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
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.
Monique Heidema cellist - Netherland
Monique Heidema is professor at the Conservatories of Amsterdam (Sweelinck Academy) and Tilburg (Fontys Hoge School). She gives regulary concerts and masterclasses in the Netherlands, and also has been invited besides Taiwan, Russia, USA, Canada , in the most countries of Europa. As a performer, she has a profound preference for the chamber music in the most diverse styles; taking part of several groups: like Duo (Heidema- Telderman) and (the Indigo) Piano-quartet; and she is well known for her expressive playing! She is also founder and artistic directeur of the Ocrum Music Festival in the Netherlands.
István Lajkó pianist - Hungary
István Lajkó is graduated from Budapest, Hanover University and New York's Juilliard School of Music with numerous diploma's "summa cum laude" and titel of Ph.D. He is currently a lecturer at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest, as well as a professor at the Universität der Künste in Berlin and at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Weimar. He has been awarded from numerous national and international competitions, including Junior Prima Award, and won the Hungarian State Eötvös Scholarship for his postdoctoral research, most recently he was the winner of the Liszt Ferenc Society's 40th "International Record Grand Prix".
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Gergely Kóta violinist and violist - Belgium
Gergely Kóta entered the class of Kati Sebestyén at the 'Royal Conservatory of Brussels' where he completed his Masters in Violin and Chamber music as well as a Teaching Diploma. Regularly appears with various chamber groups, ensembles and chamber orchestras. He is a member of 'Le Concert Olympique' orchestra, the 'Trio BECEL' and the Belgium based string quartet 'Quatuor CoryFeye'. With CoryFeye he was artist in residence at the prestigious 'Queen Elizabeth Music Chapel' under the guidance of Artemis Quartet.