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Biography Stéphane Rougier

At the age of 14 he was admitted to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris, and after having completed his diploma in violin and chamber music, he went to Germany to perfect his studies. At the same time he began his career as a chamber musician, violin soloist and viola soloist. He has been concertmaster at the Bordeaux Opera House for more than ten years. Regularly active as a soloist in France and on international stages in various ensemble groups. Numerous invitations to important festivals: Bartók Festival in Hungary, Oper Klosterneuburg in Austria, French May in Hong Kong, to Tokyo and Bilbao as well as to the Folle Journée in Nantes. He plays in a quartet in Bordeux. His playing partners are Cécile Rouviere, Tasso Adamopoulos and Etienne Peclard, with whom he goes on tour in America and Asia and also creates film and ballet music. Much of his time is devoted to teaching chamber music master classes.

Biography Prof. Ulrich Urban

Ulrich Urban, born in Frankfurt / Oder, studied piano with Günther Kootz at the University of Music in Leipzig and then conducting with Rolf Reuter. From 1991 he was a professor of a major piano class. He was a soloist, including with numerous top orchestras, also abroad and has recorded more than twenty piano concerts with German radio orchestras, in addition to classical concerts with Dvorak, Pfitzner, Reger and Strauss – the most difficult of the genre, plus others 20th century works. His CD recordings, in recent years with Thorofon, CPO, Ambitus and VMS, encompass all styles since Bach, but focus on works from the late Romantic period. Concert tours and occasional master classes have taken him repeatedly to most European countries and to South America, Japan, South Africa, China and the USA.