Andrei Ioniță won First Prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in 2015, and prizes at the ARD, Feuermann and Khachaturian competitions. In 2016 he was named a BBC New Generation Artist.
Andrei has already performed with the Münchner Philharmoniker, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Mariinsky Orchestra, Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra; working with conductors such as Valeriy Gergiev, Mikhail Pletnev and Nicholas Collon.
The 2017-18 season saw Andrei debut with The Hallé (with Cristian Macelaru), Royal Scottish National Orchestra (Karl-Heinz Steffens), BBC Philharmonic (Yan Pascal Tortelier and Omer Meir Wellber) and San Diego Symphony, and return to the Münchner Philharmoniker (Valeriy Gergiev) and MDR Sinfonieorchester; as well as giving recitals at Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, Konzerthaus Berlin, the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg.
In 2018-19 he returns to the BBC Philharmonic (with John Storgårds) and Hamburger Symphoniker (Ion Marin); makes debut appearences with the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra (Yuri Temirkanov), Russian National Orchestra (Mikhail Pletnev) and Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra (Marcelo Lehninger); tours the US with the Romanian Youth Orchestra (with Cristian Macelaru); and gives recital at LAC Lugano, Zurich Tonhalle and Kings Place in London. He will also act as Artistic Director of the Alpenarte Festival in Schwarzenberg in October 2018.
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Yo-Yo Ma’s multi-faceted career is testament to his continual search for new ways to communicate with audiences, and to his personal desire for artistic growth and renewal. Whether performing new or familiar works from the cello repertoire, coming together with colleagues for chamber music or exploring cultures and musical forms outside the Western classical tradition, Mr. Ma strives to find connections that stimulate the imagination.
This year, Mr. Ma begins a new journey, setting out to perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s six suites for solo cello in one sitting in 36 locations around the world, iconic venues that encompass our cultural heritage, our current creativity, and the challenges of peace and understanding that will shape our future. Each concert will be an example of culture’s power to create moments of shared understanding, as well as an invitation to a larger conversation about culture, society, and the themes that connect us all.
Mr. Ma and his wife have two children. He plays two instruments, a 1733 Montagnana cello from Venice and the 1712 Davidoff Stradivarius.
German-Canadian cellist Johannes Moser has performed with the world’s leading orchestras and works regularly with conductors of the highest level.
Johannes has a multi award-winning discography with his exclusive label PENTATONE, and November 2018 will see the release of his next disc featuring the Lutoslawski and Dutilleux concertos.
In the 2018/19 season Johannes will be Artist-in-Residence with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin and the Oregon Symphony, undertaking a diverse range of projects including concerto and solo performances, education and outreach activities and a chamber orchestra tour directed from the cello.
Other highlights of the season include Johannes’ debut with the Wiener Philharmoniker and Oslo Philharmonic orchestras, the World and European Premières of Andrew Norman’s cello concerto, and performances in Australia and New Zealand.
Johannes is renowned for his efforts to expand the reach of the classical genre to all audiences, and his passionate involvement in commissioning new works for his instrument.
Johannes Moser plays on an Andrea Guarneri Cello from 1694 from a private collection.
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While a student at the Shanghai Conservatoire Jian Wang was featured in the celebrated documentary film From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China. Mr Stern’s encouragement and support paved the way for him to go to the United States and in 1985 he entered the Yale School of Music.
Recent and future highlights include concerts with the New York and Hong Kong Philharmonic, Philharmonia, BBC Scottish, Toronto, Melbourne and Singapore Symphony Orchestras, the Konzerthausorchester Berlin and Orchestre de Chambre de Paris. He has a regular relationship with the Hallé Orchestra with whom he has performed in the UK and China. This season Jian will also take part in a series of concerts performing chamber music by Brahms at the Philharmonie in Paris.
Jian has performed with many of the world’s leading orchestras including the Royal Concertgebouw, London Symphony, Zurich Tonhalle, NDR Hamburg, Stockholm Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris and NHK Symphony. Amongst his many high-profile concerts in China, he has played for the President and opened the season for the China Philharmonic, Shanghai Symphony and Macau Symphony Orchestras. He has also played with the China National Orchestra, Hangzhou Symphony and performed the complete Bach Cello Suites in Beijing.
He has an extensive discography with DGG, including the Bach Cello Suites and the Brahms Double Concerto with the Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado and Gil Shaham and chamber music with Maria João Pires and Augustin Dumay. His instrument is graciously loaned to him by the family of the late Mr. Sau-Wing Lam.