Masterclasses

10% discount on the participation fee for those who apply and pay the application fee before April 15, 2020!
In addition to the individual lessons, Allegra Academy offers all the participants chamber music classes and performance opportunities in ensembles with faculty and/or other participants. The ensembles will be formed after the application deadline – May 10, 2020, and will be announced by May 30, 2020. The repertoire will be announced by June 5, 2020.

The masterclass is intended for professional players, undergraduate and graduate students, as well as advanced middle school and high school students. Participants will work on orchestral and/or solo repertoire. Preparation for competitions and auditions. This year, the master class of Sebastian Hamann will be supported for the first time by the assistance of his former longtime student Fiona Milla Jäntti. In addition to the one-to-one lessons with Sebastian Hamann, the master class participants will spend another hour with Fiona Milla Jäntti to specifically focus on deepening technique or practicing difficult spots. This additional offer for the first time enables a deepening of the working process with further impulses.ISA Allegra offers various performance opportunities at different venues throughout the festival.

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PROF. SEBASTIAN HAMANN
VIOLIN

13.07 – 23.07.2020

Born into a family whose musical roots date back to the 19th century, Sebastian Hamann grew up surrounded and inspired by music, first in Scandinavia, and later in Germany. His musical training as a violinist and violist allows him to perform and win international competitions as a soloist, chamber musician and concertmaster around the world since his youth. Parallel to his performance activities, he starts his pedagogical career in his early twenties, influenced by his teacher as well as his everlasting strive for “perfection of sound and purity of tone”.

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His teachers include Serge Collot, Nora Chastain, Emanuel Hurwitz, Henry Meyer, Miriam Fried, Walter Levin, Uwe-Martin Haiberg, Winfried Rademacher, Conrad von der Goltz, Heinrich Schiff, and William Pleeth. After his professorships at the University of Lübeck, Frankfurt am Main, and the University of Basel, Sebastian Hamann joins the faculty at the Lucerne School of Music in 2004. His students are renowned award winners and laureates of international competitions, such as: ARD Competition in Munich, Franz Schubert Competition in Graz, and Charles Hennen Concours in Heerlen, and currently they hold positions in orchestras and educational institutions worldwide. His long musical career has been enhanced by his extensive experience as a concertmaster in Essen, Frankfurt, Cologne, Lübeck, and as a guest concertmaster at the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the Balthasar Neumann Ensemble. Sebastian Hamann is also known for his international career as a soloist and first violinist of the Amati Quartet and the Miró Trio, as well as his engagements as a conductor of the Camerata Hanseatica Gdansk and the Lucerne Chamber Orchestra. He passionately combines the vibrant diversity of his performing career with his teaching activities, driven by the desire to train his students to be creative and curious musicians.

In the fall of 2014, he is appointed Professor of Violin at the Freiburg University of Music (successor of Prof. Rainer Kussmaul).

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Fiona Mila Jäntti
VIOLIN

The violinist Fiona Milla Jäntti is characterized by her musical versatility. Her artistic activities range from baroque to contemporary music. She is a laureate of several competitions. In september 2019 she was awarded second price together with her duo partner Ryo Yamanishi in the „European Chamber Music Competition“. In may 2015 she won an honouring prize for the best interpretation of a 21st century composition at the „International Knopf violin competition 2015“. In the same month she was also awarded with the „Edwin Fischer recognition prize 2015″ of the music university Lucerne. In 2002 she won the first prize in the „International Königin Sophie Charlotte competition “. In 2009 she gained the promotion prize at the „Walter Gieseking competition“ in Saarbrücken. She was a scholar of the „Live music Now E.V. Leipzig“ and was promoted by the Landessammlung Baden-Württemberg.

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 Fiona Milla Jäntti has given concerts in the Konzerthaus Berlin, Kuopio Music Centre, KKL Lucerne, Tonhalle Zurich and the Mendelssohn House Leipzig and has given guest appearances at the Lucerne Festival, Musikfestspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival and the Festival of Arts Mirow. She has given solo performances with the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock under the direction of James Gaffigan, Wojciech Rajski and Ullrich Windfuhr. As a passionate chamber musician she has played with well known artists such as Eduard Brunner, Tania Becker- Bender, Gustav Rivinius and Hagai Saham. During her studies with Carolin Widmann she became more involved with contemporary music and worked together with the composers Wolfgang Rihm and Alexander Goehr.
She has made recordings for German MDR and SWR radio broadcasts.

