Jerome Rose is famous as “the Last Romantic of our own age” and one of America’s most distinguished pianists, has played in major concert halls across five continents. A Gold Medalist from the International Busoni Competition, Mr. Rose began his international career in his early twenties. He was still a student of Adolph Baller. A graduate of the Mannes College and the Juilliard School of Music, Jerome Rose studied with Leonard Shure and Rudolf Serkin at Marlboro. Mr. Rose had given master classes at the Moscow Conservatory, the Chopin Academy in Warsaw, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Munich Hochschule, and the Toho Conservatory of Music in Tokyo, Japan. He is on the Faculty of the Mannes College of Music and is a Founder/Director of the International Keyboard Institute & Festival held every summer in New York City. Mr. Mr. Rose had worked on the Faculties at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris, the Tel-Hai Festival in Israel, the Duszniki Chopin Festival and the Salzburg Mozarteum. Jerome Rose has been member of many juries of major international piano competitions and has been teaching for over 50 years. He is a member of jury at international competitions including the E-Competition (USA), Beethoven (Germany), Liszt (Netherlands), Hamamatsu (Japan), Maria Canals (Spain) and Chopin (Poland) Competitions. He had toured major cities of China giving recitals, master classes and promoting his book “Becoming a Virtuoso”. Last season Jerome participated in master classes and recital appearances in the United States, Europe, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Germany, Russia, and the United States. Mr. Rose received an Honorary Doctorate in Music from the State University of New York for his lifetime achievement in music. At present he is serving on the Faculty of the Mannes College and the New School for Music in New York City. Mr. Rose has also given master classes in major piano conservatories and institutions throughout the world.
Among his many activities, Jerome Rose was Founder and Director of the Romantics Festival in London, England in 1981. In 1986, he was the Founder and Director of the Liszt Centennial in Washington, D.C, and in 1997 he was the Artistic Director of the Schubert/Brahms Centennial at the Library of Congress. From 1999 till present, he is a Founder and Director of the International Keyboard Institute & Festival in New York, which is organized every July. Besides Mr. Rose has many years experience of teaching and he is an author Mr. Rose published four volume book “For the Young Virtuoso” consisting of four books published in China. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Music from the State University of New York for his lifetime achievement in music.
International Soloist and Buffet Crampon student instruments ambassador, to help the next generation of musicians. Artur Naziullin was born in Ufa (Bashkortostan) in 1988. He graduated from the State Moscow Conservatory named after P.I.Tchaikovsky (class of the Professor R.O.Bagdasaryan), trained at the University of Music in Lubeck and also in Berlin, at the School of Music Hanns Eisler.
-Laureate of the special prize of the President of the Russian Federation- -Award winner of the special prize named after Sh. Babich -Honored Artist of the Republic of Bashkortostan -Grant holder of the head of the Republic of Bashkortostan R.Hamitov -Director of the Spivakov’s Foundation of the Bashkortostan Republic -Soloist of the Moscow State Academic Philharmonic and Minister of the Culture of the Russian Federation “Stars of the XXI”.
2004 First Prize Winner of the International Competition “New Names” and an award winner “Talent” from the Company “Sterling group” (Moscow, Russia). 2005 First Prize Winner of the International Clarinet Competition (Moscow, Russia) 2007 First Prize Winner of the International Clarinet Competition (Vancouver, Canada). From the 2002 Artur is a Holder of a Fellowship of The “New Names” Foundation. Artur Naziullin has done workshops in USA, Canada, Europe and in different cities of the Russian Federation and performed with such orchestras as: State National Russian Orchestra named after E.F.Svetlanov, National Philharmonic Orchestra of the Russian Federation, State Symphonic Orchestra of the Tatarstan Republic(Russia), Stuttgarter Philharmoniker (Germany), Konzerthausochester Berlin (Germany), Victoria Symphony (Canada), Sinfonietta of Lisboa (Portugal), Antalya State Symphony Orchestra (Turkey), Montreal Symphony Orchestra (Canada). Artur Naziullin is a frequent guest of world famous festivals such as “Crescendo” (Moscow, Paris, New-York), “Stars in Baykal” “Denis Mazuev and friends”, “Vladimir Spivakov invites” (Colmar, France) “Stars in Kreml’” (Moscow, Russia) “Musical Kreml’” (Moscow, Russia), “International Festival of Apogee Foundation” (New-York, USA), “Clarinet Fest” (Canada, Portugal), “Visiting Larisa Gergieva” (Vladikavkaz, Russia), “King’s Art Festival” (Er-Riyad, Saudi Arabia), “Friends of Facebook” (Batumi, Georgia).
