Stringed Instrument Players
Danish musician and composer Andreas Bennetzen is known for both his abilities as an outstanding double bass player and also for his innovative ’cross-over’ music under his alias ’Andy Benz’. Having worked with a number of top musicians, Andreas Bennetzen has established his own sound and collaborated with a wide range of artists.
Bron was born in 1947 in Ural'sk in the former Soviet Union．He was a pupil of Igor Oistrakh at Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow. While teaching at that conservatory and at music schools throughout Europe, he has educated such world-class, up-and-coming violin artists as Vadim Repin, Maxim Vengerov, Daishin Kashimoto, Tamaki Kawakubo, Sayaka Shoji and Mayuko Kamio.
Since 2004 he resides in Istanbul and is an active acoustic bass player in the Istanbul Jazz scene. He has collaborated with many prominent figures of the scene.
Sonny Thet was born in Cambodja and studied the cello from 1965-1969 at the “Royal University for Fine Arts” in Phnom Penh. Prince Sihanouk then himself send him to the Music University “Franz Liszt” in Weimar, Germany.
Zoran Dzorlev is a Professor of violin and Director of DMBUC (music and ballet school) Ilija Nikolovski –Luj, Skopje and he is known for his remakes of Macedonian popular and folk compositions, movie compositions, jazz, ethno themes and performing the same.
Young Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, known as 2CELLOS, achieved sensational success by taking the cello to a new level and breaking the boundaries between different genres of music.
The Exclusive Strings
The Exclusive Strings are one of the most sought after string quartets in the world, entertaining audiences around the globe. A truly international line-up, the group was formed in Belgium with members from Belgium, Canada, Russia and Serbia.
"The Yamaha Silent Cello has been a source of inspiration and experimentation for me for many years. It continues to be a reliable companion on stage and in the studio, and it’s a pure joy to perform on it!"
Chris Minh Doky
Chris Minh Doky stands out as one of the most talented bass players in contemporary music. The artist is regarded among the masters of the upright bass widely recognized for his passionate delivery and extraordinary technical gifts. Born into a musical family in Copenhagen, Denmark, Doky was motivated and taught by his father, learning to play the piano at age six.