Formed by well-established musicians within the European classical music scene - mainly soloists from Belgian but also other European orchestras, The Phoenix Sextet has prepared a monumental program for you: the sextets of Brahms op. 18 and the Verklaerte Nacht by Schoenberg - the masterpiece from the (still) late Romantic style of the composer, based on Dehmel's poetic work whose erotic content generated huge turmoil in the conservative society of the time.
This program has already been booked for this year by other prestigious festivals and theatres such as the 'La Fenice' Opera Theatre in Venice during the Galuppi Festival, the Arnold Schoenberg Centre in Vienna, European Parliament in Brussels, Full Circle Theater (Brussels), and the Arte Amanti International Music Festival (Flanders, Belgium).
The group is part of the Brussels Muzieque classical music platform, which brings together soloists from the most prestigious Belgian and European orchestras and other top-level artists who reside in Belgium or are invited from all over Europe. As a melting pot of sensitive artists exchanging ideas and experimenting with different chamber ensembles in this music laboratory, the platform gave birth to the Phoenix Sextet.
July 12 - European Parliament, Brussels (Citizens' Gardens)
September 27th - Arnold Schönberg Center, Vienna
September 30th - Teatro La Fenice, Venice (Festival Galuppi e della Musica - I luoghi di Baldassare)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Italian-Brazilian cellist, as of 2022, has been appointed solo cello of the Flemish Chamber Orchestra. He has also collaborated as a guest solo cello with Sinfonietta Cracovia, Brussels Chamber Orchestra, and Polish Art Philharmonic; as a second solo cello, he has collaborated with the Belgian National Orchestra as well. Eduardo has taken part in several international festivals and performed in prestigious venues, such as La Seine Musicale (Paris), Rheingau Musik Festival (Germany), Arte Amanti Int. Chamber Music Festival (Belgium), Musiq Alpe (France) and this coming season he will perform in Teatro 'La Fenice' (opera of Venice), Arnold Schoenberg Center (Vienna), Galuppi Festival (Venice), Citizens' Garden Concerts of the European Parliament (Brussels), Royal Theatre Carré (Amsterdam). He has also given masterclasses at the University of Rio de Janeiro and as a soloist he performed accompanied by the Brasília International Summer Course orchestra and by the Brasília University Symphony Orchestra. Passionately active in chamber music, Eduardo is also the artistic director of Brussels Muzieque.