Prof. Zelenin Konstantin

CELLO

Konstantin Zelenin was born 1983 in Minsk, Belarus and started his musical education at the age of 5 at the “Lyceum” of the Belarussian Conservatory. In 2005 he began his studies at the “Moscow State Conservatory”, where he graduated “with Honour“ in 2007 as a student of Prof. N. Shakhovskaya. Additionally, he later finished his studies at the “Belarussian Academy of Music” under the supervision of Prof. V. Perlin and started teaching at the Academy as well as at the national music school as an assistant of Prof. V. Perlin. 2009 Konstantin Zelenin started to study at the Vienna Conservatory, where he successfully finished his Master studies “with Honour“ under the supervision of Prof. N. Gutman in 2015.

Konstantin Zelenin was repeatedly nominated for the “Presidential Fellowship of the Republic of Belarus To Support The Talented Youth”.He won the „Grand Prix“ by “Arts of XXI Century” Kiev, Ukraine (2002) and received multiple prizes and scholarships at national and international Cello competitions like “Grodno International Competition“ Belarus (2000), “Arts of XXI Century” Kiev, Ukraine (2002), ”E. Koka Competition” Kishinev, Moldova (2003), “M. Elsky Competition” Minsk, Belarus (2003 and 2008) ”K. Davidov Competition” Kuldiga, Latvia (2004), "Liezen Cello Competition", Liezen, Austria (2010), “Beethoven String Quartet competition”, St. Pölten, Austria (2012).

He performed as a soloist of several orchestras such as the Belarussian National Symphony Orchestra, the Belarussian National Chamber Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra Brest, Symphony orchestra Gomel, Symphony Orchestra of the Belarussian Radio and the Riga Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra. Konstantin Zelenin records for the Belarussian Television and Radio and Austrian Radio Ö1. He debuted in 2008 as conductor of his own chamber orchestra in Belarus.

Konstantin Zelenin teaches as a cello Professor at the Vienna Music Academy, the Amadeus International School, the J.-H. Music School and the Music School Hietzing. His six-year-old student won 2nd Prize by “Prima la Musica” competition after working 6 months together with Konstantin Zelenin.

Konstantin Zelenin played numerous concerts as a soloist and chamber musician in various countries of Europe and Asia. Together with Daniel Auner he founded in 2012 a string quartet, the “Auner Quartet”. With support of the Austrian Radio station “Radio Klassik”, the Austrian daily newspaper “Die Presse”, the “Bank Austria Unicredit” and others, this quartet started its own chamber music cycle at the Baroque concert hall of the Vienna Old City Hall. The ensemble is regularly performing for the Austrian Foreign Ministry as part of their international culture policy.

 

 

 

Prof. Schott-Zierotin Mario

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KONTREBASS

1981-1983 member of the Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna.
Since 1983 member of the orchestra of the Vienna Volksoper.


Studies and Diploma with Ludwig Streicher and Johannes Auersperg. Concurrently studied musicology.Has worked with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra,, the Austro-Hungarian Haydn Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Moscow Virtuosi under Vladimir Spivakov.

Member of the Festival Ensemble of the Carinthian Summer Festival in Ossiach for many years. Member of the Vienna Opera Ball Orchestra, the Vienna Biedermeier Soloists and the Vienna Chamber Philharmonic.

Performs solo since 2003 with Hans Dieter Knebel, actor at the Vienna Burgtheater, in the Vestibule and Casino of the Vienna Burgtheater.

Awarded the title Professor in 2008 by the Ministry of Education, Art and Culture for his work as soloist and chamber musician.

His area of interest and expertise is the Viennese musical style, in particular applied to Viennese music, as well as disseminating his knowledge and experience of tone quality and shaping and increasing the volume of the double bass, in the tradition of Ludwig Streicher and Johannes Auersperg.

 

Prof. Redzic Sanel

GUITAR

Sanel Redžić is one of the most virtuosic guitarists of his generation. Known for his varied repertoire and lively performances, he is quickly becoming one of the most important figures on the international guitar scene.

"guitar player with impressive skills…”
Jazzthetik, Germany

"outstanding representative of the young guitar generation of who surprises with unusual musical maturity."
Bonner Meisterkonzerten, Germany

"His playing is full of intensity and passion..."
Guitar-Night Tiefurt, Germany

“His performance expressed precisely the profoundness and dignity of the music in a refined manner with a controlled sound.”
Gendai guitar magazine, Japan

