Principal violin of “Budapest Festival Orchestra“ and of “Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana”, Tamas Major studied the violin with Jozsef Szasz and chamber music with György Kurtág, at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest, where he graduated in 1981. In 1980, he was awarded at the violin competition “Jenö Hubay” in Budapest and won the 2nd prize at the Herbert von Karajan competition, in Berlin.
From 1981 to 1983, he was appointed as leader of second violin section, in the Orchestra Sinfonica dell’Emilia-Romagna “Arturo Toscanini”. He plays different chamber music ensembles, achieving CD and radio recordings. Since 1986 he plays violin on a regular basis with the Budapest Festival Orchestra, conducted by prestigious music conductors and performing in several international locations.
Former member of “Hungarian National Symphony” orchestra, in Budapest/Hungary
Awarded the highest Slovenian prize for cultural achievement (the Prešeren Award), Aleksandar Milosev is a versatile artist with a broad range of stylistic interests. Recently appointed as Principal Viola of the Philharmonia Orchestra, he has also appeared as a soloist with the Zagreb Soloists ensemble, under the baton of Marc Coppey, En Shao and Uroš Lajovic, and with the Slovenian Philharmonic, Zagreb Philharmonic and Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestras. Aleksandar has collaborated with many renowned artists, such as Bruno Giuranna, Rocco Filippini, Jan Talich, Franco Gulli, Julian Rachlin, Irena Grafenauer, Radovan Vlatkovic, Gautier Capucon, Viktoria Jagling, Alexandar Rudin, Richard Tognetti and Christian Altenburger. He has recently recorded and performed with Grammy Award nominated lutenist Edin Karamazov. An avid chamber musician, Aleksandar is also a founding member of The Tartini String Quartet which has performed in many prestigious venues around the world. He has performed in many chamber festivals including the Colmar Chamber Music Festival (France), Dubrovnik Festival (Croatia), Maribor Musical September, Ljubljana Summer Festival (Slovenia) and Samobor Festival (Croatia). He is currently principal violist with the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, and has held previous positions with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra in London, Zagreb Soloists, Deutsche Kammer Orchester and Arturo Toscanini Orchestra. CD recordings include Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola with the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Mozart’s flute quartets with Davide Formisano for Italian label Stradivarius, and many recordings with the Tartini String Quartet. Firmly dedicated to pedagogical work, Aleksandar currently teaches viola at the Zagreb Music Academy in Croatia as well as at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London.
Professor at Music Academy in Tirana, and Soloist of the Opera orchestra, in Tirana/Albania
Principal double bass of “HNK Ivan Zajc” Opera orchestra, in Rijeka/Croatia and former member of ESYO
Tommaso Bisiak received his Bachelor Degree “Summa cum Laude” in Flute Performance, under the guidance of Luisa Sello, at the Conservatory “G. Tartini”of Trieste, where he attended the lessons of Nils-
Thilo Kremer (Flute, Musikhochschule Graz), Manuel Guerrero (Flute, Real Conservatorio de Madrid), Rainer Bischof (performing his works, Konservatorium Wien), Jean-Pierre Armengaud (Chamber music), Cristiano Rossi (Chamber music), Federico Agostini (Chamber music). From Hansgeorg Schmeiser (Wiener Volksoper) he received certificates of merit, and he also studied in his class at the Universität für Musik und
darstellende Kunst (Hochschule) in Vienna. At the same conservatory "G. Tartini" of Trieste, in October 2010, he completed - “Summa cum Laude” - his Master Degree in Flute Performance in the class of Giorgio di Giorgi (Principal Flute at Orchestra of the Theater “G. Verdi” of Trieste). In years he has participated - as an effective student – at several editions of the European Flute Academy of Fiss in Austria, under the guidance of teachers as Benoit Fromanger, Hansgeorg Schmeiser, Philippe Boucly, Jan Ostry, Vicens Prats, Anais Benoit, Hervè Hotier and Natalie Rozat.
2009-2013 - thanks to the scholarship of the Philanthropic Foundation “Ananian” - he has been studying with Pierre-Yves Artaud at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris "Alfred Cortot", where in 2012 he attained the Diplome Superieur d'Enseignement à l'Unanimitè di Jury, and in the 2013 the Diplome Superieur d'Execution.