Born in Berlin to German/Finnish parents she began to play the violin at the age of five, inspired by her Finnish grandfather who entertained her by playing folk music on his fiddle.
She studied with Tanja Becker-Bender, Carolin Widmann and Sebastian Hamann. In the class of Sebastian Hamann she passed her concert exam with distinction. Her interest in Barock music has intensified since spending time working with Petra Müllejans and Giuliano Carmignola. Her chamber music teachers were Eduard Brunner, Roglit Ishay, Christian Poltera, Juhani Lagerspetz, Tatevik Mokatsian and Isabelle van Keulen. In addition, she attended masterclasses with renowned artists such as David Alberman, Thomas Brandis, Zakhar Bron, Ebarhardt Feltz, Ton Koopman, Yair Kless, Hagai Shaman, Michaela Martin, Igor Ozim, Heinrich Schiff and Maxim Vengerov.

Since october 2019 Fiona Milla Jäntti is holding a lecture ship at the University of Music Freiburg.

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The masterclass is intended for professional players, undergraduate and graduate students, as well as advanced middle school and high school students. Participants will work on orchestral and/or solo repertoire. Preparation for competitions and auditions. ISA Allegra offers various performance opportunities at different venues throughout the festival.

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Prof. László Fenyö
CELLO

12.07 – 18.07.2020

Professor at the Musikhochschule Karlsruhe.
The Hungarian cellist László Fenyö, born in 1975, has belonged to the world elite of cellists since he won the 2004 International Pablo Casals Contest in Kronberg, Germany. He is hailed by both audiences and critics as one of today’s most exciting artists, possessing the unique capability of presenting the intentions of the composer but also allowing the music to speak at the forefront, thereby capturing and fascinating his audiences. Through his breathtaking technical skills and emotive expressiveness, his concerts become special experiences, where the music can be newly explored with every performance.

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In the last few years László Fenyö has performed on the most important stages throughout the world. Including the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Wigmore Hall, London or the Gasteig in Munich. He has been soloist  with orchestras such as the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, the Korean Symphony Orchestra, the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra (hr- Sinfonie Orchester), the Beethoven Orchester Bonn, the Staatskapelle Weimar, the Philharmonia Hungarica, the Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa, the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, the Christchurch Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bogota Philharmonic Orchestra, the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra and the Sinfonietta Cracovia. He has performed many times with conductor Krzysztof Penderecki.

In Hungary, his home country, László Fenyö has long been one of the most sought after soloists; his performances – solo recitals, chamber music events and concerts with orchestras, are broadcast live and recorded by the Hungarian Radio. He has played with most Hungarian orchestras and conductors. In addition, in 2005 he received the highly coveted Franz Liszt Prize awarded by the Hungarian Ministry of Culture, as well as the Junior Prima Prize in 2008.

László Fenyö began his musical education in Hungary. Already at the age of 13 he became a junior student with Professor László Mezö at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest. Later, while continuing his studies in Lübeck with Professor David Geringas, his brilliant technique, secure sense of style, and his unusually broad repertoire, brought him several prizes at important competitions. Among them, the International Music Contest in Geneva, the Rostropovich Contest in Paris, the Adam Cello Contest in Christchurch, and the Contest of the Hungarian Radio in Budapest. After completing his studies, he decisively extended his musical horizons under the tutelage of Bernard Greenhouse.

László Fenyö gives master courses all over the world, from 2009 until 2011 he was a lecturer at the Academy of Music and Fine Arts in Frankfurt and from April 2012 he teaches as a professor at the Musikhochschule Karlsruhe. László Fenyö has been principal cellist of the Philharmonia  Hungarica 1998-2001 and of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony from 2001 until 2012.