Artur Naziullin performs on Buffet Crampon RC clarinets in Bb and A.
Artistic charisma and outstanding instrumental technic were developed under the influence of two cultures: born in Tbilisi (Georgia) she received her musical experience from her father Luarsab Iashvili before entering the master class of the great violinist Leonid Kogan at the Moscow conservatory. To have won several national competitions as well as the “Concours International de Montreal” she had her triumphant breakthrough at the age of seventeen, when she won the “Premier Grand Prix” at the International Jacques Thibaud Competition, where she was awarded with the “Prix Special” for the best interpretation of Maurice Ravel’s “Tzigane.” She had given concerts in the great capitals of music in Europe, Canada and Japan. She had appeared as soloist with well-known orchestras such as the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Gewandhaus orchestra of Leipzig, the Staatskapelle Dresden, the Orchestra de Paris and the Moscow and Leningrad Philarmonic Orchestras. She had worked with great conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Karl Böhm, Kurt Masur, Vazlav Neimann, Aleksander Dmitriev, Andrey Boreyko, Uros Layovic, Neeme Järvi, Yehudi Menuhin, Valerie Gergiev, Pavel Kogan, and Jansug Kakhidze.
Nana Iashvili is a welcome artist on the concert stages at the summer festivals of Vienna, Bregenz and Copenhagen. Her repertoire includes masterpieces from the period of Baroque to the contemporary classical music. Her interpretation of the violin concerto op.36 by Schoenberg in the Vienna State Opera was celebrated as an extraordinary event. As a professor at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen she devotes her time to the training of the talented young musicians as well as giving master classes. Nana Iashvili plays a violin by Nicola Gagliano created in 1732.
Born in Moscow in the family of musicians, Shorena Tsintsabadze begun her musical studies in early age with her mother. Being only four years old she entered at the Music School in Georgia. In 1998 she moved with her family to Russia, Moscow and entered at the Gnessin Special School of Music for highly gifted young musicians in the class of Elena Ivanova and then Irina Lazareva. She graduated the Moscow Conservatory academic music college and Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory with the People’s Artist of Russia, professor Z.A.Ignatyeva, who represented the famed class of outstanding pianist, professor S.E.Finberg. During this period she became a prize-winner at the International Piano Competitions, such as: the Classical Heritage Association International Competition (Moscow, 1999), the Grand International Piano Competition (Paris, 1999), the Ibla grand Prize (Italy, 2000), where She won the special Jordanian Prize for “Outstanding musicianship and talent”. In 2000 the American label “Angelok” recorded her first CD with the Russian Federal Orchestra lead by maestro V.Jordania the works by S.Rachmaninoff. After graduating from the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory she perfected here music skills in the USA with professor O.M.Yablonskaya. In 2008 Shorena Tsintsabadze, signed an exclusive recording contract with The World’s Leading Classical Music Label “Naxos”. Recorded were works by S.M.Lyapunov with the Russian Philarmonic Orchestra conducted by D.Yablonsky. Her 2010 album with works by S.M.Lyapunov included all of his Piano concertos with orchestra and Rhapsody on Ukrainian Themes, for piano & orchestra, Op. 28. Steven J Haller (American Record Guide, March 2011) stated in its review of the album that “Moscow-born Shorena Tsintsabadze seems born to play this music; she embraces it like Van Cliburn did the Tchaikovsky, warmly lyrical and impassioned in turn and blessed with a wide-ranging span of the keyboard from full bass register to glittering, yet never clattery top end. She traverses the shifting moods of both concertos with ease but truly comes into her own in the Rhapsody, tossing off the central “Polish” dance in deft fashion and really going to town in the Cossack Dance.” . The Guardian reported “The performances are terrific, with monumental playing from Shorena Tsintsabadze …”.“These works are unabashedly Romantic to the core and contain many appealing themes, with highly-skilled piano writing. Moscow-born pianist Shorena Tsintsabadze catches the fire and the poetry of the music, meets its pyrotechnical demands with relative ease and imparts a wonderful sense of imagination to her interpretations. …Recommended.” – Robert Cummings(Classical Net, January 2011). Ian Lac (MusicWeb International) mentioned that “The beguilingly lyrical piano writing is matched by an attractive, colourful orchestral accompaniment, noble, heroic and wistfully romantic. Tsintsabadze brings to bear a light and delicate poetic touch with unbridled passion reserved for the Concerto’s climactic passages.“. 2015 HBDirect.com introduced Tsintsabadze’s albom in the list of the Best Selling Naxos CDs.
