Darya Borkovskaya
harpsichordist, professor at Moscow Conservatory
Darya Borkovskaya is the Third Prize-winner of the First Harpsichord Competition (St.Petersbourg, 2007) and the First Prize-winner of the International Festival "Musica Classica" (Ruza, 2017).
In 2002 she recorded Mozart and Chopin works for the Budapest Radio.
In 2005 she graduated with honors from the Faculty of historical and modern performing art of the Moscow Conservatory (modern piano in the class of Prof. Yuri Martynov, historical instruments in the class of Prof. Olga Martynova), from 2005 to 2008 did post-graduate studies at the Conservatory, making a research on the theme "Klavierkonzerte von Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach". From 2010 to 2012 Darya got an internship at the Conservatory by Prof. Olga Filippova (continuo, harpsichord) and from 2013 to 2015 - by Prof. Alexei Lubimov (hammerklavier).
Darya Borkovskaya took part in many masterclasses given by leading specialists in the field of ancient music and historically informed performance, such as Andreas Staier, Bob van Asperen, Christopher Stembridge and many others.
Since 2006 DArya Borkovsakaya has been working at the Faculty of historical and modern performing art of the Conservatory. Now she teaches there harpsichord, continuo playing and historical chamber ensemble.
Darya took part in a number of festivals in Russia and abroad, such as "Galleria dell'Accademia", "Villa I Tatti", "Museum di instrumenti antiqua" in Italy; in festivals "Feuerwerk of alternate clavirists" dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the Faculty, "Unknown Renaissance" (2013), "Experts and amateurs" ( to the 300th anniversary of C.Ph.E.Bach, 2014), "Misteria" (2010 -2016) and others.
Borkovskaya successfully co-operates with a lot of ensembles, such as "Orfarion", "Telemann Consort", "Villa Musica", "Time of Dance", "Madrigal", "Baroque Soloists" etc. In 2010 Darya organized an ancient music ensemble MUSICA TEMPORA that became very popular on Moscow concert stage.
Daria Gushcha
musician, dancer, actress
Performs musical concerts and take part in theatrical programs in the best halls of the world in a collaboration with outstanding musicians, actors, dancers and artists. Since 2010 she is a member of the concert and theater performing group "Time of dance" under the leadership of Natalia Kaydanovskaya, and as a member of the group participates in regular concert circles at the Moscow conservatory and many foreign projects.
She graduated from the School of Arts in piano and choreography classes, in 2000 the Academic Musical College at the Moscow State Conservatory named after P. Tchaikovsky (piano and organ). In 2007 she graduated with honors from the Faculty of Historical and Contemporary Performing Art of the Moscow Conservatory named after P. Tchaikovsky and then postgraduate study: piano by prof. Alexey Lyubimov, harpsichord and hammerclavier by prof. Olga Martynova.
She is a winner of the I Prize and Audience Award of the Competition of the Austrian Baroque Academy (Gmunden, 2004), of the International Competitions of Chamber Ensembles (Moscow, 1994, 1996, 2006) and many other Russian and international competitions and festivals. In 2006 she was honored to become the winner of the nominal prize Academie de Villecroze (France). In 2017 she won the l prize and a gold medal in the European Championship of Artistic Dance.
Apart from the performing practice she has a considerable teaching experience as a piano teacher and as a music teacher in the secondary school. In a collaborative work with children she teaching oneself to play various musical instruments — recorder, harp, guitar, piano accordion, percussion, Orff instruments.
Alexandra Koreneva
harpsichordist, professor at Moscow Conservatory
Alexandra Koreneva is a Russian harpsichordist and pianist, one of the brightest persons of the Moscow Conservatory, the creator of the popular Internet blog BAROQUE4YOU.
She finds a source of great inspiration in the Baroque music and the historical performing practice. Today all possible ways of performing are open for her: some of the world-famous musicians are among her friends, her recordings start coming with the most reviewed labels, such as Naïve, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi and Berlin Classics.
As many musical critics say, any piece of music becomes a theatre play in Koreneva's fingers. No sooner had the story begun, than the audience was captivated by the variety of characters, motifs with their peculiar individuality, scarcely noticeable in an «ordinary» performing.
Alexandra Koreneva willingly plays with a great number of soloists.
Alexandra is equally eager to play harpsichord and hammerklavier.
And she is a pianist as well, because "she never gave it up, she just has no time for it now". Among her remarkable stage partners are the flutists Erik Bosgraaf, Carsten Eckert and the famous American mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato. She participated in Joyce DiDonato's tour 2012-2015 all over Europe and Asia. Besides she is a constant participant of the ensembles Arsenale Sonoro and La Voce Strumentale.
