Kirill Rodin- violoncello
Born in Moscow, violoncellist Kirill Rodin commences his cello studies at the “Gnessin” special school of music and continues at the “P. I. Tchaikovsky” Conservatory in the class of Natalia Shakhovskaia. In 1984 and 1986 he is awarded First prize and gold medals at the Jeunesses Musicales Music competition in Belgrad and at the VIII “P. I. Tchaikovsky” Competition. His performances include recitals and appearances with world renowned orchestras under the leadership of V. Gergiev, V. Fedoseev, C. Dutoiut, M. Gorenstein, V. Ovchinikov etc in more than 40 countries in the world. Rodin is a member of the “Brahms Trio” and the chamber ensemble “Piazzola Studio”. His recorded works include pieces by Bach, Beethoven, Haydn, Grieg, Paganini as well as some of the Russian composers such as Rachmaninoff, Arensky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Shostakovich etc. He is invited to be a jury member at some of the most prestigious International cello competitions and maintains a busy schedule as a Professor at the “Tchaikovsky” Conservatory in Moscow and a visiting professor at the Beijing Conservatory in China.
Pianist Jenny Zaharieva has been performing on the world’s concert stages for more than 60 years. Her career has taken her to numerous concert halls in Europe, the USA, Asia and Africa, and for her artistic accomplishments he is the winner of many prizes and accolades. She has been awarded the highest state prizes in Bulgaria for special contribution to culture and the arts, and her work has been recognized in other countries such as France which has awarded her the highest ordain Officier dans l`Ordre des Arts et Lettres. She has performed with many orchestras in the Hague, Amsterdam, Liege, Moscow, Singapore, Sofia etc, collaborating with conductors such as Veronica Dudarova, Thomas Sanderling, Ingo Metzmacher, and many more Bulgarian and foreign artists. She is also the Founder and Artistic Director of the international competitions “Music and Earth”, “Albert Roussel”, Summer Music Academy “Ondine”, President of the Union of the Bulgarian Musicians and Dancers and National Association for Protection of Performer’s Rights etc. Her recorded music has been published by labels such as “Carousel”-London, “EMS”-Brussels, “AVM Classics”-London, “Veton”-Rotterdam, “Gema”-Berlin, “Heritage Society”-USA and “Balkanton”-Sofia.