After obtaining her diploma with distinction in 2015 in Genoa, she graduated in 2017 with Master in Music Performance and in 2019 with Master in Music Pedagogy from the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste in Zurich. She is currently studying with Maestro Calogero Palermo.
Her concert activity has led her to perform in theaters all over Europe (Philarmonie de Paris, Victoria Hall, Tonhalle Zurich, Teatro alla Scala Milan, Philarmonie Luxembourg, Teatro San Carlo Naples, Casa da Musica, Teatro Carlo Felice and Teatro Sociale di Como) as a soloist and as a member of various orchestras (Luigi Cherubini Orchestra, Giraud Ensemble, with whom she has recorded a CD for SONY Classics) and conductors as Riccardo Muti, Wayne Marshall, Dennis Russel Davies, Pierre-Andrè Valade, Zsolt Nagy.
Since 2019 she is supported by the Musica con le Ali cultural association.
She won three first prizes in the ZHdK Contemporary Music Competition and the Klang & Gloria competition.
With her innovative programmes and exceptional skill, Asya Fateyeva is making the saxophone a new focus in the world of music. With classical training and multiple awards under her belt, Asya Fateyeva loves to explore a wide range of styles and periods–together with musicians from the areas of classical and jazz music.
Born on the Crimean peninsula, Asya Fateyeva dedicates her artistic efforts to a broad repertoire including music from the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic periods in addition to original works for her instrument. At the same time, she continues to expand her repertoire and network of musicians, which whom she collaborates, performs, and crafts new programmes. In addition to classical concerts alongside an orchestra and solo recitals, she also tries everything that interests her, especially when it comes to chamber music. Whether it’s an early Baroque programme or Bach’s Goldberg Variations arranged for the violoncello, accordion, and saxophone, music from the 1920s by Erwin Schulhoff and his contemporaries or an encounter between an organ and saxophone– anything is possible.
".. I am very impressed by the sound beauty, the dynamics quality, the tone colour play, the musical expressiveness and fantasy rendering" [Karl Leister - historical first clarinet of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Berlin conducted by Herbert von Karajan]; “in a word, superbly” [Fanfare Magazine USA]; “perfect musicality” [Musica Magazine]; “masterfully interpretation” [The Clarinet USA], “admirable coherence, a whole warm, rich and very charming sound” [Journal of Music].
Musicians who added a significant contribution to his artistic development are Angelo Clemente, Romeo Tudorache and Karl Leister. His artistic collaboration with Karl Leister, Fabio Bidini, Yuri Gandelsman, Paolo Pollastri, Francesco Pomarico, Ovidiu Balan, Riccardo Ceni, Ivano Battiston, Fabio Di Cásola, Victoria Soames Samek, Aurelian Octav Popa, Mark Clinton, Karen Becker, Angelo Inglese, Landon Baumgard, Patrick Messina, Enesco Quartet (Paris) and Giuliano Mazzoccante, with which it forms a stable DUO, is remarkable.
Born in Chieti, he studied under the guidance of Lucia Passaglia at the Conservatory “L. Cherubini” in Florence graduating with highest honours. He participated as a student performer on a three-year piano perfection course at the “Accademia Musicale Umbra” where he achieved a “Diploma of Excellence”.
Later, he participated in the “International Master Classes” in Klaipeda (Lithuania), held by Lazar Berman. With him, his concert repertoire deepened and improved with particular attention to the music of F. Liszt, at the European Academy of Music, Erba (CO). He perfected Chamber Music at the International School of Chamber Music in Duino under the guidance of “Trio of Trieste” achieving a “Diploma with Merit”. He has won national and international competitions, including “M. Clementi” in Florence, “Agorà 80″ in Rome, “F. Liszt” in Lucca, and “Città di Stresa”. In 1997 he won second prize at the ‘T. I. M. ” – International Music Tournament; in 1998, he was awarded the prestigious “Prix Venice”; in 1999 he won second prize at the international competition “Ecomusic” of Monopoli (BA); in 2002 was the winner of the 40th International Piano Competition “Arcangelo Speranza” in Taranto. In October 2009 he was awarded in the “4th International Tbilisi Piano Competition” in Georgia (WFIMC).
