Best Rhapsodies of the World
Greek word “rhapsodia” came in professional European music in the XIX century and began to mean major one-part composition. Composers usually select bright, beautiful and contrasting themes and arrange them in virtuosic concert style.
Valery Grokhovsky – laureate of the F. Busoni International Competition in Bolzano, Italy (1989) and of the International Pianists’ Competition in Cincinnati (1990). Since 1991 – Professor of Texas University in San-Antonio. He has worked in the US as a tutor and gave international master-classes within 10 years. Since 2001 he has started touring throughout USA, Europe, and Russia. Musicians and journalists all over the world say that Valery Grokhovsky manages to speak two languages – classical and jazz.
Alexander Ghindin – prize-winner of the X International Tchaikovsky Competition, the Queen Elizabeth Music Competition in Brussels (1999). In 2007 he won the Cleveland International Piano Competition (USA). The musician performs with the best orchestras of the worlds. He collaborates with such outstanding conductors as V. Fedoseev, D. Kitaenko, V. Ashkenazi, T. Sanderling, V. Spivakov, V. Sinaisky, S. Sondetskis, Y. Simonov, V. Jurowski, D. Murphy, E. Inbal, P. Jarvi, L. Slatkin, etc.
Alexander Sinchuk – laureate of the IV International Rachmaninoff Competition (I Prize, Moscow, 2008); the “European Piano Nights” International Competition (I Prize, Luxemburg, 2012); IV Young pianists International Competition “Interlaken Classics” (I Prize, Bern, Switzerland, 2013).
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.