In 2013 she graduated post-graduate studies of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory with Professor, People’s Artist of Russia, Academic Sergei L. Dorensky, who has mentioned Shorena as a “Brightly presented pianist with unlimited technical abilities and bright individuality.” During the study in Dorensky’s class she had permanent consulting with such outstanding musicians as Nikolai Lugansky, Andrey Pisarev and Pavel Nersesyan. She performed on the world’s major concert halls and collaborated with renowned conductors such as V. Jordania, D. Yablonsky(USA), A. Sluzky (Russia), R. Takidze, Y. Kazufumi (Japan), B. Peck (UK), S. Feryulev (Russia), V. Bulakhov (Russia), and Orchestras as The State Symphony Orchestra of Russia, Russian Federal, Teague Symphony, Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of Georgian named by E.Mickeladze, The Seasons and Moscow Chamber Orchestra and many others. In 2000-2015 she successfully participated in the numerous of International Music Festivals and Academies such as Batumi International Festival “Friends of Facebook“ founded by Liana Isakadze, “From Easter to Escension” founded by Alexsander Korsantia, “Festival de Piano et Musique de Chambre du Ventoux” (France), where she performed as a soloist as well as a member of chamber ensembles. Shorena Tsintsabadze’s repertoire spans a wide range of music from
Bach to Beethoven, from Schubert and Chopin to our days, such as О.Taktakishvili, Slonimsky. Sh
e has many recital programs, and in here repertoire there are more than twenty five piano concertos. Apart from her work as a soloist she highly enjoys playing chamber music. She has appeared in broadcasts on TV and radio of Russia, USA, Canada, Germany, Holland, Norway, Finland, Georgia, France, Italy, etc. In 2015 Shorena Tsintsabadze has founded “Young Musicians International Association of Georgia”. The primary mission of the organization is to help young talented musicians, to help them with the motivation, to support in creativity and career advancement, for which the organization is planning various events in the future. In this regard, one of the first and important activities is the establishment of «International Summer Academy of Music”.
Nino Barkalaia has graduated with an excellent mark from Moscow P. Tchaikovsky State Conservatory Faculties of Piano, Organ and Music Studies. She holds the Literature and Art Award of France (2002). She is doctor of Esthetics, Music Studies and Philosophy for University Paris-8; She is an Associated Professor for Moscow P. I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory. She performs a wide concert repertoire of classic and contemporary music. Nino has temporary engagements in various countries, reads lectures and holds master classes at European Universities and Conservatories. She has been cooperating with musicians: Olga Kaizer – Harp, Pierre-Yves Artaud – Flute, Sili Gazo – fiddle, and composers – Gi Rebel, Michael Levine, Bernat Vivancos, Oscar Strastnoi and others. As a soloist-pianist she performs concerts in Austria, Germany, France, Slovakia, Poland, Czech Republic, Russia, Jordan and other countries. She has recorded for radio, television and CDs, including the first recoding was a full collection of composer Nikolai Obukhov for piano. She has taken part in the following festivals: Moscow Autumn, O. Messiaen Remembrance Festival (Moscow), Festival Trier (Germany), D. Shostakovich Remembrance Festival (Paris, France, 2006), Festival in Montpellier, and so on. She has conducted academic research in field of various composers and has popularized their art; in 2007 she was an author of radio program and diaries at Radio De France; she is an author of program (Performance by Classic Authors jointly with Mikheil Voskresenski) and creator at Culture TV channel (2011-2013); Nino is a constant participant of various international scientific conferences; Nino is an author of about 60 articles in Russian and French languages. Since 2005 she has been giving lectures at Moscow Conservatory faculties for piano and orchestra. Since 2014, as a presenter and acting pianist, she leads author course at the conservatory in the form of lecture-concerts.
