Prof. Jing Gatke


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Mag. Jing Gatke was born in Beijing, China. In the age of 15 she makes recordings for Chinese international radio and TV programs and won the 1. Prize of the Chinese National Violoncello Competition. She studied at first at the Beijing Central Conservatory with Prof. Song Tao, Zong Bo, Wang Xiang, and later with Prof. Tobias Kühne at the University of Music and Performing Art of Vienna.

She joined master classes of Paul Tortelier, André Navarra, Daniel Shafran, Karine Georgian, Arto Noras, and Walter Nothas. Chamber music by Georg Ebert and the Altenburg Trio etc.

During her studies in Vienna, she was awarded with scholarships from the Austrian Ministry of Scientific and Research, the Austrian Institute of Asian and African Foundation and the Home Swiss Foundation.

She was invited to performing as soloist and chamber music musician at The Salzburg Festival, The Vienna Festive Week, The Weimar Festival, Blois Music Festival and as well in England, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Czech Republic, Germany and China, and has leaded the cello group of the 1. Austrian Women Chamber Orchestra over 10 years.

She was invited on concert tours to China with the legendary Austrian Pianist Prof. Jörg Demus as Duo partner and as soloist with the 1. Austrian Women Chamber Orchestra.

Followed the invitation of Austrian government, she participated in the Austrian foreign ministry European and overseas music and cultural exchange project.

She makes Broadcasts and recordings in China, Austria, and Czech Republic. She was the first cellist who performed the complete Friedrich Gulda Cello Concerto with Brass Orchestra from Friedrich Gulda in China and recorded the Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra composed by David Fatherly under the Level VMM (, mit Hörbeispiele).

As a pedagogue she teaches at the International Leschetitzky Summer Academy Vienna, The International Summer Academy of Music in Shanghai Conservatory, headed workshop for chamber music at The Franz Liszt Music Academy Budapest, master class at the Music Middle School of Beijing Central Conservatory of Music, the Beijing Chinese Conservatory. Since Dec. 2013 she teaches at the Amadeus International Music & Art Academy of Vienna. There were quite a few young cellist could continue their studies at the MDW and MUK Vienna after to work with Jing Gatke. One of her former student from the Amadeus International Music & Art Academy is accepted as a scholarship student and studying now at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA.

In recent years, she has also been focusing on planning and organizing professional music education programs. She is also a consultant to the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Fellowship Foundation and the Vienna Chamber of Commerce.



Prof. Hudler Peter



Peter Hudler, born in 1980 in Austria, began his studies with Robert Nagy (Vienna Philharmonic) at Konservatorium Wien and continued at Mozarteum Salzburg (Heidi Litschauer, Enrico Bronzi) where he finished both Bachelor’s and Master’s Programs with honors. He also worked intensively with Thomas Riebl and studied Chamber Music with members of the Hagen Quartett. He continued and broadened his education in various Master Classes, amongst them IMS Prussia Cove (Thomas Riebl), Accademia Chiagana Siena (Antonio Meneses), as well as in lessons with Thorleif Thedeen, Pieter Wispelwey, Patrick Demenga, Christoph Richter, Wenn Sinn Yang and Rudolf Leopold. In 2012, he studied with Enrico Dindo at the „Pavia Celloacademy“.


As an orchestra musician, Peter Hudler played with many of the best Austrian ensembles, amongst them Camerata Salzburg, Staatsoper Wien, Tonkünstler Niederösterreich and Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg. Internationally, he worked extensively with the Irish Chamber Orchestra and played as a guest with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, the Oslo Opera Orchestra and „Le Concert Olympique“ in Belgium. In 2009, he was Solocellist at Tromsö Kammerorkester in Norway and in 2014, Solocellist with the Chamber Music Ensemble „Danish Chamber Players“ in Denmark.


