Music by Bach is now modern more than ever. The most well-known Concerto in D Minor for clavier and orchestra and not so frequently performed, but not less significant Concerto for two claviers and orchestra and Brandenburg concerto No.5.
The Four Seasons by Vivaldi is one of the most popular compositions at all times. In 1725 one of the most famous composer’s opuses entitled “The Contest between Harmony and Invention” (op.8). First 4 concertos of this set are entitled by the author, respectively, “Spring”, “Summer”, “Autumn”, and “Winter”.
Rodion Petrov – prize -winner of the Rodolfo Lipizer International Competition (Italy, 1996, II Prize and five special prizes), the International Paganini Competition (Italy, Genoa, 1997, II Prize), the “Valsesia Musica” International Competition Italy, 2005, I Prize), the Fourth Moscow International Paganini Competition (2006, II Prize). Member of the David Oistrakh Quartet.
Ilya Poletaev – prize-winner of the International J. S. Bach Competition (Leipzig, I Prize, 2010), the Concorso Sala Gallo Piano Competition (Monza, Italy, I Prize and the Audience Prize), G. Enescu International Competition (Bucharest, 2011), the Grieg International Competition (I Prize, 2009), National Stepping Stone Competition in Canada (2008).
Nadezhda Demianova – prize-winner of the Marguerite Long and Jacques Thibaud Competition (Paris, III Prize, 1981), the International J.S. Bach Competition (Leipzig, II Prize, 1984), International Pianists Competition “Art of the XXI century” (Kiev, I Prize, 2000).