Marc Paquin, violin
Orfilia Saiz Vega, cello
Domenico Codispoti, piano
The Swiss violinist Marc Paquin studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, where he gained a BMUS A with distinction and a postgraduate award in music interpretation under Detlef Hahn. He has appeared as a soloist with the Basel Symphony Orchestra, the Guildhall Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Aargauer Symphonie Orchester, Orchestre du Jura and with the Orquesta Ciudad de Granada. He has taught chamber music at the Guildhall School in London and at the Chaux-des-Fonds Conservatoire in Switzerland. From 2003 to 2007 he was leader of the Aargauer Symphonie Orchester in Switzerland. Currently, he is leader of the Orquesta Ciudad de Granada. Marc Paquin plays a violin he made himself.
Orfilia Saiz Vega studied first in Santander, completed a postgraduate course in musical interpretation at the London Guildhall School under Oleg Kogan, and in 2003 was awarded a Soloist Diploma under Patrick Demenga in Lausanne. As a chamber musician she has played at the Wigmore Hall in London, the Manchester Festival, Musicades Lyon, Swiss Schubertiades, BBC Messiaen Festival, Val Gardena Festival, CDMC of Madrid, the Botín Foundation in Santander, Conservatory Hall in Geneva and in Lima, Buenos Aires and elsewhere. Currently she teaches at the Conservatory of Music in Granada. She has published a series of books with Alfred Music.
Born in Catanzaro in southern Italy, Domenico Codispoti was awarded first prize at the Pilar Bayona International Piano Competition in Zaragoza, which marked the beginning of his international career. Following studies with Bruno Mezzena in his home country, he moved to the United State to study for an Artist Diploma in Dallas under Joaquín Achucarro. Concerto appearances have included performances with the Luzerner Sinfonieorchester, Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana, Warsaw Radio Symphony Orchestra, London Chamber Orchestra, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, Orquesta de Córdoba, and the Orquesta Filarmónica Excelentia, Madrid, among others. International recital activity has brought him to major venues in Europe and the Americas, with performances featured on Italian RAI, Spanish National Radio and Television, Icelandic National Radio, as well as US networks. After spending recent years in London and Granada, he currently lives in Rome, and serves on the piano faculty of the Conservatorio Lorenzo Perosi in Campobasso, Italy.
Photo: Marc Paquin