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Jury of Vancouver International Festival of Russian Music

Jury of Russian Music Festival, Vancouver 2017

 

ANATOLY ZATIN

COMPOSER ° CONDUCTOR ° PIANIST

Anatoly Zatin graduated from the St Petersburg State Conservatory of Music as composer, orchestral conductor and concert pianist. He became the youngest member in the history of the Union of Composers of St Petersburg in 1979 and a few years later made his conducting debut with the Leningrad Philharmonic. He continues the traditions of the legendary Russian school by studying, collaborating and being influenced by musicians like Ilya Musin, Ravil Martynov, Evgeny Mravinsky, Sergei Slonimsky, Pavel Serebriakov, Yury Ananiev, Abraham Logovinsky, Alexandra Vavilina, Anatoly Nikitin, Timofei Dokshitzer, Vladimir Kafelnikov, Yury Kramarov, and many others.

Dr. Zatin has been awarded numerous prizes in the artistic and musical environment: first prize at the Kiev Competition for Young Composers and Pianists (1968); second prize at the Sergei Prokofiev International Piano Competition (1979); prize of the Brass Bulletin for his Triple Concerto for French Horn, Trumpet, Piano and orchestra (1981); prizes of the USSR Association of Musical Theatre Artists for the best musical of the year (1987 and 1990), among others. He was presented with the prestigious Mozart Medal in 2015 and in 1990 with the UNICEF Medal of Honour for his activities as pianist and conductor. 

He served as artistic director of the Ekaterinburg Musical Theatre and principal conductor of the B-A-C-H Chamber Orchestra in Russia. As guest conductor with the Moscow Philharmonic he made recordings for the USSR Central Radio station, ‘Melodiya’ and Azzura Music. In 1990 he was presented with the UNICEF Medal of Honour and in 2015 with the prestigious Mozart Medal in Mexico.

Throughout his career Dr. Zatin has performed at the most prestigious music festivals in the world: International Festival of Contemporary Music in Hungary, Musical Spring in St Petersburg, International Art Festival in Korea, Shakespeare Festival in Stratford upon Avon, UNESCO Festival in Leningrad, Black and White Piano Festival in Mexico, Musicalta in Alsace, Silver Lyre Chamber Music Festival in St Petersburg, Mozart Festival in Shanghai and many others. He has toured over 20 countries performing at many of the world’s most important concert venues: National Arts Palace and National Auditory in Mexico, Opera City Hall in Tokyo, St Petersburg Philharmonic Hall, First Concert Hall in Stockholm, Liszt Academy in Budapest, Carnegie Hall in New York and Foro Confalone in Rome.

Dr. Zatin has served as member of the jury at piano competitions in Mexico, Ukraine, the Netherlands, United States of America and Canada. His master classes can be appreciated at Zell an der Pram Austrian Master Classes, the Summer Music Academy in Kiev, Music on the Rhine in Germany, Semper Music Festival in Italy, as well as United States of America, Japan, China and Mexico.

With pianist Vlada Vassilieva he formed Duo Petrof in 2003, winning  numerous awards for their recordings, touring in Europe, Asia and America, and being praised by audiences and critics alike (www.duopetrof.com). Currently Dr. Zatin is on faculty at the University of Colima in Mexico, and visiting professor at the National Conservatory in Mexico City.

www.anatolyzatin.info

VLADA VASSILIEVA

Mexican pianist of Russian descent, Vlada Vassilieva has performed at the principal concert venues in Mexico, United States, Russia, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, France, The Netherlands, China and Canada. Winner of the 2010 Nadia Reisenberg Piano Award in New York; Fulbright Garcia-Roble grantee (2008); top-prize winner at national and international piano competitions, including first prize at the Claudio Herrera National Piano Competition in Mexico (2006); second prize, jury prize and audience prize at the Russian Music International Competition in United States (2004); second prizes at the Angelica Morales – Yamaha National Piano Competition in Mexico (2003), the International Competition for Young Pianists in Ukraine (2003), and the Ludmila Knezkova-Hussey International Piano Competition in Canada (2002); Outstanding Achievement Diplomas at the International Competition for Young Musicians (the Netherlands, 2006) and the IBLA Grand Prize (Italy, 2005). Vlada Vassilieva was recipient of the FONCA 2007 fellowship for performers of the National Foundation for Culture and Arts in Mexico and Artist in Residence at the International House of New York in 2008-2009.

Founding member of Duo Petrof (with Anatoly Zatin) Ms. Vassilieva is a Petrof Artist internationally since 2008. BM´06 at the Fine Arts Institute of the University of Colima as a student of Dr. Anatoly Zatin, MM´10 at Mannes College for Music in New York City with Prof. Pavlina Dokovska. Since 2006 Ms. Vassilieva is a member of the faculty at the Music Department of the University of Colima in Mexico, and since 2015 visiting professor at the National Conservatory of Music in Mexico.

