Maria Canyigueral has been described by La Vanguardia as 'a pianist of great personality'.
One of the leading lights among the new generation of Spanish pianists, Maria Canyigueral has inspired collaborations with outstanding contemporary Spanish composers such as Antón García Abril, Benet Casablancas, Joan Magrané, Josep Maria Guix and others. Her partnership with Antón García Abril has been particularly successful, attracting high praise from critics and audiences both in Spain and the UK. Antón García Abril has written 'Reverberaciones' for Maria's 'Avant-guarding Mompou' project.
Having spent her formative years between Spain and the UK, she has since attracted a devoted following of her worldwide concert itineraries. Having completed her undergraduate studies at the Conservatori del Liceu in Barcelona with Michel Wagemans, she later attained a Master of Arts in Performance from the Royal Academy of Music in London, studying with Sulamita Aronovsky. She has also received musical advice from Nino Kereselidze and André de Groote.
Maria Canyigueral has performed in Spain, the UK, Japan (Tokyo, Nagoya), Belgium, Slovenia and France. Recent highlights include solo recitals at Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona and at Fundación Juan March in Madrid. Recitals at the Wigmore Hall and at Ljubljana Festival with violinist Lana Trotovsek.
«[...] Their unforgettable playing takes our breath away. The Beethoven they offer is an aristocratically elegant, astute, but always a stormy live performance»
«[...] Remarkable, true feel of a live intuitive performance»
Anne Marie Fijal
"A polymorphous composer and magnificent pianist, she writes for her instrument, alone or with magnetic support, serious and haunting pieces, deep and nostalgic songs of a poignant poetry. She writes for the theatre, dance and cinema. Finally, she gives creations, oratorios, concerts where her art of sound and emotion is released in music of absolute sincerity"
Anne-Marie Fijal graduated from the CNSMP with unanimous first prize in piano, instrumental ensemble, musical aesthetics and third cycle chamber music. She participates in performances with painters, dancers and writers. Through a constant dialogue between her work as a performer and as a creator, Fijal creates the link between visionary works such as Beethoven's Sonata opus 111, Schumann's Kreisleriana and one of her own works. CD Sourdes Clameurs.
In 2021 she recorded a Liszt disc - the B minor sonata and the 2 lugubrious Gondolas.
To date, Fijal has composed some forty instrumental works as well as an opera, Le Baiser, based on a short story by Robert Walser, which premiered at the Banff Festival in Canada. She works with sound and electroacoustics.
Fijal composes for the cinema (including F.W.Murnau's film "The Burning Earth", music commissioned by zdf/arte)
heatre and dance; Carolyn Carlson, Karin Vyncke. Concerts and recordings with the great Colette Magny.
Prix de la Critique Dramatique et Musicale 1989 - Chevalière de l'Ordre National du Mérite
An outstanding pianist and prolific composer, Karalow has won numerous Polish and international competitions for piano (including Paris, Athens and Warsaw) and composition (Katowice, Warszawa, Poznań, Miskolc).
His works are performed at concerts and festivals in the USA, Australia, Canada, UK, Spain, Germany, France, Russia, Italy, Estonia and Hungary. For the 2018/19 season he was selected to work with the London Philharmonic Orchestra as part of the LPO's Young Composers Mentoring Programme, resulting in the premiere performance of his orchestral work Veins at the Southbank Centre in London under the direction of Sir James MacMillan.
Violinist, chamber and orchestral musician Agnieszka Podłucka performs in Poland; in the Philharmonic, the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra as well as in Europe, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Japan, South Korea and the USA. Agnieszka has already won numerous national and international competitions for violin, viola and chamber music: 1st prize Primuz International String Competition (2021)
Marianna Sikorska is one of the leading Polish cellists of the younger generation, principal cellist of the Polish Radio Orchestra in Warsaw.
Her personality and exceptional playing have been rewarded at numerous solo and chamber music competitions.
Andrew Ng Wen Hao, Emil Hartikainen,Tommi Wesslund, Vadim Grumeza
In 2018 the young Finnish Quartet Bålder won the international chamber music competition ''Florida Keys'' and made their debut at Carnegie Hall the same year.
In April 2019 they have been invited to perform at the prestigious ''Mozarthaus'' in Vienna, Austria. The Bålder Quartet is part of the Kuhmo Chamber Music Academy.
an epic Vivaldi Folia!
Masterful performance by the Bålder quartet, and percussionist I-Han Fu
I Han Fu is a multi-talented musician. An excellent orchestral and ensemble percussionist, he specialises in the Cajon and Indian Tabla.
I-Han-Fu completed his bachelor's degree in percussion in Taiwan. In 2015 he graduated from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. His remarkable talent and abilities give him the opportunity to perform all over the world.