Clara DENT-BOGÁNYI, Austria /Germany
Is principal oboist of the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (RSO Berlin) and since 2009 Professor of
Oboe at the Music Academy in Nuremberg.She has won several prizes at international competitions,
such as ARD Munich and the Geneva Competition.
As a soloist she has performed with many famous orchestras: the Bavarian Radio Symphony
Orchestra, RSO Berlin, Polish Chamber Philharmonics and others.
As a chamber musician she is participating in various festivals throughout Europe and Asia.

Irmgard ANDERL-KRAJTER started her music education at the Salzburger Musikschulwerk under
Alfons Thonhauser. In 1989 she transferred to the University Mozarteum Salzburg. Studying under
professors Arthur Jensen and Lothar Koch, she graduated with honors in 1996. A multiple prize
winner of national youth competitions, she performs with different ensembles: Amaryllis quintet,
the orchestra of the Salzburg cathedral, the Salzburg Chamber Philharmonic, Musica Sacra,
Harmonices mundi, Pro musica, Salzburger Adventsingen, and is stand-in in the Mozarteum
Orchestra of Salzburg. Since 1996 she has been the solo oboist of the RTV Slovenia Symphony
Orchestra. She teaches at The Franc Šturm Music School in Ljubljana.

Germán Díaz BLANCO, Spain
started his music studies at the Professional Conservatory of Music in Tenerife with Paul Opie
and joined the Academy of the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra. Later he became student at the
Reina Sofía Music School and Chamber Music Institute of Madrid under Professor
Hansjörg Schellenberger. He also had lessons with Jacques Zoon, Klaus Thunemann
and Radovan Vlatkovich. In 2009 he became a member of the Academy of the Bavarian Radio
Symphony Orchestra, where he was working with conductors Bernard Haitink, Sir Colin David,
Mariss Jansons and others. He has collaborated with the National Orchestra of Spain,
Camerata Salzburg and Musikcollegium Winterthur. 2010 Germán Díaz performed the
Oboe Concerto form B.A. Zimmermann with the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra.He has also
won the Third Prize in the International Oboe Competition Giuseppe Tomassini in Petritoli, Italy.


Bence BOGÁNYI, Hungary /Germany
is principal bassoonist of the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra ( RSO Berlin) and the
Munich Philharmonics. He is Professor of Bassoon at the Music Academy in Nuremberg.
He has won several prizes at international competions, such as the Crusell Competition in Finland,
ARD Munich, ‘Jean Francaix’ Paris, ‘Ferdinand Gillet – Hugo Fox’ Indianapolis.
He is being invited to renomated festivals throughout Europe and as a soloist and
chamber musician he has made many CD and radio recordings.

Ágnes HERPAY, Hungary
is principal bassoonist of the Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra in Pécs,Hungary. She is
Professor of Bassoon and Senior Lecturer of Orchestra at the University of Pécs, Faculty of Arts.
She also teaches at the Art College. Since 2004 she is a doctorate of arts (DLA).
She is being invited to renomated festivals throughout Hungary and Centeral Europe and as
a chamber musician and orchestral member she has made many live recordings.
She is committed to contemporary music: she has premiered many new hungarian
compositions for bassoon and was awarded with ARTISJUS prize.

Michael TAVERNARO started to learn bassoon aged 13 years old at the music school in Feldkirch
with Mr.Hans Varch. At 18 years old he began his studies at the Conservatory of Innsbruck
with Mr. Dieter Merth, thereafter continuing his studies at the University "Mozarteum" in Salzburg
with Prof.Milan Turkovic, Prof.Daniele Damiano and Prof.Richard Galler.
In 1997-99 he was principal bassoonist of the Cairo Symphony Orchestra, then he spent 4 years in
the orchestra of the Slovenian National Theatre in Ljubljana. Subsequently, from 2004-05 he
was associate principal bassoonist of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, then a member of the
Carinthian Symphony Orchestra, and for 1 and a half years principal bassoon of the
Guiyang Symphony Orchestra in China. Michael has also performed other concerts with the
Macao Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra,
and the Symphony Orchestra of India, Mumbai.


Roman PECHMANN (Slovakia/Austria) works as an accordion Professor at the Carinthian Music
Conservatory in Klagenfurt, Austria. He successfully performs solo concerts and colaborates with
other instrumentalists at festivals in many European countries. After graduating in accordion and
drums from the National Music Conservatory in his hometown of Bratislava, he took up further
studies with James Crabb and Gier Draugsvoll at the University of Graz and at the Carinthian Music
Conservatory. Roman Pechmann has won many prizes at acclaimed national and international
music competitions, including 1st place in Pula, Croatia, 1st place in Fürstenfeld, Austria and 2nd
place in Zilina, Slovakia.


Dušan BAVDEK (Slovenia) currently lectures harmony and solfeggio at the Ljubljana Academy of
Music, where he finished composition studies in the class of Professor Alojz Srebotnjak in 1994,
and continued post-graduate studies with Professors Marijan Gabrijelčič and Dane Škerl. He
attended masterclasses with Janos Vajda and Helmut Lachenmann. Dušan Bavdek is one of the
most renowned Slovenian artists, whose compositions have been performed throughout the world,
receiving many national and international acknowledgements for his work. He is a jury member of
various competitions and acts as member of the European Composers Forum board.


Anna KOREPOVA (Russia) works as accompanist in St. Petersburg Music Conservatory and Evgeny
Mravinsky School of Arts and in several national and international competitions. She graduated
from St. Petersburg Conservatory, where she continued with post-graduate courses, specialising in
chamber music with Professors Igor Lebedev, Irina Vasilieva, Inga Dzektser and Elena Semishina.
Anna Korepova participated in several international chamber music competitions and was awarded
Grand-Prix at the International Festival Musical Performance and Pedagogy in Veliky Novgorod,
Russia.She is regularly performing in Russia, Italy, France, UK, Slovenia, and has recorded several
CD and DVD discs with instrumentalists and singers.