Violin, chamber music
Julia Galic was born in Tübingen and received her musical training from Prof. Dierick, Prof. Baynow and Prof. Agostini. She completed her music diploma and soloist diploma, with honors, from the University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart, under the guidance of Prof. Ingolf Turban. Julia has attended master classes with Valery Gradov, Yfrah Neaman, and Igor Ozim, amongst others.
As soloist she has performed with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, the Zagreb Soloists, the Lithuanian and Polish Chamber Orchestras, the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra and the Tübingen Chamber Orchestra. Together with the establishment of "Transcendent Ensemble", she has conceived new artistic ideas for various chamber music formations and concerts, with thematic concepts beyond the usual classical concert tradition. She has produced radio recordings with the South German Radio Orchestra and the former South-West Radio Orchestra.
Julia Galic is a lecturer of the violin at the Tübingen Music School. She has been appointed the position of Violin Professor for the Winter Semester 2011/2012 at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich.
Violin, chamber music
Soloist with the Berlin and Munich Philharmonics, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, in New York’s Avery Fisher Hall, Zurich’s Tonhalle, the Golden Hall of the Viennese Music Association and La Scala in Milan, with conductors such as Sergiu Celibidache, Charles Dutoit, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Yehudi Menuhin, Jun Märkl, Yutaka Sado, Franz Welser-Möst, Andris Nelsons and Marcello Viotti, he commands the works of great violin literature in addition to some repertoire never before heard in the world.
Alone his dedication to the work of Niccolò Paganini celebrates exceptional success, as in March 2006 with the New York Philharmonic, as well as his entire performance of the six violin concerts (Telos Records) and in the television documentary Paganinis Geheimnis (“Paganini’s Secret”) (merkur.tv 2006).
His comprehensive repertoire in all style directions is documented in more than 40 CD productions. Once high-profile premiere performances, many works have today become concert standards.
In 2005 he founded the chamber orchestra I Virtuosi di Paganini.
In 2006 Ingolf Turban, who had instructed for 11 years at the State University of Music and Performing Arts in Stuttgart, followed the call to the University for Music and Theater in Munich.
Ingolf Turban lives with his family in Munich.
Viola, chamber music
Jürgen Weber received formal music training at the Cologne State Conservatory under Prof. Igor Ozim and in the master class of Prof. Ulrich Koch at the Freiburg State Conservatory. He also took part in master classes given by Max Rostal, Bruno Giuranna, Sandor Vegh, and the Amadeus-Quartet. While still a student, Jürgen Weber became a member of the Robert-Schumann-Quartet and began a busy international performance career. In 1973 the ensemble won the International ARD Competition. In 1975 he was honored by the Deutscher Musikrat by being named one of the Bundesauswahl soloists. In the same year, he was honored with an endowment award by the state government of Hesse. In 1975 he was appointed the solo violist of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Since then he has collaborated with such internationally recognized conductors as Raphael Kubelik, Karl Böhm, Leonard Bernstein, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Seiji Ozawa, Carlos Kleiber, Simon Rattle, Lorin Maazel, and Mariss Jansons. He gives regularly masterclasses in Europe, Asia and the US. Jürgen Weber is Professor for Viola and Chamber Music at the Munich‘s Hochschule für Musik und Theater.
In addition to symphonic music, Weber is especially devoted to chamber music and performs in recital internationally with various ensembles, including the Deutsches Streichtrio (www.deutsches-streichtrio.de) and the Novalis-Quartet. A large number of solo and chamber music CDs document his artistic caliber. Jürgen Weber has also established an excellent reputation through premiere Performances of New Music by composers such as Klaus Huber, Jürgen von Bose, Hans-Werner Henze, and Krzystof Penderecki. Among his chamber music partners are Sandor Vegh, Gerhard Oppitz, Rudolf Buchbinder, and Krystian Zimmerman. Over the past years Jürgen Weber has also collaborated with well-known publishers such as Schott and Henle.
Jürgen Weber plays a 1780 Lorenzo Storioni viola from Cremona, Italy.
Cello, chamber music, performance preparation
Reiner Ginzel studied with the outstanding pedagogue Prof. Karl Grosch, a student of the legendary cellist Julius Klengen, and thereby stands in the direct succession of the traditional German cello pedagogy, originating from Bernhard Romberg, Justus Johann F. Dotzauer and continued by Friedrich Grützmacher.
Later he refined his skills in various master classes, including with Natalja Schachowskaja, the assistant of Mstislaw Rostropovich. During this time he was also the award winner in distinct national and international competitions.
Through collaborative work with such outstanding artists as the composers Krzysztof Penderecki, Hans Werner Henze and Pierre Boulez or the singers Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Peter Schreier, Reiner Ginzel received valuable musical impulses.
After several years as solo cellist in various leading German orchestras, he was appointed professor at their institute by the University for Music and Theater in Munich.
In addition Reiner Ginzel is a member of the renowned Deutsches Streichtrio, with whom he has realized over 30 CD productions.
Besides his work as an international juror (for example, for the ARD International Music Competition in Munich), he collaborates editorially with the Edition Peters (Frankfurt and Leipzig) and above all with the G. Henle Verlag in Munich (new editions of various cello compositions from Bach, Haydn and Beethoven to Schubert, Schumann and Dvorak to Debussy and Reger).
His concert tours have taken him to almost all countries of Europe, to America, Africa and Southeast Asia. Numerous radio and television recordings as well as CDs document his artistic diversity.