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Pavel Vernikov

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[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Pavel Vernikov, a student of David Oistrach and S. Snitkowsky, gained a reputation as virtuoso violinist more than twenty years ago. Among other prizes he won the International ARD Violin Competition in Munich and the Grand Prix at the International Violin Competition “Vittorio Gui” in Florence. He has appeared at such prestigious venues as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center in New York, Wigmore Hall in London, La Salle Gaveau in Paris, La Scala in Milan and Santa Cecilia in Rome.

For the last 30 years he has been a member of the Tchaikovsky Trio. His artistic partners have included Sviatoslav Richter, James Galway, Alain Meunier, Patrick Gallois, Maria Tipo, Natalia Gutman, Oleg Kagan, Yuri Bashmet, Elisso Virsaladze, Christian Zimmermann and Anthony Pay. He inaugurated the Russian Academy of Higher Learning in Portogruaro and was the Artistic Director of the Gubbio Music Festival, the Dubrovnik Chamber Music Festival and the Eilat Chamber Music Festival.

He teaches and gives master classes around the world, in Italy, France, Finland, Spain (Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofia Madrid), Israel (Rubin Academy), Germany (Kronberg Academy), etc. and has been invited to be a member of the jury at international competitions (Szigeti, Kreisler, Gui, ARD-Competition in Munich, Sendai (Japan), Budapest, Sarasate, Wieniawski, etc.).

Pavel Vernikov has recorded for RCA, Ondine and Dynamic.
He was Professor at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique de Lyon. At present he’s Professor at the famous Konservatorium Wien University and at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne (Site de Sion).[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=“1/3″ rt_wrp_col_paddings=“false“ rt_border_top=““ rt_border_bottom=““ rt_border_left=““ rt_border_right=““ rt_border_top_mobile=““ rt_border_bottom_mobile=““ rt_border_left_mobile=““ rt_border_right_mobile=““ rt_bg_image_repeat=“repeat“ rt_bg_size=“auto auto“ rt_bg_position=“right top“ rt_bg_attachment=“scroll“][vc_single_image image=“967″ img_size=“full“][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row rt_row_background_width=“default“ rt_row_style=“default-style“ rt_row_borders=““ rt_row_paddings=“true“ rt_bg_effect=“classic“ rt_bg_image_repeat=“repeat“ rt_bg_size=“cover“ rt_bg_position=“right top“ rt_bg_attachment=“scroll“ rt_bg_video_format=“self-hosted“][vc_column width=“2/3″ rt_wrp_col_paddings=“false“ rt_border_top=““ rt_border_bottom=““ rt_border_left=““ rt_border_right=““ rt_border_top_mobile=““ rt_border_bottom_mobile=““ rt_border_left_mobile=““ rt_border_right_mobile=““ rt_bg_image_repeat=“repeat“ rt_bg_size=“auto auto“ rt_bg_position=“right top“ rt_bg_attachment=“scroll“][vc_column_text]

Maria Solozobova

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[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]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.

Maria Solozobova’s numerous concert tours have taken her to Taiwan, Japan, South Africa, Argentina, the USA, Norway, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Spain, Cyprus, Turkey, Slovenia, Romania and Russia. She has performed with many leading orchestras including the Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra, Baden-Baden Philharmonic Orchestra, Wuerttembergische Philharmonie, Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, Basel Symphony Orchestra, Lucerne Festival Strings, Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Camerata Zurich, Zurich Symphony Orchestra, Geneva Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Ljubljana Philharmonic Orchestra, Romanian Philharmonic Orchestra, Moscow philharmonic orchestra, Moscow chamber orchestra, and the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow.

Maria Solozobova was born in Moscow and now lives in Switzerland. Her exceptional musical talent was evident even as a child and at the age of ten she won first prize in Russia’s most prestigious national music competition. After attending Moscow’s Gnessin School of Music for gifted children, she continued her studies at the famous Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow (concert diploma degree with honours) and with Professor Zakhar Bron at Zurich University of Music and Drama. She completed her studies with Professor Raphael Oleg at the Basel Music Academy (soloist diploma degree with honours).

Solozobova was appointed leader of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande even before completing her studies. She has won several prestigious international music competitions, for instance the Johannes Brahms Competition in Austria (first prize and special audience price 2000), the W. A. Mozart Competition in Zurich (first prize 2005), the Tibor Varga Competition (2009) and the Rodolfo Lipizer Prize.

In 2007 her debut CD, on the Antes label (Bella Musica Edition) with works by Peter Tchaikovsky and Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst, was enthusiastically received by the international press. This was followed in 2011 by a recording of selected works by Joseph Haydn, Johann Sebastian Bach and Antonio Vivaldi. „Her modern style will certainly appeal to future generations too,“ observed the Neue Zürcher Zeitung. 2013 sees the release of „Paganini“, Solozobova’s new Bella Musica CD, on which she plays Niccolò Paganini’s Violin Concerto No. 1 and the „Nel cor piu non mi sento“ variations for solo violin with the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra.

