Mariko Anraku

Harpist Mariko Anraku is hailed as ‘a manifestation of grace and elegance’ and has won attention as one of the world’s outstanding harpists. Since her debut as soloist with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra led by Sir Andrew Davis, Ms. Anraku has appeared with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, the Yomiuri Symphony Orchestra, the Tokyo Symphony, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia, among others.

Claudio Bohórquez

Claudio Bohórquez, descent of Peruvian and Uruguayan ancestors, has been hailed as one of the most exciting and fascinating musicians of his generation by conductors, audiences, concert presenters and critics alike. He has performed as a soloist with an impressive range of internationally renowned orchestras and conductors and played with famous chamber music partners.

Ria Ideta

Ria Ideta was born 1982 in Vienna into a musical family. At the age of six, she began playing the piano and marimba in Japan. In 2001, she continued her studies at the Conservatoire National de Paris, finishing in 2006 with a first prize and a special jury prize. During her studies, Ria won the first prize at the International Marimba Competition in Paris.

Ori Kam

Hailed by the New York Times as "an attractive, engaging presence on stage," violist Ori Kam has performed as a soloist on some of the world's premier stages. After his debut at the age of 16 with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Zubin Mehta, he was immediately re-engaged. Since then, he has performed with every orchestra in Israel, the National Symphony at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, the New Jersey Symphony, the Manhattan Philharmonia, and Sinfonia Varsovia to name a few.

Tamaki Kawakubo

Grand Prize winner of the 2001 Pablo Sarasate International Violin Competition and winner of the 2002 Tchaikovsky Competition, violinist Tamaki Kawakubo started playing the violin at the age of five in Los Angeles, California. Ms. Kawakubo’s 2009 – 2010 season included engagements and tours with the Russian National Orchestra, Moscow Radio Symphony, NHK Chamber, Yomiuri Symphony Orchestra, and a tour of Germany with Sinfonia Varsovia.

Yu Kosuge

With her superlative technique, sensitivity of touch, and profound understanding of the music she plays, Yu Kosuge has become one of the most noted young pianists in the world. Born in Tokyo in 1983, Yu Kosuge has been giving recitals and performing with orchestras since the age of nine.

Ayane Kozasa
Ayane Kozasa

Winner of the prestigious Primrose International Viola Competition in 2011, Ayane Kozasa also captured the Competition’s Mozart Award for the best chamber music performance, as well as its Askim Award for her performance of the Competition’s commissioned work. As the First Prize winner, she has appeared in concert in both Europe and the U.S. A winner of Astral Artists’ 2012 National Auditions, Ms. Kozasa was also the winner of a 2012 S&R Washington Award and has been a prizewinner at the Irving M. Klein International String Competition.

Gareth Lubbe

Gareth Lubbe is currently Principal Violist in the Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig, and has been a teacher at the the „Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy“ Musikhochschule. He recently accepted a Viola Professorship at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, Germany, a post he will take up in Spring 2013.

Alissa Margulis

The Guardian describes Alissa Margulis’ playing as “exceptional”, Ivry Gitlis praises it as “a revelation” and Martha Argerich calls her a “strong musical personality”. Appreciated for her expressive and very emotional performances, Alissa Margulis regularly plays in important concert halls such as the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels, the Cologne Philharmony, the Vienna Musikverein, the Tonhalle Düsseldorf and Zurich, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Hall, Beethovenhalle Bonn, or the Schönberg Hall in Los Angeles.

Tim Park

American cellist Tim Park has performed as soloist with the New York Chamber Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, Orquestra Sinfonica de Venezuela, Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Lithuanian National Chamber Orchestra, Palo Alto Philharmonic, Juilliard Orchestra, Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra and the Pharos Soloists.

Nabil Shehata

Nabil Shehata has a special affinity to chamber music repertoire. He has won several international competitions including the Julio Cardona Competition in Portugal and the Valentino Bucchi Competition in Rome. As a soloist he is a frequent guest of prestigious orchestras, such as the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, the Gulbenkian Orchestra Lissabon, the Bremer Philharmoniker and the Münchener Kammerorchester.

Ryo Yanagitani

Ryo Yanagitani has distinguished himself as one of Canada's most promising young concert artists. His most recent success includes winning the gold medal at the 10th San Antonio International Piano Competition, where he was also given special recognition for a performance of the complete Chopin Ballades.