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Elodie Théry
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The German-French cellist Elodie Théry began her Bachelor of Music with Laurentiu Sbarcea at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln (Germany) in 2011 and graduated with honors. In the season 2014/2015 she is an intern in the WDR Funkhaus Orchestra in Cologne. She completed her Master of Performance with honors in June 2017 at the Lucerne University of Music in the class of Christian Poltéra. In 2017 and 2018 she was Artist in Residence at the "Festival for Young Artists Bayreuth". In 2019 she played as a soloist with the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra at the KKL Luzern and completed her Master of Solo Performance in 2020, also with distinction. Due to her great passion for chamber music, Théry is involved in numerous international chamber music projects: She has founded several permanent formations, with which she is currently performing mainly in Switzerland. Théry captivates the audience with great enthusiasm, impressive stage presence and extraordinary personality. Elodie Théry holds scholarships from the Hirschmann Foundation, the Zaczkowski Foundation and the Richard Wagner Foundation.

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Tabea Frei

Tabea Frei was born in Mammern, Switzerland. She started playing the violin in kindergarten. After high school, she began studying the violin at the Hochschule Luzern Musik with Prof. Gunars Larsens. This was followed by a master's degree in music education. At this time she received her first viola lessons from Prof. Isabel Charisius. She then switched from violin to viola and completed two more master's degrees, including the Master Specialized Music Performance Soloist with Prof. Lawrence Power, Zurich. Tabea Frei attended master classes with Gilad Karni, Atar Arad, Ivry Gitlis, Yair Kless, Valéry Gradow, Isabelle van Keulen and others. She was a member of the Basel Symphony Orchestra, Moscovia Orchestra and Britten-Pears Youth Orchestra and plays as a guest with the Lucerne Festival Strings and the St. Gallen Symphony Orchestra. She was invited to the Lucerne Festival, Menuhin Festival Gstaad and other festivals for projects and was awarded the prize at the Verao Classico Summer Lisbon competition in 2016.

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Linda Egli
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After artistic master’s studies in Munich (Prof. Ingolf Turban) and Amsterdam (Peter Brunt), she completed another master’s degree (instrumental music pedagogy) in Zurich (Anna Gebert) in 2022 with distinction. For the latter, she received the Werner and Berti Alter Prize for the best degree in her subject. She earned her bachelor's degree in Lucerne (Prof. Sebastian Hamann).
Linda Egli attended master classes with Zakhar Bron, Ivry Gitlis, Heinrich Schiff, Bartek Nizioł and Nora Chastain, among others, and continued her education in baroque violin (Monika Baer/Antoinette Lohmann) and improvisation (Tim Kliphuis). 
Egli's busy concert career has already taken her through large parts of Europe, Asia and South Africa, as well as to chamber music performances at renowned festivals ("Lucerne Festival", "Cello Biennale Amsterdam"). She is a member of the City Light Symphony Orchestra, and has joined other orchestras in Switzerland, Germany, Liechtenstein and the Netherlands (including Zuger Sinfonietta, Bach Collegium Munich, Lucerne Festival Academy, Liechtenstein Symphony Orchestra, Camerata Cantabile, 21st Century Orchestra, Nieuwe Philharmonie Utrecht). As a versatile chamber musician, she travels with her Tango Nuevo Ensemble PantaLeón Project and the Duo Arna. Live broadcasts on Radio SRF2, collaboration with composers such as Heinz Holliger, Unsuk Chin, Willem Jeths or Jacob ter Veldhuis. 

In April 2021, Linda Egli was awarded 2nd prize in the category  "Solo" at the "competition for the interpretation of contemporary music" in Zurich. She has also won 1st prize at the Swiss and Zurich youth music competitions, was awarded the "Findling Prize" by the Rotary Foundation and has a scholarship from the Zaczkowski Foundation. As an enthusiastic teacher, Linda Egli teaches violin and viola at the music school in  Willisau and at the BaBeL Strings Luzern. Egli speaks 7 languages. 

See also www.lindaegli.com 

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Meredith Kuliew
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Meredith Kuliew is completing her two master's degrees in performance and orchestra at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Isabel Charisius' class. She completed her Bachelor of Arts at the ZHdK in Wendy Enderle's class with the highest grade. She appears regularly in with various formation and on various large stages, including KKL Luzern, Tonhalle Zürich, Goldener Saal Wien and Steinberggasse Winterthur. With the string trio TriOlogie, the young violist shows herself to be an accomplished chamber musician and fascinates the audience with her captivating viola sound. Kuliew has been fascinated by connections to other artistic media since her early childhood. Collaborations with visual artists* and lessons in jazz violin with Simon Heggendorn round out her multifaceted approach. The Swiss musician skillfully incorporates her creative exploration of the versatility of sound, harmony and rhythm into her playing. In addition, the innovative musician founded and conducted the orchestra "Stadtstriicher" from 2018 - 2022. In 2021 she founded the political movement FemaleClassics which includes the FemaleClassics Chamber Music Festival at which Kuliew operates as artistic director. See also www.meredithkuliew.ch

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Nevena Tochev

Nevena Tochev was born in 1995 into a Swiss-Bulgarian family of singers. After completing her Bachelor of Arts in Bern with Monika Urbaniak, she continued her studies at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and at the Hochschule Luzern Musik, where she completed her Master of Arts in Music Performance with Isabelle van Keulen in the summer of 2020 with honors. Exploring music as a means of interpersonal communication is a large part of Nevena's work. She is the violinist of the NERIDA Quartet, with whom she is currently studying with Patrick Jüdt at the Bern University of the Arts in the “Master of Arts in Specialized Music Performance – Chamber Music” course. The NERIDA Quartet received  2019 first prize at the ORPHEUS Swiss Chamber Music Competition. Several invitations to Swiss music festivals followed, and in September 2020 the four musicians performed at the Swiss Chamber Music Festival Adelboden and the Ernen Music Festival. In 2019 the ensemble received the advancement award at the Boris Pergamentschikow Prize for contemporary chamber music at the Hanns Eisler University in Berlin. In December 2020, the ensemble was in the final of the Prix Credit Suisse "Jeunes Solistes"

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Anna Mikolasek
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The violinist Anna Theresa Mikolášek, who comes from southern Germany, is a member of the Vorarlberg Symphony Orchestra and a member of the Filhamornie Hradec Kralove (Czech Republic). As a child and adolescent, Anna was able to convince several times in competitions. She has enjoyed international sponsorships from the Jeunes Virtuoses de New York, the Idyllwild Arts Academy in California and has performed as a soloist with the Russian Chamber Philharmonic. Anna Theresa completed her musical studies at the Hochschule Musik Luzern with Sebastian Hamann and Isabelle van Keulen. During her studies, the violinist performed as a soloist and concertmaster of the chamber orchestra of the university and the Lucerne campus orchestra. Anna Theresa Mikolášek was accepted into the Vorarlberg Symphony Orchestra while she was still a student and now plays with the Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz. In chamber music, she is mainly active in string ensembles and will receive the "Neustart Kultur" scholarship for the year 2021 for the continuation of her chamber music series "Musikhaus-Konzerte" in southern Germany. Anna plays an Italian violin dated around 1800.

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