He performs both classical repertoire and contemporary music, playing as soloist as well as chamber musician, and has served as principal flute in the orchestra of the Musical July of Trapani (Sicily). In August 2013 Tommaso took part to the American tour of the Orchestre de Flutes Français that brings together some of the best flute players active on the Parisian scene, playing world premiére of pieces by A. Moëne, A. Bancquart, S. Lacaze and I. Heidel.
Tommaso gave the world premiere of more than 50 works by international composers such as P. Longo, T. Tachiki, K. Keyhani, G. Colombo-Taccani, M. Zavala, S. Procaccioli, B. Pradal, M. Kõrvits, M. Ferrari, J. Duràn-Loriga, G. Bosco, C. Rebora, F. De Rossi Re, Chun-Hay Shing, A. Giacometti, A. Vilagi, K. Laanes, M. Cardi, E. Alandia, P. Perezzani.
Composers such as Z. Nagy, M. Sofianopulo and Roberto Brisotto have dedicated their works to him (respectively Ricercar dell’Affinità, La Leggenda di Paolo Uccello e del Santo Francesco and La Prière Incessant). First world recordings of Z. Nagy’s Ricercar dell’Affinità for solo flute and K. Keyhani’s Hejrani for flute and piano are going to be released in 2017 respectively for Albany Records (USA) and Mahoor Records (Iran).
Since 2013 Tommaso is the tutor of woodwinds section for the European Spirit of Youth Orchestra, an International symphony orchestra formed by the best young talents of Central and Eastern Europe, created under the auspices of Lord Yehudi Menuhin, and directed by M° Igor Coretti-Kuret. The italian violinist Uto Ughi describes the orchestra with the following words:
"A musical project of high artistic content and training that I consider unique in the European music scene. An extraordinary reality unparalleled in the world of youth orchestras in terms of quality, artistic maturity, professionalism and capability of playing .”
He also plays as a jazz musician, collaborating with many artists, playing as session player in recording studios as Urban Recording Studio and Lademoto Records Studios, and participating to several international jazz festivals (TriesteLovesJazz, Ubi Jazz, Marghera Village, Etnorock Festival, etc..). With BandOrkestra.55 - directed by Marco Castelli - has released three critical acclaimed CDs: BandaLarga (Extraurbania/Blueserge 2005) in collaboration with musicians like Pietro Tonolo and Markus Stockhausen, Bandando (CNI Music 2009) with the participation of Ermanno Signorelli, Angelo Comisso, Germana Giannini, David Boato, Alessandro Simonetto, Fabio Koryu Calabrò and Sergio Cossu, and Scorribanda (CNI Music 2012) featuring Pietro Tonolo and Alessandro Simonetto.
Tommaso played also in the last four studio albums released by the celebrated italian soul singer Al Castellana: Bless The Ladies (Lademoto Records 2013), Al Castellana and the Soul Combo (BBQ 2013), Outside my Window (Lademoto Records 2013) and Souleidoscopic Luv (Lademoto 2016). Souleidoscopic Luv gained the top in the UK Soul Chart Top 30, and was awarded as 5th best album 2016 by Soultraks.com. Singles extracted from this album are regularly programmed on European Radios.
Tommaso graduated with honors in Philosophy at the University of Trieste, with a thesis entitled The Sound (Klang) in Hegel's Philosophy of Nature.
Giancarlo Parodi ha compiuto gli studi musicali presso il Conservatorio di Alessandria sotto la guida del Prof. Renato Cadoppi (ex 1^ tromba dell’Orchestra RAI di Torino). Successivamente ha studiato con vari insegnati tra cui Luciano Cadoppi (1^ tromba del Teatro alla Scala) e si è diplomato in tromba nel 1981. Nell’anno scolastico 1983/84 ha studiato presso la Northwestern University di Chicago perfezionandosi con Vincent Cichowicz (ex tromba della Chicago Symph. Orchestra), Arnold Jacobs (ex tuba della CSO) e seguito le lezioni di Bud Herset (1^ tromba della CSO), Frank Crisafulli (trombone della CSO) e Dale Clevenger (1^ corno della CSO). Durante la permanenza negli USA ha suonato in diverse formazioni cameristiche sia nell’ambito universitario che all’esterno. Ha collaborato con le più importanti orchestre Italiane e dal 1985 svolge, con grande passione e con gratificanti risultati professionali, un’intensa attività didattica. Ha tenuto e tiene regolarmente corsi di perfezionamento in vari Conservatori italiani, alla Scuola di Musica di Fossano, alla Scuola Civica di Gorla Maggiore (VA), alla Cappella Musicale di Urbino e master-class ai corsi internazionali di Santa Fiora e Portogruaro. E’ stato docente di tromba/trombone presso il Conservatorio di Adria, Bologna, Frosinone e Ferrara; attualmente insegna presso il Conservatorio di Bolzano.
