Ksenia Bashmet

Born in 1980 in Moscow, Ksenia graduated from the Gnessins’ Special Music School (prof. Elena Efrussi, Tatiana Zelikman) and from the Moscow State Conservatory, where her teacher was professor Lev Naumov. Also she made two postgraduate courses there: “chamber music” with professor Tigran Alikhanov and “accompaniment” with professor Irina Kirillova.

Giuliano Mazzoccante

Born in Chieti, he studied under the guidance of Lucia Passaglia at the Conservatory “L. Cherubini” in Florence graduating with highest honours. He participated as a student performer on a three-year piano perfection course at the “Accademia Musicale Umbra” where he achieved a “Diploma of Excellence”. Later, he participated in the “International Master Classes” in Klaipeda (Lithuania), held by Lazar Berman. With him, his concert repertoire deepened and improved with particular attention to the music of F. Liszt, at the European Academy of Music, Erba (CO). He perfected Chamber Music at the International School of Chamber Music in Duino under the guidance of “Trio of Trieste” achieving a “Diploma with Merit”. He has won national and international competitions, including “M. Clementi” in Florence, “Agorà 80″ in Rome, “F. Liszt” in Lucca, and “Città di Stresa”. In 1997 he won second prize at the ‘T. I. M. ” – International Music Tournament; in 1998, he was awarded the prestigious “Prix Venice”; in 1999 he won second prize at the international competition “Ecomusic” of Monopoli (BA); in 2002 was the winner of the 40th International Piano Competition “Arcangelo Speranza” in Taranto. In October 2009 he was awarded in the “4th International Tbilisi Piano Competition” in Georgia (WFIMC).

Daria Tschaikowskaja

Daria Tschaikowskajawas born in Moscow. Coming from a musical family, she started playing piano at the age of six and enrolled in the Gnessin-Music-College for gifted children the following year. In 1993 Daria made her debut concert with orchestra and enrolled in the Conservatory of Lubeck, Germany as a young student. In the same year she won the German Youth Musicians Competition, repeating the success in 1996 and 1999 in both junior and senior categories.

Ingolf Wunder

Ingolf Wunder, born in Austria in 1985, started his musical adventure on the violin, at the age of 4. Never pushed by his parents, he treated violin as a hobby. Around 14 years of age a teacher from Linz, H. Mattheus, coincidentally discovered his talent for the piano. After 10 years, Wunder gave up violin, left Klagenfurt and began intensive piano studies at the Music Conservatory Linz, under Prof. Mattheus.