Pavel Šporcl

Pavel Šporcl Ameropa Music Artistic Director, Soloist, Professor at the Academy of music Pavel Šporcl undoubtedly ranks among the boldest Czech artists to enjoy the attention of the media. Pavel Šporcl has a rare gift. His virtuosity and stirring performance earn him the admiration and recognition of the professional public; his image and opinions attract the attention of the media. Thanks to this combination he tirelessly and successfully engages in the propagation of classical music. "For me, classical music will always come first. I love classical music and give it my all, although I am not opposed to occasional excursions in other directions." Pavel Šporcl doesn't hesitate to make forays into the areas of jazz and pop. All in the name of propagating the broad possibilities of his...

Lihay Bendayan

Lihay Bendayan Head of the Violin Class at the Jerusalem Academy of Music Lihay Bendayan, Professor of violin and chamber music, Head of the Violin Class at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. He was also Head of the Strings Department and Dean of the Faculty of Performing Arts at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance for several years. He previously and for many years held the position of Professor of violin at the HEMU - the Lausanne University of Music, site of Sion. After starting his violin studies with Michael Gaisler in Israel at the age of 5, at the age of 9, Lihay performed to Isaac Stern, who recommended him to the legendary Ilona Feher, with whom he studied until the age of 13. He later studied with Prof. Yair Kless in Israel, Prof. Rodney Friend in London, with...

Petr Bernášek

Petr Bernášek Violin, chamber music During his violin studies at the Prague Conservatoire, Czech Republic, in the classes of Professors František Anděl and František Pospíšil, Petr Bernášek participated in the Academy of Y. Menuhin in Switzerland under Professor Alberto Lysy. In the years 1992-1996 he continued with his studies at the Academy of Music in Prague, Czech Republic, in the violin class of Professor Jiří Tomášek and in the chamber music class of Václav Bernášek. During his university studies he participated in a four-month study at CNSMDP in Paris, France, with Professors Jacques Ghestem and Joseph Golan. Under the guidance of the members of the Alban Berg Quartet, he continued to study chamber music together with the M. Nostitz Quartet in Vienna, Austria, in the years...

Daniel Glineur

Daniel Glineur Violin, Professor Emeritus Académie de Musique d'Ath, Belgium Violin and viola teacher in various music schools in Belgium since 1980. He also leads various orchestral or chamber music formations specially dedicated to young musicians. Daniel Glineur organizes numerous projects highlighting Czech artists and composers in Belgium with the support of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Brussels. It also organizes numerous concerts dedicated to the promotion of talented young Belgian and foreign musicians. He is frequently invited to participate to orchestral projects in Albania, Guatemala, Mexico, Montenegro, Spain and even Mongolia. Daniel also participates in various juries of violin competitions as the Kocian competition in Usti nad Orlici, but also in Albania and Cuba....

Andrei Kalisch

Andrei Kalisch Violin Andrei Kalisch was born in Alma-Ata in Kazakhstan. In the early years of his musical career, he took lessons from his grandfather who was a student of J. Lesman (assistant of L. Auer) and E. Antopolski (student of J. Thibaud). Then he studied at the Music High School and the Conservatory in Alma-Ata at the professor S. Abdusadikova (student of M. Garlitsky and A. Markov), and the professor D. Kaseinov (student of I. Bezrodny), the Vienna Conservatory and the Bruckner Conservatory in Linz at the professor Arkadij Winokurow. Andrei performs at concerts as a soloist and a chamber musician in many European countries as well as in Japan, China, South Korea and Brazil and Colombia. He plays as a soloist with the Alma-Ata...

Ada Slivanská

Ada Slivanská Ameropa Music Executive Director, violin and chamber music Ada Slivanská is a graduate of Prague’s Conservatoire where she studied violin and composition, and of the Charles University School of Liberal Arts where she read musicology. Even during her studies she established a chamber ensemble named Quartetto con flauto with which she has cut four compact discs and has appeared on many domestic and foreign stages (Spain, Germany, Poland, Belgium, Italy, USA, Japan). Following her graduation and a one year stint with the Central Bohemia Symphonic Orchestra at Poděbrady she joined the Czech Radio Symphonic Orchestra with which she remained until 1999 and several years she was member of Prague’s State Opera Orchestra. Since 1989 she has also been pursuing managerial and...

