September 28-October 1
Guests arriving, VIP Drink Reception, Piano Trio Concert - 'A Viennese Treat', Dinner Buffet
Drinks Reception, Clarinet Trio Concert - 'A German Affair', Dinner Buffet,
Drinks Reception, Cello Concert 'A Tribute to Christopher Verney', Dinner Buffet
Art Exhibition, Wine Tasting, Family Concert
Cellist LINDA LIN is one of the most innovative and exciting musicians of her generation and has been described as having 'a penchant for flamboyance'. As the winner of the Young Artist of Australia at the age of 15, she made her debut performance with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, which was broadcasted live on 3MBS FM and ABC Classic FM in Australia. Since then, she has been frequently performing and collaborating with artists worldwide.
With a flourishing career as an international soloist and Artistic Director of two European Festivals, Linda gives recitals across four continents including the UK, Europe, Asia and Australia, where she will return in the coming season for a recital tour around the country. She makes regular appearances across the UK including Cadogan Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, National Portrait Gallery, Australia House, and has made her debut at Wigmore Hall in 2007 as the winner of the Derek Butler Award.
Linda has won numerous awards including the Sir Edward Cooper Prize, the Florence Hooton Concerto Prize, the Leverhulme Trust and the Associated Board International Scholarship.
Among the orchestras with whom Ian Brown has appeared as soloist are the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, the BBC Philharmonic and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. With the London Sinfonietta, he has played concertos by Falla, Hans Werner Henze and the Elliott Carter Double Concerto. Other highlights have been Mendelssohn's First Piano Concerto in the Vienna Musikverein, and Messiaen's "Oiseaux Exotiques" at the Proms.
Ian Brown made his London debut as a conductor in a performance of Mahler's "Resurrection" Symphony in the Barbican. He has conducted the London Mozart Players, The English Chamber Orchestra, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. He has worked in Poland with the Leopoldinum Orchestra of Ostrava. He has appeared at the Edinburgh, Israel and Cheltenham Festivals and conducted a Peter Maxwell Davies premier at the Orkney Festival.
In 1978, Ian joined the Nash Ensemble with whom he has played and recorded a large repertoire of chamber music. He has made more than 60 recordings with them, including the Mozart piano Quartets, Beethoven Piano and Wind Quintets, the Mendelssohn Piano Trios, the Brahms Piano Quartets, a double CD of the works of Saint-Saens and Poulenc.
Spanish-born Roberto Moronn Pérez studied in Madrid, Italy and the UK, graduating with first class honours and a degree in Musicology from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, then completing a postgraduate programme at the prestigious Royal Academy of Music in London, where he received the Julian Bream Prize.
A prize-winner of many international competitions, Roberto has appeared as soloist in Spain, Switzerland, Italy, the USA, the United Kingdom, Ukraine, Germany and Japan, and in concert with numerous Spanish orchestras. Recently, he played the famous Concierto de Aranjuez with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine.
Stephen Dodgson and Angelo Gilardino are amongst the prominent composers with whom he has worked, and the famous English pianist Stephen Hough has written a guitar piece for him. Roberto plays a guitar made by Mariano Conde from Madrid.
A skilled and sensitive artist, Marcos Jimenez performs in major international jazz events and clubs around the world. He is currently involved with jazz workshops at the EJMA of Lausanne and AMR in Geneva.
Spanish born and raised in Geneva, Marcos started his musical training at the age of 10. Music has always been part of the life of his family, which produced several professional musicians. He studied jazz piano with Michel Bastet and Sebastien Risler at the Conservatoire Populaire de Geneve. He also took composition lessons with composer Eric Gaudibert. Upon graduation in 1995, he was awarded the Special Kneiffel Prize. Marcos has accompanied international artists, including singer Zizi Jeanmaire, Christine Python, drummer Daniel Humair, and choreographer Roland Petit.
Born in 1984 in Switzerland, Ganesh Geymeier began studying saxophone at the age of 13.
Now one of the most sought-after saxophonist of his generation, Ganesh collaborates with many projects which take him to travel the world including Switzerland, France, Germany, Thailand, India, New York, Paris, Luxembourg, and South Africa.
He has appeared as guest artist in reowned festivals such as Montreux Jazz, Cully Jazz, Berne Jazz, Jazz à Juan, Swiss Diagonal, Willisau, Taktlos, Grahamstown and Cape Town International Festival.
Svetlana Makarova was born in Moscow. She started to play violin at the age of 5 in a class of Honoured Artist of Russia Ludmila Egorova. At the age of 10 she won the first prize at famous Moscow International Youth Tchaikovsky Competition. In 2008 Svetlana finished her postgraduate studies at Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory with professor M.Glezarova. Since then, she has been in great demand in concerts as a soloist and chamber musician.
Svetlana has made several CD recordings, featuring music by Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert, Schönberg. She took part in Verbier Music Festival (Switzerland), Miyazaki Music Festival (Japan), Eilat Chamber Music Festival, Aurora Chamber Music Festival (Sweden), and Sion Festival (Switzerland).
Since 2008 she has been the co-principal in orquestra Palau de Les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia (Spain). In 2014 she was appointed as Professor of haute Ecole de la Musique, Lausanne. Svetlana plays a violin made by N.Gagliano in 1745.
Ninn Langel is a versatile bass and double bass player from Geneva, Switzerland. After a 5 year exile to Montreal and upon graduation from McGill University, he moved back to his hometown to pursue his career as a performer and educator. He is the anchor for the Big Band de la Suisse Romande, and is frequently called upon by various contemporary music ensembles such as Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Contrechamps and the OSR for his electric bass playing.
As an educator, Ninn teaches double bass and electric bass at the Conservatoire Populaire as well as jazz combos at the AMR, where he also serves as a member the board.
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