Ms. Vassilieva has performed in Carnegie Weill Hall, Merkin Hall, New York Historical Society; in Russia at the St Petersburg Musical Spring, Silver Lyre and “Oskolkov and friends” festivals, Sviatoslav Richter´s Museum in Moscow; in 2012 at the first international Art Festival in Kyrgyzstan. She has collaborated with conductors Anatoly Zatin, Alexander Treger, Enrique Diemecke, Scoot Yoo and Nuvi Mehta, performing as soloist with orchestras of Mexico, United States, Russia and Ukraine. She performed at the First International Festival of the Arts in Bishkek with the Kyrgyzstan National Philharmonic in 2012, and in 2013 she made the first performance in Mexico of Scriabin’s Prometheus, Poem of Fire, staged with lights and conducted by Anatoly Zatin with the Jalisco Philharmonic.

Ms. Vassilieva has offered master classes at Semper Music Festival in Italy, the International Piano Festival and Master Class in Monterrey, as well as music colleges and universities in Mexico, and United States. Critics and audience alike appreciate her mature performances, impetuous character and stage presence.

Jury of Russian Music Festival, Vancouver 2016

HENRI-PAUL SICSIC, PIANIST AND TEACHER

Canadian pianist Henri-Paul Sicsic thrills audiences across North America and Europe with his intense, passionate and imaginative performances.

A concerto soloist, recitalist and chamber musician, pianist Henri-Paul Sicsic has appeared with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, the Pasadena Philharmonic, the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra, the Abbotsford Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice, among others. His performances have been aired in New York City on WQXR radio, on the National French program “France Musique” in other major centers in the U.S. and on the C.B.C. in Canada.

Henri-Paul Sicsic is an inspired pedagogue with a tremendous following. His strong commitment to teaching and ability to enrich and inspire young talents is legendary, and his students have distinguished themselves at the national and international levels, earning prestigious Fulbright and Canada Council grants, winning top prizes and awards at major competitions, teaching at institutions of higher education and at summer music festivals.

Henri-Paul Sicsic was the first performance faculty member at the UBC School of Music to be awarded the Killam Teaching Prize, one of the highest academic honours awarded in Canada.

His teachers include Juliette Audibert-Lambert (herself a student of Gabriel Fauré and of Alfred Cortot), Pierre Sancan (Grand Prix de Rome, Paris Conservatoire), and renowned pianist and master teacher John Perry.

At the Conservatoire de Nice, France, Sicsic was awarded a first prize with honours in piano, a first prize in chamber music, and a conducting diploma. As a pianist, he also received a first prize at the Grand Prix de la Ville de Nice Competition and top prize at the Royaume de la Musique National Radio Competition in France.

Sicsic taught at Rice University from 1986 to 1992 as the associate of eminent artist-teacher John Perry. He was a member of the piano faculty at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver for thirteen years (1994-2007). He was then appointed to the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto in July of 2007 where he taught until 2014.

Henri-Paul Sicsic’s CD of Schumann’s Kreisleriana and Fantasy Op. 17 was highly praised. A more recent CD release of a live solo recital in Paris received high acclaim. The performance was a collaboration with celebrated French artist Robert Combas, whose large-scale paintings were inspired by the recital program featuring a work by Canadian composer Alexina Louie along with works by Chopin, Ravel and Albeniz.

Recent engagements include performances and master classes in France (Paris, Nice) Spain (Burgos), Russia (St Petersburg), Finland (Helsinki), Israel (Tel Aviv University, Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance), the U.S. (Houston, Seattle, New York) and Canada. Short term recording projects include the Piano Works of Maurice Ravel and an on-going project of Robert Schumann’s major Piano compositions.

Now back in Vancouver, Henri-Paul Sicsic is happy to make again his contribution to teaching and performing in the province’s wonderful music community. Sicsic is a proponent of the Alexander Technique and also studies Tai Chi Chuan. He enjoys French cuisine and is a marathon runner.

“a sovereign command of sonorities...a passion always controlled...a perfect technique” (Nice Matin)

“an artist of unquestionable musical imagination and phenomenal communicative gifts. His interpretations of the most challenging subjective compositions particularly display a wealth of musical breadth, emotional depth, and sheer fantasy.” (John Perry)

“…and if you heard his performance of Rachmaninov (B-flat minor) Sonata on the CBC, he is not to be missed” (The Vancouver Sun)

Jury of Russian Music Festival, Vancouver 2015 - Piano

 Dr. Mark Fouxman -Piano

MARK FOUXMAN, a man of many talents, concert pianist, charismatic and inspiring piano teacher, inventor, audio and electronics engineer, microphone designer, and owner/chief designer of a successful microphone production company, has performed as a soloist, with orchestra, and in chamber music recitals in some of the greatest halls in Russia, Israel, and Holland, including the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Tel Aviv Museum of Arts, Jerusalem Music Center, and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.


