Gregor Hänssler studied the violin with Emilie Haudenschild at the Basel Academy of Music and with Rudolf Koelman and Alexander Sitkovetsky at the Zurich University of the Arts. He has participated in masterclasses with Ana Chumachenco, Krzysztof Wegrzyn, Nora Chastain, Thomas Zehetmaier and the Ensemble Modern Frankfurt. As soloist Gregor has performed in the Burghof Lörrach, the Konzerthaus Freiburg and the Stadtcasino Basel on multiple occasions. His concert activities have brought him to stages all across Europe, Brazil, Iceland and Dubai (Expo 2020).
Beatrice Harmon received her first violin lessons at the Basel Academy of Music from Brigitte Füllemann and continued there with Emilie Haudenschild. As a scholarship holder of the Hans Huber Foundation she began her violin studies with Rudolf Koelman at the Zurich University of the Arts and as a stipendiary of the Friedl Wald-Foundation she completed her Master of Performance with Anna Gebert with distinction. As soloist, chamber and orchestral musician she has performed across Europe as well as in North and South America. She is a regular substitute in the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich and the Symphony Orchestra Bern and was concertmaster of the Swiss Youth Symphony Orchestra from 2021-2023.
Born in Uzhgorod (Ukraine), Mila Krasnyuk began playing the violin and piano at the age of four and only five years later made her first appearance as a soloist with the ?Lviv Virtuosi? at the Lviv Philharmonic. In the following years she won several international competitions, which led to Numerous concerts in Ukraine, but also in the USA, throughout Europe and South America. At the age of 14, Mila completed her education at the Krushelnytska Music Gymnasium in Lviv and moved to Cologne to pursue a Bachelor's degree in violin. This was followed by a second bachetor's degree in viola at the Detmold University of Music and since September 2019, Mila has been studying the Master of Performance at the Zurich University of Arts. She is frequently invited to chamber music festivals, playing with such inspiring artists such as Guy Braunstein, Thomas Grossenhacher, Andreas Janke, Natalia Prishchepenko, Alena Baeva, Matan Porat, Claudio Bohorquez and Sunwook Kim, among others.
She also participated in numerous master classes and received inspiration from Leonidas Kavakos, Lawrence Power, Hariolf Schlichtig, Lars Anders Tomter, Garth Knox and Nils Ménkemeyer, among others.
Milena Umiglia started learning the cello at the age of four from her mother. Soon after she began studying with Rafael Rosenfeld at the Basel Academy of Music where she completed her bachelor’s degree. She is a stipendiary of the Friedl Wald-Foundation, the international Lyceum-Club Zurich and the Schenk Foundation. As soloist she has performed with the Neues Orchester Basel, the Collegium Musicum Zug, the Slovak Chamber Orchestra, the Orchesterverein Malters and the Central Switzerland Youth Symphony Orchestra. 2022-2023 she held an interim tutti position in the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich. In 2024 she graduated from Thomas Grossenbacher’s studio class at the Zurich University of the Arts.