Director and Co - Founder
Born in Nice, France, Diane Aidenbaum began studying the violin as well as the saxophone at the National Conservatory in Nice.
After obtaining a 1st prize in violin and chamber music at the Nice Conservatory, she obtained a Master of Music at the Royal Superior Conservatory in Gent (Belgium), as a student of Lilya Umnova.
She continued her studies in Maurice Hasson’s class at the Royal Academy of
Music in London and obtained a Master of Performance with Merit and a teacher degree (LRAM). Diane Aidenbaum is also invited to participate in many festivals in soloist, including ‘Blossom Festival’ in Gent (Belgium) on the opening night tribute to
Steve Lacy, as soloist and duetting with Mikhail Bezverkhny, ‘Musiques en Vacances’ in La Ciotat (France), ‘C’est Pas Classique’ in Nice (France), ‘Rencontres Musicales en Montagne Ardéchoise’ (France), ‘Baia Das Gatas’ in Cape Verde, ‘Les Classiques de Villars’ in Switzerland…
In 2008, she was invited by the famous composer and conductor Dirk Brosse to perform his work, ‘Black and White, and in Between’, at the gala evening for the ‘Achiel Van Acker’ prize in Bruges, Belgium.
To this day, Diane Aidenbaum has begun an international career spanning Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Bucharest (Romania), England, China, Brazil as well as many french towns, as a soloist and in chamber music.
Her repertoire extends from baroque to contemporary music. She has formed a duo Violin and Classical Accordion with Aude Giuliano playing a wide repertoire composed from their own arrangements including Debussy, Bloch, DeFalla, Piazolla… which has been performed internationally for the past 4 years. She is currently playing with Benjamin Bruant in an original duo Violin and Guitar, including a spanish repertoire and their arrangements of Debussy, St-Saëns, DeFalla, Granados.
She is performing regularly with pianists Emeline Archambault and Riyad Nicolas in concerts and festivals.
Artistic Director and Co-Founder
Laci Olah is a Hungarian born classically trained Belgian violinist, orchestrator and teacher. He has collaborated with numerous artists from different genres including classical to jazz, to pop, rock, musical, film music.
During his studies at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, his prominent talent was recognised by Igor Oistrakh. He continued his studies with Lilia Umnova at the Royal Conservatory of Ghent, where he graduated “Master of Arts in Music” for violin with the highest distinction in 2011.
Laci’s Orchestral and Chamber Music development has benefited from the collaboration with the string ensemble, Timur Und Seine Mannschaft, where he served as concertmaster and soloist from 2007 to 2011.
In 2012 he was awarded with the position of concertmaster in the Hooverphonic with Orchestra tour. He has recorded two albums and a live DVD and played over 50 concerts in the most prestigious halls of Belgium including the Sportpaleis, the Elizabethzaal, Capitole Ghent, Viage Brussels and Roma Antwerp.
Laci performs actively with numerous orchestras and artists, including Hastings Philharmonic Orchestra, Vox Vanguard, Dusty Limits, Okiem Warmann, Les Fauristes, ClassyCool and Jukebox String Quartet.
Living in London since 2014, he currently holds a teaching position at World Heart Beat Music Academy and Dartford Grammar School.