Faculty​​​​​

cello

Peter Bruns
7th - 12th of September 2020
Peter Bruns has performed as soloist and chamber musician in renowned concert halls throughout all continents. The artist has also performed as soloist with many major orchestras. Since 2005 he is professor at the Academy of Music in Leipzig.
Peter Bruns is Artistic Director of the Mendelssohn Kammerorchester Leipzig since 2014, and performs regularly in its own concert series in the Gewandhaus Leipzig as well as on tours.
Hélène Dautry
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Disciple of Maurice Gendron, she performed as soloist in the world’s most prestigious concert halls with Paillard Chamber Orchestra and she also shared the stage with many artists such as Catherine Collard, Jean-Claude Van den Eyden, Romano Pallottini, Bruno Rigutto,  Pierre Fouchenneret, Jérôme Pernoo, Radu Blidar, Jean-Marc Philipps, Birgitte Stærnes, Sandra Chamoux and many others. She is regularly invited to perform and to give Masterclasses in internationals festivals, member of Trio Ars Longa and Cello Professor at several institutions: Conservatoire de Région de Paris, Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris and Royal College of Music in London.
Manuel Fischer-Dieskau
​21st - 26th of September
He started an international career as member of the Cherubini String Quartett, performing on all important concert stages all over the world. 
Pprincipal cellist of leading orchestras under the baton of important conductors as Günter Wand, SirJohn Elliot Gardiner, Lorin Maazel, Sir Roger Norrington, and many more. He performs as soloist and as chambermusic partner with personalities such as Sabine Meyer, Vik- toria Mullova, Katja and Marielle Labèque, Christian Zacharias, Isabelle Faust, François Leleux, to mention only few.  In 2007 he is appointed Professor for cello and chambermusic at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany.
Gregor Horsch 
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Principal cellist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in 1997.
As the winner of the 1988 Pierre Fournier Award in London, Horsch gave numerous recitals throughout the UK and made various radio recordings for the BBC. He was also a prizewinner at the 1989 Scheveningen International Music Competition and at the 1990 Gaspar Cassadó cello competition in Florence.
Floris Mijnders
20th - 25th of July 2020
Principal cellist at the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, he has been invited as a guest leader in many orchestras, among them the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra, Radio Symphony Orchestra Frankfurt, Bamberg Symphoniker. He worked with many of the greatest conductors, such as Claudio Abbado, Bernard Haitink, Lorin Maazel, Sir Simon Rattle and Zubin Metha. Currently he is professor for cello at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam. 
Jérôme Pernoo
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Prize winner at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow as well as at the Rostropovitch Competition in Paris and, in 1996, he won the Pretoria Competition. Jérôme Pernoo has performed with most of the major symphony orchestras and on some of the world’s most renowned stages. He is founder and artistic director of the music festival Les vacances de Monsieur Haydn in La Roche Posay, which first edition took place in September 2005.
Bonian Tian
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Has performed with the most prestigious orchestras and has worked with Christoph Eschenbach, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Gidor Kremer, Yuri Bashmet, Andras Schiff, Sir Neville Marriner, Steven Isserlis and Christian Tetzlaff. Principal Cellist at the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne Philharmonic, Cello Faculty at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt am Main, and Guest Professor at Central Conservatory of Music Beijing China.
Mattia Zappa
20th - 25th of July 2020
Cellist at the Tonhalle of Zurich and professor at the Scuola Universitaria di Musica della Svizzera Italiana of Lugano. He performs regularly in piano duo with Massimiliano Mainolfi and in important concert halls in Europe, South Africa and North America, as Carnegie Hall di New York and Kammermusiksaal Philharmonie of Berlin and recorded for DECCA Italy, Guild e Claves. He has been member of the “lucerne string trio” with Ina Dimitrova and Christoph Schiller, and is member fo the “swiss cellists“.