Zhanna Marchinska – cello, Ukraine; Ganna Gusieva – piano, Ukraine

Zhanna Marcinska started her cello and piano education in Kiev. She is constantly active on the music scenes, national and international competitions (The Art of the XXI Century, Kiev city competition of young pianists, First regional competition of young pianists named after Svyatoslav Richter etc.) and festivals. During her carrier, Marchinska collaborated with famous orchestras, chamber ensembles, conductors and players. In 2001 she gained the Diploma for the best performance of the composition of the Ukrainian composer at the All-Ukrainian competition of violators and cellists in Lviv. She is a regular guest at master classes, like the master classes in violoncello music and playing the violoncello of ancient music with Professor Denis Severin of the Higher School of Music in Geneva. Ganna Gusieva graduated from Odessa’s Conservatory as a pianist, and in 2012 the Kiev Music Academy as a composer. She has received many accolades throughout her participation in various international piano and composer competitions and festivals. She is also a regular participant of scientific conferences in Odessa, Kiev, Novosibirsk, Vienna. The last three years she lived in Caen, France, where she was a pianist in the Orchestra of the Normandy’s Operetta, as well as an accompanist of the choir. As a composer Gusieva is the author of many works for piano, violin, cello, voice, etc., as well as compositions for string, chamber and symphony orchestra.   Program:   Alexander Znosko-Borovsky (1908-1983): Improvisation and Humoresque for solo cello Mykola Lysenko (1842-1912): Elegy “Sorrow” Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): Pavane pour une infant défunte                                               Vocalise-étude en forme de Habanera Samuel Barber (1910-1981): Cello Sonata op. 6
  1. Allegro ma non troppo
  2. Adagio
  3. Allegro appassionato
Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992): Le Grand Tango for cello and piano Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849): Nocturno and Mazurka Mykola Lysenko (1842-1912): Elegy for piano solo Valentin Vasilovich Silvestrov (1937): Lullaby and mazurka for piano solo