Boris Andrianov is the Artistic Director of and the inspiration behind the new Star Generation project, which produces and manages concerts by talented young musicians in all cities and regions throughout Russia. For this project, in 2009 Boris Andrianov was awarded the Russian Federation Prize for Culture. In 2008 Moscow hosted the first-ever cello festival in Russia, VIVACELLO festival the Artistic Director of which is Boris Andrianov.
Shlomo Mintz is considered by colleagues, audiences, and critics one of the foremost violinists of our time, esteemed for his impeccable musicianship, stylistic versatility, and commanding technique. He has long been acclaimed as a celebrated guest artist with many of the great orchestras and conductors on the international stage and continues to enchant audiences with his playing. Awarded with many prestigious international prizes including the Premio Internazionale Accademia Musicale Chigiana, the Diapason d'Or, the Grand Prix du Disque, the Gramophone Award, the Edison Award, and the Cremona Music Award, in 2006 he received an Honorary Degree from the Ben-Gurion University in Beersheba, Israel.
In his twenties, violinist Yury Revich is already a multi-faceted artist of incredible depth, maturity, and creativity. Winner of an ECHO Klassik 2016 “Newcomer of the Year” award, “Young Artist of the Year 2015” at the International Classical Music Awards and “Young Musician of the Year” by the Beethoven Center Vienna, he is one of the most expressive and versatile musicians of his generation. With 18 years old Yury made his debut at Carnegie Hall with Daniil Trifonov, later on in La Scala with Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto and his concerts since then have included performances at the Berlin Philharmonie, Berlin Konzerthaus, Vienna Musikverein, Zurich Tonhalle, Vienna Konzerthaus, Leipzig Gewandhaus, BOZAR Brussels and Tchaikovsky Concert Hall Moscow amongst many others while his recordings to date are featured on labels such as Sony Classical as well as a recording with ARS records for which he won his ECHO Klassik Award.
Ingolf Wunder, born in Austria on Sept. 8th, 1985, started his musical adventure on the violin, at the age of four. Never pushed or forced by his parents, he treated violin as a hobby, fully enjoying and simply having fun with making music. At the same time, he was developing his talent in sports and interests in technology. He had reached a high level of proficiency on the violin when, around 14 years of age his talent for the piano was coincidentally discovered by a teacher from Linz, Horst Mattheus. Wunder gave up violin after 10 years of playing, left the Music Conservatory Klagenfurt and began intensive piano studies at the Music Conservatory Linz, under Prof. Mattheus. That was the moment when he fell in love with art and decided to dedicate himself fully to the piano.