In this personal musical play, the singer and harpist Ekaterina Levental leads the audience along the path she went as a teenager. This route through different countries began in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan. The rise of anti-Semitism after the collapse of the Soviet Union meant that his family stayed there.
Ekaterina plays the sher, sings, dances and talks about its origins and how from one day to the next she has become decisive in everyday life.
And then he sought his way to the fairy tale, just as he knew it from the theatre. Driven by inexhaustible resilience and hope.
“The Road” is a special story and yet very recognizable.
This series of documentary musical theatre representations deals with relevant topics of the present day and is aimed at a wide audience. Each performance tells a personal story, in a theatrical arrangement, and is illustrated with varied music. The productions have a flexible design and are reproduced in various stages, from a theatre or concert stage to a living room.
De Grens is the second solo in this series, and begins where De Weg ends. By Ekaterina Levental. She was a 16-year-old girl in several refugee camps.
“Queen of Spades” is a poignant portrait of Ekaterina’s grandmother, in which the life of this Soviet heroine, and that of other iconic women of her generation, is reflected in our current events.
Lítore Quartet focuses on the study and dissemination of the repertoire for saxophone quartets.
The quartet consists of Jaime Estévez (soprano saxophone), Sira Pellicer (alto saxophone), Hugo Lomba (tenor saxophone) and Miquel Flores (baritone saxophone), and is established in Palma (Mallorca, Balearic Islands).
Lítore Quartet was born in 2019 under the tutelage of Beatriz Tirado in the Conservatori Superior de Música de les Illes Balears (CSMIB).
His professional career begins by offering concerts in the MSS Autumn Series and participating in the Mallorca Saxophone Festival 2020.
This group has also worked with important
Personalities such as Daniel Gauthier, Carl Emmanuel Fisbach, David Brutti and Patrick Stadler.
Currently, the quartet works with Xabier Casal, member of Fukio Saxophone Quartet.
He participates in numerous festivals such as Concerts a l’horitzó 2020 (Palma, 2020), the III International Festival of
Music of Cambra de Mallorca (Mallorca, 2020), the Cicle of Music to the Cambra Can Balaguer 2020 (Palma, 2020),
SineuSax 2020 (Sineu, 2020) and Palma Clàssica (Palma, 2021).
He has also collaborated with institutions such as Celler Tianna Negre (Binissalem, 2020) and the Foundation Pilar i Joan Miró.
Currently, Lítore Quartet is working on stage technique and group dynamics with the physiotherapist
specializing in performing arts Carles Expósito de Fisio Taddeo.
HANS VAN DER ZANDEN
Hans van der Zanden, solo horn of the Brussels Philharmonic, is considered one of Europe’s leading trumpeters today. After graduating from the conservatory, he was invited as a soloist to the Berlin Chamber Orchestra (Neues Berliner Kammerorchester), conducted by Jac van Steen, where he brilliantly began his career as a soloist playing with trumpeters such as Sarah Willis (Berlin Philharmonic) and Bodo Werner (Berlin Comic Opera).
Hans van der Zanden is also a successful soloist. He recently performed Haydn’s Concerto for Two Horns and Orchestra with the Hamburger Camerata, Schumann’s Konzertstück op.84 for four horns and orchestra with the Collegium Musicum Düsseldorf and Britten’s Serenade op.31 for tenor, horn and strings with the Orchestra. of Novosibirsk Chamber. He was a guest soloist at a ‘Holland-Russia Festival’ with the Chelyabinsk Symphony Orchestra conducted by Anton Grishanin. During this festival, Hans van der Zanden performed Mozart’s Horn Concerto KV417 and Strauss’s Horn Concerto No. 1 op.11
Ruslán Asánov, violín
He was born in Samarkand (Uzbekistan) in 1974. At the age of 5 he began to study the violin with a private teacher and at the age of 7 he began his official studies at the “Special State School of Music” in Tashkent (capital of Uzbekistan). Throughout the 11 years of studies at the school she participated in international competitions such as Odessa (Ukraine), Carl Nielsen (Denmark) and H. Wieniawski (Poland).
