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Boris Belkin

Boris Belkin began studying the violin at the age of six and made his first public appearance with the great conductor Kyrill Kondrashin when he was seven. He studied at the Central Music School of the Moscow Conservatory with professors Yankeievitz, Glezarova and Andrievsky. While still a student he played all over the Soviet Union as a soloist with leading national orchestras, and in 1973 won first prize at the Soviet National competition for Violinists.

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Yuzoko Horigome

First prize winner in the 1980 Queen Elisabeth Music Competition Yuzuko Horigome (born 1957) has brought her virtuosity and rich musical mind to audiences all over the world. Her brilliant collaborators include such legendary conductors as Erich Leinsdorf, Sándor Végh, Herbert Blomstedt, André Prévin, Claudio Abbado, Seiji Ozawa, Iván Fischer, Riccardo Chailly, and Simon Rattle.

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Piotr Jasiurkowski

Starting in 1998, Piotr Jasiurkowski (born 1987) studied in Robert Szreder's Violin class at Conservatorium Maastricht. During his studies he had lessons with V. Repin, H. Krebbers, Y. Kless and A. Suwanai. In 2011 he graduated summa cum laude with a Master’s degree in Violin Performance. Shortly after the graduation he was appointed lecturer in Violin at Conservatorium Maastricht.

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Kyoko Yonemoto

Kyoko Yonemoto (born 1984) is widely considered to be one of the most promising young violinists of today. A laureate in some of the world's finest violin competitions, Kyoko Yonemoto was the youngest prize winner ever at the Paganini competition in Italy in 1997, receiving a special prize from the jury, the Enrico Costa Memorial Prize. She has also won prizes in the Long-Thibaud competition, Queen Elisabeth competition, Fritz Kreisler competition and Montreal competition. She won first prize in the national competition in Japan in 2001, and the Paganini competition in Moscow in November 2006.

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