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iPalpiti Alumni

iPalpiti’s alumni have become leading soloists, concertmasters, and orchestral and chamber players around the world. While the accomplishments of all 200+ alumni would be too lengthy to list, here are some highlights:

Roman Patkoló

(Slovakia) – Double Bass Soloist under Columbia Artists Management. Leader, Bassiona Amorosa. Member, Zurich Opera. Collaborates with Anne-Sofie Mütter, including performance with the Boston and London Symphonies in the premieres of Previn’s Double Concerto. Website
“ I’ve never heard such a fantastic player,” said Previn.
“…[Patkoló] ’certainly lived up to his billing as a sensational soloist….” — Strad Magazine

Alexandru Tomescu

(Romania) – State Soloist of Romania, international soloist. Performs on Stradivarius violin from the State collection. Records four CDs annually. Winner of 28 international awards, and recognized as a “violin superstar” by the prestigious Strad (UK) and Classica (France) magazines. Website

Pavel Sporcl

(Czech Republic) – Ranks among the foremost representatives of today’s young generation of violinists. Frequent guest of TV and radio programs; exclusive Supraphon artist, awarded Gold & Platinum albums.

Valentina Lisitsa

(USA) – compared by critics to the legendary artists Horowitz and Rachmaninov. Collaborates with Lynn Harrell, Ida Haendel, Cho-Liang Lin, Vadim Repin, and Hilary Hahn. IMG Artists.

Sayako Kusaka

(Japan) – First Concertmaster of Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin (formerly Berlin Symphony Orchestra founded by Kurt Sonderling). “Best Musician of the Year” award from Critic’s Association of Japan (2005), Idemitsu Music Prize (2009). Top prizes in the most prestigious competitions. Solo engagements in prestigious series in Europe and Japan.

Luiza Borac

(Romania) – concert pianist. BBC 2007 award for the best solo CD recording of the year. (Avie Records) “…pianist of enviable professionalism”- Gramophone.  Featured covers & reviews in Fanfare and Gramophone and other major international publications. Faculty, Hanover Hochschule. Website

Cameron Carpenter

(USA) – 2009 Grammy nominee. “Maveric Organist” –New York Times. Multi-album record contract with TELARC® Digital

Catharina Chen

(Finland) – iPalpiti Ambassador. Soloist. First Concertmaster, Norway National Opera
Theater. Leader: Oslo Camerata, Norway Chamber Orchestra.
Member of iPalpiti since 2004.Website

LaTonia Moore

(USA) – Performs with Dresden, Covent Garden and Houston Opera companies in leading soprano roles. Winner of the Metropolitan Opera’s National Auditions. Recorded Mahler 2nd Symphony with Deutsche Grammophon. Laifer Artist Management. Website

Boris Brovtsyn

(Russia) – Soloist and Chamber ensemble violinist, based in London. Former: Concertmaster, Kremerata Baltika, Royal Coventgarden. Prize-winner of international violin competitions. Under prestigious Caecilia management Boris Brovtsyn’s Artist Page.

Svetlana Smolina

(Russia-USA) – performs with orchestras and in recitals worldwide, including Mariinsky Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, New York Philharmonic at Avery Fischer, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Orchestra National de France. iPalpiti debut at Walt Disney Concert Hall in 2011.Svetlana Smolina’s website

Daniel Austrich

(Russia-Germany)  – Violinist and member of the Michelangelo Quartet – the youngest to play alongside such renown in a classical international world as violist Nobuko Imai, cellist Frans Helmerson, and violinist Michaela Martin. Website

Qing Yung Yu

(China) – Associate Concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony.

Vadim Tchijik

(France) – Award and recording contract with Harmonia Mundi, recital engagements and festival performances in Europe. Professor at Rameau & Satie conservatories in Paris. Website

Lisa Kerob

(France) – Concertmaster of the Monte Carlo Symphony. Website

Peter Schoeman

(RSA) – Leader of the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Robert Kowalski

(Poland) –  Violinist and First Concertmaster at the Radio Orchestra in Lugano / Switzerland (Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana). Website

Karina Canellakis

(USA) –  Assistant Conductor of the Dallas Symphoy. Concert Violinist. Website

Conrad Chow

(Canada) – Soloist. Faculty, Royal Conservatory of Music. Jury, international

Peter Rainer

(Germany) – Concertmaster, Kammerkademie Potsdam; Leader, Persius Ensemble; guest soloist. Faculty, Universitat der Kunste Berlin.