CD´s, released in the past few years include: „Gloria“ by Sony with Gabor Boldoczki and Hedvig Bilgram, Chamber music with pianist Oleg Poliansky by Aulos/Musikado, and the cello concertos of J. Haydn (D Major) and D. Shostakovich (No. 1) accompanied by the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra), conducted by Grant Llewellyn. Enjott Schneider Portrait-CD with DSO Berlin and Ariel Zuckermann.

László Fenyö plays a cello made by Matteo Goffriller from 1695.

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The masterclass is suitable for advanced high school students, college students, and professionals. Participants must prepare four arias of their choice as the emphasis will be on two of them at Alexandrina Pendatchanska’s discretion. Individual lessons will focus on both refining vocal technique and artistic interpretation. ISA Allegra offers various performance opportunities at different venues throughout the festival.

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Alex Penda
VOICE

09.07 – 17.07.2020

Alex Penda, also known as Alexandrina Pendatchanska, was born in Sofia in a family of renowned Bulgarian musicians. At the age of 19 she had won important singing competitions and had her international breakthrough with her debut as Lucia/LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR in Bilbao. Alex Penda quickly established herself in the international opera scene and is regular guest at the world’s famous opera houses such as Vienna State Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Hamburg State Opera, Berlin State Opera, German Opera Berlin, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Theatre La Monnaie Brussels, Boshoi Theatre Moscow, Teatro San Carlo Naples, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées Paris, Lincoln Center New York, Opera Houston, Santa Fé Opera as well as Washington Opera.

Her wide repertoire reaches from Baroque operas by Monteverdi and Handel over Belcanto and Verdi up to the dramatic roles of Wagner and Strauss.  It includes roles like AGRIPPINA, Fiordiligi/COSI FAN TUTTE, Helene/LES VESPRES SICILIENNES, Eboli/DON CARLO, CARMEN, Donna Anna & Donna Elvira/DON GIOVANNI, Elettra/IDOMENEO, Vitellia/LA CLEMENZA DI TITO, Elisabetta/MARIA STUARDA, Chrysothemis/ELEKTRA, SALOME, Kundry/PARSIFAL, Amelia/UN BALLO IN MASCHERA, Lady Macbeth/MACBETH, Leonore/FIDELIO and Margherita in Boito´s MEFISTOFELE.

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Highlights of the last seasons include: Eboli in Oviedo, Elisabetta in Toronto, Salome in Santa Fe, Warschau and Moskau, Nedda/PAGLIACCI in Vienna, Donna Elvira in Aix-en-Provence as well as Elettra in Vienna, Bruxelles and Cologne. She also celebrated great successes as Helene in Naples, as Chrysothemis in Bari, Vitellia in Bruxelles and Leonore in Santa Fe. Her marvelous debut as Kundry in Tokio, her performances as Poppea in Vienna and in MEFISTOFELE in Baden-Baden also earned her much recognition. Just recently she made her debut as Lady Macbeth/MACBETH in Avignon and sang the Contessa in Tel Aviv under Dan Ettinger. In december 2017 she gave an astonishing debut in the title role of Puccini’s TOSCA in her hometown Sofia. In Spring 2018 she made her debut as Santuzza/CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA at La Monnaie Bruxelles and celebrated a huge success.

Current and future projects include her debut as Elisabetta/DON CARLO at Theater St. Gallen, Lady Macbeth/MACBETH in Limoges, Reims and Massy as well as more performances of TOSCA, of Giorgetta/TABARRO and SALOME.

