Peter Arnold, born in Trier in 1952, studied with his father Karl Arnold (solo horn in the SWF Symphony Orchestra) in Baden – Baden and Heidelberg.
During this time he was a laureate of several music competitions (Chamber Music Prize of the City of Colmar, Mannheim University Competition, etc.)
In 1974 Peter Arnold became solo horn in the Philharmonic Orchestra of the City of Essen and at the same time he completed his studies with Prof. Hermann Baumann at the Folkwang Music Academy.
From 1976 to 2006 Peter Arnold was solo horn in the SWR Radio Orchestra Kaiserslautern, from 2007 to 2011 he held the same position in the Deutsche Radiophilharmonie.
Arnold now focuses on educational projects, chamber music and solo projects as well as conducting.
A variety of CD, radio and audio recordings underscore his musical activities.
As a soloist he has performed with renowned orchestras in Germany, France, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Spain, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Italy, Israel, the USA, Japan as well as in the former USSR (Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Russia), including a concert in the famous Moscow Tchaikovsky Hall. Concert tours as a chamber musician (eg Mithras – Octet, Palatina Hornensemble, Württembergisches Kammerorchester and others) took him through Europe, Asia, South Africa and South America.
The repertoire of Arnold includes the usual concert and chamber music literature up to special requirements for the French horn. Composers such as Aldo Rafael Forte, Wolfgang Hofmann, Rolf Schweizer, Wal Berg and Klaus Arp dedicated new works for his instrument.
In 1981, Peter Arnold received an appointment as a lecturer for horn at the University of Music and Performing Arts Mannheim. Invitations followed courses in Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg, the USA and the USSR.
Since 1998 he is the artistic director of the “International Glottertäler Horntage” and the
“Black Forest Horn Days”.
In 1999, Peter Arnold was appointed by the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts
Baden -Württemberg the title “Professor” awarded.
In 2016, Arnold was elected president of the Palatine Music Society.
Conducting studies with Claudio Santoro and Ernest Bour.
Conducting activities as study director at the Musikhochschule Mannheim, at the Landesjugendorchestern Rheinland-Pfalz and Baden Württemberg, the Landes Blasorchester Baden – Württemberg, the Pfarrkapelle Kirrberg, the Harmonie Otterberg, the SO Kaiserslautern, the Stamitzorchester Mannheim, the Speyerer Kammerorchester, the MV Hauenstein the chamber orchestra of the Schwarzwälder Horntage as well as a soloist and conductor for various chamber music projects (eg “Orchester de Chambre JF Palliard, Südwestdeutsche Rundfunk Soloists).
Igor Cecocho is a graduate from the Belarus Academy of Music, where he studied with Prof. N. Volkov. From 1979 to 1990 he was a soloist of the Minsk Bolshoi Theatre Symphony Orchestra and from 1986 to 1990 – a lecturer at the Belarus Academy of Music.
From 1992 to 2006 he was a soloist of the W. Lutoslawski Philharmonic Orchestra in Wroclaw.
Since 1990 Igor Cecocho has been running the trumpet class at the Academy of Music in Wroclaw from 2006 – at the Academy of Music in Łódź.
He has appeared as a soloist in Poland and abroad, playing on both modern and historical trumpets.
Igor Cecocho has performed with the majority of Polish symphony and chamber orchestras.
His chamber appearances include co-operation with excellent musicians: Emma Kirkby, Crispian Steele-Perkins, Paul Esswood, Gillian Keith, Daniel Stabrawa.
Igor Cecocho has recorded for radio, television and on CD labels many times. He has world premiered numerous contemporary works, has run master classes and trained a several laureates of international competitions. The artist plays B & S and J. Scherzer instruments.
Prof. Yasen Teodosiev, Ph.D
was born in 1973 in Sofia. He graduated ” L. Pipkov ” National School of Music and “P. Vladigerov” National Academy of Music with a master ‘s degree in French horn with Prof. Vladislav Grigorov. In 1993 he became a laureate of the National Academic Competition in Plovdiv. He is also laureate of the first Academic competition for singers and instrumentalists in Sofia. In the same year he was invited to participate in the course of the famous French-horn player and teacher Hermann Baumann in Switzerland.