He started piano lessons with his father, Vladimir Fouxman (distinguished teacher at the Kemerovo Music College). Among the biggest influences on his musical education were Lev Naumov in Moscow, and Michael Boguslavsky, Victor Derevianko, and Pnina Saltzman in Tel Aviv.


Mr. Fouxman moved to the US in 1998 to complete his DMA at Arizona State University. Concert engagements in the United States have included recitals at Scottsdale Steinway Hall, Chicago Steinway Hall, Arizona State University, University of Utah, Indiana University South Bend; a live broadcast on WFMT radio station in Chicago; and performances at the New York International Piano Festivals, as well as concert tours in Russia and Costa Rica.


Having a deep belief in the purity of music, Dr. Fouxman gives preference to a constant search for new ways of self-expression and perfecting the musical craft rather than to a busy performing schedule. In his playing critics emphasize his piano mastery, along with a deep and highly personal approach to music making. They also note that his attention to shaping the melodic line, voicing the music texture, and beauty of sound, link his work to the performing values of the past.


An integral part of Dr. Fouxman's musical activity is his highly respected pedagogical work. At the core of his approach to teaching piano is the music itself, where a clear picture of the composer's intentions and thorough analysis of musical content dictate the means of technical execution, and inspire personal emotional connection with music and performance.

Jury of Russian Music Festival, Vancouver 2014 - Piano

 Dr. Baruch Meir -Piano

Pianist Baruch Meir has performed extensively in Austria, China, England, France, Israel, Portugal, Serbia and throughout the United States. Meir has recently presented recitals at the Börsendorfer Saal, Vienna, Austria; Nixon Library; Bauman Auditorium, Newberg, Ore. (Bösendorfer Concert Series), Dixon Hall, New Orleans; Wise Auditorium, Jerusalem, Israel; Bates Recital Hall, Austin, Texas; Murphy Hall, Los Angeles and at the Toujours Mozart Festival in Salzburg, Austria. An associate professor of piano at the Arizona State University School of Music in the Herberger Institute, Meir maintains a busy teaching schedule in addition to his international concert career. In demand as a master class clinician, Meir toured Korea’s most pretigious music schools and universities including Seoul National University, Yonsei, Kookmin, Hanyang, Sunhwa, Kyoungbook and Seoul Arts High School. In addition, he toured at Shanghai Conservatory in China, the middle school affiliated with the conservatory in 2005 and 2007, the Music Academy in Vienna, the Rubin Academy of Music in Jerusalem, the Manhattan School of Music and various conservatories and universities in the United States.

A native of Israel, Meir is a summa cum laude graduate of the Rubin Academy of Music at Tel Aviv University, where he earned bachelor and master degrees in piano performance. He holds the Artist Diploma from the Royal College of Music in London and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from ASU. His teachers include Rachel Gordon, Valter Aufheuser, Pnina Salzman, Michael Bugoslavsky, Irina Zaritskaya and Robert Hamilton. Meir’s distinctions include the American-Israel Cultural Foundation Awards, the British Council fellowship, 1st place at the Klatzkin Competition for contemporary piano music and the ASU concerto competition, and additional awards in piano competitions worldwide. 

Meir is the founder, president and artistic director of the Bösendorfer and Yamaha USASU International Piano Competitions that he organized through partnerships between the Arizona Young Artist Committee, the ASU School of Music in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, the Bösendorfer and Yamaha piano companies, Arizona Piano Gallery and the Phoenix Symphony. Judges for the 2013 competition included Martha Argerich, Sergei Babayan, Yanina Kudlik and Choong Mo Kang. The next competition will be held in January 2015. Http://Herbergerinstitute.asu.edu/pianocompetition

At Arizona State University, Meir maintains a class of outstanding pianists from all over the world. His students were awarded more than 50 prizes in various competitions within the past several years, including the Schmindbauer International Competition, Yamaha USasu International Senior and Junior Competition for Young Pianists, Young Concert Artist International Competition, Washington International Piano Artists Competition, and others.

Baruch Meir is one of only 65 artists worldwide named Bösendorfer Concert Artist since the founding of the company in 1828.

“…Baruch Meir is an exceptional artist. He did a beautiful performance of my piano work entitled 'A Little Suite for Christmas,' which was distinguished by deep musical insights and consummate technical skill. It was certainly one of the very finest performances this work of mine has ever received.” – George Crumb, composer; 1968 Pulitzer Prize in Music; 2001 Grammy award; 2004 Musical America Composer of the Year.  

Jury of Russian Music Festival, Vancouver 2013 - Piano

Dr. Sasha Starcevich -Piano.

