Performers of 11. International Young Composers Academy in Tchaikovsky-city

Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble (MCME)

Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble (MCME) was founded in 1990 by Yuri Kasparov under the patronage of the famous Russian composer Edison Denisov. The ensemble focuses on promoting 20th– and 21st-century music.  It is Russia’s foremost contemporary chamber ensemble and consists of some of the best Russian musicians specializing in modern music. MCME has strong educational goals and works closely with both Russian and international cultural foundations to bring contemporary music to a wide range of audiences.  As part of this goal, MCME organises the annual fortnight International Young Composers Academy (Tchaikovsky City, Ural) to bring together both young composers and internationally recognized composers in workshops. The ensemble’s repertoire is extensive and has included the premieres of almost 1000 different works.  MCME regularly performs in diverse locales across Russia (80 cities) and elsewhere in the world (28 countries). MCME has performed on the best concert stages, and taken part in some of the biggest international festivals such as “Moscow Biennale for Contemporary Art”, “DiaghilevFest” (Russia, Perm), “Radio-France presences” (Paris), “FrankfurtFest”, “Maerzmusik-Berlinerfesrspiele” (Germany), “Gaudeamus music week”, “The Night of the Unexpected” (the Netherlands), “Warsaw Autumn” (Poland), “Klangspuren” (Austria), and “Tranasrt” (Italy). MCME has recorded more than 50 CDs for leading CD labels, including Olympia (UK), Harmonia Mundi (France), Triton (Japan), Donemus (The Netherlands), and Fancymusic (Russia). In 2009 MCME won the award ACTION in support of theatrical initiatives, and were awarded the GOLDEN MASK in 2013.

Ivan Bushuev (flute)
Oleg Tantsov (clarinet)
Mikhail Dubov (piano)
Maria Sadurdinova (piano)
Gleb Khokhlov (violin)
Yulia Migunova (cello)

Ivan BUSHUEV (flute)
Ivan Bushuev was born in Moscow in 26.11.1984. In 2002 graduated from the M.M.Ippolitov – Ivanov music college (the flute class) with a golden medal. At the same year won the 1st prize at the young talents competition of M.M. Ippolitov – Ivanov. In 1999 won chamber music competition in Moscow (Russia). In 2002 he has got the 2nd prize in the “Baroque Accademie” competition (Gmunden, Austria). In 2007 graduated from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, the Department of Historical and Contemporary Performance, in the class of Olga Ivusheikova (modern and baroque flute). He teaches at the Moscow Conservatory (Ensemble and XXth century music history). Took part in such festivals as “December nights”, “DiagilevFest”, “Moscow Autumn”, “Dedication to Oleg Kogan” (Russia), “Oude Muziek”, “Gaudeaumus Music Week” (the Netherlands), “Maerzmusik” (Germany), “Klangspuren” (Austria), etc. Organizes his own projects and concerts, one of which was held with success in Moscow Conservatory in October 2005, was dedicated to Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu and included 9 Russian premieres. Six years ago Ivan Bushuev and Natalia Cherkasova (piano) created the duo and in 2006 won the prize for best performance of modern Dutch piece on the contemporary chamber music competition (Poland, Krakov). In 2007 Ivan Bushuev won scholarship “Fondazione Marco Fodella” and studied in Scuola Civico di Milano in class of Marcello Gatti (baroque flute), and took the lessons in Conservatorio di Verdi in class of Claudio Santambrogio (modern flute). Soloist of Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble since 2007. He also collaborates with baroque soloists orchestra «Pratum Integrum». In 2011, on “Caro Mitis” lable, in common with Olga Martinova (harpsichord) recorded 6 sonatas of Joseph Bodin de Boismortier for baroque flute and harpsichord. Collaborates with such composers and musicians as Beat Furrer, Tristan Murrai (France), Gerard Zinstag (Switzerland), Simone Fontanelli, Eva Furrer, Harrie Starreveld, Helen Bledsoe (Holland), Vladimir Tarnopolskiy, Mark Pekarskiy, Aleksei Lubimov (Russia) etc. Participated in master-classes given by Willbert Hazelzet, Jan de Winne, Cristian Gurtner, Benedek Csalog (baroque flute), A. Adorian, Allen Marion, Helen Bledsoe, Harrie Starreveld (modern flute). Appears on the stage as a soloist, ensemble and orchestral player in Russia and abroad. And gives a master classes both of modern and baroque flutes.

