Paris-born pianist, has performed throughout whole Europe and regularly tours the Far East, North, and South America. Lily has been invited to many of the great festivals such as the Verbier Festival, Progetto Martha Argerich in Lugano, the Beijing Piano Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival and many others. Lily has had the privilege of performing concertos under the batons of maestros Leonard Slatkin, Thomas Sanderling, Gerd Albrecht, Gabor Takacs-Nagy, amongst others. She has also performed in such prestigious venues as the Royal Festival Hall in London, Vienna’s Musikverein and Konzerthaus, Hamburg’s Elbphilarmonie, Berlin’s Konzerthaus, Venezia's La Fenice, Bonn's Beethoven Halle, Tokyo's Suntory Hall, Moscow Conservatory, New York’s Carnegie Hall, Seoul’s Performing Arts Center, Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, the Liszt Academy in Budapest, and Teatro Colon in Argentina among many others. Lily has released several recordings for Deutsche Grammophon, EMI, and Belgian label Avanti Classics. Lily is a Steinway Artist and the proud owner of the last instrument of the legendary Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli.
Italian clarinetist, holds the position of solo clarinet at the Brussels opera house La Monnaie/De Munt; he held previously the positions of co-principal clarinet at the Belgian National Orchestra and at the Malmö SymfoniOrkester in Sweden.
Antonio has 11 international awards, including First Prize at the International Clarinet Competition "Marco Fiorindo" in 2014, First Prize at the International Clarinet Competition of Chieri in 2011, Second Prize at the International Clarinet Competition "Saverio Mercadante" in 2013. He also collaborated with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Opéra de Toulon (France), OSR - Orchestre de la Suisse Romande of Geneva, Haydn Symphony Orchestra (Bolzano-Italy), and the orchestra of the Teatro Regio Torino.
In January 2019, Antonio made his debut as a soloist with orchestra in BOZAR performing the world premiere of a piece dedicated to him by the Spanish composer Mauricio Sotelo, under the baton of the maestro Alain Altinoglu.
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Italian flutist, holds the position of solo flute at the Brussels opera house La Monnaie/De Munt; he also held previously the same position at the Verdi Orchestra in Milan. As a soloist, Matteo performed accompanied by the OSI - Orchestra della Svizzera italiana, Juniorchestra of Santa Cecilia di Roma, and he was awarded several prizes, including First Prize in the Giovani Musici Competition of the Arts Academy in 2006, First Prize in the National Syrinx Competition organized by the Accademia Italiana del Flauto in 2007 and 2008, First Prize in the National Chamber Music Competition "Città di Campagnano" in 2008, First Prize in Emanuele Krakamp Flute Competition 2009. Furthermore, he collaborates as First Flute with Teatro del Maggio (Florence Opera), Teatro Regio Torino, la Verdi Orchestra (Milan), Orchestra Leonore (Pistoia), Orchestra Italiana del Cinema, I Solisti Aquilani, Roma Tre Orchestra, and as Second and Piccolo Flute with Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and Teatro Lirico di Cagliari.
Polish violist, is currently working as co-principal viola in the orchestra of the Brussels opera house La Monnaie/De Munt. She is a former member of the Chamber Orchestra of The National Forum of Music in Poland. Monika has played with Luxembourg Philharmonic, Antverp Symphony Orchestra and also as a co-principal in Opera of Florence. As a chamber musician she took part in festivals such as Encuentro de Santander, Pablo Casals Festival, Festival Musiq'3 & Festival Midis-Minimes.
Belgian cellist, holds the position of principal cello in Brussels Philharmonic. Prior to that, he was also the principal cello of the orchestra Beethoven Academie of Antwerp. In 1990, Karel was a prize winner of the Tenuto Competition. With his Trio Fenix he has been performing in several international festivals. Karel also holds a teaching position at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. He plays on a Lorenzo Ventapane cello, made in Naples in 1834.
Italian-Brazilian cellist, is a regular guest musician at Brussels Philharmonic, and collaborated as solo cello with Sinfonietta Cracovia, Brussels Chamber Orchestra, Polish Art Philharmonic. He has played with Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (Opera of Florence), Brussels opera house La Monnaie/De Munt, Chamber Orchestra of the National Forum of Music (Poland). Eduardo has taken part in several international festivals, such as Rheingau Musik Festival (Germany), Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival (Poland), Musiq Alpe (France) and gave masterclasses as at the University of Rio deJaneiro. As a soloist, he performed accompanied by the Brasília International Summer Course orchestra and by the Brasília University Orchestra. Passionately active in chamber music, Eduardo is also the artistic director of Brussels Muzieque.
