The Beatik Altea Festival Academy is a unique chance to work and learn along an intense week full of master classes given by well-regarded professors and soloist from each musical specialty.
(Mahler Chamber Orchestra)
Born in Altea (Alicante) in 1973, Julia Gallego studied at the «Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris» with Alain Marion, Raymond Guiot, Sophie Cherrier and Vincent Lucas.
She was awarded with the «Premier Prix de la Ville de Paris» in 1994, the First Prize at the «Montserrat Alavedra» chamber music competition in 1994, the «Premier Prix a l’unanimité du jury du C.N.S.M. de Paris» in 1997 and the First Prize and Public Prize in the «ARD Competition» in 2001 with the Miró Ensemble.
She has performed as principal flute with orchestras such as the Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orchestra, HR Frankfurt (Orchester des Hessischen Rundfunks), BR München (Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks).
As a chamber musician Júlia has appeared with musicians such as Gordan Nikolic, David Quiggle, Renaud Capuçon and Radovan Vladkovic among other and regularly performs at international festivals.
Julia Gallego is co-founder and principal flute of bandArt (Gordan Nikolic), principal flute of Ensemble Les Dissonances (David Grimal) !and member of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the Orquestra de Cadaqués.
Since 2006 she is a teacher at the E.S.M.U.C. (Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya) and at the “Conservatori Superior del LICEU” in Barcelona.
Andreas Wittmann began his studies at the University of Music in Munich with Manfred Clement and later continued at Berlin University of the Arts with Hansjörg Schellenberger.
In Munich, he also studied conducting with Hermann Michael, and participated several times in the conducting courses of Sergiu Celibidache. This was followed by a scholarship to the Orchestra Academy from 1985 to 1986 and subsequently his engagement with the Berliner Philharmoniker. In 1988, he founded the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet together with four of his colleagues.
For several years, he was principal oboist with the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra and makes guest appearances as a soloist, chamber musician and as a teacher both in Germany and abroad. For many years he has been an instructor with the Orchestra Academy, whose management he took over in July 2013.
He is currently also a regular guest conductor of the Orquesta Sinfonica Salvador de Bahia in Brazil. In addition, he conducts, among others, the Sinfonie Orchester Berlin and the Berliner Sibelius Orchester. Andreas Wittmann loves good food and wine and very much enjoys going to the theatre.
(Colburn School of Los Angeles)
A teacher, instrumentalist and conductor, Yehuda Gilad strives for “total musicianship,” and as a result, he has won the acclaim of both critics and audiences alike. As one of the founding members of the Colburn School Conservatory of Music, Mr. Gilad serves as
Music Director of the Colburn Orchestra and Professor of Clarinet.
In addition, he is Professor of Clarinet at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music, and across these two prestigious institutions, he has developed one of the most sought-after clarinet studios in the world.
Mr. Gilad is a recipient of numerous and prestigious honors and awards. Mr. Gilad is regularly invited to present master classes and performances at music conservatories and major festivals around the globe. His students have achieved top honors in every
premier international clarinet competition, and graduates of his studio hold positions in over 150 major orchestras worldwide.
Mr. Gilad’s success as a conductor equals that of his renown as a teacher and performer.
Since its inception in 2003, Yehuda Gilad has served as Music Director and Conductor of the Colburn Orchestra, as well as conducting in many other relevant orchestras worldwide…
(Hochshule für Musik Theater und Medien of Hannover, Alemania)
Krzysztof Wegrzyn, the Founder and Honorary President of the Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition Hannover was born in Gdansk, Poland. He studied in Warsaw, Freiburg and London. His musical personality has been strongly influenced by Wolfgang Marschner, Yfrah Neaman and Dorothy DeLay.
He was the winner of the Karol Szymanowski- and Rodolfo Lipizer Competitions and was a laureate at another renowned international competitions (Spohr, Montreal).
His concert activities have taken him around the world and he has made numerous recordings for radio, television and CD. Krzysztof Wegrzyn served as concertmaster of the Hannover State Opera and Philharmonic Orchestra for many years and since 1993 has been a professor of violin at the University of Music, Drama and Media Hanover and since 2012 its Vice President. Many of his students have won top prizes in major international competitions and have become members of leading European orchestras.
Krzysztof Wegrzyn regularly holds master classes worldwide and has served on the juries of numerous international competitions (e.g. the Tchaikovski, Kreisler, Paganini, ARD, Qingdao, Seoul, Singapore and Sendai). Furthermore, he has also been greatly involved in chamber music and has founded the Ensemble ‘il gioco col suono’.