Davide began his studies on the horn at a very young age and obtained his diploma when he was 17. He, then continued his studies with Danilo Stagni, Luca Benucci, Giovanni Hoffer, Johnatan Williams, Loris Antiga, Dale Clevenger and Frank Donaruma, among others.
Davide has been the horn player of the wind quintet “Nous le vent”. The quintet gave exhibitions throughout Italy, including an opening for the “Nuovo Quintetto Italiano” and has won a number of national and international awards. He is involved with many Italian orchestras including: the “Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto”, the “Orchestra del Teatro Olimpico di Vicenza” the “Offerta Musicale di Venezia” and with “Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino”. He has also worked with the “Mousike eventi” and the “Teatro Regio di Parma” with which he played a great number of Italian Operas, and with the “Accademia Gustav Mahler” and the “CEI Youth Orchestra” as first horn, giving concerts in the major concert halls in Europe.
Davide is currently playing in the “Yucatan Symphony Orchestra” as co-principal horn. He is also part of the PURO CORNO horn quartet, an ensemble that gives concerts through Mexico and Latin America. As a performer he frequently works as invited artist with many orchestras in Mexico City, Xalapa, Monterrey, Veracruz, Sinaloa…
Davide is very active as a teacher working for institutions as ESAY (Escuela superior de artes de Yucatan) and CEMUS (Centro de Musica). He was invited in many international festivals and teaching programs as instructor and performer, among them Iberacademy (Colombia) and ESYO (Europe).
Since 2012 Davide is the owner of the store operatichorn.com, an web based store of sheet music for horn ensemble.
Davide is also the founder and main organiser of the Merida International Brass Festival witch is nowadays the biggest brass festival in Latin America. Thanks to this brass festival Davide has the opportunity to frequently play and share experiences with some of the top brass artists in the world such as Arturo Sandoval, Jens Lindemann, Roger Bobo, Jacques Mauger, Dale Clevenger and Jeff Nelsen among others.
I am Uroš Košir and was born on 6th May 1974 in Slovenia. I started my music education by learning how to play violoncello and accordion at Primary Music School in Kamnik.
After I decided to start attending the Secondary Music School in Ljubljana, where I came across prof. Igor Krivokapič, who was my first tuba teacher and mentor. I carried on with my studies at the Music Academy in Ljubljana, worked with prof. Darko Rošker and graduated in 2002.
During the years at the Academy I cooperated with many various orchestras, gained the experiences as a solo tuba player in the Slovenian Military Orchestra and played in various symphonic orchestras in Slovenia as a guest artist.
I have been a member of the Slovenian Military Orchestra,Wind Band Kamniška godba, the Symphonic Orchestra Kamnik – Domžale and Dixieland Band Mamut. Besides I am the founder of Slovenian Tuba Quartet. I have carried out many recitals as a solo tuba player.
I have worked as a conductor, too. For two years I led Wind Band Kamniska godba and for six years I was the conductor of Youth Wind Band Section of Primary Music School in Kamnik.
Through all these years I have been improving my knowledge by attending expert courses with prof. Roger Bobo, prof. Velvet Brownand prof. Steven Mead.
As a member of a quintet of wind instruments I was given a gold award at the national competition of young Slovenian musicians in 1998 (TEMSIG), in 2004 and 2006 I was a semi-finalist at the international competition of tuba players in Budapest and Denver – USA (ITEC). This is where I met prof. Dan Perantoni, a legend of tuba players.
In 2006 I started my study with Mr. Dan Perantoni at Indiana University School of Music and finished with Performer diploma in 2008.
Nowdays I teach at Music School in Kranj; Music School in Celje and Music school in Kamnik, play with different orchestras in Slovenia, I also performed with Belgrade Filharmonic orchestra, I play recitals, every year I organize Oktuba Fest in Kranj, Slovenia and also Tuba Santas.
Davide "Zeta" Zaniolo
Born in 1991 in Vicenza, Italy.
During his musical studies Davide had already toured with international orchestra as percussionist and as timpanist around Europe collaborating with world-renowned musicians and conductors.
