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Aleksandra Świgust, Poland
Adik Neuhaus, Israel
Zoltán Fejérvári, Hungary
Pianist Aleksandra Świgut was born in Nowy Sącz. From 2011 to 2013 she studied with Prof. Piotr Paleczny at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. She graduated from the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice under Prof. Wojciech Świtała and Prof. Maria Szwajger-Kułakowska. During the same time she also studied historical piano performance in the class of Katarzyna Drogosz at the Academy of Music in Katowice, and in 2014 she graduated in harpsichord in the class of Małgorzata Sarbak at the Fryderyk Chopin State Music School in Warsaw. She also studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London under David Dolan. Since 2016 she has been a doctoral student at the Academy of Music in Gdańsk.
She took part in master classes led by some eminent musicians, including Robert Levin, Marek Moś, Maciej Grzybowski, Malcolm Bilson and Christine Schornsheim.
The artist has taken part in international and national piano competitions; the most important prizes she has won include 2nd prize at the International Competition for Young Pianists in Ettlingen and 2nd Prize at the New Orleans International Piano Competition, as well as 2nd prize and a special prize at the International Piano Competition for Young Musicians in Enschede. Świgut has received a special award for the performance of a piece of a Polish composer and a special award of the Radio Gdańsk at the 4th International Baltic Piano Competition, 2nd prize at the 47th Fryderyk Chopin National Piano Competition and a special award for a solo performance of Robert Schumann’s piece, 2rd prize at the 1st International Chopin Competition on Period Instruments (Warsaw, 2018).
Świgut’s interests encompass both historical performance and 20th-century and contemporary music. In addition to Baroque, Classicist and Romantic works, her repertoire includes compositions by O. Messiaen, B. Bartók, G. Crumb, G. Ligeti, A. Schönberg, H. M. Górecki, and K. Stockhausen. She is also active as a chamber musician, working with cellist Marcin Zdunik, with whom she recorded a Robert Schumann album released by the Fryderyk Chopin Institute (2014). She also performs in duo with her sister, violinist Agnieszka Świgut. Aleksandra Świgut has given concerts with the Łódź Philharmonic, Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, Netherlands Symphony, Liepāja Symphony, AUKSO Chamber Orchestra, and the Beethoven Academy Orchestra.
Aleksandra Świgut was a scholarship holder of the National Fund for Children in Warsaw (2003-2010). She received multiple scholarships from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, as well as from the “Sapere Auso” Małopolska Scholarship Foundation. In 2010, she received the Franciszek Wybrańczyk Artistic Scholarship; and in 2012, a scholarship from the Jütting Foundation in Germany.
Aleksandra Świgut is represented by the Ludwig van Beethoven Association.
Pianist Adi Neuhaus is quickly building an international reputation as a young virtuoso of outstanding potential – admired for his virtuosity maturity and musicality.
Descendent of legendary pianists and pedagogues Heinrich Neuhaus (teacher of Emil Gilels and Sviatoslav Richter), and Stanislav Neuhaus (Brigitte Engerer), Adi began his early musical education at age of five with his mother Irina and his father Heinrich.
A student of Lea Agmon at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance and Marian Ribicky at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris, Adi is currently student of great pedagogue Klaus Hellwig at the Berlin University of the Arts (UDK).
He is a former major prize winner at the 2017 Viseu Piano Competition in Portugal, the 2016 Imola Piano Competition in Italy, first prize winner at the 2013 Piano Forever Competition in Ashdod and first prize winner at the 2010 International Scriabin Competition in Moscow. Adi is grant holder of the prestigious America – Israel Cultural Foundation.
As participant of the prestigious Young Piano Masters Project of the Edward Aldwell Center in Jerusalem, Adi has been privileged in recent years to have masterclasses with world-acclaimed artists such as Murray Perahia, Richard Goode, Yefim Bronfman, Maria Joao Pires, Alexander Tamir, Andras Schiff, Ilana Vered, Jerome Lowenthal, Emmanuel Ax and Joseph Kalichstein. Pianist Murray Perahia, for whom Adi was very fortunate to play several times, had a profound impact in forming his musical personality.
Adi Neuhaus performs in major venues in Europe and the US as soloist and in chamber music. He made his European debut at the Louvre Auditorium in Paris, his Asian debut at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and his Russian debut at the Philharmonic Hall in Saint-Petersburg. He participated at Les Sommets du Classique Festival in Crans-Montana (Switzerland), the Telavi International Music Festival (Georgia), the Academy of the Verbier Festival (Switzerland), the International Music Festival in Perugia (Italy) and the Angela Hewitt Festival (Italy).
His recent solo engagements include a tour in Germany with concerts at the Schumann’s house in Zwickau and Leipzig. In the US, he performed recitals in Providence, Houston, Miami, Cleveland, Chicago and at the Vladimir Nielson Piano Festival in New York. In September 2018, he opened the season of the famous piano Series Les Pianissimes 18/19 in Salle Cortot in Paris and played in a live performance the Rachmaninov’s Variations on a theme of Corelli at the Maison de la Radio in Radio France.
In addition, Adi performed recitals at the Tbilisi State Conservatory, and appeared as soloist with orchestras such as the Cantus Firmus Orchestra in Moscow, the Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra, the Georgian National Philharmonic Orchestra, the Israeli Chamber Orchestra, the Alicante Symphony Orchestra, the Ashdod Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Lahav Shani and the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Frederic Chaslin.
Winner of the 2017 Concours Musical International de Montréal for piano and recipient of a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, Zoltán Fejérvári has appeared in recitals throughout Europe and the United States in such prestigious venues as Carnegie’s Weill Hall in New York, the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, the Library of Congress in Washington DC, Gasteig in Munich, Lingotto in Turin, the Palau de Música in Valencia, the Biblioteca Nacional de Buenos Aires and the Liszt Academy in Budapest. He has performed as a soloist with the Budapest Festival Orchestra, the Hungarian National Orchestra, the Verbier Festival and Concerto Budapest Orchestras among others, under such conductors as Iván Fischer, Zoltán Kocsis, Ken-Ichiro Kobayashi, and Gábor Takács-Nagy.
Zoltán Fejérvári is a passionate chamber musician. He has collaborated with both the Keller and Kodály Quartets and has worked with such musicians as Gary Hoffman, Joseph Lin, Cristoph Richter, András Keller, Radovan Vlatkovic, Ivan Monighetti, Frans Helmerson, Steven Isserlis. He has been a participant in Kronberg’s “Chamber Music Connects the World” program, Prussia Cove’s “Open Chamber Music”, Lisztomania in Chateauroux, the Tiszadob Piano Festival and Encuentro de Música in Santander. At the invitation of Mitsuko Uchida, he participated in the Marlboro Music Festival during the summers of 2014 through 2016.
Zoltán Fejérvári’s recording of Liszt’s Malédiction with the Budapest Chamber Symphony was awarded the “Grand prix du Disque” in 2013 [HCD 32801]. His CD of four Mozart violin sonatas, with violinist Ernő Kállai, was released in 2014 by Hungaroton [HCD 32740].
Distinguished pianist András Schiff chose Zoltán Fejérvári for his “Building Bridges” series created to highlight young pianists of unusual promise. Under this aegis Mr. Fejérvári will give recitals in season 2017-18 in Berlin, Bochum, Brussels, Zürich and Ittingen among other cities.
Since 2014 Zoltán Fejérvári, has been teaching at the Chamber Music Department of the Liszt Academy of Music.
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