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April 17 @ 3:00 PM| Free
Students from the International Music Academy in Liechtenstein, including violinist Tetiana Lutsyk, cellist Alfredo Ferre and pianist Alexander Gadjiev, present a special concert in collaboration with Shenandoah Conservatory. Performance highlights include selections from Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio No. 2 in C Minor, op. 66, Beethoven’s Piano Trio in E-flat Major, op. 70 No. 2 and more.
MEET THE ARTISTS
Tetiana Lutsyk was born in Kolomyya (Ukraine) in 1994, and received her first violin lessons at the age of six. From 2006 to 2008, she was taught by professor Sergey Evdokimov at the specialist music boarding school in Charkiw, and from 2008 to 2012 she was taught by professor Mariya Futorska at the Solomiya Krushelnytska specialist music boarding school in Lviv. She is currently studying with professor Leonid Sorokow at the Academy of Music in Zagreb.
She has attended several masterclasses with Dora Schwarzberg, Maria Milstein, Boris Brovtsyn, Sven Arne Tepl and Kees Koelmans, amongst others, and also with members of the Cuarteto Casals, the Alban Berg Quartet and the Juilliard String Quartet. She also gained further musical input from a masterclass with professor Oleh Krysa, who teaches at the Eastman School of Music Conservatory in Rochester, New York. Tetiana Lutsyk receives a scholarship from the International Academy of Music in Liechtenstein, and participates in the intensive music weeks held there.
The young musician has already won several prizes at national and international competitions, including the first prize at the international Young Virtuoso competition in Croatia in 2013, the third prize at the international Francesco Geminiani competition in Italy in 2014, first prize at the international Bistricki zvukolik competition in Croatia in 2015, and the third prize at the Luigi Zanuccoli international violin competition in Italy in 2016.
Lutsyk has performed as a soloist with the chamber orchestra of the Solomiya Krushelnytska specialist music boarding school in Belgium, France, Poland and at home in Ukraine. In 2012, she performed Alexander Glasunov’s violin concerto with the Lviv Philharmonic Orchestra. During the first year of her studies, she gave a very accomplished performance of Jean Sibelius’ violin concerto with the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, which led to her being given a part-time job with the orchestra shortly afterwards. She is currently a member of the ENSEMBLE ESPERANZA, which is made up of scholarship holders from the International Academy of Music in Liechtenstein, and will be performing at the FESTIVAL NEXT GENERATION in Bad Ragaz. She also plays in various chamber music ensembles, with which she regularly takes part in concerts and competitions.
Tetiana Lutsyk has received scholarships from Jeunesses Musicales Deutschland and from the International Summer Academy of the mdw – the University of Music and the Performing Arts Vienna.
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His creativity, the seriousness and respect with which he faces each work and his great musical intuition, make Alfredo Ferre an exceptional figure among the most outstanding current young musicians.
Winner of the first prize and four special prizes in the Antonio Janigro International Competition in Zagreb in 2016, Alfredo Ferre has performed as a soloist in some of the most important venues on the international scene, such as the Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid, National Auditorium V. Lisinski in Zagreb, KKL in Luzerna, St.Petersburg Shostakovich Hall, National Auditorium in Dominican Republic, or ADDA in Alicante, with orchestras such as the Zagreb Soloists, Orquesta Filarmónica de Málaga, Croatian Radio and Television Symphonic Orchestra, Lüneburg Bachorkester, Orquesta de la Escuela Reina Sofia, etc., under conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Juanjo Mena, Gordan Nikolic, Pablo Gonzalez or Günter Pichler.
He has participated in festivals such as Kronberg in Germany, Gstaad Menuhin Festival, Santander Meeting, or the prestigious Verbier festival, where in 2017 he received the Jean-Nicholas Firmenich prize. He receives a scholarship from the International Academy of Music in Liechtenstein and participate regularly in the activities offered by the academy.
A passionate about chamber music, he has a duo with Canadian pianist Alice Burla, and has collaborated with artists such as Mischa Maisky, Claudio Martínez-Mehner, Sol Gabetta, Ettore Causa, Ivan Monighetti and more.
