Inlägg av Willem Stam

Eva Bindere

Eva Bindere (1974) is a violinist – a chamber musician and a soloist. She was born in Riga, Latvia, in a well-known family of musicians. As a young girl Eva took her first steps towards becoming a musician in Emils Darzins Special Music College (Emīla Dārziņa Speciālā mūzikas vidusskola) and then moved forward to do […]

Fredrik Ekdahl

Fredrik Ekdahl holds the position as principal bassoon of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and is a regular guest principal with orchestras such as the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra. He teaches at the Royal College of Music, Stockholm and has held master classes at the Musikhochschule Stuttgart, Antwerpen […]

Stockholm Chamber Brass

Stockholm Chamber Brass was founded in 1988 by five young Swedes, originally only to rehearse brass chamber music together.  However, with funding from the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, SCBrass decided to travel to Narbonne, France, for their first public engagement at the International Competition for Brass Quintets.  The group went on to win 1st Prize […]

Igor Gruppman

Igor Gruppman is one of those special artists whose career successfully spans a number of artistic fields. Critically acclaimed for his depth of interpretation and sensitive musicianship, Igor Gruppman enjoys an exciting and multi-faceted career as conductor, violin soloist, and orchestra leader.  As the Leader of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and a frequent guest Leader […]

Isabelle van Keulen

”Her taut musical intelligence and vivid sound combined with a fine instinct for the tender, searching quality of this music … absolutely magical.” The Guardian Since her breakthrough in 1984 winning the Eurovision Young Musician of the Year, a competition that was broadcast all over Europe and watched live on television by millions, Isabelle van […]

Jukka-Pekka Saraste

Jukka-Pekka Saraste has established himself as one of the outstanding conductors of his generation, demonstrating remarkable musical depth and integrity. Born in Heinola, Finland, he began his career as a violinist before training as a conductor with Jorma Panula at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. An artist of exceptional versatility and breadth, Saraste feels a […]

Patrick Ayrton

Patrick Ayrton divides his time between performance on a variety of keyboards and his work as a conductor. He studied organ and sacred music at the Vienna Academy where he was a pupil of Alfred Mitterhofer, Michael Radulescu and Erwin Ortner. Later, he moved to The Netherlands where he followed courses in harpsichord and chamber […]

Celine Flamen

French cellist, first cello in Bandart orchestra in Spain, teacher-coach in the Youth orchestra of Catalonia (Jonc), Youth Canarian Orchestra (Jocan), Musikene Master Strings orchestra, invited in the next Aurora festival in Sweden as a chamber music coach and in the Brugges Academy in Belgium as a cello teacher, Celine Flamen did study in Conservatoire […]

Antti Siirala

First Prize winner of three international piano competitions, including the prestigious Leeds International Piano Competition (2003), Finnish pianist Antti Siirala has established himself as one of the finest pianists of his generation. In addition to a stunning debut with the San Francisco Symphony playing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 under Osmo Vänskä, he has appeared in America […]