Accompanists

Accompanists

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Inna Moiseeva

Inna Moiseeva piano

She started music at 5 years old. In 1990 she received 2nd place in the town pianist competition. In 1991 she started attending the secondary music school at St. Petersburg N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory, which she completed in 1995 summa cum laude. In 1994 she received 2nd place in the international competition of young pianists in France (Paris).

In 1995 she stated attending the St. Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory, studying under professor E.V. Shihko (solo), and E.A. Shafran (chamber ensemble).

In 1997 she received 3rd place in the International Chamber Music Competition in duets, Latvia. In the same year she received 3rd place in a pianist competition, organized by the Gartov Society, in St. Petersburg. In 1999 she received 1st place in a chamber competition, organized by the Gartov Society, in St. Petersburg. In 2000 she finished the Conservatory and started attending a graduate chamber ensemble class of E.A. Shafran, in 2002 she continued the class under Professor S.A. Urivaeva. In 2001 she participated in the Hermitage theatre orchestra “Kamerata” under the leadership of Alexis Soriano in the festival “Spanish Nights”. From 2001 to 2003 she actively toured in Germany, France and Russia. From 2004-2005 worked as a concertmaster for a violin class in the school-lyceum under St. Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory. From 2004 to 2008 she worked at the People’s Opera Theatre. During 2009-2010 she was an invited concertmaster in the Chamber Opera of Munich (Germany). In 2011 she received an assistant position in Wichita State University (Kansas, USA). In 2012 she was invited to the Pittsburg Opera Festival (Pennsylvania, USA) as a concertmaster, and participated in chamber concerts.

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Sofia Melkostupova

Sofia Melkostupova piano   

The Russian pianist, Sofia Melkostupova was born in 1989. She studied two faculties at the musical school - piano and violin. 2005-2009 she attended the Rimsky-Korsakov musical college, Saint-Petersburg, with Olga Andreeva. She took a part at the International musical summer school “New names”. Sofia has participated in master-classes led by Naum Starkmann, Therese Dussaut and many other world-famous teachers. She has also appeared as soloist at the Mozart Competition & Festival in New York. Also she made her orchestral and recording debut in the same time. 2009-2014 Sofia attended Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatoire, Saint-Petersburg, with Andre Ivanovich and Peter Laul. She won first prize at the London competition. She was a participant of many musical festivals and competitions, including Bach competition in Leipzig.

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Karina Sposobina

Karina Sposobina 3a

Karina Sposobina was born in St. Petersburg. She started playing piano when she was 5 years old. In 1999 she finished the St. Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory, where she studied under P. Egorov and G. Sandovskoy. She then finished the graduate program at the St. Petersburg Conservatory under the leadership of T. Voroninoy.

Karina Sposobina is the winner of the International competition in the nomination , Vienna, Austria 2006. In addition, she is the winner of the International Chamber Music Competition in Italy, Piacenza, 2009, 3rd Prize. As a concertmaster she has received a multitude of awards in international competitions in Austria, Britain, Czech Republic, Russia and other European nations. 

From 2003 Karina Sposobina and Alexandra Shirshova have been performing as part of the piano duo “Duo Consenso”. The Duo received an award at the International Valentino Bukki Piano Duo Competition (Rome, 2003).

In 2010, Karina Sposobina and Alexander Shirshova performed the Russian premiere of "Romantic Duet" Rodion Shchedrin at the Mariinsky Concert Hall. 

Karina Sposobina was invited to play at rehearsals with Maxim Vengerov and Mstislav Rostropovich before their recording of Viola Concerto Walton.

As concertmaster she participated in master classes with Sabine Meyer, David Geringas, Daniel Draganov, Ursula Fury-Bernhardt, Elena Obraztsova. 

In 2008, Karina Sposobina with cellist Alex Stadler, with whom she performs regularly for many years, recorded Rachmaninov sonata (on the cello A.Zhako that belonged to Emperor Nicholas II).

In 2009, the company «Northern Flowers» released a CD with cello miniatures in their performance. 

Karina Sposobina participated in international festivals, such as , < Heidelberg Spring>, the Festival in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, and the Arts Festival in Corfu.

In a duet with Greek clarinetist Dionizisom Grammenosom within the framework of ECHO Rising Stars performed in such prestigious concert halls as the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Bozar (Brussels), the Vienna Konzerthaus, in the halls of the Cologne Philharmonic and Lyuksemburgkoy. Karina Sposobin participated in the recording of their debut album Dionizisa Grammenosa was released in the autumn of 2013 by the French record label Naïve Records.

 Since 2004, she taught at the Department of Chamber Music at the St. Petersburg Conservatory and currently teaches at the Russian State Pedagogical University and the Gertsena and Rimskogo-Korsakov College of Music.

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Olga Mitekina

Mitekina Olga

Mityekina Olga was born in 1989. Since 1995, she studied at the Lyceum Okhta Center Humanities and aesthetic education.

From 2002 to 2005 she studied at the Lyahovitskoy City Music School  under the teacher Margulis EP. In 2005 she continued her education at Rimsky-Korsakov Music College (Class of Professor Mischuk in. V.)
In 2014 she graduated from the St. Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory (piano class of Professor Mischuk in. V.)

During the years of study, Olga took part in various competitions:

In 2004 she became a diplomant of the International Yudina Competition in St. Petersburg (solo).
In 2006, the winner of two awards at the International Competition "Hopes. Talents. Masters" in Bulgaria (solo).

In 2008, the winner of the 1st prize at the International Competition "Hopes. Talents. Masters" in Bulgaria (Chamber Ensemble).
In 2009 received the Grand Prix at the international competition "Northern Lira" in St. Petersburg (Chamber Ensemble).
In 2012, the winner of three awards at the international competition "Music. Masters. Interpretes" in France (solo).

Olga Actively performs and tours as a concertmaster.

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