Oleg TANTSOV (clarinet)
Oleg Tantsov was born in 1957 in Moscow. He graduated from the Central Musical School, Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory (class by professor V.Petrov) and Post-Graduated Course of the Conservatory. O. Tantsov is a laureate of All-Russian and International Performing Competitions, since 1998 he is the Honored Artist of Russia.  He collaborated with TV and Radio State Symphonic Orchestra (conductor Maxim Schostakovich), State Cinema Symphony Orchestra, State Academic Symphonic Chapel (conductors Gennady Rozhdestvensky and Valery Polyansky). Since 1990 Oleg Tantsov is a soloist of Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble. He is a professor and chief of the Wind department the State Musical College under the Moscow Conservatory. Besides he has a Class of chamber music ensemble in Ippolitov-Ivanov Music-Pedagogical Institute, being there also a chief conductor of “Ensemble XX”. At the moment he is a chief of the Wind Department of the Central Music School (College) under Moscow Conservatory. As a soloist and chamber player Oleg Tantsov took part at the famous international contemporary music festivals such as “Gaudeamus Music Week” (Amsterdam), “Warsaw Autumn” (Poland), “Moscow Autumn” (Moscow), “Diaghilev Seasons” (Perm), “Radio France Presences” (Paris), “Tage fuer Neue Music Zurich” (Zurich), “Tokyo Summer Festival” (Tokyo), “MaerzMusik” (Berlin), “Klangspuren” (Innsbruck) and other. In 1997 he was invited as a soloist by “Ensemble Modern” for the special project (Frankfurt/Main, Berlin, Vienna). He was recorded by well-known international companies, Olympia (UK), Le Chant du Monde/Harmonia Mundi (France), Triton (Japan) are among them. A lot of Russian and foreign composers composed and dedicated their music to Oleg Tantsov. He was a first who initiated and performed in Russia premiers of Russian and foreign composers, for instance, “Echange” by Iannis Xenakis, “Amore” by Karlheinz Stockhausen, Sonata for clarinet and piano by Edison Denisov, etc. Oleg Tantsov gives a lot of time to teaching, research and methodical work. He created and published a lot of professional researches and books on execution of contemporary music for wind instruments, among them are “New directions for clarinet”, “New directions for flute” and others.

Mikhail DUBOV (piano, cembalo, organ) ­
Mikhail Dubov is a pianist and musicologist, a laureate of Seiler prize and Action premium. Graduated from the Moscow Tchaikovsky conservatory. Studied piano with prof. V. Gornostaeva, organ and cembalo with prof. A. Parshin. Defended Ph.D. thesis on Iannis Xenakis, now proceeding musical research. At present he is a professor of the Moscow conservatory (piano, ensemble and XXth century music history) and Ippolitov-Ivanov musical college, being there one of the founders of contemporary music chair. Mikhail Dubov became a member of the Moscow philharmonic ensemble “Old Music Academy” (leaded by Tatiana Grindenko) in 1992, where engaged in authentic performing of baroque masterpieces. Was invited for several programs by Jury Bashmet (“Moscow soloists”) and “Madrigal” ensemble. Since 1993 Mikhail Doubov is a soloist of the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble. As a soloists and chamber performer he played concerts and participated in festivals in many countries. He is the first performer of numerous works by Russian and foreign authors (up to the moment about 50 world premiers), including works by E. Denisov, D. Kurtag. Took part at dedicated concerts of I. Xenakis, H.-W. Henze, E. Denisov, T. Loevendie. Appeared at the most significant European new music festivals “Gaudeamus” (Amsterdam, 1995, 2001, 2003), “Warsaw autumn” (1997, 2004), “Maerzmusik” (Berlin, 2009) and others, at many of them as a constant participant. During a number of seasons have been performing series of XX century solo piano concert programs. Performed as soloist with well-known orchestras: “Ensemble Modern” from Frankfurt (cond. J. Nott), Moscow State academic symphony, St.-Petersburg Mariinsky orchestra (cond. J. Nozeda), Bolshoi TV and radio symphony, National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia, including Russian premieres of piano concerto “Synaphai” by Xenakis and Concerto pour four soloists and orchestra by Messian at the Bolshoi Hall of the Moscow Conservatory with conductor Daniel Kawka. Mikhail Dubov participated in more than 40 CD recordings at different labels: “Melodija” (Russia), “Olympia” (Great Britain), Publishing House  “Le Chant du Monde” (France), “Meldac” (Japan), “Megadisk” (Belgium), “Russian disc” etc., mostly with XX century music. Published about 20 works in Russian editions on such topics as Varese, Xenakis, Schostakovich, Denisov. Participated in a number of international conferences concerning contemporary music.
Mikhail Dubov – professor of Moscow State Conservatory, a dean of the Historical and Contemporary Performing Faculty

