Meet the Artists 2021

• ALUMNI •• PREVIOUS ARTISTS



Violins

Peter RainerPeter Rainer
Concertmaster/Germany

Samuel Allan-Chapkovski
Ireland

Takamori AraiTakamori Arai
Japan


Elvin Hoxha Ganiyev
Azerbaijan /Turkey


Miclen LaiPang
Malaysia/USA

Akhmed MamedovAkhmed Mamedov
Turkmenistan

Nune Melik
Armenia

Samuel Nebyu
Hungary


Semyon PromoeSemyon Promoe
Russia

Irina Rostomashvili
Georgia


Aleksandr Snytkin
Lithuania/USA

Jovana Stosic
Serbia

Yuan Tian
China


Sendi Vartanovi
Armenia

Jaewon Wee
Korea

Xuan Shirley YaoXuan Shirley Yao
China

Violas

Julia Clancey
USA

Can SakulCan Sakul
Turkey



Zi Wang
China

Joseph KauffmanJoseph Kauffman
USA


Violoncelli

Egor Antonenko
Russia

Max Beitan
Latvia

Lars Hoefs
USA



Javier Iglesias Martin
Spain


Dylan LeeDylan Lee
Malaysia


BASS

Justin SmithJustin Smith
USA


PIANO

Jacopo Giacopuzzi
Italy/USA




*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