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
Thomas Darelius, Denmark
Thomas Darelius, born 1962, studied at The royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, Denmark, with professor Knud E. Sorensen from 1979 to 1987. He finished with a notable debut from the soloist class. From 1988 to 1989 he studied at the Moscow Conservatory with the well-known pianist Tatiana Nikolaieva.
He entered the final round and took a prize at 2 piano competitions. His concert activities includes performances with orchestras, solo recitals, chamber music, accompanying singers and playing with The royal danish Ballet. He works as associated professor at The royal Academy of Music in Copenhagen as coach and accompanist for singing students. He also coaches singers in russian language.