Together with the violinist Boris Begelman and the Italian cellist Ludovico Minasi Alexandra recently recorded the violin sonatas of Telemann. The album was was highly valued by many European and American music-centered media.
Alexandra considers the tandem work with the academic musicians of the Moscow Soloists Chamber Ensemble on the baton of Yury Bashmet (performing Bach's Brandenburg Concerto №5) to be a unique and successful project.
In November 2016, Alexandra Koreneva started her new Facebook project — blogging about Baroque music at BAROQUE4YOU. In less than a year the blog has gathered more than 20.000 subscribers, has attracted big scale partners, and now it keeps moving forward at a stunning pace, unthinkable even for mass media!
Anna Kuchina
harpsichordist, organist, professor
Anna Kuchina graduated with honors from Moscow Conservatory, Faculty of historical and modern performing art, in 2005. Her teachers were Prof. Olga Martynova (harpsichord) and Alexei Parshin (organ). While studying at the Conservatory she took part in a number of master-classes given by such world-famous musicians as Trevor Pinnock, David Moroney, Christina Schornsheim and many others.
In 2004 she won the International Organ Competition Marcello Galanti (Italy) and later has been a member of jury of this competition.
In 2005 she has got a scholarship for traineeship in Accademia della Musica in Milano and studied organ there under the guidance of Prof.Lorenzo Ghielmi. She took part in a number of festivals in Italy, worked as an organist in St.Alessandro church in Milano.
Anna gave concerts a s a soloist as well as a member of various chamber ensembles in Russia, Italy, Germany, Belgium and England.
Since 2010 Anna is a soloist of the ensemble of ancient music "La Villa Barocca"/
Since 2012 she has been teaching harpsichord at the Gnessins' Moscow Specialized Music School for talented children.
Varvara Manukyan
pianist, harpsichordist
Elizaveta Miller
pianist, harpsichordist, professor at Moscow Conservatory
Alexandra Nepomnyashchaya
pianist, harpsichordist
Olga Pashchenko
pianist, harpsichordist, organist, professor
Professor at the Sweelinck Conservatorium van Amsterdam and Royal Conservatory of Ghent (since 2017)
From Bach and Beethoven on historical instruments to Ligeti on contemporary piano, Olga enjoys a busy and eclectic concert career as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. She is a regular guest at early and contemporary music festivals alike, including the Utrecht Early Music Festival where she was Artist in Residence in 2016, the Radio France Festival in Montpellier, the Festival Musiq'3 in Brussels, the fortepiano festivals of Amsterdam, the Maggio Musicale Florence and fortepiano series of Milan and Padua, AMUZ Antwerp, Concertgebouw Bruges and the Cité de la Musique in Paris where she made her debut in 2016. As a concerto soloist, Olga has performed with the Orchestra of the 18th Century, MusicAeterna with Teodor Currentzis, Meininger Hofkapelle, the Amsterdam Sinfonietta and with Alexei Lubimov and Collegium 1704 under Vaclav Luks at the Chopin Festival, Warsaw and at the RSO Festival, Helsinki with the Finnish Baroque Orchestra. Olga has been Hausmusikerin at the Beethoven-Haus in Bonn since 2012, where she gives regular recitals in the series Bongasse 20: music from Beethoven's time. Her chamber music partners include Alexander Melnikov, Evgeny Sviridov, Dmitry Sinkovsky and Erik Bosgraaf.
An exclusive recording artist for Alpha Classics, Olga has released several critically acclaimed recordings including "Transitions" — a mixed recital program of works by Dussek, Beethoven and Mendelssohn, an album of Beethoven Sonatas and most recently, an album of Dussek Concertos with Alexei Lubimov and the Finnish Baroque Orchestra as well as her performance of Debussy's own arrangement of La Mer for piano four hands with Alexander Melnikov on Harmonia Mundi.
Olga began her musical studies at the Gnessin School of Music with Tatiana Zelikman (piano) and Olga Martynova (harpsichord). She continued her studies at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory studying modern piano with Alexei Lubimov, harpsichord and hammerklavier with Olga Martynova, organ with Alexei Shmitov, before finishing her studies at the Conservatory of Amsterdam with Richard Egarr in 2014. She is prizewinner of 15 international competitions in different categories.