Apart from her busy operatic calendar, Alex Penda sang Verdi’s MESSA DA REQUIEM, Rossini’s STABAT MATER and PETITE MESSE SOLENELLE, Beethoven’s IX Symphony and Honnegger’s LE ROI DABID. She collaborated with Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, L’Orchestra Sinfonica della Rai, Philadelphia Orchestra, L’Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Russian National Orchestra, ORF Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, L’Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Rom, Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, Concerto Köln, Ensemble Matheus, Complesso Barocco and Academy for Old Music. Alex Penda worked under the baton of Riccardo Chailly, Myun-Wyun Chung, Charles Dutoit, Jesus Lopos-Cobos, Bruno Bartoletti, Carlo Rizzi, Ivor Bolton, Daniel Oren, René Jacobs, Vladimir Jurowski, Mark Minkowsky and has been part of some outstanding productions of directors such as Sir Jonathan Miller, Hans Neuenfels, Christof Loy and Dmitri Tcherniakov.
In the highly acclaimed Mozart’s recordings of Rene Jacobs for Harmonia Mundi her renditions of Vitellia, Donna Elvira, Elettra, Arminda have been regarded as ultimate interpretations. Those recordings received numerous awards as BBC Music Magazine Award, Gramophone’s Editor Choice and two Grammy nominations (Best Classical Album and Best Opera Recording). Alex Penda’s discography also enlist Handel’s Agrippina for Harmonia Mundi (Grammy nomination for Best Opera Recording 2013),  Rossini’s Semiramide for NAXOS, Terradellas’ Sesostri, Glinka’s  Antonida /LIFE FOR THE TZAR for Sony, Rachmaninov’s THE BELLS for Decca, Donizetti’s PARISINA D’ESTE for Dynamics, Sartorio’s GIULIO CESARE for ORF as well as  two aria recital albums. Her performances as Elisabetta/ROBERTO DEVEREUX, Lucrezia Contarini/I DUE FOSCARI, Donna Elvira/DON GIOVANNI, Alcina/ORLANDO PALADINO and PETITE MESSE SOLENNELLE with Gewandhaus Leipzig under Riccardo Chailly are available on DVD.

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Fióna Kraege
VIOLIN

Fiona Kraege started to play the violin at age five and entered the professional study class of P. Amoyal at the Lausanne Conservatory at age nine. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in 1998 and her Master’s degree in 2002, whereupon she went on to study with G.Stuller and T. Varga. She was accepted into Z. Bron’s class at the Zurich Hochschule der Künste, with whose guidance she received her Konzertdiplom with special mention in 2006, and the Soloist Diploma two years later.

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Fiona has been performing internationally as a soloist and chamber musician since a very young age. She holds the position of second concertmaster in the Bern Symphony Orchestra since 2008 and will be starting work in the same position at the Luzern Symphony Orchestra in 2020.

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Fiona Mila Jäntti
VIOLIN

The violinist Fiona Milla Jäntti is characterized by her musical versatility. Her artistic activities range from baroque to contemporary music. She is a laureate of several competitions. In september 2019 she was awarded second price together with her duo partner Ryo Yamanishi in the „European Chamber Music Competition“. In may 2015 she won an honouring prize for the best interpretation of a 21st century composition at the „International Knopf violin competition 2015“. In the same month she was also awarded with the „Edwin Fischer recognition prize 2015″ of the music university Lucerne. In 2002 she won the first prize in the „International Königin Sophie Charlotte competition “. In 2009 she gained the promotion prize at the „Walter Gieseking competition“ in Saarbrücken. She was a scholar of the „Live music Now E.V. Leipzig“ and was promoted by the Landessammlung Baden-Württemberg.

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 Fiona Milla Jäntti has given concerts in the Konzerthaus Berlin, Kuopio Music Centre, KKL Lucerne, Tonhalle Zurich and the Mendelssohn House Leipzig and has given guest appearances at the Lucerne Festival, Musikfestspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival and the Festival of Arts Mirow. She has given solo performances with the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock under the direction of James Gaffigan, Wojciech Rajski and Ullrich Windfuhr. As a passionate chamber musician she has played with well known artists such as Eduard Brunner, Tania Becker- Bender, Gustav Rivinius and Hagai Saham. During her studies with Carolin Widmann she became more involved with contemporary music and worked together with the composers Wolfgang Rihm and Alexander Goehr.
She has made recordings for German MDR and SWR radio broadcasts.

