NUM 1103

Title: Stone Flowers

Artist: Sabiá Quartet

Composers:  Astor Piazzolla, Tom Jobim, Caetano Veloso, H. Villa-Lobos, Neuza Teixeira, Luiz Gonzaga

Feodor Kolpachnikov
Mr Kolpachnikov was born in Moscow. He began his first cello lessons at age 5. In 1999 he received a concert diploma at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory and was a student of Maria Tchaikovskaia. He has participated in master classes with Leonid Gorochov, Karine Georgian, and Dimitri Jablonsky in Moskau as well as with Mike Roses in New York. Between 1996-1998, Mr Kolpachnikov was the solocellist * of the Moskau Symphonic Orchestra and in 1999 the solocellist * of the Orchestra of the Nations under the direction of Justus Franz. He has performed chamber music on tours in Germany, France, Mexico, South Korea, Japan, and Russia. In July of 1996, Mr Kolpachnikov was a soloist with the Summit Music Festival in New York playing the Haydn D major cello concert as well as the Dvorák b-minor cello concert. Since 2000, he has been the second solocellist* of the Orquestra Nacional of Porto.
Birgit Laude
Born in Frankfurt, Germany, Ms Laude began her violin studies at the Music University of Viena, continued at the International Cello Center in London, and completed her education with distinction at the University of Music and Arts Mozarteum in Salzburg.
She was first violin of the Aton Quartett (Schleswig-Holstein), played many concerts with the Junges Salzburger Klaviertrio and was a member of the Munich Philharmonic under the direction of Sergiu Celibidache. She has participated in many different chambers groups and as soloist in Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Egypt, Syria, Germany, U.S.A and South America. Since 1998, Ms Laude has been a member of the Sabia Quartet and a violin teacher at the Musik und Singschule Hilpoltoltstein (Germany).
Francisco Moreira
Viola & Acoustic Guitar
Born in Goiânia, Brazil, Mr Moreira began his musical studies at the Conservatory of the Federal University of Goiás, and finished at the University of Music and Arts Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. He won two prizes in the Young Instrumental Competition in São Paulo, and was a member of the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Rio de Janeiro, the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Latin American “Jeunesse Musicales” Montevideo Uruguay, the Youth Symphony Orchestra World-wide “Jeunesse Musicales” Warsaw, Poland, the Mozarteum Orchestra in Salzburg, and the Salzburg Chamber Soloists. He has participated in master classes with Max Rostal, Bruno Giuranna as well as other professors in Austria, Spain, Brazil and Germany. He has also performed in several concerts and recordings with soloists Mischa Maisky, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Boris Belkin, among others. He has been a member of the National Orchestra of Porto and viola professor in the Conservatory of Music of Coimbra since 1994.
Andrea Moreira
Violin & Voice
Ms Moriera was born in Salzburg, Austria. She completed the course of Violin and Music Pedagogy at the University of Music and Arts Mozarteum in Salzburg. She was member of the Mozarteum ChamberOrchestra and participated during their tour of Mexico and Austria. Ms Moreira was also a member of the Quartet Zugalli as a violinist as well as a singer and has performed concerts in Austria, Germany, Brazil and Portugal. In 1996 she established a duo (performing as a singer and a violinist) with the pianist Anne Marie Mennet, making many concerts in Portugal. She has lived in Portugal since 1994 and is currently teaching violin at the Music Conservatories in Oporto.



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