Born on July, 25th 1988 in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Mr. Redžić started to play guitar at age of eight under the tutelage of Predrag Stanković with whom he later finished secondary music school in 2007 with the highest marks. He then continued his Diplom, Master and Konzertexamen studies at the Hochschule für Musik “Franz Liszt” in Weimar under Thomas Müller-Pering and Ricardo Gallen. Additionally Mr. Redžić has participated in masterclasses held by David Russell, Costas Cotsiolis, William Kanengiser, Aniello Desiderio, Denis Azabagić, Jorgos Panetsos, Thomas Offerman, Jozef Zsapka, Darko Petrinjak and many others. Mr. Redžić has achieved a great deal of succes in competitions; winning top prizes in Tokyo, Tychy, the “Forum Gitarre Wien”, Changsha, Markneukirchen, “Anna Amalia” Weimar, “Andres Segovia” Velbert, Kutna Hora, “Guitar Mania” in Lisbon, Iserlohn, Rome, and the “Guitar Art Festival” in Belgrade. He is also frequently invited as a jury member at competitions and gives regular master classes. A sought after performer, Mr. Redžić has played hundreds of concerts to date in countries such as Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Croatia, Hungary, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Greece, Russia, Mexico, Chile, India, China, Japan and the USA. A number of these concerts took place in famous concert halls such as the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall, Yamaha Concert Hall und Hakuju Concert Hall Tokyo, Carl-Orff-Saal im Gasteig in München, International House of Music Moscow, National Philharmonic of Ukraine, Philharominc Hall Paul Constantinescu Ploiesti and many others. He is also a frequent soloist with various orchestras worldwide and has received high praise for his performances from both critics and audiences alike. Mr. Redžić has recorded several CDs for Gramofon Sarajevo, Central German Radio (MDR) and KSG Exaudio. Additionally he has appeared in numerous radio and television productions.

For more informations visit www.sanelredzic.com

International prizes:

I prize - Guitar Art Festival Belgrade 2005
I prize - Forum Gitarre Wien 2005
I prize - International guitar competition Szeged 2007
I prize - International GitarFest Banja Luka 2007
I prize - Anna Amalia guitar competiton Weimar 2009
I prize - International biennal guitar competition Kutna Hora 2009
I prize - International guitar competition “Scharpach” Oberhausen 2010
I prize - International guitar competition "Guitarmania" Lisbon 2011
I prize - International guitar competition Tokyo 2012
I prize - International guitar competition Changsha 2013

II prize - Anna Amalia guitar competiton Weimar 2005
II prize - Andres Segovia guitar competition Velbert 2006
II prize - International biennal guitar competition Kutna Hora 2007
II prize - International guitar competition "Guitarmania" Lisbon 2009
II prize - World guitar competition Novi Sad 2010
II prize - International guitar competition Mottola 2011
II prize - International guitar competition “Emilio Pujol” 2014

III prize - International guitar competition Split 2008
III prize - International guitar competition Calcutta, India 2010
III prize - International guitar competition Sernancelhe 2011
III prize - International guitar competition “Printemps de la Guitare” 2011
III prize - International guitar competition Sernancelhe 2012
III prize - International guitar competition Niksic 2012
III prize - International guitar competition Tychy 2012
III prize - International guitar competition Fernando Sor, Rome 2014
III prize - International guitar competition Altamira, Iserlohn 2014

Special prize - Andres Segovia guitar competition Velbert 2006
Special prize - International instrumental competition Markneukirchen 2009

 

 

Prof. Padovani Manrico

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VIOLIN

Acclaimed as one of the most versatile and popular Swiss violinists of his generation, also supported by the “Anne-Sophie Mutter Foundation”, Manrico Padovani is described by “The Strad” Magazine as “Violin Hero”. After his debut at the „Lucerne Festival” and at the „Stadtcasino” Basel, he performed all over Europe, in America and in Asia in concert Halls such as “Wiener Musikverein”, “Alte Oper Frankfurt”, “Ohji Hall” Tokio, “Kultur- e Kongresszentrum” Lucerne, “Philharmonie” in Cologne, “Smetana Hall” Prague etc. with orchestras like the „Stuttgarter Philharmoniker“, the “Prague Philharmonic Orchestra”, the „Russian Philharmonic Orchestra Moscow”, the „Sinfonia Varsovia”, the „Südwestdeutsche Philarmonie“, the „Akademische Staatskapelle St. Petersburg“, the „Radio Sinfonie Orchester Basel“, the „Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana“, the „Stadtorchester Winterthur” the „Regina Symphony Orchestra“, the “North-Czech Philharmonic”, the „Güri Philharmonic Orchestra Seoul” etc. under the batons of conductors like
B. Perrenoud,
R. Barshai, M. Viotti, A. Boreiko, H. Griffiths, M. Andreae, J. Lü,  C. Olivieri-Munroe and P. Altrichter.

“Forceful lyricist”, „Enchanting, bewitching violin”, „A rising star”, „Devil’s fiddler”, “Wizard of the violin” are only a few of the words used by the critics to describe the emotions stirred up by Manrico Padovani during his performances distinguished by a breathtaking skill united to rhythmic tension and an exceptional mastery of the instrument.

