|Alexander Oskolkov||Bass Clarinet.|
|Alexander Richter||Violin. First violin section in St. Petersburg Philharmonic.|
Piano. Graduated from the St. Petersburg Conservatoire with a Doctorate in Music in 1993, having studied piano with Oleg Malov and Eduard Bazanov. In 1992, she was invited to teach Solo Piano students in the Piano Department of the Conservatoire and continues in this position.
In 1997 Ms. Sandovskaya was a prizewinner of the German Gartof Stiftung Competition. In 2000, she won first prize for solo piano at the National Beethoven Competition in St. Petersburg, which was open to pianists worldwide.
Aside from her wide classical repertoire, Ms. Sandovskaya also specializes in the performance of contemporary music. She has participated in many contemporary music festivals, such as: "From Avant-garde to Today", "Sound Waves", and "Musical Spring" and "Sergey Oskolkov and his Friends" (St. Petersburg), "Art Genda" (Copenhagen), "Mozart and Modern" (Switzerland), "Simeon ten Holt" (Holland).
She has released several CDs. One contains her performance of Beethoven's "Hammerklavier" Sonata. Others contain her performances of compositions by the Russian composers, Ustvolskaya, Korolev and Izosimov. In South Korea, she recorded 12 instructional videos based on Beethoven's sonatas.
Ms. Sandovskaya has also recorded the complete piano works of the American composer, Irving Schlein.
She frequently performs in recitals and with orchestras. In St. Petersburg, she has performed with the Radio and TV Orchestra under Gorkkovenko, with the Orchestra of the Music College under Paulavitschus, with the Orchestra of the St. Petersburg Conservatory under Rybalko, with the Academia Orchestra under Yakubovsky, and with the Children's Philharmonic Orchestra under Bchirova and Gustin. She has also performed in The Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Ukraine and Belarus.
Oboe. Born 1970 in Shimkent, Kazakhstan.
Studied in St. Petersburg Conservatoire under V. Sobolev.
1994 - II prize winner at the all-Russian woodwind players competition, St. Petersburg.
Participates in the "5 corners" woodwind quintet.
|Alexander Shilo||Contrabass. Principal in the St. Petersburg Philharmonic.|
|Sandra Shinder||Violin. Born in 1968 in St. Petersburg.
Studied in St. Petersburg Conservatoire as a student and later as a post-graduate student under A. Kazarina.
In 1992-1993, studied in Frankfurt/Main High school for music and arts as a post-graduate student under E. Peinemann and L. Breit.
In 1993, worked at the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra.
Since 1990, concert-master of the Hermitage Orchestra of the Hermitage Academy of Music.
Frequently plays as a soloist in Russia and abroad.
1995 - Recorded W. A. Mozart's Konzertante Sinfonie with the Lithuanian Chamber orchestra (cond. S. Sondeckis) for Mazur Media.
|Alexander Stang||Violin. Professor at St.Petersburg Conservatory.|
|Denis Suchov||Clarinet. Principal of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic.|