Faculty​​​​​

cello

Sandra Belic
13th - 18th of July 2020
She performed with such orchestras as soloist as  „Musica viva“ (Moscow), Liszt Ferenc (Budapest), Radio Brussels Orchestra, Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, etc., and has recorded for Radio and Television in Yugoslavia, for RAI, BBC and Radio Brussels. She has performed at all important festivals in Yugoslavia, England, Spain, Russia, Romania, Greece, China, Switzerland and  Hungary, and as solo cellist of the „Belgrade Strings“ at „Prague Spring“ festival. She is the selector and artistic director of the Belgrade International Cello Festival "CelloFest” and  full time professor of cello at the University of Music and Arts  in Belgrade.
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
6th - 11th of July 2020
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.
Patrick Demenga
7th - 12th of September 2020
He appears regularly at the most renowed festivals and music centres throughout Europe, South Africa, the U.S., Canada, South America, Australia and Asia. He frequently collaborates with musical personalities such as Heinz Holliger, Mario Venzago, Dennis Russel Davies, Leif Segerstam, Jesus Lopez Cobos, Howard Griffith, Christoph Poppen, Leonidas Kavakos, Alexander Lonquich, and many others, as well as with orchestras like the Zurich Tonhalle Orchester, Symphonieorchester Basel, RSO Vienna, Camerata Bern, Münchner Kammerorchester, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, etc. Patrick Demenga teaches at the Lausanne Conservatory
Manuel Fischer-Dieskau
​21st - 26th of September 2020
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.
Monique Heidema 
20th - 25th of July 2020
She played concerts in the Netherlands, France, Spain, Great Britain, Sweden, Belgium, Canada, Liechtenstein Russia, the Czech Republic, Taiwan and the United States. She is regularly asked to take part in committees and juries. Principal teacher cello at the „Fontys Conservatory Tilburg” and at the “Sweelinck Academy of the Conservatory of Amsterdam”.
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.
Florian Kitt
3rd - 8th of August 2020
Austrian cellist, studied with Gaspar Cassadó In Cologne and André Navarra In Detmold after graduating from the Vienna Musikakademie as pupil of Frieda Litschauer. Following his debut at the Konzerthaus in Vienna 1964 he has appeared as soloist with many leading orchestras and conductors, given cello recitals and made numerous recordings. His extensive repertoire includes cello-works of all styles, but his special abilities for recent music have created collaborations with major composers, like Luciano Berio and György Ligeti etc. He is also a very devoted teacher, apart various masterclasses he holds a professorship at the University for Music in Graz since 1970.
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.
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 from 2012 to 2017. He performs regularly in piano duo with Massimiliano Mainolfi and in important concert halls in Europe, South Africa and North America, as Carnegie Hall in New York and Kammermusiksaal Philharmonie of Berlin and recorded for DECCA Italy, Guild and Claves. He has been member of the “lucerne string trio” with Ina Dimitrova and Christoph Schiller, and is member of the “swiss cellists“.  
www.mattiazappa.com