Being only 18 years old he graduated with a first class honours degree in Percussion Instruments from the Conservatory.
He improved his knowledge as a marimba player obtaining a degree in the second level of Musical Discipline.
He got several awards during international music competitions as soloist and also as a member of percussion ensembles.
He’s giving masterclasses at Italian schools and in Japan at Neoria Korogi “Marimba Masterclass” in Tokyo with international colleagues.
He recorded CDs with ensembles and as a soloist.
As composer, some of his recent works have been selected for international marimba competitions
He’s now performing as soloist and as member of duo and ensembles as well.
For further information please visit the official website: www.davidezeta.com
When he was 8 he started his studies in Ávila ́s Conservatory “Tomás Luis de Victoria”. The most important teacher during these years was Luis Guzmán. Afterwards, when he is 17 years old, he moved to Tenerife to the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Canarias (CSMC). There, he studied with Paco Díaz during 4 years and he graduated in 2014 with highest marks with honours and honourable mention. Nowadays, he works as Percussion Teacher at Conservatorio Superior de Música de Canarias, in the Gran Canaria ́s basement.
He has participated in a lot of masterclass with several most important world percussionists: Keiko Abe, Nebojsa J. Zivkovic, Emmanuel Sejourné, Casei Cangelosi, Marta Klimasara, Igor Lesnik, Daniela Ganeva, Jeff Queen, Gert Mortensen, Percadu, Tchiky Duo, Tuopali Duo, Taknara Percussion Group...
He was member of the Joven Banda Sinfónica de Castilla y León (JOBASCyL), performing, recording and touring in Spain and Germany. Even, they win the Second Prize in the International Wind Band Festival in Berlin in 2010. He has collaborated with important Spanish orchestras like: Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife (OST), Orquesta Clásica Santa Cecilia, Orquesta Sinfónica de España (OSE), Orquesta Fundación Filarmonía. Additionally, he is member of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Ávila (OSAv) since 2013, when it was created.
During these collaborations, he has been conducted by conductors like: Michael Nesterowicz, Victor Pablo Pérez, Henry Adams, Andrés Salado, Miguel Romea, Rafael Sanz, etc... and he has played in the most important Spanish Auditoriums like: Auditorio Nacional de Madrid, Teatro Real, Auditorio de Zaragoza, Auditorio Euskalduna de Bilbao, Centro Cultural Miguel Delibes, CAEM de Salamanca, Auditorio Ciudad de León or Auditorio Lienzo Norte de Ávila.
In 2015, he won the Second Prize in a National Competition organized by the association Juventudes Musicales de España. As a prize, he did a tour playing concerts in Barcelona (Spain) in 2017.
He has collaborated in concerts with some world percussion artists like: Igor Lesnik, Maraca2 Percussion Duo or Taknara Percussion Group.
In 2015, as member of the World Percussion Group, directed by Maraca2, he did a one- month tour in USA, playing with the group and teaching individually in many Universities: University of Texas (TX) Tarleton State University (TX), Abilene Christian University (TX), Michigan State University (MI), Eastern Illinois University (IL), Concordia College (MN).
Besides, as member of the Tenerife Conservatory Percussion Group, he has participated in the International Percussion Week (IPEW) in Croatia, in the Tenerife Contemporary Music Festival (FMUC) and in a small tour playing in Zaragoza, Alicante and Madrid.
Nowadays, he is member of the percussion group called Barcodes, with his italian partner and friend Davide Zeta. They have participated together in some important events like: Grand Opening of the Carnavale di Venezia directed by Nu ́Art Company in 2015 or Tenerife Contemporary Music Festival (FMUC) in 2016, where the famous marimbist Keiko Abe played as well. Additionally, they won two Second Prizes in the Percussion Chamber Music International Competition of Catarroja (Spain) in 2015 and in the International Percussion Festival in Italy in 2016. Besides, they also have a pedagogical
side, teaching in Schools and Conservatories and performing pedagogical concerts for every audience.
He is also member of Arkeima Percussion Quartet, which won the Second Prize in the Taiwan International Percussion Convention Competition (TIPC Competition), in 2017. In addition, they were invited by the International Festival Percufest, for playing a concert during his XVI Edition.
Since 2016, he works as percussion teacher at Conservatorio Superior de Música de Canarias, in Spain.
Former member of Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, in Ljubljana/Slovenia
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