Hailed for her passionate and vibrant performances as well as the creative, elaborate interpretations which have captivated audiences worldwide, Noemi Gyori is quickly establishing a name in the classical music scene as an exceptional and versatile flutist, equally in demand as soloist, chamber musician, orchestral flutist and pedagogue, both on the modern and baroque flutes.
Noemi graduated with honours from the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest from the class of Henrik Prőhle in 2007 and completed post-graduate studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna with Barbara Gisler-Haase and at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München with András Adorján. She has studied the baroque flute with Lisa Beznosiuk at the Royal Academy of Music and with Benedek Csalog in Budapest.
Noemi is the first flutist ever to be awarded a PhD in Performance Practice from the Royal Academy of Music in London, a title, which she received in 2020. Her thesis, ‘Reimagining the Flute and Guitar Duo through Musical Translations of Keyboard Works by Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven’ summarizes her research and artistic work carried out as part of her ‘Classical Flute and Guitar Project’.
Sergey Eletskiy was born in 1989 in Moscow. He commenced his musical education at Central Music School in Moscow studying with V.Ferapontov. Since 2007 till 2012 he has been studying with prof. E. Petrov in Moscow State Conservatory. In 2009-2013 he has also been studying in the Music Highschool in Luebeck (Germany) with prof. R.Wehle.
He played as soloist with many orchestras (the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Munich Chamber Orchestra, Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra, Odense Symphony Orchestra, Duesseldorf Symphony Orchestra, and another.)
He is a prize-winner of several international music competitions, such as 3rd International Clarinet competition in Gent (2015, Gent, Belgium) ,Carl Nielsen International Competition (2013, Odense, Denmark), International music competition – ARD (2012, Munich, Germany).
At the moment Sergey is a principal clarinet in the Russian National Orchestra and in the Perm Opera and Ballet Theatre.
Rita D´Arcangelo, graduated in flute, with honors, at the Conservatory of Music "L. D'Annunzio " in Pescara (Italy), she then graduated also at the "Royal Northern College of Music "in Manchester, “ the International Academy of Music in Milan " and " the Hochschule fuer Musik” in Mannheim.
Rita studied with Sir James Galway for many years, following the masterclasses of the Weggis Flute Festival in Switzerland, where she won the gold Nagahara 14K flute headjoint in 2008 and was invited as Guest Artist in 2016 and 2019.
First prize in numerous international competitions, she made her debut as soloist in 2011 at the Carnegie Hall in New York. She's one of the few flautists to have in repertoire the Concierto Pastoral by J. Rodrigo.
She recorded for the German radios SR2, SWR and WDR, the Japanese National Television NHK and for the Vatican Radio. As a first flute she worked at the "HPAC Orchestra" and the Osaka Philarmonic Orchestra in Japan; Filharmonia Gorzowska, the United Chamber Orchestra and the Kammersolisten der Deutschen Oper Berlin.
Described as “a magnetic presence” and “a constantly fascinating sound technician” (New York Classical Review), Russian violinist Alena Baeva is considered one of the most exciting, versatile, and alluring soloists active on the world stage today.
Baeva’s career as an international soloist of the highest renown has grown at an extraordinary pace over recent seasons. She now enjoys a particularly strong working partnership with Paavo Järvi, with whom recent and future collaborations include performances with the Estonian Festival Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo, and the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich. Another such regular collaborative partnership is that with Vladimir Jurowski, with whom Baeva has both recorded and performed on numerous occasions, including with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and Moscow’s Russian State Symphony Orchestra ‘Evgeny Svetlanov’.
"Boriso-Glebsky is an astounding instrumentalist, with a prodigious technical armoury and an uncompromising artistic vision”. — Weekend Special, 2018
Nikita Boriso-Glebsky was born in 1985 in Volgodonsk. He graduated Moscow State Conservatory and its PhD program (class of professor Eduard Grach and assistant professor Tatiana Berkul). He then improved his technique under the supervision of Augustin Dumay in Brussels and Ana Chumachenko in Kronberg.
He participated in international masterclass Keshet Eilon in Israel under the patronage of Shlomo Mintz.
