Tutors

The tutors are also nationally as well as internationally renowned musicians who are all employed at Syddansk Musikkonservatorium

Arne Balk Møller
Violin
Violinist and conductor.  Arne Balk Møller studied in Copenhagen (Milan Vitek) and at Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna (Ernst Kovacic). He has been a solo player in the Royal Danish Orchestra and guest principal in Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie. However, Arne Balk Møller has mainly performed as a chamber musician. He has played over most of Europe as well as the radio stations of the countries in question. He has performed at several festivals such as Salzburg Festspiele, Lockenhaus Festspiele and Bergen Festspil amongst others. He has also published numerous CDs and has been rewarded with a number of prices, including the Deutsche Schallplatten-Preis. Arne Balk Møller has conducted several Danish regional symphony orchestras including the Funen Opera Orchestra as well as chamber orchestras in Denmark and abroad.

Rafael Altino
Viola
Rafael Altino has a Master’s Degree from Juillard School of Music, New York 1997. He has functioned as solo player, chamber and orchestral musician in the United States and Brazil. Solo player and leader in Odense Symphony Orchestra since 1997 and since 1998 a regular solo and chamber musician at the Brazilian Virtuosi Festival. Altino has taught at the St. Louis Conservatory from 1992-1993 as well as in the New England Conservatory from 1993-1995. Rafael Altino originates from Brazil and is educated in the United States and Germany with a final Master’s Degree from the Juilliard School of Music in New York. Immediately following his degree, he played a season in the New York Philharmonics. In 1997 Rafael won a place as solo violist in Odense Symphony Orchestra, where he has performed as a solo player on numerous occasions, including with newly written material. In November 2008 he performed the first viola concert of Karsten Fundal. Rafael Altino has lived in Denmark for almost 13 years and is married to a Dane. Still, he has not lost connection with his home country, and along with his Danish colleagues, he has performed several successful tours in Brazil, each time with Danish music on the repertoire. Finally, Altino has made himself noticed as a viola teacher at the Academy of Music of Southern Denmark in Odense, where he was employed as a senior lecturer in 2003.

Niels Ullner
Violoncello
Niels Ullner studied with the Danish Cellist Asger Lund Christiansen and completed his studies with Pierre Fournier, William Pleeth and Mstislav Rostropovich. Since his debut recital in Copenhagen in 1981, he has received a number of prestigious awards, namely the Jacob Gade Prize, the Artist Prize of the Danish Music Critics’ Society and the Memorial Prize of the Breuning-Bache String Quartet. Ullner was a member of the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra from 1977 to 1985, and is currently the principal cellist of the Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Sweden. He has taught at the music academies in Copenhagen, Århus, Odense and Malmö since 1986, becoming an Associate Professor on the faculty of the Carl Nielsen Academy of Music in Odense, Denmark, in 2000. Internationally, Niels Ullner is a much sought-after teacher at master classes and as a judge in music competitions. Since 1999, he has been a permanent faculty member of the summer master class Danish Strings and, since 2001, a permanent member of the jury in the International Duo Competition in Katrineholm, Sweden. As of 2004, he has been a member of the board as well as a judge in the Danish String Competition. In 2010 he was on the jury of the International Cello Competition in Åbo, Finland. Ullner has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout Europe, Japan and in Cuba. He has been a member of several chamber music groups including the Danish String Quartet and Musica Danica, and has a permanent duo partnership with the Danish pianist, Anne Øland. In 1995 he was nominated for a Swedish Grammy award for his recording of the Sinfonia Concertante for cello and orchestra by Gösta Nystroem with the Malmö Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Paavo Järvi. Niels Ullner plays an instrument built in Cremona, Italy in 1667 by Francesco Ruggieri, which was purchased for him by the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in 1992.

Rune Most
Flute
Solo flutist in Odense Symphony Orchestra since 1990. Member of the jury of Carl Nielsen International Music Competitions. Rune Most has achieved several prizes.

Performances and masterclasses abroad:
Brazil: Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Curitiba, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2007.
Ecole Normale de Music de Paris, Danske Kirke and Danske Hus, France 2003. Rome: 2003 and 2005 Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Tianjin, China 2003, 2006, 2010. Váci Világi Vigalom, Hungary 2008.

Morten Østergaard
Bassoon
Morten Østergaard was born and raised on the island of Funen and began playing the bassoon at the age of 16. Three years later, he began his studies at the Carl Nielsen Academy of Music with Erik Carstensen. Four years later, he won a one year-contract with the Swedish wood-wind quartet Mälarkvintetten and continued another two years of studying with professor Knut Sønstevold at Kungliga Musikhögskolan in Stockholm.
In 1995 he won first prize along with the Stockholms bassoon quartet, Särimmer, at the 1st International Bassoon Quartet Competition in Berlin.
After finishing his studies, Morten was employed for one year as alternating solo bassoonist in “Sveriges Radiosymfoniorkester”, and since 2000 he has been the solo bassoonist of Odense Symphony Orchestra.Tutorerne er tillige alle såvel nationalt som internationalt anerkendte musikere, der har det tilfælles at de alle er ansatte ved Syddansk Musikkonservatorium

Arne Balk Møller
Violin
Violinist og dirigent. Uddannet i København (Milan Vitek) og ved Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst i Wien (Ernst Kovacic). Arne Balk Møller har været solist i Det Kongelige Kapel samt gæstekoncertmester i Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie. Han har dog gjort sig mest gældende inden for kammermusik. Arne Balk Møller har spillet over det meste af Europa samt i de respektive landes radiostationer og medvirket på talrige store festivaler såsom Salzburg Festspiele, Lockenhaus Festspiele, Bergen Festspil med flere. Han har udgivet talrige internationalt roste CD’er og har modtaget flere priser, blandt andet Deutsche Schallplatten-Preis. Arne Balk Møller har dirigeret flere landsdelsorkestre inklusiv Den Fynske Opera samt ledet kammerorkestre i ind -og udland.

