CHAMBER MUSIC MASTERCLASS

SUBJECT OF THE COURSE: free choice repertoire
COURSE DURATION: 19.07 – 25.07.2015
AUDITION: 22.07.2015 at 10.00 a.m.

Violinist Sviatoslav Moroz started playing the violin at the age of five. He studied with Oleg Kagan at the Moscow Conservatory. After graduation, he worked with Gerard Poulet at the Paris Conservatory. In 2000, Moroz moved to the United States. Acclaimed as an artist with remarkable individuality, Moroz, whose repertoire ranges from Bach to Schnittke, is particularly esteemed for his powerful interpretations of the Romantic repertoire. Appearing as a soloist with many acclaimed orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, Moroz has also performed chamber music with many world-known musicians, including Sviatoslav Richter, Mstislav Rostropovich, Oleg Kagan, Natalia Gutman, Kim Kashkashian, Victor Tretyakov and Boris Berezovsky. Among his recent recording is a Parnassus disc of Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No. 2, with Natalia Gutman and Mykola Suk. In addition to performing, Moroz has pursued a distinguished career as a teacher, conducting master classes in Russia, Germany and USA. As a violinist of Trio Gutman he has an important discografie at German label “Live Classics”.

Dmitri Vinnik played his first concerts as an accompanist with his mother, a well known Russian mezzo-soprano Emma Sarkissian. After his studies with Lev Petrov, Pavel Messner (assistant of Emil Gilels) and Prof. Naum Starkman (one of the last Konstantin Igumnovs pupil) he finished 1993 the Moscow Tchaikovsky conservatoire with honours and 1997 the Master in “Hochschule für Musik” Munich with Prof. Elisso Wirssaladze. In 1992 he won the first prize at the international music competition in the Italian Caltanissetta (9 Concorso international di Esecuzione Musicale. Soloist and chamber musician in different international music festivals: „Oleg Kagan Musikfest“ in Kreuth (2008 as a soloist with the “Münchener Kammerorchester”),“ Lübecker Kammermusikfest“, „Chamber Music connects the World“ in Kronberg, by culture summer from „Villa Musica“ in Mainz, Music festival in Frankfurt/Oder and „Moskau an der Isar“ in Munich, by“ Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival“ in Finland, „Fetes muscales a la grange de Meslay“ in Tours, Festival „Oragerie de Sceaux“ , „Festival international de Colmar“ and Festival „Hommage a Schostakovich et Schnittke“ in Paris, by Festival for contemporary music in Udine and „Festival di musica da camera“ in Bergamo, by international Festival „Hommage a Oleg Kagan“ in Moscow and „Sviatoslav Richter Festival“ in Tarusa (Russia) , Music festival Classic on the mountains“ in USA and „Festival internacional de musica“ in Maputo (Mosambik). Concerts in Salle Gaveau (Paris) presentation of the „Societe des Grands Interprets“, in Victoria Hall (Geneva), concerts in Moscow Kremlin und in Residenz Munich, in Philharmonic from Kiew, Niznij Nowgorod and Voronez( Russia), Summer concerts in palace Pommersfelden, benefit concert from Princess Kira von Preussen-Foundation in castle Hohenzollern, concerts series of the Belaieff foundation in Hamburg, “Blackheath sundays” in London. Regularly he played concerts for the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation “Live Music Now” and for the Munich concert society. Numerous concerts lead him to Germany, Italy, Russia, the Ukraine, Switzerland, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Austria, England and the USA. An intensive artistic friendship with the cellist Natalia Gutman and violinst Sviatoslav Moroz led him to the foundation of the „Gutman Trio“ in 2001. He also acquired his wide experience in the sphere of the chamber music, among the rest, in common making music with the cellist Tatiana Vassiljeva, the violinist Mark Lubotsky, clarinetist Kari Kriikku and the oboist Ivan Podyomov, the „Münchener Kammerorchester“ and „Georgischer Kammerorchester“, the blower’s soloists of the Münchener Philharmoniker orchestra.

Dimitri Hoffmann graduated in 2000 in Hochschule für Musik Hamburg as violist, Dimitri was for six years a member of German String- Quartet “Scardanelli”, who created a new works of famous German composers as W. Rihm, P. Ruzicka, M. Stahnke and many others. Same years, he led a class of Viola at the Hamburg Conservatory. As a soloist and member of various European orchestras he has worked with great conductors as L. Maazel, Z. Mehta, H. Blomstedt and many others. Since 2009 Dimitri lives in Valencia, where he combines the work in the Orchestra of the Opera House with management of Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra of Valencia. 2005 he created the Foundation “Alma Musica”, who helps every year dozens of young musicians from around a world to find their teacher in Europe and enroll into their class.

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