Omnes Musica is proud to have musicians are graduated from the best universities and conservatories from UK, Europe, and North America and who play on best stage cross the world.
Artistic director and Conductor
Currently in her second undergraduate year at the Royal Academy of Music, Lithuanian flautist Silvija Ščerbavičiūtė is studying with Michael Cox and Helen Keen (piccolo). Silvija began to play the flute at the age of six and attended the National M.K.Čiurlionis School of Arts (Vilnius, Lithuania) for ten years before joining Chetham’s School of Music (Manchester, UK) in 2011. Silvija has performed as a soloist with the Lithuanian Chamber and Symphony Orchestras and has already won many awards including a gold medal and a special EMCY prize at the Concours Europeen pour Jeunes Solistes (Luxembourg, 2008), the Dennis Midwood prize for woodwinds (Chetham’s, 2013) - and most recently – 3rd place at the Bromsgrove International Young Musicians Competition 2015 and 2nd place at the Jonathan Myall Piccolo Competition 2015. As a prolific member of Chetham’s School of Music, Silvija was given opportunities to perform concerts in Eaton Square (London), Leeds College of Music; Beaumaris and Lamberhurst Music Festivals. In June 2013 she was also one of the eight students chosen to represent the School at the Summer Music Festival in William Walton’s House in La mortella gardens (Ischia, Italy). Silvija is greatly interested in orchestral playing and has already played under conductors such as E.Gardner, V.Jurowski and S.Bychkov. In July 2014 she participated in the Krzysztof Penderecki Summer Orchestra Academy and, following a successful audition in October 2014, was also accepted to the University of London Symphony Orchestra for the 2014/2015 concert season. For her high achievements in music Silvija has been awarded commendations from Lithuania’s presidents V.Adamkus and D.Grybauskaitė.
Joe Harper is an emerging, professional oboist working in London and the UK. He has recently been engaged as Principal Oboe of the English Festival and Bombay Chamber Orchestras, alongside many other freelance orchestras and ensembles. Joe has been recipient of numerous awards including Trinity Laban's Wilfred Hambleton Chamber Music prize and funding from EMI, Royal Philharmonic Society and a generous scholarship from Trinity Laban. Recently, Joe won Trinity's Evelyn Barbirolli Oboe Competition in May 2015 adjudicated by Nigel Treherne, principal Oboe of the Badische Philharmonie. A successful session musician, Joe has made several commercial recordings ranging from feature length film and audiobook soundtracks to instructional and educational resources. Future career highlights include a visit to Ensemble MusikFabrik in Cologne to devise and prepare a collaborative, contemporary music project.
Vacancy. Open for applications.
Polina was born in Ryazan, Russia. She started studying the violin at 6 years old and after few months she won her first violin competition. She had the Russian Diploma in Violin in the Academic Music College of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory in 2009 and took Bachelor Degree in the State Classical Academy of Moscow in 2012. In this period she played with various orchestras and ensembles, worked as a violin teacher in music schools. Winner of many competitions she participated in masterclasses with I.Bochkova, E.Grach, J.Maleckis and others famous musicians.
Polina moved in Milan in 2012 and studied in the Milan Conservatory with professor Manuel Meo. She had a Master Degree in 2014. She have lived in the UK since 2014 and started to work with the Geminiani Project. Polina loves to share his knowledge with children works with.
Francina Moll Salord
Born in Ciutadella de Menorca, Francina Moll Salord began violin lessons at the age of six before studying at Oriol Martorell Music Centre in Barcelona with Marina Mazón. She then received a scholarship by The Purcell School of Music in London to study with Evgeny Grach, before going on to the Royal College of Music, where she completed her Bachelor of Music with Natasha Boyarsky. Francina has been supported throughout her studies by the Abbado European Young Musicians Trust, the EMI Music Foundation, the Loan Fund for Musical Instruments, AIE and FIDAH.
Francina has played in many concerts and she has performed widely across Europe playing in venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall, at Oriol Martorell Music Centre in Barcelona among others. She has often given violin and piano recitals in London as well as at Barcelona Spring Concert Series.
She has also played with several orchestras as: JONC Catalan Orchestra, the Firebird Orchestra, the Orpheus Orchestra, the Melos Sinfonia, the Vitae Orchestra and the Canterbury Philarmonia in London. Francina has worked with several chamber groups across Europe. As a keen advocate of Contemporary music Francina works closely with composers and she also premiered various pieces bu by James McMillan, Peter Maxwell Davies. She took part in the recording of Momo by composer Toni Castells which was also broadcast in Catalan TV3.
Raisa has been highly acclaimed on several National competitions and has performed in number of International Festivals as the Bartok seminar (Hungary); Cassa dei Mezzo (Greece); Maurice Ravel Academy (France); London Festival of Bulgarian Culture; Dartington Summer School (UK); Aurora Master Classes (Sweden,); Cyprus Youth Orchestra (Cyprus) to name those.
Raisa has performed with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for an ITV broadcasts and venues such as The Royal Festival Hall, The Queen Elisabeth Hall, the Purcell Room, the Saint John Smith Square, the Bulgarian embassy, Bulgaria Chamber Music Hall. She has performed as a member of the Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra at the early age of 18.
She is currently performing with the Riviola viola quartet and the Inspirity Quintet. Their CD of works by Richard Rodney Bennett was released by Clarinet Classics.
