Maria Masycheva was born in Moscow into a family of professional musicians. From a very beginning she was surrounded by classical music and studying piano was quite a natural for her. Already at 9 she became a permanent soloist with the chamber orchestra Cantus Firms. During the school years her talent was supported by cultural foundations and scholarships, including the Ministry of Culture of Russia and the DAAD. After graduating from the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory and the Berlin University of Arts, she got many top prizes at the international competitions, including the Andorra, Sendai and Geneva competitions. In 2009 she became the first Russian winner in the last 20 years at the prestigious M.Long – J.Thibaud competition in Paris. After this victory Maria has played over 250 concerts worldwide. One of her highlights was the open air festival in France where Maria played with orchestra for 60.000 people in audience.
Maria’s phenomenal memory allows her to learn new pieces very fast and to prepare quickly diverse programs from baroque to the contemporary music. Maria has over 25 solo programs, including the first book of the Bach Well Tempered Clavier, and more than 30 concertos for piano with orchestra.
Maria regularly gives master classes and works in the jury of piano competitions. She is the piano faculty member at summer music academies in France and Finland.
Georgy Gromov is the graduate of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and the University of Arts Berlin. Amazingly versatile, he writes music, makes transcriptions for piano, performs as a pianist, conductor and takes part in jam sessions. A person of a vivid mind, he is interested in everything connected to the music – from ancient claviers to the sound engineering.
Georgy is the winner of 12 international competitions, including the the Grieg Competition in Norway, the Schumann Competition in Italy, and the Seoul International Music Competition – one of the biggest competitions in the musical world.
Georgy graduated with honors from the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory from the class of Elisso Virsaladze, and improved then his mastery in the Berlin University of Arts in the class of Klaus Hellwig.
In 2012 Georgy realized his dream to play all the 32 piano sonatas and all the works for cello and piano by Ludwig van Beethoven. This immense and very personal project was held with great success in Berlin. Now Georgy is invited to repeat his project in several european capitals and in Moscow.
Besides his concert activity, Georgy Gromov regularly gives master classes in Europe, Asia, Russia and South America and serves as a jury member at the international competitions.
After winning the important piano competitions Maria and Georgy got the possibility to meet and collaborate with wonderful artists at the festivals, and to perform with excellent orchestras: Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, KBS Orchestra, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. They play in the famous halls such as Berliner Philharmonie and Konzerthaus Berlin, the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Salle Cortot and Salle Gavot in Paris, Philharmonie de Monaco, Victoria Hall in Geneva, Seoul Arts Center. As a result of working with talented musicians and knowing from their own experience the advantages and shortcomings in the musical field, they came to the idea of creating this intercultural project.
Interconnect is an educational project which unites 3 closely interconnected directions. It appeals to the wide audience – from amateurs to professional musicians. These directions are music academy, lectures about music and concert series.
All three directions interact with each other: the themes of our lectures are illustrated by the concerts. The renowned artists play these concerts and give workshops at our academy. The most talented students of our academy get the possibility to meet and even to perform in the concert series together with famous artists.
Our goals are to attract interest to the culture and promote the cultural wealth and creativity. Our projects give a possibility to a wide audience to discover the musical world, to explore other cultures and to find connections between different kinds of art. They are made to unite people and create a cultural ecosystem without borders.
We want to unlock the creative potential of every human. We want to share the beauty and joy of the classical music. We want to keep and deliver really significant things to our children.
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