Věra Binarová

Věra Binarová Viola, chamber music Věra Binarová studied at the Conservatory in Pardubice and Academy of Music in Prague. She continued her studies in music at the School of Music in Vienna (Hochschule für Muzik) and through private lessons with Prof. Marie Hlounová. As part of her education, she attended interpretation courses (Germany, Austria) and played in the orchestra of the Yehudi Manuhin Foundation (France 1991-92). In 1994-2010, she was a solo violist at the Talich Chamber Orchestra where she performed in concerts in many European countries and Japan, and also participated in multiple CD recordings. Věra Binarová is also an active chamber musician. In 1998-2002, she was a member of the Jupiter string quartet and currently cooperates with the Capella Sancta Caecilia (Art Manager...

Jiří Bárta

Jiří Bárta Cello soloist, Chamber music Concert activities of Jiří Bárta, one of the foremost cellists of his generation, have taken him to most of European countries, North & South America, Australia, Japan and Korea as well as Africa and Middle East. He has appeared at festivals such as Edinburgh, Kuhmo, Lugano, Newport, Prague Spring Festival, Schubert Festival Salzburg, Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival. As a concerto soloist or in recital he has performed in venues such as Berlin Philharmonic Hall, Berlin Konzerthaus, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Manchester Bridgewater Hall, Buenos Aires Teatro Colon, Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, Dublin Concert Hall, Edinburgh Queen Elisabeth Hall, L’Auditorio in Barcelona, Los Angeles Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, London Wigmore Hall, Royce Hall at...

Petr Šporcl

Petr Šporcl Cello, Chamber music Petr Šporcl is one of the best contemporary cellists on the Czech music scene. He started playing the cello at the age of seven at the LŠU in České Budějovice with prof. R. Weisse. His extraordinary musical talent was evident from an early age and there could be no doubt about his future profession. He continued his studies at the Prague Conservatory in the class of prof. F. Pišinger and AMU in Prague with prof. D. Veise. During his studies at AMU, he was selected as one of thirty students from all over the world and received a scholarship offer in the USA. He became a student of S.M.U. Dallas, USA. He was a student of Ch. Adkins. He successfully completed his studies in the USA and received an "ARTIST CERTIFICATE IN CELLO". In 1995 he also successfully...

Dora Hájková

Dora Hájková cello Cellist Dora Hájková (* 1996) was born in Prague, she is a winner of many competitions (e.g. Bohuslav Martinů competition, Leoš Janáček competition in Brno and Gustav Mahler Prize). She works currently as a deputy of the cello concertmaster at the Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra. Since September 2022 she has also been a teacher at the Pilsen Conservatory. After she graduated from the Music Grammar School in Prague in the class of Hana Kočí, she studied the Faculty of Music and Dance of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague at MgA. Tomáš Strašil. She completed her education at the Dresden Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber at prof. Emil Rovner. During her studies, she completed two internships abroad within the Erasmus program, namely in Dresden and Detmold, in...

Václav Slivanský

Václav Slivanský Flute, Chamber music Václav Slivanský studied at the Prague Conservatory with Jan Hecl and at the Academy of Performing Arts with František Čech, where at the same time he also took part in the founding of the chamber ensemble Quartetto con flauto. Since completing his studies, he has been the first flutist of the orchestra of the Prague State Opera, and he has been active as a pedagogue for many years. He appears frequently as a soloist and a performer of chamber music. In 1973 he founded Quartetto con flauto together with his future wife Ada Slivanská while they were studying at the Prague Conservatory. The ensemble, at 2008 year celebrating its 35th year of existence, was very successful right from the beginning, participating in several competitions and winning such...

