Young guest at Prelude Family Concert
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Lia Marial (9) Cello

Lia Marial (age 9) was born in Berlin. She began her musical education in the Barenboim Piano Program at the Berlin Cosmopolitan School. Since the Fall of 2020, she has been studying cello with Hila Karni. Lia also loves drawing, painting, and singing. She is very happy and excited to perform for the first time with her cello in the Prelude Concert Series.

Young guest at Prelude Evening Concert
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Mark Lewin (17) Violin

Mark Lewin (2005) started playing the violin when he was five years old.  Until 2015 he received lessons from Tamara Preschepenko and then in the summer of 2015 he switched to Prof. Bernhard Hartog, the former Philharmonic and concertmaster of the DSO (1980-2014), with whom he has been studying at the Julius Stern Institute of the UdK Berlin.

At the same time, he began taking private lessons with Prof. Dora Schwarzberg.  To this day he receives her lessons and attends most of her master classes.


 In 2016 Mark joined the International Music Academy for the Gifted in Germany, through which he has been giving concerts regularly up until now.  As a soloist he has played in the Rudolfinum in Prague, in the Konzerthaus Berlin, in the concert hall of the UdK, in the Rotes Rathaus, in the open-air stage in Potsdam and in the concert hall of Rheinsberg Castle.  Chamber music also in the Philharmonie Berlin.  In 2020 he became a member of the Bundesjugendorchester, through which he has already been able to work with musicians/conductors such as Kirill Petrenko, Tabea Zimmermann, Alexander Shelly and Oscar Jockel.  Together they played in some of the most renowned halls in Germany and France.  In recent years he has also taken part in numerous festivals and given concerts as a soloist and in ensembles in Italy, Poland, the Czech Republic and Germany.

 Numerous competition successes document his musical and violin skills.  Only recently (February 2022) he received a Petrus Guarneri, Venice 1730 at the instrument competition of the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben.

 In September 2021 he played the Sibelius Violin Concerto together with the Prague radio Symphony Orchestra under the renowned conductor Vahan Mardirossian in the Rudolfinoum in Prague.  He then gave concerts in various Czech cities as part of the South Bohemia Festival and the Concertino Praga.  He has also played as a soloist with the Deutsche Oper Chamber Orchestra, the Havel Symphoniker, the Morava Festival Youth Orchestra, and several youth orchestras in Germany.