ANDREAS BRANTELID (DK/SE): BIO COMING SOON!
CAREY BETH HOCKETT (US)
ACE Faculty, Suzuki Teacher Trainer, Lecturer and Workshops
Carey Beth Hockett is a distinguished cello teacher who has worked with children and teachers around the world. She is recognized as a Teacher Trainer by both the European Suzuki Association and the Suzuki Association of the Americas. Noted for her creative and entertaining approach, Carey specializes in working with groups of all sizes and ages. She has also done extensive research into the cello repertoire and served as a repertoire consultant to the Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music.
ANJA MAJA (FI)
ACE Faculty, Suzuki Teacher Trainer and Early Start Workshops
Anja Maja is an extremely sought-after Suzuki Teacher Trainer.
She has organized Suzuki programming in various parts of Europe, including the Baltic countries, Helsinki and Poland.
Children and parents across the board have expressed their deep appreciation for Anja and her remarkable work. Her students play beautifully and we had the privilege of hosting her as part of the Aarhus Cello Expo 2018 distinguished faculty.
RUBEN RIVERA (F)
ACE Faculty, Suzuki Teacher Trainer and Workshops
Ruben Rivera was born in New York City, where he attended the famous High School of Music and Art and eventually studied with Bernard Greenhouse at the Manhattan School of Music. After a rather successful period on the Broadway musical scene Ruben was engaged by the Theatre De la Monnaie in Brussels Belgium where he lived for many years, there encountering the Suzuki Method through one of Suzuki’s own pupils. He trained in London as part of the first Suzuki Cello Teacher Training programs in Europe in the 1980’s and eventually moved to France where he is currently teaching private pupils giving the occasional recital and chamber music concert as well as doing teacher training. Ruben is the current Cello Representative to the European Suzuki Association.
LARS-INGE BJÄRLESTAM (SE)
Lars-Inge studied with celloprofessor Erling Blöndal-Bengtsson at the Royal College of Music Edsberg (Sweden), where he completed his studies with a soloist diploma in 1978. Then followed international studies with Ralph Kirshbaum and professor Aldo Parisot in London. Lars-Inge has toured in many countries both as a chamber musician and as a member of orchestras such as Oslo's Philharmonic Orchestra, Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Since 1982 Lars-Inge has taught at the Ingesund School of Music. He has a strong passion for teaching and giving young people the opportunity to develop their musicianship. Lars-Inge has been a member of the Arts Council at the Gothenburg Academy of Music. Today he is the principal of the Estetiska skolan - a highschool he founded together with his wife Ulrika Hebbe in 2004.