Teachers

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	Elena Tolstykh<br />
	(Art Director)</p>

    Elena Tolstykh
    (Art Director)

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	Elena Tolstykh<br />
	(Art Director)</p>

    Elena Tolstykh
    (Art Director)

    English version of Elena Tolstykh's biography will be available soon.

  • Christoph Traxler (piano)
    Christoph Traxler (piano)
    Christoph Traxler (piano)

    Christoph Traxler (piano)

    Christoph Traxler is one oft he most versatile austrian artists. He commenced his first piano instruction at the age of eight. From 1994 to 2002 he studied with Ranko Markovic and Horst Matthaeus at the Anton Bruckner Conservatoire in Linz/Austria. He gave his orchestral debut with Schumann’s A minor concerto in 2000 and moved to Vienna to study with Heinz Medjimorec and Stefan Arnold at the Vienna University of music and performing arts, where he also received his grand diploma in 2012 with highest honors.

    Traxler is the winner of both, the Boesendorfer and the Herbert von Karajan scholarship. In addition he is the winner and laureate of numerous national and international competitions. In 2010 the Vienna Beethoven society chose him for a scholarship for one year. Despite frequent solo recitals he also appears in chamber music performances (with members of the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonic, The Philharmonics, Hansjoerg Schellenberger, Ernst Ottensamer, Volkhard Steude, Franz Bartolomey and Walter Auer) and as a song accompanist (including Bo Skovhus, Angelika Kirchschlager, Bernarda Fink and Heinz Zednik). Furthermore Christoph Traxler is engaged regularly as a soloist with orchestras like the Staatskapelle Halle, Vienna chamber orchestra, the Vienna chamber philharmonics or the Kaposvár symphonic orchestra with conductors like Ralf Weikert, Manfred Honeck and Stefan Vladar.

    Traxler has performed in many cities of Europe as well as in the United States, Asia and Africa and was part of several CD productions as well as radio and TV broadcasts. Furthermore he is helding master classes in Austria, Japan, Marokko and the United States.
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	Alexandre Corongiu<br />
	(piano technique, piano)</p>

    Alexandre Corongiu
    (piano technique, piano)

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	Alexandre Corongiu<br />
	(piano technique, piano)</p>

    Alexandre Corongiu
    (piano technique, piano)

    English version of Alexandre Corongiu's biography will be available soon.

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	Christian Kliber<br />
	(piano)</p>

    Christian Kliber
    (piano)

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	Christian Kliber<br />
	(piano)</p>

    Christian Kliber
    (piano)

    "Music begins where words end." Christian Kliber is a classical pianist and pedagouge, born in Copenhagen in 1980.

    At 16, he won 1st prize in Berlingske Tidende Classical Music Competition and subsequently won the Steinway Piano Festival twice in a row. Furthermore he won the top prize at the International Greta Erikson Piano Competition (2000). He then studied piano performance with the top celebrity pianist Leif Ove Andsnes and Prof. Niklas Sivelöv at the Royal Danish Academy of Music. In 2010 he co-founded the Copenhagen Piano School, which has since helped many talents and piano amateurs grow and develop their pianistic skills.

    Christian Kliber is a juror of the 1st Feurich International Piano and Chamber Music Competition in Vienna (2016).

  • Gustav Krachler (Chamber music)
    Gustav Krachler (Chamber music)
    Gustav Krachler (Chamber music)

    Gustav Krachler (Chamber music)

    English version of Gustav Krachler 's biography will be available soon.

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	Gyula Stuller (violin)</p>

    Gyula Stuller (violin)

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	Gyula Stuller (violin)</p>

    Gyula Stuller (violin)

    Born in Budapest in 1962 into a family of musicians, Gyula Stuller studied violin in Budapest from the age of six with professor Dr. Ilona Hencz and later studied at the Franz Liszt Music Academy in the class of professor Ferenc Halász. After his first great success, in the Joseph Szigeti International Violin competition in 1979 he was appointed as a soloist of the Hungarian music agency Filharmonia. Under their guidance he travelled all over Europe as a young artist, performed as a soloist at many of Europe’s major cities including Vienna, Berlin, Sofia, Prague and Moscow.

