Violin - Turkey
The Turkish violinist İdil Yunkuş started her education at the age of five with her father, Selahattin Yunkuş. The young musician’s first steps into her career took place at the Mersin University State Conservatory with Lily Tchumburidze. In 2017, she moved to Istanbul to study with Prof. Çiğdem İyicil. Afterwards, Yunkuş moved to the Netherlands to first study with Ilya Grubert at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, then with Theodora Geraets at the Koninklijk Conservatorium The Hague. She is currently continuing her master studies with Janet Krause.
Throughout the years, Yunkuş actively participated in the masterclasses of
Cihat Aşkın, Anna Schnarch, SchlomoMintz, Alexander Kagan, Mikhail
Gotsdiner, Dora Schwarzberg, and Stephan Jackiw. Between the years 2014
and 2022, she became a member of DÇSO(Doğuş Children’s Symphony
Orchestra and TUGFO (Turkish National Youth Philarmonic Orchestra), where
she had the opportunity to lead as the concertmaster and grew a great
passion for ensemble playing. Yunkuş recently got chosen to be the leader of
the National Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands in the Winter Tour 2023.
At a young age, she performed as a soloist with several national orchestras,
such as Başkent Chamber Orchestra, Mersin University Youth Orchestra,
KODA(Karşıyaka Chamber Orchestra), and CRR(Cemal Resit Rey Symphony
Orchestra) with the works of Sarasate, Mendelssohn, and Vieuxtemps.
Since 2020, Yunkuş has been actively playing with Kali Quartet and
Ensemble Orochi. As well as continuing to focus on chamber music, she aims
to enrich her artistic vision by basing her master’s research on
Violin - Spain
Ángela Moya started to play violin at the age of 8 in the Conservatory of Sevilla, her hometown, with the teacher Miriam Piñero. Later she continued learning in the Academy of Orchestral Studies “Barenboim-Said” with Axel Wilczok (Berliner Staatskapelle).
After getting the Diploma in the Conservatorio Superior of Sevilla with Lourdes Galache, she moved to The Netherlands to study Bachelor in Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht and Master in Fontys Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Tilburg with Chris Duindam (modern violin) and Antoinette Lohmann (baroque violin).
Ángela Moya took modern and baroque violin masterclasses with Professors like Kevork Mardirossian, Michael Thomas, Karin-Regina Florey, Kristoff Barati, Anton Barachovsky, Andrei Baranov, Jordi Jiménez, Hiro Kurosaki or Enrico Onofri.
She has played in many youth and professional orchestras in Spain and The Netherlands, among others the Orquesta Joven de Andalucía, Orquesta de Cámara Andaluza, Orquesta Ciudad de Almería, Orquesta Melkart, Archivo 415, Orquesta Almaclara, Concerto Barocco, Camerata Rotterdam, Nederlands Jeugd Orkest, Philharmonia Amsterdam, Het Promenade Orkest and Barokensemble Eik & Linde.
Within the field of chamber music, we can highlight her experience in Hombra String Quartet, with whom she won the First Prize of De Toonzaal Kamermuziekwedstrijd in 2014. Since 2019 she plays in the jazz project Chamber9, who published their first recording in 2021.
Ángela Moya currently works as violin teacher at the music schools Het Wilde Westen in Utrecht and De Kom Kunstencentrum in Nieuwegein, as well as as a freelance performer. She plays a violin built in 2017 by Daniël Royé in Amsterdam.
Viola - Turkey
The Turkish violist Kardelen Buruk began playing the violin at the age of 8 and switched to viola at the age of 12. She collaborated with such illustrious artists as Valery Gergiev, Jac van Steen, Nobuko Imai, Gilles Apap, Gilad Karni, Mikhail Kugel, Garth Knox and many others.
She completed her bachelor's degree at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague in 2018 with Asdis Valdimorsdottir with a minor in Education. In June 2020, she completed her master's degree with Mikhail Zemtsov and received a 9.5 with distinction for her professional attitude and perseverance.
At the International Viola Congress 2018, she premiered her original music theater production "Moonwalk" at Hofplein Theater, Rotterdam. With her viola duo Black Büyü, she won first prize at Grote Kamermuziekprijs in 2019. She was selected for The Global Leaders Program as one of their cohort members in 2019, for which she traveled extensively throughout Chile and Jamaica to increase access and impact of music in disadvantaged communities. Kardelen Buruk founded an initiative called "Music Bridge where she performs and organizes concerts for disadvantaged communities and she has been presenting concerts for the Turkish Community in The Hague since May 2019.
Kardelen Buruk is currently a freelance musician performing with ensembles and orchestras such as Ciconia Consort, Libero Ensemble, Eudora Quartet, Ensemble Orochi and Ensemble Fluweel in the Netherlands and abroad. In addition to performing, Kardelen also works as a freelance producer at institutions such as Codarts, De Nieuwe Regentes and NJO (National Youth Orchestra). Kardelen is the principal viola and orchestra manager of ReisOrkest Arnhem. She plays on a modern instrument made by Andrew Finnigan and Pia Klaembt and bow by Andreas Grütter on loan from NMF (Stichting Nationaal Muziekinstrumenten Fonds Nederland).
Cèlia Torres Ruiz
Cello - Spain
Cèlia Torres began playing the cello at age 7 at the Conservatory of Badalona, with Ana Moreira. Afterwards, she studied in Barcelona with Michel Poulet, Quartet Casals (Superior School of Music of Catalonia - ESMUC) and with Amparo Lacruz (Liceu Conservatory, Barcelona).
She got her bachelor diploma at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague (The Netherlands), where she studied with Michel Strauss and Jan-Ype Nota. She subsequently obtained a master's degree in music education according to the Kodály concept.
Cèlia Torres is a versatile musician who has played in numerous ensembles of classical and contemporary music, jazz, pop fusion and improvisation, having the chance to work with masters like Enrico Onofri (Orquestra de Cambra del Penedès) and recording several albums with renown musicians such as Lee Konitz (Quadrant Records).
She has played in concert halls and festivals all around the world, such as Palau de la Música and Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Spain; Het Concertgebouw and Muziekgebouw (Cello Biennale 2018) in The Netherlands; Neukoellner Oper (With the new creation “go, ÆNEAS, go!”, awarded with the Berliner Opernpreis 2014) in Germany; Festival de Inverno of Campos do Jordão, in Brasil; Jazz in Albania International Festival, Albania; Aspendos and Aya Irini, Turkey, among many others.
Cèlia Torres is currently freelancing with different ensembles in The Netherlands and Spain and she is cello and chamber music teacher at the Strijkdomein in The Hague. She plays a cello built in 2021 by Paul Collins in Chadenac, France.