Nikita is a winner and a laureate of many international competitions including: the Yampolsky International Violin Competition (2002, 3rd prize), the International Competition for Violin in Kloster Schöntal (2003, 1st prize), the Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition (2006, laureate), the Moscow International David Oistrakh Violin Competition (2007, 1st prize), the International Tchaikovsky Competition (2007, 2nd prize), the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition in Brussels (2009, 5th prize).
In 2010 he won first prize at both the International Fritz Kreisler Competition in Vienna and the International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition in Helsinki, and third prize at the Montreal International Music Competition. In 2013 he won Grand Prix of the Monte Carlo Violin Masters contest in Monaco.
Violinist Haik Kazazyan has performed with orchestras such as Orchestra of The Mariinsky Theater, Orchestre National de France, Scottish Royal National Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Yu. Simonov, Moscow Symphony Orchestra named after E. Svetlanov, Moscow State Symphony Orchestra under P. Kogan, Prague Philharmonic orchestra, Dublin National Orchestra, Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra, Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra, Katowice Radio Symphony Orchestra, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, ‘Musica Viva’ Orchestra, S.Petersburg, Ekaterinburg, Kazan, Samara Symphony Orchestras and many others.
The musicians Haik worked with as a soloist and chamber musician are conductors Valery Gergiev, Teodor Currentzis, Andrew Litton, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Alexander Liebreich, Alexander Lazarev, Constantine Orbelian, Jonathan Darlington, Ricardo Averbach, Alan Buribayev, Jac van Steen, David Brophy, Pavel Kogan, Alexander Polianichko, pianists Denis Matsuev, Freddy Kempf, Eliso Virsaladze, Aleksey Lubimov, Alex Kobrin, Ekaterina Mechetina, Rem Urasin, violinists Pavel Vernikov, Gordan Nikolitch, Boris Brovtsyn, cellists Natalia Gutman, Alexander Rudin, Alexander Bouzlov, Sergey Antonov, Boris Andrianov and many other great musicians of our generation.
Vadym Kholodenko is fast building a reputation as one of the most musically dynamic and technically gifted young pianists, praised in his performance with the Philadelphia Orchestra “for his absorbing melodic shading [and] glittering passage work” (Philadelphia Enquirer). Winner of the 2013 Cliburn Competition, Kholodenko captivated audiences and critics alike with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra immediately appointing him their first Artist in Partnership for a period of three years. His latest solo disc on Harmonia Mundi, works by Scriabin won a prestigious Diapason d’Or de l’année. Previous awards include First Prizes at both the Schubert Piano Competition, Dortmund (2011) and Sendai Piano Competition (2010).
Kholodenko has collaborated with distinguished conductors including Valery Gergiev, Leonard Slatkin, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Kirill Karabits, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Paul Daniel, Pinchas Zukerman, Yuri Bashmet, Vladimir Spivakov, Ion Marin and Kazuki Yamada. In 2013 he held a residency at the Mariinsky Concert Hall where Valery Gergiev named him Artist of the Month and recently requested him for concerto performances and recordings in Paris, Luxembourg and St Petersburg.
A soloist of the Moscow State Academic Philharmonic and a prize-winner at international competitions, the young pianist Philipp Kopachevsky had won tremendous audience admiration and acclaim by the age of twenty-five He regularly appears in recital in Great Britain, Germany, the USA, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Greece, Poland and Spain as well as throughout Russia. Kopachevsky has won particular popularity in Japan, where especially for NHK TV he recorded a disc of piano music by Chopin.
“The young pianist’s playing has a perceptibly personal message. The natural blend of mastery and spiritual maturity with raw emotion, the freedom with which the pianist expresses himself and his Romantic sincerity and nobleness win one over from the very first notes...” “From the first notes he plays, you sense the pianist’s powerful and lyrical individuality. His piano sings – this is a very rare quality nowadays, typical of a Romantic worldview; he retains clarity in his pianism and his phrasing is beautiful and pliant...” These are the kind of reviews Philipp Kopachevsky receives from music critics.
Philipp Kopachevsky was born in Moscow in 1990. He graduated from the Central School of Music of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire. He is currently a student at the Moscow Conservatoire (class of Professor Sergei Dorensky).
“...There comes a time when a rising talent comes onto the scene so polished that there isn’t much to say other than to simply applaud it.”
