Alumni

Alumni Musica Mundi School

Kristina-Georgieva
Kristina Georgieva

Barenboim Academy – Berlin

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Quintijn Van Heek

Amsterdam Conservatory

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Thaïs Defoort

Saarbrücken Conservatory

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Alisa Sadikova

Julliard School – New York

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Aude Van De Keere

Antwerp Conservatory

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Krzysztof Michalski

Paris Conservatory

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Tailin Donckers

Brussels Conservatory

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Georges Lucas Ilouridze

Brussels Conservatory

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Krissy Teng

Julliard School – New York

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Nikita Shastakou

Mozarteum – Salzburg

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Cansu Naz Eris

Barenboim Academy – Berlin

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Idil Bursa

Barenboim Academy – Berlin

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Dante Lind

Maastricht Conservatory

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Ariadna Donat

Maastricht Conservatory

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Mila Gostijanovic

Paris Conservatory

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Elizabeta Tomac
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Joshua Galasse

Brussels Conservatory

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Ilya Braekman

Brussels conservatory

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Pauline Fritz
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Val Kravos
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Antoni Ingielewicz
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Levent Keskin

Brussels Conservatory

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Angela de la Ossa Garcia

Alumni Festival Musica Mundi

Esther Yoo

Violin, United States of America

Esther Yoo started her lessons with Leonid Kerbel on her arrival in Belgium at the age of six. Today, Esther is one of the most promising young violinists in the world.

Esther was the youngest prize winner in the tenth International Sibelius Competition in 2010 and in the 2012 Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels. In 2014, she was selected as a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist.

Ivan Karizna attended Musica Mundi’s course and festival from childhood. He won the third prize in the Tchaikovsky Competition in 2011 and performed in the Rising Stars series organized by BOZAR. He took part in the Queen Elisabeth Cello Competition in 2017.

Ivan Karizna

Cello, Belarus

Daniel Lozakovich

Violin, Sweden

Daniel Lozakovich was born in Stockholm in 2001 and began playing the violin when he was almost seven. He made his solo debut two years later with the Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra and Vladimir Spivakov in Moscow. Since the first performance Daniel has a major influence by Vladimir Spivakov and playes Daniel collaborates with some of the world’s eminent conductors, including Ádám Fischer, Semyon Bychkov, Neeme Järvi,  Esa Pekka Salonen, Andris Nelsons, Robin Ticciati, Marc Albrecht, Klaus Mäkelä, Vasily Petrenko, Tugan Sokhiev, Giancarlo Guerrero, Nathalie Stutzman, Leonard Slatkin and Lorenzo Viotti. Daniel has a close collaboration with Valery Gergiev, with whom he maintains a strong artistic partnership since their first collaboration during the New Year’s concert 2015 at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow. 

Leonard Schreiber is a soloist and chamber musician, engaged by one of the finest artists’ agencies in Europe. He performs regularly with great artists such as Vadim Repin, Boris Berezovsky, Nicholas Angelich… Leonard has performed as a soloist with many orchestras such as the London Symphony Orchestra, the European Philharmonic, the St. Petersburg Orchestra… He participated in Musica Mundi’s alumni concert in 2013.

Leonard Schreiber

Violin, Belgium

Stanislav Anischenko

Double-bass, Belarus

Stanislav Anischenko won the first prize at Brno and the second prize in the ARD Competition before joining Cologne orchestra and obtaining the Strad Magazine Special Prize. He participated in Musica Mundi’s course and festival for several years as a student and young faculty member.

Artiom Shishkov was first prize winner of Leopold Auer and Yankeilevitch International competitions and prize winner of the Queen Elisabeth 2012 competition. He received numerous awards, among which the Spivakov award and the special award from the President of the Belorussian Republic. Artiom became one of Musica Mundi’s young faculty members after following the Musica Mundi course for five years.

Artiom Shishkov

Violin, Belarus

Liya Petrova

Violin – Bulgaria

Liya Petrova, first prize winner of the Carl Nielsen 2016 competition, plays regularly with artists such as Renaud Capucon, Martha Argerich, Yuri Bashmet, Yuya Wang… Liya participated in the Musica Mundi course and festival from her early youth and later became a young faculty member.

Aleksei Kiseliov was a faithful participant in the Musica Mundi festival as a student and as young faculty member. Today, Aleksei is the leader of the cello section of the Royal Scotland National Orchestra. He is also a passionate pedagogue and chamber musician and a professor at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Aleksei Kiseliov

Cello, Belarus

Liav Kerbel
Liav Kerbel

Cello, Belgium/Israel

Belgian-Israeli cellist, Liav Kerbel, is increasingly recognized as a versatile and dynamic musician. He performs repertoire ranging from 18th century Baroque to the cutting edge repertoire of the 21st century. He is a major prizewinner at several international competitions, the most recent being a laureate at the Classic Strings international cello competition in Dubai. A passionate chamber musician, Liav has participated in numerous summer festivals including the Verbier Festival Academy in Switzerland where he received the “Prix Jean- Nicholas Firmenich” for his outstanding performances in the festival. Liav started his musical studies in Belgium with Prof. Claudine Steenackers and Prof. Vladimir Perlin. He now holds a Bachelor of Music degree at the Manhattan School of Music as a student of Prof. Philippe Muller. In 2021, he graduated from the New England Conservatory with a Master of Music degree under the guidance of Prof. Laurence Lesser. He now is pursuing a Post-graduate degree at the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg with Prof. Giovanni Gnocchi. He participated in the “Musica Mundi” Chamber Music Course and Festival since 2005, became a young faculty in 2016 and a faculty member in 2023.

