Andrea Lucchesini

Born in 1965, Andrea Lucchesini studied piano with Maria Tipo and graduated in 1982. In 1983 he became the first Italian prize winner of the Dino Ciani International Piano Competition, which launched him on a brilliant international career. Since then he has performed with major orchestras under famous conductor, among …

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Markku Luolajan-Mikkola

Markku Luolajan-Mikkola, bass viol, studied cello with Arto Noras at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, which awarded him its diploma in 1983. An interest in baroque music led him to a summer course in Norway with Laurence Dreyfus and later to Holland where he studied with Wieland Kuijken at the  …

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Mary Lynch VanderKolk

Hailed as ‘the star of the evening’ by The Philadelphia Inquirer and praised for her ‘wistful and evocative’ playing by The Seattle Times, Mary Lynch VanderKolk has been principal oboe of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra since 2014. She began her career as second oboe with The Cleveland Orchestra and has …

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