Alexander G. Adiarte
One of the most talented and dynamic conductors of his generation, our new conductor Alexander Adiarte brings fresh energy and inspiration to BISYOC. With Filipino heritage, born in the USA, and now living and working in Germany, Alexander embodies the intercultural profile of BISYOC in his own unique way. A sought-after conductor, he has conducted concerts in Taiwan, China, Japan, Australia, the USA, Brazil, as well as all over Europe.
International exchange through music has been an ongoing theme in his life, since he was inspired to become a professional musician after going on tour to France with his own Youth Orchestra. Alexander has travelled the world with his orchestras, experiencing firsthand how powerful music can bring together people of different cultures. As a passionate music educator, Alexander always strives to bring out the best in his musicians. We are very happy to welcome Alexander to the BISYOC family!
Violinist Pilar Andrino studied with Doly Shkop, Isabel Vilá (Spain), and Jens Ellerman (Germany). She loves teaching and playing and has developed her career in several conservatories and professional orchestras in Spain.
Furthermore, Pilar has been the Artistic Director of a young orchestra and has worked on a music project for very young children.
Oboist Dario Golcic studied oboe with Heinz Holliger and Christian Schmitt. As a soloist, he has played with different orchestras from Freiburg, Heidelberg, Basel, and Zagreb. Currently, he is the solo oboist of the Croatian Radio Symphony Orchestra. He is an active member of the Zagreb Woodwind Trio with which he regularly performs and records. Furthermore, he teaches oboe at the Zagreb Music Academy and various oboe courses in Croatia.
Dario has won many oboe competitions in Croatia and former Yugoslavia.
Clarinetist Domagoj Pavlović graduated and obtained his master’s degree at the Zagreb Academy of Music in the class of Josip Tonžetić. Chamber music is an important part of his artistic work. He has played with ensembles such as the Zagreb Woodwind Trio, Porin String Quartet, Sebastian String Quartet, Zagreb Quartet, Alisios Camerata, Camerata 2/3/4, and Trio 1887, with which he has performed throughout Europe, North and South America, and Asia.
Since 2002, he is the solo clarinetist of the Croatian Radiotelevision Symphony Orchestra. Domagoj edits old scores written for clarinet and he performs contemporary music written by Croatian composers, dedicated to him.
Cellist Evrydiki Iliadou studied in Nuremberg under Professor S.v.Hausegger. She was a member of the Symphony Orchestra in Konstanz and participated as a substitute with several German orchestras. Furthermore, she worked as a freelancer with different Chamber Orchestras and Ensembles in Cologne. She enjoyed the combination of teaching and playing as the principal cellist with the Flora Symphonie Orchestra.
Evridiki currently lives in Greece where she teaches at the Conservatory and studies Musicology at Aristoteles University Thessaloniki.
Trombonist Manuel Vieira has studied with Chris Houlding and Philip Goodwin at the University of Aveiro, the University of Sheffield, and the Royal Northern College of Music. He has collaborated with several Portuguese professional orchestras and recorded several CDs. He has performed concerts in Germany, France, Spain, Morocco, Turkey, England, Austria, Malta, Brazil, and China. Currently, he plays the principal trombone in Braga Philharmonic Orchestra.
Furthermore, he is a member of the HomeBrass-Quintet and he teaches trombone and chamber music at the Academy of Music in Vila Verde, and the Music Conservatoire of Aveiro. Manuel is currently working on his PhD in Science of Education at the Catholic University of Porto.
French horn player Sissel Grøndahl studied at the Norwegian State Academy of Music, mostly with professor Frøydis Ree Wekre. She has furthermore studied administration and management of fine arts. Sissel is a great french horn pedagogue and teaches at the Oslo School of Fine Arts. Sissel can conduct and she leads wind orchestras. Furthermore, she likes to compose and arrange music and has almost finished editing her new Horn school “Hornbook”.
Sissel has been President of the Norwegian Horn Society. And she started a charity “Friendships Through Music” which facilitates projects and seminars in North Macedonia amongst other things.
The musical working process
The professional musicians from all over Europe form a unique team of tutors – the backbone for the preparation of the orchestral and chamber music program.
The course begins with each instrumental group working through the repertoire under the guidance of the tutors. Later, these groups are combined and while one tutor conducts this larger group, the other tutors listen and give feedback. Then, when the orchestra rehearses as a whole, the tutors stay on and continue to help the individual groups sound their best.
This year, the team will cycle through all of the sections of the orchestra. Meaning, the participants in the string section will be working, for instance, with Dario Golcic, the principal Oboist from the Zagreb Philharmonic, or the woodwinds will work with Pilar Andrino, a fantastic violinist from Salamanca Spain.