Kati Sebestyén violinist - Belgium
Kati Sebestyén, a native of Hungary, is Professor of Violin and head of the string-department at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels. Graduated and later professor at the prestigious Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth. She is ta member of the artistic commission of the "Concours International Reine Elisabeth de violon". She is regularly invited as a member of the jury or to hold master classes: Mozarteum Salzburg, Jong Talent Amsterdam, Hannover, Lübeck, University of North Carolina, etc. Ms Sebestyén is an active concert artist and performs in recitals for Radio-TV recordings in the most of European lands and in the USA. She is the founder and director of the Sebastian Strings, member of the Haydn Quartet and Contrasts Ensemble. With these ensembles she has made several CD recordings.
Sander Geerts violist - Belgium
Károly Botvay cellist - Hungary
Károly Botvay, Kossuth and Liszt prize winner, professor at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Budapest. Earlier he performed with the Bartók and Végh String Quartets, later was a member of the New Budapest String Quartet and founding artistic director of the Budapest Strings which is 30 years old this year. He performs in the famous concert halls of the five continents and often keeps international master classes of violoncello and chamber music. Prizes for records won by him: Deutscher Schallplatten Preis, Grand Prix of the Charles Cros Academy in Paris, Premio di Musicografi Italiani. His records were issued by Hungaroton, Capriccio, Erato, Hyperion Marco Polo, Nuova Era, Nami Records.
Lucas Blondeel pianist - Belgium
After his studies in Antwerp and Berlin, Lucas Blondeel follows a carrier as a pianist soloist and a chamber musician with performances in whole Europe, USA, Japan and Singapore; and participates at prestigious festivals.