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Chief Conductor Christoph Eschenbach, Honorary Conductor Iván Fischer,
Jutta Freifrau von Falkenhausen, Christoph Beck, Klaus Groth, Prof. Dr Ulf Landmesser, Sandra Maischberger, Inga Maren Otto (Honorary Curator), Dr Lore Maria Peschel-Gutzeit, Ingrid Roosen-Trinks, Daniela Schadt, Bernd Schiphorst, Prof. Dr Dr h. c. Günter Stock, Klaus von der Heyde, Georg Graf Waldersee
The Kurt Sanderling Academy of the Konzerthausorchester Berlin is the talent factory for tomorrow's top musicians. Graduates from conservatoires around the world take their first steps as musicians in a world-class orchestra under the supervision of experienced mentors.
Ukrainian violinist Daria Tarasova was born in Crimea and studied at the Kiev Academy of Music, where she won several awards. She is currently continuing her studies in Dresden with Ivan Ženatý. She has gained orchestral experience at the Dresden State Operetta and the Dresden Philharmonic.
Her training took violinist Phoebe White from her native Dublin to Bloomington, Indiana with Maurizio Fuks and to the UdK with Latica Honda-Rosenberg. A winner of several Irish competitions, she has performed with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival, among others, and was a participant in the Encuentro Música y Academia de Santander.
The Berlin violinist Miha Zhu studied in her hometown with Latica Honda-Rosenberg and Eva-Christina Schönweiß, among others. The international competition prize winner was, for example, a participant in the Encuentro Música y Academia de Santander and a member of the Gustav Mahler Academy of the Davos Festival.
Violinist David Malaev studied in Berlin and Rostock with Ulf Wallin and Eva-Christina Schönweiß, among others. An international competition prize winner, he has performed as a soloist with the New Philharmonic Orchestra of Berlin and was an academician with RSB. He plays on the Giovanni B. Gabrielli violin built in Florence in 1753 by a private patron.
Born in Białystok, Poland, violist Julia Pałęcka first completed her violin studies in Warsaw before beginning viola studies with Hartmut Rohde at the UdK in Berlin. She has participated in numerous international music festivals and master classes, is a DAAD scholarship holder and has been awarded prizes and scholarships in her home country.
Violist Gaeun Song studied first in her hometown of Seoul and then with Roland Glassl in Munich. The Villa Musica scholarship holder has participated in the International Summer Academy Biel and performed as a soloist with the Prague Chamber Orchestra. She has already gained orchestral experience with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra.
Violist Veronika Kolosovska studied at the music academy in her hometown of Kiev and attended master classes with Gérard Caussé, for example. She gained orchestral experience in the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra and the New Philharmonic Orchestra in Munich, among others, before becoming a member of the viola section of the Ukrainian National Opera in early 2020.
Cellist Susanne Szambelan, who grew up in Poznan, Poland, studied at the HfM Hanns Eisler with Stephan Forck and Claudio Bohorquez. She has been a scholarship holder of the Villa Musica Rheinland-Pfalz since 2021. As an enthusiastic chamber musician, Susanne has already played at festivals in Krzyżowa, Zermatt and Santander, among others.
Cellist Umut Sağlam comes from Ankara, studied in his home country as well as at the Barenboim-Said Academy and with Claudio Bohórquez at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music. The first prize winner of competitions in Turkey, Italy and France is a scholarship holder of the project "Young Musicians on World Stages", which provides him with a French master cello from 1810.
After graduating in her home country of South Korea, contrabassist Soyeon Park is now studying in Stuttgart. She has already gained orchestral experience with the Heidelberg Philharmonic Orchestra and the Stuttgart State Opera.
Contrabassist Alberto Javier Habas Sabariego comes from Córdoba, studied in Seville at the Barenboim-Said Academy with Lucian Ciorata and gained his first orchestral experience there. He is currently continuing his studies in Berlin with Gunars Upatnieks.
Our academist of the flute group comes from South Korea: Yeseul Bahng studied in Kaywon and continues her education at the Berlin UdK. She gained orchestral experience, for example, in the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie.
Percussionist Christoph Lindner is from Berlin, was a young student at the HfM Hanns Eisler, studied timpani/percussion in his Bachelor's degree at the UdK and is now studying in his Master's degree at the HMT Rostock with Henrik Schmidt, Thorsten Schönfeld and Jan-Frederick Behrend. Christoph has gained orchestral experience with the MDR, the DSO and Berlin opera houses, among others.
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