— Pianist Magazine
“...excellent pianist as well as a wise and thoughtful musician.”
“...Mndoyants also showed in his Beethoven performance that he could become one of the leading Beethoven interpreters.”
— Pianist Magazine
Nikita Mndoyants is First Prize winner of the 2016 Cleveland International Piano Competition, First prize winner of the 2007 Paderewsky International Piano Competition.
As a composer, Mr. Mndoyants received first prize at the 2014 Myaskovsky International Competition of Composers (Moscow, Russia) and 2016 Prokofiev International Competition of Composers (Sochi, Russia)
Mndoyants has collaborated with distinguished conductors including Charles Dutoit, Leonard Slatkin, Eri Klas, Ignat Solzhenitsyn, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Bramwell Tovey, Philipp Tchizhevsky, Alexander Sladkovsky, Alexander Rudin, Mario Venzago, Valentin Uryupin, Konstantin Orbelyan and others.
He performed with Cleveland Orchestra, Svetlanov State Academic Symphony Orchestra, Mariinsky Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra,
Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra, Gangnam Symphony Orchestra and others.
Since her public debut aged 7, Italian pianist Costanza Principe has performed extensively in Italy, UK, France and South America both as a soloist and a chamber musician. Winner of several national and international competitions, such as the Lilian Davies Prize from the Royal Academy of Music, the second prize at the Beethoven Society of Europe Intercollegiate Piano Competition, the second prize (first not awarded) at the Premio Pecar International Competition in Gorizia, Italy, and the second prize at the Concours International de Piano in Lagny sur Marne, she made her debut with orchestra in 2008 playing three Mozart Concertos with the Filarmonici Europei Orchestra conducted by Aldo Ceccato.
She has appeared as a soloist with, amongst the others, the Pomeriggi Musicali Orchestra, the Orquesta Sinfonica de Santa Fe, the Turkish National Youth Orchestra, the Orchestra del Teatro Coccia di Novara, the Melicus Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana and the Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana, and she played in many prestigious concert halls and festivals in such as Wigmore Hall in London, Verdi Hall, Puccini Hall, al Verme Theatre, Milan Auditorium, Piccolo Theatre, Milan State and Bocconi Universities, Modern Art Gallery in Milan, Filarmonico Theatre in Verona, Fraschini Theatre in Pavia, Rossini Theatre in Pesaro, Muse Theatre in Ancona, Politeama Theatre in Palermo, Serate Musicali, Ravello Festival, Spazio Teatro 89, Lyceum in Florence, Cappella Paolina in Quirinale, Rome, Steinway Hall in London, Duke's Hall and David Josefowitz Halls in the Royal Academy of Music, Teatro 1ro de Mayo in Santa Fe (Argentina).
“A mesmerizing, heroic soloist” (The Strad), Alexander Ramm is one of the most sought-after cellists of his generation. Having emerged on the international stage as the silver medalist of the 2015 Tchaikovsky Competition, he has recently attracted much attention and critical praise with his recording of Benjamin Britten’s Cello Suites, which was made with titanium pins in his left elbow following a freak accident. Enthusiastic comparisons to Rostropovich (The Strad, Pizzicato.lu) and the Listeners’ Choice award of The Violoncello Foundation have placed this album among the most acclaimed recordings of cello repertoire.
Alexander’s regular collaborations with Vladimir Jurowski, Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Spivakov, Mikhail Jurowski, Antoni Wit, Alexander Sladkovsky and other prominent artistic partners have taken him to Philharmonie de Paris, London’s Cadogan Hall as well as to Linz’s Brucknerhaus, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Birmingham’s Symphony Hall, Tokyo’s Nikkei Hall and to many of the most prestigious stages in the UK, Germany, Lithuania, Sweden, Austria, Finland, South Africa, Japan, France and Russia, including Mariinsky Theatre and Tchaikovsky Concert Hall.
Karmenova Meruert was born in 1993 in Pavlodar. She started studying violin at the Tchaikovsky Music School. From 2004 to 2012 she studied at the Gnesiny secondary special school. In 2012 she entered the Moscow State (Tchaikovsky) Conservatory. In 2017 she graduated from the Tchaikovsky Conservatory under the direction of Tatiana Berkul. She is a graduate of the Moscow Conservatory.
