MIQUEL TAMARIT, CLARINET
Born in Valencia 1964. Studied his music degree in the Higher School of music of Valencia. There obtained a Clarinet High Teacher degree.
1988 Scholarship holder by Generalitat Valenciana studied in Salzburg Mozarteum (Austria) with Alfred Prinz Professor (Viena’s Philarminich Orchestra Clariner soloist). 1989 Studied in “Salzburg Mozarteum”. 1980 studied in “Salzburg Mozarteum” and “Hochschule für Musik und Dasrstellende Kunst of Viena” (Austria). There had clarinet lessons and chamber music with Professors Alfred Prinz and Ernst Ottensamer.
1990 founded “Johannes Brahms Trio” and performed concerts in many Spanish concert halls. 1994 grant holder by “European Union” in “Proyecto Caleidoscopio” increased chamber music studies with Proffesors F. Zadra and P. Vernikov, and performed concerts in European Community countries. Participated in many music campaigns all over Spain (“Generalitat Valenciana”, “Diputació de Valéncia”, concerts in the “Villa de Madrid”, “Philarmonic Societies of Asturias, Valencia, Castellón Castilla la Mancha, Madrid, …
Participated in many concerts with “Turiae Camerata”, “Silvestre String Quartet”, “Resident Quartet of Salzburg”, “Sociedad de Música del s.XX”, “Quintet de vent de Valéncia” and “String Quartet of the European Symphony Orchestra.
Coordinated Clarinet course n Castellón and Valencia, taught as assistant professors B. Kovacs, E. Ottensamer, R. Wieser…
Been founding member of Conservatory Orchestra of Zaragoza and collaborated with the Municipal Orchestra of Valencia. 1990 after passed examination got the job as clarinet soloist in Las Palmas Philharmonic Orchestra (Canarias). From 1999 to 2003 been clarinet soloist in European Symphonic Orchestra. Collaborated with musicians such as Josep Carreras, Plácido Domingo, Cristian Florea, Rasvan Meculai, Bela Kovaks, Lluís Claret, Teresa Berganza, …
Taught many master classes in several Spanish Schools of music and since 2005 in Germany. Performed concerts in France, Switzerland, Italy and Germany as a soloist and with chamber music groups. Specialized in eighteen-century original clarinets. Collaborated with groups of classical instruments such as “Trio Bocherini” (Baroque Orchestra of Salamanca). 2003 founded “Ritornello Quintet” wind quintet and of quartet with pianoforte with original instruments of the eighteenth century.
2009 taught clarinet lessons in school of music Jose Iturbi (Valencia). Participated in chamber music concerts in collaboration with Szymanowski Quartet. Taught in the chair clarinet and chamber music in the University of applied Sciences, Fachhoschschule Osnabrück, Alemania.
KEI HIKICHI, PIANO
Kei Hikichi was born in Tokyo, Japan. She started take her music lessons at the age of six. After graduation from Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo with Kyoko Edo, she gains musical impulses from various master classes of piano amongst others with Paul Badura-Skoda, Grorgy Sebok and Mikhail Voskresensky.
In 1997 she moved in Rome to study postgraduate at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia with Sergio Perticaroli, and Felix Ayo.
During 1998-2002 she has participated in chamber music courses at the International Music Academy of chigiana in Italy, Acadèmie Internationale d ´Etè de Nice in France and Internationale Sommerakademie für Kammermusik Niedersachsen in Germany.
She was accompany pianist teacher in Musikhochshule Félix Mendelsohn in Leipzig in the season of 2003/2004. From 2005 she teaches at the Conservatorio Municipal José Iturbi in Valencia, Spain.
An accomplished chamber musician, she performed in such festivals as International Horn Symposium in 2004, International course of Music in Benidorm from 2008-, International Trombone Festival in 2015 and International Summer Academy in Vienna from 2015-, collaborating with such instrumentalists as hornists Ab Koster, Hans Pizka, Esa Tapani, Radovan Vlatkovic, trombonists Christophe Sanchez, David Rejano, Gilles Millière, cellist Emil Rovner and oboists Christian Wetzel, Ivan Podyomov.
She also played Japanese traditional music with Japanese violinist Shoko Muraoka in the festival La Noche de los Teatros in Madrid.