Professors at Hvide Sande Masterclass 2023

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Nino Gvetadze, Georgia/the Netherlands

Born and raised in Tbilisi, Georgian pianist Nino Gvetadze leads an active international music life as a soloist and a chamber musician. Her performances have been praised by many critics throughout Europe and Asia. Nino received various awards, the most important of which were the Second Prize, Press Prize and Audience Award at the International Franz Liszt Piano Competition 2008. She became the winner of prestigious Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award in 2010. In recital as well as in chamber music, Nino has performed in festivals all over the world, and in the Netherlands Nino is a regular guest at the most prestigious concert venues, among those Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Muziekgebouw Eindhoven and Vredenburg Utrecht. In Tbilisi Nino studied with Veronika Tumanishvili, Nodar Gabunia and Nana Khubutia. After her graduation, Nino moved to the Netherlands to study with Paul Komen and Jan Wijn. Since 2008 Nino performs in a piano trio together with her colleagues Frederieke Saeijs and Maja Bogdanovic.

Jiyoon Lee, South Korea

First concertmaster of Staatskapelle Berlin, Jiyoon Lee is rapidly building an international reputation as an emerging young artist, winning praise for her brilliant virtuosity and passionate performances which the BBC Music Magazine called ”fulltoned, consistent and energetic playing”. She is the recent first prize winner of Carl Nielsen international violin competition and an aspiring soloist, performing with renowned orchestras, such as Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestre National de Belgique, Orquestra de Valencia and many others. Also a devoted chamber musician, Jiyoon regularly participates in music festivals across the world, including Verbier Festival, Tanglewood Music Festival and Kronberg Festival. Furthermore, she appears in numerous concerts as part of the Boulez Ensemble with artists such as Sir Antonio Pappano, Francois-Xavier Roth, Jörg Widmann and Daniel Barenboim. Born in 1992 in Seoul, her career as a violinist started at the age of four. She studied at the Korean National University of Arts and Hochschule für Musik ”Hans Eisler” in Berlin.

Odin Rathnam, USA

Since his critically acclaimed Lincoln Center debut in 1993, the American violinist Odin Rathnam has established himsels as one of the most passionate and versatile artists of his generation. He is a veteran performer at many major European and American festivals and an active soloist with orchestras all over the world. In his career of more that 30 years he has collaborated with many distinguished conductors, among others Sergiu Commissiona and Pinchas Zukerman. Mr. Rathnam’s commitment to the development of young talents has led many of his students to be accepted at major conservatories throughout the United States and abroad, several going on to win prizes in national and international competitions, including the Fischoff, Nielsen and Queen Elizabeth competitions. He has served as a performing faculty member at Anker Buch’s Danish Summer School for Strings on the island of Mors, Danish Strings and the Nordic Music Academy led by Nikolai Znaider.

Mathias Beyer-Karlshøj, Denmark/Germany

Mathias Beyer-Karlshøj was born on 12 October 1970 in Herdecke, Germany. He had his first cello lessons at the age of seven and after three years was admitted to Folkwang Musikhochschule in a class for the specially gifted. In 1986 he moved to Aarhus, Denmark and finished school with a thesis on J.S. Bach’s ”Kunst der Fuge”. In 1990 he entered The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, where he studied first with Henrik Brendstrup and then with Prof. Thorleif Thedeén. Since 1994 MBK has been a member of the German Henschel Quartett in Munich, who through the years have toured most of the world. Henschel Quartett has its own festivals in Seligenstadt near Frankfurt since 1996 and at Herlufsholm castle since 2018 with MBK as artistic leader. Besides chamber music, orchestra music has also always been important to MBK, and since 2016 he has worked closely with Copenhagen Phil. Mathias Beyer-Karlshøj has lived with his family in Copenhagen since 1990.

