Studenten CMfoundation

In 2015 hebben 23 studenten een aanvraag ingediend bij de CMfoundation voor een ondersteuning. Na zorgvuldig beraad heeft de externe commissie, bestaande uit de heren Gerard van Buul en André Stolwijk onder voorzitterschap van John Slangen, zeven studenten uitgekozen voor een ondersteuning:

Samuel Aguirre Guerra / hobo (klassiek)
Matei Rusu / gitaar (jazz)
Alexander Scott / saxofoon (jazz)
Ieva Dudaite / piano (klassiek)
Eliane Cruz / masterclass (compositie jazz)
Diogo Pinto Andrade / masterclass (gitaar klassiek)
Hiwote Tadesse / masterclass (viool klassiek)

  • Samuel Aguirre GuerraSamuel Agustín Aguirre Guerra
    (1994, Colombia)
    He studies Wind Orchestra conducting under the guidance of Jan Cober, and Oboe under the guidance of Marc Schaeferdiek. Due to his excellent motivation and performance, he was awarded with the Zuyd Excellence Scholarship to complete his studies in the conservatorium Maastricht, where Samuel represents a very special case, since he is a regular student for two Bachelor programs.

    Samuel is an active conductor, oboist and oboe teacher in Limburg. In combination with his musical studies, Samuel is the conductor of the Youth Wind Orchestra ‘Les Jeunes de Sainte Cecile’ from Eijsden. In 2014 he received a prize and the title “Cross Boarder Music Talent” from the Johann Strauss Orchestra of André Rieu, due to his musical talents, inspiring enthusiasm and dedication.

    He recently took part of a series of concerts with the European Union Youth Wind Orchestra in the Netherlands and Luxemburg, and his trajectory reflects performances with symphony orchestras, wind orchestras and chamber ensembles in Colombia, The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Luxemburg and Spain.
  • Matei RusuMatei Rusu
    (1995, Romania)
    Greek flutist Polychronis Karamatidis and Romanian guitarist Matei Rusu made their debut as Duo Con Spirito in January 2015 in the "Night of Classical Music" organized at Conservatorium Maastricht. Since then they have performed in several venues such as Kasteel Wittem, Domain Cauberg, etc. in Netherlands and North of Germany. Currently, they work together with Foundation "Jong voor Oud", bringing classical music in nursing homes to elderly citizens who need this civic and cultural care.

    Duo Con Spirito offers  two programs with great educational and cultural value: "A Trip through Classical Music" and "Music of the World". While the first one represents a chronological review of the main cultural eras from Renaissance to Contemporary music, the second is a musical  atlas with music from South America to Europe.  Meanwhile they have other projects in development.

    Both Polycrhonis and Matei have won numerous prizes in international competitions such as First Prize in the "Summer Academy of State Conservatories in Greece" Competition or Second Prize in Sinaia International Guitar Competition. Also, individually or together, they have worked with great names of the musical world such as Carlo Marchione, Philippe Benoit, Roman Krejci, Samuel Coles.
  • Alexander ScottAlexander Scott
    (1995, Germany)
    With the age of 8 he started taking piano lessons and was introduced to the alto saxophone 4 years later. During his high school time at the Landesmusikgymnasium Rheinland-Pfalz (Montabaur, Germany) he received music theory, history, ear training and main instrument lesson as an implemented feature added to the regular high school period.

    During his high school time he won several country-wide pupil competitions, like “Jugend Musiziert” in the classical term and “Jugend Jazz” as a jazz competition. In 2013 he was awarded by playing a solo-concert with the SWR Big Band at the Jazz-Night in Koblenz.

    He participated in the high school Big Band as Lead-Alto saxophonist. They made trips around the world, for example a two week concert tour to China and a live-CD recording in France. The early generation of this band was awarded the best pupil Big Band of Germany. Out of this competition there was another separate soloist-price to award extraordinary soloists during the Big Band performances. Alexander was nominated for it and received to playing a concert in Germany with the Skoda All-Star Band, which featured renowned musicians like Norma Winstone, Bruno Castellucci, Uli Beckerhoff and a few more.