Pavel Tylšar

Pavel Tylšar Oboe, Chamber music Pavel Tylšar was born in 1964 in Zlín and studied the oboe at the Prague Conservatory and the Academy of Music in Prague. He was awarded in numerous competitions and participated at the international competition Prague Spring in years 1986 and 1991. Pavel Tylšar was the member of the Prague chamber orchestra in 1985-1999 and since 2000 he is a member of the orchestra of the National theate in Prague. Simultaneously he collaborated with the Solistes Européens de Luxembourg from 1991 until 2011. He works at the Prague Conservatory and Gymnasium and Musical school City of Prague.

Sancho Sánchez Gil

Sancho Sánchez Gil Clarinet Sancho Sánchez is one of the most complete and brilliant Spanish clarinetists today. ACADEMIC TRAINING: He obtained the title of Superior Professor of Clarinet at the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid, where he obtained brilliant marks from beginning to end of the degree with the professor and soloist of the ONE José Vicente Peñarrocha Agustí in 1992. He expanded his training by receiving classes of the Spanish: Antonio Goig, Miguel Espejo, Ramón Barona, José Antonio Tomás Pérez, Vicente Alberola, Joan Enric Lluna, José Luís Estellés, Justo Sanz, Enrique Pérez. He continues his training with Antony Pay, Michel Arrignon, Jean Louis Sajot, Guy Deplus, Yehuda Yilad, Silvie Hue, Andrew Marriner, Angela Malsbury, Hedwig Swimberghe and especially with...

Miloslav Tengler

Miloslav Tengler Clarinet, saxophone Miloslav Tengler studied clarinet at the Prague Conservatory where he graduated in 1979. He continued his education in recent years, when he completed an accredited school management study at the Faculty of Education of the Charles University. Since 1980 he has been teaching the young generation, and his pedagogy practice is more than 37 years long. Currently he works at Jan Hanuš Art Basic School as a director and a pedagogue (clarinet, saxophone and recorder). At the same time he is a teacher of woodwinds instruments at the Jaroslav Ježek School for the visually impaired (recorder, clarinet, saxophone, flute). In the past, he was a pedagogue at Jan Deyl Conservatory, a deputy director at the Gymnasium and Music School of the City of Prague, or was a...

Laura Bennett Cameron

Laura Bennett Cameron Bassoon Laura Bennett Cameron’s artistic and research activities in Europe and in the United States have established an international reputation for expressive playing, innovative collaborations, and expansion of the bassoon’s repertoire and reputation through her work with international conductors and composers. Laura Bennett Cameron serves as Assistant Professor of Bassoon and Chamber Music at the University of Texas-Arlington. She also holds the principal bassoon position of the five-time Grammy-nominated Dallas Winds, and substitutes with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, among others. She appears frequently as a soloist, having given recent recital and concerto performances in the United States and Europe, including a recital...

Kateřina Englichová

Kateřina Englichová Harp One of the most sought after European harpists of her generation and a fresh recipient of the Prague Music Award, Katerina Englichova performs all over Europe, North America, Japan, Hong Kong and New Zealand. She has collaborated with artists such as Mstislav Rostropovitch, Josef Suk, Gerard Causee, Cynthia Phelps, Carol Wincenc, Michel Lethiec, Robert Stallman, Michael Kofler, and with many ensembles, including the Skampa Quartet, the Prazak Quartet, the Haas Quartet and the Wihan Quartet. Ms.Englichova cooperates on regular basis with the Czech Oboist Vilem Veverka and the Bohemia-Luxembourg Trio with flutist Carlo Jans and violist Jitka Hosprova. She has been in the jury of the Israel Harp Competition. She has performed at numerous international festivals such...

František Lukáš

František Lukáš Guitar František Lukáš began playing the guitar as a self-taught student at the age 12. He played rock, folk, jazz and only much later became interested in classical guitar and classical music. Lukáš studied at the Conservatoire in České Budějovice and then continued to study guitar (taught by a professor Štěpán Rak) and composition (taught by a professor Hanuš Bartoň) at The Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. Since 2009, he has been teaching at the Conservatory in České Budějovice. In addition to intensive pedagogical work, he also performs solo concerts and engages in various chamber music. In the field of composition, his scope is very broad ranging from solo pieces through chamber and vocal compositions to orchestral work. As a guitarist and composer he has won...

