Meet the Artist


Centro Convegni Sant'Agostino 19th and 20th June 2024

The Academy proposes each year internationally renowned guest artists and teachers such as Steven Isserlis, Augustin Hadelich, Belcea Quartet, Alban Gerhardt, Stella Chen, Charlotte Hellekant, Adelina Oprean, Pablo de Naveran and others.

Mihaela Martin


20th June

Mihaela Martin is a professor at University of Music in Cologne, at the Barenboim-Said Academy in Berlin and at the Kronberg Academy. She gives masterclasses throughout the world and is a regular jury member at important international competitions such as the Queen Elisabeth (Belgium), Indianapolis (USA), Concours Musical (Canada), Enescu (Romania) and Tchaikovsky (Russia).Mihaela Martin plays a violin by J.B. Guadagnini that dates from 1748.

Tabea Zimmermann


20th June

As winner of the international Ernst von Siemens Music Prize 2020, artist in residence of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, of the Berliner Philharmoniker and, in the current season, of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Tabea Zimmermann is widely acknowledged for her unfailingly high standards and tireless enthusiasm for sharing her love of music with audiences. Tabea Zimmermann has held teaching posts at the Musikhochschule Saarbrücken and Hochschule für Musik Frankfurt. Since October 2002, she has been a professor at the Hochschule für Musik ‘Hanns Eisler’ in Berlin.

Frans Helmerson


19th June

In addition to his career as a soloist, chamber musician and conductor, Frans Helmerson taught for several years as a professor at the conservatories in Cologne and in Madrid. From 2011 to 2016 he has been teaching as a guest professor at the Hanns Eisler School of Music in Berlin. 2016 saw him gain an additional professorship at the Barenboim-Said Akademie in Berlin. Frans Helmerson has been teaching on the Kronberg Academy Study Programmes as a principal professor since 2006. He plays a cello by Stefan-Peter Greiner.