Maja Horvat shares the spiritual power of music in her performances so that everyone can find comfort in art. She explores the magic of her instrument, giving contemporary pieces a good start in life and playing unknown gems from the 20th century as well as celebrated masterpieces.
Maja made her Wigmore Hall debut as first violinist of the Brompton Quartet, of which she is a founding member. In 2019 she was awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Emily Anderson Prize. Maja has performed as a soloist with orchestras such as the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Mendelssohn Chamber Orchestra and has performed as concertmaster of the Echo Ensemble and the Royal College of Music Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestra.
As a Victor and Lillian Hochhauser Foundation Scholar at the RCM she has worked with internationally-acclaimed performers including Maxim Vengerov, Alina Ibragimova, Ivry Gitlis, Nicola Benedetti, Daniel Rowland and Leonid Kerbel.
South Korean violinist Mee-Hyun Esther Park studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School with a full scholarship from the UK Government’s Music and Dance Scheme before joining the Royal College of Music in 2017, where she graduated with First Class Honours and a full scholarship for her studies.
An avid chamber musician, Esther has received coachings from Thomas Carroll, Andrew Zolinsky, the members of the Pavel Haas Quartet and Yehudi Menuhin’s pianist Paul Coker. Esther is also an experienced orchestral player, having performed in venues such as Konzarthaus Berlin, BOZAR Brussels, Kings Place and taking part in festivals including the Gstaad Menuhin Festival. Esther was appointed assistant violin teacher at the Yehudi Menuhin School in 2020.
Currently in the first year of her Masters studies, Esther studies with Professor Radu Blidar, supported by a full scholarship by the College as a Neville Wathen Scholar. Recently she performed the Shostakovich Violin Concerto with the RCM Symphony in a masterclass with Maxim Vengerov.
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Based in London, Wallis Power has carved out a busy and varied performing career. Equally at home as an orchestral musician, chamber player and soloist, Wallis also has a private teaching practice. She graduated with a Masters in Performance with distinction from the Royal College of music in July 2019, during which time she studied under Melissa Phelps and Richard Lester.
As a freelance orchestral cellist, Wallis regularly plays with The Philharmonia, The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra of The English National Opera. Soon after graduating, she joined The Glyndebourne Touring Orchestra as part of the Pit Perfect Scheme in 2019 and took part in the London Sinfonietta Academy.
Wallis is also a member of the recently formed Farrenc Trio. They specialise in programming contemporary works and exploring repertoire by female composers. This Spring, Wallis will play Errollyn Wallen’s Cello Concerto at the St Endellion Easter Festival in Cornwall.
Kinga Wojdalska is a prize-winner of solo and chamber competitions. Among others, she received the Karl Doctor Prize at the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition. As a proud Varsovian, she received the early musical training there.
In 2021 obtained a bachelor’s degree from the Royal College of Music in London. Currently, she is studying for a master’s soloist degree at Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, in Lawrence Power’s class supported by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust and Lyra Stiftung.
Kinga performed at Musikverein in Vienna and Wigmore Hall in London. She also engaged in significant festivals, including Encuentro de Santander (Spain) and West Wycombe Chamber Music Festival (UK) where she shared a stage with fantastic instrumentalists, such as Vilde Frang, Ivan Monighetti, and Miklós Perényi. Besides performing, she regularly takes viola masterclasses, learning from outstanding violists, including Nobuko Imai, Maxim Rysanov, and Máté Szűcs.
Kinga plays a modern viola by Jerzy Maslanka.