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Antony Burkhard


Trained in clarinet at Delémont Music School and Zurich University of the Arts, Burkhard has won several competitions, including the International Competition for Wind Instruments in Serbia. He has performed with several ensembles, including the Zurich Opera House and Swiss Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Dominic Chamot


Born in Cologne, award-winning pianist Chamot has won more than two dozen prizes. Known for his multifaceted performances, he has made appearances on the world's major stages. Trained by Prof. Sheila Arnold and Claudio Martinez-Mehner, Chamot has performed at prestigious venues such as the Berlin Philharmonie and Vienna Musikverein.

Eugenia Karni


Belgian violinist, trained by Zakhar Bron and Augustin Dumay. Awarded at the Lipizer and Hindemith competitions, has served as Concertmaster in multiple orchestras, currently Berner Symphonieorchester. Passionate chamber musician, playing a Vincenzo Panormo violin.

Francisco Sousa


Born in Portugal, Francisco discovered his love for the horn at his local music school. Graduating from the Conservatório de Música da Jobra, he pursued his dream of becoming an orchestral musician at the Zurich University of the Arts. He has interned with the Theater Orchester Biel Solothurn and worked with orchestras such as the Zurich Opera House and the St. Gallen Symphony Orchestra.

Gilad Karni


A world-renowned violist, currently a principal viola of the Tonhalle-Orchester Zurich. He was awarded top prizes at the "Munich ARD Competition" and the "Lionel Tertis Viola Competition".

Liang Geng


An outstanding bassoonist from China, Geng Liang has performed with renowned orchestras including the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. He has won awards at international competitions and currently plays for the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich. Trained at Shanghai Conservatory and Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, he is currently studying at Zurich University of the Arts.

Nitzan Bartana


Laureate of international awards, Nitzan Bartana performs worldwide as a soloist and chamber musician. she has performed with orchestras such as the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, with whom she performed at the Carnegie Hall, and many others. She serves as a concert master at the Basel symphony orchestra.

Or Re'em


Critically acclaimed and a graduate of the Juilliard school, Or Re’em is a winner of national and international awards in Israel, France, Italy and the USA. Re'em has been invited to give solo recitals across Israel, Europe, North America, and China, in such venues as the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, KonzertHaus in Berlin, Salle Cortot, Paris, and Palau de la Musica, Barcelona.

Paul Handschke


Paul Handschke, born in 1993, joined the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich in 2018 and has been its Principal Cellist since 2022. He previously gained his orchestral experience in the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and the St. Gallen Symphony Orchestra. He has won prizes at national level and the Migros Culture Percentage Study Prize.

Samuel Niederhauser


Queen Elisabeth Competition finalist, Luzerner Sinfonieorchester's principal cellist, awarded Guy Fallot Prize & Kiefer Hablitzel|Göhner Musikpreis, plays Testore's cello.

Sofya Menshikova


Esteemed pianist trained under Konstantin Scherbakov & Mira Marchenko, performed internationally, laureate of Robert Schumann Competition, performs regularly at Tonhalle

Valeria Vertemati


Born in 1997, Vertemati serves as second flute and piccolo in the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich. Trained at the Conservatorio "G. Verdi" in Milan and the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano, she has played with numerous orchestras and won several prizes.

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