Pianist Sasha Starcevich is currently enjoying a very rewarding career as an international performer and teacher. Since receiving his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from Yale University in May of 2003, he has continued to thrill audiences here in the United States, Canada and Europe.

Starcevich has given recitals at New York Carnegie Recital Hall, Moscow Tchaikovsky Hall, Windsor Castle, and in London Wigmore Hall. His solo recital there in May of 2002 was met with much critical acclaim, and a review in the Musical Opinion wrote: "The repertoire was brilliantly conceived; a thoroughly enjoyable recital at every level."

As a soloist he has performed with orchestras throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, China and also toured Russia with the Samara Philharmonic Orchestra, and has performed at several international festivals such as the Henley Festival in England and Holders Season in Barbados. Starcevich has recorded for CBS Television in the United States and has released two CDs under the Britstar label in the United States and the Jacques Samuel Label in London, England. His principal teachers have included Donna Fishwick, Jane Allen, Peter Frankl, Boris Berman and Ilana Vered.

Dr. Starcevich has been affiliate professor of piano at the State University of New York, and department chair of music and professor of piano at the South Carolina Governor School for the Arts. He currently maintains an active private studio in Bellevue, Washington. In August of 2011, Dr. Starcevich joined the faculty of Musicfest Perugia, in Italy.

His students have been prizewinners of local, national and international awards, and have gone on to study music at prestigious schools such as the Eastman School of Music, the Yale School of Music, the Mannes School, the Juilliard School in New York and the Peabody Conservatory. Dr. Starcevich is in frequent demand as a performer, adjudicator and presenter of Master Classes throughout North America, Russia and China.

Jury of Russian Music Festival, Vancouver 2011 - Piano

Natalya Ageyeva - Piano.

Natalya Ageyeva has dazzled audiences throughout the United States and 
internationally, including Italy, Austria, and Israel, as well as on tour in her native 
Russia. Her performances have also been broadcast several times locally on KING-FM 
in Seattle and televised in Moscow and Chicago. She has appeared at a broad range of 
venues, including the Governor's Mansion in Olympia, Carnegie Hall in New York, 
Benaroya Hall in Seattle, and the Rachmaninoff Hall in Moscow. Her pianism prompted 
one reviewer to write "Immediately apparent was a tremendous technique at the 
command of a sharp musical intelligence and fingers of steel." 

Jury of Russian Music Festival, Vancouver 2011 - Violin/Viola

Violin - Robert RozekRobert Rozek - Violin.

Robert Rozek is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music where he studied the violin with Ivan Galamian and Dorothy Delay. He continued his studies at the Academia Chigiana of Siena, Italy. There he studied violin with Franco Gulli and conducting with Sergiu Celibidache. Later he studied the violin with Nathan Milstein in New York, London and Zurich, Switzerland.

Mr. Rozek's teaching career began in New York. He held positions at the Barlow School, Columbia University, the State University of New York, Hamilton College and Colgate University. In the 1990's until 2003 Mr. Rozek was professor of violin at the University of Miami School of Music. At this time he conducted the chamber orchestra, taught string pedagogy and headed the Summer String program in Europe.

Presently Rozek is the Head of the Violin Department at the Vancouver Music Academy in Canada. He is also a conducting teacher and conductor of the chamber orchestra.

Jury of Russian Music Festival, Vancouver 2011 - Voice

Voice. Andrey AndreychikAndrey Andreychik - Voice.

In 1998 he participated in International youth singing competition in Ekaterinburg, Russia. The competition was held in Ekaterinburg conservatorium. He also won the third prize (the first prize wasn’t awarded). In 2004 Andrey Andreychik participated in 41 Francisco Vinas International singing contest in Barcelona, Spain. In summer 2005 he participated in three tour auditions of “Academy of La scala theatre” in Milan, Italy. He had a wonderful opportunity to sing on the stage of “La scala” theatre and to work with opera professionals. In 2006 Andrey Andreychik had a tour with choir “Capriccio” to Japan to perform on music festival in Shizuoka city. In February 2008 he won the third prize in All-Russia voice competition in Abakan, Russia. Upcoming Performances:“Louis Riel”- H. Somers ( Louis Riel) - University of British Columbia , 2010 “La Boheme”- G.Puccini (Marcello) - European Music Academy, Teplice, 2010“Don Giovanni” - W. A. Mozart (Don Giovanni) - European Music Academy, Teplice, 2010

Jury of Russian Music Festival, Vancouver 2011 - Guitar

Guitar. Peter ZaenkerPeter Zaenker - Guitar.

