Violinist Chihiro Inda was born in Tokyo in 1982. While studying at Music High School and Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, she received the 3rd prize at Novosibirsk International Competition for young violinists (1998), 3rd prize at Wolfgang Marschner International Competition (2002) and the first prize at the Toshiya Eto Violin Competition (2004). She has studied with Kazuki Sawa, Asako Yoshikawa and Wolfgang Marschner and participated in various masterclasses, e.g. with Oleh Krysa, Hermann Krebbers, Thomas Brandis and Federico Agostini. Inda’s solo appearances include the Brahm’s Concerto with the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra in 2005. Since she finished her post-graduate study at the Royal Academy of Music in London under the supervision of Gyorgy Pauk, where she has received Belmore Woodgate Scholarship, Greenwich Award, and a subsidy from The Nomura Cultural Foundation, Chihiro has been performing as a soloist, chamber and orchestra musician.

Cellist Pawel Panasiuk, born in Poland, received his Master's Degree from The Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music, Warsaw. He furthered his studies at the Trinity College of Music in London where he received his Postgraduate Diploma. He has also attended and participated in various masterclasses e.g. with Tobias Kühne, Wanda Glowacka, Michael Strauss and Victoria Yagling. Mr. Panasiuk has given solo concerts and appeared with numerous orchestras and chamber ensembles e.g. in Poland, UK and Iceland. Since 1999 Mr. Panasiuk resides in Iceland teaching the cello and chamber music. He is the principal cellist of the North Iceland Symphony Orchestra and has also appeared as a soloist with the orchestra.

Pianist Agnieszka Malgorzata Panasiuk, born in Poland, finished her master’s degree from the Music Academy of Gdansk. Later she received the Krein Scholarship for studying at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Michael Dussek and Iain Ledingham. She has also attended masterclasses with e.g. Jean-Paul Sevilla, Kevin Kenner, Joseph Seiger and Alexander Pablovic. While in Poland Panasiuk worked with various chamber groups and performed e.g. the Grieg piano concerto with the Olsztyn Philharmonia. In England she appeared with soloists and groups, e.g. at St. Martin in the Fields, St. John’s Smith Square and Senat House Bloomsbury. Last year she was a finalist at the Delius Prize competition. Since 1999 she resides in Iceland where she is an accompanist at Iceland Academy of Arts and teacher at the Music School in Kopavogur.








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