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Professors

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Violin:

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.

Viola:

Sander Geerts violist - Belgium

He is the principal viola of the Royal Flemish Philharmonic, after being soloist of the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra. Sander Greets is prize winner and awarded from international competitions through Europa: Belgium, England, Madeira, Austria, Italy. He has regular concert activities as soloist and chamber player in combination with radio — TV and CD recordings. Like assistant professor he was designated by Ervin Schiffer as his successor at the PCC in Groningen.

Cello:

Olsi Leka cellist - Belgium

Started his cello studies at the age of six in Tirana. During his studies he won many prizes such as “first prize” at the « Young Cellists » competition (youth division), first prize again in the same competition at the senior level four years later. Honour prize « Van de Kerckhove » at the  Royal Conservatory of Brussels. First prize at the « Concours d’Interprétation Musicale » in Brussels followed by the second prize at the « International Competition of Music Interpretation » in Limasol, Cyprus. In 2004, at the age of 24, he became principal cellist of the National Orchestra of Belgium and cello teacher at the Royal Music Conservatory of Antwerp. Since 2014 he got the cello professor position at the Royal conservatory of Brussels. Olsi Leka is regularly invited to give master classes and perform as soloist or chamber music player in festivals or concerts in most countries of Europe. He is a member of “Duo Eden” Cello and Harp.

Piano:

Lucas Blondeel pianist - Belgium

He is Professor for piano at the Universität der Künste in Berlin and gives masterclasses in Belgium, Germany and China. His students have been very successful in competitions and are performing regularly everywhere in Europe.

He is a winner of several international competitions in Antwerp, Geneva, Zürich Berlin and Cincinnati. He recorded numerous CD’s (solo, Lied and chamber music) and is regularly broadcasted. He also spent many years studying historical performance and fortepiano.

Chamber music:

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.

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