Members Artemis Ensemble

Permanent members:

  • 1. Violin
  • 2. Violin
  • Viola
  • Violoncello
Fumika Yamamura

Fumika Yamamura (violin), born in Japan, startet her musical studies at a very early age.
Aged seven, she entered Toho Music Conservatory in Tokyo, having already the opportunity to perform as soloist and concertmaster.

During those early years she won second and third prize in the Japan National Student Competition, a third prize in the Tama Fresh Music Competition and two special excellence prizes in the Hokkaido Summer Music Festival, and she appeared performing on the national television channel NHK.
As scholarship holder of Toho Music Conservatory, she participated in exchange programs with the Paris Conservatoire de Musique and the Tanglewood Music Festival in USA, playing under conductors like Léon Fleischer and Seiji Ozawa .

In 1997 she graduated with honors, and moved to Germany for her graduate studies, where she was student of Valery Klimov at the Musikhochschule Saarbrücken, finishing the Konzertexamen Violine in 1999. She completed her studies in the USA with Dr. Eduard Schmieder at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, where she was scholarship holder in the Artist Certificate program.

Since 2002, Fumika Yamamura lives in La Coruña - Spain.
In 2003 she was assistant principal of the second violins at the Orquesta Sinfónica de Barcelona, and is presently principal second violinist at the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia in La Coruña.
She is actively envolved in many chamber music cycles, and periodically offers recitals in her hometown Tokyo.
Deborah Hamburger

Deborah Gonsalves (violin) was born in India, where she began her musical studies with Josic Menzies and Melbourne Halloween.

She continued here studies at the Academy of Music and Applied Arts in Vienna with Eduard Melkus and Klaus Maetzl and graduated with a Masters Degree in Performance in 1991.
During the course of her study, she was a recipient of scholarships from the Lion's Cosmopolitan association and the Ministry of Education in Vienna.
Deborah Gonsalves also studied with Milan Vitek of the Royal Danish Conservatory.

Apart from playing in different Austrian and Danish Orchestras, she has had solo- performances and chamber music concerts with the Artemis Ensemble, in Europe and overseas.
Since 1994 she is member of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia.

Gabriel Bussi

Gabriel Bussi (violin and viola), presently violinist at the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia in La Coruña, was resident and student in many countries and continents.

He was born in Montevideo (Uruguay) into a family of musicians, and pursued his main studies in Germany at the Musikhochschule "Hanns Eisler" Berlin, where he studied violin with Prof. Christoph Poppen and Prof. Ulf Wallin , graduating in 1999.
He also studied composition at the same conservatory, having the opportunity to premiere several of his works, among them his children’s opera Gutgesinnt und Bösgesinnt.

He was prize-winner at several competitions (both as violinist and composer), and was awarded numerous scholarships at festivals like Ost-West Musik Festival (Krems, Austria), Richard-Wagner-Verband (Bayreuth, Germany), Young Artists International (Los Angeles, USA), Nagano Music Festa (Ueda, Japan), performing as soloist and chamber musician on multiple occasions.

Gabriel Bussi completed the Artist Certificate and Master of Music Performance with Dr. Eduard Schmieder as scholarship holder at Southern Methodist University in Dallas (USA).
Before entering his present position, he played in orchestras such as Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, Fort Worth Symphony, "I Palpiti" Chamber Orchestra (Los Angeles), and Dallas Chamber Orchestra. His compositions were played by musicians of orchestras such as Philharmonie Südwestfalen (Germany), Jerusalem Symphony Orquestra, and Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia.

Berthold Hamburger

Berthold Hamburger (Violoncello) was born in Munich, where he began playing the cello in 1980. From 1984-1987 he studied at the Richard Strauss-Konservatorium in Munich as a pupil of Heinrich Klug.