As a teacher, he has been teaching in Master Classes, amongst them at the Festival „Cello Fan“ in France and as a guest teacher at the „Barenboim-Said Foundation“ in Ramallah/Palestine. During his stay in Denmark, he taught both Cello and chamber music to young students of the MGK, the Danish Preparatory Class system.


As a chamber musician and soloist, Peter Hudler works in different ensembles, amongst them Cello/Piano-Duo (with Ida Andersson, Nikolaus Wagner), a newly founded Piano Trio specialized in authentic classical performance (Ensemble Wiener Cammerstyl), Violin/Cello-Duo (with Stephane Tran Ngoc) and other formations. He has been a guest cellist with the new music ensemble „Ensemble Wiener Collage“ and has participated in Martin Grubinger’s project „Percussive Planet“. In 2006, he preformed Brahms’ string sextet together with ao. Bruno Giuranna and Marianne Sirbu. He played in a string quartet that was selected to represent the University Mozarteum Salzburg at a Festival in Montepulciano, Italy. In 2015, he toured China with the Danish Piano Trio „Trio Solaris“.


In 2016, Peter Hudler recorded a CD with Jazz and Cross Over music for Cello Solo and Cello/Piano Duo that was financed through Crowdfunding, which will be officially released in the autumn of 2016.


With his students, he likes to work intensively but always in an empathetic atmosphere where he tries to help find solutions that work for the individual student, always led by the energy of the music, the joy of playing the Cello and creating something meaningful and beautiful.



Prof. Izmajlov Benjamin


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Benjamin Izmajlov, a born Slovenian, is one of the most successful musicians of his generation. He is internationally acknowledged as a concert violinist, composer, conductor and producer. He also acts as artistic director of international music projects and festivals. Benjamin founded the International Academy Giuseppe Tartini and the Slovenian Summer Academy of Music as well as the Slovenian Diplomatic Concert. Since 2012, he has been performing as a guest soloist at the Moscow Philharmonics and as a guest member of the early music ensemble Madrigal. Together with his wife, they are holders of the highest acknowledgment for foreigners for intercultural dialogue from the Russian Orthodox Church, the Medal of “Cyril & Method”.
Benjamin Izmajlov graduated in 2006 and finished his Master's in 2009 as a concert violinist, professor and chamber musician at the State Conservatory P. I. Tchaikovsky in Moscow in the class of professor Marina Laursabovna Yashvili. His previous studies include prof. Evgeniya Tchugaeva at the Hochschule fur Musik in Vienna, prof. Pavel Vernikov, Elizaveta Gilels, Grigoriy Zhislin, Zahar Bron, Viktor Tretyakov, Tatiana Kolchanova (Glinka Quartet), Dmitri Shebalin (Borodin Quartet), Nina Kogan and many others.
Benjamin has performed as a soloist in many world-known concert halls across Europe. He also played in front of several head of states and religious representatives. Recently, he has conducted his new project of orchestral arrangements at the Ljubljana Festival with his Slovenian Soloists Symphony Orchestra, the Cairo Opera House with the Cairo Symphony orchestra and in Yerevan and Gyumri in Armenia. Benjamin’s works has been performed on many other concerts and festivals across Europe. Chamber music pieces were performed by renowned artist such as Bernarda Fink.
Benjamin Izmajlov also teaches at international master classes and is a member of intl. violin competitions.
All four albums Benjamin has produced got awarded and sold in platinum. “The Slavic Soul” was also rebranded as “Far Away” and sold throughout Asia. Apart from producing, Benjamin is highly skilled as a mixing engineer and is endorsed by Prism Sound
Benjamin Izmajlov has worked with some of the most renowned artists such as Marina Yashvili, Natalia Gutman, Alexander Kagan, Moshe Aron Epstein, Alexander Buzlov, Roman Simović, Gokhan Aybulus, Alviya Vandysheva, Alexander Suetin, Sergei Skripka and the composer Alexander Tchaikovsky, to name a few.

