Aleksandra Bengin, Serbia

Aleksandra Bengin, Serbia

Aleksandra Bengin (1992) was born in Vršac, Serbia. She completed her basic piano (class of Professor Aleksandra Pavlović) and cello (class of Professor Sandra Belić) studies in Belgrade at the Faculty of Music. She also completed her master's degree in cello with Professor Sandra Belić at FMU.

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André Gunko, Portugal

André Gunko, Portugal

André Gunko was born in Horta, Portugal in 1997, into a family of musicians. He first started to play the cello at the age of six. His teacher was Orest Grytsyuk, at the Regional Conservatory of Angra do Heroísmo (nowadays known as the Escola de Tomas de Borba).

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Christina Bensi, Greece

Christina Bensi, Greece

Christina Bensi started playing cello at the age of 5 having her father as a teacher. She began her studies at the Municipal Conservatory of Argyroupoli where she took part in the
conservatory’s orchestra and then at the Halkidonio Conservatory.

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Damjan Saramandić, Serbia

Damjan Saramandić, Serbia

Damjan Saramandić was born in 1993 in Kragujevac. He started playing cello at the age of six in the class of his father Božo Saramandić, receiving his primary and secondary music education.

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Đorđe Nikolić, Serbia

Đorđe Nikolić, Serbia

Đorđe Nikolić was born in 2000 in Serbia. After graduating from Music School ''Kosta Manojlović'', Belgrade in 2018 in the class of Professor Nataša Blagojević he enrolled at Hochschule für Musik in Detmold in the class of Professor Ksenija Janković.

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Ema Vraneš, Serbia

Ema Vraneš, Serbia

Ema Vraneš was born in Belgrade in 1997 and started playing the cello at the age of seven. After graduating from the music school “Mokranjac” in Belgrade, where she studied with Professor Đorđe Milošević, she completed her bachelor studies at the Anton Bruckner University in Linz, Austria.

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Eunju Cheung, South Korea

Eunju Cheung, South Korea

Eunju Cheung was born in 1996 in Seoul, South Korea. She started her music education at Yewon School and after graduation enrolled at Seoul Arts High School. From 2015 until 2019 she studied at Seoul National University with Professor Minji Kim, earning a Bachelor of Music degree in solo violoncello, and currently, she is studying at Hochschule für Musik Detmold with Professor Ksenija Janković.

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Francesco Stefanelli, Italy / San Marino

Francesco Stefanelli, Italy / San Marino

Francesco Stefanelli, born in San Marino in 1999, started studying cello at the age of 7 at the Music Institute of San Marino. He graduated with honors in 2015 at the Institute of higher Education “Lettimi” in Rimini.

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Hyunah Pyo, South Korea

Hyunah Pyo, South Korea

Hyunah Pyo was born in South Korea in 2001. She started playing cello at the age of eight. She is currently studying with Pieter Wispelwey at the University of Germany.

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Jeongheon Nam, South Korea

Jeongheon Nam, South Korea

Jeongheon Nam was born in Incheon (South Korea) in 1993 and began playing the cello at the age of six. His musical education started as a junior student at the School of Music under St. Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory Russia with Professor Elena Dernova.

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Joël Geniet, France

Joël Geniet, France

Born in 2002, Joël Geniet already has an exceptional musical training course. He started playing the cello at the age of 4 and was crowned with success at the Conservatoire Régional de Montpellier with high honors unanimously and honors from the jury in 2017.

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Jorge Giménez Cerdó, Spain

Jorge Giménez Cerdó, Spain

Jorge Giménez was born in Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain, in 2001. He began his cello studies at the age of four with Patxi de la Asunción, in Palma, and in 2012, entered the Conservatorio Profesional de Música y Danza Islas Baleares.

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Máté Tomasz, Hungary

Máté Tomasz, Hungary

Máté Tomasz was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1997. Between 2015 and 2019 he was a student at the Ferenc Liszt Academy in Budapest in the classes of Miklós Perényi, Márta Gulyás, Rita Wagner, János Rolla.

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Mina Zakić, Serbia

Mina Zakić, Serbia

Mina Zakić was born in 1991 in Belgrade. She started playing cello at the age of 7 at the Music School "Kosta Manojlović" in Zemun, in the class of Professor Nada Jovanović. After primary music education, she attended classes at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, in the class of Professor Imre Kalman.

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Sara Čano, Slovenia

Sara Čano, Slovenia

Sara Čano was born in 2000 in Ljubljana and began learning the cello at the age of six with her mother Aleksandra Čano Muharemović and is currently completing her studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München with Professor Julian Steckel.

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Sofia Blându, Romania

Sofia Blându, Romania

Sofia Blându was born in 2003 in Romania. In the period 2010-2017, she studied at the National College of Arts “Octav Băncilă” Iași in the class of Professor Sandu Florin and currently she studies at the National College of Arts “Dinu Lipatti” in Bucharest in the class of Professor Mircea Marian.

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Soma Dávid-Kacsó, Romania

Soma Dávid-Kacsó, Romania

Soma Dávid-Kacsó was born in 2000 in Romania. He was a student of professors such as Török Béla, Kostyák Előd, Oláh Mátyás, Fábián Attila, Török Zsolt and currently he is a 2nd-year student at the National University of Music in Bucharest in the class of Professor Răzvan Suma.

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Sunghyun Park, South Korea

Sunghyun Park, South Korea

Sunghyun Park was born in 2006 in South Korea. She started playing cello at the age of 5 at JCC Thurnauer School of Music in NJ, USA. She enrolled at Yewon School in 2019 and currently, she is studying at the pre-college of Hochschule fur Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin with Prof. Troels Svane.

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Thomas Martin, France / Great Britain

Thomas Martin, France / Great Britain

Born in 2002 to French-British parents, Thomas Martin began his cello studies at the Bern Konservatorium (Switzerland) aged 7. At this time, he also participated in numerous opera productions as a boy soprano (Stadttheater Bern, Opéra National de Bordeaux, Montepulciano Festival, and Welsh National Opera).

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Vuk Simon Ovaskainen, Serbia / Finland

Vuk Simon Ovaskainen, Serbia / Finland

Vuk Ovaskainen was born in Belgrade in 2001. He started playing the cello at the age of seven in the class of Professor Božo Saramandić, and then worked with Professors Nebojša Janković, Milutin Mladenović, Judit Josifoski, and Danijel Milutinović.

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