Born in Berlin to German/Finnish parents she began to play the violin at the age of five, inspired by her Finnish grandfather who entertained her by playing folk music on his fiddle.
She studied with Tanja Becker-Bender, Carolin Widmann and Sebastian Hamann. In the class of Sebastian Hamann she passed her concert exam with distinction. Her interest in Barock music has intensified since spending time working with Petra Müllejans and Giuliano Carmignola. Her chamber music teachers were Eduard Brunner, Roglit Ishay, Christian Poltera, Juhani Lagerspetz, Tatevik Mokatsian and Isabelle van Keulen. In addition, she attended masterclasses with renowned artists such as David Alberman, Thomas Brandis, Zakhar Bron, Ebarhardt Feltz, Ton Koopman, Yair Kless, Hagai Shaman, Michaela Martin, Igor Ozim, Heinrich Schiff and Maxim Vengerov.

Since october 2019 Fiona Milla Jäntti is holding a lecture ship at the University of Music Freiburg.

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Michel Willi
VIOLA

15.07 – 23.07.2019

Studies by Aida Stucki Piraccini and Primoz Novsak.
Masterclasses with Igor Ozim and Abraham Shtern in Los Angeles

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1993/1994 prizewinner of the Kiefer-Hablützel-Fondation & the Swiss Tonkünstlerverein.
1993-1998 member of the Winterthur Orchestra, the Orchester Oper Zurich, and the Bavarian Chamber Philharmonic. Since 1998 member of the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich.
Member of the Niziol Quartet Zurich 2000-2010
Member of the Swiss oktet.

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Prof. László Fenyö
CELLO

12.07 – 18.07.2020

Professor at the Musikhochschule Karlsruhe.
The Hungarian cellist László Fenyö, born in 1975, has belonged to the world elite of cellists since he won the 2004 International Pablo Casals Contest in Kronberg, Germany. He is hailed by both audiences and critics as one of today’s most exciting artists, possessing the unique capability of presenting the intentions of the composer but also allowing the music to speak at the forefront, thereby capturing and fascinating his audiences. Through his breathtaking technical skills and emotive expressiveness, his concerts become special experiences, where the music can be newly explored with every performance.

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In the last few years László Fenyö has performed on the most important stages throughout the world. Including the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Wigmore Hall, London or the Gasteig in Munich. He has been soloist  with orchestras such as the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, the Korean Symphony Orchestra, the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra (hr- Sinfonie Orchester), the Beethoven Orchester Bonn, the Staatskapelle Weimar, the Philharmonia Hungarica, the Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa, the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, the Christchurch Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bogota Philharmonic Orchestra, the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra and the Sinfonietta Cracovia. He has performed many times with conductor Krzysztof Penderecki.

In Hungary, his home country, László Fenyö has long been one of the most sought after soloists; his performances – solo recitals, chamber music events and concerts with orchestras, are broadcast live and recorded by the Hungarian Radio. He has played with most Hungarian orchestras and conductors. In addition, in 2005 he received the highly coveted Franz Liszt Prize awarded by the Hungarian Ministry of Culture, as well as the Junior Prima Prize in 2008.

László Fenyö began his musical education in Hungary. Already at the age of 13 he became a junior student with Professor László Mezö at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest. Later, while continuing his studies in Lübeck with Professor David Geringas, his brilliant technique, secure sense of style, and his unusually broad repertoire, brought him several prizes at important competitions. Among them, the International Music Contest in Geneva, the Rostropovich Contest in Paris, the Adam Cello Contest in Christchurch, and the Contest of the Hungarian Radio in Budapest. After completing his studies, he decisively extended his musical horizons under the tutelage of Bernard Greenhouse.

László Fenyö gives master courses all over the world, from 2009 until 2011 he was a lecturer at the Academy of Music and Fine Arts in Frankfurt and from April 2012 he teaches as a professor at the Musikhochschule Karlsruhe. László Fenyö has been principal cellist of the Philharmonia  Hungarica 1998-2001 and of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony from 2001 until 2012.

CD´s, released in the past few years include: „Gloria“ by Sony with Gabor Boldoczki and Hedvig Bilgram, Chamber music with pianist Oleg Poliansky by Aulos/Musikado, and the cello concertos of J. Haydn (D Major) and D. Shostakovich (No. 1) accompanied by the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra), conducted by Grant Llewellyn. Enjott Schneider Portrait-CD with DSO Berlin and Ariel Zuckermann.