In September 2018, she has been artist in residence at the Music Chapel, under the guidance of Augustin Dumay.
Meruert is Laureate of international competitions: In 2007, she won the 2nd prize of The II International Competition of violinists – D. F. Oistrakh in Moscow;
Boris Andrianov is the Artistic Director of and the inspiration behind the new Star Generation project, which produces and manages concerts by talented young musicians in all cities and regions throughout Russia. For this project, in 2009 Boris Andrianov was awarded the Russian Federation Prize for Culture. In 2008 Moscow hosted the first-ever cello festival in Russia, VIVACELLO festival the Artistic Director of which is Boris Andrianov.
Boris Andrianov was born in 1976 to a family of musicians. He graduated from the Moscow Gnessins’ School of Music, later studying at the Moscow State Conservatoire (class of Natalia Shakhovskaya) and at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler under the tutelage of David Geringas. In 1991 Boris Andrianov was allocated a grant by the New Names programme.
Boris Andrianov has been a prize-winner at the International Tchaikovsky Youth Competition, the International Shostakovich Competition Classica Nova in Hannover (together with Alexei Goribol, 1st prize, 1997), the VI International Mstislav Rostropovich Cello Competition in Paris (1997), the XI International Tchaikovsky Competition (3rd prize and Bronze Medal, 1998), the International Antonio Janigro Competition in Zagreb (1st prize and special awards, 2000) and the International Isang Yun Competition in South Korea (2003).
Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi was born in Atessa on December 26th 1980. He began studying the accordion at the age of nine before switching to the bandoneon later. From 1993 to 2001, he studied at the F. Fenaroli Civic Music school in Lanciano with M° C. Calista and with M° C. Chiacchiaretta.In 2007, he graduated with honours from Santa Cecilia Academy of Music in Rome.
In 2006, he resided at the Montreal Jazz Festival - “I colori del mare” with Gabriele Mirabassi and Pietro Tonolo - a project of the EGEA record company.
On 25th May 2009, he played at the Colosseo (Rome) with M° Andrea Bocelli, Angela Gheorghiu, Andrea Griminelli and the Abruzzo Symphony Orchestra. The event “L’alba separa dalla luce l’ombra” was in aid of the earthquake victims of Abruzzo. It was exclusively broadcast worldwide on RAI 1 and RAI SAT.
On December 25th 2010, he performed with the Orchestra Giovanile Italiana in Concerto per la Vita e per la Pace (Concert for Life and Peace), worldwide broadcast by RAI in Bethlehem.
On June 1st 2011, he performed at the Arena of Verona together with Erwin Schrott during the festivities for the 150th anniversary of the Italian unification. The show was broadcast live by Rai 1.
After bright successes at the most precious violin competitions Sergei Dogadin acquired international fame as one of the best violinist of his generation.
In 2019 Sergei was awarded First Prize and Golden Medal at the XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. Among his other significant victories such major contents as IX Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition Hannover and Singapore International Violin Competition.
Sergei is the grant-holder of the Russian Ministry of Culture, Prize-winner of the Mozart Society in Dortmund (Germany), winner of the award established by Maestro Yuri Temirkanov and winner of the Prize of the President of Russia.
Recipient of the 2011 Leonard Bernstein Award, First Prize Winner of the Walter E. Naumburg Viola Competition and the 2010 Avery Fisher Career Grant, David Aaron Carpenter is widely considered one of the most talented and charismatic musicians of his generation.
Recently called “the hottest violist of the 21st century” by the influential music critic Norman Lebrecht and “stunningly talented” by The New Yorker, David is also a former Rolex “Protégé” for which he was mentored by Pinchas Zukerman. David made his solo debut at the Kennedy Center in 2002 after winning the Presidential Scholar Award and the first-ever Gold Medal Award at the National Foundation For Advancement In The Arts. Since then he has performed with leading musicians and orchestras around the world, from the Philadelphia Orchestra to the Philharmonia, the Dresden Staatskapelle to the Lucerne Symphony. In May 2013, David played the Schnittke Viola Concerto at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center with the National Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Christoph Eschenbach. The concert was a musical tribute to the great cellist and conductor, Mstislav Rostropovich.
