9-17 July 2018


Boris Andrianov

Boris Andrianov is the Artistic Director of and the inspiration behind the new Star Generation project, which produces and manages concerts by talented young musicians in all cities and regions throughout Russia. For this project, in 2009 Boris Andrianov was awarded the Russian Federation Prize for Culture. In 2008 Moscow hosted the first-ever cello festival in Russia, VIVACELLO festival the Artistic Director of which is Boris Andrianov. Boris Andrianov was born in 1976 to a family of musicians. He graduated from the Moscow Gnessins’ School of Music, later studying at the Moscow State Conservatoire (class of Natalia Shakhovskaya) and at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler under the tutelage of David Geringas. In 1991 Boris Andrianov was allocated a grant by the New Names programme.

Shirley Brill

Shirley Brill's career was launched with a performance as a soloist with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Zubin Mehta. She has since performed with various international orchestras, such as the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester at the Berliner Philharmonie, the Hamburger Symphoniker conducted by Jeffrey Tate, the Symphony Orchestra of the National Theater of Prague at the Kölner Philharmonie, the Chamber Orchestra of Geneva, the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. Recently she has performed as a soloist with the Münchner Symphoniker at the Philharmonie im Gasteig.

Leonardo Colafelice

Leonardo Colafelice, now 21 years old, in 2016 won 2nd prize at Cleveland International Competition, receiving three important special prizes too: Audience Prize, Junior Jury Prize and Russian Prize. This success followed the prizes received at the XIV Arthur Rubinstein International Competition in Tel Aviv in 2014 and at the LX Busoni International Competition in Bolzano in 2015 and the first prizes in several important competitions for young pianists between 2012 and 2013: gold medalist of the “Gina Bachauer Young Artists International Competition” in Salt Lake City (USA), first-prize winner of the “Thomas & Evon Cooper International Competition” in Oberlin and Cleveland and gold medalist of the “Eastman Young Artists International Competition” in Rochester in 2012, and winner of the Yamaha USASU International Competition in Arizona (where he received the prize from Martha Argerich hands), the Aarhus Competition in Denmark and the Hilton Head Competition in U.S.A. in 2013.

Veronika Dzhioeva

Veronika Dzhioeva was born in South Ossetia. In 2000 she graduated from the University College of arts, vocal class (class N. I. Kestanbol), and in 2005 the St. Petersburg Conservatory (class of Professor T. D. Novichenko). Opera debut singer was held in February 2004 in the role of Mimi under the guidance of A. Shahmametiev. Today Veronika Dzhioeva is one of the most popular singers not only in Russia, but also far beyond its borders. She gave concerts in the UK, Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, Italy, Czech Republic, Sweden, Estonia, Lithuania, the USA, China, Hungary, Finland, South Korea and Japan. Singer embodied on the stage as the Countess (the marriage of Figaro"), Fiordiligi (tutte), Donna Elvira (don Giovanni), gorislava appear (Ruslan and Lyudmila), Yaroslavna ("Prince Igor"), Marfa (the Tsar's bride"), Tatiana (Eugene Onegin), Micaela (Carmen), Violetta (La Traviata), Elizabeth (don Carlos), Lady Macbeth (Macbeth), Tais ("Tais"), Liù (Turandot), Martha ("Passenger"), the Young singer is the leading soloist of the Novosibirsk Opera and ballet and guest soloist with the Bolshoi and Mariinsky theatres

Haik Kazazyan

Has performed with such orchestras as Scottish Royal National Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Russian National Orchestra, Orchestra of The Mariinsky Theater, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Yu. Simonov, Moscow Symphony Orchestra named after E. Svetlanov, Moscow State Symphony Orchestra under P. Kogan, Prague Philharmonic orchestra, Dublin National Orchestra, Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra, Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra, Katowice Radio Symphony Orchestra, Munich Chamber orchestra, Moscow chamber orchestra, ‘Musica Viva’ orchestra, S.Petersburg, Ekaterinburg, Kazan, Samara Symphony orchestras and many others.

Philipp Kopachevsky

A soloist of the Moscow State Academic Philharmonic and a prize-winner at international competitions, the young pianist Philipp Kopachevsky had won tremendous audience admiration and acclaim by the age of twenty-five He regularly appears in recital in Great Britain, Germany, the USA, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Greece, Poland and Spain as well as throughout Russia. Kopachevsky has won particular popularity in Japan, where especially for NHK TV he recorded a disc of piano music by Chopin. “The young pianist’s playing has a perceptibly personal message. The natural blend of mastery and spiritual maturity with raw emotion, the freedom with which the pianist expresses himself and his Romantic sincerity and nobleness win one over from the very first notes...” “From the first notes he plays, you sense the pianist’s powerful and lyrical individuality. His piano sings – this is a very rare quality nowadays, typical of a Romantic worldview; he retains clarity in his pianism and his phrasing is beautiful and pliant...” These are the kind of reviews Philipp Kopachevsky receives from music critics.

Yongqiu Liu

Yongqiu Liu began her piano studies at the age of four. She is now a scholarship student in grade 12 of middle school attached to Shanghai Conservatory of Music, studying with Professor Zhe Tang. Yongqiu has won many prizes in famous competitions including second prizes in Chopin international piano competition for youth, third prizes in Malta piano competition, first prizes in Asian piano open competition, first prizes in New York Festival Concerto Competition, fourth prize in Ninth Tchaikovsky International Youth Piano Competition and so on.

Roma Tre Orchestra

The Roma Tre Orchestra made its debut in 2005, in response to a real need for its University to have its own permanent music venue. Today it is one of the first and one of the very few initiatives of its kind in the Italian university system. The Orchestra is composed mostly of young musicians who are or were once enrolled in the Roma Tre University; naturally, to ensure high quality, it has embraced other promising musicians outside the University, as well as some well known soloists who have played with important national and international orchestras. This mix offers a dual function for the Roma Tre Orchestra, both as a training ground, and a spotlight for its performing arts.