Igor Chetuev was born in Ukraine and has just been appointed professor at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne. He was awarded the first prize and the “audience prize” at the prestigious Arthur Rubinstein Competition and has performed with numerous orchestras including the Orchestre National de France and the London Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of prestigious conductors such as V. Gergiev, N. Järvi and G. Herbig. Herbig. His recordings of the Chopin sonatas and his complete Beethoven sonatas have been acclaimed by the critics. He is also a sought-after chamber musician.
Xavier Phillips is a professor at the HEMU in Sion. His meeting with Mstislav Rostropovich marked the beginning of a long collaboration and launched a career marked by several international prizes and concerts with the world’s greatest orchestras, from the New York Philharmonic to the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and the Berliner Symphoniker. He has recorded the complete music for cello and piano by Beethoven and Henri Dutilleux’s Cello Concerto “Tout un monde lointain” with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, a recording that has received four Grammy nominations.