Venetian born pianist Gloria Campaner is regarded as one of the most interesting pianists of her generation and tours regularly worldwide.
Recent highlights include tours in all the continents: Europe, China, Japan, South Africa, Armenia, Lebanon, USA, Israel, Latin America, India, Easter Island, and even Myanmar where she performed for a charity event in one of the first public concert after the end of the national dictatorship.
Gloria’s charismatic musicianship and devotion for chamber music has created numerous artistic collaborations across the globe with musicians such as Johannes Moser, Ivry Gitlis, Ana Chumachenco, Michael Kugel, Sergei Krylov, Quartetto di Cremona, Azahar Ensemble, Borusan Quartet, Angela Hewitt, Igudesman & Joo, Tamsin Waley-Cohen, polish jazz-star Leszek Mozdzer to name a few and as well as with principal soloists of most prestigious orchestras (Berliner Philharmonic , La Scala Philharmony, National Orchestra of Santa Cecilia in Roma, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, Seattle Symphony Orchestra and Metropolitan Opera of New York).
Davide Alogna is an eclectic musician with an international education. He graduated both in violin and in piano with honours at Conservatorio ‘G. Verdi’ in Como, and he obtained his master’s diploma in soloist violin and chamber music at the Conservatoire de Paris with a ‘Premier Prix a l’unanimité’. He also studied composition and graduated with a special mention at Accademia Chigiana of Siena with Giuliano Carmignola, who described him as ‘an amazing talent’.
In 2017, Davide was invited as guest soloist by La Scala Orchestra to play concerts around Europe, and on 29 October he debuted at the Teatro alla Scala of Milan accompanied by La Scala Chamber Orchestra.
Davide has already performed in many important music halls such as Carnegie Hall (Stern Hall), Teatro alla Scala, Berliner Philarmonie, Suntory Hall of Tokyo, Smetana Hall of Prague, Grand Theatre of Shanghai, Salle Cortot of Paris, Gasteig and Herkulessaal in Germany, Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, Mahidol Hall of Bangkok, Cairo Opera House and the Verdi Auditorium of Milan.
Andriana Yordanova is a Bulgarian soprano from Varna, who, since 2001 made Malta her second home.
In 1995 Yordanova made her debut as Musetta in Puccini’s La Boheme at Bourgas Opera Theatre followed in 1996 with Fiordiligi in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte and Sylva Varesku in Kalman’s Die Cardashfuerstin, both at Varna Opera House. She sung in different concerts in Bulgaria, Malta, Italy, Austria, Russian Federation, Germany, Switzerland, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Hungary and Egypt. She appeared at the Veliko Tarnovo Theatre, Bulgaria, as Lila in Karastoyanov’s operatta Българи от старо време (Bulgarians from the old time) (2001) and as Mimi in La Boheme at the Stara Zagora Opera House, Bulgaria (2002). She participated in editions of the Bank of Valletta Opera Festival at the Manoel Theatre, Malta, as Alisia in Donizzetti’s Lucia Di Lammermoore (2003), as Zemfira in Rachmaninov’s Aleko (2010), as Nedda in Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci (2012) and as Vitellia in Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito (2014). Other roles which she sung include Micaela in Bizet’s Carmen at Aurora Theatre, Gozo (2010), debut in Puccini’s Tosca at the State Opera Varna, Bulgaria (2011) and Violetta Valeri in Verdi’s La Traviata in Tjatru Pjazza Rjal, Malta (2014). She sung Gravina’s Stabat Mater at the Mdina Cathedral Contemporary Art Biennale, Malta (2015) which was as well recorded the same year.
One of the most powerful and enigmatic cellists, Alexander Knyazev was born in 1961 in Moscow. He started to study cello at the age off six with Alexander Fedorchenko and graduated from the Moscow Conservatoire in 1986.
He was prize-winner of the National Competition (Vilnius), Cassado International Competition (Florence), Chamber Music International Competition in Trapani (Italy, in the ensemble with E. Voskressenskaya), Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow, UNISA International Competition in Pretoria (South Afrika).
