Professors at Hvide Sande Masterclass 2020

Marianna Shirinyan, Denmark

Armenian-born Marianna Shirinyan is one of the most creative and sought after pianists in Europe today. Her vibrant and virtuoso musicianship puts her in demand, both as soloist and as chamber musician. Shirinyan plays with great sensitivity, understanding, technical brilliance and beauty of tone, which allows her to offer a wide range of repertoire. She has received the Danish Broascasting Corporatio’s prestigious P2 award for her recording of  Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra by Louis Glass, recorded with the Rheinische Philharmonie Koblenz under the baton of maestro Daniel Raiskin. Other solo appearances with orchestras such as Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Danish National Symphony Orchestra and Munich Symphony Orchestra  has won her the reputation as one of her generation’s leading pianists. Shirinyan is Professor of Piano at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo and artistic director of the Oremandsgaard Chamber Music Festival in Denmark

Eszter Haffner, Austria

Eszter Haffner was born in Budapest in 1969. She studied for 13 years in the Gifted Musician Class at the Budapest Liszt Ferenc Music Academy with Andras Kiss, Ferenc Rados and György Kurtag. After the completion of her studies in Hungary, she came to the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna to study with Gerhard Schulz (Alban Berg Quartet) and Josef Sivo. From 1987-1995 she participated in a variety of masterclasses with Josef Gingold, Lorand Fenyves, Alberto Lysy, Tibor Varga, Igor Ozim and Sandor Vegh and in 1995, she completed postgraduate study in Holland with Viktor Liebermann and Philip Hirschhorn. She has taught at countless Music Festivals such as the Menuhin Festival Blonay, Prussia Cove, Sion, Brighton Festival and many others. Since 2002 she has been Professor of Violin at he KUG University of Music, Graz, Austria and since 2010 also at he Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen.

Tim Frederiksen, Denmark

Studied with Erling Bloch and Max Rostal. Postgraduate studies in chamber music with among others members of the Amadeus quartet. Solo violist with the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra in 1980 and first violist in 1983. Appointed professor in viola and chamber music at the Royal Danish Music Academy in 1996, where he has taught a number of ensembles that have not only played a major role in Danish chamber music, but have also proved internationally viable, among others: Trio Ondine, Paizo Quartet, Den Danske Strygekvartet, Nightingale String Quartet. Tim Frederiksen has appeared as soloist with most Danish Orchestras, performing for example Bartok’s Viola Concerto,  Per Nørgaard’s Remembering Child, Poul Ruders’ Viola Concerto with Sjællands Symfoniorkester and Jan Yngve Trede’s Viola Concerto for the first time. Tim Frederiksen is much sought-after as a judge in international music competitions.

Winfried Rademacher, Germany

Winfried Rademacher studied with Josef Suk in Vienna and Sandor Vegh in Salzburg as well as with Nathan Milstein and the members of the Amadeus Quartet. He has held the positions of concert master with NDR Hamburg, Munich Philharmonic and S. Celibidache and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe under Claudio Abaddo.Since 1998 he directed Camerata Salzburg and since 2001 the renowned Zurich Chamber Orchestra with which he has made critically acclaimed solo appearances working with musicians such as Joshual Bell, Murray Perahia and Augustin Dumay. Winfried Rademacher is a sought after chamber musician stretching back to his days as leader of the Cherubini Quartet. He performed regularly at Berliner Festwochen, Lockenhaus, Schleswig Holstein and other festivals. Presently, he is Professor of Violin and Chamber Music at the Razumovsky Academy in London, as well as giving numerous masterclasses at home and abroad.

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.

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