Violinist, Artistic Director. A
pupil of Ruggiero Ricci and Salvatore Accardo, Marcello Defant
travels extensively in a very active performing and teaching career,
which has taken him to China, the United States, France, Spain and
throughout Italy. He has also performed in Turkey, Japan, Mexico,
South America, Africa, England, Portugal, Germany and the
his frequent collaborations as concertmaster with orchestras such as
Teatro La Fenice
in Venice, Haydn
Orchester in Bolzano,
Orchestra da Camera di Padova e del Veneto, he is currently musical
director of the Officina
de li Affetti as well
as of the Concord
chamber music ensemble.
has given masterclasses in France (Moulin d'Andè, Cratoule), Spain
(Jimena de la Frontera), Italy (Accademia
Orchestra Giovanile Siciliana, Ripatransone), and China (Kunmin
2007 he has been appointed as violin teacher at the Giacomo
Conservatory in Gallarate (Milan).
discography as soloist is remarkable, since 1996 recordings for the
info at www.defant.net
violinist, was born in
Switzerland, studied violin in Berlin, Germany, and Basel,
Switzerland. and graduated both as a teacher and soloist. After
further studies with Max Rostal and masterclasses with Henryk Szering
and Nathan Milstein, she won several violin competitions. She has
concretized for many years as soloist and as a member of different
chamber music groups throughout Europe and Asia.
After holding the
position of concertmaster in many orchestras in Germany (Nuremberg,
Baden-Baden, Bamberg), Italy (Teatro San
Carlo in Naples,
Orchestra Filarmonica di Macerata, Orchestra Haydn
di Bolzano e Trento) and Austria (Innsbruck), she has served as
concertmaster in Innsbruck for the last 28 years.
outstanding career, she has also been a very active violin teacher,
particularly focused on the orchestral and chamber music repertoire,
working with the European Youth Orchestra among others.
violist, is Head of
Performance, Department of Music, University of Liverpool. He comes
from an extraordinarily varied musical background. His experiences
include freelancing with the BBC
North, CBSO, RLPO;
jazz with the BBC Big
Band, Johnny Dankworth
and George Shearing; pop tours with Elaine Page, Neil Sedaka, and
others; early music on period instruments and working with
contemporary music groups.
He has also taught at the Royal
Northern College of Music
in Manchester and several other universities, and is a Mentor on the
Associated Board Certificate of Teaching course. At Liverpool
University he has developed a course for performers that bridges the
gap between instrumental lessons and final assessments, and he runs a
nationwide consultancy for musicians suffering from aches, pains,
tensions and discomfort in playing and performing.
has conducted in Zimbabwe and Europe, and has taken the Liverpool
University Symphony Orchestra on tours to France, Germany and
Tuscany. In 2004 he joined the Italian based Ensemble Concord
as their viola player.
playing the cello at the age of 7, under the guidance of Lionello
Godoli. He then studied at the United
World College of the Atlantic
from 1992 to 1994 under the guidance of Sharon McKinley. In 1995 he
won the First Prize at the Dino
and was awarded the Diploma di Violoncellista at the Royal
in Bologna in 1997. In 1998 he received his Diploma at the Giuseppe
Conservatory in Milan after having studied with Rocco Filippini.
has been first cellist at the Teatro Regio in Turin, Orchestra
and the Bruno Maderna
also gives duo recitals with cello and guitar, cello and violin,
cello and double bass, and plays in many other chamber music
ensembles, with a repertoire from early to contemporary music.
Pianist, made his
debut in Milan at the Circolo
della Stampa and since
then he has performed at most important Italian music institutions.
He has also performed in Austria, France, Romania, Lithuania,
Switzerland, Slovenia, Finland, Serbia, Cyprus, Sweden, Denmark,
England, China and the United States.
received diplomas with high honours from the Music Conservatory
in Milan, Italy and the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in the United
States. He studied with Paul Badura-Skoda, Boris Petrushansky, Maria
Tipo, Richard Goode, Boris Bloch, Gyorgy Sandor.
recording labels include the French Delatour
and the Italian Philarmonia,
Professor at the Conservatory Giuseppe
Verdi in Milan, the
in Florence and currently the G.Puccini
in Gallarate. He has
also served on the faculty of the Universität
in Salzburg, Austria, and the Cyprus
College in Nicosia,
Cyprus, and was Associate Director at the Casalmaggiore
as well as honorary professor of the Shandong
(China) and of the Central National University, Beijing (2007).
was born in Switzerland.
musical studies in Lucerne and Zürich he attended masterclasses with
Ingo Goritzki and Jan Spronk. He played as principal oboe in the
Shanghai and Beijing Symphony Orchestras from 2002 until 2005. At
present, he is 1st
solo-oboist in the Symphonisches Orchester Zürich and substitute 1st
oboe in the Opernhaus Orchester Zürich.
teaches oboe at the Alte