Professors at Hvide Sande Masterclass 2021

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.

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.

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.

Photo, Nikolaj Lund