SOLOISTS

Anastasia Kobekina, cello

(Italy, Spain & Latin America)

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The Russian cellist Anastasia Kobekina is a multiple prize winner at international competitions. BBC Radio 3 has selected Anastasia Kobekina to join its prestigious New Generation Artists scheme from 2018-20! Herewith BBC has given her the opportunity to play concerts in London and around the UK, as well as make appearances and recordings with the BBC orchestras and studio recordings for Radio 3. New Generation Artists have featured in some of Britain’s most prominent festivals, including the City of London Festival, the BBC Proms, the London Jazz Festival, Aldeburgh Festival, Cheltenham Festival and Edinburgh International Festival.

In 2018 she won the Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad’s invitation-only competition, the prize which includes a recording with an orchestra for the Swiss record label Claves.

 

As a soloist Anastasia recently has played with orchestras such as Gidon Kremer’s Kremerata Baltica, German Chamber Philharmonic Bremen, Chamber Orchestra of the “Viennese Music Association”, Moscow Virtuosi, Vienna Symphony Orchestra the Ural Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theater under the baton of V. Gergiev, the Moscow Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, the Lithuanian National Orchestra and the Sinfonia Varsovia under the baton of Krzysztov Penderecki. In 2012 Anastasia participated in the Verbier Festival Camp, and in 2015 she was invited by the Verbier Festival again to play at the chamber music week “Verbier Festival on Tour”. On many other renowned festivals throughout Europe and Russia the young violoncellist has performed with excellent musicians like Gidon Kremer, András Schiff, Yuri Bashmet, Isabelle Faust, Lars Vogt, Artur Pizarro, Nicholas Altstaedt… Furthermore the young cellist already has given concerts in Asia and USA (Lincoln Center, Avery Fisher Hall). 

Anastasia currently is playing a cello made by Guadagnini. 

I've never heard Bach's suites like hers. The beauty and honesty of the way she plays is wonderful.

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© Anastasia Kobekina by Evgeny Evtyukhov

Dana Zemtsov

viola

(Italy, Spain & Portugal)

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Winner of numerous competitions and developing an outstanding career, Dana Zemtsov is one of the most promising international viola soloists of her generation. Highlights in the past seasons include Dana´s performance of the Bartok Viola Concerto in the Main Hall of the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam)

playing chamber music with Janine Jansen and Martin Frost during the Utrecht Chamber Music Festival, and a recital in Carnegie Hall (New York). In 2016 Dana was invited to join the 43rd International Viola Congress as a Guest of Honour together with renown violists such as Ettore Causa, Bruno Giuranna and Tabea Zimmerman.

 

In 2012 she signed an exclusive record deal with Channel Classics Records for three recordings, of which all three “Enigma”, “Romantic Metamorphoses” and “Essentia” – her first orchestra recording with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Daniel Raiskin have been received successfully by international press.

(Italy, Spain & Latin America)

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“It is very rare that a young musician is dedicated to the music of Bach as Schaghajegh Nosrati is. She understands and plays this great music with astonishing clarity, purity and maturity.”

(Sir András Schiff)

Schaghajegh Nosrati´s career already is marked not only by several prizes at national and international piano competitions, but also by highly praised performances at prestigious venues in Europe, USA and Asia. She won first prizes at the Rotary piano competition in Essen (2006), the Van Bremen piano competition in Dortmund (2007) and the National Bach competition for young pianists in Köthen (2005). In 2014, she won the second prize at the renowned International Bach Competition in Leipzig. Furthermore she was awarded a gold medal at the international Concours pour jeunes solistes in Luxemburg, and she was a prize winner of the International Indonesia Pusaka Piano Competition (2012).

