ABOUT THE ARTISTS

                            Oleg Poliansky, piano

Oleg Poliansky was born in Kiev in 1968, today’s Ukraine. He is a laureate of many international competitions, especially the International “Tchaikovsky Competition” 1998 in Moscow (Russia). In addition there are 1986 Tokyo (Japan), 1988 Montreal(Canada), 1997 “International Duo Competition in memoriam Christian Ferras and Pierre Barbizet” Marseille (France), 1999 “World Piano Competition” Cincinnati (USA) and 1998 and 2003 “Citta di Cantú” (Italy).

 

Mr. Poliansky has appeared in major international concert halls throughout his career and has performed as a soloist with renowned orchestras such as Moscow Soloists, Moscow Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, Novosibirsk Symphony Orchestra, Budapest Strings, Neue Philharmonie Westfalen, Sinfonietta Hungarica, National Orchestra of Malta and KBS National Radio Orchestra of Korea.

 

Oleg Poliansky is regular guest of international festivals such as Ruhr Piano Festival, Rheingau Music Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, The Next Generation (Dortmund), European Classical Music Festival Ruhr. Great Waterbury Summer Music Festival (Connecticut) .

 

As a chamber musician,  Mr. Poliansky played with  famous artists such as Pavel Gililov, Henry Sigfridsson, Pierre Amoyal, Sayaka Shoji, Mikhail Ovrutsky, Natasha Korsakova, Erik Schumann, Leticia Munoz-Moreno, Boris Pergamenschikow (†), Kirill Rodin, Lázsló Fenyö, Tatjana Vassilieva and Dmitri Sitkovetsky .

 

He made various recordings for various Russian and German radio stations WDR. In 2006, he presented a duo CD with Aulos Records with cellist Lázsló Fenyö.

 

Oleg Poliansky has also been living there since 1993 and has been teaching at the Cologne University of Music since 2007, majoring in piano.

 

                      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.