev, M. T. Thomas, Y. Bashmet, D. Sitkovetsky, M. Vengerov, Y. Temirkanov, G. Takacs etc. In 2005-2008 she was teaching at famous Gnessin's Music College in Moscow. She takes part in different Festivals such as Verbier Music Festival (Switzerland), Miyazaki Music Festival (Japan), Musical Spring (Moldova), Musical Festival in LA (USA), Eilat Chamber Music Festival (Israel), Festival "Paganiniana" (Italy), Music Festival in Georgia etc. She appears in chamber ensembles with such renowned artists as P.Vernikov, N. Gutman, K. Bogino, A. Lucchesini and others.
Since 2008 she is invited by Prof. Vernikov to collaborate in numerous master classes in Austria, Italy, Israel, Serbia, Switzerland.
From 2008 to 2011 she was engaged as co-pricipal in the Orchester Palau de Les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia (Spain), ( conducted by L. Maazel and Z. Mehta ).
Since 2010 she teaches at School of Music of Fiesole, Italy.
In 2011 Svetlana cooperated with Chamber Orchestra of Lausanne ( Switzerland )
At present she works as an Artistic Collaborator with Prof. Pavel Vernikov at Conservatory of Lausanne (Switzerland) and at Conservatory Cantonal of Valais ( Switzerland )
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Born in Nagano, Japan. First piano lessons at the age of four, piano study at the Toho Gakuen University Tokyo and then moved to Vienna in 2001 where she continued her studies at the Conservatory in Vienna with Johannes Kropfisch. She was awarded her diploma summa cum laude on June 16th 2005. Chizu Miyamoto plays at concerts as a solist and in various chamber music concerts on a regular basis in Europe and Japan. Répétiteur for bowed instruments at various contests like the Brahms contest in Pörtschach and the Nagano-Aspen music festival.
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Nigel Clayton was born in England. He studied at the Royal College of Music as a scholar of the Junior and Senior Departments. Today he is professor on the Keyboard Faculty, teaching solo piano and chamber music as well as giving lectures on the Art of Teaching. As a pianist he has travelled throughout the world including four tours of India, eighteen trips to Japan, and in every European country, playing alongside artists such as Luis Claret, Michael Collins, Wissam Boustany and Gyula Stuller. He has been official accompanist at the Tibor Varga Violon Competition since 1990 and has recorded twelve CDs of chamber music. He is also head of keyboard at the North Gast Music School in Aberdeen, Scotland.