Elena Ashkenazi (piano)
Professor, laureate of the international competitions
Was born in Moscow to a family of musicians. Finished Central Music School at Moscow State P. I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory (the class of A. Sumbatyan) and graduated from the Russian Music Gnesins Academy (the class of A. Iokheles). Being a student of the Academy took the titles of the winner at the all-Russian and international competitions. Her pedagogical activity is closely connected with the Central Music School. Since 1995 she has been a Visiting Professor at “Musashino Academia Musicae” (Tokyo, Japan). In addition, she gives a lot of solo concerts and performs as a musician of chamber ensembles with the famous musicians Grigory Feigin (violin) and Valentine Feigin (cello); performs in the piano duets with her son Vladimir Sverdlov-Ashkenazi and Sachiko Nakamura-Koch. Geographical scope of her tours includes many Russian cities, Poland, Germany, Austria, Spain, France and Japan.
Arranges master-classes in Europe and different Japanese cities. Many of her students have become the brightest students and graduated from “Musashino Academia Musicae” with the highest honours. Some of her pupils have become laureates of the international and Japanese competitions. As a jury member E. Ashkenazi participates in the International F. Schubert Competition (Germany), International Competition “Juniour Virtuosos” (Bulgaria), The I International Juniour P. I. Tchaikovsky Competition (Japan), International F. Chopin Competition (Japan), “Music Competition of Japan” (Tokyo).
Michael Dorner (piano)
Associate Professor of the Piano Department of Weimar Music High School
He is currently teaching at the piano class of the Gymnasium for talented children and teenagers at Weimar Music High School. In 1992 started working for J. Brahms Conservatory in Hamburg. As a piano teacher he has been working for 30 years, teaching children from 5 years old, teenagers and students of high schools. M. Dorner’s pupils are winners of the national and international piano competitions. Arranges master classes in Germany, other European countries, Russia and South America.
He has been actively performing. On regular basis he takes part in the music festivals, such as: “Bregenzer Festspiele” (Austria), “Biennale” (Germany), “Musical Summer in Eutin” (Germany), International Festival “Music from A to Z” (Russia), A. Skryabin Festival (Russia), “Neue Horizonte” (Switzerland), “Meetings marked by music” (Germany), “Witten Days of Chamber Music” (Germany) and other contemporary music festivals in Germany, Austria, Switzerland. While performing in Europe M. Dorner performed 32 sonatas by Beethoven, in Berliner Philharmonic he played Fantasia by Beethoven op.80 for the piano, choir and orchestra.
Along with the classical compositions M. Dorner is a permanent performer of the contemporary music. More than 60 premiers have been played by the pianist.
Repeatedly performed together with the different orchestras of Europe and South America, such as: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Regensburg Chamber Orchestra, New Cologne Opera Orchestra in Berlin, Radio Suisse Orchestra, State Philharmonic Orchestra of Asunción, and Austria Radio Orchestra.
Mira Marchenko (piano)
The Head of the Special Piano Department of the Central Music School
Being a graduate of the Central Music School (the class of A. Bakulova who was a pupil of Heinrich Neuhaus) and Moscow Conservatory (the class of the Associate Professor O. Ivanov who was a pupil of L. Oborin and E. Gilels) Mira Marchenko is a true successor and continuer of the traditions of the great Russian piano school. A laureate of the International Piano Competition in London, the winner of the special prize of EPTA for the outstanding achievements in the pedagogical science, a laureate of the First International P. Vladigerov Piano Competition, a prize winner of the International Ferruccio Busoni Competition, a prize winner of the First International S. Rachmaninoff Competition, a laureate of the All-Russian M. Balakirev Piano Duets Competition. She repeatedly was a participant of the large international festivals. Mira Marchenko gives a great number of solo and chamber concerts and also performs with the symphony orchestras. Her repertoire includes a wide range of compositions, from Baroque to the contemporary music.
Since 1986 she has been teaching at the CMS, arranges master classes in Russia and abroad. Her students repeatedly became laureates of different international competitions in Great Britain, Holland, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Finland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Greece, Russia, Kazakhstan. Many of them are fellows and participants of the program of the International Charity Foundation “New Names” and International Vladimir Spivakov’s Charity Foundation. M. Marchenko’s students regularly perform in the concert halls of Moscow Conservatory, in Moscow International Music House, in N. Roerich Museum, in Moscow Concert Center of Pavel Slobodkin and on many other prestigious venues.
M. Marchenko’s impact to the development of culture and many years of the fruitful work has been acknowledged by the Minister of Culture of Russia. In 2013 she became a winner of the All-Russian Competition “The best teacher of a children art school”.
Andrey Pisarev (piano)
Honoured Artist of Russia, the Dean of the Piano Department of Moscow State Conservatory, Professor
Graduated from the Music College at Moscow Conservatory (the class of B. Shatskes), in 1987 graduated from Moscow Conservatory (the class of the National Artist of Russia, Professor S. Dorensky).
