Since the current season Nina Heidenreich is the Principal of the second violins of the “ Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid” at the Teatro Real.
From 2008 to 2015, Nina was the Principal of the second violins of the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, Doha (Qatar), an orchestra founded and chaired by Lorin Maazel. Before Nina was Concertmaster of the Orchestra Metropolitana de Lisboa, Portugal.
Nina, born in 1980 in Regensburg Germany, began to study at the Music Academy Würzburg, Germany, as a highly talented and gifted violinist with Prof. Conrad von der Goltz and was chosen for a scholarship from the federal state of Bavaria.
From 1994-2002 she was living in Vienna where she continued to study with Boris Kuschnir at the Vienna Conservatory and later on at the University of Music and Dramatic Arts in Graz, Austria. Shortly after Nina Heidenreich also gained international recognition – in 1997 she won the “Città di Moncalieri” Competition, in 1998 the “Città di Stresa” Competition.
She attended lessons with Shlomo Mintz, Viktor Tretjakow and Zakhar Bron. In 2000 she began additional studies with Julian Rachlin at the Vienna Conservatory.
As soloist and chamber musician she played on various festivals: Keshet Eilon (Israel), Bracciano Music Festival (Rome), Ost-West-Musikfest (Krems, Austria), Donaufestival (Germany), Neuberger Kulturtage (Neuberg, Austria) and Castleton music festival (2009 and 2010 with Maestro Maazel, Virginia).
In 2003 she studied with Tibor Varga at the Music and Dramatic Arts in Graz, Austria, for one year. Also in 2003 she was amongst the winners of the Fidelio- Wettbewerb Competition. In October 2004 Nina switched to the Vienna University of Music with Professor Gerhard Schulz (Alban Berg Quartet) and studied with him until 2007.
Between October 2003 and September 2005 Nina was supported by the Herbert von Karajan Institute and the textiles wholesale trading company JONES.
From 2006-2007 she worked regularly for the Vienna Symphony Orchestra. Nina Heidenreich plays a Januarius Gaglianus violin, fecit Neapel 1779
MIARIAM PICKER-BLEUSE & EMANUEL BLEUSE
Born in Paris in 1975, Emmanuel Bleuse is one of the outstanding cellists of his generation, combining instrumental mastery, great beauty of sound, and a poetic sensibility.
A frequent soloist with renowned orchestras, he has appeared performing concertos with Staatskapelle Halle , OSIB Baleares, Orchestre symphonique de Cannes, Orchestre de Chambre Auriacombe, and as a solocellist with the Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse, OSB Barcelona, Staatskapelle Halle, Theater Dessau...
He collaborates regularly with such conductors as Daniel Chabrun, Josep Vicent,Peter Weigle, Wolf-Dieter Hauschild, Philippe Bender, Salvador Brotons, embracing most of the concertos of the classical, romantic, and contemporary cello repertoire: Haydn, Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Elgar, Strauss, Lutoslavsky, Schostakovich, Gulda, Horst etc...
Emmanuel Bleuse performs in recital and chamber music series throughout the world, with recognized partners such as Georges Pludermacher, Sergei Salov, Peter Czaba, Wolfgang Seifart, Andrew Marriner, The Scardanelli Quartett...
His perfomances with Barcelonas OSB were live- brodcasted on the RNE spanish radio, and he has premiered and recorded Turnages Cello concerto "KAI" for the MDR channel. He is also in charge of the cello solos in the movie about architect Norman Foster (How much does your building weight, Mr. Foster?).
Born in a family of musicians, (father Marc Bleuse is a composer, and mother Anne Fondeville an opera singer), Emmanuel received his first cello lessons by famous pedagog Annie Cochet. Also a student of Phillipe Müller, he completed his superior studies in Germany at the Musikhochschule in Freiburg im Breisgau, in the class of Prof. Christoph Henkel, graduating in 1999 with the highest awards. That same year, he won the competition for the "Bourse Lavoisier Foundation Scholarship", which allowed him to study with Prof. Janos Starker at the Indiana University Bloomington (USA), where he obtained the Performer Diploma in 2000.
During master classes, Emmanuel Bleuse also received advice from Natalia Gutman, Bernard Greenhouse, Lluis Claret, Wolfgang Boettcher, Gary Hoffmann…
He has won First Prize in the competition "Matinées Musicales" in Indianapolis and the "Prix de l'Académie Ravel".
From 2000-2004, Emmanuel Bleuse was the 1. solocellist in Halle's Philharmonic Orchestra, now holding the same position in the OSIB in Spain. He is a faculty of the Superior Conservatory in Palma de Mallorca, also invited to give masterclasses in the Beijing Central Conservatory.
Emmanuel Bleuse performs on a 1997 Vatelot cello.