Performers
Guitarists
Srdjan Bulat Guitarist
Srdjan Bulat (born 20 October 1986) is an award-winning classical guitarist from Split, Croatia. He has won top prizes in almost all of the most prestigious international competitions for classical guitarists including the first prize in the 2011 'Francisco Tarrega' competition in Benicassim, Spain. He has also recorded a successful solo CD for Naxos which was released in September 2012.
In July 2014 Srdjan graduated, with Distinction, from the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he studied as the recipient of the prestigious ABRSM scholarship - awarded to the best candidate in the auditions for postgraduate study programmes.
 
Emre Gökalp Guitarist
Emre Gökalp, 27, was born in İzmir, Turkey, and began his classical guitar studies with Ahmet Kanneci at 9 years old. He began participating in master classes at the age of 10, and has won prizes in international competitions since the age of 11. Gökalp's awards include first prize in the second Classical Guitar Competition in Orleans, France in 1999; second prize in the third Antonio Lauro Classical Guitar Competition in Ankara, Turkey in 2000; and first prize in the first Balkan Festival and Competition of the Classical Guitar in Velingrad, Bulgaria in 2002. Following these early successes, Gökalp was accepted into the bachelor of arts in music program at Hacettepe University's Ankara State Conservatory to continue his studies. During the 2008-2009 academic year, he took leave to go to London, where he took private classical guitar lessons from Professor Michael Lewin, head of the Guitar Department of the Royal Academy of Music, for five months. Gökalp then traveled with the Erasmus Student Exchange Program to the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid in Spain, where he studied classical guitar with Miguel Trápaga for six months. He graduated with a BA in June 2011. Thanks to his scholarship from the Borusan Kocabıyık Foundation, Gökalp has also graduated with his master's degree from the Royal Academy of Music.
Van Sarkissian  Guitarist
Van Sarkissian is one of the most inventive and artistic guitarists and composer from his generation. Having been awarded a full scholarship from the Manoukian foundation in 2010, Van Sarkissian began his studies at the Royal Academy of Music, which was a turning point for his professional career.  Since then he has been involved in a variety of different collaborations and concert opportunities, which have included performances of his own works and some of his arrangements for guitar and chamber music. His undertaking of composition lessons has led him to becoming established as a composer in addition to being a performer.
Assel Abilseitova Pianist
The Award winning pianist, Assel Abilseitova has a wide variety of performances as soloist, chamber musician, and accompanist. Currently residing in Basel, Assel is in her final year of Masters in the Musik Akademie Basel, studying with the international pianist Filippo Gamba. 
She now is a member of the Henze Trio and continues to accompany in many masterclasses with Ja Schmolck, Levon Chilingirian, Maxim Vengerov, and Alexander Pavlovic. Alongside this, she is the founding member of the artistic agency ProArt whose debut project is in the Autumn of 2015
 
Cem Babajan  Pianist
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David Sypniewski Violin
David Sypniewski started the violin with his father in Toulouse before he joined the Silvia Marcovici class in the Tibor Varga Academy. In 2009 he won the first prize in the Leopold Bellan International Competition. He recently won the Fritz Gerber Award for young contemporary music performers. David Sypniewski is now living in Basel and follows the Specialized Master program in contemporary music performance. He is benefiting advices from Sashko Gawrilow, Hae-Sun Kang and Raphael Oleg. He is playing a violin by Fabien Peyruc.

 
Taylan Ergul Violin


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Lionel Andrey clarinet
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Artur Almasbekov double bass
.was born in Almaty Kazakhstan in 1992. At the age of four he started his musical education in Kulyash Baiseitova School for gifted children. After receiving violin and piano lessons from his teacher he took his first double bass lessons six years later with Erlan Amreev.
Following his high school graduation in 2010, Artur began studies with Professor Michel Veillon in HEMU de Lausanne. After graduating Bachelor in 2013 Artur has received his Master degree in Basel Academy as a student of Roman Patkoló. Artur has taken part in masterclasses with great musicians such as Božo Paradžik, Rinat Ibragimov, Matthew McDonald, Marc Dorin etc.

During school studies Artur won Republic Competition in Kazakhstan in 2009, he traveled to Switzerland to participate in Sornetan Youth Orchestra. While Artur is studying in Switzerland he receives scholarships from LYRA Foundation. He takes part in Animato Stiftung Academy (2012, 2014) and gets a place of internship in Sinfonietta de Lausanne (2013), where afterwards he becomes a member of the orchestra. Artur is taking part in many different projects in Switzerland such as SSO
(Valais), OCV (Valais), Basel Theater – Music on the stage, L’Opéra du Rhône (Valais) etc.


Aliya Iskhakova  mezzo
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