The First prize laureate of S. Rachmaninoff Competition (1983), the First prize laureate of the International V. Mozart Competition in Salzburg, the Fourth Prize laureate of the International Ferruccio Busoni Competition (1992), the First Prize laureate of the International Competition in Pretoria (1992). Gave concerts in various Russian cities, in Europe and US; as a soloist worked together with the Russian National Orchestra, Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra of the Radio and TV of Milan, Japanese Philharmonic Orchestra, orchestras of Russian Philharmonic Societies. Recorded a number of CDs with the music of Russian and foreign composers. Worked together with the outstanding conductors: V. Dudarova, V. Verbitski, S. Kogan, A. Boreiko, P. Yadykh, O. Soldatov, L. Nikolayev, A. Chistkyakov, N. Alexeev.
Since 1992 A. Pisarev has been teaching at Moscow Conservatory, at the present moment he is a Professor. He is often invited to teach master classes in Russia, Japan, US, Brazil. Pisarev’s students repeatedly became winners and laureates of the international piano competitions. As a jury member participated in the international competitions: Youth S. Rachmaninoff Competiton in Veliky Novgorod (Russia), Gina Bachauer Competition in Salt Lake City (USA), George Enescu Competition in Bucharest (Romania), in Pretoria (South Africa), in Hamamatsu (Japan).
Valery Piassetski (piano)
The Director of the Central Music School, Honoured Artist of Russia, Professor of Moscow Conservatory
In 2001 – 2011 and in 2015 – 2016 he was the Head of the Special Piano Department of the CMS. Since 2016 he has been the Director of the School.
Was awarded with the Certificate of Appreciation by the Ministry of Culture of Russia (2009); was awarded with the Honorary Title “The Best teacher of the Year by the International Charity Foundation of Vladimir Spivakov (2010). A laureate of the All-Russian Competition “The Best teacher of a children’s arts school” (2010).
A graduate of the Central Music School (the class of A. Artobolevskaya) and Moscow State Conservatory (the class of A. Nasedkin).
Pedagogical activity occupies an important place in his life. V. Piassetski’s students repeatedly participated in the music festivals in Europe, Asia and America; performed together with the symphony and chamber orchestras directed by the outstanding conductors: Yu. Bashmet, M. Pletnyov, V. Gergiev, A. Rudin, Yu. Simonov, V. Spivakov, S. Sondecskis, V. Fedoseev, A. Sladkovsky and others.
It is quite enough to mention the name of the winner of the XI International P.I. Tchaikovsky Competition Denis Matsuyev and the III Prize laureate of the XV International P. I. Tchaikovsky Competition Daniil Kharitonov. More than 120 times Piassetski’s students became laureates of the international and all-Russian contests.
V. Piassetski registers many impressive victories and laureate titles of his pupils: two titles at the “Eurovision Song Contest”, two titles at the International P. I. Tchaikovsky Competition, five victories (Grand-Prix including) at the International V. Krainev’s Competition, at Chopin Competition, seven awards, three first prizes including, at the International TV Competition “The Nutcracker” and the main prize at the contest “Juniour musician of the “Culture” TV channel 2010”, the First Prize at “Rotary” and many other awards.
A jury member of many contests, such as “The Nutcracker”, Rotary, A. D. Artobolevskya Competition, International Competition of Young Musicians held by the CMS, “Open Europe”, International Youth P. I. Tchaikovsky Competition, Astana Piano Passion, Grand Piano Competition.
A recognized chamber performer. During many years he was a constant partner in the duet with the National Artist of Russia M. Khomitser (cello). Besides, repeatedly performed together with the National Artists of Russia, such as: V. Ivanov and M. Yashvili; with Honoured Artists: A. Zagorinsky, E. Petrov.
Arranged master classes in various Russian cities and in Bulgaria, Serbia, Slovenia, France, Japan, China, Mexico and Italy.
Natalia Trull (piano)
Honoured Artist of Russia, Professor of Moscow Conservatory
Laureate of the International Competitions: in Belgrade (Yugoslavia, the I prize), P. I. Tchaikovsky Competition (Moscow, 1986, the II prize), Monte Carlo (Monaco, 1993 Grand Prix).
N. Trull was born in Leningrad. She is a graduate of the Special Secondary Music School at Leningrad Conservatory. Graduated from Moscow Conservatory (the class of the National Artist of the USSR, Prof, Ya. Zak and of the National Artist of Russia, Prof. M. Voskresensky). Did her postgraduate course at Leningrad Conservatory (the class of the National Artist of Russia T. Kravchenko).
Her pedagogical activity started in 1981 at Leningrad Conservatory as an assistant of T. Kravchenko. In 1984 she was appointed to teach at her own class at Leningrad Conservatory. At that time she was working as a special piano teacher for the Conservatory and for the Special Secondary Music School.
In 1988 she moved to Moscow and started her pedagogical activity at Moscow Conservatory as an assistant of Prof. M. Voskresensky. In 2004 she became a Professor of the Special Piano Department. She has been arranging master classes in Novgorod, Yaroslavl, Saint Petersburg, Irkutsk, Kazan and other Russian cities. Since 1990 she has been participating in summer courses of Tokyo University Musashino and has been arranging master classes in Shizuoka (Japan). Repeatedly took part in the summer seminars in Los Angeles (USA), conducted master classes in the Music Academy in Karlsruhe (Germany) and also in various music universities in Georgia, Serbia, Croatia, Brazil and Chile. Laureates of the international competitions are on the list of her students: V. Dvorkin, A. Limaev, T. Ivleva, L. McDonald, N. Unno, E. Bazhenova. O. Zheltikova, A. Chernov, E. Starodubtsev, A. Semkina. D. Tsvetkov.