Peter lived for 10 years in Germany, giving performances in Germany and France and participating in over 20 masterclasses with the “who’s who” of the guitar world, including Pepe Romero, Leo Brouwer, Manuel Barrueco, and David Russell. Past engagements include the “Concierto de Aranjuez” by Rodrigo with the West Coast Symphony, Castelnuovo string quintet with Pro Nova, Douglas college noon hour series, and Vivaldi “Concerto in D” with I Musici Sushi. He is also a past conductor of the “Druzhba” Russian folk choir and is a board member of the Vancouver Classic Guitar Society. He currently teaches privately and in the New Westminster school district, and performs on a resonant 2004 Bernhard Kresse Spruce top guitar, made in Cologne, Germany.



 

Jury of Russian Music Festival, Vancouver 2011 - Flute

Flute. Natashf ForesiNatasha Foresi - Flute.

Natasha Foresi was born in Russia to a musical family. She began to play the flute at the age of ten and studied with many renowned musicians including Moshe Epstein (Israel), Kathleen Rudolph (Vancouver) Maurice Pruvot and Florence Souchard (Paris) Emmaniel Pahud & Jacques Zoon (Geneva). She earned Bachelor and Master degrees in flute performance from the Paris and Geneva Conservatories. Natasha Foresi is a lucky recipient of numerous awards and scholarships: Karen Sharet scholarship, McPherson music society scholarship, British Columbia Fund scholarship just to name a few. Recently returned from Europe, Natasha Foresi is now an active freelance performer and teacher in Vancouver.

Jury of Russian Music Festival, Vancouver 2010 - Piano

Piano. Nikolai MaloffNikolay Maloff - Piano.

A winner of major piano competitions such as the Virginia Waring, Franz Liszt (Italy), Eckhardt-Gramatté and Canadian Music Competitions, Dr. Maloff has appeared to resounding acclaim as recitalist, chamber musician, and collaborative musician in Canada, the United States, Russia, Ukraine, Byelorussia, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Peru and Chile. He has also performed as guest soloist with orchestras such as the Burnaby Symphony Orchestra, Kelowna Mozart Festival Orchestra, the International Chamber Ensemble of Rome, and the Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra.
Nikolai Maloff studied with some of Canada’s finest teachers, including Jane Coop, Dale Reubart, Robert Rogers, Kum Sing Lee and Ronald Turini. He holds a Masters degree from the Moscow State Conservatory in Russia, where he studied with Gleb Axelrod, a second-generation disciple of Liszt, and a Doctoral degree from the University of British Columbia. In his capacity as a teacher, Dr. Maloff not only brings to his students the full breadth of his years of performance experience, but also the benefits of an intimate understanding of both Eastern and Western pedagogical traditions. Previously a faculty member at institutions such as the Peru State Conservatory of Music, San Agustin University, the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, and the Euromusic Piano School, Dr. Maloff now runs a successful private studio in Vancouver and teaches at the School of Music at UBC.

Jury of Russian Music Festival, Vancouver 2010 - Piano

Piano. Tatyana RibnitskaTatyana Ribnitska - Piano.

Tatyana Ribnitska has been a concert pianist and teacher for 36 years. She has a Masters degree of piano pedagogy. She did solo recitals and concerts with orchestras in most of eastern Europe. She was awarded the title of People’s Artist of Ukraine. Since establishing herself in Canada, she has become a renowned teacher and performer with many of her students winning local and national competitions.

She has taught at UNBC, and the Prince George Conservatory of Music and was principle keyboardist with the Prince George Symphony Orchestra for 15 years. Some of her recent students have performed with symphony orchestras at a young age. Her students progress faster than average because of a unique teaching philosophy which includes students performing piano duets, trios, concertos and chamber music. This improves a pianist’s ability to listen objectively to themselves and to other musicians.She has recently moved from Prince George and is now residing in Surrey, BC.


 

Jury of Russian Music Festival, Vancouver 2010 - Violin

Violin. Yuri ZaidenbergYuri Zaidenberg - Violin.

Since coming to Toronto,Canada in 1991, he is much in demand as a concert soloist, also performing in various chamber music groups and as a member of several orchestras. He was invited to perform in International Music Festivals of South America, USA and Germany and served there as a recitalist, concertmaster and professor of the faculty. Mr. Zaidenberg has completed his project to present the Canadian premiere of the complete works for violin and piano by Alfred Schnittke (Russia).
He was a founder, artistic director and performer of the "Russian Musical Heritage Series" concerts, representing variety of Russian classical and contemporary music. As well as enjoying active performing life Yuri Zaidenberg achieved great success as a violin and viola teacher.Many his students won top prizes and scholarships of the Festivals and Competitions and passed RCM exams getting high marks and Silver Medals.
Since moving to Richmond, B.C. in 2006, Yuri joined faculties of Langley and Richmond Music Schools.

www.yurizaidenberg.com





 

Jury of Russian Music Festival, Vancouver 2010 - Guitar

Guitar. Peter ZaenkerPeter Zaenker - Guitar.

