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Kristina Georgieva (violin)

Kristina Georgieva was born in 2001 in Sofia, Bulgaria. She started playing the violin and percus-sions at the age of six at the National Music School ” L. Pipkov” in Sofia. She performed as a so-loist of many orchestras from which highlights are her performance with the National Belgium Or-chestra and conductor Maxim Vengerov. She participated in the chamber music festival “ Musica Mundi” since the age of 11 and became the student of Leonid Kerbel, Co-Founder of this program. In this course and festival she had the opportunity of playing chamber music on stage with artists such as Misha Maisky, Maxim Vengerov, Ivry Gitlis, Ivan Karizna, Jerome Pernoo, Alexanda Soumm and many others. Highlights of her awards include the Award – Young Musician of the year 2016 from the Bulgarian National Radio, first prize at the competition “Rising Stars” – Berlin 2017, 1st prize in "Marie Can-tagrill International competition" in 2019 in France and 2nd prize at the Leopold Auer competition in St. Petersburg, Russia. The violinist Alexandra Soumm praised Kristina  “Her natural curiousity of all forms of Art , her wish to learn from the best musicians in the world, and incredible humility will bring her to be one of the big names of tomorrow”. Kristina finished her high school education at the Musica Mundi school in Waterloo, Belgium and is now a student in the Barenboim Academy in Berlin in the class of Michaela Martin.


Solomon Markman (violin)

Israeli violinist Solomon Markman made his concerto debut with the Jerusalem Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra at the age of eleven. He had since performed across Israel with numerous orchestras such as the Haifa Symphony Orchestra, Tel-Aviv soloists’ ensemble and the Israeli Netanya Kibbutz Orchestra Solomon is a laureate of several competitions, including the Paul-Ben Haim competition for original Israeli music and the Eran Zoldan competition. He took part in educational programs as a soloist and chamber musician Including the Global Leadership Education program in Japan, the Musica Mundi Course and Festival in Belgium, Keshet Eilon festival in Israel and received masterclasses from world renown artists such as Ivry Gitlis, Maxim Vengerov, Ilya Kaler, Alina Ibragimova, Daniel Heifetz. He has been supported by the America-Israel cultural foundation since 2011. In 2021 Solomon was awarded a First for his Undergraduate studies at the Royal College of Music London. He had been a Charles Ravel scholar and studied with Leonid Kerbel and baroque violin with Lucy Russell. Currently Solomon is continuing his studies at the RCM with Prof. Kerbel for the Master of Music in Performance degree. He is a Victor and Lilian Hochhauser scholar. Recently Solomon has been awarded a Stephen Bell scholarship for his studies at the RCM. 


Seong-hyeon Leem (piano)
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South Korean pianist Seonghyeon Leem made her European debut in the Mozarthaus Konzertsaal Vienna. As the highlights of the 2022 season, she won the first Prize at the 5th International Piano Competition Istanbul Orchestra’ Sion, (as well as the Prize of the Consul General of France Olivier Gauvin, the Cemal Reşit Rey Prize, and an artwork from Ciner Holding), and performed in a concert of the Beethoven Triple Concerto with the Mozarteum UniversitySymphony Orchestra and conductor Ion Marin at the Haus für Mozart at the Salzburger Festspiele.

She is a laureate of the 66th Gian Battista Viotti International Music Competition (Soroptimist Club Prize), the 2017 Moscow International Piano Open Competition (2nd Prize), the 7th International Piano Competition Clamo Music 2021 (2nd Prize), the Grand Prize Virtuoso International Competition (1st Prize), 7th International Rosario Marciano Piano Competition (2nd Prize), and the 2016 Olga Kern International Piano Competition (Honorable Mention). In Korea, Seonghyeon won   the First Prize at the Korean-Liszt competition, at the Sunhwa Music competition and theChopin Scholarship Prize at the Seoul National University.

She toured with concerts in Germany, Austria, Hungary, Poland and China. On several occasions, she was invited to play recitals by the Kumho Asiana Cultural Foundation, Korean-Liszt Society, Korea-Austria Culture and Technology Exchange Association and the Korean Cultural Institute.

Seonghyeon collaborated with renown conductors and orchestras such as Sławomir Chrzanowski and the Zabrze Philharmonic Orchestra, Alexander Drčar and the Bad Reichenhall Philharmonic Orchestra, Ja-Kyung Year and the Gunpo Prime Philharmonic Orchestra, and Dong-Su Kim and the Sunhwa Wind Orchestra.

She was invited to substitute for the pianist Paul Gulda at the 34th Chopin Festival in Gaming. She also performed at the Music in the Mountains Festival in Colorado, the Opening Concert in the International Mendelssohn Academy Leipzig, the Musica Mundi Chamber Music Course and Festival, and the Bechstein Young Professionals in the C. Bechstein Vielharmonie.

Seonghyeon holds an Undergraduate degree with honors from the Seoul National University where  she studied with Prof. Aviram Reichert. Studying with Prof. Jacques Rouvier at the Mozarteum University Salzburg, Seonghyeon received her Master and Postgraduate degrees. From October 2022, Seonghyeon studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Leipzig with Prof. Christian A. Pohl for a Meisterklassenexamen degree. At the same time, she undertakes the Master of Piano Chamber Music and Lied course at the Mozarteum University Salzburg. 

Seonghyeon received masterclasses from renown musicians such as Paul Badura-Skoda, Menahem Pressler, and Arie Vardi. She regards herself as a protégé of Paul Gulda and Eunju Heo.

She acts as a young faculty member at the Musica Mundi Chamber Music Course and Festival.

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