N. Trull performed together with all the leading Russian and foreign orchestras: London Symphony Orchestra, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich (Switzerland), symphony orchestras of Monte Carlo, Santiago de Chile and others. She cooperated with the following conductors: G. Rozhdestvensky, V. Sinaisky, Yu. Temirkanov, I. Shpiller, V. Fedoseev, A. Lazarev, Yu. Simonov, A. Katz, E. Klas, A. Dmitriev, R. Leppard. She went on concert tours together with the Orchestra of Moscow Philharmonic conducted by Yu. Simonov (Slovenia and Croatia, April, 2007).
Repeatedly took part in Russian and international competitions as a jury member.
Alexei Chernov (piano)
Laureate of the international competitions, a special piano teacher of the CMS
Studied at the Central Music School at the Special Piano Department (the class of K. Shashkina and N. Trull) and at the Music Theory Department (specialty — composition; the class of Prof. L. Bobylyov). Continued his education at Moscow State Conservatory (the class of Prof. N. Trull) and later at the Royal College of Music in London (the class of the Piano Professor V. Latarche) where he did his postgraduate course. In 2011 he finished a special course there: “Artist Diploma in Performance”.
During his studies at the CMS A. Chernov became a laureate of the Juniour Competition “Classical Inheritance” (Moscow, 1995), a diploma holder of the International Juniour Competition in Ettlingen (Germany, 1996) and a laureate of the International Competition “Classica Nova” (Hannover, 1997). In 1997 at the Competition of Juniour Pianists A. Chernov became a winner and was awarded with A. Skryabin scholarship for the best performance of A. Skryabin’s compositions. In 1998 at the invitation of M. Pletnyov he brilliantly performed the First Concerto by S. Prokofiev together with the Russian National Orchestra in the Grand Hall of Moscow Conservatory. Being a student he was awarded with the special scholarship by the Russian Federal Agency of Culture and the special scholarship of the “Russian Performing Arts” Foundation.
А. Chernov is a laureate of more than 20 prestigious international piano competitions. Among them there are: “Vianna da Motta” (Portugal, 2001), “UNISA” (South Africa, 2004), “Minsk — 2005” (Belorussia, 2005), “Parnassos — 2006” (Mexico, 2006), Competition to honour Emil Gilels (Ukraine, 2006), the IV International A. Skryabin Competition in Moscow (2008), “Muse” (Greece, 2008), “Spanish Composers” (Spain, 2009), Jean Françaix Competition (Paris, France, 2010), Maria Canals (Spain, 2011), Cleveland International Piano Competition (USA, 2011), the 27th International Ettore Pozzoli Piano Competition (Italy, 2011) and others. In 2011 he became a laureate of the XIV International P. I. Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.
A. Chernov goes on tours and takes part in the festivals “Crescendo”, “White Nights Stars”, Yuri Bashmet Festival in Minsk and many others. He cooperated with the conductors: M. Pletnyov, R. Martynov, A. Sladkovsky, A. Anisimov, V. Sirenko, D. Yablonsky, I. Verbitsky, E. Batiz (Mexico) and others. A. Chernov is the author of various piano, chamber instrumental and symphony compositions that are now successfully performed in the framework of different contemporary music festivals. In 2002 he was awarded with the diploma and a special prize at A. Skryabin Composers Competition. Has been teaching at the CMS since 2006.
Yuri Slesarev (piano)
National Artist of Russia, Professor of Moscow Conservatory
A graduate of the Central Music School (1966) and Moscow Conservatory (the class of the National Artist of the USSR, Prof. V. Merzhanov). In 1971 – 1973 did his postgraduate course. During his studies took part in the number of competitions, Leeds Piano Competition (Great Britain, 1969) including. Laureate of the International Competition in Montevideo (Uruguay, 1972, the I prize), laureate of the All-Union Piano Competition in Tallinn (1969, the I prize), laureate of the IV International P. I. Tchaikovsky Competition (Moscow, 1970, Diploma holder).
Since 1969 has been touring about Russia and abroad very actively. Apart from his concerts he often performs together with chamber ensembles. He was the first who played many pieces of music of the contemporary composers. Yuri Slesarev has made a lot of recordings on vinyl, CDs, for the radio and TV channels.
In 1973 he started his pedagogical activity at Moscow Conservatory being an assistant of V. Merzhanov. He was the teacher of the future laureates of the international competitions: A. Nersesyan, T. Shebanova. In 1996 he became the Professor of Moscow Conservatory. In 1985 he started teaching at the Special Piano Department of the Central Music School. On regular basis he arranges master classes in Russia, Germany, USA, countries of the former Yugoslavia. Repeatedly he was a chairman of the State Examination Commissions in the Conservatories of Nizhni Novgorod, Alma-Ata, Russian Music Gnesins Academy, Arts Institution of Ufa and other educational institutions.