In 1957 he graduated Gnessin State Music Institution (class of I. V. Mozgovenko), in 1962 – Moscow Conservatory with an excellent mark (class of A.V. Volodin), in 1965 – postgraduate studies
(supervisor V. V. Petrov).In 1957 during his working in the Defense Ministry orchestra, he learned playing the French system of clarinet of Boehm and started actively popularizing it. In 1978 he graduated Moscow Conservatorywith diploma of Opera-Symphonic Conductor (class of B. E Khaikin). For more than 35 years he was a soloist of the Bolshoi Theater of Opera and Ballet of Russia. Currently, R. Baghdasaryan is professor at Moscow P. Tchaikovsky Conservatory. His numerous students are genuinely professional and distinguished musicians, including: I. Rudich, A. Mikhailenko, D. Ribalko, A Balinsky, O. Solomakhin, A. Poliakov, N. Ageev, T. Saifulin, B. Alahverdian, A . Naziulin and others. He had multiyear art friendship with composers: A. Khachaturian, E. Denisov, A. Shnitke, T. Khrenikov, R. Shchedrin, R. Ledeniov, V. Agafonikov, V. Tarnopolsky. Various works were dedicated to him by: L. Knaiper, E. Khagagotrian, A. Lehman, A. Artiomov, E. Rusanov-Lukas (the USA). He has played in ensembles with such distinguished musicians as: V. Ashkenazy, M. Rostropovich, G. Vishnevskaya, V. Dulova, N. Shakhovskaya, A. Korneev, A. Bondurisnaki, V. Ivanov, E. Barone (the USA).
Professor Rafael Baghdasaryan is a president of Moscow V. A. Sokolov Club of Clarinetists. He is constantly invited as member of international contests in Europe and the USA. R. Baghdasaryan has recorded numerous record disks and CDs. The radio archive preserves records of numerous performances for clarinet and piano, ensembles, works for clarinet with orchestra.
In 1991, in the International Mozart Competition in Salzburg, a young Russian pianist won Grand Prize – which was the first time since 1956that Grand Prize had been awarded in this competition. It was Andrei Pisarev. On October 10 2006 the reviewer Gunilla Boström wrote in Swedish newspaper “Helsingborgs Dagblad”: “In April 2004 I believed that Andrei Pisarev was the best pianist I have ever heard, and this opinion remains after his recital… The expression “World pianist” is not an exaggeration regarding him…“ Besides Mozart Competition Andrei Pisarev won 1st Prize in the Rachmaninoff Piano Competition (Moscow 1983) as well as 1st Prize in the UNISA TRANSNET International Piano Competition and Special Prizes for the best performances of a classical sonata and a Mozart Concerto (Pretoria 1992). Critics wrote after Mr. Pisarevs solo recital at one of the Europe most prestigious concert halls – Gewandhous in Leipzig: “… his thoroughly unquestionable and irreprehensible technical accomplishment and imaginative interpretations, which amply tell the story of the brilliant Lisztion piano in its epic moments, or that of Schumannesque intimist in the idyllic ones. The magic of his artistic sensibility and the euphoric atmosphere of the whole concert hall. His playing remarkable for its composure as for its
complete pianistic command. The faultless proportions, the air of rapt simplicity, the perfect sense of balance and phrase were often breathtaking.” Moscow prize winner in the field of literature and art for active concert activity (1999). Prize winner of S. V. Rakhmaninov (Moscow, 1983, I award), V. A. Mozart international contest (Saltsburg, 1991, I award), F. Busoni and Boltsano international competition (IV award and special prize for the best performance of works of V. A. Mozart, 1992), international competition in Pretoria (1992, I award). All those competitions opened doors of the most prestigious concert halls for the artist and brought engagements from the Words best symphony orchestras, such as Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, RAI Orchestra Milan, Cape Town