In 2004 he was awarded the State Music Prize and in 2018 the State Cross of Merit.
He plays a venezian violin of Domenico Montagnana.
Lars Anders Tomter
(Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo)
Lars Anders Tomter is one of today’s most outstanding violists. He was awarded a special prize for his interpretation of Bartók’s Viola Concerto at the International Viola Competition in Budapest in 1984 and then went on to win the Maurice Vieux International Competition in Lille in 1986.
Lars Anders Tomter has distinguished himself by performing new music extensively, including the world premiere of four concertos by Ragnar Söderlind, Erkki-Sven Tüür, Rolf Wallin and Anders Eliasson, which have all been written for Lars Anders Tomter. In 2011 he recorded Vagn Holmboe’s Viola Concerto with Norrkoping Symphony Orchestra. In 2015 he recorded Poul Ruders’ Viola Concerto with the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra and in 2017 he will perform Egil Hovland’s Viola Concerto with the Oslo Philharmonic.
Lars Anders Tomter’s appearances as an international viola soloist has been greeted with the highest public and critical acclaim worldwide, performing with orchestras such as BBC Symphony, RSO Frankfurt, Czech Philharmonic, among other and conductors such as Marc Albrecht, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Sylvain Cambreling or Krzysztof Penderecki. Mr. Tomter collaborates frequently with internationally renowned musicians in chamber music projects.
Lars Anders Tomter is a regular guest at important festivals such as BBC Proms, Schleswig-Holstein,and Verbier. He founded the Risør Chamber Music Festival which he directed until 2016. He is now directing the Fjord Classics festival.
Lars Anders Tomter is a Professor at the State Academy in Oslo, supervising a number of Norway’s most talented string players. In 2013 he was appointed professor at the Royal Danish Music Academy, Copenhagen. He plays a Gasparo da Salo viola dated from 1590.
(Universität der Künste – Berlin)
Wolfgang comenzó su carrera al ganar el premio del Concurso Internacional de Música de la ARD en Múnich, en el que participó haciendo un dúo con su hermana Ursula Trede.
Fue violonchelo solista en la Filarmónica de Berlín y miembro fundador de los Doce Violonchelistas, los Solistas de la Filarmónica y el Cuarteto Brandis. Como solista ha actuado por todo el mundo con importantes orquestas y conocidos directores (Herbert von Karajan, Sergiu Celebidache, Sir Yehudi Menuhin o Witold Lutosławski, entre otros).
En 1976 renunció a su puesto en la Filarmónica de Berlín para dedicarse en exclusiva a sus trabajos como solista y profesor en la Universidad de las Artes de Berlín. De sus clases salieron prestigiosos violonchelistas.
Wolfgang Boettcher ha grabado numerosos discos con discográficas como DG, EMI y Nimbus entre otras. Además, es miembro de la Academia de Bellas Artes de Munich y entre 1986 y 1992 fue el director artístico del Festival de Verano de Hitzacker.
Numerosos compositores han compuesto obras para Wolfgang Boettcher. Destacar el estreno del Concierto para violonchelo n.º 2 de Giselher Klebe (junto con la Filarmónica de Berlín, dirigida por Daniel Barenboim), el Doble Concierto de Aribert Reiman (junto con Ulf Holescher), Doppelgesang para clarinete y violonchelo de Rihm y las Exequias para tres violonchelos de Volker David Kirchner.
(Musikhochschule Lübeck, Berlin)
(Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” Berlin)
Troels Svane studied with David Geringas and graduated fthe highest grade in all subjects. Furthermore, he was taught by Anner Bylsma, Frans Helmerson, Ralph Kirshbaum, György Ligeti and Yo-Yo Ma, among other. He was appointed co-principal cellist of the Copenhagen Philharmonic at the age of 18 and won prizes at prestigious national and international competitions.
Troels Svane was the assistant to David Geringas for 11 years before he was appointed professor for violoncello at the Musikhochschule Lübeck in 2004. Furthermore he has a cello class at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin, giving masterclasses all over the world and being jury member at prestigious international competitions.
His students are prize winners at prestigious international competitions (ARD, Feuermann, Geneva, Isang Yun, Rostropovich, Tchaikovsky) and members of renowned chamber music ensembles and orchestras such as the Armida Quartet, the Berlin Philharmonic and the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks.