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:
(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
(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
(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. pavelsporcl.com
(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. valentinalisitsa.com
(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.
(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
(USA) – 2009 Grammy nominee. “Maveric Organist” –New York Times. Multi-album record contract with TELARC® Digital www.cameroncarpenter.com.
(Finland) – iPalpiti Ambassador. Soloist. First Concertmaster, Norway National Opera
Theater. Leader: Oslo Camerata, Norway Chamber Orchestra.
Member of iPalpiti since 2004.www.catharinachen.net.
(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
(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.
(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
(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
(France) – Award and recording contract with Harmonia Mundi, recital engagements and festival performances in Europe. Professor at Rameau & Satie conservatories in Paris. Website
(France) – Concertmaster of the Monte Carlo Symphony. Website
(Poland) – Violinist and First Concertmaster at the Radio Orchestra in Lugano / Switzerland (Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana). Website
(USA) – Assistant Conductor of the Dallas Symphoy. Concert Violinist. Website
(Canada) – Soloist. Faculty, Royal Conservatory of Music. Jury, international competitions.www.conradchow.com.
(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.
(Moldova) – violinist, Arianna String Quartet. Assistant Professor of Violin, University of Missouri, St. Louis. Fmr:Associate Concertmaster, Alabama Symphony Orchestra. Website
(Slovakia) – violinist, Trondheim Orchestra and Soloists, Norway
(Lithuania) – Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Former: Concertmaster, Bergen Philharmonic, Norway
(USA) – Faculy, Boyer College of Music, Temple University, Philadelphia. Concertmaster, Capital Philarmonic, New Jersey.
(Bulgaria) – Concertmaster, Aalborg National Symphony, Denmark.
(China) – Concertmaster, Bavarian State Orchestra in Munich. Professor chair for violin at the Robert Schumann Hochschule Dusseldorf. Website
(Israel) – 1st violinist, Israel Philharmonic. Former: Concertmaster, Bern Symphony, Switzerland; Concertmaster of Jerusalem Symphony.
(Japan) – Co-Concertmaster, Sapporo Symphony. Former: Member, Lausanne Soloists (Swiss).
(Japan) – 1st violinist, Berlin Radio Symphony; former, Munich Philharmonic (Zubin Mehta, Director).
(Ireland) – Leading violinist in Ireland and a sought-after soloist in Europe.
(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).
(Slovakia) – 1st violinist in Köln Radio Orchestra, Germany.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(Hong Kong/China) – Principal Bass, Hong Kong Philharmonic.
(France) – Asst. Concertmaster, Paris Opera.
(Slovakia) – Concertmaster, Malaysia National Symphony.
(Japan) – Violinist/violist, chamber musician, and Leader of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in London. Faculty – Royal Academy of Music. Website
(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
(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
(Moldova) – Principal, 2nd Violins, Aalborg Symfoniorkester, Denmark
(Japan) and Gabriel Bussi (Uruguay) – Violinists, members of Orquesta de Sinfonia de Galicia, one of Spain’s premier orchestras.
(Canada) – Member of Auckland Philharmonica, New Zealand.
(Finland) – Principal Solo Cellist, Australian Chamber Orchestra; founding member, Helsinki Cello Ensemble, released its first CD. Website
(Germany) – 1st violin section, Dresden Staatskapella.
(Israel/Cyprus) – Concertmaster, Cyprus Chamber Orchestra.
(Germany) – 1st violin section, National Mannheim Opera.
(China) – Principal cellist, Memphis Symphony.
(Israel) – Violist, Israel Philharmonic. Former: Principal Violist, Bern Symphony, Switzerland; Israel Camerata.
(Kazakhstan) – 1st violinist, San Francisco Symphony; former, Concertmaster of New World Symphony. Website
(Russia) – violist. Member, Moscow State Orchestra. Winner, Brahms International Competition (Vienna, 2004).
(Japan) – Soloist, Concertmaster, Tokyo Philharmonic, Japan.
(Kazakhstan) – Soloist/Chamber musician. Principal Cellist, Süd-West Philharmonie Orchestra, Germany.
(Hungary) – violist, Salzburg Camerata.
(Switzerland) – 1st violin, Tonhalle Orchestra, Zurich