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Upcoming Concerts at HSE Professors' Club

Admission is free for HSE students and staff members

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January 22

One of the best chamber ensembles in Russia will perform string quartets by Beethoven and Tchaikovsky.

The ensemble consists of the following members:

  • Ksenia Gamaris, 1st violin
  • Anna Yanchishina, 2nd violin
  • Ksenia Zhuleva, violaPeter Karetnikov, cello

Rusquartet has been performing both concerts and educational activities for nineteen years. The ensemble includes soloists, previous graduates, and now teachers from the Gnessin State Musical College and the Moscow Tchaikovsky State Conservatory. The quartet also works with many well-known Russian and international musicians,  as well as actively touring and performing at some of the most prestigious venues in Russia, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Italy, France, Canada, and Australia.

The ensemble has won many international competitions and is a regular participant in international festivals. In 2006 Rusquartet was named among the top ten quartets from all over the world after being selected by a special jury to participate in the international string quartet competition in Banff (Canada), the first string quartet from Russia to receive such an honour. In 2008, the ensemble won the internationally renowned VIII international string quartet competition named after Shostakovich. The same year, the International Union of Musical Figures and the Chamber Music Association awarded the quartet a grant from T. A. Gaidamovich "For achievements in chamber and ensemble performance".

In 2009, Rusquartet performed at a concert organized for Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, who was highly appreciative of their performance. Since 2016 Rusquartet has been resident at the Orlando Music Festival (Netherlands). The musicians have also taken part in different programmes on TV and radio (CBC Radio Canada, SBS Radio (Australia), Radio Orpheus, Russia Today, Al Jazeera, Culture Channel, Stolitsa, and Doverie. To date, the quartet have recorded and released five CDs.

‘Piano Nights at the Higher School of Economics’: Alexander Malofeev

February 12
Tatiana Sidorina, HSE Tenured Professor is Art Director of the ‘Piano Nights at Higher School of Economics’ project.

The concert programme features Schumann, Brahms, and Metner

Alexander Malofeev graduated from the Gnessin State Musical School in Moscow. Since 2019, he has been studying at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory.
He has won the following international competitions:

  • VIII International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow (2014, 1st prize and gold medal)
  • 1st international competition for young pianists ‘Grand Piano Competition’ (2016, Grand Prix).
  • Winner of Premio Giovane Talento Musicale Dell'anno 2017 (‘Best young musician’ award, 2017)
  • Winner of ‘Young Yamaha Artist’ (2017)

The pianist performs with several leading ensembles, including the Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra, Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, the Russian National Orchestra, Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Lucerne Festival Orchestra, National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia, and the La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra.

Malofeev has worked with Valery Gergiev, Ricardo Chailly, Myung-Wun Chung, Alexander Sladkovsky, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Vladimir Spivakov and many other famous conductors.

He has also taken part in the following festivals: ‘La Rogue d'Antheron’, ‘Rheingau Music Festival’, ‘La Folle Journée de Nantes’, ‘Merano Music Festival’, ‘Annesi classic festival’, ‘Chopin Festival’ in France, ‘Crescendo’ festival, Valery Gergiev festivals, ‘Mikkeli Music Festival’, "Stars of White Nights’ festival (St. Petersburg), ‘Faces of Modern Pianism (St. Petersburg), the international festival of Vladimir Spivakov ‘Moscow Meets Friends’, the international festival of Yuri Temirkanov ‘Arts Square’ (St. Petersburg), and the international music festival ‘Stars on the Baikal’.

Start time: 19.00.
Address: 20 Myasnitskaya Ulitsa, room 300 (Professors’ Club)
January 17, 2020