Symphony Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra. Mr. Pisarev is a Professor at the Moscow Conservatory and he has also held master-classes in Japan, USA and Yugoslavia. Since 1992 – assistant professor S.L. Dorensky. His student repeatedly became laureates and winners of international competitions. He is often invited to give master classes in Russia, Japan, Yugoslavia, USA, Brazil. Mr. Pisarev has wide repertoire and feels equally at home when he performs Bach, Mozart, Liszt, Chopin, Rachmaninov, Debussy, Prokofiev Shostakovich. Pisarev was performed with famous orchestra, such as: Russian National Orchestra, Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra of Radio and TV of Milan, Japanese Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestras of Philharmonic of Petrozavodsk, Voronezh, Minsk, Belgrad, Bazel, Capetown, Durban, Johannesburg, Malmo, Oulu, Rostov-on-Don and etc. cooperating with conductors such as: V. Verbitsky, V. Dudarov, P. Yadikh, O. Soldatov, L. Nikolaev, A. Chisyakov, S. Kogan, A. Boreiko, N. Alekseev. Since 1991, Pisarev has been regularly performing abroad: Austria, Germany, Italy, Yugoslavia, Finland, Sweden, Switzerland, USA, Brazil, Japan, Costa-Rika, Spain, Ireland, UAE, South Korea, Poland and Bulgaria, repeatedly participating in S. V. Rakhmaninov festivals, dedicated to art (Rostov-on-Don, Tambov, Kharkov, Great Novgorod) and music rooms organized by the people’s artist of USSR I. K. Arkhilova. Often performs with K. Rodnu, P. Nersesyan, A. Bruni, V. Igolinsky and others. Participated as a member of jury of international competitions in Great Novgorod (S. V. Rakhmaninov Youth Contest, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2008, 2010) in Salt-Lake-City (USA, named after J. Bakhauer, 2002, 2003 and etc.), in Tokyo, (2003), in Bucharest (Rumania, named after G. Enesk, 2011), in Pretoria (UAE, 2012) in Hamamatsu (Japan, 2012).
After graduating from V. Sarajishvili Tbilisi State Conservatoire, is actively engaged in music teaching educational institutions of Kutaisi (Music School, High School, College, Conservatoire), where she teaches piano, chamber ensemble and concertmaster skills.
She is the head of piano department. She was the director of High Music School and M. Balanchivadze Music College, where at her initiative and active action was founded the experimental school. She was invited as a jury member of republican contests, was a soloist of the Philharmonic of Georgia.
In the 80s she completed a full course of an assistant-internship with the department of Chamber Ensemble and Concertmaster of Moscow Gnessin State Music Pedagogical Institute. Since 1989, after moving to Moscow, started working with Gnessin Moscow Special School of Music.
The last 20 years has been experiencing in P. Chaikovsky State Conservatoire. As a soloist and concertmaster of chamber ensemble, she participated in different international contests and festivals (Russia, France, Italy, Finland and etc.). She is the international competitions diploma holder, performed with many outstanding musicians and performers. Her graduates are working successfully in different countries.
Youry Streglov is a major portion of whose life has been spent studying the arts while pursuing careers as a teacher, lecturer and performer – is known and admired for his ability to communicate the pleasures of any subject to his hearers.
Streglov studied with professor A. D. Frank at Z. Ismagilov Ufa Academy of Arts. He works as an assistant professor at Orlov State Institute of Arts and Culture.
Has more than 50 publications on history matters, theory and sociology of performing arts, including publications “on theory and practice of performing interpretation,” “keyboard/piano performance in the context of stylistic periods”, “outstanding pianists of our time”, “pianistic art and record” and etc.