    Since he finished school and started the study at ZUYD Hogeschool in 2014, he still participates in the youth Big Band of Rhineland-Palatine called “Phoenix Foundation” and tours around the world to South Korea, USA and India. Through workshops with this band he got to know American stars like Terell Stafford, Steve Fidyk, Luis Bonilla and more. During the study time he achieved his propedeuse in his first year with high degrees and finished the year by gathering people together and organizing a recording session. In Summer 2015 he was selected by the Jazz department of the Hogeschool ZUYD to participate in a quartet to represent our school at the Siena Jazz Festival in Siena (Italy).
  • Ieva DudaiteIeva Dudaite
    (1990, Lithuania)
    She is one of the most promising Lithuanian pianists of her generation, has a rather lengthy record of concerts and performances on stages around the world. She has delighted the public with many concerts, for example, in Lithuania, the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Mexico and Czech Republic. Her talents could be enjoyed at music festivals, including Grenoble Music Festival 2008, Trio di Trieste Music Festival 2010, Vivace Vilnius 2012 Summer Music Festival. Several of Dudaite’s concerts have been recorded and broadcasted by Lithuanian, Russian, and Dutch Radio and Television.
    Ieva is the winner of several 1st prizes and Grand Prix at international competitions in Lithuania, Italy and the Netherlands. The pianist has taken masterclasses with Maureen Jones, Dario de Rosa, Valentina Berman, Constantin Sandu, Alexander Melnikov and Till Fellner. She has consequently been awarded diplomas and honourable mentions from the Lithuanian presidents as well as the Lithuanian government for her outstanding musical achievements.
    Ieva Dudaite’s wide-ranging repertoire extends from the Baroque epoch up until the music of the 21st century. One of her special motivations is the popularisation of the Lithuanian repertory, including composers like M. K. Ciurlionis, V. Barkauskas and V. Bartulis. Recently, a Dutch composer Wim Zwaag has composed a piano-cello sonata for her piano-cello duo.
  • Eliane CruzEliane Cruz
    (1978, Colombia)
    I was born up in the Andes mountains of Colombia, in Duitama, a city of the historic Boyacá province. My musical education started at the “Escuela Superior de Musica de Tunja” when I was six years old. At the age of 16,  I had the opportunity to work for the “Sinfonica de Vientos de Boyacá” as a Bass clarinet player for 4 years and in 1998 I decided to travel to Italy in order to explore the world and continue my musical formation.

    In 2012 I received my first BA degree “Maestro in Clarinetto” from “Conservatorio di Musica Giuseppe Nicolini di Piacenza” in Italy under the guidance of the famous clarinet player, Professor Paolo Beltramini.

    On April 27th 2015 I received my second BA degree “Diploma Accademico di I Livello in “Jazz Performances e Musiche del nostro tempo - Clarinetto“ from Conservatorio di Musica Giuseppe Nicolini di Piacenza in Italy, where I studied with the famous piano player, professor Umberto Petrin.

    Currently, I am doing a BA in “Jazz Composing and Arrangement 3rd year” at “Conservatorium of Maastricht” in the Netherlands with the great Wolfgang Braun.
    This year, I got the special opportunity to study a second BA program at “Conservatorium of Maastricht” in Wind Band Conducting with the prestigious teacher Pieter Jansen besides my Jazz Composing Studies.

    I believe that music and the arts change society: they create a space for reflection and make human action beautiful and right. I want to use the power of music and poetry to enable true argumentation, so people discuss the things they don't in daily life. The inspiration of my musical ideas is violence against women, racial intolerance, migration, war, anti-mafia, homosexuality... My music gathers all these elements through folk, classical, and jazz sounds.

