Dilbağ Tokay (Istanbul, Turkey)

Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul State Conservatory

 

Dilbağ Tokay started studying the cello at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University İstanbul State Conservatory with Reşit Erzin, and received her DMA from the same Conservatory.

She has worked with prominent cellists such as M. Khomitzer, N. Ullner, F. Berthold, A. Rudin and has given numerous recitals, chamber and orchestral concerts in Serbia, Sweden, Austria, Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Pakistan, Syria, India and Brazil.

Additionally, she has given masterclasses and was a jury member in Turkey, Bulgaria and Italy.

With Emine Serdaroğlu, as CelloPianoDuo, she has received superb international feedback after performances at prestigious concert halls and festivals. Their “Turkish Music for Cello and Piano” CD is released by NAXOS and was awarded 2016 “Recording of the Year Award” at the prestigious Donizetti Classical Music Awards.

For her instrumental teaching rôle at MSFAU Istanbul State Conservatory Tokay has been awarded numerous prizes in Italy, Bulgaria, Greece, Croatia for excellence from international competition bodies.

Alexey Lyudevig (St. Petersburg, Russia)

St. Petersburg Conservatory and Music College of St. Petersburg

 

ALEXEY LUDEVIG was born in Leningrad. He played the viola from his father – viola player Alexei Lyudewig Sr., from Yuri Bashmet and Dmitry Shebalin. He also studied conducting with Maris Jansons.

Aleksey Lyudevig gave concerts in many countries around the world. As a soloist, he performed with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, the St. Petersburg Camerata Orchestra, the Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra, the Berlin Radio Orchestra and many other groups. Played with such famous musicians as Arnold Katz, Saulius Sondeckis, Michaela Martin, Liana Isakadze, Arto Noras, Marty Rousi, Alexander Rudin, Pascal Moragez, Sergey Stadler …

Took part in many music festivals in Russia, Germany, France, Switzerland, America etc.

Together with Konstantin Orbelyan, Aleksey Lyudevig was the head and founder of the festival „Palaces of St. Petersburg“, also was the artistic director of the festival „New Silver Age.“

He worked as an accompanist for the altos of the Chamber Orchestra of Lausanne, Lyon Pera (at the invitation of Kent Nagano), Chamber Orchestra of Toulouse and in the «Academy St.Martin in the Fields“ in Londone.

V violist’s repertoire – works created over the past three centuries. Alexey Lyudewig is honored by the high-profile premiere performances of works by many Russian composers – Ouspensky, Slonimsky, Sapozhnikov and others, as well as the works of contemporary American and French authors, many of which were written specifically for him. Petersburg ”.

Upon his return to Russia, he teaches at the St. Petersburg Conservatory and the Music College of St. Petersburg, continuing to perform as a soloist and chamber music lnitel.

Played on viola, created by Antonio Mariani in 1661.

Alexander Danilenko (Saratov, Russia)

Saratov State Conservatory named after L.V. Sobinova

 

Laureate of national and international competitions, senior teacher of the department of orchestral wind and percussion instruments Saratov State Conservatory named after LV. Sobinova. Graduated from musical academy at the Saratov State Conservatory on trumpet class Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, Professor A.D. Peasant.

Received vocational education at the Saratov Conservatory (pipe, class of the Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, Professor AD Selyanin), then in the creative performing postgraduate study at the department orchestral wind and percussion instruments (class Honored Art of the Russian Federation, Professor AD Selyanin).

Alexander Danilenko conducts a rich concert activity with a wide geographical coverage. He performed in such cities as Moscow, St. Petersburg, Rostov-on-Don, Astrakhan, Kiev, Makhachkala, Derbent, Volgograd, Yekaterinburg, Nashville, Miami, Budapest, Prague, Seoul, etc.

Formation of Danilenko A.P. as a professional artist, he began in the Russian-American Youth Symphony Orchestra, which he performed in New York (Carnegie Hall), Nashville, Miami, Budapest, Prague, Moscow, St. Petersburg. For many years, Alexander Danilenko maintains creative ties with the philharmonic of several cities in Russia.

Danilenko A.P. acts as a trumpet soloist as part of the Brandt-Brass instrumental ensemble, which received recognition from the general public for the diversity and originality of the repertoire, the extraordinary ensemble coherence and charisma of young performers. The merit of the collective should also include the popularization of music by Saratov composers both in the city of Saratov and abroad. Actively promoting the spread of professional musical culture among TV viewers, the ensemble has repeatedly participated in innovative musical programs on Saratov television channels.

