The Tuning In! Participants
Mohammadreza Azin, after graduating from Soore University, obtained a master's degree in Composition from Arts University Teheran (e.g. with Ahmad Pejman and Talibhon Shakhidi), where he also tought Composition and Music Theory. In 2017 he completed a postgraduate programme in Composition at mdw with Detlev Müller-Siemens. His work “Reverie” was selected for the 100th anniversary concert for Karl Schiske and premiered in 2016. In 2018, „Lichtstrahl“ and the commissioned works "Freiheit der Klänge" and „Grenzenlos“ were performed at Wien Modern. His work is inspired by inner images, philosophical questions, the secrets of nature, symmetries and principles, that are analysed and deconstructed in order to create something new. He plays the Piano, Ney Kamancheh, Tar and Out and is currently based in Vienna.
Foto: Mohammadreza Azin
Dario Savino Doronzo graduated in Trumpet, Jazz Music, Conduction and Composition for Choir, Science and Technology of Sound. He has performed as a soloist in major Concert Halls such as Carnegie Hall, Spectrum NYC, Arts University Buenos Aires, Arts University Tirana, SKG Bridges Festival Thessaloniki, Yasar University Izmir, Ciglana Jazz Klub Belgrade, University of Coimbra and Aveiro, Beat Onto Jazz Festival, Jazzit Fest Pompei. He has been awarded in numerous international music competitions. He also obtained a degree in Building Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Bari and was trained in Sound Engineering. In collaboration with Pietro Gallo (piano) and Michel Godard (serpent) he produced a CD entitled “Reimagining Opera”. He taught Jazz Trumpet at “Santa Cecilia” Conservatory in Rome and at present teaches Trumpet at the Music High School of Foggia. Foto: Dario Doronzo
Fionn. Han (Hua-Chun Fan，范華君) is an award-nominated book designer, film composer and transmedia artist from Taipei, Taiwan. She obtained a transnational master's degree in ‘Media Arts Cultures’ (DK, AT, PL HK) as well as an Erasmus+ scholarship for advanced training in Creative Industries (UK). She composes symphony and electroacoustic music for films, animations and games and produces music videos with her illustrations. She has been collaborating with award-winning composers, such as Miguel Kertsman (Brazil), Dru Masters (UK) and Dan Forden (USA). Her music for 'The Thomann in[ter]vention' won a Honourable Mention, London X4-Seasonal Short Film Festival, her sound design work for ‘merk|würdig’ was exhibited at Ars Electronica Festival (2017 and 2018). She currently works on a master's thesis (Music Composition for Multi-media) that investigates how game music and spatial sound design contribute to the immersion in virtual environments. Fionn is based in Vienna.
Foto: Hua-Chun Fan
Anda Gjini studied Flute at the University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”. She has performed as a soloist, in ensembles and as part of orchestras in her home country and throughout Europe. She has participated in many festivals, such as Galway Flute Festival, Isa – International Summer Academy (mdw), EMJ Festival Neerpelt, BALSIKA, BISYOC Orchestral Exchange, Flautissimo Academy, Flute Sounds, DAM Festival and Remusica. She is a member of the Kosovo Youth Orchestra, ESMA Symphonic Orchestra and BISYOC Symphonic Orchestra. She is currently working as a teacher and preparing for a master’s programme in the field of Flute Pedagogy in Germany. Foto: Anda Gjini
Katharina Hörmann started playing the Oboe at the age of eight. Since 2010 she has been studying at mdw, currently with Klaus Lienbacher. She is a prizewinner in numerous competitions such as Prima la Musica, Musica Juventutis and the "Casinos Austria Rising Star Award". She performs regularly in Austria and abroad, as a soloist as well as in orchestras and in chamber music ensembles. As a soloist she has performed, e.g. with the Qingdao Symphony Orchestra, chamber orchestra Con Fuoco, Vienna Classical Players and Webern Kammerphilharmonie and at several international music festivals, e.g. the BellˋArte Music Campus. She gave concerts at muth, Festspielhaus Salzburg, Vienna State Opera, Konzerthaus and Musikverein and appeared on Austrian public TV and Radio. Katharina Hörmann plays a Viennese Oboe by Karl Radovanovic.
Foto: Nancy Horowitz
Adela Liculescu started playing the Piano at the age of four. She studied Piano Performance with Martin Hughes in Vienna and is now studying Chamber Music with Piano with Avedis Kouyoumdjian at mdw and Piano Performance with Milana Chernyavska in Graz. She is the winner of numerous international Piano competitions, such as the Prix du Piano in Bern, CH (2018), both existing Brahms Piano Competitions (Detmold, DE and Pörtschach, AT) and the Austrian Yamaha Music Prize (2017) as well as the Bösendorfer Piano Competition in Vienna (2015). She has performed as a soloist at the Berlin and Munich Philharmonics, St. Petersburg Philharmonics, Musikverein Wien, St Martin-in-the-Fields London and the Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest and toured China in 2018. Adela Liculescu is Official Bösendorfer Artist. Foto: Nancy Horowitz
Helena Ricci is a Swiss award-winning virtuoso harpist with a zesty personality, praised for her communication on and off stage. She recently graduated from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London with the highest honours. Solo performances include venues such as the Wigmore Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields as well as many high profile events in London. She is a member of the Encuentro de Santander, Philharmonie der Animato Stiftung, a current Britten-Pears Young Artist as well as a Westfield Presents Artist. As a Guildhall Creative Entrepreneur 2019/20 she is the founder of MUSILUX, the world’s first Harp and visual technology production company. Music + light = there is magic in the air! Foto: Helena Ricci
Instagram: @helenaricciharp / Youtube: Helena Ricci – Harpist
Verena Spies started taking cello lessons at the age of four with Yasuko Ogata. She studied Violoncello with Antonio Meneses at the University of the Arts Bern, and with Lucia Swarts at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. Further artistic impulses stemmed from Klaus Storck, Laszlo Fenyö, Guido Larisch, Albert Brüggen, Viola de Hoog, Sigiswald Kujken and Lucy van Dael. Verena has performed with several Early Music orchestras, including the Nederlandse Bachvereniging, of which she was a Young Bach Fellow for the season 2017/2018. Active in many different chamber music projects, she performed at the Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht Fringe, the MonteverdiXL Festival and the Geelvinck Fortepiano Festival and is co-founder of the Baroque Cello Trio “corde profonde” and the ensemble “Fontana dei Suoni”. Foto: Verena Spies
Belle Ting started to play the violin at the age of seven and currently studies at mdw with Dora Schwarzberg. Her accolades include First Prize in the International Cooper Violin Competition, Second Prize at the 24. International Johannes Brahms Competition, and 5. Prize as the youngest finalist in the International Isaac Stern Violin Competition in Shanghai. She has collaborated with orchestras such as the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, the Polish Baltic Philharmonic Gdansk, Moscow State Philharmonic, Odense Symphony Orchestra, and the INSO-Lviv. Upcoming projects in 2020 include performances in the “Beethovenjahr Festival Lech”, as soloist with the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, and a CD recording with the label “LIMENMUSIC” to be released in Autumn 2020. Foto: Andrej Grilc