Upon completion of his studies at this school he obtains the highest marks and enters the Tashkent “Higher Conservatory of Music”. At that time he played as a soloist with numerous symphonic and chamber orchestras of the Republics of the former Soviet Union: Kazakistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. He also participated in the “Republican Contest” and the “Central Asian Contest” winning first prizes. He performed as a soloist on Radio-Television of Uzbekistan and played the roles of director and concertmaster of the “Young Talents of Uzbekistan” orchestra for two years.
Ruslana Prokopenko, cello
Born in Odessa (Ukraine), she began her studies at the age of seven at the Stoliarsky special music school, known for great disciples such as David Oistrakh and Emil Gilels.
During his student days, he offered several concerts as a soloist, such as the Haydn Concerto in D major with the Yalta Symphony Orchestra (1988), the Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme with the Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra (1989) and the Brahms double concerto in the same year. In 1990 she entered the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory.
She finished her studies in 1995 and her doctorate in 1997. During these years she participated in the festivals Schleswig-Holstein (Germany), Mstislav Rostropovich in Evian (France) and with Yuri Baschmet’s Moscow Soloist Chamber Orchestra. on tour in France.
She has also worked with the XXI Century Chamber Orchestra and with the Moscow Orchestra, with which she toured countries such as Austria, Germany, Italy, Finland and France.
Between 2000 and 2003 she was Principal Cello of the Euskadi Symphony Orchestra, with which she performed Elgar’s Cello Concerto. She also worked as a teacher at Musikene and participated in various chamber music projects.
Since 2003 she has been principal cello in the Galician Symphony Orchestra. She has participated in the Mozart Festival of A Coruña, Donostiarra Musical Fortnight, Bregenzer Festspiele (Austria), as well as in the Rossini Festival of Pesaro (Italy).
She has carried out various projects with the 20th Century Instrumental Group such as Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire and Transfigured Night, Crumb’s Black Angels; Ligeti’s Quartet No1, as well as Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time.
She has always shown a great interest in contemporary music. In 2008 she premiered Wladimir Rosinskij’s Concerto for cello and orchestra with the Galician Symphony Orchestra. In May 2015 she performed the same piece with the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra. She has also premiered several works by the same composer:
Musica 7 for solo cello (dedicated to her) -1999; Absurd moment for cello and violin (2003); Music of
camera for five performers (2005); Little Sonatina for Dasha for viola and cello (2006); Lullaby for clarinet, violin and cello (2013); Island of rest in memory of Eduard Marcaich for violin, cello, clarinet and percussion (2013).
In 2010 she participated in a concert in Odessa (Ukraine) with the Chamber Orchestra performing works by Vivaldi, Rosinskij and Benda.
In November 2013 she performed with the Galician Symphony Orchestra Cántico de la Pieta de Antón Garcia Abril for cello, voice, organ, string orchestra and choir.
In the years 2014-2015 she performed the Concerto in B flat major by Antonio Vivaldi for cello, violin and strings, with the Camerata de la Sinfónica de Galicia.
She has worked as a teacher with the OSG Youth Orchestra and the National Youth Orchestra of Spain.
In February 2017 she premiered, (together with Uxía Botana-double bass), the Mystery-Concert by Wladimir Rosinskij with the Galician Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Dima Slobodeniouk. In May 2021 she – world premiere of “Last Dawn” for Cello and Strings by Wl.Rosinskij.
Wladimir Rosinskij, viola
Of Russian origin with Austrian nationality, he obtained a Diploma of Honor at the Krasnojarsk Musical Academy in 1986.
From 1990 to 1995 he studied at the Hochschule fur Musik, Vienna, with W.Klos (viola) and E.Urbanner (composition). In this period he obtains First Prize in Kompositions-Wettbewerb im Rahmendes 10. Wiener Sommer- Seminars for New Musics, in addition to the Forderungspreis of the Austrian Bundeskanzleramt for composers.
Since 1995 he lives in Spain (La Coruña). He is a member of the Galicia Symphony Orchestra. Member of SGAE since 1996.