Prof. Miloserdov Viktor



Viktor Miloserdov graduated at the conservatory in St. Petersburg, studying cello under Prof. E. Fischman. Afterwards he enrolled as a postgraduate for cello at the State Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow under A. Fedortschenko. Furthermore he studied privately under Prof. Valentin Feigin and Prof. Armen Georgian.
On the recommendation of Prof. Valentin Feigin, Viktor Miloserdov worked as a solo cellist at the Moscow Philharmonic Concert Association “moskonzert”. He played concerts with piano accompaniment and symphonic orchestras and was recorded and broadcasted by several TV and radio stations. In Moscow, Viktor Miloserdov succeeded in getting taught by cello pundit Prof. Lev Evgrafov. Lev Evgrafov is a Russian chello virtuoso and among others he is famous for playing Rondo-Caprichioso from K. Sen-Sans and other virtuosic violin pieces on the cello.

Furthermore he has published four CDs and is about to oublish 20 other CDs and DVDs with the Moscow broadcasting station. His student Alexandr Rubin already impressed 1978 at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow with his sensational performance of fantasies on themes from the opera “The Golden Cockerel” from N. A. Rimski-Korsakov. In the course of his study under Evgrafov, Viktor Miloserdov could master in performing Evgrafov’s extraordinary technique, playing virtuosic violin pieces like Capricio from Paganini on his cello. Till this day a close artistic contact and valued friendship links Viktor Miloserdov and Lec Evgrafov.
Since 1988 Viktor Miloserdov is living and working in Vienna. In Germany and Austria he can look back on various positive press commentaries, labeling him as “sensational cellist” and highlighting his concerts as “outstanding”.

In the 1990s sonatas of Brahms, Schubert and E. Zimbalist’s famous fantasies on themes from the opera “The Golden Cockerel” were recorded by the Austrian radio station Ö1.
On his website video recordings are published, showing his concert at the State Academic Capella Hall in St. Petersburg, at which he played No. 1, No. 2, No. 5, No. 6 and No. 17 of Brahams’ 21 Hungarian Dances and the mentioned fantasies on themes from the opera “The Golden Cockerel”.
Viktor Miloserdov represents Lev Evgrafov’s tradition of playing cello. His audience and the newspaper “Baikalskie Westi” already compared his style of performing to Paganini’s. Since September 2014 Viktor Miloserdov is professor at the Wiener Musikakademie.

Prof. Lopez Julio


Julio Lopez is a German-Honduran violist born in 1980.

Since 2007, he is a member of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra.
He received his first musical education at the Escuela de música Victoriano Lopez.
After completing his studies in Honduras, he was granted a full Scholarship at the University of Southern Mississippi, USA, where he studied viola with Prof. Michael Kimber.

In 2003, Julio Lopez continued his studies at the University of Music in Freiburg, Germany with Prof. Wolfram Christ. He graduated in 2007 with highest honors. In 2006, he won the first prize at the International Viola Competition of Villa Llanes in Asturias, Spain.
Julio Lopez attended master classes and received further influence from Hartmut Rohde, Hariolf Schlichtig, Walter Küssner, Roberto Diaz, Michael Kugel and Csaba Erdelyi. s a scholar of Villa Musica and the Gustav Mahler Academy, he performed with artists such as erhard Schulz, Klaus Stoll, Nicolas Chumachenco, Eszter Haffner, Patrick Demenga and WenSinn ang.
Julio Lopez has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout America with different orchestras and music festivals, such as the Festival de Música Inmufest in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, he St. Augustine Music Festival in Florida, USA and the Filarfest in Quito, Ecuador.
In addition to viola performance, he is a dedicated teacher and is regularly invited to teach at nternational master courses, music institutions and music festivals, such as the Instituto Nacional de
Música in San Jose, Costa Rica, the Escuela Nacional de Música in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, the Fundacion Orquesta Sinfonica Juvenil del Ecuador and the International Master Course La
Vilavella in Castellón, Spain.
Julio Lopez is a member of the Tertis-Viola-Ensemble, and their debut-CD was released with
Oehms Classics in 2011.
In 2014, he was Guest-principal viola of the Tromsø Chamber Orchestra/ Arctic Philharmonic in
Since 2015, Julio Lopez has been invited to be the viola teacher of the Orquesta Juvenil de Centro
America (OJCA), an invitation in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut of Germany.




