Ruben Dalibaltayan (1973) was born in Yerevan, Armenia. He studied with Anahit Shahbazyan in Yerevan and Arthur Berngardt and Valery Kastelsky at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow.

He has won ten prestigious international piano competitions in Armenia, China, Croatia and Italy. He is particularly dedicated to the promotion of works by Armenian and Croatian composers. For his double album Piano Works by Blagoy Bersa, he received the highest award of the Croatian Ministry of Culture - the Vladimir Nazor Prize.



Patrizia Tassini graduated with honours from the G. Tartini Conservatory of Music in Trieste. After studying in France, she obtained her Master's degree in the USA at the Eastman University of Rochester (NY). She won several national and international competitions as well as the 2nd prize at the International Harp Competition in Israel. She has been a jury member in Israel, Paris, Lille, Belgrade and Bloomington (USA), and has given concerts and masterclasses in Europe, China, Taiwan and Turkey.



Jože Kotar Professor at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana and since 2007 solo clarinettist of the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra. Prior to that, he was a solo clarinettist with the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra for twelve years.
As a soloist, chamber musician and member of various chamber ensembles, he performs at home and abroad, conducts seminars for clarinet and chamber music, and participates in the juries of international competitions.



Janez Podlesek is a renowned Slovenian violinist and pedagogue. He graduated from the Academy of Music in Ljubljana in the class of the renowned professor Primož Novšak, where he also graduated For 15 years he was a concertmaster at the of the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra and the Chamber String Orchestra Chamber Orchestra of the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra.

Regularly active in Ensemble Dissonance and the trio Clavimerata, with whom he has recorded several He is happy and inspired by his work as a teacher. He is a successful teacher at the Conservatory of Music and Ballet Ljubljana and the Academy of Music in Ljubljana, where he directs the Chamber String Orchestra and teaches violin and chamber music. For years 2012 he was awarded the title of Assistant Professor of Violin and a year later, he received the University of Ljubljana's solemn charter for for outstanding teaching and research achievements. He participates in the ambitious EMARS project, in the framework of which he has regular summer schools and violin masterclasses. Since 2018 she has been 2018 he is a full-time assistant professor at the Ul Academy of Music.



Matej Zupan is a professor at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana. From 1996 to 2008 he was a solo flutist of the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra. He completed his undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana under Prof. Fedja Rupel. He studied in Firenze with Mario Ancillotti and at masterclasses led by Trevor Wye, Michael Debost, Peter-Lukas Graf and James Galway.



Igor Mitrović was born in 1968 in Beirut. He started teaching cello at the age of seven to Relja Ćetković. He studied in Ljubljana and Basel with Miloš Mlejnik and Antonio Meneses and chamber music with Walter Levin (LaSalle Quartet). During his studies, he took one year of lessons with Daniil Šafran, Janos Starker and Boris Pergamenshchikov, and in 1987 became a member of the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra.