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iPalpiti Alumni

iPalpiti’s alumni have become leading soloists, concertmasters, and orchestral and chamber players around the world. While the accomplishments of all 200+ alumni would be too lengthy to list, here are some highlights:

Roman Patkoló

(Slovakia) – Double Bass Soloist under Columbia Artists Management. Leader, Bassiona Amorosa. Member, Zurich Opera. Collaborates with Anne-Sofie Mütter, including performance with the Boston and London Symphonies in the premieres of Previn’s Double Concerto. Website
“ I’ve never heard such a fantastic player,” said Previn.
“…[Patkoló] ’certainly lived up to his billing as a sensational soloist….” — Strad Magazine

Alexandru Tomescu

(Romania) – State Soloist of Romania, international soloist. Performs on Stradivarius violin from the State collection. Records four CDs annually. Winner of 28 international awards, and recognized as a “violin superstar” by the prestigious Strad (UK) and Classica (France) magazines. Website

Pavel Sporcl

(Czech Republic) – Ranks among the foremost representatives of today’s young generation of violinists. Frequent guest of TV and radio programs; exclusive Supraphon artist, awarded Gold & Platinum albums. pavelsporcl.com

Valentina Lisitsa

(USA) – compared by critics to the legendary artists Horowitz and Rachmaninov. Collaborates with Lynn Harrell, Ida Haendel, Cho-Liang Lin, Vadim Repin, and Hilary Hahn. IMG Artists. valentinalisitsa.com

Sayako Kusaka

(Japan) – First Concertmaster of Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin (formerly Berlin Symphony Orchestra founded by Kurt Sonderling). “Best Musician of the Year” award from Critic’s Association of Japan (2005), Idemitsu Music Prize (2009). Top prizes in the most prestigious competitions. Solo engagements in prestigious series in Europe and Japan.

Luiza Borac

(Romania) – concert pianist. BBC 2007 award for the best solo CD recording of the year. (Avie Records) “…pianist of enviable professionalism”- Gramophone.  Featured covers & reviews in Fanfare and Gramophone and other major international publications. Faculty, Hanover Hochschule. Website

Cameron Carpenter

(USA) – 2009 Grammy nominee. “Maveric Organist” –New York Times. Multi-album record contract with TELARC® Digital www.cameroncarpenter.com.

Catharina Chen

(Finland) – iPalpiti Ambassador. Soloist. First Concertmaster, Norway National Opera
Theater. Leader: Oslo Camerata, Norway Chamber Orchestra.
Member of iPalpiti since 2004.www.catharinachen.net.

LaTonia Moore

(USA) – Performs with Dresden, Covent Garden and Houston Opera companies in leading soprano roles. Winner of the Metropolitan Opera’s National Auditions. Recorded Mahler 2nd Symphony with Deutsche Grammophon. Laifer Artist Management. Website

Boris Brovtsyn

(Russia) – Soloist and Chamber ensemble violinist, based in London. Former: Concertmaster, Kremerata Baltika, Royal Coventgarden. Prize-winner of international violin competitions. Under prestigious Caecilia management Boris Brovtsyn’s Artist Page.

Svetlana Smolina

(Russia-USA) – performs with orchestras and in recitals worldwide, including Mariinsky Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, New York Philharmonic at Avery Fischer, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Orchestra National de France. iPalpiti debut at Walt Disney Concert Hall in 2011.Svetlana Smolina’s website

Daniel Austrich

(Russia-Germany)  – Violinist and member of the Michelangelo Quartet – the youngest to play alongside such renown in a classical international world as violist Nobuko Imai, cellist Frans Helmerson, and violinist Michaela Martin.

Qing Yung Yu

(China) – Associate Concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony.

Vadim Tchijik

(France) – Award and recording contract with Harmonia Mundi, recital engagements and festival performances in Europe. Professor at Rameau & Satie conservatories in Paris. Website

Lisa Kerob

(France) – Concertmaster of the Monte Carlo Symphony. Website

Peter Schoeman

(RSA) – Leader of the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Robert Kowalski

(Poland) –  Violinist and First Concertmaster at the Radio Orchestra in Lugano / Switzerland (Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana). Website

Karina Canellakis

(USA) –  Assistant Conductor of the Dallas Symphoy. Concert Violinist. Website

Conrad Chow

(Canada) – Soloist. Faculty, Royal Conservatory of Music. Jury, international competitions.www.conradchow.com.

Peter Rainer

(Germany) – Concertmaster, Kammerkademie Potsdam; Leader, Persius Ensemble; guest soloist. Faculty, Universitat der Kunste Berlin.

Juan Miguel Hernandez

(Canada) – Violist, Fine Arts Quartet, Soloist under Sciolino Artist Management.

Julia Sakharova

(Moldova) – violinist, Arianna String Quartet. Assistant Professor of Violin, University of Missouri, St. Louis. Fmr:Associate Concertmaster, Alabama Symphony Orchestra. Website

Daniel Turcina

(Slovakia) – violinist, Trondheim Orchestra and Soloists, Norway

Alexander Snytkin

(Lithuania) – Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Former: Concertmaster, Bergen Philharmonic, Norway

Vladimir Dyo

(USA) – Faculy, Boyer College of Music, Temple University, Philadelphia. Concertmaster, Capital Philarmonic, New Jersey.