Since 1993 Yasen Teodosiev is principle horn of the Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra. He is long term solo horn of the Symphony Orchestra of the Summer Academy “Chigiana ” in Siena , Italy, of Sofia Symphony Orchestra and since 2003 of Classic FM Orchestra. Yasen Teodosiev is principle horn of two more orchestras – “Genesis orchestra” and The Festival Orchestra of “March Music Days” International Festival.
Along with his orchestral practice he appears as soloist with many orchestras such as: Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sofia Symphony Orchestra , “Sofia Soloists” Chamber Orchestra, Big Band of the Bulgarian National Radio, State Philharmonic Thessaloniki (Greece), “AGBU-Sofia” Chamber Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of State Opera Plovdiv , Varna Philharmonic, Shumen Philharmonic , Sliven Symphony Orchestra , Bankya Chamber Orchestra , Gabrovo chamber Orchestra, Academic Symphony Orchestra, Youth Orchestra of “L.Pipkov” National School of Music, Youth Orchestra of “D.Petkov” National School of Music and Dance and others. He has an active concert and recording career with wind quintet “The soloists of the Bulgarian National Radio” which was awarded the “Crystal Lyre” ( 2010) for excellence in the performing talent . As chamber musician Yasen Teodosiev performs within a variety of ensembles in numerous concerts and festivals in Bulgaria and abroad. He has performed together with the renowned musicians Bozhidar Noev , Plamena Mangova, Alexei Ogrinchuk ( solo oboe of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra ) , Pascal Muragues ( solo – clarinet of Orchestre National de Paris), Arkady Shilkloper (world renowned alp horn player), Elmira Darvarova (long term concertmaster of Metropolitan opera – New York), Angel Stankov, Joseph Radionov, Anatoli Krastev, Philip Pavlov, Sava Dimitrov, Vangel Tangarov, Borislav Yotzov, Rostislav Yovtchev, Rossen Idealov and many others. He is also part of the PILEKADONE quintet, nominated for the “Crystal Lyre” 2013.
His great respect for the Bulgarian composers and the contemporary music makes Yasen Teodosiev a regular participant in the festival “New Bulgarian Music” and a permanent member of the New Music Ensemble , conducted by Dragomir Iosifov. He has performed numerous premieres of contemporary Bulgarian works, some of them specially composed and dedicated to Yasen Teodosiev. He has recorded many of them for the Bulgarian National Radio and the Bulgarian National Television .
Since 2001 Yasen Teodosiev combines his artistic engagements with teaching as Assistant of Prof. Vladislav Grigorov at “Prof. Pancho Vladigerov” National Academy of Music. In 2012, he defended a PhD in the Academy , and in 2013 became Associate professor of french horn.
In 2016 he was he was elected head of department „Brass instruments and percussion” and in 2017 he was confirmed as professor of French horn at “Prof. Pancho Vladigerov” National Academy of Music. Yasen Teodosiev is Dean of the Instrumental Faculty of the National Academy of Music. Yasen Teodosev has published articles in “Musical Horizons” magazine and others.
Yasen Teodosiev is author of the book “Vladislav Grigorov – poet of French horn” (ISBN: 978-954-737-916-9), dedicated to the 70 anniversary of the famous Bulgarian french horn player and teacher – professor Vladislav Grigorov.
Vaso Ristov was born in 1965 in Radovish, Republic of Macedonia. He finished music high school in Shtip in the class of Prof. Simeon Savev. MA.Ristov graduated from the Faculty of Music Art in Skopje again in the class of Prof. Simeon Savev.
Since 1986 until today he has been first trumpeter-soloist of the Macedonian Opera and Ballet.
From 1986 to 2000 he was a part-time associate with the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra.
From1990 to 2000 he was a part-time associate with the Military Orchestra of ARM.
In the period of 1994/5 MA..Ristov specialized in the class of the famous pedagogue, professor Vaclav Junek and his assistant Vladimir Reljek in Prague, The Czech Republic.
He has been a part-time associate trumpet teacher at DMBUC “Ilija Nikolovski Luj” since September 1990.