As a jury member he participated in the All-Russian Competition (1993), International Competitions in Vladikavkaz (1997), in Simferopol (1998), in London (1998). About 30 famous musicians are on the list of his students. They are laureates of the international contests: A. Vershinin, V. Gryaznov, M. Efimova, K. Kazunina, N. Kislenko, A. Komarov. D. Kosmachyov, T. Larionova, E. Maximov, S. Ovrutskaya, M. Safaryan, A. Serdechny. Yu. Slesarev is member of the board of the European Piano Teachers Association.
Darya Ryabova (piano)
Special piano teacher of the CMS
Finished the Central Music School at Moscow State P. I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory in 1995. In 2000 graduated from Moscow Conservatory with honours; in 2002 finished her postgraduate course at the Conservatory. Her teachers were: T. Kestner, Professor, National Artist of the USSR E. Malinin, Professor, National Artist of Russia M. Voskresensky.
D. Ryabova is a laureate of the international competitions in Italy (Ragusa, Monza), Poland (Bydgoszcz), USA (Cincinnati), Portugal (Porto).
Gave solo concerts and also performed together with the symphony and chamber orchestras in Russia and abroad.
In 2011 a CD with solo compositions was released by the company VISTA VERA.
Since 2000 she has been a special piano teacher of the CMS. Arranges master classes and participates in the piano competitions as a jury member.
In 2010 D. Ryabova received the letter of appreciation from the Minister of Culture of Russia for her outstanding results in the field of culture.
Laureates and diploma holders of the international competitions are on the list of her students that participate in contests in Russia, France, Belgium, Ukraine, Italy, Poland. Many pupils of D. Ryabova are fellows of Vladimir Spivakov’s Foundation, Yuri Rozum’s Foundation, “Yamaha” and “Vozvrashchenie” foundations. The students took part in the recitals in many famous concert halls: P. I. Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, the Grand Hall of Moscow Conservatory, at the Moscow International Music House; the disciples also gave concerts in Germany, Belgium, USA, France, Canada, Montenegro, Luxembourg, Costa Rica, Poland. The students cooperated with different well-knows orchestras, Vladimir Spivakov’s Orchestra including. In 2014 several pupils of D. Ryabova performed in Carnegie Hall (New York) and in the concert hall “Cortot” (Paris).
Natalya Bogdanova (piano)
Finished Central Music School in 1995. Her teachers were A. Bakulov, M. Marchenko, L. Dedova. In 2001 graduated from Moscow State Conservatory (the class of Prof. M. Voskresensky). In 2001-2003 was an assistant in the class of Prof. M. Voskersenky in the Conservatory.
In 1999 N. Bogdanova started working as an accompanist at the CMS. In 2001 started teaching in the class of chamber ensemble. Since 2003 she has been a special piano teacher of the CMS.
For many years she has been cooperating with the international foundations: “The New Names”, Art School “Master class”, Vladimir Krainev’s Foundation for Junior Pianists Support, Vladimir Spivakov’s Foundation.
Arranges numerous master classes and methodological seminars in different Russian cities.
Since 2003 she has been a soloist of the Concert Philharmonic Organization “Mosconcert”. She is well-knows in many Russian cities and also in Germany, Turkey, USA, France, Italy, Latvia, Ukraine.
Together with the famous musicians N. Bogdanova has recorded seven CDs.
Laureates of many international and all-Russian competitions are on the list of her students.
Vasili Yermakov (piano)
Teacher of the Central Music School
Was born in Moscow. Studied music at Gnesins Music School (the class of E. Orlova). In 1969 started studying at the CMS and later entered Moscow State Conservatory (the class of L. Naumov). Was an assistant at Moscow Conservatory in the class of Prof. T. Nikolayeva.
He revealed himself as a concert musician. He has shown a lot of solo programs. In 1985 – 1986 in the concert hall of the CMS he performed the collection of 22 sonatas by Beethoven. In 1991 in Rachmaninoff Concert Hall of Moscow Conservatory he performed 24 etudes by Chopin; in 1992 on the same stage he played 24 etudes by Liszt in one concert. In V. Yermakov’s repertoire there are compositions by L. V. Beethoven, R. Schuman, F. Chopin, F. Liszt, S. Rachmaninoff, M. Ravel, A. Skryabin and other composers.
Having graduated from the Conservatory, in 1978 he started working for the CMS, first in the General Piano Department and later in the Special Piano Department. The title holder “The Teacher of the Year”, given by the International Charity Foundation of Vladimir Spivakov. Concert pianists L. Reznikova and S. Lips are among V. Yermakov’s students. More than 25 times his disciples became the winners and laureates of the all-Russian and international competitions in Russia, USA, Germany, Poland, France, Italy, Holland, Spain, the Baltic States and in Cyprus. V. Yermakov’s students successfully participated in the prestigious competitions, such as “The Nutcracker”, Rotary, International Competition of Young Musicians arranged by the CMS, “Concertino-Prague”, etc. Having finished Central Music School, the disciples successfully entered the best conservatories: in Moscow, Zurich, Hannover, The Juilliard School in New York and other famous educational institutions.