Peter lived for 10 years in Germany, giving performances in Germany and France and participating in over 20 masterclasses with the “who’s who” of the guitar world, including Pepe Romero, Leo Brouwer, Manuel Barrueco, and David Russell. Past engagements include the “Concierto de Aranjuez” by Rodrigo with the West Coast Symphony, Castelnuovo string quintet with Pro Nova, Douglas college noon hour series, and Vivaldi “Concerto in D” with I Musici Sushi. He is also a past conductor of the “Druzhba” Russian folk choir and is a board member of the Vancouver Classic Guitar Society. He currently teaches privately and in the New Westminster school district, and performs on a resonant 2004 Bernhard Kresse Spruce top guitar, made in Cologne, Germany.



 

Jury of Russian Music Festival, Vancouver 2010 - Voice

Voice. Andrey AndreychikAndrey Andreychik - Voice.

In 1998 he participated in International youth singing competition in Ekaterinburg, Russia. The competition was held in Ekaterinburg conservatorium. He also won the third prize (the first prize wasn’t awarded). In 2004 Andrey Andreychik participated in 41 Francisco Vinas International singing contest in Barcelona, Spain. In summer 2005 he participated in three tour auditions of “Academy of La scala theatre” in Milan, Italy. He had a wonderful opportunity to sing on the stage of “La scala” theatre and to work with opera professionals. In 2006 Andrey Andreychik had a tour with choir “Capriccio” to Japan to perform on music festival in Shizuoka city. In February 2008 he won the third prize in All-Russia voice competition in Abakan, Russia. Upcoming Performances:“Louis Riel”- H. Somers ( Louis Riel) - University of British Columbia , 2010 “La Boheme”- G.Puccini (Marcello) - European Music Academy, Teplice, 2010“Don Giovanni” - W. A. Mozart (Don Giovanni) - European Music Academy, Teplice, 2010





 

Jury of Russian Music Festival, Vancouver 2009 - Piano

Piano. Boris KonovalovBoris Konovalov - Piano.

Education: 1979-1982 Doctorate of Musical Arts. 1979-1983 Postgraduate studies, Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Moscow, USSR (Under Prof. Vera Gornostaeva) 1969-1973 Specialized Musical School for Gifted Children

Adjudicator Experience:1999 Canadian Music Competition (in 9 Canadian cities)1999,2000 North Shore Festival, Vancouver, Canada

Piano Competitions: 1992 Second Prize, National Piano Competition, Israel 1977 First Prize, National Piano Competition, USSR 1967 First Prize, Competition for Young Pianists, Novosibirsk, USSR 1992 Second Prize, National Piano Competition, Israel

Adjudicator Experience: 1999 Canadian Music Competition (in 9 Canadian cities) 1999, 2000 North Shore Festival, Vancouver, Canada

Jury of Russian Music Festival, Vancouver 2009 - Violin/Viola

Violin - Robert RozekRobert Rozek - Violin.

Robert Rozek is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music where he studied the violin with Ivan Galamian and Dorothy Delay. He continued his studies at the Academia Chigiana of Siena, Italy. There he studied violin with Franco Gulli and conducting with Sergiu Celibidache. Later he studied the violin with Nathan Milstein in New York, London and Zurich, Switzerland.

Mr. Rozek's teaching career began in New York. He held positions at the Barlow School, Columbia University, the State University of New York, Hamilton College and Colgate University. In the 1990's until 2003 Mr. Rozek was professor of violin at the University of Miami School of Music. At this time he conducted the chamber orchestra, taught string pedagogy and headed the Summer String program in Europe.

Presently Rozek is the Head of the Violin Department at the Vancouver Music Academy in Canada. He is also a conducting teacher and conductor of the chamber orchestra.

Jury of Russian Music Festival, Vancouver 2009 - Piano

Piano. Marina NavrotskyMarina Navrotsky - Piano.

Marina Navrotski, originally from Russia, comes from a family of piano teachers. She began her music studies at the age of 5 and debuted as a soloist with the Crimea Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra at 10.

She pursued her love for piano at the Gnessin Musical and Pedagogical Academy in Moscow under the guidance of professor Evgeny Liberman.

After graduating with a Masters degree in Pedagogy and Piano Performance, she has been passing her devotion to music to her students, continuing the pedagogical tradition established in the middle of the 20th century by the legendary teacher and pianist Heinrich Neuhaus.

Marina's teaching career began in Moscow and continued in musical colleges in Russia and Ukraine, as well as in South Korea where she served as a quest professor of music.

Jury of Russian Music Festival, Vancouver 2009 – Voice

Piano. Victor and Tatiana ShevtsovyBoris Poludo – Voice

Boris Poludo studied voice with professor Nina Meshko at Russian Music Academy in the name of Gnessin in Moscow and Italian soprano Maria Pellegrini of Ottawa Opera Lyra company

Mr.Poludo took part in several Ottawa Opera Lyra productions such as Donizetti Lucia di Lammermoor and L'elisir d'amore, Verdi Traviatta, Puccini Tosca and others.