Since 2001 he has been a part-time associate lecturer at the Faculty of Music, teaching Trumpet. Since April 2006-Associate professor at the Faculty of Music in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.In the period of 1996 until 1998. Ristov specialized and earned Master degree from the State Academy of Music “Pancho Vladigerov” in Sofia, Republic of Bulgaria in the class of Prof. Angel Makedonski.
He was an Art Director of the Macedonian Opera House from 2005 to 2007.
Since 2006 .Ristov has been an Associate professor at the Faculty of Music in Prishtina – Kosovo, teaching Trumpet, Chamber music and Teaching methods.
Since 2007 he has been working as a part-time associate lecturer at the State University in Tetovo, Faculty of Music. Republic of Macedonia.
Since 2012 working as a freelance collaborator as an Associent Professor at the State University of the Faculty of Music in Shtip. Republic of Macedonia.
Since 2015 he is a visiting professor in the Faculty of Music in Mitrovica(Kosovo).
He has also been a participant in many master classes in his country as well as abroad.
He has been cooperating with many conductors from all around the world.
Since September 2016 professor Ristov is Vice Dean for teaching in Faculty of Music Art-Skopje-Ss.Cyril and Methodus University in Skopje Republic of Macedonia.
2018.Ristov is Music selektor Ohrid Summer Festival.
2018 Ristov is general manager in Macedonian Opera and Ballet.
CURRICULUM VITAE SERGIU CARSTEA
Place of birth: Republic of Moldova
Address: str. Versului, no. 18, Timisoara, Romania
Contact: TM: +40742 998572; E – mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Languages: Romanian, French, Russian, Italian, Spanish, English
– 2011-2016 – Doctoral studies in Musicology at Academy of Music, Theatre and Fine Arts, Chisinau, Moldova
– 1988-1989 – postgraduate studies, prof. P. Thibaud, A. Cure, J. Douay Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, France
– 1976 – 1981 Faculty of Musical Interpretation, State Institute of Arts “Gavriil Muzicescu” in Chisinau, Moldova, USSR
– 1969-1976- class trumpet Music School “Eugen Coca”, Chisinau, Moldova, USSR
– 2001-present – trumpet party leader (principal), Romanian National Opera Timisoara, Romania;
-1997-2001 – Head of trumpet section, State Philharmonic “Banat” Timisoara, Romania
-1981-1997 – Member and Head of trumpet section State Philharmonic, Chisinau, Moldova
-1992-1993 – Artistic director of the Philharmonic, Chisinau, Moldova
-1978 – Present – professor of trumpet at:
– Faculty of Music, University of West Timisoara, Romania (2000 – present)
– High School of Music “Porumbescu” (former “Eugene Coca ), (a.1991-1997), Chisinau, Moldova
– State Conservatory “Gavriil Muzicescu” (1990-1997) Chisinau, Moldova
– Support interpretive master classes in several higher education institutions in the country and abroad (Canada, Israel, Italy, Serbia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Poland)
• 1989 – Founder of the quintet “MOLDOVA BRASS”, Chisinau, Moldova
• 2007 – Founder and president of the Association “ROMANIAN BRASS SOCIETY”, founder and artistic director of the International Bass Competition in Timisoara,
• Member of the jury at various international competitions interpretation of brass wind instruments
• 1996 – 2014, 2016 Registrations for State Radio Romania and Moldova
• Author: “Method of Modern technical studies for trumpet”, published in 2006 in West University of Timisoara Publisher, and various articles devoted to problems of interpretation of music for trumpet, published in specialized journals.
• Doctor in musicology
ACTIVITY as soloist
Concerts as soloist in France, Israel, Italy, Germany, Canada, Austria, Spain, Croatia, Serbia, Moldova, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Romania, Poland, Albania, with various orchestras, with piano accompaniment, organ, string orchestra, solo and with accompaniment, recitals in varior modern music festivals and varior philharmonic orchestras in Romania (Arad, Bucharest, Timisoara, Sibiu, Satu Mare, Iasi, Cluj, Craiova, Bacau, Botosani, Ramnicu-Valcea, etc.)