Frederic Sánchez is the principal flautist of the Swiss Orchestra and the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra. Since 2022 he has been a professor of flute at the Centro Superior Katarina Gurska and has worked with orchestras such as the London Philharmonic and the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. In 2010 he founded the Azahar Ensemble, which won the ARD Competition in Munich in 2014.
Sherniyaz Mussakhan is the concertmaster of the Swiss Orchestra. As a soloist, he has performed with orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic of London, the Basel Symphony Orchestra and the Astana Opera Symphony Orchestra. He has played at the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad and has played solo at the Bolshoi Theatre, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Hofburg in Vienna and the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg. He is a Cavalier of the Order of Daryn.
The violinist Jana Ozolina was a member of Gidon Kremer’s chamber orchestra KREMERata Baltica and has worked as a soloist and played chamber music with András Schiff, Martha Argerich, Heinz Holliger and others. She has performed with various ensembles and as a soloist in more than 40 countries around the world, playing in major concert halls such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Musikverein in Vienna, Carnegie Hall in New York and the Sydney Opera House.
Lech Antonio Uszynski
With his “reflective” art of playing, Lech Antonio Uszynski has established himself as one of the most exciting, versatile violists of his generation. He has performed as a guest in concert halls such as the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, the Wigmore Hall in London and the Suntory Hall in Tokyo. His solo CD “Progetto Gibson” was released in 2019. Since 2010 he has been the violist of the Stradivari Quartet, with whom he has enjoyed success in the concert halls of Europe, Asia and America.
Gunta Ābele was born in Riga in 1986. She has performed as a soloist and a chamber musician throughout Europe, and has played at international festivals such as the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival and the Music Festival for Contemporary Music in Madrid. She has performed with artists such as Teodor Currentzis, Gidon Kremer and Sofia Gubaidulina. Gunta Ābele is the founder and artistic director of the chamber orchestra Camerata Basilea. Her solo CD “Magnificello” was released in 2019.