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“Her totally secure, innate authority is matched by her deeply considered and often profound approach during her performances, far removed from much of the more shallow and superficial playing that abounds nowadays. She totally lacks any form of affectation and has an innate but rarely found sense of structure. Needless to say, these qualities are matched by a formidable technique.” – John Lill CBE
Carlos Bonell is one of today’s most celebrated guitarists. He was born in London of Spanish parents and studied at the Royal College of Music with John Williams, where he was appointed the youngest ever professor in 1972. He gained prominence in 1981 through his recording for Decca of Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and Charles Dutoit.Read More »
In 1989 Ian Fountain became the youngest winner of the Arthur Rubinstein Piano Masters Competition in Tel Aviv at the age of 19.
Since that time, he has performed extensively throughout Europe, the USA, the UK and the Far East, with orchestras such as the London Symphony and Sir Colin Davis, the Israel Philharmonic and Zubin Mehta, and the Czech Philharmonic and Jiri Belohlavek. He has also performed with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the Philharmonia, London Philharmonic, Halle, CBSO, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Singapore Symphony and Utah Symphony amongst others.
Earlier this year Timothy was made an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, where he studied having completed his undergraduate studies at King’s College London.
A multiple first-prize winner, Timothy was awarded both the Pianist Prize and Jean Meikle Duo Prize with the baritone Jonathan McGovern at the Wigmore Hall Song Competition. Further prizes include the Accompanists’ Prize at the Maureen Lehane Vocal Awards, the Parnell Award for an Accompanist at the ROSL Annual Music Competition, the Gerald Moore Award and the MBF Accompanist Prize at the Kathleen Ferrier Competition.Read More »
Ulf Hoelscher received his first violin lessons from his father Ferdinand Hoelscher and from Bruno Masurat. He then studied with Max Rostal in Cologne, before a period in the USA studying with Josef Gingold at Indiana University and Ivan Galamian at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.Read More »