Schaghajegh Nosrati recently has performed at prestigious venues and festivals like Lucerne Festival, Berlin Philharmonie, Berlin Konzerthaus (with the German Chamber Orchestra Berlin), Vancouver Playhouse, Anneliese Brost Musikforum (with the Bochum Symphonics under the baton of Steven Sloane) and at Beethovenhaus Bonn.
In 2018 Schaghajegh Nosrati was on tour with Sir András Schiff and the Cappella Andrea Barca to play J.S. Bach’s Concertos for two pianos and orchestra at Vienna Musikverein, Mozarteum Salzburg, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Tonhalle Düsseldorf, Konzerthaus Dortmund, Palais des Beaux Arts (Brussel) and Lucerne Festival. 
In 2017 Schaghajegh has given her debut in China. On this tour, the pianist played recitals in several main cities of China (Beijing, Shanghai and others).
In 2015/2016 the pianist has been invited by Sir András Schiff to take part in the “Building Bridges” concert series with recitals in Frankfurt (Holzhausenschlösschen), Berlin (Kd211), Zurich (Tonhalle), New York (92y), Brussels (Palais des Beaux Arts) and Dusseldorf (Schumannfest).

The German CD label Genuin Classics has released two highly acclaimed CD’s with Shaghajegh Nosrati. For her debut Cd in 2015 she has recorded J.S. Bach’s “Art of Fugue” and for her 2nd CD in 2017 Bach’s Concertos for piano and orchestra played with the German Chamber Orchestra Berlin (Deutschen Kammerorchester Berlin).
In October 2019 the German label CAvI Music has released the pianist’s recent CD. For this CD Schaghajegh Nosrati has recorded works for solo piano by Charles Valentin Alkan.

Born in Bochum (Germany) in 1989, Schaghajegh Nosrati learned playing the piano at the age of four. As from 1997, she was a pupil of Rainer Maria Klaas. In 2007 she attended the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover as a young student of Prof. Steen-Nökleberg and was a full-time student in the piano class of Prof. Oakden from 2008 to 2015. After receiving her Master´s degree in 2015 she has been studying in the Solo Performance Class with Prof. Ewa Kupiec. She received additional artistic inspiration from Robert Levin, Angela Hewitt, Murray Perahia, Daniel Barenboim and Sir András Schiff.

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© Schaghajegh Nosrati by Ian Balam

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David Salleras

Saxo & composer

(Italy, Spain & Latin America)

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David Salleras is one of the outstanding saxophonists of his generation. He has won over audiences around the world and is well known for his compositions, performed by musicians from Europe and America. Musician without limits, he tackles very different programmes with the same intensity and versatility. After his last concert at the Palau de la Música in Barcelona, the critics wrote:

 

“The saxophonist David Salleras deployed a great range of the possible sounds from the instrument – confirmed by the spectacular encore – with an explosion of virtuosity, sonorous versatility and a variety of really dazzling nuances”. Lluís Trullén.

 

“David Salleras possesses an opulent sound, with extraordinary phrasing, a broad fiato and superb mastery of the instrument. His encore with closed polyphonic effects in El Cant dels Ocells left no room for doubt: he is indisputably a virtuoso.” Albert Ferrer Flamarich

 

He is the composer of two saxophone concertos: one with string orchestra and another with piano. Having performed them all over the world, he is now writing the version for orchestra. The premiere will take place in 2020.

Philipp Kopachevsky, piano

(Portugal, Spain & Latin America)

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Elisabetta Longardi.

Philipp Kopachevsky has been a prize-winner at eight prestigious international competitions, among them the Х International Franz Schubert Piano Competition (Germany).

The young musician has performed with the world’s great orchestras, among them the English Chamber Orchestra, the Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Moscow Philharmonic, the Symphony Orchestra of the Kolobov Novaya Opera Theatre in Moscow, the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, the Russian National Orchestra, the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia, the Moscow State Academic Symphony Orchestra under Pavel Kogan, the Novaya Rossiya State Symphony Orchestra, the Yevgeny Svetlanov State Symphony Orchestra of Russia and the Academic Symphony Orchestra of the St Petersburg Philharmonic. He has collaborated with such illustrious conductors as Valery Gergiev, Mstislav Rostropovich, Vladimir Spivakov, Mikhail Pletnev, Yevgeny Kolobov, Stanislav Kochanovsky, Yuri Simonov, among others.

Philipp Kopachevsky has appeared at numerous international festivals, such as the Andrei Sakharov Festival (Nizhny Novgorod), the Vera Lotar-Shevchenko Memorial Competition (Novosibirsk), the Steinway Festival, the Miami Piano Festival, the Arts Naples World Festival (USA), the Colmar International Festival (France), the Mstislav Rostropovich Memorial Festival (Baku), the Baltic Seasons festival (Kaliningrad), Vladimir Spivakov Invites, Stars on Baikal, Crescendo and Denis Matsuev Invites, among others.  He performed at the world premiere of choreographer Benjamin Millepied’s ballet Without at the Mariinsky Theatre.