Scientific, research and journalistic work Danilenko A.P. specifically addressed to the problems of culture and arts as well as the competence approach as methodological basis for the improvement of professional education. A number of scientific articles have been published in the key of this subject.

In addition to performing and scientific activities, A.P. Danilenko successfully engaged in teaching work in the Saratov State conservatory. Students A.P. Danilenko repeatedly became diplomas and laureates of All-Russian competitions. Graduates A.P. Danilenko. work in brass and symphony orchestras of Saratov, Yaroslavl, Belgorod.

Olga Alakina (Saratov, Russia)

Saratov State Conservatory. L.V. Sobinova

 

ALAKINA OLGA ANATOLYEVNA – soprano. She graduated with honors from the Saratov State Conservatory. L.V. Sobinova in the class of Honored Artist of Russia, Professor, Belova Liliya Vladimirovna. In 2018 she graduated from the internship assistant.

Received a diploma of the first degree at the international competition „Sources and horizons of romanticism of the 19th-20th centuries“ in Moscow in 2011. Diploma at the All-Russian competition „Art-vokal“ in 2011 Volgograd. Diploma at 42 show-vocalists graduates of muses. Universities of Russia, St. Petersburg in 2014.

Grand Prix International Festival of Music of the Stars. V.Spivakova Saratov 2015g. Winner of the 1st Prize of the All-Russian Competition. ND Shpiller Moscow 2015. Winner of the 2nd Prize at the International Competition of Vocalists. Maksakova Astrakhan 2016 Winner of 1 prize at the International Competition. Shtokolova St. Petersburg 2018. Winner of the III All-Russian Music Competition, Moscow, 2018

Internship under the guidance of Silvana Bazzoni Bartoli and Chichilia Bartoli Zurich (Switzerland 2013, 2014)

Participant in the final gala concert of the festival. I. Menuhina Gstaad (Switzerland 2013)

Participant of the International Festival. V. Barsova and M. Maksakova Astrakhan. 2017

Fellow of the Government of the Russian Federation for young artists and art workers in 2016 and 2018 Fellow of the Governor of the Saratov region 2017

She collaborated with such conductors as Valery Khalilov, Dennis Fisher (USA), Yuri Kochnev, Alexey Khodorchenkov, and others.

From 2011 to the present day he has been working in the GAUK „Saratov Regional Philharmonic Society named after A. Schnittke“ in the capacity of Artist-Vocalist.

Since 2015 To this day, she has been working at the Saratov College of Arts in the capacity of a teacher. Since 2017 Today he works at the Saratov State Conservatory. L.V. Sobinova in the position – teacher.

Mariusz Pikulski (Poznań, Poland)

M. Karłowicz Secondary Music School in Poznań

 

MARIUSZ PIKULSKI started learning to play the trumpet at the age of 9. In 1990 he graduated in the class of prof. Roman Gryń at the Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz.

After graduating, he started working as soloist trumpeter at the T. Szeligowski Poznań Philharmonic Orchestra. Moreover, he cooperated with many opera, philharmonic and chamber orchestras in Poland.

An important area of ​​ the career of Mariusz Pikulski is chamber music. Since 1990, he has been member of the brass ensemble “Poznań Brass”, with whom he performs in Poland and abroad. Since 1998, he has been working as a trumpet teacher at the M. Karłowicz Secondary Music School in Poznań. Many times he conducted workshops for music school students and acted as a juror of competitions for brass instrument’s musicians.

He took part in numerous courses and music workshops conducted, among others by Pierre Thibaud, Gabriele Cassone, Richard Giangiulio, Wolfgang Bauer and others.

Sergej Rupreht (Maribor, Slovenia)

Singing school Orfeus

 

After studying music education, Sergej Rupreht decided to study singing at the Music Academy in Ljubljana, where he majored in the class of prof. Barbara Jernejčič Fürst.

Alongside his studies he additionally educated himself by attending seminars – in Slovenia and across Europe – that featured world renowned singing instructors (R. Miller, M. Keenze, M. Lipovšek, C. Spencer…).

He performed as Bastien in Mozart’s opera Bastien and Bastienna.

As a 26-year old he debuted in the first premier performance of the opera Poet and rebel in the SNG Maribor, which was composed by Tomaž Svete. He appeared as the lead guard.