Rafael Altino
Bratsch
Rafael Altino har en kandidatgrad fra Juillard School of Music i New York 1997. Han har virket som solist, kammer og orkestermusiker i USA, Europa og Brasilien. Han har siden 1997 været solist og koncertmester i Odense Symfoniorkester. Siden 1998 fast solist og kammer-musiker ved den brasilianske Virtuosi-festival. Rafael Altino har undervist på St. Louis Conservatory fra 1992-1993 samt på New England Conservatory fra 1993-1995.  Rafael Altino kommer oprindeligt fra Brasilien og er uddannet i henholdsvis USA og Tyskland med en afsluttende kandidatgrad fra The Juilliard School of Music i New York.
Umiddelbart efter endt uddannelse spillede han en sæson i New York Filharmonikerne. Rafael vandt i 1997 en plads som solobratschist i Odense Symfoniorkester, hvor han flere gange har optrådt som solist, også med nyskrevet musik. I november 2008 uropførte han Karsten Fundals bratschkoncert.
Rafael Altino har efterhånden boet in Danmark i 13 år og er dansk gift. Alligevel har han ikke mistet forbindelsen til sit fædreland, og sammen med danske kolleger har han gennemført flere succesrige turnéer i Brasilien, hver gang med dansk musik på programmet.
Endelig har Rafael gjort sig bemærket som bratschlærer ved Det Fynske Musikkonservatorium i Odense, hvor han i 2003 blev ansat som lektor.

Niels Ullner
Cello
Niels Ullner er uddannet hos professor Asger Lund Christiansen med efterfølgende studier i udlandet hos blandt andet Pierre Fournier, William Pleeth og Mstislav Rostropovitj. Ullner spillede sin debutkoncert i 1981 i København og har modtaget en række prestigefylde priser som eksempelvis Jacob Gade Prisen og ”The Artist Prize of the Danish Music Critics’ Society”
Niels Ullner blev som ganske ung medlem af Danmarks Radios Symfoniorkester, som han forlod i 1985 til fordel for Malmö Symfoniorkester, da han tiltrådte stillingen som 1. solocellist. Samme år begyndte han en undervisningskarriere ved Det Fynske Musikkonservatorium, først som timelærer og fra 2000 som docent i hovedfaget cello. I denne periode er det lykkedes Niels Ullner at øge unge cellisters interessen for at søge optagelse på Det Fynske Musikkonservatorium, og institutionen har således i de senere år kunnet mønstre en celloklasse af høj kvalitet, ligesom hans elever har gjort sig stærkt gældende ved orkesterkonkurrencer i Danmark og Sverige.

Internationalt er Niels Ulner en eftertragtet underviser i masterclasses og dommer i musikkonkurrencer. Siden 1999 har han været fast jurymedlem i The International Duo Competition i Katrineholm i Sverige og siden 2004 har han været medlem af bestyrelsen og dommer i the Danish String Competition. I 2010 sad han med i juryen i The International Cello Competition i Åbo i Finland. Niels Ullner har optrådt som solist og kammermusiker over hele Europa, Japan og i Cuba. Han har været medlem af adskillige kammermusikgrupper, inklusiv The Danish String Quartet og Musica Danica og danner fast duo med den danske pianist Anne Øland. I 1995 var han nomineret til en svensk grammy for sin indspilning af Sinfonia Concertante for cello og orkester af Gösta Nystrøm med Malmø symfoniorkester under ledelse af Paavo Järvi. Niels Ullners instrument er bygget i Cremona i Italien i 1667 af Francesco Ruggieri og blev foræret til ham af Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra i 1992.

Rune Most
Fløjte
Solofløjtenist i Odense Symfoniorkester siden 1990.
Medlem af juryen i Carl Nielsen International Music Competitions. Har modtaget Kai Sentius Mindelaget, Årets Musikpris Nyborg 1986.

Koncerter og udenlandske masterclasses:
Brasilien: Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Curitiba, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2007.
Ecole Normale de Music de Paris, Danske Kirke og Danske Hus, Frankrig marts 2003. Rom: februar 2003, Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Tianjin, Kina 2003, 2006, 2010.
Rom, Italien 2005. Váci Világi Vigalom, Ungarn 2008.

Morten Østergaard
Fagot
Morten Østergaard er født og opvokset på Hindsholm på Fyn. Morten begyndte at spille fagot som 16-årig hos Erik Carstensen og blev tre år senere optaget på Det Fynske Musikkonservatorium, hvor studierne fortsatte hos Erik. Efter fjerde studieår konkurrerede han sig til et års kontrakt i den svenske blæserkvintet Mälarkvintetten og fortsatte herefter to års studier hos professor Knut Sønstevold ved Kungliga Musikhögskolan i Stockholm.
I 1995 vandt Morten sammen med Stockholms fagotkvartet, Särimmer, en førsteplads ved den første internationale fagotkvartetkonkurrence, som blev afholdt i Berlin.
Efter endt uddannelsens blev Morten ansat som alternerende solofagottist i Sveriges Radiosymfoniorkester.
Morten har siden 2000 været fast tilknyttet Odense Symfoniorkester som solofagottist.