Darko Milowich, violin
Xavier Vander Linden, violin
Aleksandr Khramouchin, cello
Darko Milowich, Luxemburg violinist and conductor, obtained his masters diploma in Belgrade and went on to study with E. Tschugaewa (Moscow) and Rudolf Koelman (Winterthur/Düsseldorf). He was subsequently invited to appear with numerous orchestras both as soloist and conductor. His first concerts abroad were in the Czech Republic, Austria, Italy and England. After playing with Belgrade Strings, the Belgrade Radio Orchestra and Innsbruck Symphony Orchestra, in 1986 he made his home in Luxemburg, where he is a member of the Luxemburg Philharmonic. The holder of many awards and guest at numerous summer festivals, including Evian, Prague, Dubrovnik and Riva, Darko Milowich has taught at the Royal Conservatory of Mons (Belgium) and given master-classes in Gmunden (Austria).
Xavier Vander Linden was born in Huy, in Belgium, and began learning the violin at the age of seven under Marcel Debot in Brussels. He subsequently studied with E. Koch in Liège, Igor Ozim in Cologne and Ida Bieler in Düsseldorf, his achievements culminating in a postgraduate diploma in solo performance. He has studied chamber music with the Alban Berg, Auryn and Ysaÿe Quartets, with Stephan Picard and with Paul Kantor at the Aspen Music Festival, where he was a member of the Aspen Chamber Orchestra. He was awarded a special prize at the Henri Vieuxtemps competition and in the summer of 2001 reached the semi-final of the Michael Hill competition in Auckland, New Zealand. He has been a member of the Luxemburg Philharmonic since 1988.
Aleksandr Khramouchin was born in Minsk, Belarus, where he received his first cello lessons from his father at the age of four. After studies at Minsk Conservatory (Perlin) and the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp (Mannes) he embarked on a career as a concert cellist, and his solo performances with Europe's most renowned orchestras have taken him to some of the world's most prestigious concert halls, including the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Philharmonic Hall in St Petersburg. The winner of many international competitions, he has made numerous solo recordings for television and radio, and in 2002 he was an award-winning finalist in the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. Aleksandr Khramouchin is currently principal cellist with the Luxemburg Philharmonic Orchestra.