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Participant Profiles vol.4

Luka HAUSER (Germany)

Born November 14, 1997

Luka HAUSER studied at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin. He has conducted the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra (Croatia), the Opera Plovdiv, and the Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt (Oder), among others. He has studied conducting under Christian Ehwald, Alexander Vitlin, Uroš Lajovic, and Leonid Korchmar. Luka is also a pianist and is currently studying piano under Gottlieb Wallisch at the Universität der Künste Berlin.

Yukari SAITO (Japan)

Born May 29, 1983

Yukari SAITO attended the graduate school of the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber Dresden. She has conducted several orchestras including the Tonkunstler Orchestra, the Orchestre National de Lille, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra. In 2018, she served as an assistant to Kirill Petrenko when he conducted Parsifal by the Bayerische Staatsoper. Yukari was the “Coup de cœur du public” (audience’s favorite) at the 2015 Besançon International Competition for Young Conductors. She has studied under Georg Christoph Sandmann, Yuji Yuasa, Ken Takaseki, Toshiaki Umeda, and Hideomi Kuroiwa.

Alexander MARINESKU (Russia)

Born February 29, 1988

Alexander MARINESKU entered the Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatory in 2018 and began studying conducting from Alexander Polishchuk. After that, he apprenticed with Pavel Bubelnikov, Stanislav Dyachenko, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Juri Lebedev, and others. He is currently conducting the St. Petersburg Conservatory Orchestra on a regular basis. He has also studied flute at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory and been a flautist with the Mariinsky Orchestra since 2013.