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 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
Honoured Artist of Russia
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.
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:
Shostakovich "7 Songs to the verses of A. Block"
Various chamber pieces by Mozart, Schubert, Rachmaninoff,
Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Poulenk, Forret, Gershwin,
Honoured Artist of Russia
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 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
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.
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.
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.