Alumni News

We are delighted to share with you some our Alumni successes in this past year:

     . Lin Yu-Chieh - Taiwan (Pianist) wins 2nd Prize in the 2017 Wanda Landowska International Harpsichord                       Competition, in Italy

     .   Yoel Gamzou - Israel/USA (Conductor) May 2017 appointed Music Director of the Bremen Opera House

     .   Ezequiel Silberstein - Argentina (Conductor) appointed Assistant Conductor of the Buenos Aires Philharmonic           Orchestra

     .   Luka Okros - Georgia (Piano) Winner 2017 Chopin Gesellschaft Hannover International Piano Competition 

     .   Matthew Lipman - USA (Viola) recipient Avery Fisher Career Grant 

     .   Mathilde Milwidsky - UK (Violin) Winner 2017 Royal Overseas League Music Competition String Final

     .   Sirena Huang - USA (Violin) Winner 2017 Elmar Oliviera International Violin Competition, USA

     .   Yilei Hao - China (Piano) Winner 2017 "Giorgos Thymis" International Piano Competition, Greece 

     .   Luka Okros - Georgia (Piano) Winner 2016 Hong Kong International Piano Competition

     .   Pavel Kolesnikov - Russia (Piano) - debut at 2016 BBC Promenade Concerts playing Tchaikowsky Piano                    Concerto No 2

     .   Yoel Gamzou - Israel/USA (Conductor) Principal Guest Conductor Kassel State Orchestra awarded Princess                Magriet Award of the European Cultural Foundation

     .   Rika Masato - France (Violin) Winner 2016 International Violin Competition Dominique Peccatte

     .   Luka Okros - Georgia (Piano) Winner 2016 International Music Competition Orchestre Philharmonic du Maroc

  • David Radzynski – USA (Violin) 2015 appointed Leader of Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Pavel Kolesnikov – Russia (Piano) 2015 appointed BBC New Generation Artist
  • Alexey Pudinov - Germany (Piano) 2015 Winner Gershwin Prize (Gershwin International Piano Competition) in New York
  • The 2Cellos Stjepan Hauser (Croatia) and Luca Sulic (Slovenia) – Internationally acclaimed “Star” Cello Duo……14 million views on Youtube
  • Chiara Enderle – Switzerland (Cello) Winner Lutoslawski International Cello Competition (Warsaw) and Pierre Fournier Award (London)
  • David Niemann – Germany (Conductor) Winner 2015 Malko International Conducting Competition in Denmark signed by agents Askonas-Holt as one of the most promising conductors of his generation
  • Yoel Gamzou – Israel/USA (Conductor) acclaimed as "one of the best interpreters of Mahler’s works among European conductors of the youngest generation" (Belgrade Philharmonic).
  • Eliana Pretorian –Rumania/UK (Soprano) 2015 sang Norina in Don Pasquale with Glyndebourne Opera
  • Kristine Balanas – Latvia (Violin) selected for 2015 Tchaikowsky International Violin Competition
  • Avigail Bushakevitz -South Africa (Violin) 2016 Standard Bank Young Artist Award Winner (South Africa)
  • Yvengeny Kutik –USA (Violin) Prokofiev Concerto recording selected as one of Boston’s best solo performances of 2015 (The Arts Fuse Magazine USA)
  • Darrell Ang – Singapore (Conductor) first CD recording nominated for a 2015 Grammy Award
  • Luka Okros – Georgia (Piano) Winner 2015 Jose Iturbi International Piano Competition in Spain
  • Catherine Young – UK (Mezzo Soprano) 2015 Acclaimed performances with English National Opera
  • Sandra Lied Haga – Norway (Cello) selected for 2015 Tchaikowsky International Cello Competition
  • Tao Ni – USA (Cello) appointed Principal Cello, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, selected for 2015 Tchaikowsky International Cello Competition
  • Li Wei Qin – China/Australia (Cello) major international solo career Professor of Cello Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, Singapore
  • Maria Milstein – Holland (Violin) appointed Professor of Violin at the Amsterdam Conservatory in 2015
  • James Lowe – UK (Conductor) appointed Conductor of the Preußisches Kammerorchester (Prussian Chamber Orchestra) 2015 and Chief Conductor in Vaasa from 2016
  • Adam Szmidt –Germany (Conductor) appointed Conductor in the Opera House Bonn, Germany
  • Anna Fedorova – Ukraine (Piano) successes as international soloist and Rachmaninov concerto recordings on Youtube receiving over 10 million views
  • Jos Schroevers – Holland (Conductor) appointed Conductor Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra 2015
  • Naoka Aoki – Japan (Violin) Won 2nd Prize in the 4th China International Violin Competition (Qingdao) and Long-Thibaud-Crespin International Violin Competition, in Paris
  • Samson Tsoy – Russia (Piano) Winner 2015 Campilllos International Piano Competition in Spain
  • Mathilde Milwidsky – UK (Violin) selected for the 2016 Menuhin International Violin Competition
  • Robert Guy – UK (Conductor) appointed Chief Conductor Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Hanna Liisa-Kirchin - UK (Mezzo Soprano) Debut with Dutch National Opera, 2016


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