Dechopol Kowintaweewat, from Bangkok, Thailand, received his Bachelor's Degree of Music from Oberlin Conservatory where he studied with Marilyn McDonald and received his Performer's Diploma at the Indiana University under the tutelage of Kevork Mardirossian.
As an avid orchestral and chamber musician, he has appeared as a concertmaster for Bangkok Symphony Orchestra, Oberlin Chamber Orchestra, and Indiana University Chamber Orchestra, and participated in Colorado College Summer Music Festival, New York String Orchestra Seminar, and Aspen Music Festival and School. Mr. Kowintaweewat has won competitions and numerous awards from both Oberlin Conservatory and Indiana University.
As a keen educator, he has offered outreach to schools in Thailand, Hong Kong and USA, and served as an Associate Instructor at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Mr. Kowintaweewat currently studies at the Curtis Institute of Music.
Hsuan-Hao Hsu, First Prize Winner of the Taipei Symphony Orchestra String Competition, was accepted to the Curtis Institute of Music at age 14, where he studied with Joseph Silverstein and Pamela Frank.
Hsuan-Hao Hsu has played as a soloist with orchestras, including concertos by Tchaikovsky Saint-Saens, Beethoven, Bruch. On January 2017, Hsuan-Hao joined the Curtis on Tour - All Mozart Program led by Shmuel Ashkenasi and Roberto Diaz, where he played Mozart Violin Concerto No.1 in B flat with Curtis Chamber Orchestra throughout the United States.
In the summer of 2017, Hsuan-Hao Hsu was selected to participate in the Ashkenasi/Kirshbaum Chamber Music Seminar. He has also collaborated with world class artists such as Gary Hoffman, Peter Wiley and Steven Tenenbom.
Pablo Muñoz Salido
Born in Melilla, Spain in 1990, Mr. Muñoz began his studies at the age of six with Enrique Velasco. He holds a Bachelor's degree from the Royal Conservatory of Music of Madrid, where he studied with both Pedro Leon and Santiago de la Riva. For three years, he also attended the Reina Sofia School of Music, receiving lessons from renowned violinist Marco Rizzi. During this time, in 2011, as a member of the Albeniz Quartet in the studio of Professor Heime Muller, he obtained the Prize for the most outstanding string quartet of the year from the Queen of Spain. Mr. Muñoz has participated in many masterclasses with notable musicians, including Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Yaïr Kless, Nam Yun Kim, Gunter Pichler, Valentin Erben, Yuval Gotlibovich, Noah Bendix-Balgley, Koichiro Harada, and Yo-Yo Ma.
Pablo received his Performer's Diploma at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music under the supervision of Professor Kevork Mardirossian. He currently studies at the Curtis Institute of Music.
Zizai Ning was born in Shanghai, China, and began playing cello at age 6. In 2002, she was offered a full scholarship to attend the Shanghai middle school, an affiliation of the Shanghai Conservatory, where she studied with Professor Meijuan Liu, a renowned cello educator in China. Soon after, she was awarded top honors in China's National Cello Competition. In 2007, Ms. Ning received a full scholarship, including a Conservatory Dean's Talent Scholarship, to study cello, as well as viola da gamba and baroque cello, at Oberlin College with Catharina Meints.
Ms. Ning earned her Performer's Diploma at Indiana University Jacobs school of Music under the tutelage of Professor Eric Kim and Brandon Vamos. In various master classes, Ms. Ning has performed in various master classes for artists including Steven Isserlis, Marcy Rosen, Desmond Hoebig, Yo-Yo Ma, and Noah Bendix-Balgley. She currently studies at the Curtis Institute of Music.