Leo van Debré, born in Moscow and raised in Stockholm, was accepted to the prestigious music school, Lilla Akademien in Stockholm at the age 15. He later went to the Royal College of Music in Stockholm where he attained his Bachelor of Music Degree under the tuition of prof. Elemer Lavotha.
A keen chamber musician, Leo’s interest for chamber music grew throughout his studies, leading to the founding of many chamber ensembles including duets, piano trios, piano quartets and string quartets. His love of the orchestra led him to take part in symphonic ensembles such as the Verbier Festival Orchestra and the Swedish National Youth Orchestra. He recently completed his Master of Music in Performance Degree with Louise Hopkins as his professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.
Emma Johansson was born in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1993. She started playing the piano at the age of 6 through the Suzuki piano school. After studying the piano with Anna Simon, Thomas Rydfeldt and Mikael Kanarva, Emma was awarded her Bachelor’s degree with Bernt Wilhelmsson as her main teacher at the Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg. She was accepted to the Royal Academy of Music in London and the Royal College of Music, Edsberg Manor in Stockholm, where she finished her Master’s under the guidance of Professor Mats Widlund in 2017.
She is a prize winner of the Swedish Steinway Competition and has received scholarships from the Royal Academy of Music in Sweden, the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and the Swedish Freemasonry. In addition, she has also been awarded the Anders Sandrew Scholarship for promising musicians as well as the Fredrika Bremer Music Scholarship.
Emil Beronius Magras, born in 1990, was raised both on St Barts and Stockholm, Sweden. He began playing the flute at the age of five in France, and later attended the Lilla Akademien School of Music in Stockholm. He obtained his Master’s degree at Malmö Academy of Music, studying under Anders Ljungar-Chapelon.
During his years of study, Emil performed on musical tours of Europe and Asia, and took masterclasses with well-known flautists such as Philippe Bernold, Benoit Fromanger, James Galway, Cecilie Löken and Göran Marcusson. Emil has performed with several Swedish symphonic orchestras, including the Malmö Symphony Orchestra, the Malmö Opera and the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra and recently with the French National Orchestra of the Loire Valley (ONPL).
Zaida has studied with prof. Marika Fältskog at the Malmö Academy of Music, Tobias Granmo at the Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg, and with Cecilia Zilliacus at the master programme in chamber music at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.
Zaida has performed in masterclasses for e.g. Olivier Charlier, Isabelle van Keulen, Frans Helmersson, Bengt Forsberg and Gerhard Schulz. As a freelancing violinist, Zaida often appears as an orchestral and chamber musician, most recently with the c/o Chamber Orchestra. She is initiator, artistic director and leader of a string ensemble in her hometown at the Åland Islands in Finland.
Dante Idbratt Lundgren, born in Strömstad 1990, started playing the guitar at the age of ten. At the age of fifteen he was accepted for studies at Lilla Akademien School of Music in Stockholm where he graduated in 2009. He then began his studies at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm under the tuition of Peter Berlind Carlson. During the last year of the Bachelor’s program he received an Erasmus scholarship for studies with Prof. Frank Bungarten at Hochschule für Theater, Musik und Medien Hannover in Germany.
In 2012 he began the Master’s program at Musikhochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar under tuition of Prof. Thomas Müller-Pering where he graduated with the highest mark. Since then he has been performing solo repertoire as well as chamber music in different ensembles. He’s also been composing and recording music for soundtrack productions.
Olivia Lundberg (born 1992) comes from Stockholm and started playing the violin when she was 4 years old. She studied with Ulla Magnusson and prof. Henryk Kowalski at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and with prof. Elise Båtnes at the Norwegian Academy of Music. Since 2016 Olivia is doing her master studies in orchestral playing in Stockholm, with Bartosz Cajler.
Olivia has participated in many international courses both in Europe and United States. She is frequently having masterclasses with prof. Ulf Wallin (Hans Eisler, Berlin) and she also participated in masterclasses with famous pedagoges, among those Mimi Zweig, Federico Agostini, Vilde Frang, Detlef Hahn and Almita Vamos.
Olivia has been awarded scholarship from the Royal Musical Academy twice , in 2011 and 2016.
Melissa was born in the city of Nacka in December 1990 to a Swedish father and Colombian mother. She was a student of the class of professor Staffan Scheja at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm from 2008 to 2010. Since the fall of 2010 she lives in Düsseldorf in Germany, where she completed her master studies in 2014 under Professor Paolo Giacometti and her Konzertexamen in January 2017, under the professorship of Georg Friedrich Schenck. She performed Rachmaninov’s 3rd piano concerto with the Neue Philharmonie Westfalen and a solo recital of 90 minutes, receiving the highest mark for both her exams.
In 2016 she was chosen to take part in the International Music Festival in Cartagena, Colombia, as a soloist and young talent. The same year in the summer she performed “The Seasons” by John Cage under Michael Tilson Thomas during the Verbier Festival with the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra. She was reinvited for the summer of 2017, where she performed in several concerts, among others with Joshua Weilerstein and Michèle Larivière. She has performed Gershwin´s Rhapsody in Blue with different orchestras and Rachmaninov´s 3rd piano concerto for her graduation concert in Düsseldorf.
Grew up in a musician’s home in Söderhamn, Sweden. Started playing the trombone as a seven year-old and later also the tuba and bass trombone. He went to the Royal College of Music in Stockholm at the department of classical music for five years, under prof. Sven-Eric Ericsson, Håkan Björkman and prof. Michael Lind. He is active orchestra and chamber musician both in studios and live performer.
During his years as a freelancer he played among other Stockholm Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Norrbotten Big Band, Stockholm JazzOrchestra and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Because of his broadness in genre he had the opportunity to be a part of the Stockholm musical scene in productions at the Theaters in Stockholm.
Estonian soprano Mirjam Mesak was born in 1990 in Tallinn and graduated in 2006 from The Music School of Tallinn, playing the piano under the tutelage of Heli Taar. She received her Bachelors’ degree in voice from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama with a First Class Honours in 2016 and is now continuing her studies on the Guildhall Artist Masters Programme, under the tutelage of Prof. Rudolf Piernay.
At Guildhall, Mirjam has worked with the finest singers and coaches including Graham Johnson, Sarah Walker, Eugene Asti, Julius Drake, Stephan Loges, Amanda Roocroft. Mirjam has performed as a soloist in several of London’s renowned concert halls such the Barbican Hall, Milton Court Concert Hall (including as part of the LSO’s This is Rattle festival), and Wigmore Hall where she premièred new work by Guildhall composers and writers.
Jesper Alm, born in southern Sweden, started singing from a young age. Started playing the flute at the age of 10, soon delved deeper in to world of music, with music theory and piano studies. Was accepted to the prestigious music school, Lilla Akademien in Stockholm at the age 15. Moved from home ready to explore his love for music, earning Selma Music’s scholarship for promising young musicians. Attend to masterclasses with Göran Marcusson and Gitte Marcusson, which in turn led him to Vänersborg where he continued study under their tutelage. While also working taking on students of his own.
Experienced flute teacher, theoretical and practical musician. As both a soloist, chamber musician and in orchestras, Jesper has performed at concert venues in Italy, the UK, Norway, Denmark and around Sweden. He has participated in Masterclasses with prominent flutist such as Adam Walker, Göran Marcusson, Cecilie Løken and Jan Bengtsson