In 2016 Maria Solozobova discovered the Romantic violin concertos of Paul Juon and Hans Huber, performing them for the first time with the Collegium Musicum Basel under the direction of Kevin Griffiths and recorded them on CD for Sony Classical (2017)

In 2009 Maria Solozobova founded as artistic director the «Classical Highlights» Zurich, an annual international series of four concerts in distinguished concert halls in Switzerland. As part of a broader program encompassing artists and writers, this offers a dynamic meeting point for outstanding orchestras and the most distinguished young soloists and conductors from Russia, Germany and Switzerland.

Maria Solozobova’s playing is an enthralling combination of virtuosic power, creative spontaneity, beautiful tonal warmth, elegance and musical insight. Her repertoire covers the whole spectrum from baroque works through classical and romantic music to contemporary compositions. Next season she will be performing in several European countries and South Africa. Maria Solozobova plays an Italian violin by Nicolo Gagliano (1728). Solozobova has taught at the University of Music Lausanne since 2015.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=“1/3″ rt_wrp_col_paddings=“false“ rt_border_top=““ rt_border_bottom=““ rt_border_left=““ rt_border_right=““ rt_border_top_mobile=““ rt_border_bottom_mobile=““ rt_border_left_mobile=““ rt_border_right_mobile=““ rt_bg_image_repeat=“repeat“ rt_bg_size=“auto auto“ rt_bg_position=“right top“ rt_bg_attachment=“scroll“][vc_single_image image=“970″ img_size=“full“][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row rt_row_background_width=“default“ rt_row_style=“default-style“ rt_row_borders=““ rt_row_paddings=“true“ rt_bg_effect=“classic“ rt_bg_image_repeat=“repeat“ rt_bg_size=“cover“ rt_bg_position=“right top“ rt_bg_attachment=“scroll“ rt_bg_video_format=“self-hosted“][vc_column width=“2/3″ rt_wrp_col_paddings=“false“ rt_border_top=““ rt_border_bottom=““ rt_border_left=““ rt_border_right=““ rt_border_top_mobile=““ rt_border_bottom_mobile=““ rt_border_left_mobile=““ rt_border_right_mobile=““ rt_bg_image_repeat=“repeat“ rt_bg_size=“auto auto“ rt_bg_position=“right top“ rt_bg_attachment=“scroll“][vc_column_text]

Konstantin Lifschitz

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[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]“To say that Mr. Lifschitz made his playing look easy would not be quite accurate. What he offered was a performance of such poetry that the question of whether executing it was difficult hardly came to mind.” (New York Times)

“Lifschitz maximised the instrument’s potential for colour and tonal variety…the gentle, unshowy authority of his stage manner, that he was most persuasive, emphasising the work’s qualities as living music as opposed to historic monument.” (The Guardian)

 “This was due to Lifschitz’s sovereign technique. Variations of touch, tone and pedalling were not only sensitive, with bell-like upper lines and beautifully weighted chordal sonorities, but almost invariably functional, highlighting structural change. It was the most magical moment in a deeply satisfying evening.” (The Independent)

Konstantin Lifschitz has established a worldwide reputation for performing extraordinary feats of endurance with honesty and persuasive beauty. He is giving recitals and playing concertos in the world’s leading concert halls and orchestras, besides being an active recording artist. His performance was praised as “the most magical moment“ and “deeply satisfying” by The Independent, and “naturally expressive and gripping” by the New York Times

Born in Kharkov, Ukraine in 1976, at the age of five, Konstantin Lifschitz was enrolled in the Gnessin Special School of Music in Moscow as a student of Tatiana Zelikman. After graduating he continued his studies in Russia, England and Italy where his teachers included Alfred Brendel, Leon Fleisher, Theodor Gutmann, Hamish Milne, Charles Rosen, Karl-Ulrich Schnabel, Vladimir Tropp, Fou T’song and Rosalyn Tureck.

As a soloist Konstantin Lifschitz has collaborated with leading conductors such as Mstislav Rostropovich, Vladimir Spivakov, Yury Temirkanov, Sir Neville Marriner, Bernard Haitink, Sir Roger Norrington, Fabio Luisi, Marek Janowski, Eliahu Inbal, Mikhail Jurowsky, Andrey Boreyko, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Alexander Rudin and Christopher Hogwood.

As a passionate chamber musician, Konstantin Lifschitz has collaborated with such artists as Gidon Kremer, Maxim Vengerov, Vadim Repin, Misha Maisky, Mstislav Rostropovich, Natalia Gutman, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Lynn Harrell, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Daishin Kashimoto, Leila Josefowicz, Carolin Widmann, Jörg Widmann, Sol Gabetta, Eugene Ugorski and Alexander Rudin.

