We are the founders of this orchestra: Severiano Paoli, Teodora Nedyalkova and Guillem Cabré Salagre. We are three professional musicians from, respectively, Italy, Bulgaria and Spain, whose paths crossed during our study years at the Prins Claus Conservatorium in Groningen. We are all experienced in solo, orchestra and ensemble playing, and we all worked with professional orchestras, in the Netherlands and outside them. We also have own projects, from early to contemporary music, passing through teaching and researching.
Severiano Paoli graduated in double bass at the Istituto Musicale L. Boccherini (Lucca) with M.Gabriele Ragghianti. He has then perfectioned himself with Sorin Orcinschi (Netherlands Philarmonic Orchestra) at Prins Claus Conservatorium (Groningen, Nl) and Wolfgang Güttler (Berliner Philarmoniker). He has moreover attended masterclasses with Thierry Barbè (principal double bass of the Opera orchestra, Paris), Rinat Ibragimov (London Symphony Orchestra), Dorin Marc (Munchner Philarmonie), Catalin Rotaru. He has also studied early music praxis with Margaret Urquhart (Het Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag, Het Amsterdam Conservatorium) and Robert Franenberg (Rotterdam Philarmonisch Orkest, Nederland Bach Vereniging) He collaborates with various orchestras and ensembles such as the Nederland Philarmonisch Orkest (Amsterdam), the Festival Puccini Orchestra (Torre del Lago), l’orchestra Bruno Maderna (Forli’), Orchestra Arche’ (Pisa), Camerata Strumentale Citta’ di Prato, and he’s a stable member of the LuccaOPERAfestival Orchestra. He collaborated with the esnsemble Auser Musici to the recording of the opera “Il Bajazet” by Francesco Gasparini for Glossa Music during the Opera Barga Festival 2014. He plays an anonimous Tyrolese bass from the late XIX century with baroque setup, an eastern european luthiery 5 stringed bass, and with bows from bowmaker Marco Pasquino. He plays moreover on a G violone by Gianluca Pierozzi and bows by Coen Engelhart and Richard Jones.
Guillem Cabré Salagre
Guillem Cabré was born in 1989 in Reus (Catalonia) where he started his musical studies at the age of five. When he was eight he took his first violin lessons with violinist Xavier Blanch. Later on, at the age of sixteen he entered the Conservatoire in Vila-seca where he was student of the Cuban violinist Evelio Tieles. Two years later he finished his studies there, achieving honourable mention in the violin class. In 2008 he continued his education at ESMuC in Barcelona (High School of Music of Catalonia) where he was student of Raquel Castro and Kai Gleusteen. After finishing his Bachelor in Barcelona, he moved to Groningen (The Netherlands) where he finished the Bachelor at the Prince Claus Conservatoire with violin pedagogue Ilona Sie Dhian Ho. After graduating he was accepted for the master program where he is going to develop his skills as a musician but also as a pedagogue. In addition, he took lessons with teachers such as Mauricio Fuks, Yubal Gotlibovich, Vera Martínez or Sarah Kapustin.
During his education as an orchestra violinist he was member of the JONC (Youth Orchestra from Catalonia) where he could work with teachers from the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the Europe Chamber Orchestra and conductors such as Manel Valdivieso and Karl Anton Rickenbacher. Chamber music has always been one of his passions. He has been member of several ensembles in his home country and also in the Netherlands. He has worked with the Cuarteto Casals, The Cuarteto Quiroga, and the Bennewitz Quartet and has studied with Kennedy Moretti, Jan-Ype Nota and Sarah Kapustin among others. He is member of Canto Quartet which has played many concerts around the Netherlands but also abroad in Spain, France and Bosnia Herzegovina.
Violin pedagogy has been a fundamental part of his studies. He has attended several courses in violin pedagogy with Claudio Forcada (London) and worked for two years in a music school in his hometown. He is currently following a course with the chinese pedagogue based in Utrecht, Joyce Tan, and working on his research for his masters: how to make a project with youth string orchestras in collaboration with a professional string quartet.
Teodora Nedyalkova was born in Bulgaria in 1990. She started playing the cello at the age of seven and in 2009 she graduated from National School of Arts “Panayot Pipkov” (Pleven – Bulgaria).
Bachelor studies at the “Prince Claus Conservatoire” (Groningen, The Netherlands), thus taking a part in the class of renewed Professors Jan Ype Nota and Michel Strauss. In June of 2014 she has graduated her Bachelor of Music (cello performing and teaching) with “Cum Laude” and furthermore she was invited to continue her musical education and development at the Master of Music course at the “Prins Claus Conservatorium”.
She has been awarded with eminent prizes from International and National competitions: First prize of National Competition dedicated to Bulgarian Music in 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2008. First Prize of International Competition for performing German and Austrian music in 2007 and First prize in International Competition dedicated to J. Haydn in 2006. Her contribution to development of Bulgarian culture was noticed by Minister of Culture (Sofia, Bulgaria), thus she has been awarded two times with an annual diploma and scholarship for future development.
Since the March of 2011, Teodora Nedyalkova is a member of “Nationaal Muziekinstrumenten Fonds” (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) therefore she got the honor to play on the masterwork cello made by renewed Dutch luthier Jaap Bolink together with the bow crafted by J.F.Daber (Lyon, France). From May of 2012 she became a part of LabbertéHoedemaker Fund which is thoroughly supporting her musical development and career.
Teodora participated in a variety of master classes, some of them were held “Outstanding musicianship” and invited to take a part as one of the artists in 2014 and 2015 edition of the festival; Master class“Schiermonnikoog”2012(The Netherlands), where her performance of G.Faure “ Deuxieme Sonata” op. 117 for cello and piano was included to the CD representing the festival; Master class “Apeldoorn”2012 (The Netherlands), “Aurora” Music Festival (Sweden), where in the summer of 2015 she had the honor to work with the legend Maestro Kurt Masur and Johannes Gustafsson .
Teodora Nedyalkova has performed in many of the major halls in Bulgaria, Macedonia, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain and The Netherlands. She was a soloist of Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestras, performing some of the major pieces from the cello repertoire.
As a passionate chamber musician and cellist of the Canto Quartet she worked and played with eminent artists such are Casals Quartet, Bennewitz Quartet, Rubens Quartet, Quarteto Quiroga, Roland Daugareil, Stephan Picard, Veselina Manikova, Ilona Timchenko, Chris Duindam, Juan Zurutuza, Esther van Stralen, Hanneke de Wit and Per Nystrom.
In the season 2013/14 she had the honour to play in a variety of projects with the Noord Nederland Orkest during which she had an opportunity to cooperate with great musicians, conductors and soloists: Stefan Asbary, Stefan Vladar and Liza Ferschtman.