V. Yermakov is very active in methodological work. He arranges consultations for music teachers in Moscow and other Russian cities. He organized master classes in Russia, Austria, Norway, Slovenia. At the CMS he delivers lectures on the theme: “Playing the piano: methods of teaching”. V. Yermakov is an author of the tutorial program of this course. He is also the author of the training manual “The Album of the Juniour Musician” (in collaboration with M. Andreeva, Moscow, 1991) that is a profound system of teaching how to play the piano.
He is the author of many piano transcriptions. For example, in 2002 he completed the collection “S. Rachmaninoff. 24 preludes-romances” that contained transcriptions of vocal compositions by the famous composer in 24 tones. V. Yermakov is the author of some original compositions. In 2006 the premier of the opera fairy tale “Ellie” was presented on the stage of the CMS. The author of the libretto was Vasili Yermakov.
Liana Isakadze (violin)
National Artist of the USSR, a Laureate of the State Prize of Georgia (in 1979, 1983, 2002)
A Soviet, Georgian and Russian violinist, a conductor and a teacher. Her primary music education received in the Central Z. Paliashvili Music School in Tbilisi. At the age of 9 performed together with a symphony orchestra and at 10 gave her first solo concert. At the age of 14 became a laureate of the All-Union Competition of the performing musicians (the II Prize, Moscow, 1961). Graduated from Moscow Conservatory, violin class of D. Oistrakh, in 1970 finished her post-graduate course under supervision of D. Oistrakh. During her studies participated in the contests: International M. Long and J. Thibaud Competition (The I Prize, Paris, 1965), International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition (The I Prize, Helsinki, 1970), the IV International P. I. Tchaikovsky Competition (the III Prize, Moscow, 1970). Since 1965 has been touring abroad as a soloist, together with chamber orchestras and as a conductor. Performed in the world largest concert halls. In 1970 – 1994 was a soloist of Moscow Philharmonic.
In 1981 became the Director and the Chief Conductor of the Chamber orchestra of Georgia and was working on this post during 15 years. In 1990 the orchestra moved to Germany. In 1992 in Ingolstadt L. Isakadze established D. Oistrakh String Instruments Academy. Conducted various European chamber orchestras, besides, worked with Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of Stockholm Philharmonic (Sweden), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra of Rome, Youth Euro-Classical Orchestra (Germany). In 1998 was the head of the jury at the International Violin P. I. Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.
Made a lot of recordings at the TV, Radio and CD recordings.
Tatyana Polozova (violin)
A teacher of the Central Music School, a holder of the Honorary title “The Best Russian Teacher” (2013)
In 1976 graduated from M. Ippolitov-Ivanov Music College (the class of T. Pogozheva and Prof. A. Kushner). Having finished the college T. Polozova entered Moscow State Music Gnesins Pedagogical Institute (now Russian Music Academy) to the class of the Associate Professor A. Kiselyov.
All the music career of T. Polozova is closely connected with teaching. Having graduated from the institute she taught at M. Ippolitov-Ivanov Music College and at Moscow Music Schools. In 1994 she was invited to the Central Music School. For the years of her fruitful work many students of T. Polozova repeatedly became laureates and winners of most famous Russian and international music contests, such as: “BRAVO” in Belgium, “Rotary”, “Noor Muusik Young Musicians” in Estonia, “Internazionale Valsesia Musica Juniours” in Italy, “Blue Bird” in Ukraine, “Young Talents of Russia”, «Luigi Valperga di Masino» в Италии, International TV Competition “The Nutcracker”. T. Polozova’s students are frequent participants of various festivals in Russia and abroad. They give concerts in Germany, France, China, Lithuania, USA, Argentina, Italy and other countries.
After finishing the CMS all the pupils of T. Polozova’s class become students of the leading professors of Moscow Conservatory or enter high music schools or universities abroad. Many disciples become fellows of the International Charity Foundation of Vladimir Spivakov, of the International Charity Foundation “New names”, Andrew of the First Call Foundation and Public Foundation “Russian Performing Art”. T. Polozova constantly cooperates with the Festival “Assemble or Arts”.
Alexei Seleznyov (cello)
Honoured Artist of Russia, Professor of Moscow Conservatory, Candidate of Arts
At present he is teaching at Moscow State Conservatory, Academic Music College at Moscow Conservatory and at Moscow F. Chopin State College of Music Performing Arts. Since 1993 he has been a permanent expert of the International Charity Foundation “New names”.
More than 30 students of different age have won the titles of winners and laureates of the national and international competitions. Among A. Seleznyov’s pupils are Narek Akhnazaryan, a laureate of the First prize and Special prizes of the XIV International P. I. Tchaikovsky Competition (Moscow, 2011), the winner of the IV International Johansson Competition for Juniour String Instruments Performing Musicians (Washington, 2006), International A. Khachaturyan Competition (Yerevan, 2006), International Isang Yun Competition (South Korea, 2006), the holder of the Grand-Prix and all the Special Prizes of the Competition “Young Concert Artists” (New York, 2001); Alexander Buzlov, the winner of the international competitions in New York (2001), Belgrade (2006), Leipzig (2002) and also of the International Competition “Mozart” (Monte Carlo, 1998); Arseny Chubachin, the winner of the International A. Glazunov Competition (Paris, 2008), International Youth P. I. Tchaikovsky Competition (Sendai, Japan, 2008), the prize winner of the International “ARD” Competition (Munich, 2008).
