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- Won the "Grand Prix" at the Rostropovich International Competition in Paris
in 1981.
- Cello Professor at the University of Music Koeln, Germany.

"Maria Kliegel is extraordinarily talented. She deserves to be called
럭the best cellist at our time런 which is the best compliment"
- Pierre Fournier -
"럭Maria Kliegel is The Best Woman Cellist whom I have ever heard since Jacqueline du Pre."
- Mstislav Rostropovitch -
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- Won the 1st prize in ARD International Competition in Munich in 1994.
This prestigious award had not been awarded in the violoncello category
for 17 years.
- Cello Professor at the "Universitaet der Kuenste" in Berlin.

The essence of Jens Peter Maintz is revealed on various CD recordings. The recording of Bach, Dutilleux, Kodaly in Sony Classical label was awarded "ECHO-Prize" in 1997 for the best solo-recording of the year.
- the first prize winner at the 1998 Fran?ois Shapira competition,
the most prestigious award for classical music in Israel.
- joined the distinguished faculty of the Peabody Conservatory of Music
in Baltimore in September 2003, becoming one of the youngest
cello professors in USA.

"Amit Peled is one of the most gifted cellists of the new generation.
He is destined for a major career." - Bernard Greenhouse -
- As one of the most-sought violists in Europe, he performs actively
around the world appearing regularly in Europe, USA. Asia, Australia.
- Winner of German Music Competition, Salzburg Mozarteum Academy
International Competition and New York Naumberg Viola International
Competition.
- At the age of 26, he already became Viola Professor
at Berlin University of Arts.
- Piano Professor at Korea National University of Arts
- Artistic Director of Euro Music Festival Leipzig
- Juror at prestigious international Piano Competitions such as
Warsaw, Dublin, Trani.

"A quite spectacular performance.
A notable addition to the 'Goldberg' discography."
- Leon Fleisher -
- Winner of Maria Canal International Competition(chamber music category)
and winner of Bach International Competition(soloist category).
- Performed with Staatskapelle Dresden, Gewandhaus Orchestra,
Deutsch Symphony Orchestra, Dresden Philharmonic.
- One of the most-sought chamber music partners among top-soloists
in Europe.
- Was professor at Hanns-Eisler Univerisity of Music
- Piano Professor at Leipzig University of Music and Theater
- Artistic Director of Euro Music Festival Leipzig

- Won the prestigious Grand Prix "Albert Williams",the most renowned
competition in South America.
- Piano Professor at Rotterdam Conservatory in the Netherlands.

"Only few pianists can go from a sparkling Mendelssohn to a
thundering Liszt"

- The New York Times -
"from silence till steel power(von still bis stahlhart)"
- Salzburger Volkszeitung -
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- Won the Competitions of Busoni, London, Pretoria and Kln, Van Cliburn
- Piano Professor at Universitt der Knste Berlin

"In our day of so much shrink-wrapped, portion-controlled pianism, so much
of it as flavorful as airline food, an artist such as Fabio Bidini is doubly to be cherished."
-The Dallas Morning News -
"Time seemed to stand still, as Bidini and the muted strings of the CSO floated through the music"
-Rocky Mountains News -

- Won the first prize at Abbado International Violin Competition
- First concertmaster of the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie

"Her musicality is breathtaking, her sound is fabulous, her technique is stunning, her virtuosity is exceptional and her playing is full of a diabolic verve."
- Ma. Abbado
" She is a devil큦 violinist with the face of an angel."
" Brava, Super Brava, Bravssima!"

- Has performed as soloist or chamber musician at almost all renowned
festivals throughout Europe, Japan, South America and the United States
- Franco Mezzena's recordings exceed 50 CDs and DVDs
- Violin Professor at 'N. Piccinni' Music Conservatory in Bari, Italy

"..Franco Mezzena plays with a pure, relatively lightweight, unmistakably Italian sound and an aristocratic grace to match. Listening to his gently cushioned staccato and concentration on velvety cantabile, aerated by a Milstein-like tonal transparency (Carmen Fantasy by Sarasate), it comes as no surprise to learn that he is a former pupil of Salvatore Accardo. He plays Wieniawski러s Scherzo-Tarentelle with silvery brilliance.."
- Julian Haylock "The Strad"
"...He is a wonderful violinist and a careful and expert player..."
- Bruce E. Schueneman "Strings" (USA)
"...Franco Mezzena has an instrumentally exceptionable violin art, based on a complete mastery of the instrument, but at the same time he looks for playing with self-control and aristocratic expression"
- Angelo Foletto "La Repubblica"

- First prize winner of the prestigious "Andres Segovia" Guitar Competition and
Alessandria International Competition.
- Guitar Professor at "Accademia Musicale di Firenze", Italy


"Edoardo Catemario is one of the most interesting figures of today's musical panorama..."
- Il Trillo

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