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Born of Italian and Danish parentage, the violinist Claudia Ajmone-Marsan is currently a member of Ensemble 360 in Sheffield, a regular guest with the Berlin Staatskapelle, Germany and Camerata Nordica, Sweden. She served as co-principle second of the Philharmonia Orchestra in London under Dohnanyi, principle of the European Union Chamber Orchestra and the Kammerphilharmonie Amade, Germany. Active as a chamber musician,Claudia has played in festivals such as the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Aspen...
Taking its name from the solemnisation symbols found in the 'hand' of Guido d'Arezzo, an 11th-century teacher and theorist, Alamire was founded in 2005 by David Skinner as an extension to his research and performance activities, and in order to explore and promote the compositional processes behind the great masterworks, and lesser-known works, of the late medieval and early modern periods. The consort's first recording Music from the Court of Henry VIII was released in December 2005, and they have...
Emilie Alford, mezzo-soprano, graduated from the RSAMD in Glasgow, and is now studying at the Royal College of Music with the acclaimed soprano Janis Kelly.Emilie recently covered the role of Elisa (Tolomeo) for English Touring Opera's 2009 Handelfest; other operatic experience includes Cis (Albert Herring, RSAMD/Landestheater Salzburg), and Soeur Mathilde (Dialogues des Carmelites, RSAMD). In 2009 Emilie won the RCM Concerto Competition, the RCM Lieder Prize, and was a finalist in the Ozone Les Azuriales...
Clem Alford was born in Glasgow, Scotland, where he studied the Scottish national instrument, the bagpipes. He was introduced to the sound of the sitar in the mid sixties. He travelled to India and studied with Pandit Sachindranath Saha, principal of the Midnapore Music College in West Bengal. Clem was awarded Jnr Sangit Ratnakar with one of his examiners being the late great Md. Dabir Khan, the noted Dhrupad vocalist and Been player. He secured the diploma of Sangeet Sudhakar for expertise in sitar from...
Born in a family of musicians originally from Muradabad, Murad Ali is a sixth generation sarangi player. The intensive training he had under his grandfather Ustad Siddique Ahmad Khan and father Ustad Ghulam Sabir Khan has stood him in good stead, and he is presently regarded as one of the leading sarangi players of the younger generation. His ancestors, Ustad Sagheer Ahmed Khan Sahab, Ustad Fakir Ahmed Khan Sahib, Ustad Rafique Ahmed Khan Sahab and his grandfather later Ustad Siddique Ahmed Khan Sahib were...
Awarded the decoration Commander of the Order of Merit by the President of Romania in 2004, Anda Anastasescu was one of the four women selected in the arts in Great Britain to receive the 2003 European Women of Achievement Certificate 'in recognition of an outstanding contribution to pan-European understanding and progress that provides an inspiration to others'.Anastasescu was born in Bucharest. After graduating with the highest honours from the Bucharest Conservatoire she studied in Paris and London, and...
Alistair Anderson has been at the forefront of traditional music for over three decades. Internationally-acknowledged as the master of the English Concertina, he has appeared on TV, radio and the concert platform across the world and has recorded and performed with artists ranging from Kate Bush to the Lindsay String Quartet, from Richard Thompson to John Williams and from the Northern Sinfonia Orchestra to Nigel Kennedy. His compositions have involved folk, classical and jazz musicians. In spring 2008 he...
Lorna Anderson was born in Glasgow and studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama with Patricia MacMahon and at the Royal College of Music. She has appeared in opera, concert and recital with major orchestras and chamber groups at festivals and concert halls throughout Europe and elsewhere, including the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE), the Academy of Ancient Music, The King's Consort and the English Concert. Her numerous recordings include Purcell's The Fairy Queen, Haydn...
Born in 1985 in Minsk, Bielorussia, Georgi Anichenko started to play cello at the age of five at Minsk State Music College in the class of cello of Vladimir Perlin. At the age of eight Georgi performed for the first time the concerto with the orchestra within the programme of the European tour of Minsk State Music College Orchestra. In 1996 he received the 1st prize at the International Competition for the Young Musicians in Moscow and in 1997-the virtuosity prize at Junior International Tchaikovsky...
Pandit Anindo Chatterjee is a rare phenomenon in the art of tabla playing. Throughout history, few artists stand out in each generation. They preserve a heritage while defining it a new, marking its evolution in time. Anindo Chatterjee is one of those rare few. His power and speed combined with total clarity and sweetness is unparalleled and speaks of years of backbreaking practice. His vast knowledge of repertoire and ability to improvise in every style of tabla playing make him an invaluable assit to...
Katya Apekisheva is one of Europe's foremost pianists, in demand internationally as a soloist and chamber musician, and has been described by Gramophone magazine as 'a profoundly gifted artist' who has 'already achieved artistic greatness'.A prize-winner at the Leeds Piano Competition and Scottish Piano Competition, Katya has appeared as soloist with many of the world's leading orchestras including the London Philharmonic, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Halle Orchestra, the Moscow Philharmonic, the...
Born in Buenos Aires, Martha Argerich was enrolled for piano study at the age of five by her mother, with piano teacher Vincenzo Scaramuzza. He stressed lyricism and feeling: "When the sound is empty," he said to her, "it sounds like a pair of pants walking into the room with nothing inside them." She made her debut playing a Mozart concerto when she was eight, mentally preparing herself for the concert by making herself believe that, "if I missed a single note, I would explode....
Kit Armstrong is a seventeen-year-old pianist and composer who also displays remarkable gifts for mathematics, science, and languages. At the age of five, he began formal composition and piano studies. At seven, he became the youngest scholarship student in the history of Chapman University in California, attending the university part-time while completing high school. Two years later, he became a full-time undergraduate student, studying music and science. He currently studies piano with Alfred Brendel...
In May 2003 the violinists and viola player of the Artis Quartet decided to try for the first time to play a concert standing. Being strongly positive about the advantages, the Artis Quartet is now one of the few quartets worldwide to prefer this way of performing. Founded in 1980, the Artis Quartet studied first at the University of Music in Vienna, then, having won prizes in competitions in Cambridge, England (1983) , Evian, France (1984) and Yellow Springs, USA (1985) and in 1984/85, being holder of the...
The Avison Ensemble is North East of England's foremost exponent of 18th century music. It is named after Charles Avison (1709-1770), the Newcastleborn composer, conductor and organist, ‘the most important English concerto composer of the 18th Century' (New Grove). Comprised of some of Europe's leading musicians and soloists, the Avison Ensemble is directed by celebrated period instrument violinist Pavlo Beznosiuk. In addition to playing other works from the Baroque and early Classical periods, the Avison...
Davod Azad was born in 1963 and raised in Azerbaijan. He started initially to explore the wonderful world of Iranian classical music on his own by the music of Boromand, Nay Davood, Bigjeh Khani, Hoormoozi. After his first encounters, he advanced to study music under the guidance and supervision of Persian masters on vocal and multiple instruments including tar, sehtar, tambour, rabab and daf.  Azad's work is based on long and intensive studies of the past masters of Iranian classical music. He has many...