Born in Elda (Spain), he began his studies with Francisco Pastor and Rafael Jeziersky; later he moved to Madrid to study at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía with Natalia Shakhovskaya and Michal Dmochowsky, continuing his studies with Ivan Monighetti and Sol Gabetta. He currently studies in the class of Claudio Martinez-Mehner and Anton Kernjak.
Besides his career as a performer, Ferre tries to capture his own ideas with composition, improvisation and electronic music production. With the aim of express himself with as many different sounds as possible, he dedicates part of his time self-learning another instruments.
Ferre plays a David Tecchler cello made in Rome, 1702.
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Musical exposure and Central European culture: Alexander Gadjiev owes the first to his family, with both parents being piano teachers and musicians, and the second to Gorizia — his city of origin — a natural crossroads of peoples, cultures and languages. These factors have both had a determining influence on his natural ability to absorb, process and rework, to his own taste, different musical styles and languages. Tutored by his father, a well-known Russian teacher, Alexander played for the first time with an orchestra at the age of nine, and held his first solo recital aged ten. He was awarded his diploma at the age of seventeen, with the highest marks and honours. This allowed him to participate in the Premio Venezia – a competition reserved for the best young talent in Italy – and win the 30th edition of the award. The numerous recitals of the Premio Venezia allowed him to perform throughout Italy and abroad (London, Paris, Madrid, Dublin).
December 2015 marked a turning point in his international career. At the ninth Hamamatsu International Piano Competition – one of the ten most prestigious piano competitions in the world – the jury, which included Martha Argerich, Akiko Ebi and Sergey Babayan, among others, awarded him first prize. His performances enchanted Hamamatsu, and he also won the audience prize. Since then, Gadjiev has been regularly invited to perform in Japan and at major piano festivals, including the Verbier Festival, the MiTo Festival in Turin, the Chopin Festival in Duszniki, the ClaviCologne International Piano Festival in Düsseldorf, Piano Festival Rafael Orozco in Cordoba, the Ljubljana Festival, Bologna Festival, Settimane Musicali for the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, the Festival Animato de Paris, Ravenna Musica, and the Kammermusik Salzburg Festival.
In October 2018, he is reaffirmed at international level with his victory at the 2018 Monte-Carlo World Piano Masters Competition, an elite showcase reserved only for pianists who have already won other prizes, held every three years in the famous Salle Garnier in Monte Carlo. The jury, chaired by Phillippe Entremont, awarded him the Prix Prince Rainier III, and with it numerous concerts in France and Europe. Alexander has played in some of the most important opera houses and concert halls (Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Teatro Regio in Turin, Teatro Alighieri in Ravenna, Kioi Hall and Bunka Kaikan in Tokyo, Kitara Concert Hall in Sapporo, Hyogo Performing Arts Center in Osaka, Salle Cortot in Paris, the Moscow Conservatory, and then in Salt Lake City, Istanbul, Barcelona, Rome, Milan, etc.) and with internationally famous orchestras such as Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, Orchestra Sinfonica del Teatro della Fenice, I Virtuosi Italiani, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, the Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, the Kyoto Symphony Orchestra, the Prague Symphony Orchestra, the Pomeranian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, and the Mitteleuropa Orchestra. He has also worked with some of the most famous conductors on an international level: Yuri Temirkanov, Marek Pijarowski, Ken Takaseki, Anton Nanut, Tatuya Shimono, Tomomi Nishimoto, Christopher Franklin, Marco Guidarini, Olivier Ochanin, En Shao, Ulrich Windfuhr, Giedre Šlekyte, Gianluca Martinenghi, and Tiziano Severini. He has recorded for Suonare News, ALM Records Japan, while his concerts have been broadcast by Rai Radio3, Rai3, Radio Vaticana, Radio Classica, ORF, RTV Slovenija and Radio Koper. His next CD, Literary Fantasies, will be released in September by the label ACOUSENCE RECORDS and will contain works of Schumann and Liszt. He is currently studying with Pavel Gililov at Mozarteum Salzburg and participating in prestigious masterclasses such as the Eppan Piano Academy and Verbier Piano Academy, both limited to a very small number of selected pianists from around the world.
Visit www.alexandergadjiev.com to learn more.