Evelyne Grandy, Piano
was born in Solothurn and studied in Zurich piano with Adalbert Roetschi and organ with Rudolf Scheidegger and 2007 got the Professional Diploma with award in both instruments. Then she studied with Hubert Harry in Luzern, Jaques Rouvier in Paris and Homero Francesch in Zürich where she got her Soloist Diploma in 2011.
She won several prizes and awards, i.a. the Culture Award of Solothurn. She appeared as soloist with the Philharmonic Orchestra Baden Baden, the Symphony Orchestra Biel, the Chamber Orchestra Huttwil and the New Orchestra Basel. She performs in various chamber formations and also as soloist, is main organist in Zuchwil and teaches piano in Solothurn. Official Website
Julien Mathieu, Violin
Julien Mathieu was born 1978 in Dijon/France. He started to play violin at the age of 8 years. He studied at the Conservatoire National de Region de Dijon with Philippe Lucotte and also with the Quartet Manfred (Priz de Violon and Prix de Quatuor à Cordes 1997), then at the Conservatoire National de Région de Boulogne-Billancourt with Maryvonne Le Dizàs and Hortense Cartier-Bresseon (i.a. Priz de Violon and Prix de Sonata 1999), at the Conservatoire National de Région de Versailles with Marianne Piketti (i.a. Prix de Violon in 2002), and in Basel with Raphael Oleg and Gerard Wyss (Concert Diploma in 2005).
He participated in numerous mastercourses, e.g. with Jan Talich, Pavel Venikov and Alexandre Vinnitski. He played in different orchestras, e.g. Tonhalle Orchestra Zürch and Opera Orchestra Zürich. Julien Mathieu is a member of the Bern Symphony Orchestra since 2011.
Johannes von Bülow, Viola
He studied with Prof. Wilfried Strehle (Member of Philharmonic Orchestra Berlin) in Berlin. His big passion was always playing chamber music (his repertoire contains trios, quartets, quintets, string sextets, octets and chambermusic with wind instruments and piano). Several times he also appeared as soloist with orchestras and played works of Hoffmeister, Debussy and Spohr. He studied chamber music with the Amadeus Quartet, the Alban Berg Quartet, the Hagen Quartet, the Smetana Quartet, the Bartok Quaret and with Prof. Telz. He plays the Viola in the Bülow Quartet.
Even before studing he already played with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra.
Furthermore he worked with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Rundfunkorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern, Württembergischen Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn, Badische Staatskapelle, Stuttgarter Chamber Orchestra, Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, Opera Orchestra Zürich and Camerata Bern. Since 2012 he is member of the Symphony Orchestra Bern.
Andreas Graf, Cello
Born in Basel, debuted successfully at the Spiezer Schloss Concerts at the age of 15 years. He is a first prize winner of the Swiss National Music Competition and was bestowed with the Cultural Award of the city of Thun. Andreas studied with Prof. Peter Hörr in Bern and Prof. Michael Sanderling in Berlin and in Frankfurt am Main, concluding his studies with the Soloist Diploma in 2007. Other major influences came from artists such as Janos Starker, Wolfgang Boettcher, Ralph Kirshbaum and Gustav Rivinius.
Andreas appeared as soloist with different orchestras: the Swiss Chamber Orchestra, the Nürnberg Symphony, the Jena Symphony, the Kiel Philharmonic Orchestra, and has been performing concerts in various chamber music formations in Europe and Asia. Andreas is a member of the Bern Symphony Orchestra. He has helped out as guest principal cellist in various orchestras and has been performing concerts at international music festivals. He has been involved also in various CD productions and recordings for radio. Official Website