Prof. Kouzmanova Bojidara


“Her performance was very expressive, passionate and played with such an easiness and understanding but most of all with heart.” Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Germany.

“The audience was overwhelmed by the emotional strength of the sound and the phrasing of Kouzmanova.” Argauer Zeitung, Switzerland
“She doesn’t just play the music, she makes you feel the inner energy of it on your own. Her precise playing is enreached with charm and elegance.” Basellandschaftliche Zeitung
Klaus Büstrin calls Bojidaras performance in Brandenburg "a firework of virtuosity". (Märkische Allgemeine Newspaper)


A native Bulgarian, Bojidara Kouzmanova began to play the violin at the age of 5 in Sofia. Later on she finished her studies at the University of Music and Arts in Vienna with Prof. Günter Pichler. She has completed both her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in solo violin performance with honors.


She won many national and international violin competitions in Europe and USA like „Bela Bartok“ Competition (1996), „Dobrin Petkov“ Violin Competition (1996), Haverhill Sinfonia Soloist Competition-Great Britain (2000), Hudson Valley String Competition-USA (2000), Grand Prix „Alois Kottmann“ from the City of Frankfurt (2001), Honour Prize from the University of Music and performing arts Vienna (2005) and others.


Miss Kouzmanova played as a soloist with many different orchestras, like Brandenburger Symphoniker, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Montevideo Simphony Orchestra, Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra, Rousse Philharmonic Orchestra, Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic, Bach Soloists Vienna, Kottmann String Players - Frankfurt, New Basel Symphony Orchestra, Recreation Orchestra Graz and others.


She gives regularly concerts and teaches on different master classes all over Europe, North Africa, USA, Asia and Australia.


There are more then 15 CDs in her discography, recorded for different companies in USA, Bulgaria and Austria. Her latest CD with Brahms horn trio and Brahms violin Sonatas received the “Pasticcio Prize” of the National Radio OE1 in Austria.


Her passions are the different old, precious instruments she plays (more then 15 different Stradivarius and Guarneri Violins as well as violins from other violin makers) kindly given to her from private sponsors.


Many composers dedicated pieces to Kouzmanova (Perikles Liakakis “Tune” for solo violin, Peter Richter “Bojidara” violin concerto, Florian Meyer “Vienna Waltz Caprise”, Julia Purgina “Frederick” for solo violin, Sergio Navata “Tangara” for Violin and Piano, Thomas Wally “und ein einziger Ton weinte in einem Frühling!” Violin Concerto, Manuela Kerer “PLAS” for solo violin and ensemble Roumen Dimitrov “Solo for violin” and “Tango”, Roland Freisitzer “Music for violin and three instruments” ). One of the current CD projects is called “ EnSuite” with the violist Julia Purgina, with a combination of contemporary pieces composed specially for this project and Bach arrangements for two instruments.


She is also a member of Kreisler String Trio, Ensemble Quasars, Ensemble of the XX Century, Ensemble Collage and Reconsil, Vienna.


For the last 10 years Mrs. Kouzmanova is teaching a violin class at the Bach Music School in Vienna.


Currently she plays on a violin made by Postiglione (1890), kindly given to her from a private sponsor.




Prof. Leijala Liina



Finnish cellist Liina Leijala is currently the Executive Director of Barenboim-Said Foundation in Ramallah and Cello Professor at the Wiener Musikakademie in Vienna . She is also the Artistic Director of "Leijala & Ruscior Chamber Music Nights" concert series in the Bank Austria Salon at Altes Rathaus in Vienna. Leijala is a prize winner in several international competitions and she is currently performing as a soloist and chamber musician all over the world with worlds leading musicians.