Born in Zürich to parents of Italian origin he studied in the Masterclasses of Aida Stucki-Piraccini in Winterthur, great violinist and great teacher who decisively influenced him, and Herman Krebbers in Amsterdam. R. Ricci, F. Gulli, V. Pikaizen, B. Belkin, D. Zsygmondy and K.H. Stockhausen also influenced his playing. Manrico Padovani won a wide range of prizes a.o. at the „Vienna International Music Competition”, at „Ruggiero Ricci’s International Master Competition” in Berlin, at the „Accademia Chigiana” in Siena, the „Swiss Youth Music Festival Prize“, three times the „Kiefer-Hablitzel Prize“ of the Swiss Musicians‘ Association, as well as awards from the “Julius Bär” and the “Schuler” Foundations. The important „Jubilee prize” of the Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS) was also among his awards. Manrico Padovani is the first swiss violinist who performed live in concert the complete cycle of the 24 caprices op. 1 for violin solo by N. Paganini.

In spring 2011 he was with Anne-Sophie Mutter and her group “Mutter’s Virtuosi” on Europa-Tour, playing as soloist and chamber music with his famous mentor.

Moreover he was also awarded in 2011 with the “Artist Prize” from the “Aargauer Kuratorium” (Switzerland). Beside the already published recordings on CD and DVD (a.o. violin concertos by Brahms, Beethoven, Prokofjew nr. 1, Paganini nr. 1), new releases on DVD and CD will include live performances in Vienna (Solo Recital), Prague (New Years concert with Prague Philharmonic) and in Seoul (with Seoul Güri Philharmonic Orchetra). Manrico Padovani was also invited for a recording of the soundtrack for Eric Bernasconi’s feature film, Sinestesia, which was presented at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2010.

Highlight of the past season was a.o. the concert for the Pope Benedict XVI at the Sala Nervi in Vaticano together with the outstanding Russian-Greek violinist Natasha Korsakova. This event took place in connection with the Foundation “Sorella Natura” (Italy), where he is acting as Testimonial. In this saison he will perform and having collaborations and crossover-projects with Spanish popstars.

He will also give first performances of works by Thomas Fortmann, specially written for him.

Manrico Padovani plays on the Stradivarius “Nachez” made in 1716, on loan from a famous private collection.

 

 

Prof. Miloserdov Viktor

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CELLO

Viktor Miloserdov graduated at the conservatory in St. Petersburg, studying cello under Prof. E. Fischman. Afterwards he enrolled as a postgraduate for cello at the State Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow under A. Fedortschenko. Furthermore he studied privately under Prof. Valentin Feigin and Prof. Armen Georgian.
On the recommendation of Prof. Valentin Feigin, Viktor Miloserdov worked as a solo cellist at the Moscow Philharmonic Concert Association “moskonzert”. He played concerts with piano accompaniment and symphonic orchestras and was recorded and broadcasted by several TV and radio stations. In Moscow, Viktor Miloserdov succeeded in getting taught by cello pundit Prof. Lev Evgrafov. Lev Evgrafov is a Russian chello virtuoso and among others he is famous for playing Rondo-Caprichioso from K. Sen-Sans and other virtuosic violin pieces on the cello.

Furthermore he has published four CDs and is about to oublish 20 other CDs and DVDs with the Moscow broadcasting station. His student Alexandr Rubin already impressed 1978 at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow with his sensational performance of fantasies on themes from the opera “The Golden Cockerel” from N. A. Rimski-Korsakov. In the course of his study under Evgrafov, Viktor Miloserdov could master in performing Evgrafov’s extraordinary technique, playing virtuosic violin pieces like Capricio from Paganini on his cello. Till this day a close artistic contact and valued friendship links Viktor Miloserdov and Lec Evgrafov.
Since 1988 Viktor Miloserdov is living and working in Vienna. In Germany and Austria he can look back on various positive press commentaries, labeling him as “sensational cellist” and highlighting his concerts as “outstanding”.

In the 1990s sonatas of Brahms, Schubert and E. Zimbalist’s famous fantasies on themes from the opera “The Golden Cockerel” were recorded by the Austrian radio station Ö1.
On his website www.viktormiloserdov.com video recordings are published, showing his concert at the State Academic Capella Hall in St. Petersburg, at which he played No. 1, No. 2, No. 5, No. 6 and No. 17 of Brahams’ 21 Hungarian Dances and the mentioned fantasies on themes from the opera “The Golden Cockerel”.
Viktor Miloserdov represents Lev Evgrafov’s tradition of playing cello. His audience and the newspaper “Baikalskie Westi” already compared his style of performing to Paganini’s. Since September 2014 Viktor Miloserdov is professor at the Wiener Musikakademie.

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