Performers of 10th International Young Composers Academy in Tchaikovsky-city
Natalia Pshenichnikova, voice
Natalia Pschenitschnikova is one of the world’s leading performers of the musical avant-garde. She has been acclaimed as a singer, flutist, performance artist and composer, and is known especially for her close collaboration with the most important composers from Central and Eastern Europe. Born in Moscow, she studied at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory and became a pivotal figure in the Moscow Avant-Garde scene with performances, improvisations, theater and dance projects. Alongside these, she also devoted herself to chamber music and performance of early music on period instruments. She toured the former Soviet Union with groundbreaking performances of early music and increasingly works of the 20th century by composers such as Lourie, Varese, Denisov, Stockhausen, Gubaidulina and others. She has performed at the most important European festivals, including the Moscow Spring, Huddersfield Festival, International Flute Festival Helsinki, Alternativa Moscow, Berliner Festspiele, Kammermusikfest Lockenhaus, Aterforum Ferrara, Inventionen Berlin, Biennale Venice, Donaueschinger Musiktage, Wien Modern, Berliner Festwochen, and others. Numerous composers have written works for her including Peter Ablinger, Nic Collins, Johannes Fritsch, Anna Ikramova, Giya Kancheli, Vadim Karassikov, Siegrfried Kopf, Bernhard Lang, Klaus Lang, Daniel Matei, Sergei Newski and Helmut Oehring. She has given world premieres of all of these pieces. She has collaborated with a number of renowned performers, including Alexei Lubimov, Dietmar Diesner, Elsbeth Moser, David Moss and Vladimir Tarassov, and has performed with orchestras under the direction of conductors Vladimir Jurowski, Peter Rundel, Dennis Russell Davies, Jurg Wyttenbach and others. She has been a member of the Ensemble Zwischentone and the Ensemble morphmechanik, which is a vocal quartet for experimental music. She is also known for her performances of the music of Giacinto Scelsi and Iannis Xenakis, and collaborated on a performance with Michiko Hirayama in Rome dedicated to Scelsi. She has made commercial recording for many labels including Melodia, Art & Electronica, col legno, Edition RZ and ECM Records. Since 1993 she has lived in Berlin.
Dmitry Kaprin, piano
Dmitry Kaprin – pianist, professor of Moscow State Conservatory named after P. Tchaikovsky, Laureat of International piano competition (Skriabin International piano competition 1995, Jose Iturbi International piano competition 1998, Glasgow International piano competition 2004). Dmitry Kaprin studied with Eliso Virsaladze at Moscow Conservatory.
He has made concert tours throughout Europe (Spain, Scotland, Hungary, Macedonia, Israel) and has been as a soloist with the Royal Scottland Orchestra, National Spain Orchestra «Malaga», Russian State Orchestra named after Svetlanov, Chamber orchestra «Musica Viva» and others. He is also well-known as a chamber musician. He played with Nathalia Gutman, Aleksander Rudin, Aleksander Buzlov, Aleksander Vinnitsky, Nikolay Sachenko and others.
At the moment he is professor of piano faculty of Moscow State Conservatory and chamber music faculty.
Vladimir Krasov, voice
Vladimir Krasov, artistic director and conductor of the Student Choir of the Ippolitov-Ivanov State Musical Pedagogical Institute (Moscow) graduated from the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory (class of the Professor B.I.Kulikov) and the post-gradiated course at the Ippolitov-Ivanov Musical Pedagogical Institute (under the Professor O.S. Karaseva). Vladimir Krasov is a laureate of all-Russian and international competitions, the author of scientific articles and teaching aids on contemporary choral art. As a vocalist, he performs music of various eras, styles and genres, gives concerts at the famous European and World stages. Ha collaborates with the International Academy of Early Music OPERA OMNIA. One of the leading roles in V. Krasov’s repertoire belongs to contemporary music: the opera series by D. Kourliandski, B. Filanovsky, A. Sioumak, S. Newskj, A. Sysoev, V. Rannev – “Drillians” (2014-2019), opera A Belousov “The Book of Seraphim” (2020). In 2018, at the Other Space festival, he took part in the premiere of B. Filanovsky’s oratorio “Song of the World Sprouted” with the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia named after E.F. Svetlanov under the direction of Vladimir Yurovsky.
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)
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.
A&C STRING QUARTET
A&C String Quartet was founded in the Moscow Conservatory in 2016. Firstly, the main goal of the quartet was the performing of the 18th-century music in the history-true style and contemporary music either. Nowadays, A&C SQ specializes in the performance of contemporary composer’s works. Ensemble’s repertoire consists of pieces by composers of the second half of 20th century and 21st century such as Georg Friedrich Hass, Allain Gaussin, Steve Reich, Horatiu Radulesku, Alexander Khubeev, Alexey Sysoev, Sergey Nevski and others. In May 2019 A&C SQ participated at the International Festival for Contemporary Music “ReMusik” in Saint Petersburg. In June 2019 string quartet’ members were in Reggio Emilia (Italy) to perform the concerts during the Academy for string quartets “Casa del Quartetto” (Chief Manager – Francesco Filidei). In January 2020 A&C SQ performed the new works by contemporary Russian composers at the Festival “Karusel” in Dresden (Germany).