Boris Poludo also has been a substantial addition to Moscow State Chorus in the name of Pyatnitsky as well as Drezden Academic song and dance military ensemble.

Since coming to Canada, Boris has been performing in many concerts and recitals around Canada and USA

Jury of Russian Music Festival, Vancouver 2009 - Clarinet-Saxophone

Piano. Victor and Tatiana ShevtsovySergei Silin Clarinet-Saxophone www.siliny.com

He started his music career and education in Estonia.

There Sergei Silin majored in Classical Saxophone under the guidance of Alexander Rjabov, renown Estonian musician.
After moving to Canada Sergei Silin started studying at Capilano University with Stan Karp where hi completed the Jazz Music Program in 2007.

Russian Music Vestival-Vancouver 2008 - Piano

Jury Head JudgeEugene Skovorodnikov - Piano.Web site: www.encoreconcerts.org

Eugene Skovorodnikov took his post-graduate course at the St. Petersburg Conservatory (Russia) where he remained teaching until 1990 when he left the country. In 2006 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Musical Arts by Kharkov State University of Arts, Ukraine, for his achievements in performance and teaching. Since 1991, Eugene Skovorodnikov has been teaching at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada. He is a prize winner of Nikolai Lisenko National Piano Competition (Ukraine).

Eugene Skovorodnikov is the President and Artistic Director of “Music Encore Concert Society”, which presents concert seasons of solo recitals and chamber music performances in Vancouver, Canada.

Piano. Victor and Tatiana ShevtsovyVictor Shevtsov & Tanya Shevtsov - Piano.Web site: www.youngstars.ca

Victor and Tanya Shevtsov were born in Russia. They studied music in Moscow and graduated with Doctor's degrees in Piano Performance and Teaching.

Mrs. and Mr. Shevtsov taught piano in Music Schools in Moscow, Musical-Pedagogical Institute in Rostov and later in the Academy of Music in the University of Tel-Aviv (Israel). They were also active as a Piano Duo Performers giving concerts in Russia, Israel, Switzerland and other countries.

After coming to Canada Mrs. and Mr. Shevtsov run their private Piano Studio in Richmond B.C.

Victor's and Tanya's outstanding professional skills and commitment are an earnest of the success of their students, who are doing extremely well in all kinds of festivals, competitions and RCM exams.

Jury of Russian Music Festival, Vancouver 2008 - Piano

Piano. Marina VinnitskyMarina Vinnitsky - Piano.

Marina Vinnitsky was born in Kiev, Ukraine.She began studying piano at the age of 5.She graduated with honours from Kiev State College of Music. She continued her education and received her Masters Degree in Teaching and Performance from the Ukrainian National Tchaikovsky Academy of Music.

Since coming to Canada in 1989, she has been performing in many concerts and recitals around Vancouver as pianist, accompanist and chamber musician on stages like Vancouver Playhouse, Christ Church Cathedral, Tom Lee Music Hall and Centre.

Currently Marina is an active teacher of piano in Vancouver.



 

Jury of Russian Music Festival, Vancouver 2008 - Violin/Viola

Violin, Viola - Yuri ZaidenbergYuri Zaidenberg - Violin.Web site: www.yurizaidenberg.com

Yuri Zaidenberg, born in Kiev, Ukraine, began playing violin at the age of seven. After post-graduate studies at the Moscow Conservatory with professor Valery Klimov, a disciple of David Oistrakh, he appeared in many concerts and on radio and television throughout the former Soviet Union.

Since coming to Toronto, Canada in 1991, he is much in demand as a concert soloist, also performing in various chamber music groups and as a member of several orchestras.

This year Yuri will join the faculty of prestigious Interharmony International Music Festival in Germany and welcomes string players to his class (www.interharmony.com/hiimf/faculty).

Mr. Zaidenberg presented the Canadian premiere of the complete works for violin and piano by the contemporary Russian composer Alfred Schnittke. He was a founder, artistic director and performer of the "Russian Musical Heritage Series" concerts, representing a variety of Russian classical and contemporary music.

His students participate in different music festivals and competitions in Canada and have won more than 140 awards and scholarships.

