ADAM KLOCEK is a Grammy Award nominee conductor and cellist born in Cracow in 1973. He has occupied positions such as Music Director of the Great-Poland Philharmonic in Kalisz, and of the Huberman Philharmonic Orchestra in Czestochowa, Poland.
Another main course of activity is playing the cello, which he began learning at the age of 7. He studied at Hochschule fur Musik in Cologne, and Hanns Eisler Hochschule fur Musik in Berlin with Maria Kliegel and Boris Pergamenschikow. His recent engagements include an invitation to perform for the first time “Concerto grosso” by Krzysztof Penderecki under the baton of the composer himself, together with the piece’s world premiere CD recording.
He will also perform at the Europalia Festival in Belgium, as well as lead concert tours in Europe and USA.
Born in 1981, EMANUEL SALVADOR has already performed as a soloist and chamber musician in many important venues including St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Southwark Cathedral (London), and Codarts’ Muziksaal (Rotterdam).
He has been awarded several prizes such as first prize at Isolde Menges (RCM) and Beckenham Festival competitions. Emanuel received a Bachelor Degree of Music from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, studying with Professor John Glickman. He earned a Master’s Degree in Advanced Performance at the Royal College of Music, where he studied with Dr. Felix Andrievsky.
He has played with numerous ensembles such as Rotterdam Ensemble, Orchestra da Camara Fiorentina, and the Voronezh Symphony. After a 10-year engagement as concertmaster of Orquestra do Norte in Portugal (2005-2015), Emanuel was appointed concertmaster at Baltic Neopolis Chamber Orchestra in Poland.
MAI GOTO graduated from Osaka University of Music, Japan, where she studied with Atsuhiko Shimizu, and continued her studies with György Nádor at the Liszt Academy in Budapest. In 2012 she finished her Master's degree at the Grieg Academy, University of Bergen, with Signe Bakke and Torleif Torgersen as her teachers.
In 2009, she was awarded 1st prize in "The 24th International Music Competition Rovero d'Oro" in Italy.
Mai Goto is currently living in Bergen, where she has an active performing career. She has performed at the concert series at the Siljustøl Museum and at "AVGARDE", Bergen's concert series for new music.
In 2013 she was pianist in the production “Nina Grieg – a great little woman” in Grieg’s villa, Troldhaugen. In the same year she was soloist in Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No.2 on a US tour conducted by Trond Sæverud and in 2014 she was soloist in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no.5 with the University of Bergen Symphony Orchestra.
Since 2013 Ms. Goto has performed annually at the “Grieg in Bergen” series together with the violist Oliviero Hassan and the violinist Michael Süssmann.
In 2016 she performed Japanese story 'Issun Boshi' and children's performance 'Klovnen Klem' She will be touring in Italy, Germany and Poland.