ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Zoya Shuhatovich, piano

 

 

Steinway Artist Zoya Shuhatovich received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance from the Gorky State Conservatory, Russia with the highly regarded pianist and teacher Ilia Fridman, a pupil of the legendary piano teacher, Heinrich Neuhaus.

The same year after her graduation with distinction she was appointed to the faculty of the Gorky State Conservatory. Since then she has made several highly successful tours across the former Soviet Union, Europe both as soloist with orchestras as well as in recitals and chamber music concerts. She was also frequently featured in radio and television broadcasts.

Ms. Shuhatovich immigrated to the United States in 1993. From 1994 to 2001 she worked at the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston.
She made her New York debut in 1998, where she was invited to open the Chopin Festival with a solo recital. Since then she has performed in New York regularly. In April 2002 she performed for President Bill Clinton. In July 2005 Ms. Shuhatovich played a private recital for the members of the Spanish Royal Family. Her recitals are frequently transmitted on National Public Radio, Sirius™ Satellite Radio, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).

Zoya Shuhatovich has joined the distinguished ranks of Steinway Artists in 2007.
She has participated in the following major music festivals: Warsaw Autumn, Texas Music Festival, Shostakovich Festival, Bravo! Festival, Ramapo College Summer Festival, Neuhaus Piano Festival in Germany.

Zoya regularly performs with orchestras and plays solo recitals throughout the US, France (Paris), UK (London), Germany (Berlin, Stuttgart, Magdeburg, Essen, Rostock etc.), Russia (Moscow), Poland
(Warsaw), Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

In November 2010 she made her UK debut in London at St. Martin-in-the-Fields and played there again to standing ovations in December 2011. In the following years she appeared in London regularly, performing at such venues as St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Steinway Hall, Royal Over Seas League for the Rotary Club of London. In 2016-17 season she had four major performances in Europe – in London, Paris and Essen. Her 2018 season features three concerts in Paris, concerts in Berlin and Rostock and a debut solo recital in Rome.

Alla Aranovskaya, violin

 

 

Ms. AllaAranovskaya is a founding first violinist of the Grammy-nominated St.Petersburg String Quartet, and has been intensively touring throughout North America( she played in all 50 states), South America, Europe and Asia.
Her many honors include a Grammy nomination, “Best Record” in both Stereo Review and Gramophone magazines, and top prizes at several National and International chamber music competitions including Melbourne, Australia (1991); Tokyo, Japan (1989); Florence, Italy (1989), St. Petersburg, Russia (1987), Voronezh, Russia (1987).
As a soloist she was a prize winner of the All-Russian Violin Competition (1985).
The highlights of her career include performances at Lincoln Center, Library of Congress, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, London Wigmore Hall, Manchester Bridgewater Hall, Dublin National Concert Hall, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Great Hall and appearance at such festivals as Luzern (Switzerland), Schleswig-Holstein (Germany), MIMO (Brazil), Buxton (England), Fishguard (Wales), Music Mountain, Rockport, Mainly Mozart in San Diego and many more.
Ms. Aranovskaya has recently collaborated with such internationally renowned artists as Tatiana nikolaeva, Leon Fleisher, Michael Tree, Peter Donohoe, Misha Dichter, david shifrin,Olga Kern, Anton Nel, steven spooner, sandeep das, kinan azmeh and many others great musicians of the world.
Ms. Aranovskaya is also a founding member of the St. Petersburg Piano Quartet that debuted in New York in May 2014.
In the same 2014, Ms. Aranovskaya initiated a revival of one of the first violin competitions in the world; the Leopold Auer International Violin Competition in St. Petersburg, Russia. She’s been serving as a jury member of the competition since then.
Ms. Aranovskaya’s more than 30 years of teaching experience include professorships in St. Petersburg State Conservatory, Russia; Oberlin Conservatory, and Wichita State University, USA. Her students have won numerous prizes at national and international competitions. In addition, she regularly gives master classes and workshops around the world.
Before launching a chamber music career,
Ms. Aranovskaya was a member of the Mariinsky (Kirov) Theatre under the direction of Yuri Temirkanov and Valery Gergiev.

Ms. Aranovskaya received her education at the St. Petersburg State Conservatory and at the Rimsky-Korsakov Music College in St. Petersburg, Russia, where her primary teachers were Mark Komissarov, Wieniawsky Competition winner, and Vladimir Ovcharek, the first violinist of the Taneyev String Quartet.

 

MS.ARANOVSKAYA PLAYS ON FERDINANDO ALBERTI VIOLIN,MILANO,ITALY(1737)

 

                             Boris Vayner , viola

A native of Novosibirsk, Russia,Boris Vayner has been enjoying an international performing and conducting career. Since 2005, Boris Vayner has been the violist of the Grammy nominated St. Petersburg String Quartet, intensively touring throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia.
The highlights of his career include performances at such venues as Carnegie Hall, Library of Congress, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, London King’s Place, Dublin National Concert Hall, and St. Petersburg Philharmonic Great Hall,and appearance at such festivals as Luzerne (Switzerland), Schleswig-Holstein (Germany), MIMO (Brazil), Buxton (England), Fishguard (Wales), Music Mountain, Rockport, Mainly Mozart in San Diego and many more.
He has collaborated with such internationally renowned artists as Leon Fleisher, Michael Tree, Peter Donohoe, Anton Nel, and Misha Dichter.
Mr.Boris Vayner is also a member of the St. Petersburg Piano Quartet that debuted in New York in May 2014.
From 2011 till 2015, Mr.Boris Vayner was the founder and the director of the chamber orchestra comprised of students and professors of the Wichita State University, the Suprima Chamber Orchestra. The orchestra successfully performed at the St. Petersburg Conservatory festival in Russia in 2012 and at the Barge Music in New York in 2014.
In the spring 2013, Boris Vayner was invited by the Luther College, Decorah, IA to teach viola class and to direct the Luther College Philharmonic Orchestra.
He has recently guest conducted with the Hays Symphony Orchestra, Kansas, and the chamber orchestra of the Uspensky School for Gifted Children, Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Mr.Boris Vayner’s professional background includes Novosibirsk Music College, the St. Petersburg Conservatory, and the New England Conservatory, Boston, majoring in viola. Currently, he has been pursuing Doctoral Degree in conducting at the Conservatory of Music and Dance, University of Missouri, Kansas City.
As a solo violist, he was a prize winner of the Gartow Fund Competition in St.Petersburg (2002).
Besides performing, Boris is a successful arranger; his arrangement of Bach Chaconne for a string quartet was performed live on BBC 3 radio station in July 2012.
In Feb of 2018  Mr. Vayner got an Ass. Professor of Viola position at the University of Kansas, Lawrence.