She started her studies in her home town Plovdiv, Bulgaria where she has been under the tuition of Tatyana Krasteva, Violeta Stoyanova and Nedyalcho Todorov. At the age of 15 she performed as a soloist of two of the Major Bulgarian Orchestras (Plovdiv and Pazardjic Philharmonic). Among the prominent performers Raisa has had master classes with are Peter Csaba, Paul Neubeuer, Thomas Riebl, Simon Rowlanad Jones, Wolfgang Kloss, Paul Yarbrough, Andrew Duckles, Christian Euler, Mario Hossen, Elisaveta Kazakova, Kevork Mardirosian, Elisaveta Staneva, Bojidar Noev. She is a first performer of several contemporary compositions some of which has been dedicated to her. Raisa is currently a student of the renowned Rivka Golani at Trinity College of Music, London.
Madeleine "Maddy" Ridd
Madeleine began playing the cello when she was four, achieving Grade 8 Distinction at thirteen and ABRSM Diploma Distinction at seventeen. Between 1999 and 2004 she was a student at the Royal College of Music Junior Department. She has attended many Chamber Music courses, both in the UK and Italy, and in 2005 her quartet was selected for an international masterclass with Mstislav Rostropovich. During her time as a Music student at Merton College Oxford, Madeleine performed in numerous orchestral and chamber concerts, as well as conducting Merton College Orchestra and singing in Merton Chapel Choir.
She has attended masterclasses with members of the Allegri quartet, City of London Sinfonia and the Philharmonia. She has played as a concerto soloist in Bristol, East Anglia and Sussex. In November 2006 she won the Oxford University Philharmonia's annual Concerto Competition, and performed the Elgar Cello Concerto in March in Oxford's Sheldonian Theatre, and then on tour with the orchestra at the Musikverein in Vienna, Easter 2007. Madeleine has recently completed a Postgraduate Diploma at the Royal Academy of Music, where she studied with Mats Lidström. She is the lead cellist in the all-girl chamber orchestra Femusa, which has recently been on tour to Oman and Azerbaijan, and has just been accepted as an extra player with the BBC Philharmonic.
Vacancy. Open for applications.
Ian James Munro
Scottish percussionist Ian Munro turned his attention to percussion aged ten studying privately with Iain Sandilands. In his fifth year at High School Ian began studies with Gordon Rigby, principal timpanist of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra before auditioning successfully to study at the Ian Tomlin Academy of Music at Edinburgh Napier University under the tutelage of Peter Evans. Ian had the privilege of performing with many orchestras and ensembles including the Napier University Chamber Orchestra and Contemporary Music Ensemble and was a founder member of the Napier University Experimental Musicians. He also participated in the Napier University Chamber Choir’s performance of Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms. Ian has held positions of timpanist with St James Orchestra, Paisley and Glasgow Orchestral Society as well as being percussionist with the Edinburgh Symphony Orchestra and Edinburgh Player’s Opera Group. He has also freelanced extensively in the Glasgow and Edinburgh areas and a career highlight has been playing timpani with members of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the Merchant Voices Choir in selections from Karl Jenkins’ Armed Man: A Mass for Peace. In September 2011 Ian moved to London to begin studies at Goldsmiths College graduating in December 2012 with an MMus in Performance and Related Studies studying with David Corkhill. In London Ian was fortunate to have worked with musicians including Alexander Ivashkin, Roger Redgate, Tim Hooper, Valerie Wellbanks and Minna Nygren and performed in some of London’s most prestigious venues – The Cadogan Hall and South Bank Centre’s Purcell Room. Ian has also attended master classes and workshops given by Kurt Hans Goedicke, Martin Gibson, Marinus Komst, Christopher S. Lamb, Colin Currie and Sam Walton. Ian continues his studies privately with David Corkhill renowned percussionist and Professor of Timpani at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Vanesa Santanach (principal)
Vanesa Santanach graduated in the Conservatory and did postgraduate studies at Musica Studio and at Goldsmiths’ University of London. She has performed in masterclasses and workshops given by Edith Fischer, Stephen Kovacevich, Ramón Coll, Josep Ma Colom, Elgar Nebolsin, Claudio Martínez – Mehner, Hilomi Sakaguchi and Sergei Senkov.
Vanesa has performed numerous recitals as a soloist and as a member of chamber music groups. She has been part of classical chamber music groups amongst which Velvet Trio, Duo Portella-Santanach and Duetto Besses-Santanach. She also has a great interest in contemporary music and has attended to related courses taught by the ACA Foundation Contemporary Academy, by Vicent Minguet and by IRCAM (Acanthes). She has played in ensembles like Youth Contemporary Ensemble ACA, Tactum, Martinu Ensemble, Goldsmith Contemporary Ensemble and Variable Geometry, with conductors as Andrés Gomis, David Quiggle, Armando Merino, Jean-Philipp Calvin and Alexander Ivashkin. Some composers she has worked with are Xavier Gelabert, José Manuel López-López, Vladimir Tarnopolski, Faradh Karaev, Santiago Díaz-Fischer and Ivan Fedele; she has premiered numerous works. Vanesa has performed in Spain, France, Germany and UK in venues such as the Teatro Principal in Palma de Mallorca, Ateneu of Barcelona, Sala Clemente in Valencia, Auditori Enric Granados de Lleida, Sala Paper de Música de Capellades, Salle du l’Orangérie in Metz, Deptford Hall and Senate House in London; in festivals as Encontre Internacional de Compositors in Palma de Mallorca or Atomino in Crimmitschau.
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