    I love the simple things in life: Colombian coffee we call “tintico”, play soccer as goalkeeper, Italian food, Pierpaolo Pasolini’s movies. My favorite authors are Tiziano Terzani, Gabriel Garcia Marquez,  Ryszard Kapuściński, Vargas Llosa, Osvaldo Soriano, Sergio Ramazzotti, Sepulveda, Welsh, Borges, Dario Fo . I love the music of Irakere, Bollani, Toto la Momposina, Berio, R. Korsakov and many others.
  • Diogo AndradeDiogo Pinto Andrade
    (1995, Portugal)
    Diogo Andrade is one of the most promising Portuguese guitarists of his generation. He has a big passion for music, especially for the classical guitar. Performing an eclectic repertoire from baroque to contemporary music, the young player creates unique and personal interpretations. For the past years,

    Diogo performed solo and with guitar ensemble at Portugal, Spain, Italy, Belgium and Germany. He was awarded at national and international competitions. Begins, in 2005, his studies in classical guitar at the Conservatório de Música de São José da Guarda, in the class of Professor Hugo Simões. During his training, he participated in master classes with renowned teachers such as Pedro Rodrigues, Paulo Vaz de Carvalho, Dejan Ivanovich, Michel Sadanowsky, Margarita Escarpa, Jeremy Jouve, Judicael Perroy, Goran Krivokapić, Jérôme Ducharme and Marcin Dylla. He was part of the orchestra Guitarrafonia and Orquestra de guitarras do Conservatório da Guarda.

    Finishes in 2013 the 8th Grade of Conservatory with the highest grades. In 2013 he is admitted in the Conservatorium Maastricht in the class of the prestigious Professor Carlo Marchione. Attends alongside the technical class of Professor Roman Krejci.

    Since 2014 is a member of Maastricht Guitar Society. Diogo collaborates with Muziek voor een Leven Foundation where since 2015 develops chamber music projects. He is currently doing an internship at Union World College – Maastricht. Diogo Andrade plays Alkis Guitars and uses D`Addario/Savarez strings. InAuditum Artists and Events manage him.
  • Hiwote TadesseHiwote Tadesse
    (1994, Croatian-Ethiopian)
    She is a Croatian-Ethiopian violist. She began her music education at age 7. After graduating with distinction from the Elly Basic Music Academy in Zagreb as the best instrumentalist in her generation, in 2011 she starts studying in the class of Michael Kugel at the Royal Conservatory in Ghent, Belgium, which she finishes 2014 at the top of her class. Currently she is finishing her master studies at the Maastricht Conservatory, the Netherlands.

    Hiwote won the Grand Prix at the International Competition for Young Musicians in Moscow, Russia (2014), first prize at: the International Citta di Barletta Strings Competition, Italy, (2011), 46th and 48th Croatian National Music and Dance Competitions (2008, 2010). In 2015 Hiwote has passed for the second round of the prestigious Lionel Tertis viola competition that will take place in the UK in March 2016.

    During her studies in Belgium Hiwote has won the the soloist competition of the Royal Conservatory in Gent (2013). As a keen chamber music player Hiwote is a member of the Crescendo string quartet, based in Frankfurt. Since 2013 Hiwote is one of the youngest members of Hulencourt Soloists Chamber Orchestra led by Augustin Dumay. She has performed as a soloist and a chamber musician across Croatia, Austria, Italy, Belgium, The Netherlands, Israel. In 2015 she was invited as a teacher and chamber musician to the Winter Chamber Music Festival and Masterclass in Florida, USA. In 2016 she is invited to give a masterclass at the Elly Basic School of Music in Zagreb, Croatia.

    In 2015 Hiwote passed the demanding audition and represented Croatia in the summer tour of the European Union Youth Orchestra. As a soloist and chamber music player, she preformed at the Grafenegg festival (Austria) and the Spazio Klassik Festival (Italy).

    Hiwote has recorded for Croatian National Television and Canvas.
  • Studenten die in 2014 een ondersteuning kregen zijn:
    • Ieva Dudaite: Piano
    • Maria Kropotkina: Altviool
    • Sabina Manolache: Fluit
    • Sofiia Raichenko: Piano
    • Djanay Tulenova: Viool
    • Eliane Cruz: Jazz compositie
    • Julian Martin Enciso: Altviool
    • Beate Matvejeva: Fluit