Duo - Gurfinkel

 

   

Born in 1992, Twin brothers Alexander and Daniel started their clarinet and music education in the year 2000. In 2004, at the age of 12, they were invited by maestro Zubin Mehta to the solo position at the annual concert for young musicians with Israel Philharmonic Orchestra performing Krommer's Double Concerto under the maestro's baton.

In 2010 - 2011 Seasonas, Duo Gurfinkel are invited to play again with M° Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic as well as with the international orchestra of Zagreb Philharmonic, Belgrade Philharmonic, Vienna Tonkünstelr Orchestra, Kiev (Ukraine) as well as a tour in France of 11 concerts with the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loireunder thebaton of theEgyptian Conductor Nader Abbassi, Moscow Virtuosi & the Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion.......

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Yeruham Scharovsky  Alexandra Soumm

Born in Moscow, Alexandra Soumm started to learn the violin with her father at the age of five and gave her first concert two years later in the Ukraine. In 2000, she entered the Vienna Conservatory and the Graz University of Music in the class of the eminent pedagogue Boris Kuschnir. Alexandra won the Grand Prize of the Vienna Conservatory Competition in 2002, which led to an invitation to perform at the Vienna Konzerthaus. Alexandra was then selected by the Beracasa Foundation to perform at the Radio France Festival in Montpellier, her hometown.

Alexandra won First Prize in the 2004 Eurovision Competition for young musicians in Lucerne and was subsequently awarded the Herbert von Karajan Scholarship of the Karajan Centrum in Vienna.

In 2006 she made her debut with the Israel Philharmonic conducted by Yoel Levi, performing the first Paganini concerto and immediately secured a re-invitation to perform Mozart Concerto no.4 in 2007 and the Paganini concerto with Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos in 2008. Alexandra’s most recent engagement with the orchestra was Mozart Violin Concerto no.3 with Herbert Blomstedt in May 2011................

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Dmitri Makhtin

Born in St Petersburg in 1975, Dmitri Makhtin started his musical education at the age of 4 with his parents, both professional violinists. In 1981 he entered the Conservatoire for highly talented children. In 1989 he won the prize of the National Competition for Young Violinists in Novossibirsk, Russia. He was then invited to perform recitals in his native country and appeared as a soloist with St Petersburg Philharmonic and Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestras.

In 1990, he obtained a scholarship from the Young Musicians' Foundation in the USA and gave his first recitals in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Dallas.

From 1992 to 1995 he continued his musical education with professors Philip Hirshborn and Hermann Krebbers. From 1993 until 1996 he won the following international competitions : Kloster Schontal violin competition, Premio Paganini and Louis Spohr, Tibor Varga, Montréal and Sibelius and Pretoria.

Dmitri Makhtin made his French debut in Paris in 1997 with Evgeny Svetlanov and the Russian State Symphony Orchestra followed by his American debut in 1998 with the Cleveland Orchestra with Leonard Slatkin. From then on, he has performed orchestras such as : Het Residentie, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, St Petersburg Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestras, Sydney Radio and TV Orchestras, Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, Montpellier National Orchestra, New Sinfonietta Amsterdam, Geneva Chamber Orchestra, Prague Philharmonia, Solistes Européens du Luxembourg and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.

 

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