Igor Ardašev

Igor Ardašev Concert pianist Igor Ardašev (1967) is a Czech pianist. A native of Brno and a student of Inessa Janíčková at the Janáček Academy of Music, he became a prize winner in the prestigious Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow (1986). This was followed by the laureateship of the Brussels Queen Elisabeth Competition, first prize in the Maria Callas Competition in Athens and the laureateship from the Marguerite Long - Jacques Thibaud international contest in Paris. Since 1996, he has been a soloist of the Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra with which he has appeared on its numerous international tours. His most memorable concert performances have included partnerships with the Norht German Radio Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra (London), the orchestra of Nizhni Novgorod (Russia),...

Eliška Novotná

Eliška Novotná Piano, Chamber music, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Ostrava Her interpretation is indicated by critics and listeners as musically urgent, thorough and completely convincing. Appreciated are her sparkling technique, stylistic purity and deep musicality. The concert performances of Eliška Novotná radiate the joy of playing and the joy of life.Pianist Eliška Novotná - Gazdová debuted with Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto in g minor at the Tonhalle in Zurich (1998) and Dvorak Hall of the Rudolfinum in Prague (2000). Already before graduating she toured with the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra through Spain (1996), where she played Beethoven's Piano Concerto in G major. These performances were followed by competition successes in many national and international competitions:...

Petr Jiříkovský

Petr Jiříkovský Piano, Chamber music Petr Jiříkovský (1971), pianist and conductor, is one of the leading representatives of the middle generation of Czech artists. He started his career as a pianist at Prague Conservatory and Academy of Performing Arts (with Emil Leichner, Ivan Klánský), and continued at the Conservatoire de Paris, where he studied solo piano under Theodor Paraskivesco and chamber music under Itamar Golan and Eugen Indjic, and in Vienna (chamber music with Michael Schnitzler). He has received numerous competition awards in the Czech Republic and internationally, including a scholarship grant from the World Piano Competition in London in 1991, and absolute victory in the North London Festival Contest in 1992. With his colleague Daniel Wiesner he has made the world...

Stanislav Bogunia

Stanislav Bogunia Piano, Corepetition, Chamber music Stanislav Bogunia was born at Karviná. He developed his extraordinary musical talent in the piano department of the Ostrava Conservatory and then at the Prague Academy of Performing Arts in prof. D. Baloghová's class. It was only a matter of time before he expressed his talent in other fields. So it was no surprise that in 1980 he graduated from Václav Neumann's class in conducting. Stanislav Bogunia's main artistic activities initially focused mainly on the piano, renowned as an excellent, technically exceptionally available and easy-to-accompany and chamber player. He proved this at hundreds of concerts with violinist Václav Hudeček all over the world. He has not left this area even now, when he has been a teacher of the Prague...

Vojtech Szabó

Vojtech Szabó Accordion Vojtech Szabó was born in Nové Zámky, Slovakia. He is considered one of the best accordionists in the Czech Republic and abroad. He resents the unpretentious virtuosity that tends to be inherent in people touching non-classical musical genres (Petr Veber: music critic). He is fully engaged in concert, pedagogical and compositional activities. He graduated from the Conservatory in Bratislava in the class Mgr. Art Nada Varínská. While studying classical play, he also devoted himself to jazz and Argentine accordion play. He performed alongside Slovak jazz leaders such as Peter Lipa, Jozef Brisuda, Andrej Šebo and others. After his studies in 2009 he moved to the Czech Republic, where he got an engagement in the Gitans Blancs group. It later changed its name to...

Pavlína Senić

Pavlína Senić Singing Opera singer, Pavlína Senić, has deep Serbian roots with a unique and unmistakable voice. After graduating from the College of Music Academy of Performing Arts in Prague and after she finished her internship at the London Academy Guildhall School of Music, she accepted a position as a member of the Triad Siraels. This group consists of vocals, viola, piano and often perform both domestically and abroad. Their repertoire includes both contemporary and classical composers. Mrs. Senic is often cast in operettas due her versatility  as an artist, dancer, dramatic performer  or her skills reciting spoken word. North Bohemian Theatre of Opera and Ballet (Countess Marica by E. Kalman), Prague State Opera (Vivat operetta: Countess Marica by E. Kalman, Rosalinda from Die...

