Croatian cellist, Dorotea Rácz, has collected over thirty international prizes, including the Grand Prize at International Competition “Casarza Ligure” (Italy), 1st prizes at International Competition “Antionio Janigro” for young cellists (Croatia), International Competition “Valsesia Musica” (Italy), International Competition Alpe-Adria "Alfredo e Vanda Marcosig" (Italy), as well as the 2nd price at the AFAF International Concerto Competition (USA), to mention a few.
Dorotea has performed in Croatia, Slovenia, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Latvia, Hungary, Austria, Germany, Italy, Malta and the United States, in prestigious venues such as the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Konzerthaus Klagenfurt, Millennium Stage at Kennedy Center, Lisinski Hall in Zagreb, and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Festival appearances include the PagArt Festival (Croatia), American Fine Arts Festival (USA), International Festival "Umbria Classica" (Italy), and Leonardo De Lorenzo Festival (Italy).
An ardent chamber music performer, Dorotea is a founding member of the Rácz-Samogray Duo and Trio Accendo. Her solo and chamber music performances have been broadcasted on HRT Radio (Zagreb), where she was also a featured guest on the show "Od portreta do portreta," hosted by Branko Magdić.
At the age of sixteen, Dorotea was awarded a full merit scholarship to study with Amit Peled at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, where she completed her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees. She has participated in master classes with Bernard Greenhouse, Ralph Kirshbaum, Anner Bylsma, Phillipe Muller, Karine Georgian, Silvia Sondeckiene, Valter Despalj, Reinhard Latzko, Steven Doane, Lluís Claret, and Vladimir Perlin. Currently, she is pursuing a Doctorate in Music at the Catholic University of America, with a full scholarship and graduate assistantship in chamber music, in the studio of Michael Mermagen.
Recognized as a “thoughtful player” whose playing exhibits “stylistic mastery and playful lightness” by the press, American pianist, Dmitry Samogray, performs solo and chamber music recitals regularly throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.
A passionate and dynamic chamber musician, Dmitry is a top prize winner at the MTNA National Chamber Music Competition and a founding member of several ensembles, including the Rácz-Samogray Duo, Trio Accendo, and the Nubar Trio. Rácz-Samogray Duo’s Zagreb debut at the HGZ Concert Hall was described as “an inimitable musical evening filled with beauty and emotion” (HRsvijet.net). Following a recital at the Lisinski Hall, Trio Accendo was praised for its “attentive interpretations, synchronized musical intent, and a rich tone” (Klasika.hr). In addition to standard repertoire, Dmitry is committed to the exploration of wrongfully neglected music, including works for non-standard, mixed ensembles.
As soloist, Dmitry has performed at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall under the auspices of the American Fine Arts Festival for three consecutive seasons. Other festival appearances include PagArt Festival (Croatia), KD Festival (Croatia), International Festival "Umbria Classica" (Italy), and Leonardo De Lorenzo Festival (Italy).
Born in Tashkent, Dmitry studied at the Uspensky School of Music with Tatyana Sotnikova before moving to the United States. He has worked with prominent Russian virtuosos Alexander Shtarkman and Larissa Dedova, earning his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland, respectively. He is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Music at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Described as "extraordinary" and "a man of many talents" (New Haven Independent) in possession of “admirable control and color” (Baltimore Sun), Belarusian-American clarinetist Gleb Kanasevich has appeared as soloist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Belarus National Philharmonic, Peabody Symphony Orchestra, Peabody Chamber Orchestra, the Peabody Camerata, and the Lunar Ensemble.
A dedicated collaborator, Gleb has made appearances on stages of the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival (USA), Spoleto Festival (USA), Atlantic Music Festival (USA), Klangspuren Schwaz/Ensemble Modern Akademie Festivals (Austria), New Hampshire Chamber Music Festival (USA), Leonardo de Lorenzo Festival (Italy), 1787 Festival for Experimental Music (USA), and the Shriver Hall New Artist series in Baltimore. He is a member of the artist faculty at the soundSCAPE Festival for New Music in Maccagno, Italy. At this point, he has premiered over a 120 works of living composers.
Gleb has won numerous competitions and awards, such as the Baltimore Symphony Young Artists Competition, the Yale Gordon Concerto Competition, and the MTNA National Chamber Music Competition with Nubar Trio and more. A dedicated composer, he has recently received numerous commissions for solo and chamber works. He has won the Composition Prize from the “Música AntiquaNova” Foundation (Argentina) and has been commissioned to produce a new work for cello and double bass.
Gleb received a Bachelor of Music degree in Clarinet from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Music degree from Yale University, in the studios of Anthony McGill and David Shifrin, respectively. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Composition and Theory at Brandeis University.
Ginevra Petrucci has performed in prestigious concert halls throughout Europe (Sala Accademica di Santa Cecilia, Rome; Villa Medici, Rome; Teatro La Fenice, Venice; Sala Maffeiana, Verona; Villa Pignatelli, Naples; Salle Cortot, Paris; Liszt Academy, Budapest; Chopin Academy, Warsaw), the United States (Carnegie Hall), Japan (Shinjuku Bunka Center, Keyaki Hall), Brazil, Israel, Turkey and Africa, alongside acclaimed artists such as pianist Bruno Canino, harpist Emmanuel Ceysson, and harpsichordist Jory Vinikour. An active chamber musician, she collaborates with ensembles such as 'I Virtuosi Italiani', 'I Musici di Roma' and the Kodály Quartet.