As a conductor he has worked with orchestras such as Kammerorchester Arpeggione Hohenems, Ensemble Plus (Austria), OSG Chamber Orchestra, Siglo XX Instrumental Group, Ensemble S.XXI, Odessa Chamber Orchestra (Ukraine), Chamber Orchestra and Astrakhan Symphony Orchestra. , Krasnoyarsk Symphony Orchestra (Russia).
Rosinskij’s music has been premiered in important venues such as Musikverein and Konzerthaus (Vienna), Auditorio Nacional (Madrid), Filarmonie de Munchen, Auditorio de Tenerife, Palacio de la Opera (La Coruña), Auditorio de Galicia (Santiago de Compostela ), Festspielhaus (Bregenz), Grosses Saal Konservatorium Insbruck, Grosser Saal Odessa Filarmonie, Astrakhan Opera House and Krasnoyarsk Filarmonie (Russia), among others.
He has worked with directors such as Gianandrea Noceda, Josep Pons, Tuomas Olilla, Christoph Eberle, Gerard Korsten, Pietro Rizzo, Ingo Ingensand, Vassilis Christopoulos, Ingo Ingesand, Dima Slobodeniouk and performed by soloists of the stature of Hansjorg
Schellenberger, Frank Stadler, David Quiggle, Jensen Lam, Sabine Winter, Ruslana Prokopenko, Vasili Marian, Abraham Cupeiro, Harald Oberlechner, Uxía Botana and orchestras such as Wienerkammerorchester, National Orchestra of Spain, Galicia Symphony Orchestra, Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, Vorarlberg Symphonie Orchester, Orchester der Academie St.Blasius (Innsbruck), Symphonie Orchester Astrakhan, Krasnoyarsk Philharmonic Orchestra.
In 2013 he founded the Camerata of the Galicia Symphony Orchestra. In recent years he has directed this formation in concerts in several Spanish cities: Oviedo, Gijón, La Coruña, Vigo, Lugo, Santiago de Compostela among others. Soloists such as Tomas Demenga, Ilya Kaler, Amit Peled, David Villa, Frank Stadler have performed with her.
In 2015 he premiered the Concerto for violin and orchestra (Dornbirn, Austria in Santiago de Compostela, Spain); “2 Gedichte von Robert Schneider” for soprano, clarinet and piano (Austria); “Fluvius conscientia 2” for violin, electric viola, electric guitar, drums and camerata” (Santiago de Compostela).
February 2017, world premiere, of the Mysterious Concert, for cello, double bass, Karnyx, orchestra and electronics (Vigo, La Coruña), a work commissioned by the SGAE Foundation and the AEOS. In June 2019, world premiere of “Música para cembalo , flute and clarinet (in Memoriam Dmitri Xvorostovsky) in Austria and Switzerland. In July 2019, world premiere, of the Duet for Viola d`amore and Terenin “Last Dawn”, Russia.
She graduated from the Moscow Conservatory (prof. E.Richter), as well as from the Prince Claus Conservatory (prof. A.Gold) and the Koninklijk Conservatory in The Hague (prof. Rian de Waal).
She later perfected her training with Lazar Berman in Florence and Michel Beroff in Paris.
Ilona’s interpretation combines the Russian tradition with the European style, always powerful and infinitely poetic.
Graced with phenomenal technique and powerful musical and expressive skills, she completely wowed the audience at the Buxton Festival in England and soon made her debut at Unione Musicale, one of the most prestigious festivals in Europe.
He has developed his concert activity performing with different orchestras such as: Saint Petersburg Academic Capella Orchestra, Holland Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, North Holland Orchestra, Royal Flanders Philharmonic, Granada Symphony Orchestra, Royal Galician Philharmonic and Orchestra of the Romanian Radio, RTVE Orchestra, the New Music Chamber Orchestra.
He has performed as a soloist and with orchestras in prestigious halls such as Wigmore Hall, Phillips Hall, Musikverein, Concertgebouw, Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Monumental Theater in Madrid, Megaron Mousikis in Athens, Center for Oriental Arts in Shanghai, among many others. .