He also worked with the RTV Slovenia orchestra and accepted the invitation of Jure Ivanušič to cooperate in the production of the documentary Who wants to be Mozart.

The public got to know him – along with wife Petra – as a contestant and finalist of the show Slovenia’s got Talent. As of late they are artistically introducing themselves under the name Petra and Sergej. They added to their classical repertoire by introducing a colorful palette of material from musicals and the crossover program.

Together with Petra they are currently successfully leading singing school Orfeus which is located in Bistrica castle in Slovenska Bistrica. As from themselves, they also demand hard work, dedication and love for singing from their students, which is visible also in the successes – live performances and appearances on many festivals across Europe.

 

Sergej Rupreht se je po študiju glasbene pedagogike odločil še za študij petja na Akademiji za glasbo v Ljubljani, kjer je diplomiral pri prof. Barbari Jernejčič Fürst.

Vzporedno s študijem se je  dodatno izobraževal na različnih seminarjih – tako v Sloveniji, kakor tudi drugod po Evropi – pri svetovno priznanih pevskih pedagogih (R. Miller, M. Keenze, M. Lipovšek, C. Spencer…).

Nastopil je v vlogi Bastien-a v Mozartovi operi Bastien in Bastienna.

Pri 26-ih je debitiral v praizvedbi opere Pesnik in upornik skladatelja Tomaža Sveteta v SNG Maribor v vlogi glavnega stražarja.

Sodeloval je tudi z orkestrom RTV Slovenija ter se odzval povabilu Jureta Ivanušiča za sodelovanje pri snemanju oddaje Lepo je biti Mozart.

Širša javnost ga je – skupaj z ženo Petro – spoznala kot finalista šova Slovenija ima  Talent. V zadnjem času se pevsko predstavljata pod imenom Petra in Sergej. Klasičnemu programu pa sta dodala še pester repertoar iz musicalov ter crossover programa.

Skupaj s Petro vodita uspešno šolo petja Orfeus na Bistriškem gradu v Slovenski Bistrici.

Kakor od sebe, zahtevata tudi od učencev trdo delo, predanost in ljubezen do petja, kar se kaže tudi na uspehih – tako na nastopih, kakor tudi festivalih širom po Evropi.

Andrea Stamenkovic (Belgrade, Serbia)

Russian Music School „S.V. Rachmaninov“, Master Blaster – the first school for pop and rock in Belgrade

 

ANDREA STAMENKOVIC has a master degree in pop-jazz singing.

Music has always been her passion wherefore, at the age of eight, she has started  playing the piano. She finished lower and high music school in Nis. Firmly decided to improve herself she started her stydies at  the University in Ukraine, the Lugansk National Institute „Taras Shevchenko“ where she graduated in 2014.

That same year she moved to Russia where she also attended MA studies at the POP-JAZZ section in Krasnodar.  Later, she started working at the lower Music School. In Russia, her students won many awards at international competitions, so she received awards in the field of pedagogy.

She participated in one of the biggest music festivals in Serbia- Nisville Jazz Festival in 2014/2015/2016.

In 2017. she has moved to Belgrade where she started working in the Russian Music School „S.V. Rachmaninov“ as a professor of singing. That same year she started working at Master Blaster – the first school for pop and rock in Belgrade, also in Kreatopolis Art studio,  and finally at the Russian elementary school „ValentiniaTereshkova“ where she teaches now.

Dorota Karaniewicz-Biedny (Poznan, Poland)

Secondary Music School named after M. Karlowicz

 

DOROTA KARANIEWICZ BIEDNY was born in 1967. After having graduated from the Academy of Music in Poznań in the class of prof. Jerzy Pelc, she further improved her skills under the guidance of prof. Maxance Larrieu. She also participated in master classes led by Johannes Walter, Peter-Lucas Graf, Elżbieta Dastych-Szwarc, Miriam Nastasi.

For many years her artistic activity has been related to the Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra. She participated in concerts conducted by outstanding conductors such as: Kurt Masur, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Jacek Kasprzyk, Stanisław Skrowaczewski, Andrzej Borejko. As a soloist, she performed in the premieres of works by contemporary Polish composers during the „Poznan Spring Festival”.

Since 1990, Dorota Karaniewicz-Biedny has been teaching in Primary Music School no. 1 named after H. Wieniawski and in Secondary Music School named after M. Karlowicz in Poznan.