    In 1981 he received a two year scholarship awarded by British Petrloleum in London, enabling him to study at the famous Guildhall School of Music and Drama with the world renown violinist, Professor Gyorgy Pauk. After his studies in London, Gyula Stuller went on to be a laureat at the Rodolfo Lipizer International Violin Competition in Gorizia, Italy in 1985. Gyula Stuller studied with many great violinists including Nathan Milstein, Sàndor Végh, Lòrànt Fenyves, and Tibor Varga. Professor Varga later invited him to Sion to participate in the 20th International Tibor Varga Violin competition in 1986 where he was awarded the first prize and then stayed to work for the following 3 years as Varga’s assistant and as concertmaster of the Detmold Chamber Orchestra.

    In 1990 Gyula was appointed concertmaster of the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, a position he is currently holding. He has taught at both the Fribourg Conservatory and the Tibor Varga Conservatory in Sion, Switzerland. At present he is Head of the String Faculty at the “Haute Ecole de Musique” in Lausanne, Switzerland, where a number of his students have been awarded prizes at international violin competitions and hold posts in some of the most prestigious orchestras. Gyula Stuller also regularly conducts master classes in Switzerland, Hungary and Italy. He was appointed artistic director of the International Festival “Academie Musicale de Morges” in Switzerland between 2007 and 2014.

    /DE/ Gyula Stuller wurde 1962 in Budapest in eine Musikerfamilie geboren. Mit sechs Jahren bekam er seinen ersten Violinunterricht bei Prof. Dr. Ilona Hencz, später studierte er an der Franz Liszt Akademie in der Klasse von Prof. Ferenc Halász. Nach seinem ersten großen Erfolg beim Internationalen Joseph Szigeti Violinwettbewerb 1979 wurde er von der ungarischen Musikagentur Filharmonia als Solist unter Vertrag genommen und bereiste in weiterer Folge als junger Künstler ganz Europa. So trat er als Solist in vielen Zentren Europas wie Wien, Berlin, Sophia, Prag und Moskau auf.

    Ein 1981 von British Petroleum London verliehenes zweijähriges Stipendium ermöglichte ihm ein Studium an der namhaften Guildhall School of Music and Drama beim weltbekannten Geiger Gyorgy Pauk. Nach seinen Studien in London wurde er 1985 Preisträger beim internationalen Rodolfo Lipizer Violinwettbewerb in Gorizia, Italien.

    Gyula Stuller studierte bei Geigern wie Nathan Milstein, Sàndor Végh, Lòrànt Fenyves und Tibor Varga. Professor Varga lud ihn 1986 nach Sion ein um am 20. Internationalen Tibor Varga Violinwettbewerb teilzunehmen, wo er den ersten Preis gewann. Die nächsten drei Jahre blieb er als Tibor Vargas Assistent in Sion, gleichzeitig war er Konzertmeister beim Detmolder Kammerorchester.

    Seit 1990 ist Gyula Stuller Konzertmeister beim Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne. Er unterrichtete sowohl am Konservatorium Fribourg als auch am Tibor Varga Konservatorium in Sion, Schweiz. Derzeit ist er Vorstand der Abteilung Saiteninstrumente an der Musikhochschule Lausanne. Eine ganze Reihe seiner Studenten hat Preise bei internationalen Wettbewerben gewonnen, viele ehemalige Studenten spielen in renommierten Orchestern. Gyula Stuller gibt regelmäßig Meisterkurse in der Schweiz, Ungarn und Italien, zwischen 2007 und 2014 war er künstlerischer Leiter des internationalen Festivals „Académie Musicale de Morges“ in der Schweiz.

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	Maria Fedotova<br />
	(Flute)</p>

    Maria Fedotova
    (Flute)

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	Maria Fedotova<br />
	(Flute)</p>

    Maria Fedotova
    (Flute)

    English version of Maria Fedotova's biography will be available soon.

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	Katrin Targo<br />
	(Vocal)</p>

    Katrin Targo
    (Vocal)

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	Katrin Targo<br />
	(Vocal)</p>

    Katrin Targo
    (Vocal)

    The Estonian Soprano Katrin Targo started her musical education at the age of 5. She finished her piano studies at the Tallinn Music High School (majoring as a concert pianist and a piano teacher) with Ülle Sisa and Lembit Orgse in 1998. During the continuation of her studies at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theater she decided to major in Opera Singing, graduating in 2007 with a Master of Arts (Magister Artium) degree.

