2016 Festival

    Vadim Tchijik

    Violin | Francia / France

    Prize-winner of many prestigious international violin competitions such as N. Paganini Competition in Genoa, P.I.Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, R. Lipizer Competition in Gorizia and winner of Juventus Award (France). He has performed with Moscow Symphony Orchestra, North Nederland Symphony Orchestra, Mexico Symphony Orchestra, Kharkov Philharmonic Orchestra, Freiburg Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra di Teatro di Genova, Yaroslavl Philharmonic Orchestra, Ulianovsk Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, Musica Vitae Chamber Orchestra and many others.
    He has performed in such great halls as Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Theatre du Châtelet, Salle Gaveau in Paris, Concertgebow in Amsterdam, Dvorak Hall in Prague, Big Hall of Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscou, Suntory Hall and Hamarikyu Asahi Hall in Tokyo, Philharmonie in Cologne and Konzerthaus in Freiburg. He is often invited to participate in Festival Radio France and Montpellier, Pablo Casals, Nancyphonies, Guebwiller, Festival of St-Riquier, Fetes Romantiques de Nohant, Young Artists Festival in Los Angeles, Semaines Musicales de Tours.
    Vadim gives recitals all over the Europe, USA and Asia. He plays chamber music with Pieter Wispelwey, Emmanuel Pahud, Jean-Claude Pennetier, Marielle Nordmann, Philippe Bernold, David Geringas, Marielle Nordmann, Philippe Bernold, Cedric Tiberghien, Marc Coppey, Alexander Melnikov, Alban Gerhardt, Michel Lethiec, etc.
    Born in November 1975, he started to study the violin at the age of six and gave his first concert at eight. He graduated from Tchaikovsky Central Music School in Moscow, National Superior Conservatory of Music in Lyon and High Conservatory of Music in Cologne, always with the highest honours.
    He is also an Artistic Director of the International Music Festival in Hyeres, “Les Musicales de Saint-Martin” and gives master classes in Europe and in Asia.

      Alberto Urroz

      Piano / Director | España / Spain

      Born in Pamplona, he graduated with honors from the Real Conservatorio de Música in Madrid where he studied with Joaquín Soriano. He then moved to Israel to study at the Tel-Aviv University with Pnina Salzman, and subsequently, on a Navarra state scholarship, to New York, where he became a student of Oxana Yablonskaya.

      He has also been a student of Solomon Mikowsky and Donn-Alexander Feder at Manhattan School of Music. Other teachers include György Sandor, Fanny Waterman, Ana María Trenchi and Ena Bronstein. He was also awarded scholarships from Jeunesses Musicales and the University of Hartford (Connecticut).

      Alberto Urroz has performed throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States in such renown halls as Carnegie Hall in New York, Sejong Center in Seoul and Madrid National Auditorium.

      Since his first performance with the Navarra Symphonic Orchestra at the Gayarre Theatre in Pamplona in 1999, Urroz has been invited by prestigious cultural institutions in Spain and abroad, such as the Peralada and Santander International Festivals, The City University of New York, Las Canals Festival (France), Italian Institute of Culture and the German Embassy.

      Piano professor at Alfonso X University and Arturo Soria Conservatory in Madrid. Vicepresident of EPTA Spain.

      Since 2004, Urroz is Founder and Artistic Director of the Mendigorria International Music Festival.

        Sanel Redži?

        Guitarra | Alemania / Germany

        Sanel Redži? is one of the most virtuosic guitarists of his generation. Known for his varied repertoire and lively performances, he is quickly becoming one of the most important figures on the international guitar scene.

        Born on July, 25th 1988 in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Mr. Redži? started to play guitar at age of eight under the tutelage of Predrag Stankovi? with whom he later finished secondary music school in 2007 with the highest marks. He then continued his studies at the Hochschule für Musik “Franz Liszt” in Weimar under Thomas Müller-Pering and Ricardo Gallen. Additionally Mr. Redži? has participated in masterclasses held by David Russell, Costas Cotsiolis, William Kanengiser, Aniello Desiderio, Denis Azabagi?, Jorgos Panetsos, Thomas Offerman, Jozef Zsapka, Darko Petrinjak and many others.

        Mr. Redži? has achieved a great deal of succes in competitions; winning top prizes in Tokyo, Tychy, the “Forum Gitarre Wien”, Changsha, Markneukirchen, “Anna Amalia” Weimar, “Andres Segovia” Velbert, Kutna Hora, “Guitar Mania” in Lisbon, Iserlohn, Rome, and the “Guitar Art Festival” in Belgrade. He is also frequently invited as a jury member at competitions and gives regular master classes.

