Meet Our World-Class Faculty!
ChamberMusicWeeks offers teaching of the highest level with a lot of fun and encouragement. Led by an international faculty, participants enjoy a wonderful, supportive atmosphere and experience major shifts in their playing.
HARTMUT OMETZBERGER is recognized as one of the leading Austrian violinists of his generation. He enjoys a varied career as a soloist, chamber musician and teacher. His performances have been described as “an exceptional joy” and “a musical revelation.” It is his extraordinary musicality together with the incredible depth of his sound which distinguishes him from other virtuoso violinists of today. As Emanuel Hurwitz said, “[Hartmut Ometzberger] is a violinist of extraordinary musical talent. At this time of technical perfection, he is one of the few violinists who truly has something to say.”
Mr. Ometzberger has performed in many prestigious concert halls all over Europe, including the Concertgebouw, Bösendorfersaal, Hofburg in Vienna, Schloss Schwetzingen, Prinzregententheater, Gasteig, Grote Kerk in Den Haag, Carrolus Borromeus Kerk in Antwerpen. He’s regularly invited to teach masterclasses in Europe, Great Britain and the United States. WEBSITE: www.hartmutometzberger.com
DIANA JACKLIN, a true high dramatic soprano, is one of very few in the world with this extremely rare voice type. She is admired for her vocal artistry which allows her to create musical intimacy and intensity with ease on both the opera and recital stage. She has performed in many distinguished concert halls including Bela Bartok Hall, Stephansdom Vienna, Kennedy Center, Tanglewood, Boston Symphony Hall and Sanders Theater, among others. Ms. Jacklin is deeply honored to have been nominated for the Marian Anderson Award 2016, an award named after the great and courageous American contralto who broke barriers and changed the world with her singing.
With 20 opera roles, including a world-premiere, to her credit, she has, furthermore, sung over 150 recitals internationally and performs regularly with string quartets. Her work has been broadcast on Spanish and American television and world-wide radio.
Also a dedicated pedagogue, Ms. Jacklin teaches internationally, leading many of her students into a life in music. She has been an adjunct faculty in voice for manyprestigious high school preparatory schools in New England and was a voice professor for Salem State University in Salem, Massachusetts. She is currently a voice professor for Webster University. Her studio attracts students from around the world, and she is regularly invited to teach masterclasses in the United States and Europe.
In 2007, Ms. Jacklin and Mr. Ometzberger formed a unique duo entitled The Diva and the Fiddler. As the only voice and violin duo in the world, TIME OUT (NYC) described The Diva and the Fiddler as an “eclectic duo.” The Diva and the Fiddler has been invited to perform (as a duo and in shared recitals) in festivals and concerts in Austria, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Slovakia, Antwerp, Boston, St. Louis and NYC, and they have inspired composers to write original works for them. WEBSITE: www.dianajacklin.com
Cellist CHRISTOPHE PANTILLON was born in Neuchâtel into a Swiss-american family of musicians. He started playing the cello with J.-P. Guy and Elena Botez before continuing his studies with Heinrich Schiff at the Music Academy in Basel, with Valentin Erben at the Vienna Music University and with Ralph Kirshbaum at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. He has attended numerous master classes, in particular with Mischa Maisky.
Mr. Pantillon has been playing chamber music ever since his childhood. He moved to Vienna in 1992, and in 1998, he founded the aron quartet, quartet-in-residence of the Arnold Schönberg Center. He is also principal cellist of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, member of the "Leschetizky Trio Vienna" and gives regularly duo concerts with his wife, the violinist Klara Flieder.
Christophe David Pantillon has given regular performances, both as soloist and as chamber musician, in Vienna (Musikverein, Konzerthaus), Salzburg (Mozarteum), New York (Carnegie Hall), London (Wigmore Hall), Washington (Library of Congress), Tokyo (Casals Hall, Oji Hall), Moscow (Tchaikovsky Conservatory), Buenos Aires (Teatro Colon), Madrid (Teatro Real), Zurich (Tonhalle), Prag (Suk Saal), in Paris, Amsterdam, Warsaw, Saint-Petersburg, Helsinki,.. as well as in numerous festivals (Festival Menuhin Gstaad, Festival de Radio France (Montpellier), Festival International de Quatuors à Cordes du Lubéron, Styriarte Graz, wien modern, Festival de Kuhmo (Finnland), Festival Cervantino (Mexico), Festival Musical de Santo Domingo, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival (USA),"Sounding Jerusalem", Festival de la Roque d’Anthéron, «Mostly Music» Chicago,etc...
Christophe Pantillon has been privileged to work with such great artists as Philippe Entremont, Bruno Canino, Marcello Viotti, Sir Neville Marriner, Sir Roger Norrington, Peter Schreier, Thomas Quasthoff, Oleg Maisenberg, with members of the Alban Berg Quartet, the Chilingirian Quartet, as well as members of the Berlin and the Vienna Philharmonic. In 2006, Christophe Pantillon took part in a "Soirée Beethoven" with the actor Gérard Depardieu. He has given master classes in Switzerland, USA (Yale University in Norfolk), France (Académie international de Nice), Ireland, Switzerland, Spain and India. He is currently teaching at the Vienna School of Music.
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