PuraCorda quartet (original instruments)
Northern European Jewels
PuraCorda quartet (original instruments)
Mayumi Sargent, Panos Charalampidis (violins)
Eura Fortuny (viola)
Antigoni Seferli (cello)
Frank Bridge - Three Idylls, H.67
Elizabeth Maconchy - String Quartet No. 3
Edvard Grieg - String Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op.27
Born in Greece in 1989 where he finished his studies in the State Conservatorium of Thessaloniki with teacher Irina Dragneva.
During his higher education in Brussels (Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussels) under the surveillance of Prof. Katalin Sebestyen, he took part in numerous international competitions from which he came out as finalist or laureate. He performed as a soloist in many countries across Europe like Hungary, France, Belgium, Greece, Spain. Amongst others, he got coached by musicians such as Marco Ricci, Olivier Charlier, Ervin Shiffer, Philippe Graffin.
Apart of his duties as a soloist he has a very active life as a chamber musician. Founding member of the Nostos String Quartet, he performed in many big halls across Europe and was tutored by world-known tutors and quartets such as Danel Quartet, Eberhard Feltz, Stefan Metz, Luc Marie Aguilera and more.
Currently, he is living in Amsterdam and is a member of Libero strijkorkest, the Sebestyen strings chamber orchestra, Het Promenade Orchestra and The String Soloists with whom he recorded 2 CDs with works of Haydn and Roland Dyens.
Born in Athens, Greece in 1991, she began to play the cello in 1998 and finished her studies with a Diploma (Bachelor) from the Athens Conservatory in 2013. Three years later she finished her second Bachelor with the profile of Early Music at the State University of Music and Performing Arts of Stuttgart, in Germany, and in June 2019, her Master in Historically Informed Performance Practice at the Amsterdam Conservatory in the class of Viola Hoog. She has participated in several international masterclasses with teachers such as Viola de Hoog, Werner Matzke and Bruno Cocset and has played in orchestras under the baton of conductors such as Remy Baudet, Peter van Heyghen, Simon Rattle, Alain Altinoglu. Antigoni is a co-founder of PuraCorda and performs with several other chamber ensembles in the Netherlands and in Greece.
Born in Mallorca, she studied violin with Ramón Andreu and Barry Sargent, besides attending David Peralta’s summer course in 2007. She continued her studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln (Cologne, Germany) with a Bachelor on the modern violin under Ariadne Daskalakis's tutelage while receiving baroque violin lessons from Richard Gwilt. She graduated with a “Cum Laude'' from the Master’s Instrument in Historic Perspective at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam (Netherlands), where she studied baroque violin with Antoinette Lohmann and modern violin with Johannes Leertouwer.
She’s been invited to play in youth orchestras around Spain, such as Jove Orquestra Nacional de Catalunya, Jove Orquestra Simfònica de Castelló, Jove Orquestra Barroca de Mallorca and Jove Orquestra de Cambra Illa de Menorca.As a young professional, she’s performed in Germany with the Kölner Kammerorchester, Neuen Rheinischen Kammerorchester Köln, Kölner Akademie, Orchester Düsseldorfer Altstadtherbst and for the contemporary composers collective Zeitklang, besides gaining seven years of experience as a pedagoge. She’s currently a member of the EOS Kammerorchester; specialized in contemporary music, they work with known Jazz
musicians, such as Niels Klein, Ingrid Laubrock and Lucia Cadotsch, recording new CD’s with music written exclusively for the ensemble. On the opposite spectrum, in May 2021 she’ll be performing with Concerto Köln.
In the Netherlands she’s a member of the Nieuwe Philharmonie Utrecht (both with original and modern instruments, besides participating in innovating projects such as historically informed performances of Brahms symphonies), a member of the Spanish baroque music group La Pícara and co-founder of PuraCorda (a string quartet specialized in HIP interpretation of 19th and early 20th century repertoire). She plays regularly with the Nederlandse BachVereniging and has had the pleasure to work as concertmaster under the baton of Jos Van Veldhoven and Peter Van Heyghen. She’s recently had the privilege of performing Verklärte Nacht (Schönberg) on gut strings with the Narratio Quartet for the opening concert of the 10th European Early Music Academy in Vannes (France) and recording the solo “Gebt mir meinem Jesum wieder” of the Matthew Passions Ur-version under Johannes Leertouwer’s leadership.
In Spain she has played with Orquestra de Cambra Illa de Menorca, has been invited as coach to the Joven Orquesta Barroca de Andalucía, and besides co-organizing two different music festivals and a youth competition in Mallorca, she’s co-founder and concertmaster of Ensemble Tramuntana.
She studied in Barcelona, Salzburg and Amsterdam and she’s received baroque viola lessons since 2010 from Emilio Moreno, Hiro Kurosaki, Alba Roca and Antoinette Lohmann. She has won competitions as soloist (Concurs Corda de Barcelona, autonomous community phase of the Intercentros Melómano competition), in chamber music ("I Island Music Competition of Menorca Island") and has received an Honorable Mention in the Eighth Chamber Music Competition "Higini Anglès" from the Diputació de Tarragona. She’s a member of Camerata Penedès and Ensemble Tramuntana and regularly collaborates with the GIOrquestra, amongst other orchestras. She is the violist of PuraCorda. In September 2021 she will start her Master studies with Antoinette Lohmann in the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.