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JOANNA KANIEWSKA-ERÖD - CV English Joanna Kaniewska-Eröd studied violin performance and instrumental education in her home city of Warsaw, graduating with honors. In 2006 she moved to Vienna, where she completed a postgraduate course in chamber music at the University of Music and Performing Arts, studying with Johannes Meissl, and a master’s degree in baroque violin at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna under Ulrike Engel. She completed her graduate concert with honors; her master’s thesis will be presented in January 2017. Her doctoral thesis at Chopin University in Warsaw is dedicated to the interaction of technical and stylistic aspects in modern and historic violin performance. Joanna has broadened her knowledge in numerous master classes, as both a soloist and an ensemble member. Prominent instructors have included Leonidas Kavakos, Hagai Shaham, Antje Weithaas, Kaja Danczowska, Bernhard Forck, Maja Nosowska, Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Sergio Azzolini, Ruben Dubrovsky, and the Artemis String Quartet. She has also been a prizewinner of number of international competitions and has been awarded stipends by various institutions. She has performed as a soloist with the Bach Consort Wien, the Jenaer Philharmonie, and the Kammerphilharmonie Amadé, but her great passion has always been for chamber music. Between 2000 and 2010 she toured extensively as a member of the Sandor Quartet, the Alkemia Piano Trio. In 2012 she founded the baroque violin/soprano duo “Joanna & Ewa”, (which had its debut concert in Vienna’s Radiokulturhaus); since 2013 she has performed with Ensemble Parnasse, an early music chamber ensemble of which she is also a co-founder. Her extensive orchestral experience is a further testament to her versatility: between 2007 and 2012 she performed with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, as first-chair of the second violins in the Kammerphilharmonie Amadé, and as second concertmaster of the Tiroler Kammerorchester Innstrumenti. She now performs regularly with the Vienna Classical Players and the Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna. She is equally active in the early music scene, having toured a number of times with the European Union Baroque Orchestra in 2012; she currently performs with the Bach Consort Vienna, the Capella Leopoldina and Barucco. In 2014 and 2015 she served as concertmaster and coach for the youth project “Jugend macht Oper” in the Theater an der Wien; since 2015 she has been docent and first chair of the second violins in the chamber orchestra Æsthetica Musicalis. Joanna is also an active educator, teaching at the Anton Stadler Music School in Bruck an der Leitha and serving as a long-term substitute teacher at the Wienerwald Mitte Music School. She is also a frequent teacher at master classes, where she offers both instrumental instruction and lessons in her “FIVE dynamics” bodywork program for musicians.



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Larisa Kholodnaya,(soprano) is a native of Moscow, Russia where she received her degrees in vocal performance from Moscow State Institute of Music, a major music institution in Russia. One of her voice teachers was Natalia Pustovaya, a premier soloist of the Bolshoi Opera in Moscow. Later, while she lived in the United States, Kholodnaya also graduated from Boston University, Massachusetts, with a degree of Master of Music. Among her teachers were such well- known singers and vocal coaches as Laurel Miller, former soloist of the Metropolitan Opera in New-York and Kathleen Kaun, former soloist of Zalsburg Opera in Austria and Voice Coach for the Houston Grand Opera Young Artists Program in Houston.  In 1996 Kholodnaya moved to the United States where she continued her music career singing numerous solos recitals as well as performing with various musical groups and opera companies. The most well-renowned musical groups, where Kholodnaya performed, include “Musica Sacra of Southeast Iowa” and the “Classical Singers of Cary”. Her operatic repertoire includes roles of Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), and Barbarina (The Marriage of Figaro) as well as role of Lover in Il Tabarro that she performed with Opera in the Heights in Houston, Texas. Her solo recital appearances included such famous stages as The Majestic Theatre in Dallas, The Hamman Hall in Rice University, Houston; The Steve and Judy Turner Recital Hall in Vanderbilt University, Nashville; The Mount Erin Hall in University of Incarnate Word, San Antonio; The Wright Music Hall in Middle Tennessee State University, Tennessee State University Performing Arts Center Theatre, Nashville; The Sale Hall in Morehouse College, Atlanta, and The Broomfield Auditorium in Denver. As a solo singer, Kholodnaya was also invited by The Tennessee Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra to participate in the concert that took place at The Tucker Theatre. During several years Kholodnaya closely collaborated with contemporarily composer Olga Harris, former student of the world famous composer Aram Khachaturian, and winner of the “2007 Composer of the Year” Award. Kholodnaya sung her compositions in numerous concerts including retrospective recital at the Performing Art Center in Tennessee State University, Nashville.   Since 2009 Kholodnaya resides in Vienna, Austria, where she also continues her singing carrier. She sings solo concerts and participates in various music projects, including multiple solo recitals at Elizabeth Cappella, Concert Hall Urania, Russian Cultural Institute, Wienner Musikakademie and other venues. She also regularly sings in Akademietheather. Most recently Kholodnaya participated in the concert that took place on the famous stage of Goldener Saal in Musikverein in Vienna, Austria.