Her recordings include Giulio Briccialdi’s four Flute Concerti with I Virtuosi Italiani (first world recording, Bongiovanni 2009), the complete Quintets by Kuhlau with the Kodály Quartet (Brilliant Classics 2013) and the complete Flute Duets by Haydn (Brilliant 2014).
Ginevra is a founding member of the Delphi Chamber Orchestra and Cantata Profana, both based in the United States. She has been visiting professor and has presented masterclasses and lecture-recitals at Accademia Flatus (Switzerland), Académie Musicale de Villecroze (France) and Accademia Musicale Sherazade (Italy). Since 2013, she is Professor at the Accademia Angelica Costantiniana of Rome and at the European Culture and Performing Arts Association of Tokyo.
As a strong advocate of contemporary music, Ginevra had direct collaborations with composers Kaija Saariaho, Steve Reich, George Crumb, Betsy Jolas and Jean-Michel Damase, as well as several composers of her generation in the United States and in Italy, where she performs regularly at the Nuova Consonanza Contemporary Music Festival and La Biennale di Venezia.
Born in Rome, Ginevra studied at Conservatorio ‘Santa Cecilia’ with her father, continuing her education at Ecole Normale ‘Alfred Cortot’ and at Yale University, where she obtained a Master of Music and an Artist Diploma. She is President of the Associazione Musicale Leonardo De Lorenzo.
Born into a family of musicians (1998), Anamarija Milić began her violin studies at the age of five in the class of H. Žubrinić at the Elly Bašić Music School in Zagreb. She has been working with A. Sešek and participated in master classes with Z. Bron, A. Kouchner, L. and M. Sorokow, Y. Korchinsky, I. Petru- shevski and B. Belkin. At the age of 16, she enroled the Zagreb Music Academy in the class of G. Končar.
As of 2007, she has studied in the class of Prof. Leonid Sorokow. She spent the academic year of 2008/2009 at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, where she was invited to the class of Prof. Stefan Kamilarov within the student exchange program. In September 2009, she fi nished undergraduate studies as the second best student of the generation, and in 2010 she fi nished the solo Master program as the best student of the generation of the Music Academy Zagreb. She continued with the graduate study in the class of a renown soloist and pedagogue Boris Belkin at the Conservatorium Maastricht, Netherlands, which she fi nished in April 2012. She has performed in major music capitals of Russia, Italy, France, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovenia, Liechtenstein, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Romania, and her native Croatia. The winner of numerous competitions and awards throughout Europe, she has won three fi rst prizes at national competitions (2000, 2002, 2004), two fi rst prizes at the International Competition Alpe-Adria Alfredo e Vanda Marcosig (Gorizia, Italy, 2000 and 2002 ), as well as the fi rst and second prizes at the International Violin Competition Petar Toškov (Belgrade, Serbia, 2001 and 2002), fi rst prize at the International Competition Verdi Note in Rome in 2001, and the third prize at the International Violin Competition Jeunesses Musicales Bucharest 2003.
She has performed as a soloist with the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, Varaždin Chamber Orchestra and the SymphonyOrchestra of Croatian Radio and Television. She was a Croatian representitive at the Vladimir Spivakov International Charity Foundation Concert in Moscow (2002). In 2004 she has been featured in the concert cycle Audience at the Lisinski Hall in Zagreb, performing on the 1735 Giuseppe Guarneri King violin, currently owned by the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts. From June 2012, she has been a regular associate of the Croatian Radio Symphony Orchestra and has regularly co-operated with the Croatian Chamber Orchestra. She has been a violine teacher at the Elly Bašić Music School in Zagreb since 2014. An active chamber musician, she is a founding member of the Croatian Piano Trio.
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Hailed by Classical Guitar Magazine as "one of the bright lights of the younger generation of classical musicians, a player of tremendous skill and sensitivity," Russian-American guitarist, Piotr Pakhomkin has extensively performed and given masterclasses in Europe, Central America, and the U.S. Based in Washington, D.C., he was the only guitarist to be featured at Strathmore, Kennedy Center, and Phillips Collection series in the span of a single concert season in 2014.
After finishing his studies with Manuel Barrueco at Peabody, Piotr became the First Prize winner of the 2012 Mexican International Guitar Competition in Culiacan and has taken top prizes at the 2012 Boston GuitarFest International Guitar Competition, Great Lakes Guitar Competition, Montreal International Guitar Competition, and the European International Guitar Competition, “Enrico Mercatali,” in Italy. After finishing the prestigious Strathmore Artist-in-Residence program in 2014, he returned to serve as a faculty member and mentor in their Institute for Artistic Development.
As the winner of the 2016 Respighi International Soloist Competition, he will make his concerto and solo debut at Carnegie Hall in the Chamber Orchestra of New York's "Masterwork Series" in June 2018. Piotr plays exclusively on a 2010 Ross Gutmeier Guitar using Oasis GPX strings.