Music Teachers of Participation of RMF
Great Vancouver (Canada)
Vancouver: Piano
Rada Bukhman (604)760-7212 reminor123@gmail.com
Irina Jilina              (604)-613-3070    irinajilina@gmail.com
Karlena Nygaard                (604) 722 8043     karlena@shaw.ca
Svetlana Krivaiya               (604) 267-1772      composer37@hotmail.com
Donna Symons                  (604) 807 9716      raul.velasco@shaw.ca
Alina Raskin                      (604) 431-8134     a_raskin@shaw.ca  www.alinaraskinmusic.ca
Tatiana Tyuleneva             (604) 361-0867      ttlnv@yahoo.com
Marine Vinnitsky‎                (604)430-2067       vinn22@shaw.ca
Violin
Kristl  Armsrong               (604)266-2401     kristlaa@hotmail.com
Alina Raskin                       (604) 431-8134     a_raskin@shaw.ca  www.alinaraskinmusic.ca
Alla Shmaenok                   (604) 628-8233     violin@dikman.net
Elvira Voskanyan              (604) 773-6197      pstrazh@shaw.ca
Voice
Marina Osmolovskaya       (604) 801-6555       psorokin@shaw.ca
Alina Raskin                       (604) 431-8134     a_raskin@shaw.ca  www.alinaraskinmusic.ca
Nikolai Kolesnikov             (604) 215-1213       rainikkol@telus.net
Olga Kholina                         (604)438-9164       olga_kholina@yahoo.com
North Vancouver: Piano
Pier-Andree Joyal              (604)987-6563       pierandree@studiojoyal.ca
Galina Martyniouk             (604) 983-7026      mgalina7@hotmail.com
Natalya Mykhaylova          (604) 904-3404      natasha@natashastudios.com
Alexander Pechenyuk‎       (604) 904-2010      pechal@telus.net (composer, theory)
Diane  Sanford                         (604) 921-7204    redhedgehheg_ds@hotmail.com
Luda Tkatchenko                (604) 988-7574     Luda_music@hotmail.com
Richmond: Piano
Olga Ioutskevitch (604)275-5699        olgai@shaw.ca
Victoria Moiseyeva            (604)271-3009       victoria_music@telus.net
Marina Navrotsky               (604)304-0934     piano.rmd@gmail.com
Tanya Shevtsova               (604) 241-7534        tatianashevtsova@shaw.ca
Victor Shevtsov                  (604) 241-7534       vonbreuss@shaw.ca
Eugene Skovorodnikov     (604) 241-2934        eskov@shaw.ca  www.encoreconcerts.org
Victoria Smus                     (604) 241-9543       vsmus@shaw.ca  www.victoriasmus.com
Emilia Vorobeichikova‎        (604) 275-0152       vlad_2437@shaw.ca
Violin
Larisa Lebeda                  (778) 688-7462         lebedamusic@shaw.ca
Yuri Zaidenberg (604) 272-7304          yuzai360@yahoo.com  www.yurizaidenberg.com
Flute
Natasha  Foresi                (604) 241-7534  natasha@natashaforesiflute.ca  www.natashaforesiflute.ca
Classical Guitar
Galina Jitlina                   (604) 241-3964         gjitlina@telus.net
Burnaby: Piano
Irina Faletski                    (604) 436-5238        faletski@shaw.ca
Donna  Fishwick                   (604) 431-6700      donnafishwick@yahoo.com
Dina Kholina                     (604) 434-8686        dina_kholina@yahoo.com
Karine Bruncau‎                (604) 268-4296        karineangella@hotmail.com
Tetyana  Savchyshyn        (604) 874-5110       ta.sav@shaw.ca
Larissa Divakova               (604) 436-0577       divakova@gmail.com
Voice
Alex  Deyneko                    (778) 322-4531             adeyneko@yahoo.com
Olga Kholina                       (604) 438-9164         olga_kholina@yahoo.com
Larissa Divakova                (604) 436-0577          divakova@gmail.com
Clarinet- Saxophone
Sergei - Silin                  (778) 231-4955        sergei@siliny.com
Robert Jordan                     (604) 2619380         rcjordan@shaw.ca
Coquitlam: Piano
Irina Jilina                           (604) 613-3070          irinajilina@gmail.com
Natalia Gaisenok‎                (604) 767-0949         dominanta_music@yahoo.ca
Dimitri Kubyshkin               (604) 464-5852         kubynya@yahoo.ca  www.dmpiano.com
Irena Marakhova                 (604) 941-0401         marakhov@telus.net
Voice
Lucy Visotsky                   (778) 987-6691 lucyvysotsky@yahoo.com
Violin
Elena Ilina                              (604)944-0591            elena@violinschool.ca
New Westminster: Piano
Irina Raikova                     (604) 628-5431          iraraikova@gmail.com
Classical Guitar
Rimma Kolesnikova          (604)519-0284           rimmaKolesnikova@gmail.com
Surrey: Piano
Nataliya Zadnipryana         (604) 585-7074            nata_piano@hotmail.com
Assia Angelova                  (604) 594-6255             assiaan@yahoo.com
Abbotsford: Clarinet - Saxophone‎
Alexander Maier                   (604) 850-2471             amaier1@shaw.ca
Violin
Heilwing von Konigslow     (604)857-9675           heilwing@shaw.ca