The Swiss-based LGT Young Soloists string ensemble is quickly building an international reputation as a youth orchestra of exceptional skill and artistic merit.
Comprising highly gifted young international string soloists, aged 13 to 22, the 24 young members individually hold over 80 national and international competition prizes and accolades.
The group was founded by violinist and pedagogue Alexander Gilman on the principal of: ‘exceptional young concert artists performing together with their peers, as tutti players and soloists – accompanying each other and sharing their collective passion for music.”
Upcoming performances include performances at the Rheingau Music Festival, Tonhalle Zürich, Victoria Hall in Singapore and aboard the MS Europa 2 cruise ship.
The ensemble will release their 2nd CD ‘Russian Soul’ on the RCA/Sony label in May.
The group is generously supported by the LGT Private Bank in Switzerland.
ELENA KAWAZU & LGT YOUNG SOLOISTS | RIMSKY-KORSAKOV (ARR. ZIMBALIST) | GOLDEN COCKEREL (LE COQ D’OR)
GERARD KARNI & LGT YOUNG SOLOISTS | RACHMANINOV | VOCALISE
LGT YOUNG SOLOISTS | HOLST | ST PAUL’S SUITE
LEO ESSELSON & LGT YOUNG SOLOISTS | MATTHIJS VON DIJK | VICE
DANIELLE AKTA & LGT YOUNG SOLOISTS | BRUCH | KOL NIDREI
DAVID NEBEL, DUSAN KOSTIC & LGT YOUNG SOLOISTS | GIOVANNI BOTTESINI | GRAN DUO
DAVID NEBEL & ELENA KAWAZU | SARASATE | NAVARRA
LGT Young Soloists‘ current members, include violinists:
- David Nebel (20, Switzerland)
- Leo Esselson (17, Germany/Russia)
- Elena Kawazu (18, USA/Japan)
- Frederick Mangold (15, Switzerland)
- Christa-Maria Stangorra (21, Germany)
- Gaia Trionfera (16, Italy)
- Lir Vaginsky (13, Israel)
- Mayte Levenbach (15, Netherlands)
- Emilia von Albertini (14, Switzerland)
- Silas Zschocke (19, Germany)
- Benedetta Bucci (19, Italy)
- Gerald Karni (20,Israel/USA)
- Benedict Mitterbauer (22, Austria)
- Anna Krzyzak (19, Poland)
- Anuschka Micaela Pedano (16, Netherlands)
- Kaat Schraepen (16, Belgium)
- Carlo Lay (16, Germany)
- Danielle Akta (14, Israel)
- Philipp Schupelius (13, Germany)
- Samuel Weilacher (15, Germany)
- Vilém Vlček (18, Czech Republic)
- Yamila Pedrosa Ahmed (23, Spain)
- Dušan Kostić (21, Serbia)