Bruno Vlahek, Croatian pianist and composer has distinguished himself as one of the most prominent and versatile musicians of his generation. He regularly performs as a recitalist and soloist with orchestras throughout Europe, Asia, South America, Russia and Israel; was laureate of international piano competitions in Paris and Shanghai, and among others, received an award from the hands of Her Majesty Queen Sofía of Spain. His compositions have been performed throughout world and are published in United Kingdom and USA. He is currently a teacher at Centro Superior KATARINAGURSKA, in Madrid.
Cecilia Bercovich is an enthusiastic Spanish violin and viola performer, and is now going deeper into composition and orchestral conducting. Born to musical parents, her main teacher is her father Victor Bercovich,
as well as obtaining Higher Honor Distinctions on Bachelor, Master, and Fellowship on both instruments.Responsible towards her role to music creation nowadays Cecilia has widely performed, premiered and recorded for Deutsche Grammophon, Spanish National Radio-TV and Melomics Records among others, and has been an Alumna of the Lucerne Festival Academy under Pierre Boulez for five years. A keen improviser and arranger, her scores have been performed in Europe, Israel and Canada. She plays violin in the Trio Arbós and teaches at the KATARINAGURSKA Higher School of Music in Madrid.
Georgy Vasilenko, Russian artist violinist, in 1993 he enters the Conservatory of Mikhail Glinka Novosibirsk with Professor A. Gvozdev until 1995 that he enters the St. Petersburg Conservatory of Rimsky-Korsakov with Professor A. Shustin. In 1998 Vasilenko ends his higher education and the National Exam, which granted him the title of Artist Violinist, Professor of
Orchestra, Chamber Music Professor and Professor of Violin. In 1997 he wins the first prize and special prize for the best interpretation of the concert of K. Szhimanovski in the “IV International Violin Competition in Lodz (Poland)”. In 1997 Vasilenko wins the position of concertmaster of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2000 he enters the Madrid Symphony Orchestra. He is currently Professor of the National Orchestra of Spain and professor at the School of Music KATARINAGURSKA.
Lucía Otero, Spanish violoncelist, began her studies in 1995. At first she studied with Arantza López and María de Macedo. From 2008 until 2012 she studied in Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía with professor Natalia Shakhovskaya. Since 2013 she continues developing her
artistic skills in Centro Superior Katarina Gurska with professor Michal Dmochovksi. She has wan competitions like VIII Competition “Intercentros” or the Violoncello and Chamber Music prices in her former conservatory. She has also been selected to participate in many international competitions like Janacek Cello Competition or Lutoslawski Cello Competition. Lucía is currently studying at Centro Superior KATARINAGURSKA. She plays an italian cello made in the 1940s by Giuseppe Lucci di Bagnacavallo.
Sergey Teslia, Russian violinist, was awarded in 1977 a diploma from the Russian Violin Competition in Kazan, and in 1979 won first prize in The Wieniawsky Competition for young violinists in Lublin, Poland. In 1990 he moves to Spain with the “Moscow Virtuosi” Chamber Orchestra, invited by the “Prince of Asturias Foundation”. From 1994 until 2002, has been the concertmaster of the Royal Seville Symphony Orchestra. His performances as soloist, recitals, chamber music, contemporary music was recorded by RTV of Russia, National Radio of Spain, NDR of Germany. As member of
“Moscow Virtuosi” he has recorded more than 20 CD’s for BMG. He has collaborated with the Youth Orchestra of Andalucia, Youth National Orchestra of Spain, Youth Orchestra of Murcia & Youth Orchestra of Madrid. From 2002 to 2011 he is concertmaster of National Orchestra of Spain. Actually he works at “Real Conservatorio de Música in Madrid”, “Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía” and “Centro Superior KATARINAGURSKA”.
Vicent Alberola, Spanish clarinetist, has directed at the Royal Theatre of Madrid with Madrid Symphony the following operas: Rita G.Donizetti the G.Puccini Boheme, Don Giovanni of WA Mozart, Persephone I.Stravinsky, Puss in Boots X .Montsalvatge, Iolanta of P. Tchaikovsky, G. Verdi’s Macbeth and most recently L’Elissir G.Donizetti d’Amore. Principal conductor of the Madrid Symphony KATARINAGURSKA orchestra and guest conductor of the Opera of Perm, Russia. Same is also principal clarinet of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and “Les Dissonances” Paris.