Liina Leijala graduated with highest honors from Sibelius Academy, Finland. In addition, she has studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and in Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia in Madrid. She was the solo cellist at Orchestra Academy Ossiach (with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra).

She has worked with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, The Barbirolli Quartet, Salzburg Chamber Soloists among many other groups and she has performed in festivals such as Verbier, Salzburger Festspiele, etc.

Liina Leijala gave a solo debut recital in the prestigious Wiener Musikverein 2013.

Liina Leijala plays a Vincenzo Postiglione 1896 cello for which she presents the most cordial thanks to the Finnish Culture Foundation.



Prof. Schott-Zierotin Mario

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1981-1983 member of the Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna.
Since 1983 member of the orchestra of the Vienna Volksoper.

Studies and Diploma with Ludwig Streicher and Johannes Auersperg. Concurrently studied musicology.Has worked with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra,, the Austro-Hungarian Haydn Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Moscow Virtuosi under Vladimir Spivakov.

Member of the Festival Ensemble of the Carinthian Summer Festival in Ossiach for many years. Member of the Vienna Opera Ball Orchestra, the Vienna Biedermeier Soloists and the Vienna Chamber Philharmonic.

Performs solo since 2003 with Hans Dieter Knebel, actor at the Vienna Burgtheater, in the Vestibule and Casino of the Vienna Burgtheater.

Awarded the title Professor in 2008 by the Ministry of Education, Art and Culture for his work as soloist and chamber musician.

His area of interest and expertise is the Viennese musical style, in particular applied to Viennese music, as well as disseminating his knowledge and experience of tone quality and shaping and increasing the volume of the double bass, in the tradition of Ludwig Streicher and Johannes Auersperg.


Prof. Padovani Manrico



Acclaimed as one of the most versatile and popular Swiss violinists of his generation, also supported by the “Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation”, Manrico Padovani is described by “The Strad” Magazine as “Violin Hero”. After his debut at the „Lucerne Festival” and at the „Stadtcasino” Basel, he performed all over Europe, in America and in Asia in concert Halls such as “Wiener Musikverein”, “Alte Oper Frankfurt”, “Ohji Hall” Tokio, “Kultur- e Kongresszentrum” Lucerne, “Philharmonie” in Cologne, “Smetana Hall” Prague etc. with orchestras like the „Stuttgarter Philharmoniker“, the “Prague Philharmonic Orchestra”, the „Russian Philharmonic Orchestra Moscow”, the „Sinfonia Varsovia”, the „Südwestdeutsche Philarmonie“, the „Akademische Staatskapelle St. Petersburg“, the „Radio Sinfonie Orchester Basel“, the „Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana“, the „Stadtorchester Winterthur” the „Regina Symphony Orchestra“, the “North-Czech Philharmonic”, the „Güri Philharmonic Orchestra Seoul” etc. under the batons of conductors like
B. Perrenoud,
R. Barshai, M. Viotti, A. Boreiko, H. Griffiths, M. Andreae, J. Lü,  C. Olivieri-Munroe and P. Altrichter.

“Forceful lyricist”, „Enchanting, bewitching violin”, „A rising star”, „Devil’s fiddler”, “Wizard of the violin” are only a few of the words used by the critics to describe the emotions stirred up by Manrico Padovani during his performances distinguished by a breathtaking skill united to rhythmic tension and an exceptional mastery of the instrument.