    After a few years of teaching singing Katrin continued her studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, where she got her 2nd Master of Arts degree in 2012 in the field of Musical Dramatical Performance. Katrin studied with Claudia Visca, Paul Esterhazy, Reto Nickler und Christoph U. Meier. She acquired further artistic impulses in Master Classes of Maria Acda, David Aronson, Grace Bumbry, Huw James, Walter Moore, Bojidar Nikolov, Kristin Okerlund, Rudolf Piernay, James Pearson, and Jean-Ronald LaFond.

    Katrin Targo is a Prizewinner of the Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe Scholarship in Tallinn, Estland 2007, the Mart Saar-Singing Competition in Suure-Jaani, Estonia 2008, the Johannes Brahms Singing Competition in Pörtschach, Austria 2012, the Imrich Godin International Singing Competition in Vrable, Slovakia 2014 and the Antonín Dvořák Competition in Karlovy Vary, Czech 2014 – besides main prizes she has received special prizes for her best interpretations. In 2015 Katrin was a finalist in the Competition "Franz Schubert and the Modern Music” and in 2016 she was the only female laureate, receiving the 3rd Prize of the 39th Lyndon Woodside Oratorio Competition in New York Carnegie Hall.

    Katrin Targo gathered her first opera stage experience as a member of the Savonlinna Opera Festival Choir, Arnold Schönberg Choir and the Extra Chorus of the Vienna State Opera. Her gave her Opera Debut as a Soloist singing Hänsel in Humperdinck’s „Hänsel & Gretel“ in the Estonian Puppet Theatre. Gala concerts in Estonia and Finland and engagements as Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare in Egitto) in the Estonian National Opera and as Ilia and Belinda in productions of the Music University in Vienna followed. Ms Targo’s Opera Repertoire covers amongst others the roles of Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Frau Fluth (Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor), Giulietta (I Capuleti e i Montecchi), Juliette (Romeo & Juliette), Belinda (Dido & Aeneas), Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare in Egitto), Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi), Agathe (Der Freischütz) and Tatyana (Eugene Onegin).

    Katrin is a sought after soloist in the Church Music Scene and sings regularly in the Cathedral of Vienna St. Stephan’s, St. Franciscan and St. Augustin Churches of Vienna, Heart of Jesus Church of Graz, and Cathedral of Salzburg. In May 2014 she gave her Debut in Bach-Cantata Cycle at the Vienna Concert House. In addition she also performs with the Vienna Opera Show and Vienna Residence Orchestra. Her repertoire comprises alongside Opera and Oratorium also Operetta and Wienerlied.

    Katrin Targo has worked with the conductors Luca Pianca, János Czifra, Martin Haselböck, Johannes Ebenbauer, Markus Landerer, Fritz Haselwander, Konstantin Hiller, Nigel Perrin, Michael Lessky, Andres Mustonen, Risto Joost and others.

    In the near future Katrin Targo will be performing at the Rapla Church Music Festival and Tallinn Chamber Music Festival in Estonia, in the Opera House of Ostrava in Czech Republic, and in October 2016 she gave her Premiere as  Tatyana (Eugene Onegin) at the Pilsen Opera Theater. In 2017 she will be singing Esther in the children’s opera “Noah’s Arc) and the roles of Fiordiligi (Mozart Cosi fan tutte), Donna Anna (Mozart Don Giovanni), and Konstanze (Mozart Entführung aus dem Serail) in productions in Vienna. Concert trips will take her through Luxembourg, France and Germany in 2016, and also to Brazil and USA in 2017.

    In 2015 Katrin Targo released a CD with Ekaterina Nokkert featuring songs by Berg, Barber, and Wolf (Marinegrau R.).
    In 2017 a CD with songs by Mozart and Schubert will be published with Maestro Walter Riemer on the Hammerklavier.

     

     

  • <p>
	Maria Pischlöger<br />
	(Seminars for teachers)</p>

    Maria Pischlöger
    (Seminars for teachers)

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	Maria Pischlöger<br />
	(Seminars for teachers)</p>

    Maria Pischlöger
    (Seminars for teachers)

    English version of Maria Pischlöger's biography is coming soon.

  • Ekaterine Vasileva (Concertmaster)
    Ekaterine Vasileva (Concertmaster)
    Ekaterine Vasileva (Concertmaster)

    Ekaterine Vasileva (Concertmaster)

    English version of Ekaterina Vasileva's biography will be available soon.