nicolas 14Nicolas Arsenijevic, (FR) is one of the most talented saxophonists of his generation.
He graduated from the Paris Conservatoire (CNSM) in Claude Delangle's class in 2016. For several years, he has been paying his divided attention to contemporary creations, original as well as transcribed compositions, traditional music or even musical theatre. A multiple prizewinner in numerous international competitions, such as The Gap European Saxophone Competition (France, 2008), the Nova Gorica International Saxophone Competition (Slovenia, 2011), the Chieri International Competition (Italy, 2011), the Flaine Academy (France, 2012), the Andorra Sax Fest International Competition (2015), the prestigious Adolphe Sax International Competition (Dinant, Belgium, 2014).

pawelgusnarPaweł Gusnar (PL) saxophonist, chamber and session musician and educator; professor at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw and the Grażyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Łódź. He studied saxophone performance at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice and the Fryderyk Chopin Academy (now – University) of Music in Warsaw. In 2016 he was elected deputy vice-chancellor for foreign contacts at that University.

As a versatile artist open to many styles and forms of expression, he is one of the few saxophone players to be active as a high-class performer in all the three fields: of classical, jazz and popular music. His unique contributions to the composition and promotion of Polish music for that instrument include about a dozen Polish and foreign premieres every year.

michalknotMichał Knot (PL) is one of the most active saxophonists of the young generation. He has given over three hundred recitals and concerts in such world-renowned venues as Carnegie Hall, Berlin Konzerthaus, Musikverein Wien, Walt Disney Concert Hall Los Angeles, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Wiener Konzerthaus, Tonhalle Zürich, Hermitage Theatre Saint Petersburg, Liederhalle Stuttgart, Gasteig München, Teatro del Lago Chile and National Concert Hall Taipei to name a few. He has been invited to perform in numerous music festivals in over 40 countries, on five continents.
 Vienna-based saxophonist Michał Knot was born in 1987 in Jaworzno, southern Poland. His saxophone studies have taken place under the guidance of Lars Mlekusch, Enzo Filippetti, Andrzej Rzymkowski, Tomasz Gmyrek and Jerzy Sendecki.

preinfalkGerald Preinfalk (AT) comes from the North of Austria. He started playing the clarinet at early age. The Saxophone became a vocation when discovering Vienna's various scenes for music. Studies of Jazz- and Classical-Saxophone opened a wide range of activities. Gueststudies in Boston (USA) and Paris completed this constant curiosity.

Since 2000 he is a member of "Klangforum Wien", one of the most renowned contemporary classical music ensembles.

alicjaAlicja Wołyńczyk-Raniszewska (PL) She received her PhD in Chopin University of Music (Warsaw) in 2019 (prof. Pawel Gusnar class). Earlier, she completed her saxophone studies with distinction at Warsaw Academy of Music and MAstudies at Warsaw University (Information Services and Librarianship). She has alsoperfected her skills during international masterclasses with renowned saxophonists, such asArno Bornkamp, Vincent David, Claude Delangle, Jean-Yves Fourmeau, Jean-Denis Michat,Nobuya Sugawa, Lars Mlekush, Daniel Gauthier and many others.

Zimin Nikita Zimin (RU)  is one of the most remarkable representatives of the Russian academic saxophone school. He is a winner of Adolphe Sax competition (Belgium) which is the most prestigious competition for saxophonists. Nikita is also a member of Eurasian  Saxophone Association and Russian Musical Union (Association of young performers). Nikita Zimin is an artist of Selmer company. Nikita teaches at Moscow State College of Frederic Chopin and at Lomonosov Moscow State University.

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Irén Seleljo (HU) was born 1987 in Uzhgorod (Ukraine) and started to learn the piano under the tutelage of her mother, followed by the studies with Erzsèbet Belàk at the St. Stephan Music-High School (Budapest). 2006-2011 she was studying at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music (Budapest) with Professors Attila Némethy and István Gulyás. In 2008 Irén spent a semester at the Bard College (USA), she had piano lessons with Prof. Jeremy Denk. She showed always a strong interest in chamber music, accompanied musicians in competitions, auditions and recitals. After she got the Master Degree at the Academy as a Soloist Performer and Teacher, she continued her studies (Instrumental Accompaniment) at the Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität in the class of Prof. Denise Benda.

TatsianaTatsiana Yakubenia-Skiba (BY/PL)- pianist,chamber musician, piano teacher. Tatsiana Yakubenia-Skiba was born in 1987 in Mołodeczno, eastern Belarus. She began the piano when she was 7 years old at Primary Music School in the class of Prof. Firiulinoj Ernestiny Pietrovny. She has continued piano education with Prof. Tatarinceva Natalia Maksimielianovna  at Secondary Music School in Mołodeczno .

During 1998-2004 was selected to participate in prestigious support program established by Belarussian Government and awarded scholarship, given to the most talentem youth.

 

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