The Casalmaggiore International festival is advised and endorsed by the following people: Steven Isserlis – cellist, author, musical explorer and general enthusiast Barnabas Kelemen – Professor of Violin, Franz Liszt Music Academy, Budapest, Hungary Katalin Kokas – Gold Medallist, Carl Flesch International Violin Competition and the Joseph Szigeti International Competition, Hungary Glen Kwok – Executive Director IVCI, President of the WFIMC Guillaume Sutre – First violin, Quatour Ysaye, Professor and Director of Chamber Music, UCLA School of Music Zheng Quan – Director of the Violin-Making Centre of the Beijing Central Conservatory of Music IVM