In the recent seasons, after his debut with the Filarmonica Toscanini Orchestra (Medtner n. 1), he performed with the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia (Grieg), the Simonov Orchestra of Moscow (Prokofiev n. 3), the State Symphony Orchestra “Svetlanov” (Tchaikovsky n. 1, 2, 3), made his debut at the Philharmonie in Paris (Rachmaninov Concerto n. 2) and with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano LaVerdi (Chopin n. 1) conducted by Stanislav Kochanovsky.

“Kopachevsky mastery of the lyrical and spiritual elements and the vivid emotion in the music he plays speaks for itself…he has the instinct of a born interpreter…in addition, he brings out a singing quality that is essential in these specimens of exalted piano music from the extreme ends of the composer's career”.

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©Olga Scheps by Manfred Esser

Olga Scheps, Piano

(Italy & Latin America)

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Olga Scheps now performs with great success in world-famous concert halls such as the Elbphilharmonie, the Berlin and Cologne Philharmonie, the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Cadogan Hall London, the Zurich Tonhalle, and the Suntory Hall Tokyo. She is a sought-after guest at festivals like the Rheingau Musik Festival, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Kissinger Sommer, Heidelberger Frühling, Klavier-Festival Ruhr, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, MDR Musiksommer, Lucerne Festival am Piano, ACHTBRÜCKEN Festival in
Cologne, Mozart Festival Würzburg, Mersin Festival in Turkey, and Menuhin Festival Gstaad.

A passionate chamber musician, she plays regularly with such artists as Alban Gerhardt, Daniel Hope, Adrian Brendel, Jan Vogler, Nils Mönkemeyer, the Danish String Quartet, and the Danel Quartet. In February 2019, together with the Kuss Quartet, she will record the Mieczysław Weinberg's piano quintet.

Since 2009 Olga Scheps has been an exclusive Sony Classical artist. Her debut album ‘Chopin’ immediately won an ECHO Klassik award. The two recordings that followed, ‘Russian Album’ (2010) and ‘Schubert’ (2012), were also highly praised by the press. Her fourth Sony Classical CD was released early in 2014 and features Chopin’s Piano Concertos nos. 1 and 2 with the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra. The success of her solo-album ‘Vocalise’, published in 2015, was surpassed by her latest album ‘Satie’ which Olga Scheps has recorded on the occasion of the French composer’s 150th birthday: It reached top 1 of the German classical music charts at first go. Her CD "Tchaikovsky" was released in October 2017 and she broke new ground with the album "100 % Scooter - Piano Only", on which she recorded
arrangements of the most famous Scooter hits by Sven Helbig.

Olga Scheps is a Steinway Artist.

With a brilliant approach to playing Chopin, this is a new voice that speaks with a distinct, enveloping tone; a gentle, captivating personality.

Enrique Bagaria Piano

Italy, Spain and South America

Enrique Bagaría is currently one of the most recognized pianists in the Spanish piano scene. He has been awarded in numerous national and international competitions.

He has collaborated with important orchestras in Spain as well as others of international renown: the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra and National de Catalunya (OBC), Sinfónica de Galicia (OSG), Symphony Castilla y Leon OSCyL), Orquesta de Valencia, Orchestra Cadaqués, the Orchestra Symphony of the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the Salzburger Kammerphilharmonie, the Bogota Philharmonic Orchestra (OFB).

And under the direction of directors such as Valeri Gergiev, Vasily Petrenko, Gianandrea Noseda, Yoon Kuk Lee, Victor Pablo Pérez, Francisco Rettig, Pedro Halffter, Eduardo Portal, Salvador Brotons, Manuel Galduf.

His vast discography includes both soloist and chamber music projects. The CD "Enrique Bagaria plays Haydn", edited by the Eudora Records label, has been nominated for the ICMA 2017 awards, the most important international awards in the field of recorded classical music.

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