Maja Horvat, violin
Emma Wernig, viola
Tim Posner, cello
Henry Purcell (1659–1695), A selection of Fantasias for string trio
Mieczysław Weinberg (1919–1996), String Trio Op. 48
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), String Trio in D major, No. 2. Op. 9
This year, the extremely talented musician Maja Horvat completed the Artist Diploma program at the prestigious Royal College of Music in London in the class of Alina Ibragimova. After graduating from the Conservatory of Ljubljana in the class of Volodja Balžalorsky, she successfully passed the entrance exams for this institution with the best grades among all participating candidates. In 2019, she received the Emily Anderson Award from the Royal Philharmonic Society. She has performed as a soloist with the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra and the Slovenian Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, the Mendelssohn Chamber Orchestra, the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the KGBL Symphony Orchestra and others. She is active as a soloist and as a chamber musician. She performs regularly with Brompton Quartet, with whom they recently debuted at Wigmore Hall. She also plays in occasional chamber ensembles with renowned musicians such as Sir András Schiff, Nicholas Tetzlaff, Tabea Zimmerman, Daniel Rowland and Thomas Carroll. She performed with the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra at this year’s opening concert of the Imago Sloveniae International Festival.
Violist Emma Wernig, described by The Strad magazine as the “new rising star of the viola”, is a young artist with genuine musical expression. From her native California, music took her all over the world. She is the winner of many international competitions. Emma is the recipient of the prestigious Barbirolli Prize at the Tertis 2019 International Viola Competition. Following her success at the Cecil Aronowitz International Viola Competition, she released her first album of rare Austrian viola works at Champs Hill in 2021 with pianist Albert Cano-Smith, which was critically successful. She has performed at the Meckslenburg-Vorpommern Festival, Festival de Musique de Wissembourg, Krzyzowa Music, the Verbier Festival Academy, Chamber Music Connects the World and the Vevey Spring Classic festival in Switzerland. She is the recipient of Mozart Gesellschaft Dortmund scholarship, performing as a soloist in their 2021/22 season. She has collaborated with artists such as Janine Jansen, Gidon Kremer, Lynn Harrell, Steven Isserlis, Daniel Müller Schott, Christian Tetzlaff, Nils Mönkemeyer, Anthony Marwood. Emma Wernig holds a bachelor’s degree from the Colburn Conservatory and a master’s degree from Yale School of Music. She is currently studying with Tabea Zimmermann at the Hanns Eisler Musikhochschule and resides in Berlin.
In 2018, Tim Posner became the first British cellist to receive an award at the Karl Davidov International Competition in Latvia. The team has performed as a soloist with orchestras including the GDR Radiophilharmonie, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Mozart Players. Highlights of the 2021/22 season include a recording of Cipriani Potter’s Concertante with BBC NOW, the premiere of Paul Piatti’s Concerto and the IMS Open Chamber Music tour. In 2010, Tim formed the Teyber Trio with Tim Crawford and Timothy Ridout. He has performed at international chamber music festivals, including IMS (Open Chamber Music), Molyvos, Musikdorf Ernen, Cheltenham and Kronberg. He has collaborated with musicians such as Gidon Kremer, Sir András Schiff, Christian Tetzlaff, Liza Ferschtman, Anthony Marwood and the Doric Quartet. He has performed as a guest principal cellist with orchestras, including the Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra, the German Chamber Philharmonic and the Kammerakademie Potsdam. He is currently studying in Leonid Gorokhov’s solo class in Hanover. He draws a lot of inspiration from master classes with Steven Isserlis.
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