Kristina Georgieva (violin)
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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)
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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 is a laureate of the 66th Gian Battista Viotti International Music Competition (Soroptimist Club Prize), the 2017 Moscow International Piano Open Competition (2nd Prize) and the 7th International Piano Competition Clamo Music 2021 (2nd Prize). She made her European debut in the Mozarthaus Konzertsaal Vienna and toured with concerts in Germany, Austria, Hungary, Poland, China and South Korea. Seonghyeon collaborated with renown conductors and orchestras and was invited to substitute for the pianist Paul Gulda at the 34th Chopin Festival in Gaming. She also participated at the Music in the Mountains Festival in Colorado and the Musica Mundi Chamber Music Course and Festival in Waterloo. She holds an Undergraduate degree with honors from the Seoul National University. Studying with Prof. Jacques Rouvier at the Mozarteum University Salzburg, Seonghyeon graduated from the Master Piano Soloist programme and is currently studying for her Postgraduate degree. Seonghyeon received masterclasses from renown musicians such as Paul Badura-Skoda, Menahem Pressler, and Arie Vardi. Seonghyeon is extremely enthusiastic about chamber music playing. Highlights of the 2022 season include a concert of the Beethoven Triple Concerto with the Mozarteum University Symphony Orchestra with Ion Marin at the Festspielhaus in Salzburg.