She premiered many works by contemporary composers, some of which were dedicated to Timchenko herself. Recordings of many of these works are stored in the archives of the Moscow State Conservatory.
She became the first to give a public performance of Shostakovich’s 24 Preludes and Fugues in Italy.
Her CD of works by R. Schumann and J.Brahms released on Landor Records was selected for one of the inaugural ‘Outstanding’ Awards in International Record Review and received rave reviews in Gramophone magazine. In 2010, Ilona recorded a double CD with piano music by A. García Abril. This recording was classified as “excellent” in Ritmo magazine in Spain. Since 2016 Ilona is a member of the trio Metamorphoses, the CD released with this ensemble in 2018 was highly praised by critics around the world.
Winner of numerous international piano competitions, she has been awarded several prizes from the public and music critics, such as the Beethoven Competition in Vienna, the Liszt Competition in Utrecht, the Enescu Competition in Bucharest, the Maria Callas Grand Prix in Athens, as well as many other prizes in more than 30 international competitions.
She combines her life as a composer, creator, teacher and performer. She is invited annually as a teacher at the annual Summer Academy in the Netherlands – Peter de Grote Festival. She is the founder and Artistic Director of the Asociación Peregrinos Musicales, which organizes masterclasses, concert cycles in Galicia and the International Festival “Peregrinos Musicales”, which takes place in Santiago de Compostela.
Since 2019 she is Head of the Piano Department at the CSM of Galicia.
She started violin at the age of four with her grandmother, a violinist in the “Mosfilm” orchestra. Her first debut as a soloist in an orchestra was at the age of nine. At the age of six, Liana appeared on Moscow television as a rising star and has since performed concerts with orchestras and recitals with her mother, a collaborating pianist at the Moscow State Conservatory, in many prestigious venues throughout Russia, including the Great Hall and Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow and the Philharmonic Hall in Saint Petersburg.
As a laureate of the prestigious New Names Foundation in Moscow and a member of the Spivakov Foundation, she performed at the Vatican for Pope John Paul II, released a CD on the Melodia label for performances at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, and was invited as young talent at the Colmar International Festival. Liana Gourdjia was awarded the International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Artists in Sendai (Japan) at the age of fourteen, and subsequently she appeared numerous times on radio and television programs dedicated to presenting young stars in Russia and Europe.
Winner of the Sion-Valais International Competition, Liana has also won prizes at the Michael Hill and Corpus Christi Hudson Valley International Competitions. He has performed solo with the orchestras of Lille, SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg, Moscow Philharmonic, Zagreb Soloists, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Lithuanian National Symphony, Hudson Valley Philharmonic, Ashville Symphony, City Music Cleveland, Cleveland Chamber… under the direction of François- Xavier Roth, Andrew Grams, Daniel Hege, Paul Haas, James Gaffigan, Shlomo Mintz, Carl Topilow, Thomas Hinds, David Effron, Sergei Stadler, etc.
As an active chamber music performer, L. Gourdjia has collaborated with artists such as Jaime Laredo, Lawrence Power, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Marc Coppey, David Soyer, Antonio Meneses, Giovanni Belucci, François-Frederic Guy, Alexander Melnikov, Peter Laul and members of Talich, Vogler, Juilliard, Guarneri and Tokyo String Quartets among many other musicians. Liana has performed at festivals such as the Printemps des Arts in Monte Carlo, Musique de Chambre in Lyon, the 92/Y in New York, Les Musicales de Compesieres in Geneva, Les Musicales de Colmar, and was awarded at the Juventus festival in France.
She received a three-year scholarship to the Marlboro Music Festival, where she had the opportunity to collaborate with Mitsuko Uchida, Leon Fleisher, and Kim Kashkashian, among others.
An advocate of contemporary music, she has frequently premiered works commissioned by her from prominent and future composers. She is a member of the Paris-based Ensemble Variances under Thierry Pécou and is noted as concertmaster of the New Music Ensemble at Indiana University under David Dzubay.