Maria Uspenskaya
harpsichordist, professor at Moscow Conservatory
Maria Uspenskaya is one of the most brilliant young generation clavier players in Russia. Her first piano teacher at Gnessins'school was I.Renova. Then Maria was graduated from the Moscow Conservatory where Maria attended the piano lessons of Prof. V. Ovchinnikov and Prof. A. Lubimov as well as the harpsichord lessons of Prof. O. Martynova. In 2003-2004 Maria studied courses in the Amsterdam Sweelinck Conservatory where she attended the harpsichord lessons of Prof. Bob van Asperen and the lessons of historical piano of Prof. Stanley Hoogland.
She was constantly improving her mastery attending the master-classes of the world-known musicians such as A. Staier, D. Moroney, C. Stembridge, B. van Oort, A. Schoonderwoerd, Z. Meniker, J. Schrape and P. Donohoe.Maria Uspenskaya is a prize winner of Oude Muziek, one of the most solid international contest in the field of Early music in Bruges, in two nominations at once, harpsichord and fortepino. She is also laureate of a whole range of the international contests in the piano nomination.
Maria Uspenskaya took part in the international festivals including J. S. Bach Festival in Köthen (Germany, 2001), Oleg Kagan Dedication (Moscow, 2001), I. Stravinsky Festival in Moscow (2002), Early Music Festivals in Utrecht (Netherlands, 2003) and Sopron (Hungary, 2005), Festivals in Helsinki (Finland, 2006), Festival Early Music in Saint-Petersburg (2006-2012), Festival of Early Music in Brejitse (Slovenia, 2008), Bach Festival in Dordrecht (Netherlands, 2010), Klavier Festival Ruhr (Germany, 2011).
Maria Uspenskaya is a many-sided musician. Her repertory includes the compositions of various styles and schools beginning from the Renaissance to twentieth century.
As the Performer she is highly creative and active with her solo and chamber concerts where she plays harpsichord, fortepiano and piano. Also, she is recorded by Russian radio and TV. Such outstanding musicians as Michael Chance, Paolo Pandolfo, Anatoly Grindenko, Jaap ter Linden, William Dongois, Alexey Lubimov, Mark Pekarsky, Dmitry Sinkovsky, Olga Martynova, Andrey Doinikov are amongst her creative companions.
Maria Uspenskaya is an author and organizer of the annual cycle of the concerts «The Epochs Edges» which has been started since 2003 in the halls of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. Since 2007 she has been lecturing at the Department of Historical and Contemporary Performing Art of the Moscow Conservatory. In the summer of 2010 Maria won the J. S. Bach contest in Leipzig, the harpsichord nomination.
Olga Filippova
harpsichordist, historical keyboards performer, musicologist, professor at Moscow Conservatory
Harpsichordist Olga Filippova has received double education at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory - first as a musicologist under Professor Yuri N. Kholopov and then as a performer on historical keyboard instruments under Prof. Olga Martynova. After graduation she also took a postgraduate course in musicology at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and a postgraduate course in harpsichord under Prof. Wolfgang Glüxam at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.
As a historical keyboards' player she took part in many international workshops including those by Jasper Christensen, Andreas Staier, Patrick Ayrton, Maria Leonhardt, Rachel Podger, Kris Verhelst, Bart van Oort, Ketil Haugsand and others. She was a participant and prize winner of a number of International competitions. In 2011 she received in ensemble with Maria Grokhotova (baroque violin) R. Weichlein Prize for the advancement of Austrian baroque music at one of the most significant early music competitions - Biber International Competition in St Florian, Austria, in 2012 became one of the winners of Dr. Robert und Lina Thyll-Dürr Foundation Award, Switzerland.
Since 1995 and up to 2000 she was a leader of Homo Ludens early music ensemble. Olga Filippova cooperates extensively with a number of Russian and European orchestras and ensembles.Her concert performances were broadcasted by Russian and Austrian TV and radio companies as well as radio of The Netherlands.
Olga released a CD "Favorites of the Baroque".
She played together wiер Alfredo Bernardini, Bob van Asperen, Alexei Lubimov, Alberto and Paolo Grazzi, Andrey Reshetin, Dmitry Sinkovsky, Paul Esswood, Steven Wallace, Simone Kermes, Carlos Mena, Deborah York. Her international festival appearances include, among others, Russian "Moscow Forum", J. S. Bach Festival in Tver, Festivals in Potsdam, Utrecht, Berlin, Frankfurt (Oder), Premio Bonporti Festival, J. S. Bach Music Festivals in Riga and chamber music festivals in Croatia and Poland.
Professor Olga Filippova currently teaches harpsichord and historical chamber ensemble at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory's Faculty of historical and contemporary performing art.
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