Born in Zürich to parents of Italian origin he studied in the Masterclasses of Aida Stucki-Piraccini in Winterthur, great violinist and great teacher who decisively influenced him, and Herman Krebbers in Amsterdam. R. Ricci, F. Gulli, V. Pikaizen, B. Belkin, D. Zsygmondy and K.H. Stockhausen also influenced his playing. Manrico Padovani won a wide range of prizes a.o. at the „Vienna International Music Competition”, at „Ruggiero Ricci’s International Master Competition” in Berlin, at the „Accademia Chigiana” in Siena, the „Swiss Youth Music Festival Prize“, three times the „Kiefer-Hablitzel Prize“ of the Swiss Musicians‘ Association, as well as awards from the “Julius Bär” and the “Schuler” Foundations. The important „Jubilee prize” of the Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS) was also among his awards. Manrico Padovani is the first swiss violinist who performed live in concert the complete cycle of the 24 caprices op. 1 for violin solo by N. Paganini.

In spring 2011 he was with Anne-Sophie Mutter and her group “Mutter’s Virtuosi” on Europa-Tour, playing as soloist and chamber music with his famous mentor.

Moreover he was also awarded in 2011 with the “Artist Prize” from the “Aargauer Kuratorium” (Switzerland). Beside the already published recordings on CD and DVD (a.o. violin concertos by Brahms, Beethoven, Prokofjew nr. 1, Paganini nr. 1), new releases on DVD and CD will include live performances in Vienna (Solo Recital), Prague (New Years concert with Prague Philharmonic) and in Seoul (with Seoul Güri Philharmonic Orchetra). Manrico Padovani was also invited for a recording of the soundtrack for Eric Bernasconi’s feature film, Sinestesia, which was presented at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2010.

Highlight of the past season was a.o. the concert for the Pope Benedict XVI at the Sala Nervi in Vaticano together with the outstanding Russian-Greek violinist Natasha Korsakova. This event took place in connection with the Foundation “Sorella Natura” (Italy), where he is acting as Testimonial. In this saison he will perform and having collaborations and crossover-projects with Spanish popstars.

He will also give first performances of works by Thomas Fortmann, specially written for him.

Manrico Padovani plays on the Stradivarius “Nachez” made in 1716, on loan from a famous private collection.



Prof. Redzic Sanel


Sanel Redžić 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.

"guitar player with impressive skills…”
Jazzthetik, Germany

"outstanding representative of the young guitar generation of who surprises with unusual musical maturity."
Bonner Meisterkonzerten, Germany

"His playing is full of intensity and passion..."
Guitar-Night Tiefurt, Germany

“His performance expressed precisely the profoundness and dignity of the music in a refined manner with a controlled sound.”
Gendai guitar magazine, Japan

Born on July, 25th 1988 in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Mr. Redžić started to play guitar at age of eight under the tutelage of Predrag Stanković with whom he later finished secondary music school in 2007 with the highest marks. He then continued his Diplom, Master and Konzertexamen studies at the Hochschule für Musik “Franz Liszt” in Weimar under Thomas Müller-Pering and Ricardo Gallen. Additionally Mr. Redžić has participated in masterclasses held by David Russell, Costas Cotsiolis, William Kanengiser, Aniello Desiderio, Denis Azabagić, Jorgos Panetsos, Thomas Offerman, Jozef Zsapka, Darko Petrinjak and many others. Mr. Redžić 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. Redžić 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, Russia, 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, Yamaha Concert Hall und Hakuju Concert Hall Tokyo, Carl-Orff-Saal im Gasteig in München, International House of Music Moscow, National Philharmonic of Ukraine, Philharominc Hall Paul Constantinescu Ploiesti and many others. He is also a frequent soloist with various orchestras worldwide and has received high praise for his performances from both critics and audiences alike. Mr. Redžić has recorded several CDs for Gramofon Sarajevo, Central German Radio (MDR) and KSG Exaudio. Additionally he has appeared in numerous radio and television productions.

