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Wolfram Van Mechelen

Wolfram Van Mechelen (1995, Leuven) began playing the violin at the age of six. In 2005, he was admitted to the conservatory of Avignon (FR), where he graduated with great distinction after five years of study. He then continued his musical studies at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten of the Lemmensinstituut in Leuven with Lei Wang as his violin teacher, earning his degree with the highest distinction. Wolfram later studied at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp with Professor Tatiana Samouil. In 2018, he received his master’s degree with great distinction.

Aleksandra Czarnocka

Aleksandra Czarnocka is a polish cellist living currently in Brussels. Born in Warsaw, Poland, she began her cello studies at the age of nine. She graduated from The Grazyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Lodz, Poland in class of prof. Dominik Połoński and prof. Tomasz Daroch. In June 2022 she earned her Master’s Degree Cum Laude at Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussels in prof. Viviane Spanoghe’s class. She was perfecting her cello playing under the watchful eye of recognized musicians such as prof. Michael Flaksman, prof. Jeroen Reuling, prof. Arto Noras, prof. Alexander Gebert, prof. Olsi Leka, prof. Matts Lidstrom, prof. Raphael Bell, prof. Cecylia Barczyk and others. She participated in chamber music masterclasses as well, learning from members of ensembles such as Quatuor Danel, Prazak Quartet, Kuss Quartet, Camerata Quartet and Oxalys Ensemble.

Hannelore De Vuyst

Hannelore De Vuyst (Wetteren, Belgium 1995) began her studies in 2012 at the School of Arts, Conservatory in Ghent under the guidance of instructor Alessandro Moccia. During her bachelor’s program, she participated in an Erasmus exchange in 2015 at the F. Liszt Academy in Budapest, where she received instruction from Katalin Kokas and Barnabás Kelemen. She then continued her journey and was admitted to the master’s program at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam in the class of Johannes Leertouwer. During this period, she also became a member of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester. She earned her master’s degree in May 2019. Following her studies, Hannelore successfully auditioned and became an academist with the Sinfonieorchester Aachen. Additionally, she pursued a baroque violin training at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam under the guidance of instructor Antoinette Lohmann.

Rhea Vanhellemont

Rhea Vanhellemont obtained her master’s degree in viola from the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp under the guidance of Leo Deneve and Steven De Roeck. She gained orchestral experience in the Youth and Music Orchestra of Antwerp under the direction of Ivo Venkov and in the orchestral academy of the Philharmonie under the guidance of Edo De Waart, Martyn Brabbins, and Philippe Herreweghe. Rhea interned at Opera Vlaanderen in the production of Philip Glass’s Akhnaten and participated in IOIA in Vienna under the direction of Leopold Hager.

Romée Verbeeck Ghoos

Romée Verbeeck Ghoos (Leuven, 2000) started playing the violin at the age of 7. At the age of fourteen she was admitted to the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, department ‘School for Young Talents’. Shortly afterwards she studied with Coosje Wijzenbeek at the Sweelinck Academy of the Amsterdam Conservatory. After her studies she was accepted at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels under the guidance of violinist Yossif Ivanov. She also regularly takes lessons with Olivier Charlier, professor at the CNSM in Paris.