Claus Myrup, Denmark

Claus Myrup graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Music in 1987, but already three years earlier he had been employed as concert master of the viola group in the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, a position he held for 38 years before he decided to retire from the orchestra. Claus Myrup has often performed as a soloist and chamber musician around the world.
Teaching the viola and chamber music has always been an important part of his work, and for many years he was an associate professor at the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, Denmark. He now teaches at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen. His many recordings include among others the sonatas of Brahms and trio together with Lotte Toftemark and Thorleif Thedéen. Claus Myrup has been awarded a great number of prizes, among others the music critics’ Artist prize and the Becket Fonden prize of honour

Péter Bársony, Ungarn

Peter Barsony er bratschist, professor ved Kunstuniversität Graz og Liszt Ferenc Musikakademi, Budapest og optræder hyppigt, både som solist og kammermusiker. Han deltager i ansete internationale festivaler som Ravinia Festival, Mostly Mozart, Schubertiada og andre. Som lidenskabelig udøver af samtidsmusik har Peter Barsony ofte arbejdet med György Kurtag, Peter Eötvös, Krysztof Penderecki, Sofia Gubaidulina og Steve Reich. Han har været inviteret som gæstende førstebratschist ved flere orkestre, bl.a. Budapest Festival Orchestra, Camerata Salzburg og Haydn Philharmonie. Han giver regelmæssigt master classes over hele Europa, Kina, Storbritannien, Hong Kong og USA. I 2012 blev Peter Barsony tildelt den ansete Liszt Ferenc Prize, som er den højeste ungarske statslige musikpris. Han har også optrådt som solist med flere orkestre og indspillet mange CDer.

Isabelle van Keulen, Holland

Isabelle van Keulen is a violinist and violist and began playing the violin at the age of 6. She was educated at the Sweelinck Konservatorium in Amsterdam and continued her studies with Sandor Vegh in the Salzburger Mozarteum. Since her break-through in 1984, when she won the Eurovision Young Musician of the Year, Isabelle van Keulen has played with many famous orchestra, such as the Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Philharmoniker and Philharmonia Orchestra London. In 1996 she founded the international chamber music festival in Delft, and here played with musicians such as Leif Ove Andsnes, Håkan Hardenberger and Gideon Kremer, beside being manager until 2006. She has worked with conductors such as Mark Elder, Valery Gergiev, Neeme Järvi and Sir Neville Marriner. She is a professor at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, where she teaches violin, viola and chamber music.

Marianna Shirinyan, Danmark

Armenskfødte Marianna Shirinyan er en af de mest kreative og efterspurgte pianister i Europa i dag. Hendes livfulde og virtuose musikalitet gør hende efterspurgt både som solist og som kammermusiker. Shirinyan spiller med stor følsomhed, forståelse, fremragende teknik og klangskønhed, hvilket tillader hende at tilbyde et bredt repertoire. Hun har modtaget Danmarks Radios fornemme P2 pris for sin indspilning af Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra af Louis Glass, indspillet med Rheinische Philharmonie Koblenz under ledelse af Daniel Raiskin. Andre solistoptrædender med orkestre som Det Bayerske Radio Symfoniorkester, Danmarks Radios Symfoniorkester og München Symfoniorkester har gjort hende til en af sin generations førende pianister. Shirinyan er Professor i Klaver ved Norges Musikhøjskole i Oslo og kunstnerisk leder af Oremandsgaard Kammermusik Festival i Danmark.

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Henrik Brendstrup, Denmark

Born in Denmark, Henrik studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen with Erling Bløndal Bengtson, and later in London with William Pleeth and Ralph Kirshbaum. He has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician throughout Europe, and is a regular guest at international chamber music festivals such as Risør, Stavanger, Oslo and Lockenhaus. His numerous recordings include the complete works for cello and piano by Beethoven, solo works for cello by Sofia Gubaidulina, and cello works by Chopin and Liszt which won the French award ”Diapason d’Or”. Henrik is a very active chamber musician and has been the cellist of several leading ensembles in Denmark, such as The Danish String Quartet, the sextet ”Copenhagen Classic” and the Gefion Trio. He is Professor of Cello at the Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus Denmark, and artistic director of Hvide Sande Masterclass.

Photo, Nikolaj Lund