Ramona Schulz

Ramona Schulz Creative program for children, Piano Ramona Schulz was born in Munich and comes from a family of musicians. At the age of four she received her first piano lessons and appeared publicly for the first time shortly thereafter. After studying in Munich with Alla von Buch and Dr. Thomas Hitzlberger, she also took lessons with Professor Patrick O'Byrne in Stuttgart and with Professor Frantisek Maxian in Prague. It was followed by solo and chamber concerts in Germany and the founding of the musical cabaret duo "the Nightingirls". Since the year 2000 she lives in her chosen home of Prague. Here she is mainly dedicated to working with children. The focus is on the experience and creative handling of music and movement. In the autumn of 2016 she also successfully completed her...

Tristan Michael Willems

Tristan Michael Willems Conductor Tristan Willems received his formal music education at Northwestern University where he studied with members of the Chicago Symphony obtaining the first degree ever granted from that institution in Woodwinds Performance. Subsequent studies were taken at New York University and the Conductor's Institute. His career has touched virtually all facets of the music industry; he has performed and composed for the theatre, been a member of various orchestras in the United States (performing on Bassoon, Clarinet, Oboe and Saxophone), is the author of over five hundred compositions and arrangements, owns a music publishing house (Brazinmusikanta Publications and Willemsmusiik), has been vice-president of Jeffrey James Arts Consultants (an arts management firm),...

Magdaléna Gracerová Chrzová

Magdaléna Gracerová Chrzová Creative program for children Magdaléna Gracerová Chrzová studied music and drama at the Prague Conservatory and educational playwright at the Theatre Faculty of the AMU. In the years 2000-2001 she completed a drama therapy course in the ASSOCIATION FOKUS PRAHA. As an actress, she has appeared in theatre, television and film. He has been engaged in pedagogical activities since 1996, first at the Elementary Art School and currently teaches stage language at DAMU, drama education at the Prague Conservatory and theatre clubs at DDM Praha 7.

Viktori Rampal Dzurenko

Viktori Rampal Dzurenko Fine Art Creative Program She was born in a small town in Slovakia, but her life took her through Prague and the study of film directing at FAMU all the way to India. She is a painter, film director, teacher of painting, film directing and film language. She is filming feature films and documentaries and video clips, and is currently preparing her feature-length debut in international co-production (more about her work on www.viktori.cz). In the film profession, she mostly works with her Indian husband, editor and producer Ranjan Rampal. Viktori loves art, colour, filmmaking, travel and her life is constantly on the move. Teaching is an interactive process in which mutual enrichment and transfer of life experiences take place.
Pavel Šporcl

Pavel Šporcl

Pavel Šporcl Ameropa Music Artistic Director, Soloist, Professor at the Academy of music Pavel Šporcl undoubtedly ranks among the boldest Czech...

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Lihay Bendayan

Lihay Bendayan

Lihay Bendayan Head of the Violin Class at the Jerusalem Academy of Music Lihay Bendayan, Professor of violin and chamber music, Head of the Violin...

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Petr Bernášek

Petr Bernášek

Petr Bernášek Violin, chamber music During his violin studies at the Prague Conservatoire, Czech Republic, in the classes of Professors František...

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Daniel Glineur

Daniel Glineur

Daniel Glineur Violin, Professor Emeritus Académie de Musique d'Ath, Belgium Violin and viola teacher in various music schools in Belgium since...

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Andrei Kalisch

Andrei Kalisch

Andrei Kalisch Violin Andrei Kalisch was born in Alma-Ata in Kazakhstan. In the early years of his musical career, he took lessons from his...

