Vladmir Stoupel, Pianist and Conductor
Vladmir Stoupel has studied piano with Evgeny Malinin and conducting with Gennady Rozhdestvensky at the Moscow Conservatory, and was a pupil of the Russian pianist Lazar Berman for five years. He was a top prizewinner at the Geneva International Music Competition in 1986.
As an educator, Vladmir Stoupel has maintained a private piano studio for over 30 years in Paris, New York and Berlin. His main focus has been on helping young pianists prepare for auditions and competitions, as well as mentoring young professionals at the beginning of their performing careers. He has also enjoyed the many master classes he was invited to give, often in association with his performances in Europe, China, Iceland and the United States. He has also had experiences serving as Artistic Director of a number of festivals, including the Last Rose of Summer in Berlin as well as the Festival Aigues-Vives en Musiques in Aigues-Vives, France.
Simon Chulkyu Jung, Pianist and Chamber Musician
Simon Chul Kyu Jung studied at Hanyang University in Seoul. Chulkyu continued his horizon of studying for bachelor and master Piano with Prof. Dietmar Nawroth at Hochschule für Musik und Theater Felix Mendelssohn Barthody in Leipzig. He also studied master Chamber Music with Prof. Thomas Hoppe, Eberhard Feltz, Wayne Foster-Smith, Jonathan Aner, Wolfgang Redik at Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler. Recently, Chulkyu began Meisterklasse for Chamber Music at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Leipzig with Prof. Caspar Frantz as piano trio from 2019 October, in addition to his Konzertexamen as Piano performance at Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Trossingen with Prof. Wolfgang Wagenhäuser.
As a winner of numerous international competitions, Chulkyu has established music spectrum with a well-known ensemble. He made his debut in 2014 with the Krakow Philharmonic in Poland. Chulkyu has accumulated the experiences of teaching piano since 2011.
Judith Ingolfsson, Violinist
Judith Ingolfsson studied with Jascha Brodsky at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. She went on to earn her Master's degree and Artists Diploma from the Cleveland Institute of Music as a student of David Cerone and Donald Weilerstein.
Judith Ingolfsson has been Professor of Violin at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart, Germany since 2008. Previous faculty appointments include the University of Colorado at Boulder, the Cleveland Institute of Music, ENCORE School for Strings and the New York Youth Symphony. Her students have won numerous international competitions, won Academy positions with orchestras such as the Konzerthaus Orchestra Belin and the Komische Oper Berlin and are members of some of the world's top orchestras. Judith Ingolfsson has been appointed to the violin faculty at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University.
Sihyun Lee, Violinist and Chamber Musician
Sihyun Lee studied her master in violin with Prof. Gernot Süßmuth at the Hochschule für Musik "Franz Liszt" in Weimar. Sihyun then completed her master's degree in chamber music at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler. Since 2013 Sihyun has been an academician at the Komische Oper Berlin, the Orchestra Academy of the Staatskapelle Weimar and the Orchestra Academy of Staatskapelle Berlin. Since 2019 Sihyun has been the concertmaster of the Neue Philharmonie Berlin. Additionally, she is studying for Konzertexamen in Trossingen for Violin with Prof. Boris Kucharsky and for Chamber Music Meisterklasse with Prof. Caspar Frantz in Lepizig.
Sihyun Lee received 1st Prize (Violin) and 2nd Prize (Chamber Music) at the music competition "Paolo Serrao" in Filadelfia, Italy. She also won 1st Prize in the Yongsan Art Hall for Chamber Music Trio.
Alessandra Rossi-Filippi, Soprano
Alessandra Rossi-Filippi gains recognition for her vocal and theatrical versatility both on the operatic stage as well as in concert. Alessandra Rossi-Filippi is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music in New York, and received a Master's Degree in vocal performance from the University of Tennessee. In 2011, Alessandra was seen nationally on NBC's presentation of the Kennedy Center Honors.
As an educator, Alessandra Rossi-Filippi had been a high choral director at Bishop O' Cornell High School in Virginia, at Key Elementary School in Washington D.C., and adjunct Professor at Montgomery College in Maryland. She has had a private voice studio in Washington D.C., as well as in Berlin for approximately 15 years. Her passion of empowering others in finding heir own voice is evident in her teaching.
Sojeong Son, Flutist
After completing her Bachelors at Ehwa Women's University in Korea, Sojeong Son undertook her Masters at Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin under the tutelage of Benoît Fromanger. She is currently studying her second Masters degree in Chamber music at Hanns Eisler, in which she had begun since 2016. In 2015, Sojeong Son founded the Flute East Trio; with the trio's performances based in Europe, they perform a diverse range of exhilarating repertoire.
Sojeong Son recently served as an Interium-tutor at the Wetzlar-musikbetonte Grundschule for a year, where she discovered her passion for teaching. She continues to put her efforts into nurturing the future generation of musicians.