As the head of wind instruments she organizes the “Wielkopolska Competition of Wind Instruments” annually. Her students are the laureates of Polish and international competitions, they continued their studies abroad and many of them work in the music schools or play in famous Polish orchestras.

Kseniia Kolomytseva (Voronezh, Russia)

Voronezh Special Music School (Сollege)

 

KSENIA KOLOMYTSEVA was born in 1990 in Voronezh. Learning to play the flute began at the age of 7 at the Children’s Art School No. 9 in the city of Voronezh. She then graduated from the Voronezh Special Music School (2001-2008) and the Voronezh State Academy of Arts (2008-2013), receiving both diplomas with honors and a scholarship of the President of the Russian Federation.

Ksenia is the winner of the All-Russian and international competitions, she periodically performs with the Symphony Orchestra of the Voronezh Concert Hall as a soloist and in the chamber concerts of the Voronezh Philharmonic as part of various ensembles.

Ksenia has been engaged in pedagogical activities since 2009 and has already achieved good results. Her students and students are gold medalists of the All-Russian Delphic Games, laureates and prize-winners of international competitions in Italy, Austria, Serbia, Slovakia, Ukraine, Russia, scholarship holders of various Charitable foundations and participants of International festivals and youth orchestras in Armenia, Hungary, Russia (Moscow, St. -Petersburg, Sochi …). Ksenia conducts master classes and regularly exchanges experience with Russian and foreign colleagues.
 
Since 2017, Ksenia Kolomytseva has been the executive director of the Association of Brass Bands and Performers on Wind and Percussion Instruments Voronezh Spiritual Society.

 

КОЛОМЫЦЕВА родилась в 1990 году в Воронеже. Обучение игре на флейте начала в 7 лет в Детской школе искусств №9 г.Воронежа.  Затем она  окончила Воронежскую специальную музыкальную школу (2001-2008) и Воронежскую Государственную Академию Искусств (2008-2013), получив оба диплома с отличием и стипендию Президента Российской Федерации.

Ксения является лауреатом всероссийского и международных конкурсов, она периодически выступает с симфоническим оркестром Воронежского концертного зала в качестве солиста и в камерных концертах Воронежской филармонии в составе различных ансамблей.

Педагогической деятельностью Ксения занимается с 2009 года и уже достигла хороших результатов. Ее ученики и студенты являются золотыми медалистами Всероссийских Дельфийских Игр, лауреатами и призерами Международных конкурсов в Италии, Австрии, Сербии, Словакии, Украине, России, стипендиатами различных Благотворительных фондов и участниками Международных фестивалей и юношеских оркестров в Армении, Венгрии, России (Москва, Санкт-Петербург, Сочи…). Ксения проводит мастер классы и регулярно обменивается опытом с российскими и зарубежными коллегами.
 
С 2017 года Ксения Коломыцева является исполнительным директором Ассоциации духовых оркестров и исполнителей на духовых и ударных инструментах „Воронежское духовое общество“.

Wang You Wei (Lishui, Zhejiang, China)

Li Shui University

 

WANG YOU WEI – professor of saxophone in Li Shui University, Zhe Jiang Province, China, well known performer, German Soloking endorsing artist, director of Li Shui Jean-Marie Londeix International Saxophone Institute.

He studied with Professor Margarita Shaposhnikova at Gnesins Conservatoire, Russia.

Mr. Wang was invited to be the jury of 8th and 9th International Saxophone Artist Festival in China, Young Artist Festival, 2nd Jin Bao International Saxophone Competition, 2016 China East International Saxophone Competition and 2017 Pushkinsax International Saxophone competition in Russia.2018 III International Competition for Performers on Wind and Percussion Instruments 《Northern Rhapsody》in Russia。

He also edited “Saxophone Scales and Techniques Exercise”, “Tribute to Mr. Adolphe Sax 200 Anniversary New Music Saxophone Solo”, published by Ukraine Music and Russian Contemporary Music Publisher.

Mr. Wang was awarded  “Honored Teacher” by The Chinese Ministry of Education and Culture in 2015.

Prof. Wang is one of the editors of “Appreciation in Music Education” course initiated by The Ministry of Education. Besides, his name is recorded in the Chinese Hall of Fame Artistic Cultural Historical Handbook in 2017.