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CELLO

ADAM KRZESZOWIEC

Cello

He completed his studies and graduated with the highest Rector distinction at the Karol Szymanowski Music Academy in Katowice. He was studying also with Frans Helmerson in Hochschule fur Musik in Cologne. Recently completed his Artistic Diploma in Chapelle Musicale Reine Elizabeth in Brussels studying with Gary Hoffman.

He has been a laureate of numerous international cello competitions, in London, Paris, Hradec, Warsaw, as well as in Katowice, but has also reached the semi-final stage at Peter Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, International Music Competition in Geneva, and at Rostropovich Competition in Paris.

He is a very active performing artist, both as a soloist and a chamber musician. He performed in most renowned concert venues in Europe - Wigmore Hall in London, Victoria Hall in Geneva  Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow or Salle Gaveau in Paris. He was invited for music festivals - Verbier Festival, Sommets Musicaux Festival in Gstaad, International Music Academy-Switzerland in Rolle which was founded by Seiji Ozawa, Casals Festival in Prades, PODIUM Festival, Ensemble Festival in Ksiaz.

He performed on stage with many great artists such as Maria Joao Pires, Augustin Dumay, Gary Hoffman, Mischa Maisky, Christian Arming, Michael Tabachnik and permormed as a soloist with orchestras like Brussels Philharmonic, Orchestre Philharmonic Royal de Liege, Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia, National Radio Symphony Orchestra Katowice, Orchestre de chambre de Walonie.

His recording of Saint-Saens Cello Concerto no.1 with Royal Philharmonie of Liege led by Christian Arming and his debut album „Works for cello solo” including Kodaly’s Sonata for cello solo were very well acclaimed by the critics.

 

He has been presented with numerous scholarships, endowed by the Minister of Culture, the President of City of Katowice, Yamaha Foundation. He has also been a laureate of the scholarship program Young Poland endowed by the National Centre of Culture.

 

Since 2012 he is a principal cellist of National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice (Poland) and helds the position of cello teacher in Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice.

ANDREAS BRANTELID

Cello

Andreas Brantelid was born in Copenhagen in 1987 to Swedish/Danish parents. After receiving early tuition from his father Ingemar, Andreas made his soloist debut at the age of 14 in a performance of the Elgar concerto with the Royal Danish Orchestra in Copenhagen. Today, Andreas is one of the most sought-after performing artists from Scandinavia, winning worldwide critical acclaim for his thought-provoking interpretations, uniquely colorful sound and engaging personality.

 

Highlights of recent orchestra engagements includes appearances with the London Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony, BBC Symphony and BBC Philharmonic Orchestras, Tonhalle Orchester Zurich, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic, Yomiyuri Nippon Symphony and many more.

 

The 2017/2018 season sees his debuts as a soloist with the NDR Elbpihlharmonie Orchestra, Orchestre de la Suisse, Stuttgart Radio Symphony and Berlin Radio Symphony, amongst others. He will also perform all cello sonatas by Beethoven with Norwegian pianist Christian Ihle Hadland.

 

Andreas Brantelid has appeared in venues such as Dortmund Konzerthaus, where he has been a 'Junge Wilde' artist, New York (Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall), London (Wigmore Hall), Zurich (Tonhalle), Amsterdam (Concertgebouw) etc.

 

His debut disc of the Tchaikovsky, Schumann and Saint-Saëns cello concertos with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra was released by EMI in 2008, followed by a disc of chamber music by Chopin including his cello sonata (2010), and an Encore disc (2012). A recording of the complete works for cello and piano by Grieg was released by BIS in March 2015.

 

Andreas won the first prizes in the 2006 Eurovision Young Musicians Competition, the 2007 International Paulo Cello Competition, and, in subsequent years, received music awards and fellowships including the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship in 2007, the BBC's New Generation Artist 2008-2011, The European Concert Hall Organization "Rising Star" tour in the 2008/09 season. In 2015 he received the Carl Nielsen Prize in Copenhagen.

 

Andreas plays the 1707 'Boni-Hegar' Stradivarius, which has been made available to him by the generous support of Norwegian art collector Christen Sveaas. Andreas Brantelid lives with his wife and two daughters in Nærum near Copenhagen.

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