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David Coucheron

Violin

His phrasing is elegant and his concentrated tune a thing of beauty.

David Coucheron

Violin

David Coucheron is Concertmaster of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. He won the position in competition with more than 200 contestants, becoming the youngest Concertmaster of any major US orchestra. Born in Oslo, Norway, David Coucheron began playing the violin when he was three years old. He earned a Bachelor’s of Music degree at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, a Master’s of Music at the Juilliard School of Music in New York and a Master’s of Performance from Guildhall School of Music in London. He has studied with such eminent professors as Igor Ozim, Aaron Rosand, Lewis Kaplan and David Takeno. David plays a 1732 Stradivarius, loaned to him by the Anders Sveaas Almennyttige Fond.

Julie Coucheron

Piano

She has a beautiful legato and rubatoplay with great sense of melodic lines and exact vocals.

Julie Coucheron

Piano

At twenty-seven years of age, Ms. Coucheron has already established an international career, winning prizes in Italy, Germany and the United States. Ms. Coucheron has worked with musicians such as Claude Frank and Emanuel Ax. She has toured Europe, America, South America and Asia, performing on such great concert stages as Verizon Hall, Wigmore Hall, the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall. 

Born in Oslo, Norway, Ms. Coucheron began to play the piano at the age of four. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees at the Royal Academy of Music in London, with honors. Ms. Coucheron has performed at festivals such as the Oslo Chamber Music Festival, the Bergen International Music Festival and at the La Jolla Summerfest. For the last two years, Julie has been artistic director of the Fjord Cadenza festival in Norway. She is also a founding member of the Kon-Tiki Classical Music Fest in Oslo, Norway. In September, 2002, she released her first recording, ‘Debut’, on the Naxos label, performing with her brother, David. The CD includes lyrical and virtuoso music from the classical repertoire. In September, 2008, Ms. Coucheron and her brother released their second recording, ‘David and Julie’, on the Mudi/Naxos label. This recording, which includes sonatas by Grieg and Brahms, received superb reviews worldwide. Ms. Coucheron is a member of the Georgian Chamber Players and recently performed the Brahms piano quartet with them in Spivey Hall in Atlanta.

Camilla Kjøll

Solist

She has participated in a number of international festivals in recent years and has been a soloist with, and leader of, the largest chamber and symphony orchestras in Norway.

Camilla Kjøll

Soloist

Camilla Kjøll is an internationally sought-after chamber musician, soloist and orchestra leader. Following several years as 1st Concertmaster of the Norwegian Opera & Ballet, and thereafter holding the same position with the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, she has continued her career as guest concertmaster across the world, with engagements that include WDR Symphony Orchestra and Houston Symphony.

In recent years she has taken part in a number of international festivals and been a soloist with and leader of, the most prominent chamber - and symphony orchestras in Norway.
She is artistic co-director of Fjord Classics and also a member and concertmaster of the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra.

Her solo performance for the Norwegian Opera & Ballet in the demanding stage role in Alban Berg’s “Lulu” received much critical acclaim. So too did the world premiere and recording of Mark Adderley’s violin concerto, written especially for her. Kjøll was also engaged as a violin- and chamber music teacher at Barratt Due Institute it Music from 2013-2017.

She plays on a Giovanni Batista Guadagnini violin (1747) generously on loan from Dextra Musica.

Amalie Stalheim

Cello

Amalie is one of the most prominent young musicians in the Nordic countries and has won numerous awards.

Amalie Stalheim

Cello

Amalie Stalheim (b. 1993) is one of the most promising young cellists in Scandinavia today.

She won the prestigious Swedish Soloist Prize in 2018, and since then, she has appeared as soloist with symphony orchestras including Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Stockholm, Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Swedish Radio Orchestra, Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Kuopio Symphony Orchestra and Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, among others.  During the season 2018-2020, Amalie Stalheim is “Artist in Residence” at the Swedish Radio P2.

As an enthusiastic chamber musician, Amalie has worked with Yo-Yo Ma, Leif Ove Andsnes, Kathryn Stott, Christian Ihle Hadland, Polina Leschenko, Benjamin Schmid, Lars Anders Tomter. She appears frequently at the Bergen International Festival, Stavanger International Chamber Music Festival, Rosendal Festival, Copenhagen Summer Festival, Hindsgavl Festival.

Stalheim has graduated from The Royal Swedish Academy of Music - Edsberg Castle, and The Norwegian Academy of Music. She has studied with professor Torleif Thedéen and professor Kathryn Stott.

Amalie Stalheim plays on a cello built by F. Ruggieri (1687) generously lent to her by Anders Sveaas Foundation in Norway.

Julianne Lee

Violin and Viola
Photo: John Soares

Lee has toured with the Marlboro Music Festival as well as multiple international tours.

Julianne Lee

Violin and Viola

Julianne Lee has a distinctive career as both a violinist and violist, appearing frequently as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player. Currently the assistant principal second violinist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, she has been a member of the violin section since 2006. Lee has toured with the Marlboro Music Festival as well as multiple international tours with the Australian Chamber Orchestra as guest principal violist. In past summers, she has been invited to perform at numerous music festivals including the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Chamber music at the Banff Centre, and the Marlboro Music Festival. She is the second violinist of the Johannes String Quartet, an ensemble who has performed commissioned works by Esa-Pekka Salonen, Derek Bermel and William Bolcom. Lee graduated with an unanimous First prize at the Conservatoire Superieur de Paris in France. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in both violin and viola performance from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, and a Master's Degree from the New England Conservatory. In addition to her extensive performing activities, she is a respected teacher at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School and Berklee College of Music.

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