Festival International et Académie


2013 Artist Biographies

We are happy that the music director for 2013 is Graham Ross and we are thrilled that the Ensemble in residence is to be La Nuova Musica, directed by David Bates. Both Graham and David have conducted at Musique Cordiale during past festivals.  More information about them and about our soloists and the leading musicians will be posted here soon.

After each directing for several years, Tom Seligman and Errol Girdlestone, our ‘conductors emeriti’, will, we hope, be able to return at future festivals to conduct works that specially display their established talents and remind our audiences and singers of their lasting appreciation. 

Graham Ross

La Nuova Musica

David Bates

Klazz Brothers

Maria Markesini

The Martin Trio

Jonathan Parkin

Dan Bull

John Paul Ekins

Lavinia Price

Lisa Gross was born in Switzerland. At the age of seven she started to play the saxophone and two years later she discovered the oboe. Between 2006 and 2010 she won several first prizes at the Swiss Youth Music Competition. In April 2011 Lisa Gross won the national qualification of the Lions Club International Music Competition. She is first oboist in the Zurich Youth Symphony Orchestra and plays also in different chamber music formations. She has been studying studies with Louise Pellerin at the Zurich University of Arts since 2010.

Lara Morger

Chiara Enderle born in 1992 in Zürich, discovered her love for the cello at an early age. She has had experience as a soloist, and has won many prizes in various competitions, including 1st prize in the international Bischofszell Competition (2011),and four first prizes in the Swiss Youth Competition. She recently won first prize this year in the biennial Witold Lutoslawski International Cello Competition, February 2013 and in July 2013 won the Fournier Prize (and a Wigmore Hall recital).She has received valuable inspiration from masterclasses including the International Musicians Seminar at Prussia Cove with Steven Isserlis, the London Masterclasses with Ralph Kirshbaum, and with Jens Peter Maintz. In 2011 and 2013, she participated in the international Chamber Music festival at Prussia Cove. Chiara has studied with Thomas Grossenbacher in Zurich and now continues her studies with Jens Peter Maintz in Berlin (Germany).

Tanya Houghton

Magdalena Krupa

Michel Tirabosco was born in Rome; he began playing the panpipes at the age of seven. When he was twenty he was the first ever to get a flute degree on his panpipes with honours; he then completes his studies at the Conservatoire Supérieur in Geneva to obtain a diploma in Musical Culture. At 18, he makes his first recording and begins an international career as a soloist. In 2010 he was the guest of Honour of the Vladimir Spivakov Foundation for concerts at the Théâtre Marlinsky in Moscow.. In August 20112, he will a concerto by Haydn with the soloists of Amsterdam in Libya and in February 20113 with the Orchestre des Musiciens d’Europe in Belgium. Michel Tirabosco has recorded 15 CDs in duo, trio or quartet or with orchestra.

Sophie Tirabosco

Jean-Marie Reboul

Tristan Hambleton

Kate Symnonds-Joy

Augusta Hebbert

Joe Kennedy

Sam Queen

Raffaele Pe

Julian Gregory

Maurice McSweeney

Lisa Obert (leader) was born in Freiburg, Germany, and started playing the violin at the age of 5. Lisa was awarded a scholarship to undertake a Masters at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Jack Glickman, where in 2010 she graduated with distinction. Lisa won places in two of Britain’s most prestigious orchestral apprentice schemes – the LSO String Scheme, and LPO Foyle’s Future Firsts. Lisa now regularly plays with both the LSO and the LPO. Although much of Lisa’s experience is on modern violin, the baroque violin is a matter close to her heart. Since 2011 she has been a member of the outstanding Baroque ensemble La Serenissima. She has recently been appointed prinicpal second violin….

Skye Carman (Academy director)

Jane Hyland (Academy tutor)

The Academy will again be directed by violinist Skye Carman. She has been concertmaster of the Holland Symfonia and violin professor at the ARTEZ Conservatorium in the Netherlands. Since 1992 she has given her Audition Training course in Europe and the U.S.A. She maintains a private class of violin and viola students and conducts the Galamian String Orchestra, which is a part of the Galamian Foundation, of which she is is founder and director. Skye will this year be working with Jane Hyland, an experienced cellist and teacher from London who will be her co-instructor & mentor to the students throughout the week. Jane was Principal Cellist of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Solo-Cellist with the Orchestra of the Staatstheater, Kassel, Germany and has played with all the London orchestras. She now concentrates on teaching, recitals and chamber music and is also a keen

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