Liana began her studies at the famous Central Music School of the Moscow State Conservatory with renowned teachers Iryna Bochkova and Maya Glezarova. Upon graduating from it, she moved to the US to continue her studies with David and Linda Cerone at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music. Liana herself received the Artist Diploma from Jacob’s School of Music at Indiana University, Bloomington, studying with Jaime Laredo. At Indiana University she was the first recipient of the prestigious Jacob Scholarship.
An avid reader, she is fluent in Russian, French, Spanish, and English. Liana now lives in San Sebastián where she teaches at the Musikene Centro Superior del País Vasco and is a guest concert performer at the Euskadiko Orkestra. She continues to work at the École Normale de Musique d’Alfred Cortot in Paris.
Among the CD recordings he has recorded are Stravinsky’s violin concerto and works for violin and piano with the Deutsche Radio Philharmoniker Saarbrücken and the pianist Katia Skanavi (for the Audite label) and all of Charles Ives’s Complete Sonatas for violin and piano with pianist Matan Porat (for the Printemps des arts label in Monte Carlo).
Winner of the Galician award XII Musical Pilgrims Contest
Artei Theotonio Caride is currently studying in Germany at HFM Detmold with Xenia Jankovic.
He began his studies at the Professional Conservatory of Music of Ourense where he ended up obtaining the extraordinary prize for the end of studies. He studied with Bárbara Switalska and Filipe Quaresma.
He has received masterclasses from Daniel Gueiss, Lynn Harrell, Pablo Ferrández, Troels Svane, Johannes Moser, María de Macedo, Matias de Oliveira Pinto, Martin Burkhardt, Gabriel Schwabe, and Rafael Rosenfeld, among others.
He is a member of various youth orchestras in Galicia.
Awarded in competitions in Spain and Portugal: In 2018 he won the first prize in the Ávila “Música Callada” International Competition and the first prize in the Concurso da Cidade de Vigo; in 2019 the third prize in the Soncello A Coruña Contest, third prize in the
International Competition “Luthiers Clar” Valencia, second prize in the Cidade do Fundão International Competition and third prize in Paços de Brandão.
He participated in the Marvão International Music Festival in 2016 and 2017. Playing with the Kölner Kammerorchester under the direction of Christoph Poppen.
In 2018 he was selected in the Cycle of New Talents “Compostela Sound” and in 2019 in the “Peregrinos Musicales” Festival.
He is chosen in 2022 to participate in the Davos Festival Academy in Switzerland.
He currently plays a cello from the English Foster school dated around 1800 attributed to John Morrison.
Alvaro Toscano (Guitar)
Winner Recial award, XII Peregrinos Musicales Competition
The musical quality of the classical guitarist Álvaro Toscano has been endorsed by more than twenty international awards, among which the first prize in the 96th Permanent Contest of Musical Youths of Spain or the first prize in the City of Guimaraes International Contest (Portugal) stand out. numerous public awards that denote his immense communication skills as a musician.
His repertoire stands out for its breadth, performing music from the
Renaissance to premieres of our days such as Antonio
Blanco Tejero or María Jesús Amaro. He also usually performs
chamber music, forming part of the Duo Synestha, having
collaborated with the Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra, Ensemble of the FIP Guadalquivir or with the Leonor Quartet.
He has offered more than eighty recitals in different places of the
European geography, highlighting his participation in the Kings Place
(London), Sarajevo International Guitar Festival (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Uppsala Concert & Congress Hall (Sweden), Novum Generatio Guitar Festival (Romania), Teatro Góngora de Córdoba (Spain), etc.
During the year 2021 he has been part of the Eurostrings project, which brings together the most awarded young people from around the world. Thanks to this project he has made a tour of concerts and masterclasses around Europe. He has been part of the AIEClassicos cycle, for which he has also given numerous recitals in Spain. He also offers unusual recitals such as “Sofar Sounds”, a platform that hosts all kinds of music in private homes, thus trying to bring classical music closer to all kinds of audiences.
He has trained with Jara Benítez, Juan Antonio Martínez, José María
Bailo, Javier Riba, Francisco Bernier and Pedro Mateo Gonzalez. He uses a guitar from the Spanish luthier José Paniagua with Knobloch strings.