Prof. Kobori Barna

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Barna Kobori was born in Kronstadt (Brasov, Romania). He has lived in Vienna since 1986 and became an Austrian citizen in 1988.
Barna began his violin studies at the age of five, and graduated from the music college in Cluj (Romania) in 1984. Following his graduation he became a member of the Brasov Philharmonic Orchestra, where he worked for two years. During this time he appeared as a soloist together with the orchestra and also performed at numerous recitals.
From 1987 until 1992 he studied at the Vienna University of Music with Prof. Günter Pichler (Alban Berg Quartet).
In 1987 Barna became a member of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra. He became an orchestra soloist in 1996. During this time he worked with great artists including Philippe Entremont, Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Sándor Végh, Sir Neville Marriner, Heinz Holliger and took part in many tours in Europe, USA, Japan and South America.
Since June 1998 Barna has been an associate of the Royal College of Music in London.
Barna was a chamber music lecturer at the Spanish Youth Orchestra JONDE as well as at the Jeunesse Camping in Salzburg.
In 1998 he formed the aron quartett together with Ludwig Mueller, Georg Hamann and Christophe Pantillon. The quartet made its debut in Vienna during the year of its foundation, and was highly acclaimed by press and public alike. Since then, the quartet has developed a wide-ranging repertoire – also in collaboration with Heinz Holliger, Heinrich Schiff and members of the Amadeus, LaSalle and Alban Berg quartets.
The aron quartett has performed together with artists such as Bruno Canino, Philippe Entremont, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Oleg Maisenberg, Wenzel Fuchs, Sharon Kam, Daniel Ottensamer and members of the Alban Berg quartet.
A busy concert schedule has so far taken the aron quartett through Europe, the USA, Mexico and Japan and to renowned festivals (Viennese Festival Weeks, international String Quartet Festival in Prague, Biennale di Venezia, Schoenberg Festival, “Klangbogen” Festival, Cervantino Festival, Kuhmo Festival, Stresa Festival, Enescu Festival, Carinthischer Sommer etc.). In 2001, the aron quartett made its debut at the Carnegie Hall in New York, and in 2002 at London’s Wigmore Hall and the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire in Moscow. In 2004, they made their debut at the Vienna Musikverein, where in 2007 they performed Korngold’s complete string quartets and his piano quintet in a four-part cycle. In 2008, the aron quartett founded the Laudon Castle Chamber Music Festival (Kammermusikfestival Schloss Laudon).
CD recordings include string quartets by Franz Schubert (“Rosamunde” and “Death and the Maiden”, Preiser Records 90549) and a CD box with Arnold Schoenberg’s complete works for string quartet (Preiser Records 90572) for which the aron quartett received the Pasticcio Prize. The international press acclaimed this CD as one of the best recordings of 20th century chamber music. The outstanding interpretation and technical excellence of these recordings not only demonstrate the aron quartett’s exceptional competence but also set new standards. Cascavelle has released the piano quintets by Dvorak and Frank in a recording with Philippe Entremont. For the German label cpo the quartet has recorded the complete string quartets by Erich Wolfgang Korngold as well as the piano quintet with Henri Sigfridsson and in March 2010 the CD (“Paris-Vienne-Moscou 1910 - 2010”) has been released bv Preiser Records. In 2013 cpo published a second CD with works by Korngold (string sextet with Th. Selditz and M. Diaz & Suite op. 23 with H. Sigfridsson) and in 2014  the Kammermusikfestival Schloss Laudon released a recording with works by Schubert, Eisler, Shostakovitch and Horovitz. 


Prof. Koptsas-A. Marios

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Studies of classical Guitar in Athens with Gerassimos Miliaressis and in Vienna Conservatory with Prof. Inge Kremmel-Scholl. Further studies in popular music and in traditional Mediterranean music, a lot of concerts in Europe, USA and Canada. Since 2009 teaching at the Johann Sebastian Bach Musicschool popular mediterranean Music and the Bouzouki und since 1012 Professor for classical guitar at Gustav Mahler Conservatory in Vienna. Summer Courses and workshops in Greece.


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