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International prizes:

I prize - Guitar Art Festival Belgrade 2005
I prize - Forum Gitarre Wien 2005
I prize - International guitar competition Szeged 2007
I prize - International GitarFest Banja Luka 2007
I prize - Anna Amalia guitar competiton Weimar 2009
I prize - International biennal guitar competition Kutna Hora 2009
I prize - International guitar competition “Scharpach” Oberhausen 2010
I prize - International guitar competition "Guitarmania" Lisbon 2011
I prize - International guitar competition Tokyo 2012
I prize - International guitar competition Changsha 2013

II prize - Anna Amalia guitar competiton Weimar 2005
II prize - Andres Segovia guitar competition Velbert 2006
II prize - International biennal guitar competition Kutna Hora 2007
II prize - International guitar competition "Guitarmania" Lisbon 2009
II prize - World guitar competition Novi Sad 2010
II prize - International guitar competition Mottola 2011
II prize - International guitar competition “Emilio Pujol” 2014

III prize - International guitar competition Split 2008
III prize - International guitar competition Calcutta, India 2010
III prize - International guitar competition Sernancelhe 2011
III prize - International guitar competition “Printemps de la Guitare” 2011
III prize - International guitar competition Sernancelhe 2012
III prize - International guitar competition Niksic 2012
III prize - International guitar competition Tychy 2012
III prize - International guitar competition Fernando Sor, Rome 2014
III prize - International guitar competition Altamira, Iserlohn 2014

Special prize - Andres Segovia guitar competition Velbert 2006
Special prize - International instrumental competition Markneukirchen 2009



Prof. Zelenin Konstantin


Konstantin Zelenin was born 1983 in Minsk, Belarus and started his musical education at the age of 5 at the “Lyceum” of the Belarussian Conservatory. In 2005 he began his studies at the “Moscow State Conservatory”, where he graduated “with Honour“ in 2007 as a student of Prof. N. Shakhovskaya. Additionally, he later finished his studies at the “Belarussian Academy of Music” under the supervision of Prof. V. Perlin and started teaching at the Academy as well as at the national music school as an assistant of Prof. V. Perlin. 2009 Konstantin Zelenin started to study at the Vienna Conservatory, where he successfully finished his Master studies “with Honour“ under the supervision of Prof. N. Gutman in 2015.

Konstantin Zelenin was repeatedly nominated for the “Presidential Fellowship of the Republic of Belarus To Support The Talented Youth”.He won the „Grand Prix“ by “Arts of XXI Century” Kiev, Ukraine (2002) and received multiple prizes and scholarships at national and international Cello competitions like “Grodno International Competition“ Belarus (2000), “Arts of XXI Century” Kiev, Ukraine (2002), ”E. Koka Competition” Kishinev, Moldova (2003), “M. Elsky Competition” Minsk, Belarus (2003 and 2008) ”K. Davidov Competition” Kuldiga, Latvia (2004), "Liezen Cello Competition", Liezen, Austria (2010), “Beethoven String Quartet competition”, St. Pölten, Austria (2012).

He performed as a soloist of several orchestras such as the Belarussian National Symphony Orchestra, the Belarussian National Chamber Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra Brest, Symphony orchestra Gomel, Symphony Orchestra of the Belarussian Radio and the Riga Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra. Konstantin Zelenin records for the Belarussian Television and Radio and Austrian Radio Ö1. He debuted in 2008 as conductor of his own chamber orchestra in Belarus.

Konstantin Zelenin teaches as a cello Professor at the Vienna Music Academy, the Amadeus International School, the J.-H. Music School and the Music School Hietzing. His six-year-old student won 2nd Prize by “Prima la Musica” competition after working 6 months together with Konstantin Zelenin.

Konstantin Zelenin played numerous concerts as a soloist and chamber musician in various countries of Europe and Asia. Together with Daniel Auner he founded in 2012 a string quartet, the “Auner Quartet”. With support of the Austrian Radio station “Radio Klassik”, the Austrian daily newspaper “Die Presse”, the “Bank Austria Unicredit” and others, this quartet started its own chamber music cycle at the Baroque concert hall of the Vienna Old City Hall. The ensemble is regularly performing for the Austrian Foreign Ministry as part of their international culture policy.




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