Meet the Artists 2019

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Violins

Peter RainerPeter Rainer
Concertmaster/Germany

Boris BorgolottoBoris Borgolotto**
France

Conrad ChowConrad Chow
Canada

Azer DamirovAzer Damirov
Azerbaijan

Sara DraganSara Dragan**
Poland

Joseph KauffmanJoseph Kauffman
USA

Miclen LaiPangMiclen LaiPang
Malaysia-USA



Lorenzo MazzamutoLorenzo Mazzamuto
Italy

Samuel NebyuSamuel Nebyu
Hungary

Semyon PromoeSemyon Promoe
Russia

Pablo StredelPablo Stredel
Venezuela

Takamori AraiTakamori Arai
Japan

Alexandra TirsuAlexandra Tirsu
Moldova – Romania


Violas

Ahmed MamedowAhmed Mamedow
Turkmenistan

Midori MaruyamaMidori Maruyama*
Japan



Can SakulCan Sakul
Turkey

Agnieszka PodluckaAgnieszka Podłucka**
Poland


Violoncelli

Egor AntonenkoEgor Antonenko
Russia

Marc Girard-GarciaMarc Girard-Garcia*
France



Sevak AvanesyanSevak Avanesyan
Armenia-Belgium

Francisco VilaFrancisco Vila*
Ecuador


BASS

Dušan KostićDušan Kostić
Serbia

Justin SmithJustin Smith
USA


PIANO

Ian BarberIan Barber**
France



Trio ZadigTrio Zadig
France
Festival’s ensemble-in-residence.



*Principal
**Solo and Chamber ensembles concerts

Critics around the world say

“iPalpiti provides polish for talented young professional musicians from around the world.”
Los Angeles Times

“…a fitting name for the vibrant string orchestra from which the conductor Eduard Schmieder elicited a lively pulse…the ensemble was particularly noteworthy for its unity of purpose and blend. It was as if the musicians’ hearts were beating to the same buoyant rhythm…lustrous, polished tone and graceful phrasing.”
New York Times

“…rich sonorities [of iPalpiti] audibly took the audience’s breath away – especially whenever concertmaster Peter Rainer, whose technically immaculate tone throughout the night was sweet and thrilling, had a few bars to play – showed that iPalpiti had charms to soothe a hall well filled with music lovers of all ages.”
STRINGS Magazine

“This was an invigorating world-class performance by young players with technique to burn and a palpable desire to live every note.”
Los Angeles Times

“…the highlight of this astonishing musical odyssey was the sold-out performance at Disney Hall with elegant Maestro Eduard Schmieder at the helm, conducting this world-class group with a brilliant sense of balance, tension and phrasing.”
Beverly Hills Outlook

“…The musicians played with vivid unanimity and committment… The playing was masterly…”
Los Angeles Times

“iPalpiti played with striking unity and spirit and had an infectious way of making music…All [artists] clearly stimulated each other musically, showing mutual inspiration and respect.”
The Strad Magazine

“…cool display of virtuosity… unified to an often a startling degree…”
Los Angeles Times

“[iPalpiti] performance can be called righteously overwhelming…”
Noord Holland Dagblad

“Exhilaration, thrills, and awe conquer audiences…. These are the stock and trade of Young [iPalpiti] Artists International.”
Los Angeles Times

“When one hears these musicians play, one realizes there is a connection between the title and the musical outcome…when it comes to 24 very talented string players (some have independent successful careers) and a conductor who leads them with great musicality, the result is naturally captivating and exciting.”
Ora Binur, Ma’ariv Daily, Jerusalem

“…an astounding demonstration of seamless and beauteous string playing… memorable, luminous, deeply moving performance…”
Los Angeles Times