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Newsletter LGT Young Soloists

  • Alexander Gilman, Artistic Director

    Alexander Gilman is one of his generation’s most promising violinists, pedagogues and the artistic director & founder of the LGT Young Soloists. 
    He has worked with conductors such as Neeme Järvi, David Zinman and Bernard Haitink and is regularly invited to major music festivals as a soloist, chamber musician and lecturer.

    His current CD with the violin concertos by S. Barber and E. Korngold, the Carmen Fantasy by F. Waxman and the Theme from Schindler’s List by J. Williams has received many outstanding reviews, among them the prestigious Diapason d’Or award.

    After graduating with distinction from the Music Universities in Cologne and Zurich, Alexander obtained a position as assistant to Prof. Bron at the University of Music in Zurich. Soon after Alexander established his own class with highly gifted young violinists, who regularly win international music competitions. Furthermore, Alexander holds worldwide master classes at universities and music festivals on a regular basis.

    Alexander is the winner of numerous competitions and has performed on the Stradivari “Croall” 1684 and Guadagnini 1761 violin for several years. Currently he is playing a Gagliano violin from 1795.

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  • Marina Seltenreich is Orchestra Manager and co-founder of the LGT Young Soloists. As a pianist, she regularly performs at major concert halls and important festivals, both as a soloist and in chamber music ensembles. She has been on various tours to South Africa, Italy, the UK, New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore.

    The album of chamber music she recorded as a duo with Alexander Gilman has received excellent reviews and multiple awards.

    Marina Seltenreich has been an established rehearsal pianist in the master classes run by renowned violinist Alexander Gilman for several years and she accompanies his students in concert performances and music competitions all over the world.

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