Canadian/British violinist, enjoys a diverse career as soloist, chamber musician, and writer. Sadie has performed all around the world and indulges her love of chamber music with her Brussels-based piano trio, Trio Khnopff. She also performs regularly with the New European Ensemble (Netherlands), the Festival Trio (Canada), and the Aurora Chamber Soloists (Sweden). Sadie has received great critical acclaim as a recording artist; her latest album ‘Weinberg – 1945’ by Trio Khnopff (Pavane Records) was chosen as BBC Music Magazine’s ‘Chamber Disc of the Month’ for January 2020. Sadie has recorded extensively for BIS Records and Champs Hill Records. She also regularly collaborates with living composers. Most recently, Flagey commissioned a piece for Trio Khnopff by the Belgian composer Wolfgand Delnui, and Sadie was broadcast on Dutch radio in the world premiere of a chamber music work by Anna Thorvaldsdottir. She has also enjoyed working with Kaija Saariaho, Mark Anthony Turnage, Martijn Padding, Richard Causton, Hugh Wood, Giles Swayne, and many others. Sadie holds a PhD from the Royal Academy of Music, London. Her practice-led doctoral research addresses practical and philosophical ideas associated with the concepts of learning and ‘tradition’, focusing on her own engagement with Bartók’s violin writing.
Czech clarinetist, holds the position of solo clarinet in the Flanders Symphony Orchestra. Daniel has played with the Orchestre de la Radio France, Basel Symphonic Orchestra, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, United Nations Orchestra, Opéra de Toulon, Chamber Orchestra of Prague and Treplice Philharmonic. He is winner of several international competitions, including the Concours International Debussy in Paris, Concours International Jaques Lancelot in Rouen & International Prize Concertino in Prague.
Italian pianist, has performed in some of the most important halls and theaters in world, such as the Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall in New York, Wiener Saal of the Salzburg Mozarteum, Carl Orff Saal Gasteig in Munich. In his home country he makes regular appearances in the Gaber Auditorium of Milano for the Società dei Concerti, Teatro dell'Opera del Casinò of Sanremo, Verdi Concert Hall of Turin, Sala dei Giganti at Palazzo Liviano in Padua, Patrizia Cerutti Bresso Concert Hall of Pinerolo, Teatro Malatesta of Montefiore Conca (RN), Palazzo Albrizzi in Venice. In February 2019 Marco was the official piano accompanist of the Second Girolamo Fantini International Trumpet Competition in Rome. As a chamber musician, Marco integrates various projects and ensembles, developing an intense activity in the European music scene throughout several festivals and concert series.
French violinist, holds the position of 2nd soloist of the first violins in the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Liège. Maéva has played with Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, Lille National Orchestra, Bordeaux National Orchestra, Lyon Opera House; she was also a member of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester. As a chamber musician, she took part in many festivals including the Arbanassi Summer Music in Bulgaria, Torroella di Montgri Festival in Spain, BWD12 Chamber Music Festival, Aix-en-Provence Festival, and Cordes en Ballade in France. As a member of the Kantu trio, she collaborated with Guy Danel and the Prazak Quartet.
Belgian violinist, holds the position of principal of the 2nd violins at the Brussels opera house La Monnaie/De Munt.
Noémi also held previously a position as a violinist at the Symfonieorkest Vlaanderen (Flanders Symphony Orchestra).She is a member of the orchestra Le Concert Olympique since 2010 and collaborated with Brussels Philharmonic and Antwerp Symphony Orchestra.
As a chamber musician, Noémi has developped an intense activity in the European music scene, integrating various projects and ensembles and collaborating with several festivals and concert series.
Cypriot bassoonist, winner of several international prizes, such as the First Prizes at the Grand Prize Virtuoso of Amsterdam (2019), Paris (2019) and London (2019), as well as Second Prize at the North International Music Competition in Sweden (2018) and the Horlait-Dapsens Award in Belgium (2018). Mavroudes has been named Ambassador of the Koninklĳk Conservatorium Brussel in 2018. He has given recitals in big concert halls such as the Amphitheater of the Philharmonie in Paris, the Elgar Room of the Royal Albert Hall, and the Kleine Zaal of Concertgebouw Amsterdam. He has appeared as a soloist with the Cyprus Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Koninklĳke Muziekkapel van de Gidsen. At age 21, Mavroudes held a position as 2nd Principal Bassoonist at the Greek National Opera. He has also served as a guest musician at the Brussels Philharmonic, the Belgian National Orchestra, and the La Monnaie/De Munt, the Armonia Atenea Orchestra and the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra.