Michele D’Ascenzo

Michele D’Ascenzo obtained his Graduate Diploma with top marks and full honors at the “A. Casella” Conservatory in L’Aquila (Italy), where he studied with Elena Matteucci and where he studied also composition under Alessandro Cusatelli. He took part in several masterclasses held by Vincenzo Balzani, Grigory Gruzman, Pierre Réach, Lya de Barberiis, etc. He currently studies with Vsevolod Dvorkin and he regularly attends the lessons of Natalia Trull in Italy. Continue reading “Michele D’Ascenzo”

Alejandro Drago

Alejandro Drago’s life in music began in his native Argentina where, as a small child, he accompanied his mother, a professional tango dancer, to the venues were she performed. His mother introduced him to Antonio Agri, who spent many years as a violinist with renowned composer and bandoneón player Astor Piazzolla. Agri recommended him to a member of his string ensemble who instructed him in the basics of music theory. He received a scholarship from the Russian government to study at Moscow State Conservatory under Marina Yashvili, and obtained his Master of Fine Arts in Violin Performance and Pedagogy. In 2008 he received a Master’s Degree in Violin Performance and a D. M. A. in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Southern Mississippi. Continue reading “Alejandro Drago”

Vsevolod Dvorkin

Vsevolod Dvorkin was born in 1972 in Moscow (Russia). He was 5 years old when he began to play piano. He attended the Music School for Children (where he has taught afterwards for three years) under the guide of prof. N. A. Petrova and later the Special Music School “Gnessins” of Moscow under the guide of prof. E. V. Tolkunova. He continued his studies at the Conservatory “P. Ciaikovskij” of Moscow where he graduated in 1995 with prof. V. V. Gornostaeva and prof. N. V. Troull. He participated in the master classes of K.-H. Kämmerling and S. Perticaroli. Continue reading “Vsevolod Dvorkin”

Markéta Fraňková

She started playing the violin at the age of four. It was in Karlovy Vary where she gave solo concerts at the age of six. In 1994 she participated in the Kocian Violin Competition and took the third prize. Since 1995 she has given concerts in Germany, Holland, and various towns in the Czech Republic. She studied with Roman Fedchuk at the Conservatory in Pilsen. Between 2008 and 2010 she took part in master courses of Robert Cani and Solomia Soroka. In August 2009 she won the competition for the second violin concert master of the International Student Orchestra, Trento, Italy. Continue reading “Markéta Fraňková”

Maxim Averkiev

Comes from Russia, pursued music from an early childhood. Between 1993 and 1997 studied at the Kremerov music college. Between 1997 and 2002 studied at the P. I. Tchaikovsky State Conservatoire in Moscow under prof Victor Merzhanov. From 2002 to 2004 studied as a postgraduate at the P. I. Tchaikovsky State Conservatoire in Moscow. He acts as a tutor at the Pilsen Conservatoire in the Czech Republic since 2002. Continue reading “Maxim Averkiev”

Roman Fedchuk

Born in Ukraine, Roman Fedchuk made his solo debut at the age of 11 with the Lviv Philharmonic performingMendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. He is the winner of several international competitions – Jan Kocian International Competition (Czechoslovakia, 1985), “Vianna da Motta” (Lisbon, 1991), Prague Spring (1992), V. Hummel (1993), and the Gernbach International Music Competition (1996). Continue reading “Roman Fedchuk”