Musicians


 

Manuel Voirol

Born in January 21ST 1975 in the city of La Chaux-de-Fonds (Switzerland), Manuel Voirol obtained in 1988 the first certificate in violin, at the Music Conservatory of La Chaux-de-Fonds. At that time he became the youngest student in Switzerland to receive this distinction (access to professional classes). Following, he became a student of Master Tibor Varga, at the «Département Supérieur des Archets Sion » from 1989 to 1995, and studied at the same time at the Sion Music Conservatory to graduate in music theory, harmonics, counterpoint, piano, music history, analysis, pedagogy and singing. He continued his studies at the Bienne Music Conservatory and graduate in 1997, with the teaching diploma in violin, with high honours. Finally in 2000 he obtained a Master level 2, in concert for violin of the “Haute Ecole Spécialisée” in the city of Berne and at the « Haute Ecole de Musique et d’Art Dramatique ». As a violin teacher, his career led him to play throughout the world, with concerts in 2008 in Brazil with the pianist Francisca de Aquino (in Rio de Janeiro, Goiânia, Brasilia, Pirenopolis, Sao Paulo…), and in 2009 Manuel Voirol played also in the United States (New York and Harford). From 1999 to 2000 he used to be the violinist on tour of the group « Epis Noirs » in Switzerland and France. From 1997 to 1999 violinist of the Orchestral Ensemble of Malacuria Theatre group. From 1987 to 2002 he was also a solo violinist for various Orchestras in the city of Neuchâtel (ESRN, Orchestre Symphonique de Neuchâtel, Orchestre de Chambre de La Chaux-de-Fonds). From 1989 to 1995 Manuel Voirol worked with the Tibor Vargas Orchestra for several tournees in Switzerland, France, Italy, Germany and Holland. In 2010, he was part of the Johannes Brahms Orchestra of Paris (France) and from 2001 to 2004 for the «Ensemble Instrumental Valaisan ». In all these years, he played also with different Swiss orchestras and the “Ensemble Parisien”. Since 2008 his career as an orchestra violinist led him as a holder and a substitute violinist in various orchestras in Switzerland and abroad working with “ORM Lausanne, Orchestre de la Riviera, Orchestre Symphonique de Neuchâtel, OS-M, Ensemble Ad Hoc, Orchestre de la Haute Ecole and Academy Tibor Varga”.




Alejandra Cova

Born in Maracaibo on April 16, 1986. Currently in second year of master degree « interpretation » at the « Conservatoire de Lausanne », Sion section, in the class of Francesco de Angelis.

She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in music in 2010.

Specialist in the method CEAC and gifted musician, she played as a second violin in the « Orchestre Symphonique de la Jeunesse Simon Bolivar » conducted by Gustavo Dudamel.

Various concerts under the direction of Claudio Abbado, Simon Rattle… Tours in Europe and America : Berlin Philarmonic, Vienna Philarmonic, Scala Theatre, Colón Theatre (Argentina)… Festivals : Lucerne, Beethoven (Bonn), Martha Argerich (Argentina)…. Chamber Orchestra of Lausanne.




Rocìo Gomez 

Born on October 23, 1978 in Madrid. She studied at the « Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique » in Madrid (RCSMM) with Myriam del Castillo and Emilio Mateu and obtained with honour in 1999 the master degree of chamber music. She then came to Switzerland to study at the « Académie et Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique Tibor Varga » and is rewarded with honors in 2009 of the master degree Viola Solist. Her teachers included  Tobias Noss, Ulrich Eichenauer and Nobuko Imai.  

She currently is viola solist in the « Orchestre Symphonique National de Catalogne » (OBC) and teaches at the « Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique » in Aragon as well as in « Pirineos Classic » in Canfranc-Huesca and the ECDA of Segovia

 




Yuram Ruiz 

Born in the city of Porlamar (Venezuela) in December 20TH 1984. He began his studies at “Simon Bolivar Music Conservatory» in Caracas with William Molina, his teacher, whom he followed to IUDEM University of Musical Study. He graduated in Venezuela at the Latin-American Cello Academy. In 2010 in Switzerland he got his bachelor at the «Lausanne Music Conservatory», subsidiary of Sion, in Marcio Carneiro’s class. After finishing his Master degree of interpretation, Yuram Ruiz, in 2013, obtained additionally a Master in instrumental pedagogy and became the Young Musicians Orchestra director of the Lugano Italian Swiss Conservatory. His musical experience led him to play under the direction of Gustavo Dudamel, Claudio Abbado, Simon Rattle. He took part in different tours that led him to play at the Berlin Philharmonic (Germany), the Vienna Philharmonic (Austria), La Scala Theatre in Milan (Italy), the Colón Theatre in Buenos Aires (Argentina) and the Lucerne Festival (Switzerland), the Beethoven Festival in Bonn (Germany), and the Martha Argerich Festival (Argentina).