Alexander Feht - Composer, Poet, Translator

Performers




EVDOKIA IONINA
violinist

Eudokia Ionina is well known among the Moscow concert going public; she was born in 1976 in the same Siberian Academy town where Alexander Feht grew up. In 1995 she graduated from the Novosibirsk Conservatory (under professor Gvozdev), and in 2000 from the Moscow Conservatory (under professor Melnikov). Eudokia Ionina is a winner of several Zakhar Bron International Competitions for Young Violinists, gave concerts in Large and Small Halls of the Moscow Conservatory, in the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow, as well as in several major art museums. She appeared as a soloist with the Musica Viva chamber orchestra, and in ensembles with Anastasia Sidelnikova, Alexander Rudin, Sergey Poltavsky, Asiya Korepanova, Sergey Chechyotko, Lubov Gromoglasova, and Vladimir Tropp. She participated in the International Festival «La Folle Journée» in Nantes. Eudokia Ionina is a laureate of the International Festival of Arts «Arkhangelskoye: Mysteria».



ASIYA KOREPANOVA
pianist

Asiya Korepanova is a concert pianist and a soloist of the Moscow State Philharmonic Society. Born in Izhevsk, Udmurtia, in a family of professional musicians, she started playing piano at the age of four. From 2001 to 2006, Asiya studied piano in the class of Professor Elisso Virssaladze in the Moscow State Chopin College and the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory. Graduated in 2009, she had been selected by the State Commission as the best pianist-graduate of Conservatory. Asiya became the prizewinner of numerous international piano competitions, the most significant being N. Rubinstein Piano Competition (Paris 1997) and Classical Heritage Competition (1st prize in both piano and composition, Moscow 1998). She won the Russian Federation President’s Award for Exceptional Achievement in the Arts at the age of 12 (1997). Later her talent was marked by the National Award from the Republic of Udmurtia, the Berliner Salon Award (2003) and the most prestigious Russian prize for achievements in art and literature “Triumph” (youth category, 2005). In 2009 she became an Honored Artist of her native Udmurtia Republic and a soloist of the Moscow Philharmonic Society. Her enormous repertoire includes more than 45 concertos with orchestra including complete concertos of Prokofiev, Beethoven, Brahms, Liszt, Chopin and Ravel. She has made numerous recordings on television and radio. She also appeared in concerts with various symphony orchestras, in addition to playing solo recitals in major concert halls in Russian Federation, Germany, Austria, Greece, Spain, France, Luxembourg, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Israel, Kuwait, Syria, India, Great Britain and Australia..



TATIANA KUINJI
Honoured Artist of Russia
Mezzo-soprano

Graduated from Russian Gnessins’ College in 1986. Since 1991 Tatiana studied with professor Gertruda Troyanova. In 1986-1991 she performed with the Moscow Music Theatre "The Third Dimension". In 1992-1998 soloist with the Tchaikovsky Opera and Ballet House in Perm’. In 1996 performed a Russian premiere of Ghiya Kanchelli’s "Lament" for soprano and orchestra. In 1996 she was awarded a National Theatre Award "The Golden Mask" winner for the best female role.

Since 1998 is a soloist of Helikon Opera.
Tours: Germany (including Musikfestspiele Festival in Potsdam), France, Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, Spain.

REPERTOIRE:
as Lulu in Berg’s "Lulu"
as Michaela in Bizet’s "Carmen"
as Norina in Donizetti’s "Don Pasquale"
as Despina in Mozart’s "Cosi’ fan tutte"
as Zerlina in Mozart’s "Don Giovanni"
as Konigin der Nacht in Mozart’s "Die Zauberflote"
as Olympia in Offenbach’s "Les Contes d’Hoffmann"
as Rachelina in Paisiello’s "The beautiful Miller’s Wife"
as Blanche de la Force in Poulenc’s "Les Dialogues des Carmelites"
as Musetta in Puccini’s "La Boheme"
as Rosina in Rossini’s "Il Barbiere di Siviglia"
as Anaida in Rossini’s "Mose in Egitto"
as Adele in Strauss’s "Die Fledermause"
as Nannetta in Verdi’s "Falstaff"
as Gilda in Verdi’s "Rigoletto"
as Violetta in Verdi’s "La Traviata"
as Queen of Shemakhan in Rimsky-Korsakov’s "The Golden Cockerel"
as Snowmaiden in Rimsky-Korsakov’s "Snegurochka"
as Martha in Rimsky-Korsakov’s "The Tsar’s Bride"
as Vitellia in Mozart’s "La Clemenza de Tito"

Solo in oratorios and chamber music:
Kanchelli "Lament"
Shostakovich "7 Songs to the verses of A. Block"
Various chamber pieces by Mozart, Schubert, Rachmaninoff, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Poulenk, Forret, Gershwin, Bernstain etc.