As a jury member A. Seleznyov participated in the Russian and international competitions in Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Perm, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, Eggersdorf (Germany), Belgrade (Serbia), Astana (Kazakhstan). Arranged master classes and open classes at the music educational institutions of secondary and higher education, in the framework of competitions and festivals both, in Russia and abroad.
Elena Ilyinskaya (harp)
Honoured Artist of Russia
A graduate of the Central Music School (the class of M. Mchedelov) and Moscow State Conservatory (the class of the National Artist of the USSR V. Dulova). Presented the Soviet harp school at the International Harp Week in Holland.
In 1971 on the recommendation of Professor V. Dulova E. Ilyinskaya was accepted as a teacher of the harp class to the CMS, where she is working at the present moment. In 2011 she was accepted to be a teacher of the Harp class to Moscow Conservatory. Holds master classes in Russia and abroad.
Students and post-graduates of E. Ilyinskaya present a new generation of the leading harpists of the world. They are laureates of the prestigious international contests: Lily Laskine Competition and “The Golden Harp”; they are also musicians of the Bolshoi Theatre, of the famous symphony orchestras, music theatres, touring performers.
In 2010 E. Ilyinskya was awarded with the title “The best teacher of the year”. In 2011 she received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Ministry of Culture of Russia. She was also awarded with the medal “For the Faith and Goodness” for her masterful upbringing of young musicians.
In her past E. Ilyinskaya worked for “Vanemuine” Orchestra (Estonia). At present she is a harpist of Moscow State Academic Symphony Orchestra conducted by P. Kogan. Supported close cooperation with the leading symphony and chamber orchestras in Russia and abroad: Moscow State Philharmonic Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra, Symphony P. I. Tchaikovsky Orchestra, Moscow Chamber Orchestra conducted by: V. Spivakov, V. Fedoseev, M. Pletnyov, A . Lazarev, V. Sinaisky, K. Orbelyan, V. Polyansky, V. Verbitsky . She takes part in concerts, tours, makes recording together with the leading orchestras and soloists, such as R. Fleming, D. Khvorostovsky and others.
Maxim Orekhov (oboe)
Teacher of the Central Music School
In 1991 he became a student of the Central Music School (the class of Prof. G. Kerentsev). In 2002 finished the CMS with honours and entered Moscow State Conservatory, having got the highest points at the entrance exams. In 2007 he graduated from the Conservatory with honours.
M. Orekhov is a laureate of many prestigious competitions, such as the II Competition of the Juniour Performers on the Wind Instruments (Moscow 1997), TV Competition “Juniour Musicians of Moscow” (1997), The I Moscow Competition of Juniour oboists dedicated to the 80th anniversary of I. Pushechnikov (Moscow, 1998), The III Competition “Juniour Talents of Russia” (Moscow, 1999). International Radio Competition “Concertino — Prague” (Moscow, 2001).
Since 2003 he has been a musician of the Russian National Orchestra being very active in giving concerts. Repeatedly went on tours to Russian cities, Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Austria, USA; participated in the concerts of the “Summer Music Academy” in Austria and in the Music Festival in South Bohemia.
Since 2008 he has been teaching at the CMS.
He is a member of the selection jury of the Competition “Concertino — Prague” (Moscow).
Stanislav Katenin (bassoon)
Associate Professor, the Head of the Wind and Percussion Instruments Department of the Central Music School
Was born in Moscow in 1971 to a family of musicians. Finished Moscow Special Secondary Gnesins Music School (the class of Prof. A. Irshai), Russian State Music Gnesins Academy and did his postgraduate course there (the class of Prof. Yu. Rudomyotkin). Laureate of the All-Union and All-Russian Competitions (the I prize, 1991).
In 1991 S. Katenin became a soloist of the chamber group “Moscow Classical Ensemble” of Moscow Philharmonic. Being a member of the ensemble he won the title of the laureate at the International Festival Vita Longa. In 1993 – 2007 S. Katenin was a soloist of the Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia. In 2001 – 2003 he was a soloist of the Grand Symphony P. I. Tchaikovsky Orchestra. Since 2007 he has been a soloist and a concertmaster of the bassoon group of the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra. Since 2012 S. Katenin has been an art director of the ensemble of the soloists of the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2010 he became a soloist of the “New Music Studio” ensemble (the art director is Vladimir Tarnopolski).
Since 1998 Katenin has been teaching at Gnesins Music College, at the Special Secondary Gnesins Music School and State Classical Maimonides Academy (Associate Professor). In 2010 – 2013 he presented Russia at the international conferences IDRS in Great Britain, USA and China. At present he performs in Russia and abroad, as a jury member participates in different contests, conducts master classes. He has recorded several solo CDs, two solo albums as the endorser of the German company including.
