PHOENIX ARTISTS

VIOLINS

NADJA NEVOLOVITSCH

 

Russian-German violinist, holds the position of leader of the 1st violins at the Brussels Philharmonic. She holds as well the position of violin professor at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln (Cologne/Aachen).
As a soloist, Nadja has already performed accompanied by the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra, the Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock, the New Russia State Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonie Baden Baden, Camerata Menuhin and Harmos Festival Orchestra, working with conductors such as Shlomo Mintz, Dirk Vermeulen, Ronald Zollman, Andrej Petrenko and Ivo Venkov.
She has been successful in numerous international competitions, including the Henri Wieniawski Competition in Poland and the Toshiya Eto Competition in Tokyo, second prize in the International Violin Competition Sion-Valais in Switzerland and the Königin Sophie Charlotte Competition in Germany, and first prize in the Luxembourg Competition for Young Soloists.

SARAH OATES

 

South African violinist, holds the position of assoc. concertmaster at London Philharmonia.

She is furthermore a guest concertmaster at London Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Philharmonic and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
As a soloist, Sarah has enjoyed appearances with Holland Symfonia, the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra and the Natal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Sarah is an experienced chamber musician and performs regularly around the world. In May 2015 she performed the opening concert of the new Philharmonia Chamber Music Series in the Royal Festival Hall, London, where she now performs every year. As a member of the Devich Piano Trio, she recorded four CD’s with Challenge Records to international critical acclaim.

 

VIOLAS

MONIKA MŁYNARCZYK

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.

MIHAI COCEA


Romanian violist, holds the position of principal viola in Brussels Philharmonic; he is also the former principal viola of the St. Gallen Sinfonieorchester in Switzerland.
Mihai is winner of the Watson Forbes Int. Viola Competition, Grand Prize of the Icon Arts in Breaza, 2nd prize Delius Competition London; he was also a finalist of the Yuri Bashmet Viola Competition. He has performed as soloist with the orchestras Nova Russia, St Andrews Youth Ochestra, Bristol Metropolitan Ochestra & Moscow Soloists.

 

CELLOS

DMITRY SILVIAN

 

Russian cellist, holds the position of solo cello at the Belgian National Orchestra. Prior to that, he held the position of solo cello at the Suzhou Symphony Orchestra in China.
Dmitry is a winner of the 1st prize and the special prize of the best performance at the 'American Protégé' competition in New York (2013), the 4th prize in the Washington International Competition for strings (2015), the Grand Prix as soloist and the 1st Prize on chamber music category in the International Madeira Forum (2011) and he was a finalist of the Grand Concours de Levallois - France (2011).
As a soloist, he already performed with the Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse and the Orchestre de Chambre Nouvelle Europe.
As a chamber musician, he has already performed at the Salle Pleyel (Paris) and the Folle Journée Festival in Japan.

DOMENICO ERMIRIO

Italian cellist, holds the position of co-solo cello at the Royal Opera of Liege; prior to that, he held the same position in Germany at the Mitteldeutsche Kammerphilharmonie.
Domenico has collaborated also with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Chiavari, Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana, Orchestra Filarmonica di Torino, Orchestra Sinfonica “G. Verdi” di Milano and Orchestra del Teatro Olimpico di Vicenza.
A large part of his musical activity has been in chamber music groups with different projects and performances with many ensembles in Italy, France, Finland, Germany, Switzerland and Belgium. In 2015 he started a collaboration with Finnish pianist Folke Gräsbeck with many performances in Italy, France and Finland. Together they have performed, besides the more traditional repertoire (such as Franck, Grieg and Beethoven Sonatas) the whole cello and piano production by Jean Sibelius and Ferruccio Busoni.

EDUARDO TONIETTO

Italian-Brazilian cellist, has collaborated as guest solo cello with Sinfonietta Cracovia, Brussels Chamber Orchestra and Polish Art Philharmonic. He is a regular guest musician at Brussels Philharmonic, and has played with Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (Opera of Florence), Brussels opera house La Monnaie/De Munt, Haydn Orchestra (Bolzano - Südtirol), 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 at the University of Rio de Janeiro. 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.

 

WINDS AND PIANO

GORDON FANTINI

 

Italian bassoonist, holds the position of principal bassoon at the Belgian National Orchestra.
He has also collaborated with the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Venice Opera "La Fenice", Filarmonica of "La Scala" of Milan, Berner Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Kammerorchester Basel and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London.
In 2019, Gordon was a prize winner of the Sàndor Vègh Competition that has seen him as a soloist with the Budapest Festival Orchestra in October 2020.
As a soloist, Gordon has performed Vivaldi’s “La Notte”, Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante and many performances of Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto with the Ensemble “Accademia dell’Annunciata” of Abbiategrasso. In September 2012 he was also invited by the Chamber Music Society of Colombo (Sri Lanka) to play two concertos by Vivaldi and he was the first bassoon player to perform as a soloist on the island.

MAURA MARINUCCI

Italian clarinetist, hold the position of principal clarinet at Brussels Philharmonic.
She’s often invited to collaborate as Principal Clarinet at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma and she played as guest principal clarinet with the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Welsh National Opera, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Orchestra Haydn of Bolzano and the Mannheimer Philharmoniker. She’s currently on trial for the position of Principal Clarinet with the London Symphony Orchestra.

Her debut as soloist was in 2016 with the Mozart Concerto k622 in Turin, where she got the prestigious prize “Renzo Giubergia” from the De Sono foundation. She played also Weber Concerto n.1 with Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese and Berio’s Sequenza IXa for the Ticino Contemporary music festival.

MONIKA DARS

Lithuanian pianist, is a laureate of the Joseph Darche Piano Prize (Brussels) and received the 2nd prize at Luigi Nono Chamber Music Competition (Italy). With the Urban Piano Quartet, she is a winner of the Supernova 2019 competition (Belgium) and the Nordic Strings chamber music competition (Denmark).
As a soloist, she already performed accompanied by the Lviv Chamber, Lithuanian State Symphony, Kaunas Symphony, National M.K. Ciurlionis School of Arts (Symphony and Chamber orchestras).
In 2019 and 2020, Monika performed regularly for the Lincoln Center of Performing Arts in NYC.
Monika appeared at prestigious European festivals such as Encuentro de Santander (Spain); Harmos Festival (Portugal); Academie Internationale d`Ete de Nice (France); Thy Chamber Music Festival (Denmark); Rencontres Musicales Internationales d’Enghien, Midis-Minimes, Resonances (Belgium); Apeldoorn Festival, Akoesticum Talent Program (The Netherlands); Aurora Festival (Sweden); Bieszczady Bez Granic Piano Forum (Poland); National Students` Academy (M.Rostropovich foundation), Christopher`s Summer Festival (Lithuania).
The recordings of Monika have been broadcasted by National Radio and Television (Lithuania), Musiq3, Klara, Notele (Belgium), BRAVA (The Netherlands) channels.