Mikhail Radunski began studying the cello in 2000 under Honored Artist of the Republic of Belarus Vladimir Perlin. Mikhail Participated in many festivals, master classes and open concerts in Russia, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, the United Arab Emirates, Italy, etc. In addition to foreign tours, Mikhail takes an active part in the musical life of Belarus. He participated in the “Musica Mundi” Chamber Music Course and Festival since 2005, became a young faculty in 2016 and a faculty member in 2021.

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Mikhail Radunski

Cello, Belarus

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Aliaksandra Ivanova

Viola, Belarus

Aliaksandra Ivanova graduated from the Belarussian State Academy of Music in 2015 as a Master student under Professor Lucia Lastovka. Currently Aliaksandra is a teacher of the Belarus Academy of music. She is the first performer of a number of compositions by modern Belarusian composers. Repeatedly she performed as a soloist with the Youth Symphony Orchestra of the Belarusian State Academy of Music and the Symphony Orchestra of Belarussian radio and TV company. Alexandra has been a Musica Mundi participant as of 2010, became a young faculty in 2016 and a faculty member in 2021.

Violinist Emile Daems discovered his passion for music as a child, when at the age of six he took his first violin lessons at the music academy in Anderlecht. In 2012, this talented young musician was admitted to Léonid Kerbel’s class at the Royal Conservatoire in Brussels. It was there that he also studied Musical Theory and Writing from 2013 until 2018, graduating summa cum laude. For several years running, Emile has taken part in the Musica Mundi workshops and festival as a young talented musician. This enabled him to develop his experience in chamber music and work with some outstanding artists such as Maxim Vengerov, Ivry Gitlis, etc. Emile became a young faculty of the course in 2019 and a faculty member in 2021. He is currently serving as one of the Music Theory teachers of the Musica Mundi School.

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Emile Daems

Violin, Belgium

Kristina Georgieva

Violin, Bulgaria

Kristina Georgieva, winner of many competitions, including a second prize in the 2016 Auer competition and a first prize in the Marie Cantagrill 2019 International Violin Competition, performed under the baton of Maxim Vengerov in the Musica Mundi Special event at BOZAR in 2016. She was the winner of the 2016 Bulgarian Young musician of the year in the classical category.

Israeli violinist Solomon Markman made his concerto debut with the Jerusalem Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra at the age of eleven. He had since performed across Israel with numerous orchestras such as the Haifa Symphony Orchestra, Tel-Aviv soloists’ ensemble and the Israeli Netanya Kibbutz Orchestra Solomon is a laureate of several competitions, including the Paul-Ben Haim competition for original Israeli music and the Eran Zoldan competition. In 2021 Solomon was awarded a First for his Undergraduate studies at the Royal College of Music London. He had been a Charles Ravel scholar and studied with Leonid Kerbel and baroque violin with Lucy Russell. He continued his studies at the RCM with Prof. Kerbel for the Master of Music in Performance degree. As of January 2023 he is part of the first violin section of the Dresden Symphony Orchestra.

Solomon Markman

Violin, Israel

Hina Khuong-Huu

Violin, France/Japan/USA

Hina Khuong-Huu performs regularly around the world after winning several international competitions in Japan, in the United States and in Europe. She has participated in several master classes with great artists such as Maxim Vengerov, Ivry Gitlis and Alexandra Soumm.

Fiona Khuong-Huu, now fourteen years old, has a long record of first and second prizes in important competitions such as the Osaka International competition and the Andrea Postacchini International violin competition. Fiona performs regularly in the USA and in Europe

Fiona Khuong-Huu

Violin, France/Japan/USA

Leia Zhu

Violin, United Kingdom/China

Leia Zhu, aged sixteen, is already pursuing a rich international career with an impressive list of first prizes in various competitions and is performing around the world. In 2016, during the Musica Mundi special event, Leia played under the baton of Maxim Vengerov.

Fien Van Den Fonteyne was a Musica Mundi student since childhood. In 2013, she was laureate of the ‘Elski’ International music competition in Minsk and, in 2015, was selected for the Queen Elisabeth Competition. In 2011, she became a founding member of the well-recognized trio ‘Impression’.

Fien Van Den Fonteyne

Violin, Belgium

Victoria Vassilenko

Piano, Bulgaria

Victoria Vassilenko was first prize winner of the George Enescu 2016 piano competition. She participated in Musica Mundi’s course and festival for several years as well as in the 2013 special alumni concert organized by Musica Mundi.