Since 2016 he has been working for the CMS as a teacher and the Head of the Wind and Percussion Instruments Department.
Andrei Kuznetsov (French horn)
Honoured Artist of Russia.
A graduate of the Central Music School at Moscow State P.I. Tchaikovksy Conservatory (the class of Prof. A. Yankelevich). In 1972 he became the I Prize winner of the International Youth Competition “Concertino — Prague”.
In ensembles with the outstanding musicians, such as Yuri Bashmet, Oleg Kagan and Svyatoslav Richter performed at the most prestigious European Festivals.
Being a postgraduate student he was admitted to the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of the USSR directed by Eugene Svetlanov. In 1993 he became a soloist of the orchestra.
He has been very active in giving solo and chamber concerts; performs together with the leading Russian and foreign orchestras. He is the first performer of the compositions by M. Chulaki, M. Milman, A. Yankelevich, A. Raskatov.
Since 1997 he has been a musician of the chamber ensemble “Soloists of Moscow” directed by Yuri Bashmet. A. Kuznetsov is a laureate of the international prize “Grammy-2008” (in “Soloists of Moscow”).
Worked as a French horn teacher in Gnesins State Music College and later worked for the State Wind Instruments College. Since 2013 he has been teaching at Gnesins Special Music School.
Sergei Nakaryakov (trumpet)
The Best instrumentalist of the Year (2002) under the version of Phono-Academy
His primary music education received in a children’s music school in Gorky city (now Nizhny Novgorod). At first played the piano but later started taking trumpet classes. The impetus for it was the organ preludes by J. Bach (arrangements for the organ and trumpet), performed by T. Dokshitser. The first S. Nakaryakov’s teacher was his father. In 1988 the young musician won the Diploma at the All-Russian Trumpet Competition in Leningrad. In 1991 he successfully performed at the International Ivo Pogorelić Festival in Bad Wörishofen (Germany); the same year S. Nakaryakov made his debut together with the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra conducted by S. Sondeckis at the music festival in Salzburg. Since that time S. Nakaryakov’s performing has been very successful all over the world.
Since 1993 he has been living in Paris touring to various countries: Germany, Russia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Israel, US, Canada, South America, South Korea, Australia. His concerts are very popular in Japan where the musician travels annually.
Arranges master classes for trumpeters in many states where he tours to. Cooperates with the most famous conductors, orchestras and performers: V. Spivakov, Yu. Bashmet, V. Ashkenazi, E. Klas, Yu. Temirkanov, S. Sondeckis, M. Argerich, G. Shaham, K. Nagano.
Nakaryakov’s repertoire shocks with its variety. He performs compositions written exactly for the trumpet and also arrangements for the violin, viola, bassoon, oboe, piano, French horn, cello and voice. He masterfully plays the flugelhorn expanding the artistic and technical potential of this instrument. In 2007 and 2010 S. Nakaryakov participated in the annual music festival “Crescendo”.
Rostislav Sharayevsky (percussion instruments)
Laureate of the international competitions, the holder of the “Triumph” Prize
A graduate of Moscow Special Secondary Gnesins Music School, piano and percussion class, and Russian Music Gnesins Academy. Participated in the master classes of the most famous musicians: K. Abe (Japan), N. Zhivkovich (Serbia), L. Albert (Belgium), R. van Sice (US), K. Treselt (Germany) and others.
At 6 started his intensive concert activity in Russia and abroad. As a soloist performed together with various symphony and chamber orchestras, such as: Grand Symphony Orchestra directed by V. Fedoseev, Russian National Orchestra, State Academic Chamber Orchestra of Russia, “Moscow Virtuosos”, “The Seasons”, Moscow Youth Chamber Orchestra, “Soloists of Moscow” ensemble. In 2002 made his debut in Carnegie Hall together with “New York Pop Orchestra”. Toured to Austria, Great Britain, Germany, Spain, Italy, China, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Serbia, US, France, Croatia, Sweden, Switzerland, Japan. Participated in the international festivals: Classic OPEN AIR in Berlin, in Colmar and Evian (France); in the festivals in Russia, Lithuania and Croatia. In March 2009 initiated the project “Concerts and master classes of Keiko Abe in Moscow”. Passionately plays music of various styles (jazz, jazz-rock, funk, fusion); worked together with the famous jazz musicians, V. Gorsky and I. Butman.
Since 2013 R. Sharayevsky has been an accompanist of the percussion group of the Youth Symphony Orchestra of the CIS (directed by V. Spivakov). In 2011 became a soloist of the percussion group of the Grand Symphony P. I. Tchaikovsky Orchestra directed by V. Fedoseev.
Multi-day author’s courses
- seminars on performance
- group lessons
- individual lessons
- classes in the ensemble
Nikolay Popov (flute)
A laureate of the international competitions, a soloist of the orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre.
Was born in Leningrad. A graduate of St. Petersburg State N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory (the class of O. Chernyadyeva), did his post-graduate course at University of Music and Performing Arts Munich (the supervisor — Andrash Adoryan).