Vesselin Demirev

(Bulgaria) – Concertmaster, Aalborg National Symphony, Denmark.

Yamei Yu

(China) – Concertmaster, Bavarian State Orchestra in Munich. Professor chair for violin at the Robert Schumann Hochschule Dusseldorf. Website

Eugenia Pikovsky

(Israel) – 1st violinist, Israel Philharmonic. Former: Concertmaster, Bern Symphony, Switzerland; Concertmaster of Jerusalem Symphony.

Ryo Mikami

(Japan) – Co-Concertmaster, Sapporo Symphony. Former: Member, Lausanne Soloists (Swiss).

Misa Yamuro

(Japan) – 1st violinist, Berlin Radio Symphony; former, Munich Philharmonic (Zubin Mehta, Director).

Catherine Leonard

(Ireland) – Leading violinist in Ireland and a sought-after soloist in Europe.

Miroslava Ivanchenko

(Ukraine) – Tours as soloist and chamber musician throughout Europe and the U.S. Dayton Philharmonic, assistant principal. Former: Alabama Symphony, Concertmaster New World Symphony (Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor).

Igor Sagan

(Slovakia) – 1st violinist in Köln Radio Orchestra, Germany.

Marianna Racz

(Hungary/Netherlands) – Solo & chamber recitals in Europe as violinist and flautist. Performs in chamber music series “The choice of Bernard Haitink” both as violinist and flautist; violinist, Concertgebouw Symphony and Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra.

Lauraine Desgrees du Lou

(France) – Chamber musician, 1st violinist, Paris Opera.

Alex Slobodyanik

(USA) – Recording with EMI Classic’s influential Debut series. Carnegie Hall concert and triumphant engagements in U.S. with Maestro Valery Gergiev. Featured in MUSO International.

Stanislaw Drzewiecki

(Poland) – Acclaimed piano prodigy with extensive schedule of recitals and engagements with orchestras in Europe & Japan. A triumphant debut at Carnegie Hall (2003). Exclusive recording contract with SONY. Prize-winner of the Fourth Rachmaninov International Piano Competition in Moscow (2008).

Michael Arlt, Philipp Bonen

(Germany) – Violinists of the Berlin Philharmonic.

Xinlai Jiang

(Hong Kong/China) – Principal Bass, Hong Kong Philharmonic.

Thibault Vieux

(France) – Asst. Concertmaster, Paris Opera.

Peter Danis

(Slovakia) – Concertmaster, Malaysia National Symphony.

Ken Aiso

(Japan) – Violinist/violist, chamber musician, and Leader of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in London. Faculty – Royal Academy of Music. Website

Eliah Sakakushev

(Bulgaria) – Artistic Director, Musikfest Schloss Wonfurt, Germany. Director of the Jewish Music Festival in Madrid. Former, member of the cello faculty at the prestigious Kronberg Academy (“cello capital of the world”) in Germany. Principal, Auckland Symphony, New Zealand. Website

Pedro Carneiro

(Portugal) – Recognized as one of world`s foremost solo percussionists, performs frequently in Europe, the Far East and the USA, and a guest soloist with numerous orchestras. Solo recordings. Website

Alexander Dzyubinski

(Moldova) – Principal, 2nd Violins, Aalborg Symfoniorkester, Denmark

Fumika Yamamura

(Japan) and Gabriel Bussi (Uruguay) – Violinists, members of Orquesta de Sinfonia de Galicia, one of Spain’s premier orchestras.

Robert Ashworth

(Canada) – Member of Auckland Philharmonica, New Zealand.

Timo-Veikko Valve

(Finland) – Principal Solo Cellist, Australian Chamber Orchestra; founding member, Helsinki Cello Ensemble, released its first CD. Website

Emmanuel Held

(Germany) – 1st violin section, Dresden Staatskapella.

Janna Dimont

(Israel/Cyprus) – Concertmaster, Cyprus Chamber Orchestra.

Dennis Posin

(Germany) – 1st violin section, National Mannheim Opera.

Yalin Song

(China) – Principal cellist, Memphis Symphony.

Dmitri Ratush

(Israel) – Violist, Israel Philharmonic. Former: Principal Violist, Bern Symphony, Switzerland; Israel Camerata.

Raushan Akhmedyarova

(Kazakhstan) – 1st violinist, San Francisco Symphony; former, Concertmaster of New World Symphony. Website

Alex Akimov

(Russia) – violist. Member, Moscow State Orchestra. Winner, Brahms International Competition (Vienna, 2004).

Kazuhiro Takagi

(Japan) – Soloist, Concertmaster, Tokyo Philharmonic, Japan.

Eldar Saparaev

(Kazakhstan) – Soloist/Chamber musician. Principal Cellist, Süd-West Philharmonie Orchestra, Germany.

Peter Dènes

(Hungary) – violist, Salzburg Camerata.

Isabelle Lambelet

(Switzerland) – 1st violin, Tonhalle Orchestra, Zurich

2014 Artists

Dísella LárusdóttirDísella Lárusdóttir, Soprano
Iceland

Daniel BubeckDaniel Bubeck, Countertenor
USA


Yoni DraiblateYoni Draiblate, cello
Israel

Hans Kristian GoldsteinHans Kristian Goldstein
Norway-USA

Jason IssoksonJason Issokson, violin
USA

Timothy DurkovicTimothy Durkovic, piano
Guatemala-USA