Juan Miguel Hernandez

(Canada) – Violist, Fine Arts Quartet, Soloist under Sciolino Artist Management.Website

Julia Sakharova

(Moldova) – violinist, Arianna String Quartet. Assistant Professor of Violin, University of Missouri, St. Louis. Fmr:Associate Concertmaster, Alabama Symphony Orchestra. Website

Daniel Turcina

(Slovakia) – violinist, Trondheim Orchestra and Soloists, Norway

Alexander Snytkin

(Lithuania) – Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Former: Concertmaster, Bergen Philharmonic, Norway

Vladimir Dyo

Faculy, Boyer College of Music, Temple University, Philadelphia. Concertmaster, Capital Philarmonic, New Jersey.

Vesselin Demirev

(Bulgaria) – Concertmaster, Aalborg National Symphony, Denmark.

Yamei Yu

(China) – Concertmaster, Bavarian State Orchestra in Munich. Professor chair for violin at the Robert Schumann Hochschule Dusseldorf. Website

Eugenia Pikovsky

(Israel) – 1st violinist, Israel Philharmonic. Former: Concertmaster, Bern Symphony, Switzerland; Concertmaster of Jerusalem Symphony.

Ryo Mikami

(Japan) – Co-Concertmaster, Sapporo Symphony. Former: Member, Lausanne Soloists (Swiss).

Misa Yamuro

(Japan) – 1st violinist, Berlin Radio Symphony; former, Munich Philharmonic (Zubin Mehta, Director).

Catherine Leonard

(Ireland) – Leading violinist in Ireland and a sought-after soloist in Europe.

Miroslava Ivanchenko

(Ukraine) – Tours as soloist and chamber musician throughout Europe and the U.S. Dayton Philharmonic, assistant principal. Former: Alabama Symphony, Concertmaster New World Symphony (Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor).

Igor Sagan

(Slovakia) – 1st violinist in Köln Radio Orchestra, Germany.

Marianna Racz

(Hungary/Netherlands) – Solo & chamber recitals in Europe as violinist and flautist. Performs in chamber music series “The choice of Bernard Haitink” both as violinist and flautist; violinist, Concertgebouw Symphony and Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra.

Lauraine Desgrees du Lou

(France) – Chamber musician, 1st violinist, Paris Opera.

Alex Slobodyanik

(USA) – Recording with EMI Classic’s influential Debut series. Carnegie Hall concert and triumphant engagements in U.S. with Maestro Valery Gergiev. Featured in MUSO International.

Stanislaw Drzewiecki

(Poland) – Acclaimed piano prodigy with extensive schedule of recitals and engagements with orchestras in Europe & Japan. A triumphant debut at Carnegie Hall (2003). Exclusive recording contract with SONY. Prize-winner of the Fourth Rachmaninov International Piano Competition in Moscow (2008).

Michael Arlt, Philipp Bonen

(Germany) – Violinists of the Berlin Philharmonic.

Xinlai Jiang

(Hong Kong/China) – Principal Bass, Hong Kong Philharmonic.

Thibault Vieux

(France) – Asst. Concertmaster, Paris Opera.

Peter Danis

(Slovakia) – Concertmaster, Malaysia National Symphony.

Ken Aiso

(Japan) – Violinist/violist, chamber musician, and Leader of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in London. Faculty – Royal Academy of Music. Website

Eliah Sakakushev

(Bulgaria) – Artistic Director, Musikfest Schloss Wonfurt, Germany. Director of the Jewish Music Festival in Madrid. Former, member of the cello faculty at the prestigious Kronberg Academy (“cello capital of the world”) in Germany. Principal, Auckland Symphony, New Zealand. Website

Pedro Carneiro

(Portugal) – Recognized as one of world`s foremost solo percussionists, performs frequently in Europe, the Far East and the USA, and a guest soloist with numerous orchestras. Solo recordings. Website

Alexander Dzyubinski

(Moldova) – Principal, 2nd Violins, Aalborg Symfoniorkester, Denmark

Fumika Yamamura

(Japan) and Gabriel Bussi (Uruguay) – Violinists, members of Orquesta de Sinfonia de Galicia, one of Spain’s premier orchestras.

Robert Ashworth

(Canada) – Member of Auckland Philharmonica, New Zealand.

Timo-Veikko Valve

(Finland) – Principal Solo Cellist, Australian Chamber Orchestra; founding member, Helsinki Cello Ensemble, released its first CD. Website

Emmanuel Held

(Germany) – 1st violin section, Dresden Staatskapella.

Janna Dimont

(Israel/Cyprus) – Concertmaster, Cyprus Chamber Orchestra.

Dennis Posin

(Germany) – 1st violin section, National Mannheim Opera.

Yalin Song

(China) – Principal cellist, Memphis Symphony.

Dmitri Ratush

(Israel) – Violist, Israel Philharmonic. Former: Principal Violist, Bern Symphony, Switzerland; Israel Camerata.

Raushan Akhmedyarova

(Kazakhstan) – 1st violinist, San Francisco Symphony; former, Concertmaster of New World Symphony. Website

Alex Akimov

(Russia) – violist. Member, Moscow State Orchestra. Winner, Brahms International Competition (Vienna, 2004).

