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Born 1990 in Simferopol/Crimea, Ukraine, she made her debut with the Crimean Symphony Orchestra under Alexei Gulianizkij at the age of 8. After receiving her first lessons by her aunt Lidiya Vasilchenko-Neal, she continued her studies at the Lysenko Specialized School of Music in Kiev, at the age of 11. Since 2010 she lives in Berlin, Germany where she currently studies with Swedish violinist Ulf Wallin at the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” Berlin.

att Awardee of the David Oistrakh Violin Competition in Moscow, the Andrea Postacchini Violin Competition in Fermo/Italy and finalist of the International ARD-Music Competition 2013, where she received the Alice Rosner-Prize for the best interpretation of Sequenza VIII by L. Berio and the special award of the Münchener Kammerorchester. Since she was 12, she performed with the New Russia Orchestra of Yuri Bashmet, the Bratislava Chamber Orchestra, the Münchener Kammerorchester, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, and Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra. In November 2014 she will make her debut  with Deutsche Symphonie Orchester, playing Shostakovitch' Concerto No. 1 in a minor in the great hall of the Berliner Philharmonie.

In 2013 she won the «Boris Pergamenschikow Prize» competition for contemporary chamber music in Berlin with her piano trio – Trio Korngold.

With her duo-partner, Norwegian pianist Joachim Carr, she was awarded the 1st Prize at the 10. Concours International de Musique de Chambre de Lyon, France.

From 2011 until 2013, she was the concert master of the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, where she had the chance to collaborate with musicians such as Sir Colin Davis, Franz Welser-Möst, Herbert Blomstedt, Antonio Pappano, Daniele Gatti, Thomas Hampson, Hilary Hahn, Lisa Batiashvili, Matthias Goerne, Frank-Peter Zimmermann and Leif Ove Andsnes appearing in prestigious venues like Vienna Musikverein, Royal Albert Hall, Theatre des Champs Elysées, Salzburger Festspiele, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Dresdner Semperoper, Palau de la Música Catalana Barcelona.

Since 2014, she has on loan a violin by L.Storioni (Cremona 1781) from Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben.
From 2015 she has been invited for the Concertmaster position at the Munich Chamber Orchestra.

CV as of Oct. 2014


Joachim Carr was born 1988 in Bergen, Norway and studied with the renowned Czech professor Jiri Hlinka at Barratt Dues Institute of Music in Oslo. In 2011 he moved to Berlin and received his Bachelor Diploma from Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" Berlin with the highest possible distinction in 2013. He is currently undertaking his Master's degree at the same school with prof. Eldar Nebolsin. He received valuable, early musical impulses from pianists Jan Henrik Kayser and Håvard Gimse in his native country, and in later years through participation in masterclasses with Leif Ove Andsnes, Menahem Pressler, Einar Steen-Nøkleberg, Christopher Elton and Bernd Goetzke.

In October 2014, he won the 1. Prize, the Audience Award as well as the Orchestra's Prize of Bergen Philharmonic at the 14. International Edvard Grieg Piano Competition in Norway.

Previously, he had received the 2. Prize at Princess Astrid Music Prize in Trondheim, 2010. At the prestigious 25. Concours Clara Haskil in Vevey, 2013, he was awarded the Coup de coeur Special Prize for his Recital. With his violin partner Diana Tishchenko, he won the 1. Prize at the 10. Concours International de Musique de Chambre de Lyon in 2014. He also received the Boris Pergamenschikow Preis for contemporary chamber music in Berlin, 2013 with his piano trio - Trio Korngold.

In 2009, he performed the neglected Norwegian composer Halfdan Cleve's Fourth Piano Concerto with the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra under Ginteras Rinkevicous. At this event Kulturspeilet wrote: "He has the amazing ability to play so that you almost experience each note as crystal clear". He has also appeared as a soloist with the Bergen Philharmonic, the Trondheim Symphony and the Barratt Due Symphony among others.

He is an active chamber musician and has performed in festivals such as Bergen International Festival, Oslo Chamber Music Festival, Klavierfestival Ruhr, Podium Festival Esslingen, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Salzburger Kammermusik Festival and Cully Classique collaborating with Arve Tellefsen, Martin Fröst, Jakob Kullberg, Øystein Baadsvik and Henri Demarquette among others.

Solo and chamber appearances include performances in Wigmore Hall, Oslo Concert Hall, the Grieg Hall, Berliner Philharmonie and the Konzerthaus Berlin,

His Debut album, featuring works by Schumann, Brahms and Berg, will be released in December 2014 on the Swiss label Claves.

CV as of Oct.2014


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