Drawn to music from a young age, Han Jing, born in 1989 in China, began learning the violin at just four years old.
Great talent and hard work allow her to complete the ten levels of music education in her country in just seven years.
At eleven years old, then endowed with growing maturity and a rich temperament, Jing asserted herself in the competition of her Province and won the first prize.
In 2002, although very young but already possessing great charisma, she was offered the place of ‘Konzertmeister’ in her school orchestra. She also has the opportunity to play the concerto "butterfly lovers" by Chinese composer Chen Gang as a soloist. In 2008, she chose to continue her apprenticeship at the Xi’an Conservatory in the class of Professor Zhong Yi.
The four years spent with the latter allowed her to enrich herself musically and technically. In 2010, after a dazzling performance, Jing won the first prize in the Xi’an Province Violin Competition. Her successes multiplied and in 2011, at the China Music Festival, she had the privilege of performing as a soloist an extract from Tchaikovsky's violin concerto, accompanied by the Xi'an Symphony Orchestra. Wu Guiying (politician), present at the performance, will describe the concert as ‘high performance’. In 2012, she finished first and graduated from the Xi’an Conservatory.
In order to improve herself, Jing continues her studies with Professor Eric MELON at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Liège where she graduates in 2014 with the “Grande Distinction” mention. In 2013, she was a finalist in the Henri Koch violin competition in Liège.
In 2016, she obtains a Didactic Master at the Royal Conservatory of Music of Liège with “Grande Distinction”. Teaching is one of Jing's greatest passion.
The creative activity of David Makhmudov is rich and multifaceted. For many years he has been combining solo concert activity, work in the orchestra and pedagogy. Since 2017, David has been a soloist within the Flanders Symphony Orchestra, with which he plays over 60 concerts annually in Belgium and throughout Europe.
David Makhmudov is a passionate teacher. Since 2012, he has been teaching violin at the Tchaikovsky School of Music in Brussels. In September 2022 David creates his own Violin Studio in Brussels where he prepares young violinists for international competitions and superior musical studies. David Makhmudov continues the traditions of the famous Russian violin school, in particular of Yuri Yankelevich and Irina Bochkova, whose experience he adopted as a student at the Moscow Conservatory. David sees the basis of his teaching method as an individual approach to the artistic and technical development of the student.
Since 2019, David Makhmudov is teaching at the International Music Academy in Dinant. He has served as a jury member at the Omartis International Arts Competition in Singapore and Kreutzer International Music Competition in Belgium.
Intensive concert activity has taken David Makhmudov to many countries of the world, including Belgium, Germany, France, Switzerland, Netherlands, Luxembourg, England, Scotland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Russia, Turkey and Singapore.
As a soloist, David Makhmudov has performed with symphony orchestras such as the Liège Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of the Moscow Conservatory, the Voronezh State Symphony Orchestra, the Tambov Symphony Orchestra, and the Lipetsk City Symphony Orchestra.
The musician appeared on the stages of such prestigious halls as the Great and Small Halls of the Moscow Conservatory, the Flagey in Brussels, the Salle Pleyel in Paris, the Liège Philharmonic Hall, the Imperial Theater in Compiegne, and the Victoria Concert Hall in Singapore.
David Makhmudov collaborates with many outstanding conductors and performers, including Vladimir Verbitsky, Anatoly Levin, Valentin Uryupin, Georges-Elie Octors, Patrick Baton, Filip Rathé, Sébastien Walnier, Nicolas Dupont, François Deppe, Jean-Pierre Peuvion, Sun Zhen, Lyubov Plichko, Nikolay Ageev, Peter Petrov, Gabriel Teclu, Vincent Royer, Séverine Ballon, Alessandro Cervino, William Sheller.
David Makhmudov was born in 1985 in Lipetsk. He graduated with honors from the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory and then did his master and postgraduate studies at the Royal Conservatories of Liège and Ghent (Belgium). At different times, his teachers were Irina Bochkova, Karen Aroutiounian, Alessandro Moccia, Vadim Zaichenko and Vadim Vandishev. David Makhmudov is the prizewinner of many national and international competitions, including the International Violin Competition "Virtuosos of the 21st Century" (Moscow, Russia), Dmitri Shostakovich Moscow Chamber Music Competition, the International Henri Koch Violin Competition (Liège, Belgium) and Marie Cantagrill International Violin Competition (Saint-Lizier, France). He also won the Gold Medal at the Delphic Games of Russia (Ryazan, Russia).
Born in Romania, Lucia begins playing the violin at the age of seven. Soon after, she starts wining prizes at several national and international competitions, including the “Jeunesses Musicales International Competition” and “Remember Enescu” International Competition. From age of ten she has been a featured soloist first with the School Orchestra, and later the Transylvanian Philharmonic Orchestra, Sibiu Philharmonic Orchestra, Solo Artist Ensemble and Nuove Musiche Orchestra.
To develop further, she moves to London at the age of 19 to study at the Royal Academy of Music with Remus Azoitei and later to Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she studies with Jaqueline Ross.
In 2011 Lucia moves to Belgium, where she meets professor Eric Melon and decides to study with him for the next years. Right after the end of her studies, she is admitted to the Flanders Symphonic Orchestra and soon after she takes a place in the Flanders Opera House where she is a member up to this day.
Her activity as a chamber musician starts at the age of 11, when together with her brother and sister they form a Piano trio, appearing successfully in concerts and recitals. Up to this day, this being still her favorite ensemble.
Since 2008 Lucia has had recitals and concerts both as soloist and with her chamber music projects within Romania, Hungary, France, England and Belgium.
Over the years Lucia had the pleasure to work with great musicians such as Sir. Colin Davis, Vasily Petrenko, Eduard Gardner, James Gaffigan,Vladimir Askhenazy and many others.