JASMINA KULAGLICH, piano
Born in Belgrade, Jasmina Kulaglich studied in the Belgrade National Music Conservatoire where she was unanimously awarded First
Prize. She also won the Grand Prize of the University of Arts and the City of Belgrade October Prize.
She then went on to study with Edith Fischer and Aquiles Delle Vigne (both disciples of Claudio Arrau) and later with Georgy Sebok.
Jasmina Kulaglich performs regularly in Europe: in Switzerland (Festival de la Radio Suisse Romande, the Blonay Festival, in Geneva, Lausanne and Neuchâtel), the UK (London), Italy (the Udine and Santo Giulio Festivals), and the Netherlands (Rotterdam, Leiden, the Noord Holland Festival).
In France she has played in Paris (Salle Gaveau, Salle Cortot, Musée Jacquemart André, Fondation Dosne Thiers), Lyon (the Pianissimes), the Fondation Cziffra, the Soirées Musicales in Riom, the Debussy Festival, the Concerts de Vollore, the Festival des Lacs d’Orient…
She is a soloist with the U.K. Symphony Orchestra, London, the Ensemble Symphonique de Paris, the Orchestre Romantique Européen and the Dyonisos Chamber Orchestra.
As a chamber music performer, she plays with the soloists of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Orchestre National de France, the Orchestre de Paris, and the Orchestre National d’Ile-de-France, as well as with members of the Quatuor Elysée and the Quatuor Almus (Spain).
She is a founder member of the Trio Botticelli and the Trio Bohème.
Her CD Byzantine Mosaic released under the NAXOS label has been played on Radio Classique (Francis Dresel), France Musique (Emilie Munera) and Radio Suisse Romande (Luc Terrapon).
LEV MASLOVSKY, violin
Lev Maslovsky started studying the violin at the age of six in his hometown (native city serait pas plus élégant ?) of Tbilisi. There he continued his musical education at the National Conservatoire under Konstantin Vardeli, a member of the Georgia Quartet, where he won First Prize. He continued his post-graduate studies and obtained his PhD in the same conservatoire.
Later on, he became first violin for the Moscow Tchaikovsky Quartet with whom he went on numerous international tours. As a passionate chamber music enthusiast, he was also a member of the Romantic Trio of the Moscow Philharmonic Society.
He has performed as a soloist and with chamber music groups, and tours with his various ensembles in Europe, Africa and Asia. Countries include Germany, Italy, the UK, France, Spain, Poland, Czech Republic, Japan, and South Korea.
Lev Maslovsky was appointed first violin of the Russian Cinematographic Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Sergei Skripka, and played solo with the Royal Symphony Orchestra of Morocco conducted by Oleg Reshetkin.
He frequently gives recitals with pianists such as Naum Shtarkman, Mikhail Voskresensky, Tigran Alikhanov, and Andrei Pisarev.
Lev Maslovsky also devotes his time to teaching. He is tenured violin professor at the Alfred Schnittke Music Academy in Moscow, and has been invited to give master classes in Spain, Japan and the UK.
IGOR KIRITCHENKO, cello
Born in Odessa (Ukraine) he studied at the Odessa, Moscow and Paris conservatoires, with Lev Evgrafov, Alain Meunier, Valentin Berlinsky (the Borodin Quartet) and Hatto Beyerle (Alban Berg Quartett).
After winning the International Cello Competition in Belgrade, he became a member of the Anton Quartet (1989-1995) with whom he won the Grand Prize in the Concours International d’Evian and the Jury Award in the International Press competition and the SACEM Special Prize, First Prize in the International Shostakovich Competition in Saint Petersburg and the Special Prize for the best performance of Russian music.
He has made numerous recordings for radio and television (TF1, FR3, FR Supervision), has released ten CDs and toured widely in France, Italy, Germany, Mexico, Belgium, Hungary, Russia, Finland, Morocco, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Switzerland and Japan.
He has performed in the most prestigious concert halls: Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Théâtre de la Ville and Salle Gaveau (Paris), Herkulessaal (Munich), Salle Verdi (Milan), Barbican Centre (London), Academia Santa Cecilia (Rome), and the Metropolitan Art Hall (Tokyo).
With the quartet he has been a guest with M. Rostropovich for the Prokofiev Festival and with S. Richter for the December Evenings Festival.
His chamber music partners have included Alain Meunier, Youri Bashmet, Michel Portal, Laurent Cabasso, the Borodin Quartet, Philippe Bianconi, Gérard Caussé, Emile Naoumov, Paul Meyer, Frank Braley, Hüseyin Sermet, Pascal Moragues, and the Manfred, Ravel and Debussy Quartets.
He is a founding member of the Quatuor Elysée, Trio Alta, Trio Arioso.