Artists 2018



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

Linda Lin, cello

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.

Ian Brown, piano

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.

Dmitry Rasul-Kareyev, clarinet

DMITRY RASUL-KAREYEV is the Principal clarinetist of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and winner of International Clarinet Debussy Competition Paris 2010. Born in 1984 in Moscow, his professional development started when he met his first clarinet teacher Vladimir Ferapontov at Moscow Central Music School. In 2001, Dmitry entered Moscow State Conservatoire in the class of Victor Petrov. By that time he was already a laureate of several competitions and festivals in Russia.

In 2002, Dmity was accepted by Royal Academy of Music on a full scholarship. Since then, he had won numerous competitions including the Geoffrey Hawks Clarinet Prize, John Solomon Prize, Max Pirani Price, John Ireland Prize, which followed by the Yamaha Scholarship Award. In 2007 Dmitry won the Allcard award from the Worshipful Company of Musicians. He was the founder of the London Bach Clarinet Ensemble, and was invited   to perform at the Oxford Chamber Music Festival and the Cheltenham Festival. Recently Dmitry has been invited to prestigious Festivals such as Montreux-Vevey Festival, Aic-en-Provance Festival, Verbier Festival and Dvorak Praha Festival.

In 2006, Dmitry won a trial as Sectional Leader of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. He then was offered  a permanent position in Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra as Co-principal Clarinet. Since 2009 Dmitry has been the Principal Clarinetist in the Orchestra de la Suisse Romande and is now living in Geneva

Gyula Stuller, violin

 Born in Budapest in 1962 into a family of musicians, Gyula Stuller studied violin in Budapest from the age of six with professor Dr. Ilona Hencz and later studied at the Franz Liszt Music Academy in the class of professor Ferenc Halász.

After his first great success, in the Joseph Szigeti International Violin competition in 1979 he was appointed as a soloist of the Hungarian music agency Filharmonia. Gyula Stuller studied with many great violinists including Nathan Milstein, Sàndor Végh, Lòrànt Fenyves, and Tibor Varga. Professor Varga later invited him to Sion to participate in the 20th International Tibor Varga Violin competition in 1986 where he was awarded the first prize and then stayed to work for the following 3 years as Varga’s assistant and as concertmaster of the Detmold Chamber Orchestra.

In 1990 Gyula was appointed concertmaster of the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, a position he is currently holding. He has taught at both the Fribourg Conservatory and the Tibor Varga Conservatory in Sion, Switzerland. At present he is Head of the String Faculty at the “Haute Ecole de Musique” in Lausanne, Switzerland. Gyula Stuller also regularly conducts master classes in Switzerland, Hungary and Italy. He was appointed artistic director of the International Festival “Academie Musicale de Morges” in Switzerland between 2007 and 2014.

Svetlana Makarova, violin

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. 

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