He played with such world-famous conductors as E.Svetlanov, Y.Temirkanov, K.Mazur, M.Rostropovich, V.Fedoseev, M.Pletnev, N.Jarvi, Y.Bashmet, A.Vedernikov, P.Steinberg, M.Gorenstein, S.Denev, Charles Dutoit. He performed with orchestras as London Royal Philharmonic and BBC orchestra (London), Bavarian Radio Simphony orchestra, Gothenburg Simphony orchestra, Baltimore Simphony orchestra, NHK Simphony orchestra and Tokyo Symphony (Japan), Wiener Symphoniker, Resident-orchestra (the Hague), ”Orchestral de Paris” and Orchestra National de France, Theatre Venice orchestra (Venice), Budapest Festival Orchestra (Hungary), State Academic Simphony orchestra of Russia, St.Petersburg Philharmonic orchestra, Tchaikovsky Simphony orchestra, Irish Simphony orchestra, Praque Simphony and Praque Philharmonic orchestra, Luxembourg Simphony orchestra, ”Moscow Soloists” orchestra and many others.
Alexei Ogrintchouk is recognised across the world as an oboist and artist of astounding technique and virtuosity. This is coupled with a profound lyricism and a highly original musicality. In 2005 he was appointed first solo oboist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam under Mariss Jansons. Prior to this, he was Valery Gergiev’s first solo oboist at the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, a position which he secured at the age of 20.
Ogrintchouk now combines his orchestral commitments with both solo and conducting engagements. A charismatic soloist, he has performed under the baton of conductors such as Mariss Jansons, Valery Gergiev, Fabio Luisi, Daniel Harding, Andris Nelsons, Gianandrea Noseda, Stephane Deneve, Tugan Sokhiev, Jaap van Zweden and Susanna Malkki. He has performed with the world’s greatest orchestras - the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Orchestre de l'Academia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Kontzerthausorchester Berlin, Beethovenhalle Orchestra Bonn, Basel Symphony Orchestra, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, all the Orchestras of the BBC, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Orchestre National de Belgique, Europa Galante, Orchestras of the Bolshoi and Mariinsky Theatres, Russian National Orchestra, and Kremerata Baltica.
Dimitri Illarionov is a brilliant classical guitarist. He is a multi-award winner of more than 20 international competitions in the U.S., Spain, Italy, Poland, Russia and other countries. He is winner of two of the most prestigious guitar competitions in the world: Guitar Foundation of America Competition (2002, Miami, USA) and Francisco Tárrega Guitar Competition (2008, Spain).
As well as performing numerous solo recitals, he is a frequent guest-soloist with symphony and chamber orchestras all over the world. Dimitri is one of the rare guitarists who appears so frequently with orchestra and has played with such orchestras as I Solisti Veneti, Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia, Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Russia, Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta di Valencia etc.
His partners on stage are famous and recognized artists – conductors Claudio Scimone, Fabio Mastrangelo (Italy), Vladimir Fedoseyev, Dmitri Liss, Alexander Sladkovskiy (Russia) Gum Nanse (Korea), Leo Brouwer (Cuba), César Álvarez (Spain), flautist Patrick Gallois (France), Artis-Quartet (Austria), Roland Dyens (France), cellist Boris Andrianov, pianist Denis Matsuev (Russia), violinist Julian Rachlin (Austria), lute player Edin Karamazov.
«… A wonderful talent with a lively temperament, virtuosic brilliance and a very high professional level …»
Maria Solozobova is one of the most renowned violinists of her generation. Her dazzling career has already taken her to the world’s finest concert halls including the Tonhalle Zurich, the Stadtcasino Basel, Victoria Hall in Geneva, the Berliner Philharmonie, the Koelner Philharmonie, the Great Hall at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, the Konzerthaus in Vienna and Ljubljana’s Philharmonic Hall. Solozobova has played under many famous conductors such as Vladimir Spivakov, David Zinman, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Vladimir Jurowski, Daniel Raiskin, Muhai Tang, Peter Csaba, Howard Griffiths and Michael Hofstetter. She is a frequent guest, both as a soloist and a chamber musician, at the most prestigious festivals in the world. Solozobova’s performances today include appearances with leading orchestras and musicians worldwide including as Martha Argerich, Mischa Maisky, Yuri Bashmet, Maria Joao Pires, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Sol Gabetta and Mikhail Pletnev.