Anna Záborszky-Teppo
Anna Záborszky-Teppo
was born into a musical family in Budapest, Hungary in 1989. She began her cello studies at the age of three with her father István Záborszky at the Concervatory of Joensuu in Finland. In 2008-2014 Anna continued her studies with Professor Martti Rousi at the Sibelius Academy in Finland and she succesfully took the final exam of Master Degree in cello with excellent grades in November 2013. Currently she is working as a teacher at the music association Musiikkiyhdistys Cecilia Ry in Espoo and at the German Music School in Helsinki.

Anna has also completed the additional pedagogical degree at the Sibelius Academy and finished all her studies in Master Degree in May 2016. She has also been studying at the Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music at the University of Texas with Professor Bion Tsang in 2012-2013. Anna has participated in different master classes with famous cellists such as Erkki Rautio, Arto Noras, Sung-Won Yang and Desmond Hoebig. Anna is also active chamber musician and taken part in master courses by Prof. Marko Ylönen, Teemu Kupiainen, Bion Tsang, Anne Epperson and Ilmo Ranta. As well she has taken part in master courses by the Alban Berg Quartet in 2009 and famous Finnish musicians such as Martti Rautio and Paavo Pohjola. In year 1997 Anna and her three other siblings formed the Záborszky String Quartet.

In November 2000 Anna and her sister Katariina took part in the National Melartin Chamber Music Competition in Finland. They won the first prize and a special price of the best performance. In 2005 Anna participated in the International Dotzauer Cello Competition in Dresden, Germany. She has also taken part in the National Turku Cello Competition in Finland in 2010 and 2014.

Anna has performed as a soloist in front of the Joensuu City Orchestra in 2007 and she has had concerts in general in Hungary, Germany, Switzerland and in the USA. Anna has also performed the Double Concerto by Brahms with her sister Katariina at the Palace of Arts in Budapest in 2010. In March 2012 Anna performed Vivaldi's concerto for two cellos as a soloist with her husband Johannes Teppo with the Sinfonietta Orchestra of Joensuu. She has been an active performer in different kind of concerts and events at the Music Center of Helsinki (the opening ceremony of the Music Center and SibaFest-music festivals). She has also performed as a soloist and a chamber musician at the Turku Music Festival and the Naantali Music Festival.

Anna has been teaching and giving the cello masterclasses i.a. in Puhos Music Camp in Finland in year 2011 and 2012.

Johannes Teppo
Johannes Teppo
was born into a musical family in Tallinn, Estonia in 1986. He completed his Master degree with excellent grades in the class of Hannu Kiiski at the Sibelius Academy in 2013. At the moment Johannes is working as a freelance musician and a teacher at the International School of Music Finland, Meri-Helsinki Music School, Kallio Music School and Pohjois-Helsinki Music School in Finland. As well he is often invited to substitute as a conductor and a teacher at the Keskisen Uudenmaan Musiikkiopisto. As an orchestra musician Johannes has been playing in Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Tallinn Sinfonietta, Nordic Symphony Orchestra, Lappeenranta City Orchestra, Hyvinkää Orchestra, Hämeenlinna City Orchestra, Joensuu City Orchestra and in Estonian Festival Orchestra.

He began his cello studies at the age of six with Laine Leichter and Leho Karin at the Tallinn Music High School. After graduation he continued with Prof. Peeter Paemurru at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre. And since year 2006 studied at the Sibelius Academy in Finland: 2006-2010 in the class of Hannu Kiiski and 2010-2012 with Jan-Erik Gustafsson. In 2012-2013 Johannes continued with Prof. Bion Tsang at the Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music at the University of Texas in USA. He completed his Master degree with excellent grades in the class of Hannu Kiiski at the Sibelius Academy in December 2013.

Johannes has achieved notable success in several competitions. In 1999 he won first prize at the Estonian Young String Players Competition and a special prize at the 3rd A. Dombrovski`s International Contest in Riga. In year 2002 he was awarded with the Bach special prize at the International Davidov`s Competition in Kuldiga, Latvia and 2nd prize and special prize at the 4th A. Dombrovski`s International Contest in Riga. He has also received diplomas from the International Dotzauer`s Competition in Dresden in 2001 and from the International Competition Violoncello in Liezen, Austria in 2004. In 2007 he was awarded the 1st prize at the ESTA National Competition for Young Violinists and Cellists.

Johannes has had the opportunity of receiving masterclasses from such distinguished teachers as Marko Ylönen, Enrico Bronzi, Young Hoon Song, Troels Svane, Francis Gouton, Ola Karlsson, Niels Ullner, Florian Kitt and Emanuel Gruber. Johannes has performed as a soloist with several orchestras inc. the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Pärnu City Orchestra, Tallinn Youth Orchestra, Joensuu Conservatory Sinfonietta, Helsinginkadun Filharmonikot and New Chamber Orchestra of Riga in Latvia.

Johannes has also been active chamber musician, he has been part of different ensembles and received masterclasses from Paavo Pohjola, Valentin Erben, Günter Pichler, Hatto Beyerle, Marko Ylönen, Martti Rautio, Ralf Gothóni, Anne Epperson and Engegård String Quartet. In year 2010 he attended the chamber music master class by the members of the Alban Berg String Quartet at the prestigious Chigiana Music Academy in Siena, Italy. Johannes has performed in renowned music Festivals such as Turku Music Festival, Naantali Music Festival, Iittala Music festival in Finland, Chigiana Summer Music Festival in Italy, Musiksommer Reichenau in Austria and Pärnu Music Festival in Estonia.

As a soloist and chamber musician Johannes has performed in Finland, Estonia, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Switzerland, China, Latvia, Italy, USA and in Russia. Several times he has been recorded at the Estonian Radio and at the Riga Radio. Since 2009 he has been a member of Odysseus String Quartet and Duo JohAnnas. Since 2016 also cello-piano duo Duo Baltica.