Meet the Artists 2017

• ALUMNI •• PREVIOUS ARTISTS



Violins

Peter RainerPeter Rainer, Concertmaster
Germany

Davide de AscaniisDavide de Ascaniis
Italy

Azer DamirovAzer Damirov
Azerbaijan

Conrad ChowConrad Chow
Canada

Catharina ChenCatharina Chen
Norway

Peter MezoPeter Mezo*
Hungary

Gyehee KimGyehee Kim**
Korea



Kreeta-Julia HeikkiläKreeta-Julia Heikkilä
Finland

Noko KawamuraNoco Kawamura
Japan

Alexandr KislitsynAlexandr Kislitsyn
Russia

Samuel NebyuSamuel Nebyu**
Hungary

Kazuhiro TakagiKazuhiro Takagi**
Japan

Stephanie AppelhansStephanie Appelhans
Germany

Semyon PromoeSemyon Promoe*
Germany


Violas

Juan-Miguel HernandezJuan-Miguel Hernandez**
Canada

Jesus RodolfoJesus Rodolfo*
Spain

Joseph KauffmanJoseph Kauffman
USA



Can SakulCan Sakul
Turkey

Aybek AshirmatovAybek Ashirmatov
Kazakhstan


Violoncelli

Ofer CanettiOfer Canetti*
Israel

Gundula LeitnerGundula Leitner
Austria



Jaani HelanderJaani Helander
Finland

Georgy GusevGeorgy Gusev
Russia


BASS

Mariechen MeyerMariechen Meyer
Republic of South Africa


PIANO

Jacopo GiacopuzziJacopo Giacopuzzi*
Italy



*iPalpiti Soloists in Encinitas
**iPalpiti Featured Soloists:
  iPalpiti Alumnus Juan-Miguel Hernandez, violist/Canada
  iPalpiti Junior Samuel Nebyu, violinist/Hungary
  iPalpiti Alumnus Kazuhiro Takagi, violinist/Japan
  Artistic Advisor Lynn Harrell, cellist/USA
  iPalpiti Special Prize Gyehee Kim, violinist/Korea

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