: Artists

Burhan Oçal

Biography

Currently living in Istanbul and Zurich, Switzerland, Burhan Öçal found himself in the bosom of the world of music and art from the very first days of his arrival in Europe. His inclination and enthusiasm for discovering new horizons led him to meet prominent global musicians and artists at an early age, with many of whom he had joint projects, and he continues working with them today Having performed several concerts across the globe, prominently in Europe, Öçal’s true vision had been to reach out to America and act in Hollywood. He is a regular guest at the Jazz Festivals in Montreal (where he before an audience of 150 thousand) Montreux, Chicago, Paris, Rome, Istanbul, Vienna, Berlin as well as at the Womad World Music Festival. Öçal also performs as a soloist with many Symphony Orchestras. Öçal’s undying passion for cinema led him to acting. He is playing the lead part in several cinema films and some television dramas.

Art form: musician, percussions

Nicolas Ankoudinoff

Biography

Self-taught saxophonist, Nicolas grew up in a family of musicians. He studied music at the Liège Conservatoire and stage direction at the Institut National Supérieur des Arts du Spectacle (INSAS). As a travelling musician, he played with Lászlò Shari, Fred Van Hove, André Goudbeek and his BIOrchestra, Baudouin De Jaer, Bart Maris, Erik Vermeulen, the Gnawas of Marrakech, Noise Maker’s Five, la Fanfare Rage Dedans, Kaat De Windt, the MUS-E Band, D-Y-Namic during tours in Rotterdam, Eindhoven, Lisbon, Budapest, Paris, Lausanne, Aix-la-Chapelle, Lille, Rennes, Luxembourg, Altéa, Casablanca, Marrakech, Taroudant, Agadir, Essaouira, Safi, El Jadida, Lagos, … from 1999 to 2004. In 2000, he formed the group animus anima(.be) with Benoist Eil (e.g., F), Pascal Rousseau (tuba, F), Etienne Plumer (dr., B/Kor) and many guests. They perform in Belgium, France, Switzerland and Germany in festivals, cafés, squats, clubs and large concert halls. He also composes for theatre and television.

Art form: musician, saxophonist, improviser, composer

Website: https://soundcloud.com/nicolasankoudinoff

Andor Timar

Biography

Andor has first graduated as an actor in Budapest in 1994. He then worked in theatre, film, and voiceover projects. From 1999, he continued his entertainment career by directing and producing video and stage productions. Besides his artistic activities Andor is an Executive Coach with a demonstrated history of working in the management consulting industry. He is skilled in Non-profit Organization, Negotiation, Coaching, Film and Event Management. In addition, as a strong human resources professional graduated from Academy of Executive Coaching in London. Andor has been delivering training courses for all generations since 1993.

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Jorge Chaminé

Biography:

Jorge Chaminé, born in April 1956 in Porto, is a Portuguese operatic baritone.

Of Spanish and Portuguese parentage, he began his musical studies (piano, voice, cello, guitar, choral and orchestra conducting) at an early age. After studying law at Coimbra University, he decided to become a singer and received a scholarship from the Gulbenkian Foundation to further his studies in Madrid, Paris, Munich, and in New York City with personalities like Lola Rodriguez Aragon, Teresa Berganza and Hans Hotter.

He made his Carnegie Hall debut with Seiji Ozawa and the Boston Symphony Orchestra and has also performed with the London Symphony Orchestra, the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, and the Ensemble Intercontemporain, among others. In 1988, he won the Menuhin Foundation Award and started to perform internationally under the direction of Yehudi Menuhin. He has appeared with Claudio Scimone, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Plácido Domingo, Michel Corboz, and Ros Marbà, and appeared in opera performances and concerts alongside Mirella Freni, Montserrat Caballé and Teresa Berganza.

He is president-Artistic Director of the CIMA Festival in Monte Argentario, Tuscany. He is also vice-president of the Georges Bizet Association. He was nominated Music Ambassador of the organisation Music in ME (Music in Middle East) at the Unesco in May 2005. Since then he has also been a member of the Board of Directors of Music in ME International and president of Music in ME France. He created and is currently the Artistic Director of the Festival Ibériades and the Artistic Director of the Festival de Bougival. He received from Federico Mayor the Human Rights Medal of the Unesco. Lately, Jorge Chaminé became guest teacher of the University of Stanford (International Program), and with the sustain of the EU he created a project Music4Rom, for the recognition of the contribution of Rom music in the classical music. www.music4rom.com. He is member of the Board of Directors of the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation.