Victoria Dmitrieva

The pianist Victoria Dmitrieva began her musical studies at the age of seven at the Pskov Music School in Russia, playing both Piano and Flute. In 2000 she graduated from the St. Petersburg State Conservatorium in the Piano class of Nadezhda Eismont. In 2004 Victoria was granted a Bachelor Degree in Music from the Noord-Nederlands Conservatorium, and obtained her Master Degree from the Royal Academy of Music of Den Haag in Piano (with Paul Komen) as well as a Bachelor Degree in fortepiano (with Bart van Oort) in 2007.

She currently specializes herself in Chamber Music and Lied duo repertoire with her two ensembles: Antares Duo with the cellist Anne-Elise Thouvenin and ViVa Duo with the soprano Varvara Tishina. Her dedication to the world of music has led her to build a great collection of masterpieces in all styles and genres. Some of her concerts were broadcasted live in The Netherlands (Radio4). Victoria has honed her technical and artistic skills in Masterclasses with Natalia Trull, Rian de Waal, Maria Belooussova, Michel Strauss and Roland Daugareil. She is presently working at the Prince Claus Conservatoire of Groningen.

Jesus Jimenez studied violin with Raquel Castro and Agustin Leon Ara in Barcelona before graduating Bachelor in Valencia Conservatoire in the class of Carmen Antequera. Several masterclasses enriched his musical path under the guidance of José Manuel Álvarez, Keiko Wataya, Elena Mikhailova, Vicente Huerta and Kati Sebestyén. Meanwhile Jesus honed abilities in Orchestra playing with diverse orchestras such as Jove Orquestra Simfònica de Castelló, Jove Orquestra de la Generalitat Valenciana and the orchestra from the Conservatori Superior de Música Joaquín Rodrigo de València, which also gave him his initial Solo playing experiences with Mozart and Mendelssohn's Concertos and Schnittke's "Moz-Art à la Haydn".

Moving to The Netherlands in 2012, his musical creativity is enlarged by diverse collaborations with artists such as Emmy Verhey, Moshe Hammer, Veselina Manikova and Ilona Sie Dhian Ho among others in the Peter de Grote Festival of Groningen. In 2013 and 2014 Jesus had the honor of being selected respectively for the NJO (Nationaal Jeugd Orkest) Academy and for the Aurora Masterclasses in Sweden with Stephan Picard and Rainer Schmidt. He is currently studying Master Degree in the class of Ilona Sie Dhian Ho at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague after having graduated Bachelor from the Prince Claus Conservatoire of Groningen in 2015.

Anne-Elise Thouvenin

Anne-Elise Thouvenin studied cello and clarinet together in the conservatoire of Nîmes (South of France) before receiving her cello diploma from the Conservatoire of Montpellier, in the class of Yves Potrel. She played meanwhile with the chamber orchestra of this conservatoire for six years under the artistic direction of the violinist Jean Lenert, and fully dedicated her practice to chamber music for two intensive years where she got opportunities to widely extend her knowledge in all kinds of ensemble playing (from Duo to Octet) and in a multiplicity of styles and genre. Furthering her studies, Anne-Elise had the pleasure to work with François Baduel in Aix-en-Provence before joining the Conservatoire of Bourg-la-Reine (Paris) in 2006 in the “post graduation” class of Diana Ligeti.

She enriched her musical development working with artists such as Lluis Claret, Gary Hoffman, Roland Pidoux, Jeroen den Herder, David Strange, Schmuel Magen, Xénia Jankovic, Anner Bylsma, Maria Belooussova and Roland Daugareil among others. After receiving the "Klaas Dijkstra Award" at the Peter de Grote Festival in 2009, she graduated Cum Laude from Bachelor Degree before graduating Master in 2014 in the class of Jan-Ype Nota and Michel Strauss in Groningen. Anne-Elise is now a free lance cellist performing regularly in solo recitals as well as orchestral and chamber music concerts with her different ensembles.