Mikhail Radunski (cello)
Mikhail Radunski began studying the cello in 2000 under Honored Artist of the Republic of Belarus Vladimir Perlin. Currently he is a student of the Academy of Music. Mikhail Participated in many festivals, master classes and open concerts in Russia, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, the United Arab Emirates, Italy, etc. In addition to foreign tours, Mikhail takes an active part in the musical life of Belarus. He is the prize winner of the III Republic Open Competition of string bow instruments named after Glebov (Grodno, 2011), the XIV International Competition of Chamber Ensembles named after M.Yudina (St. Petersburg, Russia, 2013), the III Elsky International Competition of string bow instruments Performers (Minsk, 2013). Mikhail is the Laureate and a scholarship holder of the Special Fund of the President of the Republic of Belarus on support of talented youth. He participated in the “Musica Mundi” Chamber Music Course and Festival since 2005.
Alexandra Ivanova (viola)
Aliaksandra Ivanova graduated from the Belarussian State Academy of Music in 2015 as a Master student under Professor Lucia Lastovka. Currently Aliaksandra is a teacher of the Belarus Academy of music. She is a Laureate of the Special Fund of the President of the Republic of Belarus on support of talented youth. She’s also a Laureate of three International Competitions and an active participant of many international festivals and master-classes all over the world such as “Bashmet Academy of talents”, the festival of chamber ensembles “Musica Mundi (participated since 2008). Aliaksandra often tour as a soloist and as an ensemble member. She is the first performer of a number of compositions by modern Belarusian composers. Repeatedly she performed as a soloist with the Youth Symphony Orchestra of the Belarusian State Academy of Music and the Symphony Orchestra of Belarussian radio and TV company.
Victoria Vassilenko (piano)
Victoria is born in Sofia, Bulgaria and is Graduated from the “Liubomir Pipkov” National School of Music, in Sofia with Antonina Boneva and prof. Stella Maystorova. She is also Graduated from the “Queen Sofia” College of Music in Madrid with prof. Dmitry Bashkirov, as well as the International “Lake of Como” Piano Academy (Italy). She Performed as a soloist and chamber music performer in Germany, France, Belgium, Austria, USA, Bulgaria, Spain, in venues like “Alte Oper”Frankfurt; ”Palau de Musica”Barcelona, ”Auditorio Nacional”Madrid. Victoria is Laureate of many international piano competitions, including “James Mottram” (Manchester,UK 2012). She Obtained awards for “The best chamber music group” and “The most successful pianist of the academic year” (2012). Victoria won the piano section of “George Enescu” International Compeititon in Bucharest, Romania (september 2016) given personally by Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain. Victoria participated in the Musica Mundi Chamber Music Course and Festival as a student for several years and as of 2009. During these years she has studied and performed numerous chamber music ensembles and worked together with great artists, guests of the festival.
Emile Daems (violin)
Violinist Emile Daems discovered his passion for music as a child, when at the age of six he took his first violin lessons at the music academy in Anderlecht. In 2012, this talented young musician was admitted to Léonid Kerbel’s class at the Royal Conservatoire in Brussels. It was there that he also studied Musical Theory and Writing from 2013 until 2018, graduating summa cum laude. He is currently studying composition with the composer Annelies Van Parys. Emile’s passion is chamber music. He has already taken several masterclasses with famous teachers such as Walter Grimmer, Dejan Bogdanovic, Miriam Fried, Menahem Pressler... Emile regularly performs with his piano trio FCM. He also receives valuable support from the Robus Foundation. For several years running, Emile has taken part in the Musica Mundi workshops and festival as a young talented musician. This enabled him to develop his experience in chamber music and work with some outstanding artists such as Maxim Vengerov, Ivry Gitlis, etc.
Nicolas Carrasco (clarinet)
A native of Valdivia, Chile, Nicolas began his musical studies at the age of six at the Colegio de Musica J.S. Bach. He continued his studies in Santiago, Chile with Jorge Levin, principal clarinet of the Santiago Philharmonic. At the age of 18, Nicolas won the principal clarinet position of the National Youth Orchestra of Chile, where he appeared as a soloist several times throughout the country, as well as performing in the first diplomatic European tour. Since 2011, Nicolas has been connected with the Musica Mundi International Chamber Music Festival in Brussels, Belgium. He flourished as a student, and later was promoted as part of the young faculty members. Nicolas began his active orchestral career at a young age having participated in numerous youth and professional orchestras. Recently appeared as a soloist on a tour with the Chamber Orchestra of Chile and performed in the AIMS Orchestra of the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. He has also worked under the baton of world-renowned conductors such as Andreas Delfs, Marzio Conti, Leonardo Vordoni, Lukas Beikircher, Marius Stieghorst, Paavo Järvi and Gustavo Dudamel. Nicolas was sponsored by the HADA Foundation to pursue his Bachelor and currently his Master of Music at The Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University as a student of the famous Ricardo Morales, principal clarinetist of the Philadelphia Orchestra.