|Elena Abalian||Piano teacher at the St. Petersburg Conservatory.|
|Academia String Quartet||See biographies of Sandra Shinder, Natalia Kopachanu, Dmitri Yakubovsky and Vladimir Yunovich.|
|Maria Abalian||Piano teacher at the St. Petersburg Conservatory.|
|Yuri Belyanski||Bassoon. Deputy principal with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic.|
|Alexander Beschastny||Contrabass. Born 1974 in St. Petersburg. Graduated from the Mussorgsky college of music. Studied at the St. Petersburg Conservatoire under A. Shilo. Worked in Mozarteum Orchestra in St. Petersburg. 1996 - 2001 worked in Leningrad dixieland; cooperated with famous jazzmen D. Goloshchokin, I. Butman, G. Gaivoronsky.|
|Yaroslav Cherenkov||Cello. Member of St. Petersburg Philharmonic.|
|Alexander Chernobayev||Percussion. Born 1965 in St. Petersburg. Graduated from the Rimsky-Korsakov College of Music. Studied in St. Petersburg Conservatoire under A. Ivanov. Directs a percussion ensemble. In 1990, played as a soloist at Carnegie-hall, New York. Since 1999, has worked in the Hermitage Orchestra of the Hermitage Academy of Music. Recorded Shchedrin's "Carmen-suite" for Mazur Media together with the "Madrigal" ensemble. Composer.|
Viola. Andrey Dogadin was born in 1961 in Perm, Russian Federation. In 1985, he graduated from the Leningrad State Conservatoire named after Rimsky-Korsakov, where he studied under supervision of Professors Youri Kramarov and Vladimir Stopichev. Mr. Dogadin completed his graduate degree in music in 1998.
Between 1986 and 1995, Andrey Dogadin was a member of the "St. Petersburg String Quartet", which won several national and international chamber music competitions: First Prize at the All-Union String Quartet Competition (1987); Second Prize and Special Award at the Chamber Music Min-On Competition (Tokyo, Japan, 1989); Grand Prix and two Special Prizes at the Vittorio Chui Chamber Music Competition (Florence, Italy, 1989); and First Prize and Grand Prix at the Melbourne Chamber Music Competition (Australia, 1991).
Since 1995, Andrey Dogadin has been Principal Viola in the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, with whom he has toured the world and performed in major concert venues in Europe, the USA, Latin America, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan.
Mr. Dogadin has often performed with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra as soloist with such pieces as Mozart's Concert Symphony for Violin and Viola, the viola concertos of Paul Hindemith, Martinu, Britten, Berlioz's "Harold in Italy".
In 1986, Andrey Dogadin became a faculty member of the "Violin and Viola" Department in the St. Petersburg Conservatoire, where he is currently Professor. Twelve of his students have been winners of international musical competitions. Many of them have become members of leading St. Petersburg symphonic and chamber orchestras as well as in orchestras in Austria, Finland, Germany, Spain, and the USA. Mr. Dogadin has alson given viola and chamber ensemble master classes in Germany, the Republic of Korea, Peru and the USA.
Andrey Dogadin is well known internationally as an ensemble player in chamber music festivals in Finland, Germany, Israel, the UK and the USA. He has participated in the prestigious chamber music festival "December Nights of Sviatoslav Richter".
Mr. Dogadin has an outstanding list of CD releases with such labels as "Melodia", "Sony Classics", "Audio Visual de Sarra" and many others. He has also recorded all the viola sonatas of the American composer, Irving Schlein.
Piano. Inga Dzektser was born in 1963 in the Ukraine. She began studying music when she was five years old and in 1984, while studying at St. Petersburg State Conservatory, she began performing concerts in the USSR and in Europe. In 1989, Mrs Dzekster graduated with Honors from the Conservatory and enrolled in a Postgraduate Course. Since 1989, she has worked as a teacher at the St. Petersburg Conservatory.
In 1994, Inga Dzektser won an International Chamber Music Competition in Trapani, Italy. In 2003, she won an International Piano Duo Competition in Tokyo, Japan.
Mrs. Dzektser has played with many symphony and chamber orchestras and has participated in music festivals in Finland, France, Holland, Portugal and Spain. She has played at the Kissinger Sommer festival in Bad Kissingen, Germany, at the International Chamber Music festival in Italy (Fermo, Camerino, Tagliacozzo) and in a festival organized by Yuiri Bashmet on the island of Elba. The latter concerts were broadcast on Italian TV. She regularly performs in Germany. She has played with such well-known musicians as Philip Hirshhorn, Dora Schwarzberg, Alexander Knyazev, Zachar Bron.
In 1998, Mrs. Dzektser toured several cities in the United States.
Inga Dzektser has been a jury member of the International “European Music Prize for Youth” competition in Linz, Austria. She has given master classes and concerts in Japan, Korea and Portugal. She has worked as an accompanist at the master class of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra’s quartet and is an official pianist of the International Lilpizer Violin competition in Gorizia, Italy and of the International David Oistrakh Violin competition in Odessa, Russia.
Mrs. Dzektser repertoire includes music of all styles.