László Fenyö plays a cello made by Matteo Goffriller from 1695.

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Lev Sivkov
CELLO

Lev Sivkov was born into a musical family in Novosibirsk, Russia, in 1990. He began to play the cello at the age of five.
He moved to Basel, Switzerland, aged 16 to study with Ivan Monighetti, continuing his studies in Stuttgart with Conradin Brotbeck, and most recently in Freiburg with Jean-Guihen Queyras.

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He also participated in masterclasses with Janos Starker at Indiana University, Bloomington, USA, Wolfgang Schmidt at the Kronberg Music Festival, Germany, and Ferenc Rados at the Prussia Cove Music Seminars, England.
From 2016-17 Lev was Principal Cellist of the Royal Danish Opera, Copenhagen, Denmark. In July 2017 he was appointed Principal Cellist of the Zurich Opera, Switzerland.
Lev is prizewinner of following competitions:
1st Prize: “W.Naumburg International Cello Competition” in New York, USA (2015).
1st Prize: “Concours International de Cordes” in Gerardmer, France (2015).
1st Prize: “International competition for string performers Julio Cardona” in Covilha, Portugal (2015).
1st Prize: “Domnick Cello Prize” international competition in Stuttgart, Germany (2009).
1st Prize: “D.Gavrilin International Music Competition” in Vologda, Russia (2005).
2nd Prize: “VIII Carlos Prieto International Cello Competition” in Morelia, Mexico (2016).
2nd Prize: “S.Knushevitsky International Cello Competition” in Saratov, Russia (2014).
2nd Prize: “III M.Yelsky International Contest of String Instrument Performers“ in Minsk, Belarus (2013).
2nd Prize: “6th Swedish International Duo Competition” in Katrineholm, Sweden (2010).
2nd Prize: “L.v.Beethoven International Competition” in Hradec-nad-Moravici, Czech Republic (2010).
3rd Prize and Unesco Prize: “Isang Yun International Music Competition” in Tongyeong, South Korea. (2018)
Prize of Jury: ”V International W.Lutoslawski Cello Competition” in Warsaw, Poland.(2005).
He concertizes frequently as a recitalist and soloist. He played recitals at the Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, New York, the San Francisco War Memorial and Performance Arts Center, “ La Festival Radio France Occitanie Montpellier”, “Festival International de Musique de Besançon”,”VP Bank Classic Festival Bad Ragaz”, “Festival International de Musique de Wissembourg”, among others.
Lev plays an Italian cello by Vincenzo Postiglione, 1893, Naples.

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Isaac Duarte
OBOE

Isaac Duarte is a co-soloist oboist and English horn player at the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich (Switzerland).
Born in Olinda, Pernambuco State, Brazil, he studied at the Federal University of Paraíba, was the first oboist of the Orquestra Sinfônica do Recife (Pernambuco, Brazil), and teacher at Centro de Criatividade Musical de Pernambuco (Center of Musical Creativity of Pernambuco) before starting his studies with Peter Fuchs at the Konservatorium und Hochschule der Künste Zürich (Zurich University of the Arts).

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As a soloist he performed with several conductors such as David Zinman, Marek Janowsky, Claus Peter Flor and Lanfranco Marcelletti.
His recordings included concerts for oboe and orchestra by W. A. Mozart, J. Haydn, J. Fiala, as well as J. S. Bach’s Concert for violin, oboe, and string orchestra with Brixi Chamber Orchestra of Prague, conducted by Christoph Meister.

Working with students and young musicians is an important professional activity for him. He has been a member of faculty at the Festival de Inverno de Campos do Jordão (Campos do Jordão, Brazil), Seongnam Alpmusic Festival (in Seongnam, South Corea), Festival Instrumenta (in Oaxaca, México), Doppelrohrfestival (in Herzberg, Switzerland), and Oficina de Música de Curitiba (Musical Workshop of Curitiba, Brazil), and has also been teaching courses of oboe in Northeastern Brazil.

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