Pavel Eliashevich

Piano. Born in 1969 in St. Petersburg, Russia. First piano lessons at the age of six. Debut occurred a year later on the stage at Count Shuvalov Palace.

1984 - Graduated from music lycee and entered Rimsky-Korsakov College of Music in St. Petersburg; studied with Prof. Ljubov Busina and Prof. Irina Sharogradskaya. Took private lessons from Ljubov Pevzner and Prof. Vitali Berzon. Appeared in recitals, chamber concerts and with orchestras throughout the country.

1987 - Won two important national competitions (in Kaliningrad and Baku).

1988 - Graduated from the College "with highest honours" and entered the St. Petersburg State Conservatoire where he studied with Prof. Igor Lebedev, Russian star-pianist Prof. Vadim Monastirsky and with Prof. Tamara Fidler (Chamber ensemble). For several years, Mr. Eliashevich attended the Holland Music Sessions and other summer academies where he studied with Eugene Indjic (Piano), Tom Bollen (accompaniment), Colin Carr and Pascal Devoyon (Chamber Ensemble).

1989 - Won the Fourth Prize and "Alfa-Romeo" Special Award at the "Citta di Marsala" International Piano Competition in Italy.

1990 - Founded the famous Russian chamber ensemble, "Musica Da Camera".

1993 - Graduated from the Conservatoire "summa cum laude" and started international career.

As a solo pianist, and with "Musica Da Camera", Mr. Eliashevich toured many cities of Russia, Europe and the United States. He has appeared with orchestras and noted singers and instrumentalists in the best halls of St. Petersburg and abroad. He has also made several recordings for Russian Radio and TV companies.

In 1993, Mr. Eliashevich attained the position of Assistant Professor (Piano and Chamber Ensemble) at the Music Department of the Pedagogical University of Russia in St. Petersburg.

1994 - Iinvited as guest professor at the Arvika Conservatoire in Sweden.

1995 - Won International Richard Wagner Scholarship Competition in Bayreuth.

2000 (May) - Received "Best Pianist" Award at the International Schneider-Trnavsky Competition in Trnava (Slovakia). Participated in important festivals of Russian Art and Culture in Europe (Venice, Gütersloh and Rotterdam).

1998 - Documentary about St. Petersburg culture filmed by NHK-Japan TV. It received UNESCO Annual Award in New York.

"A pianist with great promise" ("Music Weekly")
"An undoubtedly gifted musician" (Prof. Lev Vlasenko, "Moscow Music Revue")
"Fantastic richness of colourful music palette, real wisdom of interpretation" ("Urals' Daily")

Address - P.O.Box 99, St. Petersburg 199034, Russia
Tel: + 7 (812) 323-0014
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"Die Flötistin Maria Lapina nahm sich ihrer mit warmem Ton und sicherem Stilgefühl an, galant begleitet von Pavel Eliaschevitsch, der aber auch - wo er durfte - kräftig zupacken konnte".

"Tiefempfundenes Pathos, aber auch zarteste Stimmungen des Rachmaninovschen "Elegischen Trios" wurden von Igor Bolotowski (Violine), Semen Kowarski (Violoncello) und Pavel Eliaschewitsch (Klavier) gefühlvoll nachgezeichnet".

"Absoluter Höhepunkt dieses ungewöhnlichen Konzertes, die erste Sonate für Violine und Klavier von Alfred Schnittke... Grossartig, wie Igor Bolotowski und Pavel Eliaschewitsch dieses Spektrum beherrschten - Hut ab!" ("Die Glocke")


"Pavel Eliaschewitsch am Piano begleitete sie mit ebenso eindrucksvoller Reife und brachte auch seine individuelle Linie mit in das Zusammenspiel mit seiner Partnerin ein" ("Westfallen-Blatt")


"Bolotowski, Kovarski und Eliaschewitsch vermittelten den düster-pathetischen Inhalt des Rachmaninovschen "Elegischen Trios" mit grosser emotionaler Hingabe" "Spätestens mit Schnittke's Sonate zeigten Igor Bolotowski und Pavel Eliaschewitsch die ganze Bandbreite ihres Könnens, die tiefe Vertrautheit mit der zeitgenössischen Musik verriet. Die klanglich zum Teil recht extreme Musik trugen sie mit bohrender Intensität vor" ("Neue Westfälische")

Victoria Evtodieva

Soprano. Victoria Evtodieva is a graduate of the St. Petersburg Conservatory. She is a laureate of many international vocal competitions, including the Endschede Chamber Music Competition in 1994 (First Prize), the Hannover Schostakovich Competition in 1997 (First Prize) and the Tchaikovsky Competition in 1998.

Ms. Evtodieva's repertoire covers almost five centuries of European and Russian music. On the one hand, Ms. Evtodieva is a soloist with Musica Antiqua Russica under the direction of Vladimir Shulyakovsky, which specializes in 16th-18th century music. On the other hand, she frequently performs contemporary works by Part, Kanchelli, Taverner, Kurtag and Desyatnikov.

As a regular guest of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Ms. Evtodieva has performed a wide range of cantatas, oratorios, opera and symphonic compositions by J.S. Bach, Handel, Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven and Verdi. She has been a regular guest of Gideon Kremer at his festival in Lockenhaus, Austria. She has also participated in contemporary music festivals in Belgium (Ars Musica), Russia (“From Avant Guarde up to now”), and in early music festivals in St. Petersburg, Moscow, Slovenia and Spain.

She has sung a number of title operatic roles at the St. Petersburg Conservatory Opera Studio (Iolanta in “Iolanta”, Margaret in “Faust”, Tatiana in “Eugene Onegin” and the Countess in “Le Nozze di Figaro”). Besides her concert career, Ms. Evtodieva also teaches chamber singing at the St. Petersburg Conservatory.