After his studies with Prof. Lydia Dubrovskaya, Klaus started studying a diploma at the Würzburg Musikhochschule where he graduated with honours. During this time he studied violin with Prof. Ruggiero Ricci, Grigory Zhislin and Herwig Zack as well as obtaining his Masterclasses Diploma.
As concertmaster, he works with the Jungen Bayerischen Kammerphilharmonie, Pasinger Fabrik, Symphony Orchestra Liechtenstein and Sinfonietta Lamagna and the Kammeroper Frankfurt . Currently, he is concertmaster of the Sinfonietta Vorarlberg as well as being a member of Symphony Orchestra Vorarlberg, where he often performs the role of section leader.
His special interest is chamber music and is highly sought after throughout Europe. As soloist he has performed with Philhamonie Zlin, Jenaer Philharmonie, Ensemble Kontrast and the Frankfurt Chamber Orchestra .
Born in Belgrade, Serbia, Jelena began her studies at the Music High School in Stankovic where, at a young age was often used in a solo capacity. She then moved on to study at the Musikhochschule in Stankovic with Gordana Matjevic. In Germany she studied at the Musikhochschule in Munich, Augsburg and Nürnberg with Urs Stiehler, Prof. Lydia Dubrovskaya and Prof. HansPeter Hofmann.
She is currently a member of Vorarlberg Symphony Orchestra, Kammerphilharmonie BodenseeOberschwaben and Sinfonietta Vorarlberg. She has also played with the Bayerischeskammerorchester and as a section leader of various orchestras including Symphony Orchestra Liechtenstein.
Jelena appears regularly around Europe as a chamber musician, in 2014 she took part in the Cantiere Internazionale d‘Arte di Montepulciano where she performed as a chamber music partner with Tobias Ringborg, Markus Bellheim and Justus Grimm.
Born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Guy completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Viola Performance with Honours at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in 2006. This was under the tutelage of Pierre Malan and Jürgen Schwietering. In 2012, he completed his studies, with Honours, under Prof. Klaus Christa. in this year he also began teaching Viola and Violin at the Dornbirn Music School.
As an orchestral musician, he has worked with many orchestras in South Africa and is a member of the Vorarlberg Symphony Orchestra. He held the position of section leader in the Eastern Cape Philharmonic Orchestra from 2005 till 2009 and as a soloist, he has performed with orchestras in South Africa and in Vorarlberg. Guy is a founding member of the Trio Ilias and Viola Total! , he also performs regularly with Ensemble Plus.
For 2015/16 he has been awarded the Richard Wagner scholarship from the Vorarlberg Wagner Society.
Emil was born in Skopje, Macedonia and this is where he started his cello playing career. While in Macedonia, he won many prizes at competitions for chamber music as well as soloist. He was also presented with the Klimentina Rafailovska for being the best in his generation. He then studied at the BoulogneBillancourt Coservatorium with Jean Ferry and Michel Strauss. He then moved to Paris and studied with Mascha Janushevskaia at the Ecole National.
In 2000/2001 he was awarded a prize from the French ministry of culture and the Premiere Prix in chamber music. In 2001 he moved to the Musikhochschule Würzburg where he studied under Xenia Jankovic and Janosh Török. During his studies he played in Trio Frankonia with Prof. Grigory Zhislin and Elena Poljakova.
In 2009 he was invited to take part in the international cello festival in Belgrade. Currently, Emil is a member of the Munichbased orchestras, Jakobsplatz and Taschenphilharmonie where he is a section leader.