Recently, Konstantin Lifschitz appears frequently as a conductor with such ensembles and orchestras as Moscow Virtuosi, Century Orchestra Osaka, Solisti di Napoli Naples, Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra Wernigerode, St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra Vilnius, Musica Viva Moscow, Lux Aeterna and Gabreli Choir Budapest, Dalarna Sinfonietta Falun and Chamber Orchestra Arpeggione Hohenems. Leading from the piano, he released all of Bach’s seven keyboard concertos with the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra.

Konstantin Lifschitz is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music in London and has been appointed a professor of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts since 2008.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=“1/3″ rt_wrp_col_paddings=“false“ rt_border_top=““ rt_border_bottom=““ rt_border_left=““ rt_border_right=““ rt_border_top_mobile=““ rt_border_bottom_mobile=““ rt_border_left_mobile=““ rt_border_right_mobile=““ rt_bg_image_repeat=“repeat“ rt_bg_size=“auto auto“ rt_bg_position=“right top“ rt_bg_attachment=“scroll“][vc_single_image image=“968″ img_size=“full“][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row rt_row_background_width=“default“ rt_row_style=“default-style“ rt_row_borders=““ rt_row_paddings=“true“ rt_bg_effect=“classic“ rt_bg_image_repeat=“repeat“ rt_bg_size=“cover“ rt_bg_position=“right top“ rt_bg_attachment=“scroll“ rt_bg_video_format=“self-hosted“][vc_column width=“2/3″ rt_wrp_col_paddings=“false“ rt_border_top=““ rt_border_bottom=““ rt_border_left=““ rt_border_right=““ rt_border_top_mobile=““ rt_border_bottom_mobile=““ rt_border_left_mobile=““ rt_border_right_mobile=““ rt_bg_image_repeat=“repeat“ rt_bg_size=“auto auto“ rt_bg_position=“right top“ rt_bg_attachment=“scroll“][vc_column_text]

Cristina Marton-Argerich

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[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]„Cristina Marton is a magnificent pianist“ Martha Argerich

Born in Romania, pianist Cristina Marton-Argerich has won numerous important prizes at international competitions such as the Arthur Schnabel Competition in Berlin 1994 , Geza Anda Competition in Zürich 1994, Clara Schumann Competition in Düsseldorf 1997, Mozart Competition in Salzburg 1999  and the First „Martha Argerich“ International Piano Competition in Buenos Aires 1999, the First Prize in the Murray Dranoff Two Piano Competition in Miami, USA  and the First Prize in the Chamber Music Competition in Caltanisseta 1999 with her piano duo partner, Aglaia Bätzner.

During the past seasons Cristina Marton-Argerich was invited to several of the most renowned music centers worldwide such the Berliner Philharmonie, Warsaw National Philharmonic Hall, Auditorio Nacional de Madrid, Opernhaus Zürich, Herkulessaal München, Taipei National Hall, Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires, Mozarteum Salzburg, Atheneum Bucharest, Hong Kong City Hall, BAM Theater New York, Playhouse Theater Edinburgh, Frankfurt Alte Oper.

Cristina Marton-Argerich has appeared as soloist with orchestras including Orchestre della Svizzera-Italiana, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Orchester der Oper Zürich, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Argentina, Würtembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn, Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia, Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg, Polish Chamber Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Museumsorchester Frankfurt conducted by distinguished conductors such as Sandor Vegh, James Judd, Dennis Russel Davies, Jörg Faerber, Christoph Poppen, Alexandre Rabinovich.

She performs since many years in piano duo with Martha Argerich at international festivals in South America, Asia and Europe. The piano duo Martha Argerich & Cristina Marton recorded two live performances at the Progetto Martha Argerich in Lugano (2009 and 2011) for EMI Classics  and one performance for Warner Classics (2013).

Cristina Marton studied in Berlin with Prof. Georg Sava. She also received lessons from Christian Zacharias, Leon Fleischer, Martha Argerich, Dmitri Baskirov, Stephen Kovacevich, Fou Ts’ong, Andras Schiff, Radu Lupu and Alfred Brendel.

Very active as a pedagogue, Cristina Marton-Argerich teaches since 2009  at the Jugendmusikschule Singen and  since 2014 at the Leopold Mozart Center of the University of Augsburg, She gives masterclasses in Romania, Belgium and Argentina and is invited as jury member at national and international piano competitions.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=“1/3″ rt_wrp_col_paddings=“false“ rt_border_top=““ rt_border_bottom=““ rt_border_left=““ rt_border_right=““ rt_border_top_mobile=““ rt_border_bottom_mobile=““ rt_border_left_mobile=““ rt_border_right_mobile=““ rt_bg_image_repeat=“repeat“ rt_bg_size=“auto auto“ rt_bg_position=“right top“ rt_bg_attachment=“scroll“][vc_single_image image=“969″ img_size=“full“][/vc_column][/vc_row]