NIKOLAY DOROZHKIN
Honoured Artist of Russia
Tenor

The distinguished Russian tenor, NIKOLAY DOROZHKIN, was born in Moscow. He began his professional career there very early, singing in the children's choir of the Bolshoi Theater. He was graduated from T. Loshmakova's solo singing class of the Gnesin Music College in 1987, and continued his education in Y. Grigoryev's class at the Moscow State Conservatory. He studied in Italy with Maestro Claude Thiolas from 1992 to 1994, and in 1996 he took additional lessons with Professor Ingeborg Wamser in Vienna. In 1998 he studied in Italy with Maestro Arrigo Pola, and in Germany with Professor Peter Zieten.

After his initial success in the First International Opera Singers Competition in Manfredoni (Italy) and in the Tito Schipa International Competition in Lecce (Italy), Nikolay Dorozhkin won first prize at the Second International Opera Singers Competition in Budapest (Hungary). He has sung as a soloist in the opera theaters of Italy (Venice, Verona, Treviso), Hungary (Budapest), Finland, and, of course, his native Russia. Among his many accomplishments are the roles of Aeolus (in F. Cavalli's La Didone), Orpheus (in J. Haydn's Orpheus and Eurydice), Nemorino (in G. Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amor), and Radames (Verdi's Aida). His performances in Haydn's Orpheus and Eurydice and in Nicolo Isouard's Cendrillon, under the direction of R. Bonynge, have been recorded on CD in Finland and in Russia. Currently, Mr. Dorozhkin sings as a soloist at the Helicon Opera Theater in Moscow.

Nikolay Dorozhkin's repertoire includes opera arias, romances, and songs of Russian and foreign composers. He performs all works in the language of the original. He has appeared in numerous solo concerts from 1990 to 2000 in Russia, Italy (Venice, Bologna, Brescia, Padua, Lecce, Vicenza, Trento, etc.), in Germany (Cologne and other cities), in Japan (Casals Hall, Tokyo), in Finland, in Belgium, and in France. His unforced, warm, and bright bel canto, highly intuitive understanding of the national and cultural character of the music, and solid international experience make Nikolay Dorozhkin an ideal interpreter of Alexander Feht's neoromantic vocal compositions.



Sergey Checyotko
SERGEY CHECHYOTKO
Pianist

SERGEY CHECHYOTKO received his professional education in music schools of his native Mariy El Republic, and in piano classes of Kazan and Moscow State Conservatories. He won first prize in the "Young Talents of the Mariy El Republic" competition. Mr. Chechetko has worked in the Helicon Opera Theater in Moscow since 1998. He has an enduring interest in recording new music, and performs it with particular ease, intelligent taste, and technical brilliance.

In 2004 entered Academy named after Gnessins (composition class of G. V. Tchernov). A laureate of All-Russian contest "Young talents of Mariy El Republic" (Ioshkar-Ola, 1993), All-Russian contest of concertmasters (Kazan, 1994), Esenin contest of composers (Moscow, 2005), a laureate of 3rd harp contest, contest named after Y. Shishakov.

Accepted to Original Authors & Composers or Publishers (SACEM), France, in 2006. Cooperates with Robert Martin Publishing House (France).

Author of the works: "The kingdom of insects" (piano cycle of 12 plays); opera triptych on the words by K. Tchukovski ("Mukha-Tsokotukha", "Skriuchennaya pesnia", "Kradenoye solntse"); melodeclamation cycle on the words by V. Mayakovski; many other.



Rufina James, soprano; Tyler Lincoln, pianist

Born in the United States of Russian parentage, RUFINA JAMES is a superb interpreter of Russian art songs and arias and enjoys drawing upon her Russian heritage in concerts and recitals. Her voice and ability to execute a beautiful vocal line allow her to also excel in Italian opera, particularly the dramatic soprano roles of Verdi. Rufina James has performed leading operatic roles in Europe, Canada and the United States. A few of her recent highlights include singing Amelia in Un Ballo in Maschera and Leonora in Il Trovatore at the Silezian State Opera Theater in the Czech Republic, after which she performed in Prague's historic recital hall, The Old Stone House. Last fall, she sang the role of Mozart's Countess in The Marriage of Figaro in Boston and performed to an audience of thousands in Japan. Some of the roles she has performed in the United States include Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus, the Mother in Hansel and Gretel, and Carmen, as well as numerous recitals, concerts and oratorios, and orchestral appearances, including a particularly thrilling performance of the Beethoven 9th Symphony with the Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra. Her voice has been heard in television commercials and studio recordings. In 1998, she was the Grand Prize winner in the Art Song Division of the San Francisco Concerto Orchestra's International Vocal Competition.

TYLER LINCOLN received his musical education in his native Southern California earning a BA from UC Riverside and a MA from San Diego State University, after when he moved to Northern California. His finishing studies in piano were with Karl Ulrich Schnabel (son of the famous Arthur Schnabel). In 1983 while living in Mendocino Mr. Lincoln founded Symphony of the Redwood which he directed until 1989. He has studied singing with baritone Joseph Shore, bass Jerome Hines, and Italian tenor Gianni Raimondi. He also composes and arranges. Mr. Lincoln lives in Vallejo, California (SF Bay area) where he is active as a freelance musician.