Meet the Artists 2021

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Violins

Peter RainerPeter Rainer
Concertmaster/Germany

Samuel Allan-Chapkovski
Ireland

Takamori AraiTakamori Arai
Japan


Elvin Hoxha Ganiyev
Azerbaijan-Turkey

Miclen LaiPang
Malaysia-USA

Akhmed Mamedov
Turkmenistan-USA

Nune Melik
Armenia

Samuel Nebyu
Hungary-Ethiopia



Irina Rostomashvili
Georgia

Aleksandr Snytkin
Lithuania-USA

Yuan Tian
China

Sendi Vartanovi
Georgia-Armenia

Jaewon Wee
Korea

Xuan Shirley YaoXuan Shirley Yao
China

Diego Zapata
Venezuela

Violas

Julia Clancy
USA

Joseph KauffmanJoseph Kauffman
USA



Can Sakul
Turkey


Zigmund Wang
China


Violoncelli

Egor Antonenko
Russia

Gustaw Bafeltowski
Poland



Josephina Kim
USA

Laszlo Mezo
Hungary-USA


BASS

Justin SmithJustin Smith
USA


PIANO

Jacopo Giacopuzzi
Italy-USA



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