After he graduated in Munich, Berthold Hamburger furthered his studies at the Academy of Music and Applied Arts in Vienna with Tobias Kühne and Valentin Erben. In 1991 he completed his Masters Degree in Performance with the subsequent title of "Magister artium".
A chamber music study with Hatto Beyerle at the Academy of Music in Hannover and master classes with Martin Ostertag and Radu Aldulescu rounded off his musical education.

Since 1986 Berthold Hamburger has been playing with orchestras like the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bavarian Radio Orchestra and the Bruckner Orchestra Linz. Besides playing with these orchestras, Berthold Hamburger performed as a soloist and with different chamber music groups in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Japan and India.

Since 1994 he is member of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia.

Invited artists:

  • Piano: Mariko Moritani
  • Piano: Daniel Del Pino

Mariko Moritani was born in Japan, where she started playing the piano at the age of 3½ years.
She studied at the Toho-Gauken Academy with Prof. M. Iguchi , Prof. A. Teranishi and Prof. M. Okamoto . After receiving her diploma with honours she completed her training by studying harpiscord and chambermusic at Toho-Gauken Academy, where she was engaged as a piano teacher later on.

Since 1984 Mariko Moritani studies with Prof. Alexander Jenner in Vienna.
Mariko Moritani won the 1. prize at the competition of the japanese radiostation RCC and the national competition of the westjapanese radiostation NHK. She played as a soloist with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra , other orchestras and gave solo recitals in Japan, Austria and Poland.
Besides that Mariko Moritani has had many radio and television broadcasts.

Apart from her musical co-operation with Edita Gruberova

and other singers, she has played with different chamber music ensembles all over Europe.

Daniel del Pino

Daniel del Pino is one of the leading Spanish concert pianists in the international scene. He has performed in all five continents. His performances have been heard in the most prestigous venues all over Europe and he has also been soloist with leading orchestras and directors.

He is a frequent guest at numerous festivals worldwide and has won numerous First Prizes at National and International Piano Competition ("Nueva Acrópolis", "Ciudad de Ferrol" with the Audience Prize, "Fundacion Guerrero" and the "Grand Prize from Her Majesty Princess Lalla Meriem" with the Chopin Prize in Morocco among others). His interpretation of Spanish music has always received recognition being awarded Special Prizes in International Piano Competition "Ciudad de Ferrol", Jeunesses Musicales du Maroc, "Fundacion Guerrero" and "Premio Jaen". In 2000, he was awarded Fifth Prize and Special Prize for the Best Interpretation of a work by Chopin at the "Jose Iturbi" International Piano Competition in Spain.

Daniel del Pino was born in Lebanon in 1972 of spanish parents. He studied piano with Julian Lopez-Gimeno at the Real Conservatorio Superior de Musica of Madrid (Spain). He holds a Master’s degree in piano performance from Yale University where he studied with Peter Frankl graduating in 1997 and receiving the Elizabeth Parisot Prize as well as the Ellsworth Gruman Prizes to an outstanding pianist. From 1998 to 2000 he studied with Joaquin Achucarro in the Artist Certificate program at Southern Methodist University winning the Concerto Competition in his first year. From 2002 to 2005, he was a Piano Professor at the Toledo Conservatory in Spain and has given masterclasses all over the world. He is currently part of the Faculty at Musikene (Superior Conservatory of the Basque Country).

His performances have been broadcasted by the RNE (Spanish Public Radio), RTVE (Spanish Public Television), SWR 2 (Sttutgart, Germany), Morelia (Mexico), Brasov, Bucharest and Cluj Televisions (Romania), Boston WGBH, Chicago WFMT, Dallas, Libreville, Taiwan National Television and Sydney ABC radios. He has recorded the complete Chopin etudes under the label Verso, the CD "Live in Villa San Lorenzo" with the double-bassist Alberto Bocini (NBB Records), the complete Goyescas by Granados (Verso) as well as the CDs "Minds" (violin and piano) and "No Seasons" (violin, voice, piano and orchestra) with violinist Ara Malikian and the Non-Profit Chamber Orchestra. In 2010 a CD with music by Kapustin will be released.