Professors at Hvide Sande Masterclass 2024

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Carolin Widmann, Germany

Carolin Widmann is violin professor at Leipzig academy of music. A wonderfully versatile musician, Carolin Widmann’s activities span the great classical concerti, new commissions specially written for her, solo recitals, a wide variety of chamber music and period instrument performances, including play/direction from the violin. Widmann was awarded the Bayrischer Staatspreis for music in 2017, honouring her individuality and exceptional musicianship. Widmann was also the recipient of an International Classical Music Award (Concerto category) for her critically acclaimed recording of both Mendelssohn’s and Schumann’s Violin Concertos with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. She has collaborated with famous orchestras all over the world, and as a prolific chamber musician, Carolin appears regularly at the leading concert halls, including Wigmore Hall, London, and at widely known festivals such as Berliner Festspiele.

Andrej Bielow, Ukraine

Andrej Bielow was born in 1981 in the Ukraine and has developed into one of the leading Ukrainian musicians of his generation. As a soloist and chamber musician he has recorded over 20 CD albums, and as a soloist he has collaborated with such renowned orchestras as the New Japan Philharmocnic, Orchestra National de Radio France and others. Andrej Bielow has devoted much of his career to chamber music, of which he is a passionate advocate, and has appeared at several festivals. He also joined the Szymanowski Quartett as leader from 2005 until 2014. Since 2014 Andrej has joined the violin faculty at the Univerity of Arts in Graz and regularly gives masterclasses in Europe, Asia and USA. Since 2013 Andrej Bielow has become a regular visiting teacher delivering classes at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

Maria Pukhlianko, Ukraine

Maria Pukhlianko is an Honour Artist of Ukraine, laureate of international piano competitions, Ph.D., professor at the Ukrainian National Tchaikovsky Academy of Music, and professor at Horowitz’s International Summer Musical Academy. She is also artistic director of the international festival “Dynasty” and the international competition “UKE-PIANO”, founder and diretor of the projects, Pianist’s Orchestra, The Art of Playing with Orchestra, Multi-hands piano, and Beautiful Classics. Furthermore, Maria Pukhlianko is a jury member and a chief of the jury-team in lots of piano competitions in different countries, as well as director of Ensemble of Soloists “SOLO PLUS” whcih was founded by Maria Pukhlianko and Anton Kushnir in 2004. She constantly plays with leading Ukrainian orchestras and performs with piano recitals and chamber music at the well- known stages. She is a talented musician who has a delicate
sense of style, poetry, creative imagination and strong artistic will.

Jakob Kullberg, Denmark

Jakob Kullberg is Professor of Cello at the Royal College of Music in London, having previously taught for a decade at the Royal Danish Academy of Music. Since 2004 he has been artistic director of the Open Strings Academy and has given numerous masterclasses throughout Europe and the USA, most recently at the Peabody Conservatory as well as at New York University. Kullberg has been a juror at the Schoenfeld International String Competition (China) as well as the Karol Szymanowski International Composition Competition. He has recently finished a four-year research project as Artistic Research Fellow (Ph.D.) at the Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo. Recognised for his prolific and engaging performances as a soloist, he also appears regularly with some of the world’s high-profile orchestras.

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.