Kazuhiro Takagi

(Japan) – Soloist, Concertmaster, Tokyo Philharmonic, Japan.

Eldar Saparaev

(Kazakhstan) – Soloist/Chamber musician. Principal Cellist, Süd-West Philharmonie Orchestra, Germany.

Peter Dènes

(Hungary) – violist, Salzburg Camerata.

Isabelle Lambelet

(Switzerland) – 1st violin, Tonhalle Orchestra, Zurich

Previous Artists


Ken Aiso, Daniel Austrich, Boris Brovtsyn, Caroline von Bismarck, Nabih Bulos, Karina Canellakis, Conrad Chow, Irina Chepizhnaya, Josef Horvath, Julia Fedorova, Sasha Fedosova, Felipe Rodriguez Garcia, Juan Gonzalez, Natalija Isakovic, Jason Issokson, Ellen Jung, Elena Kawazu, Liza Kerob, Robert Kowalski, Sayako Kusaka, Isabelle Lambelet, Catherine Leonard, Mari-Liis Pakk, Carolina Kurkowski-Perez, Eugenia Pikovsky,Marie-Stephanie Radauer-Plank, Maria Machowska, Marianna Racz, Igor Sagan, Yulia Sakharova, Pavel Sporcl, Pieter Schoeman, Aleksandr Snytkin, Kazuhiro Takagi, Vadim Tchijik, Daniel Turcina, Gabor Szabo, Sini Virtanen, Thibault Vieux, Misa Yamuro, Yamei Yu, Niv Ashkenazi, Boris Borgolotto, Anna Egholm, Yuri Revich, Irakli Tsadaia, Nora Hapca, Annelle Gregory, Haoyue Liao, Pablo Rapado Jambrina, Azer Damirov, Davide De Ascaniis, Stephanie Appelhans, Sami Merdinian, Ryo Mikami, Pablo Stredel, Semyon Promoe, Samuel Allan-Chapkovski, Elvin Hoxha Ganiyev, Miclen LaiPang, Akhmed Mamedov, Nune Melik, Irina Rostomashvili, Aleksandr Snytkin, Sendi Vartanovi, Jaewon Wee


Fumino Ando, Robert Ashworth, Fedor Belugin, Jeroen Beckers, Karel Coninx, Jubel Chen, Meng-Hsun Chuang, Juan-Miguel Hernandez, Nancy Johnson, Dmitri Ratush, Kinga Maria Roesler, Oleg Sulyga, Sharon Wei, Thomas Weilbach, Midori Maruyama, Adelya Shagidullina, Julia Clancy, Emma Wernig, Francesca Gilbert, Julia Clancy, Can Sakul


Peter Anderegg, Georgi Anichenko, Kristaps Bergs,Jason Calloway, Nicholas Canellakis, Abraham Feder, Adolfo Gutierrez Arenas, Marie-Stephanie Janecek-Juma, Jonathan Koh, Georgiy Lomakov, Laszlo Mezo, Jelena Ocich, Eldar Saparayev, Evgeny-Eliah Sakakushev, Timo-Veikko Valve, Maksim Velichkin, Lars Hoefs, Francisco Vila, Jacob Shaw, Carl-Oscar Østerlind, Georgy Gusev, Sinead O`Halloran, Heike Schuch, Dylan Lee, Egor Antonenko, Gustaw Bafeltowski, Laszlo Mezo

Double Bassists

Jeremy Kurtz, Xinlai Jiang, Ljubinko Lazic, Roman Patkolo, Daniel Nix, Kristoffer Saebo, Mariechen Meyer, Levi Jones, Sam Shuhan, Dušan Kostić, Justin Smith


Pedro Carneiro, Edward Hong, Misaq Eshaghi


Tibi Cziger, Andrew Moses, Duo Gurfinkel


La Tonia Moore, Timur Bekbosunov, Dísella Lárusdóttir, Daniel Bubeck

Chamber Ensemble

Bassiona Amorosa, The Jung Trio


Luiza Borac, Henri Bonamy, Dmitri Demiashkin, Timothy Durkovic, Amanda von Goetz, Valentina Lisitsa, Vassily PrimakovRobert Thies, Steven Vanhauwaert, Svetlana Molina, Jacopo Giacopuzzi, Sara De Ascaniis, So-Mang Jeagal, Jacopo Giacopuzzi


Cameron Carpenter


Arthur Omura

2014 Artists
Dísella LárusdóttirDísella Lárusdóttir, Soprano

Daniel BubeckDaniel Bubeck, Countertenor

Yoni DraiblateYoni Draiblate, cello
Hans Kristian GoldsteinHans Kristian Goldstein

Jason IssoksonJason Issokson, violin
Timothy DurkovicTimothy Durkovic, piano