Being a student of the first course of the Conservatory, he became the winner of the International Competition in Minsk and the II prize winner at the All-Russian Competition of Performing Musicians on Wood-Wind Instruments that took place in St. Petersburg. Being at student of the third course of the Conservatory and having won the Students Wind Instruments Competition he got the invitation to participate in the internship program at the European V. A. Mozart Chamber Music Academy (Poland) from the Chairman of the Jury, a legendary Swiss flautist, Professor Aurèle Nicolet.
At different times he became a fellow of the German Foundations: “Gartow Stiftung” “Villa-Musica” Chamber Music Academy and “Live Music now” Charity Foundation of the world famous violinist I. Menukhin.
In 2000 he became the first Russian representative in the Youth G. Mahler Orchestra, participated in the “Millennium Tour” of the orchestra together with the French composer and conductor P. Boulez.
A soloist of the Concert Philharmonic Organization “Petersburg-Concert”. In 2002 – 2011 was as soloist of Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra directed by the National Artist of the USSR Vladimir Fedoseev. Since 2012 N. Popov has been a soloist of the orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre. As a soloist performed together with Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, orchestras of St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Chamber Orchestra “Moscow Virtuosos” and many other bands directed by such conductors as: V. Fedoseev, V. Spivakov, R. Martynov, V. Petrenko, F. Mastrangelo, A. Sladkovsky and others.
Works as a teacher, arranges master classes in various Russian cities and abroad.
Percussion ensemble “Percarus Duo”: Vladimir Terekhov and Mikhail Putkov
Percussion ensemble “Percarus Duo”: Vladimir Terekhov and Mikhail Putkov
Vladimir Terekhov and Mikhail Putkov are graduates of the Russian Music Academy, musicians of the State Academic Symphony Eugene Svetlanov Orchestra, laureates of the international competitions.
The cooperation of these musicians has been lasting for 15 years. Since 2015 they have been the members of the ensemble “Percarus Duo”.
For the years of the common activities the duet has become the winner of the number of the international competitions, such as: “Drum Wave” (St. Petersburg, 2015), “Drum Fest Russia” (Moscow, 2016, Grand-Prix), “Vozrozhdenie” (Armenia, 2016).
The musicians of the duet are the creators of the unique multimedia percussion shows. The very first one was “The Pulse of Ancient Times” (2016). The ensemble performed together with the outstanding composers and performers on the percussion instruments (Keiko Abe, Nebojsa Zivkovic, Katarzyna Mycka, Roger Sevdberg and others), took part in the festivals “Another Space”, “Brass Days”, Grand Festival of the Russian National Orchestra directed by M. Pletnyov, Contemporary Music Festival “Moscow Autumn”, in the international symposium in Vienna (Austria) in accordance with the personal initiation of N. Zhivkovich, performed together with “Gnesins Percussion Group” in Seoul (South Korea, 2012).
The duet participated in Russian premiers of the ensemble compositions for percussion instruments by N. Zhivkovich, K. Abe, E. Sejourne, M. Barrit, D. Benetti and others. The musicians support active cooperation with the contemporary Russian composers (the first composition written for “Percarus Duo” was music by M. Vrubel and N. Pogosyan “Mirror Motion”).
The musicians of the duet are representatives of “Marimba One”, the largest company in the world that produces keyboard percussion instruments; they are also representatives of the company “Agner Swiss Drumsticks”; they also cooperate with “Yamaha Music”.
Both musicians are also teachers. Mikhail Putkov is teaching at the Russian Music Academy and Central Music School, Vladimir — at the Children’s L.V. Beethoven Music School.
For active participants of the II International Summer School – 2017
(The duration of the lessons is up to 45 minutes each)
Basic course (5 individual classes, 45 minutes each) — 25 000 RUR
* for the CMS students — 22 500 RUR
Extra lessons (beyond the basic program)
4 500 RUR
Advance payment 7 500 RUR is to be made while applying for the participation. In case of cancellation of the participation advance prepay is not refundable.
Active participation in the creative workshop (multi-day author’s course) – 30 000 RUR.
* in case of full cost prepay before May, the 1, 2017 — 27 000 RUR
Open master classes
(The duration of the master classes is up to 45 minutes each)
Active participation in each master class — 5 000 RUR
An individual lesson or a master class — 1 500 RUR
Rehearsal and performance at the concert (45 minutes) — 2 000 RUR
For visitors of the II International Summer School – 2017
One-day listener ticket (provides attendance at any classes of the Summer school-2017 during one chosen day) — 1 500 RUR
10-days listener ticket (provides attendance at any classes of the Summer school within the period August, 1 – 10, 2017) — 5 000 RUR
Attendance at open master classes is free.
For active participants of the II international Summer School:
- Moscow Kremlin
- Moscow Conservatory (a tour to the famous concert halls and N. Rubinstein Museum including)
- CMS Museum
- Yamaha Music Russian Art Center in Moscow
All the excursions are free from charge for active participants of the II International Summer School.
Full course cost (72 hours) — 10 000 RUR
The course includes:
- Individual classes and master classes
- Lectures and seminars on the methods of the specialties teaching and music psychology
- Workshop on working with the professional diseases