Gleb KHOKHLOV (violin)
Gleb Khokhlov was born in Perm in 1992.  Graduated from the Moscow State Conservatory in the classes of Professor Alexander Melnikov (violin) and Marina Katarzhnova (baroque violin). In 2018 Gleb Khokhlov has complete the postgraduate studies of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Department «Orchestra of Contemporary Music» under prof. Vladimir Tarnopolsky Since 2012 to July 2016 Artist of the State Symphony Capella under Valery Polyansky. In 2014 he visited the Academy of Chamber Music in England – British Island Music Festival (BIMF -2014). Since 2015 is a regular participant of festival of Contemporary music «Moscow Au- tumn». In 2015 participated in first performing work by Brett Dean «Testament» for 12 violas in Moscow International House of Music.In 2015 participated in first performing of «Christmas Oratoria» by J.S.Bach on authentic in- struments. In 2016 – first performing of «History of Christmas» by H.Schutz on authentic instrument under Ivan Velikanov. In 2016 Gleb Khokhlov premiered in Russia work by Bohuslav Martinu «Concerto da Camera» for violin, piano, string orchestra and percussion with pianist Alexey Lubimov and chamber orchestra.
In August 2017 – participated in the Luzern Orchestra Academy of the contemporary music. In July 2018 – won the Academy of Baroque music in Austria (Gmunden)
Gleb Khokhov performed with such outstanding musicians as Alexey Lyubimov, Mikhail Dubov, Vladislav Pesin, Diego Tosi, Jay Kembel, Ilya Korol. Gleb Khokhlov has attended master – classes by Ilya Korol (Austria, baroque violin), Ruben Dubrovski (Austria), Dmitry Sitkovetsky (Russia – the USA, violin), Francesco D’Orazio (Italy), Diego Tosi (France, Entercomporain ensemble), Jean – Mari Konkuir (France, Entercomporain ensemble), Christorfer Otto (USA).
Since 2015 he is also a soloist of the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble (MCME)

Yulia MIGUNOVA (cello)
Yulia Migunova was born in Nizhny Novgorod. She graduated from Nizhny Novgorod State Conservatory in 2009 (class of cello of Vishniewsky P. D.). As a member of various ensembles she took part in master classes with such artists as specialist of authentic performance Christoph Meier, winner of Yuri Bashmet International Viola Competition Daniil Grishin, «Vermeer-Quartet», «Jerusalem-quartet», «Debussy-quartet». Since 2006 she is a member of Cantando string quartet, with which she became a winner of numerous international competitions and festivals in Russia, Germany, France, Greece, Serbia. In 2011 the quartet won the I All-Russian Music Competition in Moscow. Since 2011 Yulia (both as soloist and as a member of different ensembles) becomes an active participant of contemporary music festivals collaborating with soloists and composers from Russia, Ukraine, Poland, France, Spain, Austria, Denmark, Italy, Germany and others. In 2008-2013 – artist of the Chamber Orchestra “Soloists of Nizhny Novgorod”, from 2013 – soloist of the Nizhny Novgorod Rostropovich Philharmonics Symphony Orchestra. Since 2015 she is actively cooperating with Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble.