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Ada Slivanská

Ada Slivanská

Ada Slivanská Ameropa Music Executive Director, violin and chamber music Ada Slivanská is a graduate of Prague’s Conservatoire where she studied...

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Věra Binarová

Věra Binarová

Věra Binarová Viola, chamber music Věra Binarová studied at the Conservatory in Pardubice and Academy of Music in Prague. She continued her studies...

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Jiří Bárta

Jiří Bárta

Jiří Bárta Cello soloist, Chamber music Concert activities of Jiří Bárta, one of the foremost cellists of his generation, have taken him to most of...

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Petr Šporcl

Petr Šporcl

Petr Šporcl Cello, Chamber music Petr Šporcl is one of the best contemporary cellists on the Czech music scene. He started playing the cello at the...

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Dora Hájková

Dora Hájková

Dora Hájková cello Cellist Dora Hájková (* 1996) was born in Prague, she is a winner of many competitions (e.g. Bohuslav Martinů competition, Leoš...

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Václav Slivanský

Václav Slivanský

Václav Slivanský Flute, Chamber music Václav Slivanský studied at the Prague Conservatory with Jan Hecl and at the Academy of Performing Arts with...

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Pavel Tylšar

Pavel Tylšar

Pavel Tylšar Oboe, Chamber music Pavel Tylšar was born in 1964 in Zlín and studied the oboe at the Prague Conservatory and the Academy of Music in...

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Sancho Sánchez Gil

Sancho Sánchez Gil

Sancho Sánchez Gil Clarinet Sancho Sánchez is one of the most complete and brilliant Spanish clarinetists today. ACADEMIC TRAINING: He obtained the...

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Miloslav Tengler

Miloslav Tengler

Miloslav Tengler Clarinet, saxophone Miloslav Tengler studied clarinet at the Prague Conservatory where he graduated in 1979. He continued his...

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Laura Bennett Cameron

Laura Bennett Cameron

Laura Bennett Cameron Bassoon Laura Bennett Cameron’s artistic and research activities in Europe and in the United States have established an...

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Kateřina Englichová

Kateřina Englichová

Kateřina Englichová Harp One of the most sought after European harpists of her generation and a fresh recipient of the Prague Music Award, Katerina...

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František Lukáš

František Lukáš

František Lukáš Guitar František Lukáš began playing the guitar as a self-taught student at the age 12. He played rock, folk, jazz and only much...

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Igor Ardašev

Igor Ardašev

Igor Ardašev Concert pianist Igor Ardašev (1967) is a Czech pianist. A native of Brno and a student of Inessa Janíčková at the Janáček Academy of...

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Eliška Novotná

Eliška Novotná

Eliška Novotná Piano, Chamber music, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Ostrava Her interpretation is indicated by critics and listeners as...

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Petr Jiříkovský

Petr Jiříkovský

Petr Jiříkovský Piano, Chamber music Petr Jiříkovský (1971), pianist and conductor, is one of the leading representatives of the middle generation...

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Stanislav Bogunia

Stanislav Bogunia

Stanislav Bogunia Piano, Corepetition, Chamber music Stanislav Bogunia was born at Karviná. He developed his extraordinary musical talent in the...

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Vojtech Szabó

Vojtech Szabó

Vojtech Szabó Accordion Vojtech Szabó was born in Nové Zámky, Slovakia. He is considered one of the best accordionists in the Czech Republic and...

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Pavlína Senić

Pavlína Senić

Pavlína Senić Singing Opera singer, Pavlína Senić, has deep Serbian roots with a unique and unmistakable voice. After graduating from the College of...

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Ramona Schulz

Ramona Schulz

Ramona Schulz Creative program for children, Piano Ramona Schulz was born in Munich and comes from a family of musicians. At the age of four she...

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Tristan Michael Willems

Tristan Michael Willems

Tristan Michael Willems Conductor Tristan Willems received his formal music education at Northwestern University where he studied with members of...

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Viktori Rampal Dzurenko

Viktori Rampal Dzurenko

Viktori Rampal Dzurenko Fine Art Creative Program She was born in a small town in Slovakia, but her life took her through Prague and the study of...

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