        A sought after performer, Mr. Redži? has played hundreds of concerts to date in countries such as Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Croatia, Hungary, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Greece, Mexico, Chile, India, China, Japan and the USA. A number of these concerts took place in famous concert halls such as the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall, Philharominc Hall Paul Constantinescu Ploiesti and many others. He is also a frequent soloist with various orchestras including Orquesta del Nuevo Mundo Mexico City conducted by Johannes Ullrich, Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra and Aukso Chamber Orchestra and has received high praise for his performances from both critics and audiences alike.

        Mr. Redži? has recorded several CDs for Gramofon Sarajevo, Central German Radio (MDR) and KSG Exaudio. Additionally he has appeared in numerous radio and television productions.

        Mr. Redži? uses strings by Savarez and D’addario.

          Eros Jaca

          Cello | Suiza / Switzerland

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            Giacomo Serra

            Piano | Italia / Italy

            Giacomo Serra studied in Venezia and Milano Conservatorio where he graduated with Riccardo Risaliti. He perfected himself for many years with Dario De Rosa pianist of the famous “Trio di Trieste” performing a lot of piano four-hands and two pianos concerts.

            He played in Teatro Verdi Trieste, Foro Italico Roms, Accademia Chigiana Siena where he recorded Schubert music for italian television RAI1. He won piano competitions in Osimo Stresa and Albenga.

            Giacomo Serra graduated in musicology at the University of Venice Ca’ Foscari with a study on Carlo Goldoni and the 18th century italian opera. He won an audition in Teatro San Carlo, Naples where he is since 1995 maestro sostituto and orchestra pianist. He has played with important conductors like Daniel Oren, Gustav Kuhn, Giuseppe Sino poli, Mitislav Rostropovich, Jeffrey Tate and many others in operas of italian and european repertoire (Strauss, Schostakovich, Wagner, Janacek).

            He gives many solo and chamber music concerts. Recently he played Mozart piano and orchestra concert K595 with Nuova Scarlatti orchestra in Naples; Mozart and Beethoven Quintets with first instruments of San Carlo orchestra. He has been maestro di sala in Wagner Parsifal performed in Academy of S.Cecilia, Rome, conducted by Daniele Gatti.

                Ilaria Iaquinta

                Soprano | Italia / Italy

                Ilaria Iaquinta, soprano, graduated as an opera singer at the Conservatorio San Pietro a Majella in Naples. She also attended courses taught by Mirella Freni, Christa Ludwig and Sherman Lowe. Additionally, she has specialized in “chamber music” under the tutelage of M° Antonio Florio and has performed at the Ancient Music Center “Pietà dei Turchini”, French and German repertoires.

                Ilaria Iaquinta won in 2002 first prize in “Chamber Music” at the “Don Matteo Colucci” competition and second place at the Napolinova Competition. She is winner of  “Francesco Albanese” (2004) and  “Tirindelli” (2009) in Conegliano-Venice competitions.

                She recorded a song in the “Enciclopedia italiana dei compositori contemporanei” (ed. Pagano) cd collection and she also recorded, in 2014, a cd “Les bouffes napolitains” with the pianist Giacomo Serra (Polosud records). In 2011 she sang live in Milan for the broadcast Channel Radio Rai.

                Ilaria Iaquinta has been very active in the musical concert scene. She sang in Scarlatti Hall, Ravello Festival, St Denis Festival, Kolner Philarmonie, Associazione Scarlatti of Naples, Teatro Coccia in Novara, Concerti del vespro in Milan, Festival Beethoven in Sutri, Rassegna “La Soffitta” in Bologna, Festival Piatti in Bergamo, Festival Offenbach and l’Eure poétique et musicale in Normandie.

                She has played main roles in comical operas such as V. Fioravanti’s “Le Cantatrici Villane” (Campobasso Opera), P. Auletta´s “La Locandiera” and D. Scarlatti´s “La Dirindina” (Capri Opera Festival).

                In 2000, she participated in the Film-Opera “Traviata a Paris” for World-Wide Television, which was directed by Zubin Metha and Patroni Griffi. Ilaria Iaquinta conducted several performances at the Rendano Theater in Cosenza, Verdi Theater in Trieste and La Fenice Theater in Venice.

                    Teresina Jordá

                    Piano | España / Spain

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                        Javier Albo

                        Musicólogo | Estados Unidos / USA

                        Javier Albo is a native of Madrid, Spain, where he studied piano performance and composition at the Royal National Conservatory. In 1995 he moved to New York City, where he received a Master of Music degree in music history from the City College of New York (CUNY). Dr. Albo completed his Ph.D. dissertation in musicology for the same institution, on the reception of the music of Chopin in New York in the 19th century. For this project, he received a fellowship from the Elebash Fund. He has been a longtime collaborator with the project “Music in Gotham: The New York Scene, 1862-1875,” an in-depth study of the wide range of musical events that took place in New York City during the Civil War years and beyond. Dr. Albo has published diverse studies on the work of Spanish musicians who lived in the United States in the past two centuries. He has also taught music history and theory at several CUNY institutions.

                            Laurence Aliganga

                            Piano | España/Spain

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