Ukrainian compositions and many romance at “Ohrid Summer”
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Young and exceptionally talented artists Zhana Marchinska and Ganna Gusieva held a concert within the framework of the Ohrid Summer Festival performing Ukrainian works as well as works by famous world composers such as Astor Piazzola, Frederic Chopin and Maurice Ravel.
-I hope that the audience liked the program we presented, part of the Ukrainian compositions, part of the romance. For the first time I’ve been to this festival and in Ohrid in general, but the previous year I was in Macedonia, more precisely in Skopje, where I performed in the Macedonian Opera, says the cellist Marchinska.
Marchina and Gusieva do not play often as a duo for cello and piano, but they shared wonderful moments together and entered the history of the festival “Ohrid Summer” this year marking the 58th birthday.
– I’m in Ohrid, just like my colleague, and I can say that I enjoy the beauties of the city, but also in Lake Ohrid, which resembles the Baykal. As for professional engagement, this is our second joint tour. Last year we played together in China. We have different projects and so far we do not have joint plans, but I hope that in the near future we will again perform together, says the pianist Ganna Gusieva.
Zhanna Marchinska’s cello and piano starts studying in Kiev. She is constantly active at musical scenes, national and international competitions such as: “Art of the 21st Century”, City competition of young pianists in Kiev, First regional competition of young pianists “Svyatoslav Richter” and others, as well as a number of festivals. In her career, Marcinska collaborated with famous orchestras, chamber ensembles, conductors and performers. In 2001 he received the Diploma for Best Performance of a Work by a Ukrainian Composer. He is a regular guest at master classes, including the master classes for cello and music playing from the ancient period led by Professor Denis Severin at the Higher Music School in Geneva.
Ganna Gusieva graduated from the Conservatoire in Odessa, and in 2012 she has a composition at the Music Academy in Kiev. He has won numerous recognitions in various international piano and composition competitions, and several festivals in and outside Ukraine. A regular visitor is at scientific conferences in Odessa, Kiev, Novosibirsk, Vienna. She has been living in Caen, France for the past three years, and has been working as a pianist at the Orchestra of the Normandy opera and as a piano accompaniment to the choir. As a composer, Gusieva is the author of many works for piano, violin, cello, vocals, but also compositions for string, chamber and symphony orchestra.