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Sergey PASHKEVICH (piano) was born in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1966. He studied piano with professor Pavel Egorov and Vladimir Shakin at the Conservatory. After completing his master’s degree, he went to the Sweelink conservatory in the Netherlands and studied with Professor Jan Wijn. Afer graduation, he has given numerous concerts throughout Europe and performed at least twice a year at the various podia in the Netherlands, where he has become a favorite and much admired and accomplished artist and musician. He has also participated in various music festivals, such as Spring Music Festival in Budapest, Hungary. He has worked such conductor as Ken Ichiro, Kobayashi, Jan Syulen, Edo De Waart, Golo Berg, Rashid Skuratov. In terms of personal honors, Pashkevich participated in the international competition in Morcone, Italy, in Budapest, Hungary, in the U.S.and the Rachmaninoff International competition in Moscow. As an excellent Liszt interpreter, he won the First prize in the Third Liszt International Piano Competition held in Utrecht, the Netherlands in 1992, the First prize in Wroclaw, Poland and the “Best Interpretation Award for Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody” in the International Competition held in San Paolo, Brazil.

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Alexey POTAPOV (electric and classical guitar), laureate of international competitions. Born and raised in the Volgograd region. He graduated from the Music College of the Volgograd Conservatory named after P.A. Serebryakov (Associate Professor Sergey N. Matokhin) and the Gnesin Russian Academy of Music (Professor Alexander K. Frauchi, Professor Dimitriy N. Illarionov) majoring in classical guitar. He also undertook a qualification apprenticeship at the Contemporary Music Department of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory (Professor Vladimir G. Tarnopolsky). As a soloist and a participant he collaborates with such leading ensembles and orchestras as “GAMEnsemble”, “Studio of New Music”, the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia “Evgeny Svetlanov”, the Big Symphony Orchestra named after P.I. Tchaikovsky, the Moscow Operetta Theatre orchestra, etc. The musician takes an interest in both academic and improvisational music, and participates in performances and experimental projects. His repertoire covers a wide stylistic spectrum from classical and ancient music to modern music and free improvisations. A number of compositions were written for Alexey by Moscow composers including Nikolay Popov, Alexey Nadjarov, Andrey Besogonov, Anna Pospelova, Evgeniya Bril, etc. He performed a considerable amount of both Russian and world premieres. He takes part in the following theatrical performances of the Center for Drama and Directing: “Mama” by Vladimir Pankov, “It’s All About Her” by Philip Vinogradov, “Alyona Chizhuk’s Diary” by Alexey Razmakhov, as well as in “Norma” by Maxim Didenko at the Drama Theatre on Malaya Bronnaya (music by Alexey Retinsky).

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Ignat KHLOBYSTIN (flute) – flutist, improviser, was born in St. Petersburg. Currently – a student of the St. Petersburg State Conservatory. N.A.Rimsky-Korsakov. Participated in various festivals, including “Diaghilev Festival”, “Protoart”, “Another Space”, “Epicentrum”, “Lookout”, “Games with Classics”, “Kanonerskу Biennale”. Participant of projects from the “Gart Foundation” and the St. Petersburg House of Music.

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Alexandra LISTOVA (piano) – pianist, teacher, accompanist. In 2016 she graduated from the St. Petersburg State Conservatory, piano class. Since 2012 he has been actively collaborating with young composers. 2020 to 2021 she performed at the House of Radio, playing chamber works by contemporary resident composers. In June 2021 she took part in one of the concerts of the Diaghilev Festival with a chamber program by Andreas Moustoukis. In July 2021, she took part in the First Contemporary Music Performing Practicum in Moscow.

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Alina EZHAKOVA (piano) – pianist, soloist of the contemporary music ensemble “InterText”. Graduate from the Ural State Conservatory. Co-curator and resident of the subscription “New Music in the Freedom Hall” (Yeltsin Center), curator of the poster of contemporary academic music in Yekaterinburg on the resource. Participated in workshops of MCME, Studio for New Music (Center for Contemporary Music at the Moscow Conservatory) for performers. Participant of the First laboratory of V.N. Pankov “Acoustic reading” (Moscow), the International Young Composers Academy (Tchaikovsky), the Diaghilev Festival (Perm), participant of the inclusive educational laboratory dedicated to sound art: “This is how the world sounds” ( joint project of the Center for Inclusive Education in the Sphere of Arts ShareMusic & Performing Arts and the Ural Industrial Biennale). Collaborates with contemporary Russian and foreign composers.

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